Found December 27, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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 or receive a warning about the hit, however. The entire article can be found here. There are of course several Oilers fans and media on both sides of the debate, but Sportsnet’s Mark Spector has written an excellent piece on charging and why Weise should not have been suspended that is not only well written but reasonable but draws into question where player accountability is going.

Video- What Do You Think Of The Dale Weise Hit?

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...

Weise hit on Plante - no suspension.

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...

Rangers in the Mix for Hemsky

Jim Matheson at the Edmonton Journal says that the Rangers are one of a handful of teams that are in the mix for the Oilers' Ales Hemsky.Hemsky who has struggled offensively this year has just 3g, 8a on the season. Hemsky's career high is 23g during the 2008-09 season.Hemsky is in the final year of his contract that pays him $4.1 million this season....the Rangers are already...

(Last Chance for) Hearts of Stone

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...

G35 Oilers at Canucks & WJ Day One

The Oilers have faded in the NW standings, but remain one of three teams with a positive goal differential. A closer look reveals a lot of what the Oilers are about is the powerplay. Oilers 11-12 are 59-65 at even strength, 28-23 on the PP and 4-3 on the PK. The powerplay has been outstanding at home--19 goals leads the league and the 24.4 home percentage is 2nd in the entire league...

More Pain for Ryan Whitney

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...

Oilers Need A Healthy Hemsky

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...

Richard Cloutier: Unsportsmanlike Conduct - Oilers Stink Edition

You want random thoughts? You've got'em. - I keep reading all these Ales Hemsky trade rumors on various web sites. Stop it, all of you! Seriously. The Oilers aren't talking to anyone right now. Not with respect to Hemsky or anyone else. The Oilers won't be making trades in the immediate future. See, it's like this: Hemsky is damaged goods. The Oilers could...

Oilers C Nugent-Hopkins eyes 'home' game vs. Canucks

Edmonton Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins loves being at home on the road. On Monday, the top overall pick of the 2011 draft will play a "home" game when the Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks. Nugent-Hopkins returned home to Burnaby (British Columbia) for Christmas and plans to drive to the rink for the game. "Pretty nice, very convenient (schedule-making), I...

I-35 Update

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...

Oilers expected to be without D Whitney, RW Hemsky

The Edmonton Oilers are expected to be without defenseman Ryan Whitney and right wing Ales Hemsky for Monday's game against Vancouver. Whitney has been ruled out due to tendinitis in his ankle. Hemsky is expected to sit out his second straight game due to dizzyness as a result of sinus problems.

Oilers Continue to Slide

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. Continue reading "Oilers Continue to Slide"

Oilers recall Teubert

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...

Oilers recall Plante

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Alex Plante  from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, has played in 28 games this season for the Barons recording...

Edmonton Oilers (15-16-3) at Vancouver Canucks (21-11-2), 10 p.m. (ET)

While it will be over two weeks until the Oilers next play in Edmonton, at least one skater will feel at home in tonight's road matchup in Vancouver.
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