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Twenty-five games into the 2011-2012 season, Oilers winger Magnus Paajarvi was in trouble. Following a 34-point campaign in 2010-2011, Paajarvi had apparently fallen off a ledge, and had no goals and just three points through 25 games. He was also a minus-2 while seeing his time on ice decrease over three minutes from the previous season.The Oilers made the decision to send him down to the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons to find his edge again. Paajarvi understood the reasoning behind the move perfectly. "I'm actually not too sad about it. I want to play a lot. It's important I play a lot," Paajarvi said in December after the news broke. "I really feel like this is going to benefit me. Hopefully, I can come back even stronger. Hopefully, I can be back here soon."With his demotion, Paajarvi went from a team that is now 16-22-3 to one that currently leads the AHL's West Division with a 23-10-4 record. Paajarvi got a chance to play top-six minutes and get...
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Las Vegas in the olden days must have been something else. The NHL will be expanding soon, 2 more teams are required to make things work. Among the possible cities are Toronto 2.0, Quebec City, Las Vegas, Seattle, Kansas City. The old KC Scouts are in town tonight.Steve Tambellini could help this team by adding a veteran defenseman now. I understand the hope is that Ryan Whitney...
Although they haven’t played a game since Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers have been busy. The team has recalled players from the farm team to fill in roster holes left by injured players and are clearly looking forward with their current roster, deciding who should stay and who should go ahead of the NHL trade deadline next month.
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The results are back, and better than expected for Oilers’ winger Jordan Eberle. Eberle who is the team points leader. Eberle is expected to miss 2-3 weeks in what is being referred to as a sprained knee.
“It’s never a good time for an injury, but I’m going to focus on getting healthy and getting back to the lineup as soon as I can.” Eberle told the Oilers. While the...
When news leaked that Ryan Smyth had asked for a trade home to Edmonton, Oilers fans immediately thought back to Chris Pronger’s trade request and felt that finally hockey karma was making things right. They knew that Los Angeles King’s GM Dean Lombardi was in a difficult situation, but that this was an easy trade for Oilers’ GM Steve Tambellini where the Oilers could make...
from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal, Mark Spector of Sportsnet and the Team 1260 had Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi on his radio show this afternoon.
The top of Lombardi’s complaint about the Oilers trading him an injured Colin Fraser for Ryan Smyth this past July came up.
“I apologize to Edmonton, and the NHL. I was wrong, the way I handled that,” Lombardi told...
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (photo by Andy Devlin / EOHC)
Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been selected to attend the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend...
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
COMING SOON: IN FOCUS
RAW: Renney Tuesday
PRACTICE: Corey Potter
Kevin Smith seems to do a little bit of everything in Hollywood; he’s an actor, writer, director, producer and huge hockey fan.
Smith’s favourite teams are the the New Jersey Devils and the Edmonton Oilers. Tonight, the New Jersey Devils are playing in Edmonton and so Kevin Smith teamed up with the Oilers to hold a movie contest to watch the game and spend time with Kevin Smith...
Match-up- Devils (23-17-2 - 48 points) @ Oilers (16-22-3 - 35 points)
TV - TSN, MSG Plus (HD)
Puck drop - 9:00 PM ET
Last 10: New Jersey 5-4-1 / Edmonton - 2-8-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs Nikolai Khabibulin (EDM)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Edmonton - 2.68 / 2.83
New Jersey - 2.60 / 2.90
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage...
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
IN FOCUS: RNH All-Star
RAW: Renney Thursday
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Oilers Injury Report
Current Line C...
With two-thirds of the Oilers' Lottery Line on the shelf with injury, the Edmonton Oilers, long compilers of young talent thanks to a five-year playoff absence, are turning to another youngster to help fill the void.
Johan Hedberg vs. Nikolai Khabibulin