Strombabble: Oilers Tease a "Wow Factor" Trade for a Goalie, While Leafs Brass Visit the Valley

Thomas Drance
November 02 2012 08:33AM


Luongo-to-Edmonton trade chatter has heated up over the past two months.
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Over the past few months as we've been strombabbling about Roberto Luongo's future, the star goaltender has been laughing at us on Twitter (well, not us specifically, but he's certainly been having fun with the speculation). On Halloween he dressed up as an Edmonton Oilers goaltender (probably his childhood hero Grant Fuhr) and tweeted a photo of it, causing mostly laughter.

But the laughing stopped when Kevin Lowe addressed the Edmonton Oilers' trade posture, throwing gasoline on the "Wow Factor" trade rumour that was floated earlier in the week by team employee Bob Stauffer. Certainly the Oilers appear to be a team interested in improving their roster by using the trade market (that sound you heard was a million Oilers fans, all crying out at once in worry), and sound willing to spend in order to shore up their situation in goal.

Read on past the jump.

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Headshots November 1st

Dimitri Filipovic
November 01 2012 03:12PM

 

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you have written a blogposted, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Alternate Reality: The Victor Hedman Trade

Jeff Angus
November 01 2012 01:04PM

 

The latest alternative reality rewinds the clock back to 2009, and the NHL Draft, in particular. A rumor surfaced that the Canucks were prepared to make a significant offer to Tampa Bay for the 2nd overall pick, and then use the pick on Swedish sensation Victor Hedman. What would have happened if things unfolded differently?

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Catching Up With Rising Star Frank(ie?) Corrado

Dimitri Filipovic
November 01 2012 11:15AM

Back in June, I was fortunate enough to chat with Vancouver Canucks prospect Frank Corrado. He had just come off a strong season for the Sudbury Wolves (being nominated for best OHL defenseman along the way).

Things couldn't get better for the young blueliner, right? Wrong. After our chat, he was named the 7th best prospect by Canucks Army this summer. And he was then named the Captain of the Wolves. I can't decide which one holds more clout and I'm sure he feels the same way. He has rewarded the Wolves by posting prolific numbers while shouldering most of the "heavy lifting." In fact, he recently decided that shutting down Niagara's best players wasn't enough, so he tacked on 5 assists of his own.

I figured now was as good a time as any to catch up with Corrado, and see what he's up to. Other than crushing the souls of his opponents in the Ontario Hockey League, of course.

Read Past the Jump for the Chat with Corrado.

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NILAN: I'M BACK ON MY FEET

Jason Gregor
November 01 2012 10:53AM

The Last Gladiators is a documentary about hockey, but it focuses mainly on former NHLer Chris Nilan. The film is honest, funny, realistic and heartbreaking. Nilan talks openly about his career, his drug and alcohol addiction as well as his upbringing with an abusive father. Check your local listings to see where it is playing in your area.

There was an advance screening in Edmonton a few weeks back and after I mediated a Q and A with Nilan and the audience he agreed to do an interview about the movie. He was just as candid in the interview as he was in the movie. I didn't omit any of his responses and the following interview is just a small sample of what you'll see in theatres.

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