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Wild Puck Banter:
On this Thanksgiving it's time to give thanks for the Greatest Teams in National Hockey League history:(1) 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers ~ finished first in the NHL with a 49-20-11 record on their way to winning a 2nd straight Stanley Cup. The team, led by Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier were just beginning their dominance. Could score at will.(2) 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens ~ finished with a 42-22-10 record and dominated the Stanley Cup playoffs. This team was stacked with several future hall-of-famers.(3) 1925-26 Montreal Maroons ~ the great team of the first half of the 20th Century. Led by superstar Nels Stewart, this team was solid, top to bottom and revolutionized the game by deivising the 2-2-1 "Coolidge Trap".(4) 2011-12 Minnesota Wild ~ it's not a stretch to assume this 13-5-3 team will be parading the Cup down Kellogg Boulevard come next June. With it's unique blend of veteran scoring savants (Heatley, Koivu and Setoguchi) and promising young defe...
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A quarter of the way through the season and the Oilers look to be a club that may be in the playoff race this season despite injuries to Hemsky, Gagner and Whitney, a decimation of the D corps and a lack of production up front from anyone outside of the top six. The special teams are humming, the goaltending has ranged from good to great, Smid and Gilbert have been dreamy and they...
Rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins helped the Edmonton Oilers end a dubious streak in Minnesota.
Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist as the Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Friday.
Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time in 18 games in Minnesota dating to Jan. 6, 2007.
''Coming into tonight it was...
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney is expected to return to the ice for Friday's game against the Northwest Division rival Minnesota Wild.
After undergoing surgery on his ankle in December, Whitney was able to play in four contests this season before spraining his right knee against the division rival Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 25.
"This is like making a trade. There...
Today the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game Rosters for the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers was released today. The game will take place Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park and feature an impressive list of famous alumni from both the Flyers and Rangers past.
One thing to note that three names are missing from the New York Rangers roster:
Ryan Whitney is like a hockey version of Halley's comet in that he appears every 75 games. Sam Gagner looks like he's turning a corner, and it paid off in a small way with that very nice pass to the Russian for a late goal the other night. Gagner: "There are times when the ankle still hurts. What I'm struggling with is the tape on my ankle. You want it tight enough...
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice, Ryan Smyth had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Friday.
Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time in 18 games in Minnesota dating to Jan. 6, 2007. The Oilers have won three of four overall, scoring a combined 20 goals in the trio of victories.
Oilers beat the Predators 6-2
The fun Oilers team came out to play against the Nashville Predators, but this about face only keeps fans and likely coaching staff guessing on a daily basis. After the Oilers were outmuscled by the Dallas Stars, Taylor Chorney was re-assigned to Oklahoma City and Alex Plante was recalled. At the same time, Magnus Paajarvi and Ben Eager drew back into...
The Edmonton Oilers finally skate away with a 5-2 win against the Minnesota Wild, breaking their 17-game winless streak at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota dating back to January 16, 2007.The team will downplay the importance of breaking this curse. However, I believe this is the biggest "W" on the season for the Oil.
During the losing scratch, the Oilers were out scored...
In the last few weeks, Wayne Gretzky said he wouldn't participate in the Winter Classic Alumni Hockey Game between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers; then he said, 'hey, maybe I will if it means Glen Sather will stop bugging me' (we're paraphrasing); then he reportedly was approached about buying the Toronto Maple Leafs. Which was weird.
Alas, it appears...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and Shawn Horcoff scored twice to send the Edmonton Oilers
to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators 6-2 Tuesday night.
The Pepsi Center is one of the few road arenas in the NHL where the Edmonton Oilers have experienced consistent success in recent years.
Given the way Colorado is playing on its home ice, that success may be likely to continue.
Edmonton looks to win its second game in Colorado in less than a month and send the Avalanche to a third straight home loss Saturday night.
Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and Shawn Horcoff scored twice to send the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators 6-2 Tuesday.
Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and Shawn Horcoff scored twice to send the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice, Ryan Smyth had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Friday. Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time in 18 games in Minnesota dating to Jan. 6, 2007. The Oilers have won three of four overall, scoring a combined 20 goals in the trio of victories.
Niklas Backstrom is 15-0 against the Edmonton Oilers, but Josh Harding will make his third straight start.