Found October 05, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
He has been referred to as the Big Easy because Devan Dubnyk has the ability to let go of a bad goal. Even his new head coach expects that the Edmonton Oilers goaltender won’t worry about his last bad game. But the goalie in question admitted on Thursday when the Oilers returned to the rink that he didn’t completely forget about everything. “It is one game and you do have to move on” he said about the Oilers’ 5-4 season-opening loss which was punctuated by turnovers and long-range goals on Tuesday. “But at the same time you have to let it hurt a bit and allow yourself to be disappointed because you need to understand that those things can’t happen often and I’ll make sure they don’t. “Obviously I need to be better than I was. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. I know what I have to do” Dubnyk continued after he put in extra work with goaltending coach Frederic Chabot and had an on-ice chat with head coach Dallas Eakins. “I’ve been in this situation before. It’s disappoi

Opening loss not 'Easy' for Devan Dubnyk and the Edmonton Oilers to forget

Devan Dubnyk tries not to let too many things bother him. He’s known around Edmonton Oilers media circles as ‘The Big Easy’ for a reason. Yet the Oilers goaltender is not ready to just shrug off a disappointing season-opener against the Winnipeg Jets knowing he has to be a lot better heading into the team’s second game Saturday in Vancouver. “It is one game and we play...

Canucks chase Dubnyk from Oilers net with five goals in 34 minutes

The game puck for Dallas Eakins’ first NHL coaching victory is still on hold. The Vancouver Canucks toyed with the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Saturday driving goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the net after 31 shots in 34 minutes and picking on No. 1 centre Taylor Hall who was minus-four as Edmonton started the season 0-2. Eakins considered starting backup Jason LaBarbera after Dubnyk...

How Long Should Ryan Smyth Have On Oilers Top Line?

Aside from Devan Dubnyk‘s subpar performance in the Edmonton Oilers’ season opener loss on Tuesday Ryan Smyth has taken the role of scapegoat for the hockey club’s loyal fans. Oilers Nation has exploded on Twitter over the past couple of days crying for Smyth to be removed from the team’s top line playing along side Taylor Hall and Ales Hemsky. Everything has been spewed...

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes a quick recovery

The Edmonton Oilers feared that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would miss the first month of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Instead, he will return to action Monday against the New Jersey Devils.With center Sam Gagner sidelined for several more weeks with a broken jaw and Taylor Hall forced to play center in a makeshift line-up, this is very good news for the Men of Oil...

Oilers Recall Ryan Hamilton

On Sunday the Oilers sent Ryan Hamilton to the Oklahoma City Barons. And as of this afternoon they've recalled him. If he's anything like me (unbelievably lazy) then he probably hadn't even bothered to unpack his suitcase quite yet. It's been a busy couple of days for the Oilers in terms of roster moves. Ben Eager was placed on waivers Wednesdayand cleared the next...

Nugent-Hopkins set to return to Oilers lineup on Monday

After his last practice as an auxiliary part a routine Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has endured for a couple of weeks Edmonton Oilers teammate Ryan Smyth delivered a couple of sprightly checks. The star centre will return to the lineup on Monday when the Oilers host the New Jersey Devils at Rexall Place. “Yeah a couple of guys were giving it to me just to see how it felt” said Nugent...

Dale Weise may get meet-and-greet from new Oiler Luke Gazdic

Rambunctious Edmonton Oiler winger Ben Eager has been waived and dispatched to the minors and the team’s new muscle Steve MacIntyre has a knee injury. So if the Vancouver Canucks are wondering who might be coming after them Saturday night his name is Luke Gazdic. “I know absolutely nothing about him” said Canuck winger Dale Weise a possible target after his hit to the head...

Is The Product Worthy Of The Price? Oilers Tickets 7th Highest In NHL

Despite not having playoff hockey for the last seven years fans of the Edmonton Oilers don’t seem to mind forking over their hard earned dollars to watch their beloved team play during the regular season. According to Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats the Oilers have the 7th highest ticket prices across the league heading into this new season. The report states that the...

Evan Campbell Makes Impression in Exhibition Tie

Evan Campbell during his first game action with UMass Lowell. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/View from 123) LOWELL – With the regular season under a week away, the UMass Lowell River Hawks took the ice in an exhibition game against McGill University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although the game ended in a 3-3 tie, one incoming freshmen made his name known early in the contest...

Trouba ‘headhunter’ in attempted Hall hit?

Jacob Trouba was miffed when it was relayed to him that Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall suggested he was headhunting during a body checking attempt during the third period of Tuesday’s 5-4 victory. “I don’t know I didn’t even hit him. How is that headhunting?” said Trouba a rookie defenceman with the Winnipeg Jets. “It was a one-on-one from what I remember. I don’t...

Devils-Oilers Preview

The thought that the Edmonton Oilers still have work to do in their rebuilding process hasn't gone away through two games this season. Getting one of their best young players back on the ice earlier than expected might help them start to shake that label. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins makes his season debut Monday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils as the Oilers take a third...

Canucks vs Oilers Game Preview – October 5, 2013

After a less than impressive season opener, the Canucks will try to get off on the right foot at home on Saturday night against the upstart Edmonton Oilers. Alex Burrows was seen limping after blocking a shot on Thursday. Burrows didn’t practice on Friday but is expected to play. Last Game The Canucks lost 4-1 to San Jose on Thursday. They were outshot and outplayed. Roberto Luongo...
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