Found January 04, 2012 on Lowetide:
Phil Cornet, Alex Plante and Yann Danis have enjoyed solid seasons so far in the AHL with the OKC Barons. All three will represent the Barons at this year's All-Star game. Cornet would have to be considered the biggest surprise, after all it was uncertain what role he'd play in the organization this season. Plante has had his best season in the AHL, and his last year and a half in the league are trending in a good direction. Danis is a minor league veteran who has been solid in his return to the AHL. I think it's important we take a moment to make the distinction between these AHL all-stars and actual elite level prospects. The outstanding prospects in OKC this season are Teemu Hartikainen and that group, these are men who have proven themselves in the very difficult AHL. However, making too many of that league's all star games tells us said player isn't moving up to the NHL as a regular. I'd rank Danis in that category, with the other two still in the prospe...

Dan Carcillo Injures Tom Gilbert, Himself With Violent Boarding Hit (Video)

Dan Carcillo's New Year's resolution was apparently not to avoid making illegal hits. On Monday, Carcillo and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert were chasing after a puck in the Oilers' defensive end when Carcillo caught Gilbert from behind and shoved him violently into the boards, injuring the defenseman on the play and drawing a penalty. Carcillo was given a five...

Oilers C Nugent-Hopkins to get shoulder evaluated

Edmonton Oilers rookie center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins flew back to Edmonton on Wednesday to have his injured shoulder evaluated. Nugent-Hopkins injured his left shoulder when he tripped into the boards in Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The No. 1 overall pick in last June's draft, Nugent-Hopkins is the leading rookie scorer with 13 goals and 22 assists in 38 games...

NHL Suspends Dan Carcillo Indefinitely for Hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert (Video)

Dan Carcillo is at it again, and he may be looking at the longest stretch of league-mandated time off in his controversy-filled career. The Blackhawks forward has been suspended indefinitely for his hit from behind/boarding on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert on Monday night in Chicago, the NHL announced Tuesday. In addition to an indefinite suspension, the second-period hit earned Carcillo...

G40 Oilers at Blues

We're reaching the midway point of this NHL season and lots of things are coming into view. There are many predictable things--Detroit, Chicago and Vancouver are at the top of the western conference standings and Jordan Eberle is in the top 10 in scoring. The Oilers spent a decade without a "first shot scorer" and now they're falling out of the sky. Taylor Hall...

Oilers lose RNH for 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury

The Edmonton Oilers suffered a major blow Thursday when they learned they'll be without rookie scoring leader Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for up to four weeks with a shoulder injury.Nugent-Hopkins suffered the injury to his left shoulder in the opening period of Edmonton's 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. He didn't return for the start of the second period...

G39 Oilers at Sabres

My goodness Gilbert Perreault was fun to watch. He could go end to end and deke the entire roster before potting a goal. He could score off the rush with his slapshot, he was a sublime passer and a stickhandling wizard. Buffalo began their franchise with "the franchise" and didn't stop there. This is the French Connection. L-R Rick Martin (they used to play up his name...

What Caused The Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Injury?

As Edmonton Coach Tom Renney says, he just fell down. Watch how the injury occured.  RNH left the arena last night with his arm in a sling.

Dan Carcillo Suspended Seven Games for Hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert (Video)

Dan Carcillo was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday in wake of his hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert. On Wednesday, Carcillo learned his fate, and he is definitely suspended for seven games, NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan announced. Shanahan summed the decision up using three key points. One, the league took into account that the action was boarding. "Carcillo...

Chicago Blackhawks’ Dan Carcillo suspended 7 games for hit on Edmonton Oilers’ Tom Gilbert

Repeat offender of dirty hits, Dan Carcillo, of the Chicago Blackhawks, received a seven-game suspension tonight for his hit on Tom Gilbert of the Edmonton Oilers. Carcillo was also suspended back in October under the reign of Brendan Shanahan. Here’s the Shanahan explanation: Carcillo’s Monday game was a much-anticipated return after being sidelined with a concussion...

Oilers C Nugent-Hopkins will be out indefinitely

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the NHL's leading rookie scorer, is out indefinitely after a left shoulder injury prevented him from playing against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Blues 4, Oilers 3

Matt D'Agostini capped a three-goal surge early in the third period and Carlo Colaiacovo had three assists, rallying the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. D'Agositini scored the game-winner when he carried the puck behind the net and wristed in a shot from the left circle at 8:59. It was the third goal of the period for St. Louis...

Hawks' Carcillo banned indefinitely for boarding

Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing with the Department of Player Safety regarding his hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert in Monday night's 4-3 victory by the Oilers.

Dan Carcillo Suspended, Again, For This Bit of Nonsense

Seems as if the NHL has finally fixed the injury inducing hit thing. Or not. Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended indefinitely for this hit on Edmonton's Tom Gilbert: That's 6 for... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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