Found December 22, 2011 on Lowetide:
The Edmonton Oilers have been hitting line drives lately, but they've been loud outs instead of doubles into the gap. The Minnesota Wild are "death to fun" and are experiencing a market correction. This isn't exactly "guaranteed win night" but Edmonton has a good chance should they play with the kind of effort we saw the last two games.Coach Renney has shuffled the lines again. Jason Gregor reported that Anton Lander was on the 3rd line with Gagner and Jones yesterday in practice. I do like the look of the top two lines and honestly Belanger has been such a disappointment maybe this is a good idea. I'd still rather see Lander spend the second half in the AHL if he can't post crooked numbers. I don't make predictions because I suck at them. However, tonight has a lot of good arrows for the Oilers. They seemed suitably pissed at their loss against Detroit, the powerplay should be good for a goal and Minnesota looks as good as their uniform. I...

Edmonton Oilers Team Report

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Paajarvi Gets Promoted To The Winning Team

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Room Service

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The Joy of Losing

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Oilers Best Wild

This was the perfect game for 2011 1st round Swedish defenceman draft pick Oscar Klefbom to see his NHL team, the Edmonton Oilers, play live. Klefbom and several members of the Sweden U20 team took in an NHL game in the same building they will play in Friday night while facing Team Canada in another preliminary game and what a game it was. According to Dan Tencer of 630 Ched, several...

Lennart Petrell will not be suspended

I think this was a bad hit, I think Petrel should have been at least suspended because it was a dangerous hit, but I am not surprised that that hit didn't garner a suspension. I also said this last night. While Lennart Petrell's hit On Marek Zidlicky might not have appeared to be malicious, it's unnecessary, it's a dangerous hit and it's also a hit that...

Lennart Petrell's questionable hit On Marek Zidlicky

While Lennart Petrell's hit On Marek Zidlicky might not have appeared to be malicious, it's unnecessary, it's a dangerous hit and it's also a hit that has to be removed from the NHL. It's hits like this that can cause serious injury, to include unneeded and unnecessary concussions.If a player is going to check an opposition player and he sees number, that...

Wild loses sixth in a row

Jordan Eberle scored two goals to snap a four-game losing streak for the Oilers.

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