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5 Reasons to Still Watch the Edmonton Oilers This Season

March 4th, 2011
With 17 games left in the season, the Edmonton Oilers sit in last place in the NHL with 52 points and their two top players, Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall, out with injuries, as well as having traded away Dustin Penner in exchange for futures.After reading that, you may wonder, ...

Evgeni Nabokov Claimed By New York Islanders: Why He Should Grow Up and Report

January 26th, 2011
Evgeni Nabokov was claimed off waivers on Saturday by the New York Islanders after he signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Many people were puzzled by the Islanders' decision, since Nabokov had said before that he wanted to sign with a Stanley Cup contending team, and let's ...

Taylor Hall Moved to Middle: What That Could Mean for Edmonton Oilers’ Future

January 14th, 2011
For the last two games, Taylor Hall has been playing on the top line. That is nothing new, since Hall has been on the Oilers' top line for the past month. The difference is he finds himself playing centre, a position he hasn't played since before junior, at least regularly. Yet, ...

Linus Omarks’ Shootout Goal: Cheeky Or Disrespectful?

December 11th, 2010
Linus Omark has been a household name among the hockey community for some time since his dazzling shooutout goal against Switzerland in an exhibition game became a youtube sensation. It was a move that no one had seen before, just a slight flick of the puck over the sprawling goalie ...

NHL: What the Jeff Deslauriers Signing Means for the Oilers Future in Goal

July 31st, 2010
The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have re-signed goalie Jeff Deslauriers to a one year contract. Normally a small signing like this wouldn't be big news. Heck, you could probably barely call it news. But, for the Edmonton Oilers, it is. And its not just because they are the last ...

The NHL Finally Gets It Right: Ilya Kovalchuk Contract Rejected

July 20th, 2010
It seemed that the 15 year contract signed by Rick Dipietro on September 12, 2006 had set a trend, as more and more teams started signing their star players to long term contracts for over a decade. It seemed like a good idea, as teams would get to keep their ...