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Chris Vande Velde
The OKC Barons lost last night, but there is good news on the pro prospect front. Last night in the middle of the first period, two young Barons rang shots off the post. Magnus Paajarvi--in OKC to find his confidence and some swagger--hit iron and then Teemu Hartikainen--back after missing 10 games--did the same. "We had great chances, it's just one of those things that happens" said head coach Todd Nelson. Phil Cornet also returned to action, he was the hottest shooter in the territory when injured, and veteran Josh Green scored a goal in his first game back (from suspension and illness) after being parked for 5.We know from what Gabe Desjardins' taught us that about 45% of AHL offense should come with the player should he make the NHL. Here are the AHL numbers for the Oilers various prospects (I'm including Kirill Tulupov because I think it's only a matter of time before they add him to the 50 man list). Phil Cornet (25, 15-3-18) forced his way into the c...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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.
Small victories are big steps. The Edmonton Oilers have some maturation on defense and youngsters learning on the job in Edmonton and in Oklahoma. As with all of these things, you never know about specific players but (as they say) if you throw enough on the wall some will stick. The Oilers fanbase would have loved Jim Dorey. Seriously. He played the game in black and white with...
It has been over a year since Ryan Whitney’s ankle surgery, but the Oilers defenceman is still not completely recovered. Whitney suffered a broken ankle in a game on December 28th, 2010. After a successful surgery to repair the ankle, and a very long offseason Whitney returned to the Oilers lineup but he hasn’t looked like himself. Yesterday, Whitney spoke to the Edmonton media...
from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, The Edmonton Oilers hope with his sinus infection clearing, Ales Hemsky will come out of the fog he’s seemingly been in so far this season.
The Oilers winger skated with the club on Wednesday prior to departing for Minnesota, where they’ll take on the Wild Thursday.
Hemsky sat out the last two games with an infection that had his head...
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...
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...
from Doug McIntyre of ESPN The Magazine, An elusive, skinny lefthanded playmaker taking Edmonton by storm? Comparisons to Wayne Gretzky seem inevitable, but Nugent-Hopkins’ coach in Red Deer sees a different parallel. “I played with Pavel Datsyuk,” says Jesse Wallin, referring to the Red Wings’ three-time All-Star. “That’s really who Hoppy reminds me of. He’s so strong...
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 Colten Teubert from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Teubert, 21, has played in 17 games with the Barons this season, recording...
Minnesota's longest winless stretch of the season has cost it first place in the Northwest Division and now the club can't even count on a visit from Edmonton for some automatic momentum.