November 19 2010 11:45AM
Tom Renney pulled a few interesting tricks out of his coaching trunk yesterday during practice at Millenium Place. He isn't desperate, yet, but clearly he was looking to find a way to stop the
bleeding, hemorrhaging. The Oilers have lost five straight and have been outscored 30-8 in that span. Yesterday Renney tried to instill some FUN back into his team.
November 17 2010 11:41AM
In June of 2003, Shawn Belle became a 1st round pick of the St. Louis Blues, taken 30th overall in one of the deepest drafts in NHL history. Drafted out of Tri-City, Belle seemingly had all the tools to play in the NHL. He was an unreal skater, had size, a decent shot and he was strong. Fast-forward seven years and five months later and Belle finds himself ready to play in only his 12th NHL game, in his hometown, against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
November 16 2010 09:44AM
November 15 2010 03:00PM
Fresh off a four game losing streak where they allowed 25 goals, the Oilers might get be putting out an SOS to Oklahoma City and recalling a defenceman. Ladislav Smid didn't skate today, and Tom Renney couldn't shed any light on Smid's status, because he hasn't spoken to him yet, but he hinted that the Oilers might be adding a D-man before Wednesday's game v. Chicago.
November 14 2010 10:08AM
Exciting Last Place hockey continues this morning with the Oilers wrapping up a five-game road trip with a stop at MSG to take on the Rangers. A win would give the Oilers five points on the trip, and "technically" a .500 record, so you'd hope they come out with the same vigor they had in New Jersey on Friday night. One thing you can be sure of is that Derek Boogaard and Steve MacIntyre will drop the gloves today.