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Top 10 NHL draft busts of the last decade

The NHL draft is notoriously difficult to get right. The vast majority of players selected are at least three or four years away from being ready for NHL action- and a lot can happen to those players during that crucial developmental period. Some prospects blossom into the player their respective team envisioned when they drafted them….and other flop. Big time. Yesterday we covered...
Via Around The Rink
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Plante Leaves North America For Dornbirner EC by   Steven Ellis

Alex Plante, who was an Edmonton Oilers prospect, has signed with Austrian club Dornbirner EC for the upcoming campaign. Plante was selected by the Edmonton Oilers 15th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Oilers signed Plante to a three-year contract following the season. He began his professional career in 2009–10 with Edmonton’s top minor league affiliate, the Springfield...
Via The Hockey House
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fight Night OKC; Admirals fall 5-2

  The Milwaukee Admirals closed out their back-to-back road games with the Oklahoma City Barons, again losing 5-2 Saturday night. Just the night before, the Admirals fell to the Barons 2-1 in overtime. So the trip to Oklahoma City didn’t benefit the Admirals except earning a point for the standings. The road trip ended with three Milwaukee players being injured.  ...
Via Fang Faction
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to do the right thing

Will the Rangers be celebrating this summer? Recently, Ryan Lambert suggested that the Edmonton Oilers would be looking to shake things up in the near future and suggested the Rangers as a trading partner. This prompted Dave to look at some possibilities between the two clubs and correctly noted there would need to be a lot of work done to get a deal done. Basically a deal between...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

And Then There Was One

Well, one RFA that is. With the contract extensions signed for defenceman Alex Plante and centreman Chris VandeVelde Thursday morning, the Oilers only have the much talked about Linus Omark left to sign. Or move. But the suggestion that this team may be done making moves couldn’t possibly be an accurate reflection of the state of the team. Whether or not moves actually come through...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Barons represented by five at AHL All Star Classic

Five members of the Oklahoma City Barons took part in the 2012 AHL All Star Classic in Atlantic City, NJ. Head coach Todd Nelson led the Western Conference, including Barons forwards Philippe Cornet and Ryan Keller, defenseman Alex Plante and goal...
Via nhl.com
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Takes AHL Lead

Less than a week ago, I wrote that the Hershey Bears (Washington affiliate) running away with the AHL lead.  I wrote that the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary affiliate) was the team most likely to catch them.  Since then, Hershey lost their only game.  Abbotsford lost their two games.  The Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton affiliate) have been hot and won three games.  This moves Oklahoma...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers assign Alex Plante

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Alex Plante to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, was recalled on December 26 and played one game before suffering a ...
Via nhl.com
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rookies

Despite appearances, the Edmonton Oilers are relying far less on rookies this NHL season. The huge number of rookies from a year ago are still developing but at least the pace of new hires has slowed to a more normal rate. 11-12 Rookies (TOI)Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 658Corey Potter 549Anton Lander 395Lennart Petrell 282Colten Teubert 182Alex Plante 32Teemu Hartikainen 27Ryan O'Marra...
Via Lowetide
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

OKC sends three to the All-Star Game

Phil Cornet, Alex Plante and Yann Danis have enjoyed solid seasons so far in the AHL with the OKC Barons. All three will represent the Barons at this year's All-Star game. Cornet would have to be considered the biggest surprise, after all it was uncertain what role he'd play in the organization this season. Plante has had his best season in the AHL, and his last year and...
Via Lowetide
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Weise hit on Plante - no suspension.

This is the hit that Vancouver forward Dale Weise put on Edmonton defenseman Alex Plante. The NHL has ruled that this was a shoulder to shoulder hit, and I concur. The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers Tom Renney wasn't very pleased with the hit and said that a suspension might be in order. Asked about the hit by Vancouver forward Dale Weise on Edmonton d-man Alex Plante in...
Via Goon's World
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

No Suspension for Canucks’ Dale Weise

According to Jim Jamieson of the province, there will be no suspension or fine for Vancouver Canuck Dale Weise following his hit on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Alex Plante on Monday night. NHL VP of player safety Brendan Shanahan looked at the video of the hit but opted not to hold a hearing with Weise, so there will not be a suspension. It’s still possible Weise could be fined...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers D Plante KO'd vs. Canucks

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alex Plante was knocked out of Monday's game against Vancouver after absorbing a jarring hit from Canucks left wing Dale Weise. A shoulder-to-shoulder check by Weise drove Plante's face into the boards and left the rookie bleeding profusely from a cut. Weise received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct for the hit. Edmonton...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

(Last Chance for) Hearts of Stone

As the reality of another lost season grips fans of the Edmonton Oilers, the time has come to talk of "next year": the draft, the men who offer hope and finally a defensive pairing worthy of the Oildrop. I've long since given up on hoping for some kind of grand intervention by Oilers management for this season. Ryan Whitney's in real trouble, things are unlikely...
Via Lowetide
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- What Do You Think Of The Dale Weise Hit?

Weise received 5 for charging and a game misconduct. from David Staples of the Cult of Hockey, Asked about the hit by Vancouver forward Dale Weise on Edmonton d-man Alex Plante in Monday night’s game, Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney suggested a suspension might be in order. “Pretty tough hit. Maybe a little sabbatical,” Renney said. “He came pretty hard. He had a...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers recall Plante

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Alex Plante  from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, has played in 28 games this season for the Barons recording...
Via nhl.com
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

#21-#30: The Rest

Despite having his finest AHL season, the clock is ticking on Alex Plante. He's a few months away from being waiver eligible, and his chances of being exposed are high; what's more, interest is unlikely to be close to Taylor Chorney level. Alex Plante's mobility is a major item.#21: D Alex Plante A solid year in OKC so far (his numbers suggest Plante has been their best...
Via Lowetide
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

The Top AHL Team

Just like the NHL there is parity in the AHL.  It is has been hard to assess which team is the best in the league.  I think one team is showing it is the best of the bunch.  They are the Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oiler affiliate).  They have a record of 19 wins and 7 losses (1 in a shootout) for 39 points.  They also have a +23 goal differential.  This gives them only...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers recall Plante

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Alex Plante  from the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, was assigned yesterday to Oklahoma City after being recalle...
Via nhl.com
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers assign Plante

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Alex Plante  to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, was recalled on Tuesday by Edmonton to play the Nashville Pre...
Via nhl.com
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers Find Goals in Nashville

Oilers beat the Predators 6-2 The fun Oilers team came out to play against the Nashville Predators, but this about face only keeps fans and likely coaching staff guessing on a daily basis. After the Oilers were outmuscled by the Dallas Stars, Taylor Chorney was re-assigned to Oklahoma City and Alex Plante was recalled. At the same time, Magnus Paajarvi and Ben Eager drew back into...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers recall Plante; assign Chorney

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Alex Plante and assigned defenceman Taylor Chorney to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Plante, 22, has played in 17 games this ...
Via nhl.com
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Nothing Rhymes

The list of Oilers forwards stuck offensively is real and it's spectacular: Taylor Hall hasn't scored in November, Magnus Paajarvi is lost and the Edmonton Oilers are a putrid offensive team. Their 41 goals is 9 off the league average (source: hockey-reference) and the early magic of the GA is lost too (although their 43 GA is still miles better than the league average)....
Via Lowetide
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Summer 20: Tracking Well

I've started gathering information for the winter top 20 (it'll start later this month) and it should be fun this time around. Plenty of movement and all that, although the top 5 should be familiar. Here's a quick update on the summer 20Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: A wonderful start to his NHL career (16, 7-6-13 +1) and he's shown a nice range of skills. Miles from what he...
Via Lowetide
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Teubert Up, Omark Down

With Andy Sutton’s suspension continuing through the first four games of the Oilers upcoming roadtrip and Cam Barker out day to day with a sore shoulder, the Oilers needed some help on the blue line. For Sunday’s game, the team called up Alex Plante. This move surprised many who thought and hoped that Colten Teubert would receive the call to play his fist NHL game. Due to some...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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