AT THE QUARTER MARK

Jason Gregor
February 11 2013 01:35PM

At the quarter pole (figuratively, not in racing terms) of this abbreviated NHL season the Oilers find themselves on the cusp of a playoff spot. While many are lamenting the state of the Oilers, and I understand there are many areas of concern, the fact is the Oilers are in the playoff hunt.

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GDB 11.0: SHUFFLE THE DECK

Jason Gregor
February 09 2013 10:54AM

Teemu Hartikainen will get a promotion today when the Oilers take on the Detroit Red Wings, if Ralph Krueger sticks with the lines he used at practice yesterday.

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GOOD TEST FOR KRUEGER

Jason Gregor
February 07 2013 01:41PM

Coaches usually are graded on wins and losses. If you win, you're considered a good coach, if you lose more than you win, eventually you get fired. Of course there are other intangibles, but winning at the NHL level is the most important factor. With a young team like the Oilers, Krueger doesn't need to win right away, but he will need to make decisions and evaluations that will lead to more wins in the future.

His first good test will be how he handles Ryan Whitney.

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GDB 10.0: THE SWITCH

Jason Gregor
February 06 2013 01:15PM

Yesterday Ralph Krueger suggested he is contemplating making a switch amongst his top two lines for tonight's tilt v. Dallas.

Which move makes more sense? Turns out it wasn't what many were thinking.

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OILERS RECALL ARCOBELLO

Jason Gregor
February 05 2013 01:31PM

The Oilers have recalled centre Mark Arcobello and he will dress tomorrow night v. Dallas.

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