Found September 03, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Matt Sitkoff at, So with Ovechkin now deemed a fantasy right wing by, Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers sits atop the left wing rankings entering 2013-14. The No. 1 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft finally stayed healthy and finished ninth overall in scoring with 50 points, and with the ongoing development of the young Oilers expect big things from the 21-year-old on the left side. Hall has been a force on the power play (25 career power-play goals) since entering the League, has proven to be a clutch player (25 career game-winning goals) and most recently posted a career-best 34 assists last season. Hall also fills the shots category as he has 547 shots on goal in 171 career games. The top 10 has familiar faces, as consistent performers should continue to produce. Only four players have more points over the last three seasons than Daniel Sedin (211 points in 201 games), which is why he ranks right behind Hall. Joffrey Lupul always raises injury concerns...

Nugent-Hopkins intact, back from surgery, back on practice ice

The Oilers report: “RNH says he’ll likely participate in #Oilers camp with a non-contact jersey for starters says his repaired shoulder is feeling good.” And the Journal’s Jim Matheson: “RNH buzzing and ripping wrist shots in skate with Oil guys. Shoulder surgery looks like it worked.” The recovery of Nugent-Hopkins 20 is one the crucial story lines for the Oilers this...

Oilers Plan To Keep Hemsky

Ales Hemsky and Craig MacTavish meet with the media today...   "I've seen him at his best, and I have a great appreciation for his skill-set." GM MacTavish on Ales Hemsky — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 4, 2013   "He's off the market. We want (Ales) to come in and make an impression. We...

Hemsky stays put, pledges he’ll take any role to make the Oilers succeed

Ales Hemsky is still the artist-in-residence. While Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish painted a picture months ago that 30-year-old winger and the captain Shawn Horcoff might be best served with a new place to work because they were perhaps beaten down by all the losing Hemsky is still here. Horcoff was dealt to Dallas Stars for defenceman Philip Larsen freeing the...

Oilers say Hemsky is off the trading block

Forward Ales Hemsky who had been mentioned in trade rumors all summer will be staying with the Edmonton Oilers this season. "He's off the market" Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish told reporters Wednesday. "We want [Ales] to come in and make an impression. We want him to play a prominent role." Hemsky 30 had nine goals and 11 assists in 38 games last...

GARTH'S CORNER: Oilers Lack Net-Front Forward

The Edmonton Oilers have quite an explosive, young battalion of forwards, don't they? Whats not to envy about a lineup that boasts of supremely skilled snipers in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov, Sam Gagner? There's no denying that the Oilers will score buckets full of goals this season. The thought process in the City Of Champions heading...

Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings – 9/6/2013

- Thanks to Barry Miller for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Minneapolis, Minnesota:* Triple H kicks off this week’s SmackDown and is holding a town hall meeting for everyone to air their grievances. The locker room is out watching from the stage. Triple H, Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox are in the ring. Triple H talks first about how he fired...

What’s Happening With Some Of The UFAs?

from Lyle Richardson at The Hockey News, It's been a long, quiet summer for several notable unrestricted free agents, but with NHL training camps opening next week, some should soon find new homes. Ryan Whitney: His reduced skating ability hurts his free agent value. Earlier this summer, Edmonton Journal pundit Jim Matheson speculated Whitney could be a fit with the...

WWE Smackdown Taping Results & Spoilers (Air Date: 9/6/2013)

Credit – PWMania WWE taped this week’s WWE SmackDown episode from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are full WWE SmackDown spoilers and results. WWE SmackDown Spoilers * Triple H kicks off this week’s SmackDown and is holding a town hall meeting for everyone to air their grievances. The locker room is out watching from the stage. Triple H, Vickie Guerrero and...

Jason Lewis: Pacific Division Preview: Edmonton Oilers

As we move past the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames number three on our season previews of the Pacific Division opponents for the Kings is the emerging Edmonton Oilers. Maybe best remembered by Kings fans in 2012-13 for the infamous slide of Nail Yakupov (which I had no problem with by the by), the Oilers should be a challenging addition to an already competitive Pacific...
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