Found December 16, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
Through the years, there have been a number of young players who have been whispered to be game changers, to possibly be “the next great one” and that are where comparisons end. When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, everyone can see the upside, the talent the skill and there are even some who have been making some secretive and hushed comparisons. My question is why do they have to be hushed?Continue reading "Gretzky Nugent-Hopkins Comparissons; Natural and Valid"

Oilers Make A Decision

The Edmonton Oilers sent Magnus Paajarvi to the minors today, hoping some time in OKC will see him get his confidence and scoring touch back over the next few weeks. Paajarvi has always been the offensive third wheel among the gifted 10-11 rookies (Hall, Eberle, MP) but that's a helluva crowd to run with and he could be a productive player in his own right. 10-11 5x5/60Eberle...

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#21-#30: The Rest

Despite having his finest AHL season, the clock is ticking on Alex Plante. He's a few months away from being waiver eligible, and his chances of being exposed are high; what's more, interest is unlikely to be close to Taylor Chorney level. Alex Plante's mobility is a major item.#21: D Alex Plante A solid year in OKC so far (his numbers suggest Plante has been their best...

Oilers assign LW Paajarvi to Oklahoma City

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Richard Cloutier: At What Point Do the Fans Matter?

Theo Peckham and Jeff Petry were awful. Devan Dubnyk looked great for most of the game, but let a back-breaking terrible goal that sank his team. The Oilers D as a group couldn't get out of their own zone with the puck. Ales Hemsky played disinterested hockey. Shawn Horcoff had Horcoff Hands. The line full of kids got pushed around, because no matter how talented they are, they...

Oilers assign Teubert

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Colten Teubert to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Teubert, 21, has played in 13 games with the Barons this season recording tw...

Magnus Paajarvi assigned Oklahoma City Barons

 General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Oilers have assigned left-winger Magnus Paajarvi to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Everybody expected a big season for Magnus Paajarvi after a decent rookie season which saw the 20-year-old Swede collect 34 points in 80 games. The 10th overall selection from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft appeared to be finding...

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Adam French: Looking for Consistency

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Richard Cloutier: 20 NHL Headlines

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Trim Those Sideburns

As the Oilers continue to slide, news today that Paajarvi will follow Teubert to Oklahoma where hopefully he will find his confidence playing on one of the best teams in the AHL.On one hand its hard to argue with Paajarvi going down. Scratched at times and with no goals and three assists in twenty five games, its clear that he needs to play and to get his mojo back.On the other hand...

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Oilers assign Paajarvi

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned left-winger Magnus Paajarvi to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.   Paajarvi, 20, is in his second season with the Oilers appearing in 2...

G32 Oilers at Sharks

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