Saturday, August 23, 2014

Three's a Crowd

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The Edmonton Oil Kings will have plenty of tough decisions to make over the next month as they try to assemble a team capable of making Memorial Cup defence.  GM Randy Hansch and head coach Steve Hamilton need to replace 7 members of that championship team, maybe 9, and a plethora of would-be rookies are vying for their attention as we speak.

One of the toughest choices the organization will have to make will be with the import department. Edgars Kulda and Mads Eller are forwards who would be welcomed back by the club and defenceman Marsel Ibragimov was just added at the end of June. 

However, CHL regulations state that a team can only have two imports on their roster so the Oil Kings could be facing a scenario that they really don't want to. 

After the jump, all of the possible outcomes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The PIPE-ies: Top Story

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, Tuesday night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and the voting for the winners has begun.

This is a category with a wide range in scope as some are feel good, uplifting moments while others are downright scary and much more serious.
After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Story from 2013-14.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

The PIPE-ies: Top Arena Atmosphere

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, Tuesday night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and the voting for the winners has begun.

This is a category most of us will have to bid on via reputation as not many have been able to see games in every venue in the running.
After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Arena Atmosphere during 2013-14. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The PIPE-ies: Top Single Game Performance

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Single Game Performance during 2013-14. There are some absolute beauties in contention, we'll tell you what they are and why they are worthy of consideration.

The PIPE-ies: Top Team

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Rookie during 2013-14 in their respective league and why they are worthy of consideration.

The PIPE-ies: Top Coach

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Coach during 2013-14 in their respective league and why they are worthy of consideration.

The PIPE-ies: Top Rookie

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Rookie during 2013-14 in their respective league and why they are worthy of consideration.

The PIPE-ies: Top Agitator

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Agitator in 2013-14 and why they made they are worthy of consideration. 

The PIPE-ies: Top Goalie

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

The 5 nominees for Top Goaltender in 2013-14 comes after the jump as does information on how you can vote for your choice.

The PIPE-ies: Top Defenceman

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After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.

After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Defenceman for 2013-14 and why they made the list of finalists.