Found February 07, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun discuss whether the Leafs’ playoff push, the Oilers’ trade options and the Lightning’s decisions at the deadline. Scott Burnside: Greetings, mon ami. You saw a pretty interesting hockey game last night in Toronto as the Leafs bested the streaking Edmonton Oilers (OK, streaking is a relative term when it comes to the Oilers) by a 6-3 count. What I found interesting is that in the past this was the kind of game that always seemed to trip up the Leafs. Toronto had won two straight, but the plucky Oilers had won three and been the object of much attention with Sam Gagner’s eight-point explosion against Chicago last week. And sure enough, they gave up a goal 21 seconds in (scoring dynamo Sam Gagner drawing an assist on Jordan Eberle’s 23rd of the season).... LeBrun: Scotty, this is the best stretch (11 of 12 possible points) I’ve seen the Leafs play under Ron Wilson as head coach, at least when the games still matter. Last Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, ...

Questions Still Surround NHL First Star of the Week Sam Gagner

The Edmonton Oilers have received plenty of league wide attention for the past few years, but it was never for a good or positive reason. But, that’s what 2 consecutive last place finishes will do. Slowly, things have been changing. Monday’s game in the “centre of the universe” also known as Tornonto Ontario drew a media storm to not only the game, but also the morning...

Oilers evaluating Sam Gagner’s future in Edmonton

On the latest edition of CBC‘s Satellite Hotstove, the panel reported that the Edmonton Oilers have not had any contract negotiations with restricted free agent forward Sam Gagner. Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini...

Sam Gagner making a challenge to Paul Stastny's domain

We all know that Paul Stastny is master of the universe, but I mean, come on. Sam Gagner has to be making a push, right? Three signs that he is making a push to usurp Stastny's rule.1) See Above. That is his war cry, and associated battle charge. Stick out like a spear.2) In his last 5 games, Gagner has 8 goals and 7 assists (making a pace better than the entire Minnesota Wild...

Doubled Down Again

Oilers lose 4-2 to Red Wings At least Sam Gagner has been on fire lately. With two goals from Gagner, the Oilers may have been shutout by the hockey giant Red Wings. But, thankfully for the Oilers, Gagner has been incredible lately. Incredible enough to make many forget then he only had 5 goals up until a week ago. Now, he has 11. Continue reading "Doubled Down Again"

NHL: Pluses and minuses around the league

Edmonton's Sam Gagner has an elite week, including a four-goal, eight-point performance against Chicago on Thursday. Nevertheless, overall scoring is down again in the NHL.Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:

Video: Highlights: Wings overpower Oilers

The Red Wings topped visiting Edmonton, 5-2, for their 18th straight win at home. Sam Gagner remained on fire scoring both of the Oilers' goals. (NBC Sports)

Sam Gagner named NHL Star of the Week

New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk and Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer have also been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week Sam Gagner holds 11 points in j...

Stars Of The Week

from, There should be no doubt which NHL player earned First Star honors for the past week. After all, when you become the first person in over 23 years to record eight points in a single game and record a point on 11 straight goals by your team, as Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner accomplished in a two-game stretch, there isn’t much anyone else can do to top you. What...


Despite the recent scoring outburst from Edmonton’s Sam Gagner and the best efforts over the last number of weeks from Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, it doesn’t appear as though we’ll be seeing any scoring records fall during ...

Reimer Named Third Star Of The Week

NEW YORK -- Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner, New Jersey Devils left wing Ilya Kovalchuk and Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ...
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