Found November 01, 2011 on
The Hockey Program:
New York Rangers
We’re three weeks into the 2011-12 NHL season and at last The Wire Troll is back. The first few weeks have been wildly inconsistent for the Fantasy hockey GM. Early on, the pleasant surprises have been plentiful, but so have the disappointments. Right on cue, the weather has even turned south as an October blizzard has gripped the tri-state area. When you think of the “waiver wire” pickup, what really comes to mind? It has to be a player who is owned in less than 50 per cent of Fantasy leagues pretty much across the board.
As we went fishing this week, looking for the best bets to help your Fantasy team, we also thought about specific categories that a GM might need to push them over the top most weeks. Taking all the variables into the equation was the hardest part.
Without further ado, we give you five players that will help your Fantasy team’s bottom line and, yes, you should take notes as we will be with you right until the last week of the Fantasy hockey playoffs.
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As surprising as the news that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would play the 2011-12 season with the Oilers was, the news that The Nuge has earned the Rookie of the Month title for October must have been even less of a surprise. The only way that Nugent-Hopkins would have been sent back to junior this year would have been if he didn’t play a game with the Oilers to begin with.
Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Andy Sutton as been suspended for 5 games it was announced this afternoon for a hit on Gabriel Landeskog Friday night in Denver. The in person meeting with Brendan Shanahan on Monday and so the announcement on the punishment has been a long time coming.
Sutton has already served one game on Sunday, and will miss the Oilers’ next four games on their...
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended five games on Tuesday for his hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Gabriel Landeskog.
Sutton was immediately suspended following the hit on Friday, but had a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Monday. The blue-liner had already served the first contest of the suspension when he sat out Sunday&...
Neil Livingston at C&B has the news: ColtenTeubert is on the way to the Oilers. Teubert is an interesting player for Edmonton, his old AHL coach said this about him:Mark Morris: "He is an old school defenceman in my books; the type of guy that everybody will appreciate over the course of time. He's not going to wow you in the beginning, but I think over time he will...
The Edmonton Oilers have made a couple of no-brainer decisions this year in regard to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
First, they made the center the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 Draft. Then late last week, they announced Nugent-Hopkins would not be returning to his junior team.
"It's pretty awesome," Nugent-Hopkins said. "I really didn't know what to expect coming...
According to Mark Everson of the New York Post, the New Jersey Devils are believed to be interested in Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner. Everson noted that with the emergence of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Devils need for a center, it could be a good fit.
I agree with Everson that Gagner could indeed be a good fit for the Devils, but the chances Gagner will be moved to the Devils...
Ales Hemsky is one week away (or so) from returning to the Oilers. One of the most important decisions in this season (and the last few years) is what to do with 83. He's a world class entertainer, he can do things others cannot, he helps offensively on a team that (even in the current heady days) badly needs it. Signing Hemsky would give the Oilers exceptional depth on the skill...
Some interesting stories regarding the Edmonton Oilers right now:
I am hearing Ales Hemsky should be ready to return to action when the Oilers return from their six-game road trip (approximately two weeks from now). Once Hemsky is ready to go, he'll play on the Geezer line with Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth. Provided Hemsky can stay healthy, the Oilers will have a quality 1...
Edmonton defenseman Andy Sutton got the Shanaban treatment today, getting a five-game suspension for his hit the other night on Avs rookie Gabriel Landeskog.
I said some harsh things about Sutton in a blog on the matter the other day, and while I’m not backing down on my belief that Sutton is not a very good player and that he deserved a suspension, throwing out 20-25 games as...
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended for five games Tuesday by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Sutton delivered an elbow to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog early in the third period of Edmonton's 3-1 victory Friday. The Oilers defenseman was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended five games by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Tuesday.
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Colten Teubert and assigned left-winger Linus Omark to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Teubert, 21, has played in nine games w...
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After being traded from the Edmonton Oilers during the 2006-07 season and spending the last two years with the Los Angeles Kings, Ryan Smyth wanted to return to his native Alberta.
The Oilers couldn't be happier with the leadership and scoring boost the veteran forward has provided their young lineup this season.
The team he just left could use some of that production.
The Kings host the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Who would have guessed that the game against the Oilers might arguably be the more intriguing of the two?
The Oilers have been one of the surprise...