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Edmonton Oilers head coach talks about being in the fight and perhaps no one is fighting harder than Devan Dubnyk.
The Oilers goaltender has felt the ire of fans this season, even though like laundry on a sunny day most nights he’s been hung out to dry.
Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, Dubnyk did his part to keep his team in the contest, turning away 31 shots in a 5-4 loss.
“I think he’s a really good goalie,” said Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen. “I remember when we I played in Dallas, we played against him. He’s good, he’s calm, he’s big. He’s a really good goalie and it was good to see him keep us in the game. He played really, really well.”
Dubnyk’s struggles early on and his inability to steal a game for the Oilers this season prompted management to go out and sign free-agent goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
While Bryzgalov is in Oklahoma City shaking off the rust, Dubnyk is expected to carry the load, getting an opportunity to prove he has what it takes to be an elite goa...
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The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupov’s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discuss…Read more →The post Yakupov’s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Devan Dubnyk put on a brave face when asked about the Edmonton Oilers newest acquisition, but obviously he must be hurting inside.
Dubnyk has not done a good enough job of masking the Oilers other deficiencies so the club decided to sign Ilya Bryzgalov hoping the eccentric goaltender can turn their fortunes around.
On Friday the Oilers announced they had come to terms on a one...
When it comes to large contracts, I think they have no place in sports. As appealing as it seems to a General Manager, locking up a star player for a long-term deal can be more dangerous than advantageous. If you ask the Philadelphia Flyers, I think they may agree on this point.
After Ilya Bryzgalov had a strong career with the Phoenix Coyotes, even bringing them to the playoffs...
The Edmonton Oilers have struggled badly this season keeping the puck out of their own net. They currently rank dead last in both goaltender Save Percentage (87.4%) and Goals Against Average (3.83). Certainly the team’s overall defensive play could be better but lackluster goaltending is a big issue in Edmonton.
Ilya Bryzgalov was the prize free agent acquisition two summers ago...
Linus Omark is just a walking highlight reel.
The slick-scoring Swede has only seen a limited taste of NHL action this year, playing in just one game with the Oilers, but the Oklahoma City Barons aren’t complaining.
The 26-year-old added an exclamation point to his AHL team’s win on Tuesday afternoon, scoring the game-winner with a dazzling between-the-legs move. With a 4-on...
Nail Yakupov is frustrated with his role with the Edmonton Oilers, and he’s not keeping his thoughts to himself.
The sophomore National Hockey League forward said after practice Tuesday that something had to be done about his dwindling ice time, which is obviously something he’s discussed with his agent, Igor Larionov. Larionov has stated he is making a trip to Edmonton this...
The Twitter world is going a little crazy over the following Tweets from ESPN's Craig Custance:
Igor Larionov says he's got a trip planned to Edmonton to discuss how Nail Yakupov is being used. Pretty unhappy.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) November 11, 2013
If EDM unhappy with him, Larionov said Yak open to trade: "We're willing to make...
Despite what his agent said yesterday, Nail Yakupov doesn’t want to be traded. He wants to play for the Edmonton Oilers.
“I just want to help my team win every game,” the 20-year-old said today, per the club’s Twitter account. “I love this city and I want to play for this team.”
As mentioned, that flies somewhat in the face of remarks his agent, Igor Larionov, made...
When it comes to characters in hockey, there aren't many more colorful than goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. From his early days with the Ducks to his well-chronicled and rocky time in Philadelphia, he has always been great for a quote or two. He was definitely the star of the HBO 24/7 series two years ago.
The highs and lows (that came mostly all in Philadelphia) are good enough...
The Edmonton Oilers are going to have to figure it out in a hurry.
If there’s any chance of turning around a season quickly spiralling down the drain, they’re going to have to learn to play in their own end.
The Oilers have conceded a mind-boggling 75 goals in their first 19 games this season. And you can’t pin it all on the goaltender.
Unless Ilya Bryzgalov comes in and...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
With 15 losses in 19 games to start a season that was supposed to be one in which things finally started getting better, it’s really hard to fathom it can get any worse than this for the Edmonton Oilers.
Losing 5-4 on Sunday night to the reigning Stanley Cup champions, a Blackhawks team that’s really starting to hit its stride and...
The microcosm of the good and bad Edmonton Oilers’ free-wheeling loss Sunday to the Chicago Blackhawks was defenceman Philip Larsen, who had three assists but still finished minus-three.
“Three points, but I was on for four of their goals,” said Larsen.
With Justin Schultz having missed the last five games with a sore groin, Larsen slid into his spot on the first power-play...
Igor âThe Professorâ Larionov is making all kinds of waves right now on his clientâs behalf and they are not the kind that many Oiler fans will be happy about. At the red carpet of the Hockey Hall of Fame Larionov has opened up to Craig Custance about the situation Nail Yakupov finds himself in and it isnât pretty.
Igor Larionov says he's got a trip planned...
from the CP at Sportsnet,
Craig MacTavish isn’t taking too kindly to comments made by Nail Yakupov’s agent about his client’s role with the Edmonton Oilers.
A day after Igor Larionov told ESPN.com that he’d be open to a trade from the Oilers, MacTavish accused the reporter (Craig Custance) who wrote the story of "manufacturing it" and defended the team’s...
While it's uncertain when veteran Ilya Bryzgalov will be ready to help the Edmonton Oilers in net, their current focus must be on finding a way to score at home.
Looking to avoid a fifth consecutive home loss overall and to the Dallas Stars, the Oilers try to keep from being shut out in three straight games there for the first time ever Wednesday night.
With the goaltending...