The St. Louis Blues (22-17-7, 51 Points) wrap up their week long three game homestand against another Central Division rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets (22-20-5, 49 Points). This is a pivotal contest for the Note. They sit just two points ahead of Columbus who occupies 13th place who is just one point ahead of 14th [...]
When GMs all lose their minds tomorrow and offer UFAs too much money for far to many years I expect the Oilers to be very quite. But even though tomorrow will likely be a rather boring day for Oiler fans, as it turns out today was a very busy day.
After selecting franchise-player Taylor Hall with the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft last Friday, the Edmonton Oilers have indicated they will buy out the contracts of former captain Ethan Moreau, Robert Nilsson and Patrick O’Sullivan tomorrow after putting them on waivers at noon earlier today, effectively turning the page on a [...]
Last night Chicago doubled up on the Oilers 4-2 and as a result now have double the points of the Oilers in the standings too. The game was in no way as close as the final score would indicate. The description used over at The Copper & Blue of men versus boys is about as an accurate a description as any I can think of.
Just like Wednesday night Oiler fans at Rexall Place last night thought that the home team might just pull out a win and end their losing streak, but it just wasn’t meant to be and the streak continues – the Oilers have now lost 10 straight games.
After a great performance on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, Avs fans were wondering if this team would keep their foot on the pedal against the Oil or play down to the competition. Going into tonight’s game against the Oil I couldn’t help but be a bit surprised by this quote by Ethan Moreau, [...]
At this point things in Edmonton are about as ugly as they can get. The season is done, the team has three points in their last 13 games, Khabibulin needs back surgery, Hemsky is lost for the year, and by the end of the night it’s very possible that the Oilers will be tied for last place. So it’s a good thing that the Penguins are coming to town tonight, at least this way there is something for Oiler fans something to be excited about.
It was the same the same old story for Oiler fans last night at Rexall Place. The Oilers play, the Oilers lose. Last nights decision – a 5-3 loss to the Predators – marked the tenth loss in the Oilers last 11 games on home ice. With a record like that it’s only a matter of time until the Oilers manage to sit in the basement of the NHL.
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The final score last night was 4-0 but the score doesn’t really reflect how the Oilers played against the Coyotes. Overall the team played alright but by no means was they spectacular.
This week could very well define the Oilers season. As a fan it hurts to think that on the 23rd of November but it likely is reality.
The Colorado Avalanche are officially nuts. They have two personalities. Last Saturday the Avs played the first of four-straight divisional games. Coach Joe Sacco called the game a “must-win”. The Avs failed to even show up for the game, leaving the head coach looking like a big dummy. The Avs went through both goalies and [...]
Last night was a good news/bad news kind of night for the Oilers. The good news was that as a team they looked good and did manage to come away with a point. The bad news of course is that they couldn’t hold a third period lead that would have gotten them two points.
It seems like only yesterday that the Oilers were getting ready to faceoff against the Flames in their first game of the year and here we are now 20 games deep into the 2009/10 NHL season. With the season a quarter over I thought we should take a quick look back at the season so far and hand out some quarter season accolades.
Shawn Horcoff will be out of the Oilers lineup for the next 7-10 days with a shoulder injury that he suffered on Monday night against the Islanders. Horcoff hasn’t pissed a drop this season offensively but his presence will be missed although certainly not on the score sheet. Even when he brings nothing in the offensive zone he is solid defensively, he wins faceoffs, and he sees a lot of ice time on the penalty kill. Those are hard things to replace.
In an effort to jump start the offense Quinn is going to move Horcoff back onto the top unit with Penner and Hemsky. Gagner will move down and play with Cogliano and Nilsson, reuniting the Kid Line. Breaking up a line that’s been playing really well to insert dead weight seems a little sketchy to me but when you haven’t scored in seven periods you’ll try anything I guess.
Do you remember a week ago when the Oilers were 6-2-1? The sun was shining, birds were singing, people smiled at each other on the streets, dogs and cats lived in peace, it really was a great time to live in Edmonton. Six days later it’s the team has lost three straight, hasn’t scored in seven periods, it feels like winter outside, nobody has anything nice to say about anything, and I think most of the people on the train last night hoped it would crash just to put them out of their misery.
There really aren’t must win games in October. No team has ever won the Cup in October and no team has eliminated themselves either. But while there might not be must win games there are really would like to win games. Tonight in Calgary the Oilers are playing a really would like to win game.
With the short road trip over the Oil once again return to home ice tonight to host the Wild and they will do so without Hemsky. The upside here is that he has the flu and isn’t hurt, unlike Souray, Pisani, and Staios. Pouliot is hurt too but he is useless as far as I’m concerned so no big loss.
For the second time in as many weeks the Oilers will host the late game on Hockey Night In Canada. But don’t get used to it Oiler fans, it’ll only happen another two times in the remaining 26 weeks of the season. Tonight the Oilers are shuffling the deck up front and on the blue line Souray is out.