April 29 2012 10:51AM
With Lowetide engaging in a hot air balloon race around the world this weekend (the queen herself shall drop the checkered flag!), OilersNation's own Robin Brownlee took the wheel in LT's stead. Joining him this Saturday were all manner of characters and celebrities, including David Staples, Jason Gregor and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney. Mr. Brownlee is also the Nation's record holder for
banning trolls engaging commenters in lively debate, so give a listen as he braves listener/reader calls and emails.
This is Nation Radio.
Jason Gregor of the Jason Gregor show (and, of course, OilersNation) is Robin's first guest. They talk Oilers GM and coaching issues, including new candidates should the team choose not to retain Tom Renney. The draft is also discussed.
Next up is Edmonton defender Ryan Whitney. The Oilers season in review, injuries and emerging leaders on the club are the topics. Eberle, Hall and The Nuge get some attention as well.
For part three, Robin wanders into the dark forest of listener interaction. Your calls and emails set the topics.
Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province calls in to go over the Canucks upset in round one, as well as resultant GM, coach and player issues. The possibility of a Luongo trade is discussed as well.
Robin's final guest this week is David Staples of the Edmonton Journal. Tom Renney and the new arena are the two cherries on this hockey talk sundae.
Finally, Robin takes more emails and calls to wrap things up.
The full show.