March 08 2011 12:27PM
With Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall on the sidelines, someone will need to fill the offensive void, and considering we are in March, Sam Gagner is the most likely candidate. In this first three seasons, Gagner proved he was much better in the 2nd half of the season than he was in the first.
March 05 2011 01:42PM
With Taylor Hall done for the season, Ales Hemsky on the IR again and Dustin Penner exchanging one-liners with Matt Greene in LA, Steve Tambellini put out the SOS for career-minor leaguer Alex Giroux. Giroux will play his 32nd NHL game tonight on a line with Andrew Cogliano and Liam Reddox. Giroux has a whopping 139 goals in his last 199 AHL games, so I'm sure we'll see him on the 2nd PP unit, but I don't think Giroux can do much to help the Oilers "Salvage Our Season."
March 03 2011 11:41PM
I just spoke with a source who said, nothing broken, but Hall is likely out for a few weeks at least. Severe sprain, possibly the dreaded high ankle sprain, if so, a return this year is doubtful.
March 03 2011 12:46PM
Normally the dog days of the season appear in January, but when it is minus 812 outside, and the only thing more frequent than snow in Edmonton this year is listening to people rant and rave about Charlie Sheen, so you better get ready for another stretch of days-that-will-test-your-loyalty-to-the-Oilers.
March 01 2011 11:44AM
With Dustin Penner shipped off to Los Angeles, the future on the left wing in the top two lines looks to be in the hands of Taylor Hall and Magnus Paajarvi. There is no doubt that Hall can handle the baton, but it will be interesting to see how Paajarvi handles it.