Found November 16, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Gooaaalll! The Edmonton Oilers finally found the back of the net at Rexall Place after almost 215 minutes without a score Friday. Nail Yakupov beat San Jose backup goalie Alex Stalock in the second period, but the Oilers still fell 3-1 to the Sharks, who were playing their third game in four nights. With the Sharks up 3-0, Yakupov ended the franchise-record run of futility (214:52) on home ice by rifling the puck past Stalock on an Oilers’ power play with defenceman Brad Stuart in the penalty box for levelling Jordan Eberle with a hefty crosscheck. Before that, Ryan Smyth somehow failed to stuff the puck into six feet of open net on a play he’s made hundreds of times and David Perron drilled a shot off the post. They elicited a collective groan from the full house of 16,839 and a few head shakes from the dumbfounded Oilers bench, but when Yakupov got his third goal of the year (all on the power play) at 12:48 of the middle period, they almost got a standing ovation. But one goa...

Ilya Bryzgalov Recalled by Edmonton After Two Starts With AHL Team

After a short stint with the Oklahoma City Barons, Ilya Bryzgalov is officially back in the NHL. The Edmonton Oilers announced on Sunday afternoon that they would be recalling the enigmatic goaltender from their AHL affiliate. Bryzgalov started two games for the Barons, going 1-1 during his time there, including a shellacking in his first start that saw him give up five goals. The...

Bryzgalov to practice with Oilers on Monday

Ilya Bryzgalov seems to finally be ready to return to the National Hockey League. According to TSN's Ryan Rishaug, the Russian netminder is likely to practice with the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons' 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday...

Ilya Bryzgalov joins Edmonton Oilers.

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL on Sunday. Byzgalov is expected to start in Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and former teammate Sergei Bobrovsky. Bryzgalov signed a one-year $2 million contract with the Oilers this past Friday and reported to the AHL where he went 1-1 with a 3.03 GAA. He stopped...

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish 'pissed off' about season

There will be no trading of the core eight or nine players on the Edmonton Oilers who are 24 years and younger. There will be no firing of new coach Dallas Eakins. There are deals to be done right now to help solve short term problems but they are not in the long term interest of the Oilers and won't be made. Expect Edmonton to use their first round draft choice -- which could...

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish says team needs help on D, but core is sound, will improve

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish spoke to his team on Thursday morning, then he spoke to the media and by extension Oilers fans about the current plight of the 4-14-2 NHL club. Echoing sentiments head coach Dallas Eakins expresses a few weeks ago about knowing he was in for a “messy renovation,” just not this messy, MacTavish said: “My self-satisfaction is not too high right now...

Ilya Bryzgalov gives up five goals in first AHL start

Before Ilya Bryzgalov joins the Edmonton Oilers, the team wanted him to get some reps with their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City. The Russian netminder, who signed a one-year, $2.26 million deal last week, made his debut with the OKC Barons Friday night and it didn't go particularly well. Playing in his first live game since April 25, Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 24 shots...

Oilers end Battle of Alberta depression

The great depression is over. Oilers win! Oilers win! If you wanted to somehow endear yourself to your fans in some way, this was the time and place. If you could win just one game for them during the most stunning, shocking, sickening skid in all of Edmonton Oilers history, it would have been to show up at 8:07 for the opening faceoff and dig down and scratch and scrape and forget...

You Call That A Meeting, The Oilers And Pens Too

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Please explain this: NHL general managers met on Tuesday and come up with some game-changing ideas. But the meeting concluded before they reached any kind of consensus. Instead of waiting until March to meet again, why don't they continue their meeting the following day and see if something important can be accomplished? - Is...

Sharks-Oilers Preview

The Edmonton Oilers are on the cusp of becoming the first team to be shut out in four straight home games in 86 years. Still, general manager Craig MacTavish claims he's seeing progress. Facing a six-game home losing streak, the punchless Oilers hope to at least score a goal at Rexall Place for the first time this month as they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. Western...

Oilers Recall Bryzgalov

#Oilers recall goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from @OKCBarons. Bryz stopped 25 shots in a 4-1 OKC win last night. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 17, 2013

Neverending Story

Who cares about draft picks anymore? Honestly. If you are in Edmonton, you have seen enough of highly touted draft picks. You have seen enough “HOPE” (Hall Omark Paajarvi Eberle) and can look back at how that turned out. Omark is having a fantastic season in Oklahoma City, but is still not helping the NHL team while he’s there. Paajarvi is struggling to crack the St. Luis Blues...
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