Nation Radio - April 28, 2012

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.

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Jarome Iginla Trade Scenarios Open Thread

Kent Wilson
April 28 2012 11:30AM



The idea of trading Jarome Iginla has been kicked around and debated for years. This thread is not to discuss the potential merits or possibility of such a move however - merely to establish what readers and fans would consider a good, realistic return for the Flames captain if he was hypothetically dealt this summer.

As such, I'd like everyone to add their ideal (but still plausible) package in the comment section. Meaning, let's avoid suggestions Iggy should be dealt for Giroux, Crosby or Malkin. If everyone sticks to at least semi-realistic scenarios, we can maybe construct an "average" potential return out of all the suggestions.

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Playoff Picks: Round 2

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 11:11AM

Remember Maggie the Macaque? I guarantee the TSN panel in 2006 does.

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Why An Amnesty Clause Makes Sense

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 08:26AM

Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear.

That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA eventually get together and work out the next collective bargaining agreement.

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The Kids Are Alright - Prospects Update

Kent Wilson
April 27 2012 03:07PM



For those unaware, some Flames futures are having themselves a nice spring so far. The Abbotsford Heat managed to sweep their opening series over the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0 while the Portland Winterhawks advanced to the WHL finals by beating the Tri-City Americans.

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