The Lennart Petrell experiment is officially over with the Edmonton Oilers as the big strong and uncreative Finnish forward has signed with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league.
The last time an Oilers castaway signed in the Swiss league Linus Omark led that league in scoring. It’s safe to say this will not be the case with Petrell 29. It always struck me that the big Finn’s...
So much stuff going on with the Oilers right now, I'm about to explode.
Thank You and About Time
The Oilers announced today that they have re-signed forward Lennart Petrell to a one-year contract. Aside from Petrell being a decent penalty killer, he can play all three different forward positions...which makes him a possible replacement at center for Eric Belanger, once the...
"I want to be your sledgehammer. Why don't you call my name?"
You may have noticed at the trade deadline the Vancouver Canucks dealt the ridiculously talented Cody Hodgson for a skating fridge named Zack Kassian. Why? I mean, on paper, this looks like an awful deal for Vancouver.
Kassian is gonna be their sledgehammer. Last season in the final round of the Stanley...
Oilers beat Jets 5-3
This was the Edmonton Oilers’ first trip to Winnipeg in 16 years, but it’s funny how some things remain the same. While the Jets put up a good fight, the Oilers saw scoring from all positions and made this look like an easy two points.
There was also an unexpected Finn who earned what looked to be an easy two points; Lennart Petrell. Petrell has never...
The Edmonton Oilers didn't let the loud crowd get to them in Winnipeg.
Taylor Hall and Lennart Petrell each had a goal and an assist as the Oilers scored four straight third-period goals to hand Winnipeg a 5-3 loss Monday night.
''I thought we played really well,'' said Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk, who made 27 saves. ''It's obviously one of the...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2012
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Lennart Petrell and Taylor Hall both had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers scored four times
in the third period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday night.
February 27, 2012
The announcement that Edmonton Oilers’ winger Lennart Petrell would receive no further suspension following his hit Thursday night on Wild defenceman Marek Zidlicki was not made as a breaking news comment on TSN, ESPN or any other sports channel. It was instead a simple tweet from NHL Senior VP Player Safety Brendan Shanahan. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector pointed out how quickly and...
I think this was a bad hit, I think Petrel should have been at least suspended because it was a dangerous hit, but I am not surprised that that hit didn't garner a suspension. I also said this last night.
While Lennart Petrell's hit On Marek Zidlicky might not have appeared to be malicious, it's unnecessary, it's a dangerous hit and it's also a hit that...
I think we have seen more of these types of hits this season than any other. I am not really sure why players can’t seem to avoid making that push from behind.
Lennart Petrell of the Oilers received 5 minutes for checking from behind and a game.
While Lennart Petrell's hit On Marek Zidlicky might not have appeared to be malicious, it's unnecessary, it's a dangerous hit and it's also a hit that has to be removed from the NHL.
It's hits like this that can cause serious injury, to include unneeded and unnecessary concussions.If a player is going to check an opposition player and he sees number, that...