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Rambunctious Edmonton Oiler winger Ben Eager has been waived and dispatched to the minors and the team’s new muscle Steve MacIntyre has a knee injury. So if the Vancouver Canucks are wondering who might be coming after them Saturday night his name is Luke Gazdic.
“I know absolutely nothing about him” said Canuck winger Dale Weise a possible target after his hit to the head of Oiler star Taylor Hall during a pre-season game two weeks ago.
On the same night Zack Kassian broke Sam Gagner’s jaw with a reckless high stick and he’ll be serving game five Saturday of an eight-game suspension. Weise was slapped with a three-game suspension that has been completed.
So Gazdic? Here is the scouting report on him: he is 24 from Toronto listed at 6-3 and 240 pounds and routinely picks up more than 100 penalty minutes wherever he plays.
In his one and only NHL game — the Oilers’ 5-4 loss Tuesday to Winnipeg — Gazdic finished one assist short of a Gordie Howe hat trick. He scored in the first p...
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He has been referred to as the Big Easy because Devan Dubnyk has the ability to let go of a bad goal.
Even his new head coach expects that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender won’t worry about his last bad game.
But the goalie in question admitted on Thursday when the Oilers returned to the rink that he didn’t completely forget about everything.
“It is one game and you do have...
The Edmonton Oilers feared that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would miss the first month of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Instead, he will return to action Monday against the New Jersey Devils.With center Sam Gagner sidelined for several more weeks with a broken jaw and Taylor Hall forced to play center in a makeshift line-up, this is very good news for the Men of Oil...
On Sunday the Oilers sent Ryan Hamilton to the Oklahoma City Barons. And as of this afternoon they've recalled him. If he's anything like me (unbelievably lazy) then he probably hadn't even bothered to unpack his suitcase quite yet.
It's been a busy couple of days for the Oilers in terms of roster moves. Ben Eager was placed on waivers Wednesdayand cleared the next...
After his last practice as an auxiliary part a routine Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has endured for a couple of weeks Edmonton Oilers teammate Ryan Smyth delivered a couple of sprightly checks.
The star centre will return to the lineup on Monday when the Oilers host the New Jersey Devils at Rexall Place.
“Yeah a couple of guys were giving it to me just to see how it felt” said Nugent...
Devan Dubnyk tries not to let too many things bother him.
He’s known around Edmonton Oilers media circles as ‘The Big Easy’ for a reason.
Yet the Oilers goaltender is not ready to just shrug off a disappointing season-opener against the Winnipeg Jets knowing he has to be a lot better heading into the team’s second game Saturday in Vancouver.
“It is one game and we play...
Welcome to the 2013-14 edition of Hockey Fights of the Week. If you're new to PDL, each week we highlight five of the most memorable and interesting scraps from the previous seven days. At the end of the year we compile our 15 favorite fights in an effort to showcase the best the season had to offer. Here's a look back at the best hockey fights from the 2012-13 season. ...
Despite not having playoff hockey for the last seven years fans of the Edmonton Oilers don’t seem to mind forking over their hard earned dollars to watch their beloved team play during the regular season. According to Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats the Oilers have the 7th highest ticket prices across the league heading into this new season.
The report states that the...
The game puck for Dallas Eakins’ first NHL coaching victory is still on hold.
The Vancouver Canucks toyed with the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Saturday driving goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the net after 31 shots in 34 minutes and picking on No. 1 centre Taylor Hall who was minus-four as Edmonton started the season 0-2.
Eakins considered starting backup Jason LaBarbera after Dubnyk...
Evan Campbell during his first game action with UMass Lowell. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/View from 123)
LOWELL – With the regular season under a week away, the UMass Lowell River Hawks took the ice in an exhibition game against McGill University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although the game ended in a 3-3 tie, one incoming freshmen made his name known early in the contest...
Jacob Trouba was miffed when it was relayed to him that Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall suggested he was headhunting during a body checking attempt during the third period of Tuesday’s 5-4 victory.
“I don’t know I didn’t even hit him. How is that headhunting?” said Trouba a rookie defenceman with the Winnipeg Jets. “It was a one-on-one from what I remember. I don’t...
The thought that the Edmonton Oilers still have work to do in their rebuilding process hasn't gone away through two games this season.
Getting one of their best young players back on the ice earlier than expected might help them start to shake that label.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes his season debut Monday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils as the Oilers take a third...
After a less than impressive season opener, the Canucks will try to get off on the right foot at home on Saturday night against the upstart Edmonton Oilers. Alex Burrows was seen limping after blocking a shot on Thursday. Burrows didn’t practice on Friday but is expected to play.
The Canucks lost 4-1 to San Jose on Thursday. They were outshot and outplayed. Roberto Luongo...
Vancouver 5, Calgary 4
Mike Santorelli scored his second goal of the game 3:17 into OT as Vancouver completed a weekend sweep Albertan. David Booth, Jannik Hansen and Dale Weise also tallied and rookie Eddie Lack made 32 saves in his NHL debut for the Canucks.
ICYMI. Canucks RW Zack Kassian served the sixth game of his eight-game suspension.
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday...