Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Edmonton’ Category

Young but not restless, Edmonton Oilers regroup after two straight losses

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Albert Einstein was 26 when he published a paper titled Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content? So that's a good age to start leaving your mark on the world. It also just happens to be the average age of the Edmonton Oilers as the 2017-18 season gets underway, making them the fifth youngest team in NHL.

California wildfire gives Oilers great Grant Fuhr a scare

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr can thank a Good Samaritan for helping him, his wife, and former NFL star Sterling Sharpe get out of danger after a close call with a wildfire this week in California.

Edmonton Oilers needed Rocky Marciano, but got Rocky Balboa instead

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Paging Rocky Marciano. The Edmonton Oilers needed your knockout punch last night. They got Rocky Balboa instead, and punched themselves out.

Connor McDavid: ‘Could he possibly be faster than he was last year?’

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Rumours have been swirling that Oilers captain Connor McDavid could be even faster than last season. With three goals Wednesday night and some dazzling breakaway rushes, he puts the rumours to rest.

‘Travelling Jagrs’ dust off mullets for Czech superstar’s Alberta debut

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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The mullet-wearing fans of Jaromir Jagr are grooming for a new Alberta chapter in their hairy history.

Battle of Alberta has NHL young guns on both sides loaded and ready

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Some hockey fans view the Battle of Alberta like a modern-day Hatfields and McCoys, two rival clans forced to live in close proximity who, so the legend goes, hate each other’s guts. On Wednesday night, in the same building where it all started last year, the rivalry resumes.

Wayne Gretzky donates $99K to U of A Hospital brain centre campaign

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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The all-time leader in National Hockey League assists just made another — but this time, it was a monetary assist to push Edmonton to the forefront of neuroscience.

After boxer’s death, Edmonton mayor calls for provincial regulation of combative sports

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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As controversy continues to swirl around the death of boxer Tim Hague, Edmonton’s mayor wants to sever the city’s regulatory responsibilities for combative sports.

City, combative sports commission to hire outside investigator into death of Edmonton MMA fighter

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission and city administrators plan to work together to hire a third-party to investigate the death of an MMA fighter at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Oilers’ Connor McDavid signs 8-year deal averaging $12.5M per season

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers are expected to make Connor McDavid the highest paid player in the NHL at a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday.