Found January 23, 2013 on
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
If the Roberto Luongo to the Edmonton Oilers rumour was an ember, Tuesday's home opener was the can of diesel your brother-in-law leaves by the wood pile.
Acquiring Luongo never made a lick of sense to anyone in these parts, until, of course, the Edmonton Oilers played their home opener.
After 20 minutes of play the San Jose Sharks led 6-1, Devan Dubnyk had been thoroughly ventilated by Joe Thornton and his mates, and as the good citizens of Edmonton ate their cheap hamburgers and discounted beer, you could almost hear the intermission banter.
"Roberto Luongo, eh? Do you think…?"
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The Edmonton Oilers and the city have agreed to resurrect a deal to build a new downtown arena.
City councilors have voted to accept a cost-shared deal for a $480 million rink. After surrounding infrastructure is added in, the final bill will be $601 million.
The money will come from taxpayers, Oilers owner Daryl Katz and a ticket tax. The deal is still more than $100 million short...
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The weekend is over and the Canucks have started the season 0-1-1. Hit the panic button, right? While some people already have, I would imagine, it could have been a lot worse. Yes – I said that, despite being outscored 9-5 in regulation, it would have been a helluva lot worse.
Lets take a minute and pretend that this is October and the Canucks come...
The Vancouver Canucks are going with goalie Cory Schneider when they host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Schneider started Vancouver's season opener on Saturday against Anaheim, but was pulled after allowing five goals on 14 shots. Roberto Luongo played the rest of that game and then started the Canucks' 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton on Sunday.
Luongo, the Canucks'...
After an underwhelming opening weekend, the Vancouver Canucks are back in action against the Calgary Flames in what should be a good bet for their first win of the year.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (0-1-1) v Calgary Flames (0-2-0)
Venue: Rogers Arena
Time: 7:00 pm
TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040
Either the Calgary Flames or the Vancouver Canucks will leave Rogers...
Cory Schneider's first season as a No. 1 goalie in the NHL didn't get off to an ideal start.
He'll get a chance to bounce back along with the rest of the winless Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night against the visiting Calgary Flames, who are still seeking their first point.
Schneider started Vancouver's season opener Saturday against Anaheim, but was pulled after...
With the NHL finally showcasing the best the league has to offer on the ice instead of during contentious mediation sessions, the NHL’s notoriously dedicated and loyal fans for the most part have returned in droves. And not only regular folks like we common folks of the Joe Six-Pack and Jane Box-of-Wine ilk. We’re talking about the beautiful people: The stars of stage and screen...
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Zack Kassian scored in regulation and got the winner in the shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Kassian scored the decisive shootout goal by deking Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in the fifth round. Alex Burrows also scored in the shootout for Vancouver, and Cory Schneider secured the win by stopping Curtis Glencross...
The Edmonton Oilers found themselves on the short end of a killer first period by the San Jose Sharks in one of the nine games played Tuesday night. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk was shelled by the Sharks to the tune of 17 shots and six goals against in the first 20 minutes. Not surprisingly, the Oilers lost 6-3. Patrick Marleau posted his second consecutive two-goal game while Logan Couture...
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The shootout is a fickle beast. The glorified coin toss can be so random yet determines whether the 65 minutes prior was an effort good enough for a win or bad enough for a loss.
For the second straight game, the Canucks blew a 2-0 lead to an Albertan team and decided the game in a shootout. On Sunday, the Oilers “won” and panic...