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PGDB #3: Waiting On Kariya

The Vancouver Canucks will play their first road game of the playoffs tonight against St.Louis. Based on the post-game scrum (instigated by Kevin Bieksa’s stickwork), it should be a chippy affair, although that may well favour the Canucks (assuming that the referees stick to the laissez-faire approach they employed on Friday).

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PGDB#2: Discipline

The player above is Rick Rypien.  He had a poor game in the first match of this series; his line spent much of its time being pinned in their own end by the St. Louis Blues.  By my count he had only one good shift, where he was throwing his body around, but he left…

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UFA Options: Anaheim Ducks

UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. It starts with a look at the Anaheim Ducks. The Anaheim Ducks have five unrestricted free agents of note (this of course assumes that former NHL journeymen Josh Green and Eric Boguniecki are no longer…

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Thoughts on Game 1

I’ve never especially liked Steve Bernier.  He’s got a lot of talents that I’d normally associate with a hockey player; good size and grit, enough offense, not a terrible defensive game.  I have just never seen him as having a terribly high ceiling as a player.  Tonight, though, he was everything that was right about the…

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Predicting the East (updated)

Sheldon Souray may want a trade??? Who gives two squirts about the Eastern Conference Round 1 matchups when the sexiest man on Earth may want out of good ol’ our town? We just about had an eyeball pop out of our skull yesterday afternoon when that article got emailed into OilersNation Central Command ™.

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Predicting the West

What do you say when there is nothing to say? Fortunately the answer isn’t nothing. How fun would that be? No, instead we will overlook the fact that our favorite team has let us down – again – and that we will be faced with another playoffless playoffs – again.

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