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Edmonton hockey product unveils app to rate agents and coaches

Every guy hopes to be a game-changer. He continues to chase his National Hockey League dream, but Calgary Flames farmhand Josh Healey figures he might accomplish exactly that with an app he created that allows players to anonymously review their agents and coaches. Healey’s baby, The Sports Aux,...

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Oilers’ Benson in very select AHL rookie company

Tyler Benson is more concerned with the Battle of the Birds — Bakersfield Condors vs Colorado Eagles — in the first-round of the AHL playoffs, but his first pro regular-season was a dandy. His 66 points in 68 games was second among AHL rookies this year with five-foot-nine, 167-pound Syracuse...

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Oilers’ Tyler Benson went from suspect to top prospect in one year of pro hockey

After one pro season, any question marks are now exclamation points around Edmonton Oilers top prospect Tyler Benson. He’s gone from: “God, we hope he can stay healthy,” to: “He looks like he could be a top-nine NHL forward soon.” This is what happens on the hockey carousel with a...

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Raidy to Rumble: Prince Albert set to face Oil Kings in WHL semis

In this day and age of video review and scouting reports available in the Western Hockey League, it’s almost unthinkable for a team to get through an entire regular-season schedule with just 10 regulation losses. Somewhere along the way, some team probably should have figured out some sort of...

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Hicks’ Weekly Dish: The king of the green onion cake is back

The Green Onion Cake Man 9312-118 Ave. no website, no phone no delivery service (take-out counter at the restaurant) 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday) Green Onion Cakes: 4.5 of 5 Suns Rest of Food: 3.5 of 5 Suns Ambience:  3.5 of 5 Suns Service: 4 of 5 Suns Dinner for two […]

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Chef Paul’s Kitchen: Can’t Go Wrong With Burgers & Fries!

Well the cat is out of the bag. After three and a half years of slugging it out at Workshop I figured I was getting just enough of my life back that it was time to take on another crazy project. For the past nine months or so I had been weighing the pros and […]

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Are you ready to wait for a winner to be declared in Tuesday’s election until Thursday or Friday? Or maybe even Saturday? One of Elections Alberta’s new innovations this time around has been Vote Anywhere. During advanced polling, an eligible voter could cast a ballot at a polling station in any...

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SIMPLE CHOICE Thanks to Rachel Notley, I found it quite easy to decide who to vote for in our upcoming election. Her incessant and spiteful attacks on Jason Kenney told me three crucial things: One, she is obviously so convinced that Kenney and his policies are clearly resonating with Alberta voters...

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Why are the Calgary Flames so far ahead of the Edmonton Oilers?

It was 2013-14 and the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were both in a terrible place. The Oilers had missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season since losing Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup final. The Flames had missed the playoffs five years in a row and hadn’t won a playoff series...

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Calgary GM Brad Treliving provides inside look at Flames master plan

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t the only ones interviewing general managers. Postmedia is, too. We spoke with Flames GM Brad Treliving recently to get a sense of how Calgary managed to transform itself from a struggling fringe team into one of the stronger organizations in the NHL. Here’s some...

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JONES: Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer left cushy NHL assistant gig to take over unknown junior crew

When he took the job, it looked like Brad Lauer had left a team that was likely to win a Stanley Cup ring this spring for one that was going to be out of the playoffs. For the past three years, he’d been an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including last year’s 113-point […]

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Edmonton Oil Kings up for the challenge against Prince Albert Raiders

The Edmonton Oil Kings are well aware of the challenge in front of them in the form of the Prince Albert Raiders. One of the top-ranked teams in the CHL for the duration of the Western Hockey League regular season, the Raiders were the clear favourites to win the league and contend for the Memorial...

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As expected, Eastern Conference road to WHL finals runs through Prince Albert

The first rule of Fight Club apparently also extends to the top club in the Western Hockey League playoffs: You don’t talk about it. So anyone looking for the secret to the unmitigated success earned by the first-place Prince Albert Raiders on their way to a 54-10-2-2 record – a whopping .824...

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Edmonton Oil Kings eyeing at least a split heading to Prince Albert

The Edmonton Oil Kings had home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but will start on the road against the Prince Albert Raiders. That may be a good thing for the Oil Kings, who looked nervous in their series openers against the Medicine Hat Tigers and...

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Prince Albert Raiders came pre-loaded for long playoff run

Don’t mess with a good thing. If there is one thing to learn from the Prince Albert Raiders rise through the WHL’s ranks this year, that’s been the message. The first-place team, with just 10 regulation losses against them, are challenging the idea of junior hockey teams having to mortgage...

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