QUICK HITS AND DAY THREE

Jason Gregor
December 06 2011 03:26PM

You know Eric Belanger is struggling when even google images doesn't have a picture of him in an Oiler jersey, instead you get tasty treats like this one of his some model named Eric Belanger. I'm sure once Belanger scores a goal in an Oiler jersey google will have a picture of him, it just won't be on page two.

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NW IS KEY... AND A GREAT START

Jason Gregor
December 05 2011 09:33AM

The Oilers are much more competitive this season, and with the emergence of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall the offense should be solid moving forward. We've also witnessed some solid signs from Ladislav Smid, Ryan Jones, Shawn Horcoff, Ryan Smyth and Tom Gilbert that the kids will have some competent veterans around them as they grow.

We've seen improvement in many areas, which was expected after two consecutive 30th place finishes, but if this team wants to be a playoff contender this year or the next they better improve their divisional play.

Since 2007, they've won 52 of 146 Divisional games including only three of ten so far this season.

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GDB 27.0: HATS FLYING...JONES IS 50TH

Jason Gregor
December 03 2011 04:19PM

Last night Ryan Jones became the 50th player in Oiler history to score a hat trick. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the 49th earlier this year, while Taylor Hall was the 48th last season. Hall tallied his 2nd three-goal game of his career earlier this year and now he is one of only 16 players to have multiple hatties in Oilers' history.

Something tells me you haven't seen the last hat trick from an Oiler this season.

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GDB 26.0: PAGING HEMSKY

Jason Gregor
December 02 2011 12:57PM

For some players a 0.57 PPG (points per game) average would be great, but not for Ales Hemsky. In his previous six seasons Hemsky has been a 0.91 PPG player. He's electrified Oiler fans with his exceptional offensive skills and his fearless attitude for the past six seasons, but those two qualities have been pretty much invisible so far this year.

Why?

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GDB 25.0: PLEASE BE EXCITING

Jason Gregor
November 30 2011 11:31AM

 

I googled "Minnesota Wild+Exciting" and very few exciting photos came up. There was one of Dany Heatley in a media scrum, which I can honestly say is never exciting, one of Cal Clutterbuck scoring, but very few action shots. Even though Mike Yeo got defensive last week when Rob T from the Sun said Wild hockey is bad for the game, the fact is no one gets excited when the Wild come to town, unless they are a family member or friend of a Wild player.

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