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Forward Teemu Hartikainen should get the plum opportunity to prove his value with the Edmonton Oilers this year. David Staples of the Edmonton Journal suggests the 22-year-old winger will play the majority of the 2012-13 campaign in the NHL."... This is the year the big Finn sticks, mainly because he's the most likely power forward on this team. He loves to hit and muck. If he somehow earns power play time, he could take time and points from (Nail) Yakupov or (Ales) Hemsky ..."I personally favored Hartikainen making the Edmonton Oilers a season ago over the likes of Lennart Petrell, Anton Lander or Darcy Hordichuk.Teemu Hartikainen is young like the rest of the core group. Plus, he adds size and strength with a mix of finesse. All the ingredients the Oilers were missing the past couple years... all in one package! (he) thev 2008 sixth round pick; I believe is the missing piece to a deadly offense.
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The Canada/Russia series ends with a Canada OT victory, and what is Nail Yakupov doing? Skating around the ice with a flag from Lokomotiv Yaroslav. For those who might have forgotten, Lokomotiv Yaroslav is the KHL team that was lost in a plane crash a little less than a year ago.
A strange gesture for a Junior...
Via Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien, TSN’s Ryan Rishaug is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers are doing something very smart given the looming expiration of the current CBA:
The Edmonton Oilers have resumed preliminary talks with forward Taylor Hall’s representatives on a contract extension, according to TSN’s Edmonton bureau reporter Ryan Rishaug.
Hall, 20, is entering...
Let's take a break from my ego and the @StopTheLock2012 situation for a bit and discuss what's happening with the Edmonton Oilers.
Wait...I'll do this quickly...Did an interview with NextSportsStar.com this morning (on the Bill Hayes hosted show "2 Forward 1 Back") discussing the lockout, the "Stop the NHL Lockout" thing I created, Hockeybuzz, and...