Found November 17, 2011 on Miami Herald:
PLAYERS: Tom Renney
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney announced Thursday that defenseman Cam Barker will have ankle surgery in the near future.

His Bite Is Worse than His Barker

When Steve Tambellini signed Cam Barker this summer, we knew what the Oilers were getting based on resume. His recent injury then should be considered a stroke of good luck? In the July 2nd post I linked to above, this was the main issue:Did he ever--at any time--play tough minutes in the NHL? No. He didn't in Minnesota and in Chicago they always had a better option. Whatever...

Richard Cloutier: So Now That We Know Barker's a Bust, Can We Make a Deal?

Oilers defenseman Cam Barker has went for surgery, and that means he'll be gone for at least three months. The situation could be a career-ender for Barker with the Edmonton Oilers, as he wasn't showing much before the injury. Barker was, at best, a 5/6 guy, and those aren't impossible to find. The entire situation with the Oilers defense is looking a little bleak...

Oilers D Barker out several months with ankle injury

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Cam Barker will be sidelined for several months with an ankle injury. The third overall pick of the 2004 draft, Barker suffered the injury last week and will require surgery. Barker also missed three games this season with a shoulder injury. The 25-year-old Barker has collected one goal in 12 games this season.

Nothing Rhymes

The list of Oilers forwards stuck offensively is real and it's spectacular: Taylor Hall hasn't scored in November, Magnus Paajarvi is lost and the Edmonton Oilers are a putrid offensive team. Their 41 goals is 9 off the league average (source: hockey-reference) and the early magic of the GA is lost too (although their 43 GA is still miles better than the league average)....

Falling Back to Earth

Oilers lose 5-2 to Senators So how about that Nail kid? He sounds like he could be great, and “fail for nail” has a certain je ne sais quoi to it. The Edmonton Oilers drop their fourth in a row, and lose even more defencemen while trade speculation for every healthy player reaches all new highs. It seems that things have returned to the “normal” of the past two seasons...

Oilers Recall Two

Taylor Chorney (in photo, in Blues uniform) and Colten Teubert were recalled by the Edmonton Oilers in time for tomorrow night's game against the Hawks. Andy Sutton and Corey Potter were to have MRI's today and we should know more by game time, but I'd guess that both of the new hires play tomorrow night. Ryan Whitney is apparently getting closer, and that should be the...

Kings & Oilers Reach Fraser Settlement

After a hearing with Gary Bettman, the dispute between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings has come to a conclusion, at least that is what can be inferred after this tweet from TSN’s Bob McKenzie: EDM-LAK settlement reportedly a small cash outlay to offset some of Fraser’s medical costs. No big deal apparently. Everyone moving on.  Continue reading "Kings &...

Fantasy Hockey ONE (11/18)

    A LOOK BACK......   So Nikolai Khabibulin and the Edmonton Oilers had one of those home nights where nothing went right last night.  Ottawa chased the goalie in seven shots and rolled on to a 5-2 road win in Edmonton.  It left quite a few fantasy fans and hockey fans stunned.  Maybe it was the fact that Ottawa only fired 16 shots on Edmonton goalies that...

G18 Senators at Oilers

One of the good stories surrounding the Oilers this season is young RNH. The young man has been very good offensively and is surprisngly well schooled away from the puck. Among the things Oiler fans can count as a great development and a strong up arrow is Burnaby Ryan. RNH has a chance to move high on the list of all-time Oiler rookies. The King is Jarri Kurri.Jari Kurri (80-81...

After Hours: Ask Shawn Horcoff

Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff joins host Scott Oake and co-host Kevin Weeks after the Oilers take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Eager Wants More Minutes, Renney Wants More Wins

“I don’t think they realize yet what it takes to win on a nightly basis… It starts in your own head. The minute that you man up and buy in and understand how much it hurts to be a winner, we have a shot. Right now, not good enough.” That’s head coach Tom Renney on Sunday night after his team’s third loss in a row, this one against the Chicago Blackhawks. “I’m not...

Contest: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Poetry Slam, Vol. 2

Last week, we asked you to submit poetry that honored the rookie artistry (and perilous overhyping) of Edmonton Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Our first collection of entries was impressive; this second batch raises the bar, including this video reading submitted by Katy Webb, who writes "Our YouTube entry, kind sir …a very much last-ditch effort at some Hoppy swag."...

Senators-Oilers Preview

Improved scoring and goaltending have helped the Ottawa Senators bounce back from a season-worst losing streak that opened this month. The Edmonton Oilers have all kinds of problems to fix in what has become a rough November. Ottawa goes for its third straight victory Thursday night when the Oilers try to post their first five-game home winning streak since 2007-08. Since scoring...

Blackhawks-Oilers Preview

Two games into a six-game road trip, the Chicago Blackhawks have had mixed results. However, they usually see plenty of consistent play when they visit the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks look to make it seven consecutive wins in Edmonton and send the Oilers to a fifth straight loss Saturday night. Chicago (12-5-3) has split the first two games of its trip, which started with...

Trading Blocks

When your team is not considered a contender, most likely anyone on your roster is moveable. Of course some players may require the sun and moon to move, but most likely your GM is willing to listen to offers. The Edmonton Oilers are certainly not a contender, not this year. This is of course despite the hopes, dreams and wishes of the Oiler faithful, but a recent string of losses...
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