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Top 10 Reasons the Los Angeles Kings Are Near the Top of the NHL Pacific Division

December 15th, 2009
One of the surprise stories in the NHL this season, the Los Angeles Kings are now tied for first in the NHL Pacific Division with the San Jose Sharks. While the Kings fail to lead in any categories the NHL might consider critical to success, ie. Goals Against, Goals For, ...

Should the Oilers Offer Ales Hemsky for Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien?

December 15th, 2009
Here in Edmonton, rumours about the hockey team are thrown around like hacky sacks. When the team is hot, it would be a sin for anyone to be moved even though the Oilers still have contracts that aren't great for the future success of the team. Of course, when the team is ...

Dustin Penner Added to List of Team Canada Possibles

December 10th, 2009
Dustin Penner has been nothing short of incredible for the Edmonton Oilers this year. By leaps and bounds, he's been the Oilers' most productive player, and the results of his play are starting to produce dividends. Outside of the fact that the Oilers have won four in a row on the ...

Edmonton Oilers Skyrocket From 15th To 12th in West in One Night

December 4th, 2009
The sky is falling in Edmonton, or at least that's what fans, writers, and popular opinion around the city seems to suggest. That is, until the Oilers laid a beating on last year's Stanley Cup finalist Detroit Red Wings. Edmonton was simply a better team, out-shooting the Red Wings in every period, ...

Edmonton Oilers Have Five Long Days To Think About Things

November 30th, 2009
While the shot counter was deceivingly close, the Oilers were bombed in a 7-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on the first of a long road trip. This loss puts the Oilers at an embarrassing third from last in the Western Conference, above only Anaheim and Minnesota, both of whom have three ...

Are the Edmonton Oilers Truly a “Fat and Happy” Team?

November 24th, 2009
The Oilers won the game. That much is true. It was an important game for the team to win—a 4-0 victory over the Coyotes on Monday—considering what's facing them in their schedule over the next two weeks. Edmonton played almost two good periods of hockey and honestly played well enough to win, ...

Are The Edmonton Oilers a Team With No Direction?

November 22nd, 2009
Dustin Penner has easily been the Edmonton Oilers best hockey player this season. With now 13 goals and 25 points and a plus/minus +11 in 23 games, Penner has been the only shining spot in an otherwise poor season for the Oilers to date. Hemsky, Visnovksy, and Ladislav Smid have also ...

Dany Heatley Scores Hat Trick: Something About That Bothers Me

November 21st, 2009
I know that in the grand scheme of things, I'm supposed to be impartial. That I should write the news and notes on a team without acting as a "homer" for the city in which I live. But, it should come as no surprise, that as an Oilers blogger, I'm also an ...

Good and Bad Angles Come Out Of Oilers’ Wednesday Win

November 19th, 2009
After Wednesday's come-from-behind win over the Colorado Avs, a blogger like myself had a plethora of story lines to select from. Should I talk about Jeff Deslauriers finally getting some game action, only to start out poorly, worry the entire coaching staff, then make up for ...

Edmonton Oilers Attempt to Justify New Pay Per View Schedule

November 14th, 2009
It's no secret that the amount and cost of a PPV has gone up over the past couple seasons. It's also no secret that the quality of what's being offered during those broadcasts hasn't really increased. Oiler fans are still getting repeated player segments, in-depth profiles (which aren't ...