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NHL Compliance buyouts

#162982447 / gettyimages.comBuffalo:   Ville Leino $4.5M Chicago:   Steve Montador $2.75M, Rostislav Olesz $3.125MDallas:   Aaron Rome $1.5M Detroit:   Carlo Colaiacovo $2.5M Edmonton:   Eric Belanger $1.75M Minnesota:  Tom Gilbert $4M Montreal:   Scott Gomez $7.357M,  Tomas Kaberle $4.25MNashville:  Hal Gill $2M New Jersey: Johan Hedberg $1.4M NY Islanders...
Via Goon's World
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Talk In The Hockey World

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - Evgeni Malkin is beyond exasperated, going 12 games without a goal in Pittsburgh. He’s changed all of his equipment, but he looks like — dare I say it — Eric Belanger around the net. Mind you, Sidney Crosby has gone 10 straight games without scoring. There’s something very stale with the Penguins these days. Their record would...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Special Teams Saturday: Problems In Edmonton- Eakins to Blame?

The Edmonton Oilers have been an awful special teams group this season, starting first and foremost with their penalty-kill unit that sits at a league worst, 69.7%. On Monday, October 14th, the Oilers faced the Washington Capitals, a team with the best power-play unit in the entire NHL. The Oilers allowed three power-play goals on the night. Edmonton fans, this article will break...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Belanger Calls It A Career After Short KHL Stint by   Steven Ellis

Eric Belanger, who was bought out by the Edmonton Oilers at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 season, has announced his retirement from hockey after starting the season with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. Bélanger had a disappointing season with the Oilers, recording no goals and three assists in 26 games with the club. He signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million [...]
Via The Hockey House
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Belanger On His Way To The KHL by   Steven Ellis

Eric Belanger, who was recently bought out by the Edmonton Oilers, has signed a one year contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. Bélanger had a disappointing season with the Oilers, recording no goals and three assists in 26 games with the club. He signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2011, but his tenure there was [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 15, 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

Waiver Wire Action Today

Ryan Rishuag of TSN tweets... Mikhael Grabovski on unconditional waivers Eric Belanger also on waivers, unconditional, buyout coming Darrel Powe, Johan Hedberg, Aaron Asham, also on waivers Hal Gill and Greg Zanon placed on unconditional waivers as well today likely for buyout purposes. All players cleared from yesterday.
Via Kukla's Korner
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Can the Oilers Improve At the Deadline?

It's closing in on the 24 hours to go mark for the NHL Trade Deadline. Throughout the day, there will be announcements of trades and contract re-signings. The Oilers could experience a little of both. I got to thinking this morning about what could realistically happen. The Oilers are a winning team when Shawn Horcoff is playing and Eric Belanger isn't. As long as the...
Via HockeyBuzz
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Canucks close off March with a meeting against their Northwest rival Edmonto...

The Canucks close off March with a meeting against their Northwest rival Edmonton Oilers. It's been a while since these two teams hooked up this year, they last saw each other in early February when the Canucks won 3-2. Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 35 notes, prediction & tweets! www.nwsportsbeat.com Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers-Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are returning home from a disappointing road trip. Their only victory on that journey was against their next opponent, a club that has lost six straight visits to Scottrade Center. The Blues will be in search of a fifth consecutive home win Tuesday night when they try to defeat the Edmonton Oilers for the sixth straight time. St. Louis (17-12-2) is back home...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: 5-4-3 Is Not 3-4-5

I've been thinking about this ever since the Oilers stole a victory away from the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday: 5-4-3 isn't so bad, especially considering how injured the Oilers are. Yes, every team needs to deal with injuries, and the good ones keep winning regardless who is out. But here's the thing: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is obviously playing hurt. Shawn Horcoff...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets face struggling Edmonton team

Though it doesn't take away the sting of five consecutive losses, coach Ralph Krueger believes his Edmonton Oilers are putting forth solid efforts that eventually should translate to victories. Todd Richards isn't saying the same about his Columbus Blue Jackets. Edmonton hopes to have Eric Belanger back in the lineup Sunday night as it seeks a fifth victory in the last six...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers-Blue Jackets Preview

Though it doesn't take away the sting of five consecutive losses, coach Ralph Krueger believes his Edmonton Oilers are putting forth solid efforts that eventually should translate to victories. Todd Richards isn't saying the same about his Columbus Blue Jackets. Edmonton hopes to have Eric Belanger back in the lineup Sunday night as it seeks a fifth victory in the last...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers-Red Wings Preview

Depleted by injuries, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves saddled with a four-game losing streak. They have managed to earn points in three of those defeats, however, and help could be on the way starting Saturday when Edmonton tries to end a string of five consecutive road losses to the Detroit Red Wings. Playing without three of its top four centers in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Shawn...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Updates

The Edmonton Oilers are in a familiar position; a lineup decimated by injury, in the middle of a losing streak, and all the while the playoffs appear to be getting further and further away. Missing their top line centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Shawn Horcoff, Eric Belanger and now Anton Lander the Oilers are desperately low on centermen. And while playing Ryan Smyth at center will...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Do The Oilers Need A Center?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Unlike the San Jose Sharks, who have about eight natural centres amongst their top 12 forwards–moving Patty Marleau and Joe Pavelski and Scott Gomez to the wing–the Edmonton Oilers are seriously lacking in that commodity.  With  Shawn Horcoff breaking a knuckle on his hand and Eric Belanger busting two toes , both blocking shots...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: The Return of M*A*S*H

Oh oh. I said that - "Oh oh" - when I heard Mark Fistric wouldn't be returning to the game on Monday after crashing hips-first into the boards. Going into the game, Ryan Jones was out (eye injury), Theo Peckham was out (hip injury), Eric Belanger was out (foot) and Ben Eager was out (concussion). Nikolai Khabibulin is back, but he's coming off a persistent...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Could Yakupov = Subban?

Follow me on Twitter, if you like jokes about the Olympic team and random insulting comments about Eric Belanger: @rdcloutier Do you remember before the NHL Entry Draft in June...I spoke a number of times about the potential for the Oilers to move the 1st overall pick in a package to the Montreal Canadiens and their 3rd overall pick. Well, it didn't happen. The Oilers drafted...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Spillage! June 19 Edition

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...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Who Stays? Who Goes?

So my last blog got a little interesting debate going on Twitter as to who could be gone from the Oilers roster next season, and why. Here's an expanded look at the subject: Eric Belanger - I think when the Oilers signed him, the hope was he'd be a much less expensive Horcoff. Everyone rips on Horcs, but if he was $2mil per season, Oil fans would think he's one of...
Via HockeyBuzz
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Can the Coyotes play their game in the playoffs?

For the third consecutive season, the Phoenix Coyotes made it to the postseason on the back of their tight-knit, defensive system. Can they force other teams to play that game during the postseason?Head coach Dave Tippett is simply a mastermind with the Xs and Os. After losing important pieces to the puzzle like Kyle Turris, Ilya Bryzgalov, Vernon Fiddler, Lee Stempniak, and Eric...
Via Red Light District Hockey
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL's new ad campaign is "Because it's the Cup"

When it comes to making advertising campaigns, the NHL has set the bar extremely high. As you might recall, last season we saw the brilliantly executed series of "History will be made" commercials that were both brilliant, inspiring and worthy of goose bumps. The ads were creative and effective in showing just how magical the NHL is. Prior to that, the NHL had the "...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

“Because It’s The Cup”

from Adam Gretz of Eye On Hockey, According to a report from Sports Business Daily, the NHL is set to roll out a new advertising campaign this week for the upcoming playoffs that will replace the “history will be made” commercials than ran during the past two postseasons…. The new ads will have the tagline, “because it’s the cup” and will reportedly be aimed at “casual...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers 6, Flames 1

Sam Gagner scored a goal and added two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers broke out with four unanswered goals in the second period in a 6-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Jordan Eberle, Ryan Smyth, Taylor Hall, Ales Hemsky and Eric Belanger also had goals for Edmonton (23-30-6). Scott Hannan scored his second goal of the season and first in 52 games to provide...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers 3, Avalanche 2

Taylor Hall scored in the third period to give Edmonton a two-goal cushion and the Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jordan Eberle and Eric Belanger also scored for the Oilers, who are 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing eight of nine. Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves. Peter Mueller and Gabriel Landeskog had goals for the Avalanche, who have lost three...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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