Found September 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Good night Nurse. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse who surprisingly saw action in four exhibition games when many thought he’d only get one or two as the team’s 2013 first-round draft pick was sent back to his junior team in Sault Ste. Marie after the Oilers’ 5-3 pre-season win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Nurse played almost 20 minutes and had an assist on Jordan Eberle’s goal going plus 2 in what turned out to be his last pre-season game. But he was a victim of the numbers game. He’s just 18 and the Oilers who are only going to carry seven defenceman don’t see him in their top six and don’t want him being a spectator when he could be playing 30 minutes a night in the Soo. Still Nurse was clearly stung by the news. “If anyone thinks it feels good to get cut they’re lying to you. It sucks there’s nothing good about it” said Nurse the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft who was released along with fellow blueliner Taylor Fedun — who had a terrific camp but

Oilers center Sam Gagner tweets photo of nasty broken jaw

On Sunday, Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after Canucks’ winger Zack Kassian essentially slashed his face with a high stick. Gagner will be out of the Oilers lineup indefinitely, but seems to be in decent spirits despite the fact that his face is probably permanently destroyed. Thank you all for the support. Excited to come back stronger and hopefully better...

Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner tweets nightmarish iamge of broken jaw (pic)

  Following a hearing with the NHL’s disciplinary brass on Monday, Vancouver Canucks right-winger Zack Kassian was suspended for eight games – three presason games and the first five of the regular season — as punishment for a reckless high stick that caught Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner in the face during a preseason match-up between […]The post Edmonton Oilers center...

With Nugent-Hopkins in recovery and Gagner out, OIlers have a larger hole to fill in the middle of the lineup

Centre of gravity? Absolutely. Those gaping month-long holes down the middle of Edmonton’s line-up are as grave as it gets for a team that was already Spandex thin at centre. With Sam Gagner and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins lost until November the Oilers are now left with the urgent task of having to replace their top two centres for as many as 14 games. “We’re hopeful we have the...

Matt Henderson: A Bit About Arcobello

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Photo: Sam Gagner shares image of broken jaw

Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner was the recipient of a brutal high stick from Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian and took to Twitter to share the damage on Monday. Seen here is a busted up Gagner, who suffered a broken jaw when Kassian violently swung and struck Gagner in the face during a recent preseason game. Kassian has been suspended for the rest of the preseason...

Ryan Garner: Underrated and Underappreciated, Dubnyk Key to Oilers Success

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Sam Gagner tweets gruesome picture of broken jaw after vicious high-stick

After taking a vicious high-stick from the Vancouver Canucks Zack Kassian, an offense that got Kassian suspended eight games, Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner tweeted a picture of his gruesomely broken jaw.  This is tough to look at and Gagner has already had surgery to repair his jaw to get him back into the lineup as soon as possible. Thank you all for the support. Excited to...

Oilers win 4th straight, 5-3 over Rangers

Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists, David Perron scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth straight preseason game, defeating the New York Rangers 5-3 Tuesday night. Taylor Hall and Ben Eager also scored for the Oilers. Marc Staal, Dan Girardi and J.T. Miller replied for the Rangers. New York scored 7:42 into the opening period when Staal's long shot through...

Eric Belanger Calls It A Career After Short KHL Stint by   Steven Ellis

Eric Belanger, who was bought out by the Edmonton Oilers at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 season, has announced his retirement from hockey after starting the season with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. Bélanger had a disappointing season with the Oilers, recording no goals and three assists in 26 games with the club. He signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million [...]

Sam Gagner not so handsome after getting jaw broken by Zack Kassian

During Sunday’s preseason NHL tilt between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, Oilers forward Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw thanks to the handy stick work of Canucks winger Zack Kassian. The incident resulted in an 8-game suspension for Kassian and a new, rather unpleasant look for the once handsome Gagner, as evidenced by this picture the Edmonton center tweeted out...

Taylor Hall Hockey Pool Picks 2013 2014

Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers is the #9 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Canadian born left winger who is 21 years old. Hall is the youngest and has the most upside. He led his team in points last season with over a point-per-game pace. The question is whether he continues to improve and climbs the ranks higher. Look for Hall and the Oilers to have a breakout season.

Matt Henderson: Oilers Cut 4...5?

The Edmonton Oilers training camp ended abruptly last night for 4 hopefuls and there may be one more coming soon. Darnell Nurse, Anton Lander, Tyler Pitlick, and Taylor Fedun were all cut immediately after last night’s game. I’m sure these men still lost sleep last night, but it wasn’t because they didn’t know what was going to happen next. There are some rumblings...

From Golfing Early Last Season To Playoffs This Season

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, Five non-playoff teams from last season that will jump into a playoff spot this season: Edmonton Oilers: OK, so this sounds like a broken record but finally, truly, really, the young Oilers will break through and get in after stockpiling all that talent over the past several years. Dallas Eakins was a brilliant hire as head coach. Columbus...

Photo: Oilers’ Sam Ganger tweets pic of *gruesomely* broken jaw

Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian swung his stick at Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner's face, breaking his jaw. Want to see the gross photo?

NHL suspends Zack Kassian, Oilers overreact

I’m pleased to welcome another new free agent signing to RobTheHockeyGuy: Steve Lancashire. Steve lives in Calgary but is originally from Duncan, BC. He is a lifelong Canucks fan and has experience writing for the University of Victoria newspaper.  I was going to start my blogging venture with a nice fluff piece about what a good job John Tortorella has been doing thus far. Then...
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