Robin Brownlee
November 06 2011 09:44PM

Former Edmonton Oiler Georges Laraque doesn't name names, but the retired tough guy says the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs was not uncommon during his time in the NHL.

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Nation Network Hockey Pool: November 6th Edition

Jonathan Willis
November 06 2011 06:09PM

After the jump, this week’s Nation Network Hockey Pool standings.

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November 06 2011 11:57AM

Its a real Canadian edition of NationRadio this week with Prime Minister John A. Lowetide. The slow starting Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets all get their moment addressing the assembly this week.

Its NationRadio.

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Three goalie controversies worth following

Cam Charron
November 06 2011 10:05AM


There has been a lot of talk in Vancouver recently about goaltenders and whether Roberto Luongo is the right guy to carry this team. But early in the season, this is a narrative that carries across many hockey markets, and, valid or not, the play of a goaltender is one that dominates headlines as the goalie is the most important player on the team. Here are three goalie controversies that bear slightly more weight than the Luongo/Cory Schneider discussions, and may have stronger repurcussions repercussions as well.

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Not As Bad As Columbus - Oh, Wait.

JP Nikota
November 05 2011 08:35PM

Let's hope that losing 6-2 a few weeks ago, and 7-0 tonight to the Boston Bruins prompts some kind of change in strategy from Wilson and his players going forward. Like, playing hockey, as opposed to not.

To be honest, the Leafs didn't play an awful first period. Yes, the penalty kill looked weak as Tyler Seguin scored his first of three (sigh), but the Leafs had a couple good chances, and wound up out-shooting the B's 7-5. A 1-0 deficit going into the second period obviously wasn't good, but after the Leafs' 6-2 loss the last time these two teams met, it was a lot more palatable.

The fact that the Leafs were able to stay off the PK for the rest of the game is about the best thing that could be said, tonight.

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