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The search for an effective fourth line

Please welcome yet another new blogger to the RobTheHockeyGuy crew: J.D. Burke. J.D. has a lot of blogging experience from a number of different blogs and is the self-proclaimed “Pierre LeBrun of Vancouver hockey bloggers”. You can follow him on Twitter at @JDBurkeOV. Even when things were going well for the Canucks (a certain 2011 Stanley Cup run comes to mind) there was always...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: MacT: A Lack of Moves?

I was reading a comment on an Oilers fan page on Facebook just now. There's so many Oilers fans still ripping General Manager Craig MacTavish for his inactivity so far this summer. I'm not sure I agree. You all remember the Summer of Steve? That was a few years ago, when then-Oilers GM made around six roster moves in one day. Added Andy Sutton, Ben Eager, Darcy Hordichuk...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Hordi Chucked; Leafs Raked; Smyth Miffed

A bunch of randoms for you tonight... Hordichuk Waived The Oilers placed Darcy Hordichuk on waivers on Monday. Considering a player is on waivers for a 24 hour period, Hordichuk has time to take 720 unnecessary penalties in the offensive zone while waiting to find out what happens to him. Why the Oilers re-signed this guy is anyone's guess. The 23-man roster thing is the...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: NHLPA Ends Player Starvation by Writing Some Cheques

Let Them Eat Steak The NHLPA reached deep on Saturday, and issued NHL players a $10,000 stipend, to help get them through the holiday season. $10,000 if you're Darcy Hordichuk is a lot of money. $10,000 if you're Sidney Crosby is fire starter. I shouldn't make jokes about the hard time players are going through. I mean, they've missed four pay-cheques at this...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Welcome N-64

It’s a familiar story, a player’s junior number is not available with their NHL team. What is a kid to do? Of course, he picks something different. For Nail Yakupov his familiar number 10 from the Sarnia Sting is currently in use by Shawn Horcoff, who is also the team captain. And so, according to reports from the Perry Pearn’s 3 on 3 tournament where Yakupov is currently representing...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Look for Oilers to Improve By Trades

The Oilers didn’t make anything remotely close to a splash on the first day of free agency. Instead the team chose three UFAs to re-sign in Ryan Smyth, Darcy Hordichuk and Jann Danis. But there is however the signing of Justin Schultz. So maybe they did make a splash afterall, even if it wasn’t for your typical proven, veteran, UFA player. There are a number of attractive UFA...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Tambellini Doing What He Does Best...

Sleeping. I shouldn't be so critical of Oilers management. They have been busy re-signing people. On Saturday, of course, the Oilers signed UFA Justin Schultz. On Sunday, the Oilers re-signed forward Ryan Smyth (2 years), goaltender Yann Danis (1 year) and forward Darcy Hordichuk. Other than that, no trades and no other UFA signings. What gives? It was said this morning...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks clinch Presidents’ trophy

And that’s a wrap The Vancouver Canucks finished the regular season with a solid performance, shutting down the Edmonton Oilers in a convincing 3-0 win Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada. The Oilers held their own for the first half of the game but broke down shorthanded after both Ben Eager and Darcy Hordichuk took respecting roughing penalties in the second period.  The Hat...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Their Cup Runeth Over: Oilers Double-Up Predators 6-3

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images A much looser game than what the Predators normally play ended with the higher-flying team winning 6-3. The Oilers are this year’s Flames as they have bested Nashville 3 out of 4 times and clobbered the Predators at Bridgestone Arena with two 6 goal efforts. Many fans will be clamoring about the officiating of tonight’s game which was...
Via The Predatorial
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hemsky performs his first hat trick

Ales Hemsky scored three goals for his first hat trick in the NHL, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Tuesday night. Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Jones and Sam Gagner also had goals, and Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for Edmonton. David Legwand scored twice for Nashville, and Patric Hornqvist added a goal and an assist. Pekka Rinne was pulled in the second period...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Predators blasted by Hemsky, Oilers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored three goals for his first hat trick in the NHL, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Tuesday night. Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Jones and Sam Gagner also had goals, and Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for Edmonton. David Legwand scored twice for Nashville, and Patric Hornqvist added a goal and an assist. Pekka Rinne was pulled...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers 6, Predators 3

Ales Hemsky scored three goals for his first hat trick in the NHL, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Tuesday night. Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Jones and Sam Gagner also had goals, and Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves for Edmonton. David Legwand scored twice for Nashville, and Patric Hornqvist added a goal and an assist. Pekka Rinne was pulled in the second period...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

G41 Oilers at Stars

You can see the Oilers future on display every time they play. Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and on it goes. A 220-pound Finn winger is trying to wiggle into the everyday lineup and said player has some nice things. Is there room? Who goes?Teemu Hartikainen is 220 pounds of mad Finn, and as he showed last spring the young man can impact the game down low and in...
Via Lowetide
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

RE Revisited

Back in the summer I wrote several posts attempting to peg "reasonable" for this edition of the Edmonton Oilers. Let's have a look and see how things are progressing. Going into year 2 of his Oilers coaching career, we expected coach Tom Renney to line match more and to have more bullets every night. I estimated a solid improvement in GF/GA:2010-11 actual: 193-269 ...
Via Lowetide
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild youngster Kassian displays veteran grit

ST. PAUL, Minn. On the same day he was recalled by Minnesota, forward Matt Kassian was named the No. 1 star in the Wild's 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.Kassian didn't score the game-winning goal. That was Dany Heatley. Kassian also didn't have a three-assist effort. That was Marek Zidlicky.In fact, Kassian didn't record a point all night.But what he did provide...
Via Fox Sports North
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Wild youngster Kassian displays veteran grit

ST. PAUL, Minn. On the same day he was recalled by Minnesota, forward Matt Kassian was named the No. 1 star in the Wild's 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.Kassian didn't score the game-winning goal. That was Dany Heatley. Kassian also didn't have a three-assist effort. That was Marek Zidlicky.In fact, Kassian didn't record a point all night.But what he did provide...
Via Fox Sports North
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

G29 Avalanche at Oilers

Based on the lines in practice yesterday, I beginning to think coach Renney misses Taylor Hall in a big way, or Sam  Gagner is being showcased. Or bothYesterday at practice, coach Renney--who is not the hardest line matcher who ever walked a turn at Shawshank--shuffled his lines again. RNH-Gagner-EberleHorcoff-Smyth-HemskyBelanger-Eager-JonesLander-Paajarvi-HordichukThis tells us...
Via Lowetide
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Staubitz, Hordichuk set to re-engage; more discipline this time?

I can't imagine there are hordes of people outside of Minnesota and Edmonton waiting with baited breath for Wednesday night's tilt between the Wild and the Oilers, especially when there are games on the evening's schedule that appear far more entertaining. But there's at least one really good reason to watch this one instead. No, it's not Ryan-Nugent Hopkins...
Via Puck Daddy
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Yeo expects the Wild to be more disciplined

WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "We weren't ready." Those were words heard around the Wild locker room after the 5-2 loss against Edmonton last Friday. The Oilers came out fast, outplaying the Wild. Minnesota was never able to come back and Edmonton was able to snap an eight-game losing streak to Minnesota. "We weren't very good last game and we have to come...
Via Fox Sports North
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

With eyes on Hordichuk/Staubitz, Wild looks to regain top spot in the NHL

A big storyline tonight will be Brad Staubitz vs. Darcy Hordichuk, and whether there will be any fireworks after last week's clashes at the X.
Via Star Tribune
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Too Much Tootoo

Jordan Tootoo is one annoying little hockey player. He dominated the Oilers/Predators game on Monday, making some of us Oiler fans wondering where we get ourselves one of those. I thought Darcy Hordichuk was brought in to be a jerk like Tootoo? Tootoo seemed like he was on the ice for 40 minutes of the game, and he did everything: Pass, shot, instigated, sang, danced, moved like...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 29, 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

Barker and Hemsky Return Date Pegged at… Soon

Ales Hemsky, Darcy Hordichuk and Cam Barker all look set to return to the line-up soon and so changes to the Oilers line-up must be made. Cam Barker and Ales Hemsky both took and as far as I can tell, passed Coach Tom Renney’s skate test. This test is something that all players hoping to return to the line-up must do, and the results must make Renney happy. Renney says he can tell...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Monday Random Thoughts

Yuck...Monday morning. What a disgraceful day Monday is. I can't wait till Rebecca Black is all washed up, depressed, and has addiction issues. Then she can write a song called, "Monday", and it will be the new "Rehab". A few randoms for today regarding the Oilers and a few other teams: - Sounds like two injured Oilers, Cam Barker and Darcy Hordichuk...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

G12 Oilers at Kings

In the early days of expansion, the city of angels pursued "name" hockey players just like New York City. Because of it, most of the early stars for the Los Angeles Kings were acquired for picks and prospects. It did not go well in the standings. Rogie Vachon was a helluva goalie, and Marcel Dionne (above photo) was an exceptional offensive talent. The universal draft was...
Via Lowetide
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

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