Found October 15, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
After it was over after the Edmonton Oilers had given up another lead followed by an overtime point to the Toronto Maple Leafs Devan Dubnyk sat in his stall his pads still strapped on his head buried in his hands.
He didn’t move not for the longest time.
It was he said the next day the lowest he’s felt since his trying season began. He knew could have changed the outcome of the game maybe turned a 6-5 overtime loss into a much needed victory for a team that was just starting a six-game 11-day road trip.
“It’s hard when you have a group of guys you care about who you’ve grown up with put in an effort like that — then it finishes the way it does. That’s the toughest one to deal with” Dubnyk said on Sunday after the team’s workout at the Verizon Center. “The guys deserved a better effort from my end. That makes it a little tougher but I know they have my back and I’ll fight for them.”
The Oilers will play the Washington Capitals on Monday and Dubnyk isn’t expected to be in the net.
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Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal answers some emails...
Q: If the Oilers were to go after a new No. 1 goaltender, who would be better, Ryan Miller or Jonas Hiller?
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As practice was wrapping up at the Verizon Center Dallas Eakins sought out winger Nail Yakupov for a discussion that will no doubt continue on into the days to come as the Edmonton Oilers bench boss tries to develop the winger’s game.
Yakupov had been pulled from the Oilers lineup before they took on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. It was the first time in his career that...
TSN's latest "Insider Trading" segment is up on TSN.ca's video page, and TSN provided a transcription of Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie's comments, too:
How are the Edmonton Oilers reacting to their poor goaltending to start the season?
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Three number one overall picks, another mid first round pick, a former Olympic gold medal winner, and last year’s AHL defenseman of the year. All of that and the Edmonton Oilers still find a way to be awful. They came into Pittsburgh with the bottom spot in the Pacific division and one of the worst…
WASHINGTON — Adam Oates’ coaching has fianlly paid off. He preached to his team to calm down and be patient, as they have struggled to score goals early this season. Monday night he was rewarded as his team netted four goals in a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Oates kept his same three lines hoping they […]
And now today's Pick The Winner:
2 UNIT = Edmonton Oilers @ Washington Capitals - OVER 5.5 GOALS (-115)
(Note: I am risking 2.00 units to win 1.74)
I took yesterday off, but cashed an easy winner Saturday night in the Penguins/Lightning game on the over. That is what I have came to know these past few months, easy winners. I look to continue that with...
It would have been easy for the hapless Edmonton Oilers to just let their three-game losing streak stretch into four.
Not only had they just come off a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals one night earlier they were in the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins who outshot the Oilers 15-3 in the first 20 minutes.
But the Oilers battled back and really deserved a better fate than a 3-2...
Nassau Coliseum isn't usually thought of as a difficult arena for opposing teams. Just don't tell that to the Edmonton Oilers.
Losers in four straight and at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Oilers look to notch their first road win against the New York Islanders in almost 14 years Thursday night.
After three consecutive last-place finishes in the Northwest Division...
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Ouch! Not a good hit, actually, this is a very dangerous hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on former Wisconsin Badger and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I would call this a push check. Chimera only received a two-minutes penalty for his efforts. Schultz appeared to be okay.
Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-0) @ Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1)
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Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and the Edmonton Oilers roll into Pittsburgh to play the Penguins.
Beau Bennett is day-to-day with a lower body injury, James Neal is on injured reserve and Harry Zolnersdasdnaosncuicachzyk...
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Saturday, a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby scored his first hat trick since 2010, which says all you need to know about how his last couple of seasons has been derailed by injuries. He added an assist on Matt Niskanen’s game-winning goal.
Last Game for the Oilers: Last night, a 4-2 loss to the Washington...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
One of the great unknowable factors in NHL development circles is anticipating correctly when a young goaltender steps from promising prospect to legitimate No. 1 status.
Consider a trio of goalies in the spotlight during the first fortnight of the season, all of whom are approaching important crossroads in their respective careers...