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LUKE GAZDIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gazdic pointing toward brighter future with Oilers

With his surgically repaired right shoulder resting in a sling, Luke Gazdic had no choice but to look ahead to next season. The Edmonton Oilers rookie left the lineup after the March 30 contest against the New York Rangers to have a torn labrum remedied. Gazdic’s surgeon not only operated on Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ales Hemsky, he also fixed the rookie’s left shoulder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Luke Gazdic out minimum 6 months after surgery

The Edmonton Oilers announced they will be without Luke Gazdic for the next six months (minimum) after he will undergo shoulder surgery.tysp9-flickr.comThe Oilers will not specify what the exact injury on Gazdic's shoulder is, but there is speculation it could be a torn labrum....same thing like Taylor Hall’s and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said, ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

All Goals Aren’t Created Equal: Luke Gazdic And Ice Time

I say this a lot but I sometimes feel like nobody hears me: a player’s Corsi% can’t be divorced from the context in which he plays. There’s been some talk lately about re-signing Luke Gazdic. I’m opposed to this but I feel compelled to note that I think people overstate the case against him (or, [...]
Via Mudcrutch79 Hockey
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Westgarth gets KO’d by Luke Gazdic in Heavyweight Fight

This heavyweight fight between Calgary Flames enforcer Kevin Westgarth and Edmonton Oilers goon Luke Gazdic is exactly why the NHL doesn’t want guys taking their helmets off in fights. Westgarth (6’4″ 235 lbs) took an absolute beating from Gazdic (6’3″ 210 lbs) and on the fourth massive punch, he went down. Unfortunately when he went down he slammed the back of his head...
Via Diehardsport
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers tough guy Luke Gazdic studies potential opponents

Luke Gazdic does his homework heading into games. The Edmonton Oilers winger, who doubles as team enforcer, was aware of the possible opponents he could square off with against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. The Sabres have plenty of muscle on their roster, and with Buffalo’s season spiraling down the drain, Gazdic went into the contest with his head on a swivel. He particularly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gazdic shows more than just fighting ability on Oilers fourth line

Heavyweight NHLers are there to serve and protect on a nightly basis, but Luke Gazdic has some ability and shouldn’t be satisfied with being a knuckle-dragging, four- to five-minute-a-game guy. There could be something there in the Edmonton Oilers’ fourth-liner. On several shifts against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, he looked every bit as effective as a similar tough guy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Gazdic Says He Respects Milan Lucic, But Has ‘Wanted a Piece of’ Bruins Forward (Video)

The Edmonton Oilers had a rough first period Thursday night, and resident tough guy Luke Gazdic knew something had to change if his team was going to get back into the game. So Gazdic did what he’s known to do, and the big forward picked a fight. Gazdic, who stands at an intimidating 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 240 pounds, rang the bell of one of the league’s biggest and baddest...
Via NESN.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic and Luke Gazdic square off in fantastic heavyweight fight

The Boston Bruins were having their way with the Edmonton Oilers, up 3-1 early in the 2nd period. Oilers forward Luke Gazdic was looking to change the momentum and he challenged Bruins forward Milan Lucic to a fight. Both Lucic and Gazdic are 6’3″ 210 lbs and that made for an awesome heavyweight bout. They exchanged punches like rock ‘em sock ‘em robots and made for one of...
Via Diehardsport
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: The best hockey fights of the week

Welcome to the 2013-14 edition of Hockey Fights of the Week. If you're new to PDL, each week we highlight five of the most memorable and interesting scraps from the previous seven days. At the end of the year we compile our 15 favorite fights in an effort to showcase the best the season had to offer. Here's a look back at the best hockey fights from the 2012-13 season. ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Gazdic brings tough, responsible play without the goon

Get rid of hockey goons. Keep fighting in hockey. That’s my stand. And it’s not contradictory. The best example is right here right now in Edmonton. There’s no place in this game for Steve MacIntyre. But welcome to the Oilers Luke Gazdic. With what happened to George Parros in Montreal on opening night the cry to ban fighting in hockey returned in a big way yesterday....
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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