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The Oilers have faded in the NW standings, but remain one of three teams with a positive goal differential. A closer look reveals a lot of what the Oilers are about is the powerplay. Oilers 11-12 are 59-65 at even strength, 28-23 on the PP and 4-3 on the PK. The powerplay has been outstanding at home--19 goals leads the league and the 24.4 home percentage is 2nd in the entire league (Canucks lead at home). The Oilers have the 18th best road PP by goal total and the 20th best by percentage. The Oilers were walking on sunshine 10 games in, but they were also riding historic save percentages and a blueline that looked like it had enough to hold back the water most nights. Khabibulin and Potter and the kid were enormous advantages for Edmonton, but luck and injury and the law of averages saw a market correction. Minnesota is fading but they are 12 points clear of Edmonton so won't be an issue for Oilers fans before the deadline. Vancouver has been the **** of the walk in this divisi...
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Jim Matheson at the Edmonton Journal says that the Rangers are one of a handful of teams that are in the mix for the Oilers' Ales Hemsky.Hemsky who has struggled offensively this year has just 3g, 8a on the season. Hemsky's career high is 23g during the 2008-09 season.Hemsky is in the final year of his contract that pays him $4.1 million this season....the Rangers are already...
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alex Plante was knocked out of Monday's game against Vancouver after absorbing a jarring hit from Canucks left wing Dale Weise.
A shoulder-to-shoulder check by Weise drove Plante's face into the boards and left the rookie bleeding profusely from a cut.
Weise received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct for the hit.
As the reality of another lost season grips fans of the Edmonton Oilers, the time has come to talk of "next year": the draft, the men who offer hope and finally a defensive pairing worthy of the Oildrop. I've long since given up on hoping for some kind of grand intervention by Oilers management for this season. Ryan Whitney's in real trouble, things are unlikely...
Weise received 5 for charging and a game misconduct.
from David Staples of the Cult of Hockey, Asked about the hit by Vancouver forward Dale Weise on Edmonton d-man Alex Plante in Monday night’s game, Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney suggested a suspension might be in order.
“Pretty tough hit. Maybe a little sabbatical,” Renney said.
“He came pretty hard. He had a...
The Edmonton Oilers are on the forefront for their social media program, and with this holiday season, it has extended through to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Daily, the Edmonton Oilers are making and publishing videos that not only allow fans to see what is happening with the team at practice, but also providing updates on the players themselves and from time to time what the team...
This is the hit that Vancouver forward Dale Weise put on Edmonton defenseman Alex Plante. The NHL has ruled that this was a shoulder to shoulder hit, and I concur. The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers Tom Renney wasn't very pleased with the hit and said that a suspension might be in order.
Asked about the hit by Vancouver forward Dale Weise on Edmonton d-man Alex Plante in...
Edmonton Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins loves being at home on the road.
On Monday, the top overall pick of the 2011 draft will play a "home" game when the Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks.
Nugent-Hopkins returned home to Burnaby (British Columbia) for Christmas and plans to drive to the rink for the game.
"Pretty nice, very convenient (schedule-making), I...
The Edmonton Oilers are expected to be without defenseman Ryan Whitney and right wing Ales Hemsky for Monday's game against Vancouver.
Whitney has been ruled out due to tendinitis in his ankle.
Hemsky is expected to sit out his second straight game due to dizzyness as a result of sinus problems.
Oilers lose 5 - 3 to Canucks
While I was enjoying the 2012 IIHF World Juniors tournament in Calgary, the Edmonton Oilers were struggling with their first game of their World Juniors road trip. The first stop was Vancouver, another difficult divisional rival game that on paper the Oilers had lost before the game even began.
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According to Jim Jamieson of the province, there will be no suspension or fine for Vancouver Canuck Dale Weise following his hit on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Alex Plante on Monday night.
NHL VP of player safety Brendan Shanahan looked at the video of the hit but opted not to hold a hearing with Weise, so there will not be a suspension. It’s still possible Weise could be fined...
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Alex Plante from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Plante, 22, has played in 28 games this season for the Barons recording...
The Edmonton Oilers haven't won very often away from home lately, making their upcoming seven-game road trip against some tough competition appear all the more daunting.
They'll look to avoid their fifth straight road loss Monday night when they face the Vancouver Canucks.
After starting 8-2-2, the Oilers (15-16-3) have cooled considerably, and they occupy last place in...
While it will be over two weeks until the Oilers next play in Edmonton, at least one skater will feel at home in tonight's road matchup in Vancouver.