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The Edmonton Oilers - Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

By Sushami Pomerleau-Piquette

For the first time in over a dozen years (a decade, not a dozen), the Edmonton Oilers are poised to finally make an appearance in the post-season. 1,238 more words

Edmonton

Roy Finally Shows Up as He Backstops 15th-seeded '95-'96 Avs to 3-2 Win in Game 3 Over 6th-seeded '82-'83 Oilers

The 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers were able to score very early on in Game 3 here and looked like maybe this could be another early offensive onslaught for the powerful Oilers. 385 more words

Ultimate NHL Playoff

Jack Todd: If only Gretzky could teach Emelin about decision-making under pressure

On the surface, Wayne Gretzky and Alexei Emelin have almost nothing in common except that they both play hockey.

Gretzky is, with Bobby Orr, one of the two greatest players in the history of the game. 862 more words

Sports

Wayne Gretzky vs. a dynasty: How a 1-through-16 playoff format produced one of hockey’s most electric series

This NHL season has exposed a deep flaw in the current playoff format: It can punish good teams for being good. Or, more specifically, it punishes them for playing near other good teams. 876 more words

Sports

Comparing hockey culture in the U.S. and Canada

Hockey is in Dante Thorn’s blood.

“I was born into hockey. I probably had a stick in my hand as soon as I could hold it and was skating at the age of two,” Thorn, the son of two Toronto natives said. 882 more words

Hockey

Gretzky Pinot Grigio surprisingly affordable for vanity label

Wine is as much subject to consumer fickleness as pop music or haute couture. As surely as hemlines go up and down, so do wines go in and out of fashion. 573 more words

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