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Paying For Autographs

from the CP via the Globe and Mail,

Hockey fans at a sports collectibles show say they were stunned to learn that autographs at a table featuring Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano of the Edmonton Oilers cost $25….

It wasn’t clear where the money was going, but the Edmonton Sun reported that several people working the event who didn’t want to be identified confirmed that it wasn’t for charity….

Cogliano said the signing was part of his contract with AJ Sportsworld, but declined to comment further after being told not to talk to media.

Gagner, looking at the table in front of him and slumping his shoulders when asked why they’re charging fans, declined to answer.

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Blogger Booted

from Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports,

In what had been a latent war, muted by slow gains for alternative media and muffled by gimmicks like the New York Islanders’ Blog Box, David Berry is the hockey blogging equivalent of Joe the Plumber—a conversational pivot for a renewed debate.

In the process, he’s shown that the Oilers are embarrassingly behind the times when it comes to new-media acceptance. The times, in this case, being circa 1999.

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Why is it some NHL teams get it and others just don’t?  Maybe if they took the time out to try to understand what bloggers actually do, they would be much more receptive instead of always looking over the shoulder of a blogger.

added 7:34am, Mirtle chimes in too…

At some point, the designations become pretty unclear. If I was in the Oilers press box on an assignment for the newspaper and happened to post a little ‘how do you do’ on this site, would that be allowed? Is blogging on Oilers Nation if you’re already in the media circle okay?

added 7:38am, from Ted’s Take,

The NHL needs a big tent when it comes to coverage. We need to embrace new media and be the leaders in developing affiliates and a network that talks about our sport, our teams and our players.

 

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Game Changing Hit

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

Their engines stalled during the national anthem and it was nothing but cough and sputter for the first 35 minutes.

Then a 265-pound spark plug changed everything.

With the Oilers down 2-0, newly-acquired super heavyweight Steve MacIntyre plastered Calgary’s Dustin Boyd into the end boards, essentially turning him into a rinkboard advertisement, then beat up the guy who came to his rescue, Brandon Prust, sparking a three-goal rally that buried the Flames in a sea of Oiler energy.

more and watch the hit below…

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Rookie Goalie Earns His First Win

from Robet Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

It was a move that seemed a little odd, throwing a raw rookie into the first chapter of the Battle of Alberta on the road, but maybe it wasn’t when you consider that Drouin-Deslauriers stopped 43 out of 47 shots in his last preseason game here.

So, out of the frying pan and into the Flames, he went.

“They showed ... appreciation to put me in a great rivalry, Edmonton and Calgary,” said Drouin-Deslauriers, struggling to find the right word in English.

“It’s always something special, your first NHL start. Preseason is something, but the regular season is something very different.”

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Flames Not Happy With How The Game Was Called

from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,

Head coach Mike Keenan’s stick was up high in the post-game presser, though. He was calm, but obviously upset about the lopsided calls.

“The question is, ‘Are they warranted,’ and then the next question is, ‘Are they penalty free for 40 minutes, the opposition, because that’s how the assessment was made,” said Keenan.

“I look down here,” he added, looking down at the game sheet, “and we’ve got four hooking penalties and they have none. I would say you would be hard-pressed to say they never took a hooking penalty tonight.”

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After Eight Years In The Minors, MacIntyre Gets His Shot

from Robert Tychkowsky of the Edmonton Sun,

Steve MacIntyre has been waiting his whole life for this game.

He rode a lot of buses, jammed his six-foot-six frame into a lot of commercial airplane seats and traded punches with more hungry tough guys than he cares to remember for this chance.

So, while most people wouldn’t consider a road tilt in Anaheim and a possible fight with George Parros to be the best day ever, it’s going to rank right up there for the big-hearted 28-year-old.

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Roloson Knows He Is In A Backup Role

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

So Roloson knows what he is these days. He’ll even admit it: “Insurance.”

He’s not complaining, or trying to make waves. He’s just a guy who has been around hockey long enough that he doesn’t need a gypsy to read the cards being dealt at Oilers camp this fall.

His mandate?

“Don’t let them put you in a spot to be the backup,” Roloson said on Wednesday. “Do whatever you can do to prove that you can play, that you want to play. That’s all I can do: take advantage of the playing time that they’re giving me, and do the best that I can.”

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Dustin Penner’s Prank

Dan Tencer of 630 CHED is in Jasper this week as the Oilers prepare for the start of the season.  And it sounds like they’re having some fun out there, too…

The regular season hasn’t even started yet and already Dustin Penner has pulled off what will likely be the most successful prank of the season. Last night, as the Oilers players and staff settled into their rooms at Jasper Park Lodge, Penner was busy getting dressed up in the scary mask from the “Saw” horror movie series. He went from room to room knocking on doors and scaring his teammates when they opened up. Ethan Moreau ended up with a choke hold on him and Kyle Brodziak nearly destroyed his own computer while attempting what Penner called “the flying crane” ninja move. Penner told me “this is just the tip of the iceberg”.

Here’s the story on audio, as told by the Oilers themselves. Great stuff. smile

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  Tags: dustin+penner, ethan+moreau, kyle+brodziak

All Steve Tambellini

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

There was a changing of the guard over the summer, with 50-year-old Steve Tambellini stepping into Kevin Lowe’s shoes as the Edmonton Oilers general manager….

Q: Your last NHL playing days were in Vancouver. How did you get into management?

A: At the time, I was going back and forth between playing in Europe and if I was quitting, I thought I’d end up in private business, because the opportunities in the National Hockey League or pro sport are very limited. But (Canucks GM) Pat Quinn called me and asked if I’d join the club.

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Oilers Go Back In Time

from the Edmonton Oilers,

“It’s terrific that the original uniform is being brought back and celebrated.  All of the things we take so much pride in today were accomplished in that uniform and I think fans deserve to see their team and especially their favorite players on this year’s team in those colors” said Kevin Lowe, Oilers President of Hockey Operations.

read on and watch the video of the Oilers sweater unveiling below…

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