August 31 2011 01:44PM
Anytime you read about Canucks forward prospect Bill Sweatt, you'll hear some cliche about his one clear-cut, NHL-level skill - his speed. Though his defensive instincts, offensive skill and shot velocity are occasionally called out as "suspect" - no one debates the fact that Sweatt the younger can flat out fly. Now that I've met my "cliche about Bill Sweatt's skating ability quota," we can move on!
August 30 2011 01:10PM
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August 29 2011 02:44PM
Let's start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we'll use Kessel as an example because he's the star player in the world's largest hockey market and a frequent earner of criticism and praise from all ranges.
August 29 2011 02:29PM
Kevin Connauton, the lanky powerplay specialist with both Major Junior and NCAA experience to his name, had a moderate offensive breakout in Manitoba last season as a rookie. With 11 goals and 12 assists to his name as well as a shorthanded tally late in a playoff game against Lake Erie, the former AJHL, CCHA and WHL player had a pretty successful campaign scoring-wise as both a rookie and a defenseman in the AHL.
August 29 2011 12:36PM
Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season.
This is NationRadio. Enjoy!