Found December 11, 2011 on NHL Hot Stove:
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f83877121.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf19315dd66dbf896c6f343ad768934071085
By Alexander Monaghan President Edmonton Oilers d-man Andy Sutton just doesn’t get it. In an environment where NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan is trying to make the League a safer place, he continues to make boneheaded plays that warrant suspensions. As Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski pointed out during their phenomenal #MvsW podcast, he is quickly earning the distinction of this year’s Trevor Gillies aka the biggest bonehead. Just over a month ago, Sutton was suspended five games for violating Rule 48.1 – Illegal Check to the Head. Not only was Sutton already a repeat offender before his clothesline on Gabriel Landeskog, he already violated the main rule that the League is trying to get rid of. Remember, Shanahan is issuing these suspensions not to punish but to teach players how to better play the game; how to better respect one another. Apparently, the warning fell on deaf ears with Sutton, as it did in the past. Not counting his more recent suspension at the beginning of the ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Oilers' Hemsky trying to stay positive despite demotion

Edmonton Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky is understandably upset with being demoted to the team's third line. "Of course I’m down, but I’m trying to stay positive," Hemsky told the Edmonton Sun. "We have a young team, guys are playing good, it is what it is. Whenever they use me I have to take the opportunity and use it, whether it’s 20 minutes or 14 minutes...

Oilers' Sutton suspended for 8 games

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended without pay by the NHL for eight games for charging Carolina's Alexei Ponikarovsky on Wednesday night.

Gagner scores 2 to help Oilers end losing streak

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Richard Cloutier: Oilers vs Flames III: Revenge of the Nuge

The Oilers realized something last night: Give Ryan Nugent-Hopkins more ice time = Winning. Doesn't seem that complicated a concept. One thing that has been interesting to observe this season is watching Nuge and Taylor Hall play compared to everyone else. The difference between a 1st overall pick and others is their ability to control a game. With Hall, he controls the tempo...

NOTES: Nugent-Hopkins Has Exceeded Expectations So Far

By Michael Joachim When Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was drafted first overall, the Edmonton Oilers knew they were getting a future NHL superstar. The youngster is just 18 years old and was drawing comparisons to Wayne Gretzky for his outstanding vision on the ice while in the WHL for the Red Deer Rebels. After he was drafted, there were a few questions that arose concerning Nugent-Hopkins...

Oilers 4, Avalanche 1

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Ben Eager and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers (14-12-3) who had won just one of their previous six games. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists to lead NHL rookies with 32 points. Jay McClement scored for the...

Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton suspended—again

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)

Gagner strikes twice as Oilers stump Avalanche

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Gagner's 2 goals help Oilers beat Avs (AP)

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Ben Eager and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers (14-12-3) who had won just one of their previous six games. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists to lead NHL rookies with 32 points.

Puck Previews: Leafs visit Caps; Andy Sutton hearing on Saturday

Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished. Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET. Washington tries for their first win under Dale Hunter that isn't against the Ottawa Senators and to reverse a...

Oilers too much for Avalanche 4-1

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Edmonton sticks Colorado with 3rd loss in a row

Sam Gagner scored a pair of goals and added an assist and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Oilers-Flames Preview

At home or on the road, the Calgary Flames continue to have their way with the Edmonton Oilers. The Flames look to record an eighth straight win against their provincial rival and a 10th consecutive home victory over the Oilers on Saturday night. Calgary (13-13-2) extended its overall run in the series with a 5-3 road win last Saturday, and its nine-game home winning streak over...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.