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Staples: Oilers should go for Horton, but "no way" Florida gets top pick


From the Edmonton Journal's David Staples: "Would you trade Nathan Horton, Stephen Weiss and Cam Fowler for Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?" Yet another angle on the top three...and what to do with them. BTW: I think that deal flies with Edmonton, but it is a lot to give up.

Penner an Expert on the PK, David Staples Makes The Case


Staples wades into Gabe Desjardins' microstats to say that Dustin Penner has become a horse on the penalty kill.

Defensive Zone Faceoffs: How Much Do They Matter?


How much do defensive zone draws matter? A fari bit, as it turns out.

David Staples and Peter Adler


Staples takes quite a bit of grief around the Oilersphere, and while I don't always agree with him he and Peter Adler have been on a tear recently over at Cult of Hockey. Well worth reading, IMO.

Newspapers vs. Blogs


David Staples over at Cult of Hockey makes reference today to a John MacKinnon article about the differing roles of the mainstream media and that of blogs. Both articles are interesting reads, as...

A Post for David Staples


So, after reading David Staples latest post at Cult of Hockey, I felt a little bad for him. That's an ugly trial he's covering, and to make matters worse I went and basically said "Ladislav Smid...

Oh, Right, The Error


David Staples over at Cult of Hockey is known for a few things around the Oilersphere. He's known for coming up with alliterative nicknames for Oilers' players ("the Flying Fridge" and "Mean Matt...

Quick, Somebody Tell Robert The Bad News


That fellow who covers the Edmonton Oilers from home, David Staples, was right when he said that the Edmonton Oilers were interested in Jaromir Jagr. Turns out that the Oilers and Avangard Omsk...

Pitkanen not "Cup Worthy" ?


David Staples of the Edmonton Journal recently wrote an interesting article singing the praises of the trade which sent Joni Pitkanen to the Hurricanes in exchange for the services of Erik Cole. ...

Smyth contract scary


According to both P. Daddy and David Staples (Edmonton Oilers writer). I understand Mr. Staples might be feeling a little sad to see his old captain in a unipron, but Wyshnysky aught to know the Avs have made far worse Free agent signings the last year. I admit I was a little scared last season when he wasn't performing, but this season he's the real deal. Conclusion: Jealousy is an ugly colour.

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