Found January 30, 2013 on
from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
The American Hockey League has determined that Justin Schultz is eligible to be their rookie of the year.
Jason Chaimovitch from the AHL office has done the research and informed your correspondent Tuesday Schultz looks to be legal.
“It’s an unusual circumstance but I took a look at our by-laws and I do not think there are any games-played restrictions or anything else involved on eligibility for AHL Awards,” Chaimovitch reported.
Which, while only 11 days into a 99-day season, certainly sets it up, doesn’t it?
Edmonton Oilers’ Justin Schultz could became the first player in the history of hockey to win the rookie of the year honours in two leagues in the same season!
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Chalk up another win for the Edmonton Oilers. Why did they win?
- Because their powerplay can score at will. Both units are brilliant.
- Because Hall/Eberle/Nuge is one of the best lines in hockey. They completely control the game when they're on the ice.
- Because Oilers Head Coach Ralph Krueger actually gave Teemu Hartikainen some real ice time, and he made the most...
Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Wednesday night.
The Oilers appeared to be on their way to helping Devan Dubnyk to his fifth career shutout, but put their goalie in a bind when Sam Gagner was called for a penalty and the Coyotes pulled goalie Chad...
As I suspected, Shawn Horcoff was injured by the perfectly innocent hit from behind provided by Phoenix winger Shane Doan. Not only should have Doan received a penalty for that hit, but it should have been sent to the league for review. Absolute cheap-shot.
Anton Lander has been called up and will play for Horcoff tonight. In order for the Oilers to make roster room, it was necessary...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Wednesday night.
The Oilers appeared to be on their way to helping Devan Dubnyk to his fifth career shutout, but put their goalie in a bind when Sam Gagner was called for a penalty and the...
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers learned a valuable lesson Monday. Listen to your coach. After a morning video session in which Ralph Krueger stressed the importance of simplifying their game -- getting the puck deep instead of trying to dipsy-doodle over the opposition's blue line -- they did exactly that. And it worked. The Oilers rolled to a convincing 4-1 victory...
Shane Doan's dirty hit on Shawn Horcoff near the end of the 3rd period should have been a 5 and a game penalty. It wasn't. Actually, Sam Gagner from the Oilers got a penalty because the refs thought he was tackled improperly by Coyotes forward Nick Johnson. Horcoff left the game, and my guess is, he has a concussion. Doan, as usual, got away with it. I love his talent, but...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal 3:52 into overtime to give Edmonton a 2-1 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, enabling the Oilers to break a five-game losing streak in the series. Yakupov scored his fourth goal of the season, tipping in a puck sent toward goaltender Chad Johnson after Coyotes center Antoine Vermette was called for high-sticking against...
Listening to Don Cherry on CBC's coach's corner Saturday, you would think that Nail Yakupov committed sports biggest foul. But looking at the source, that reaction was to be expected, Mr. Cherry is old school and while he can be quite outspoken, he prefers his hockey players to be quiet and demure small town Canadian boys.
As we all know, Yakupov is very Russian, and he...
Still the Marleau show. Can't wait till he doesn't score any goals in the playoffs. Parise looks like a monster with the Wild. Fun team to watch.
GIF OF THE NIGHT
See why Ryan Whitney has this stunned look on his face in the gif of the night after the jump.
Nail Yakupv won another game for the Oilers in OT. Then Ryan Whitney chirped Derek Morris. If the...