December 03 2010 01:29AM
Three straight wins with three different goalie and five wins in their last seven games and all of a sudden the Oilers look a competent NHL team. Sam Gagner has a point in four straight games, Taylor Hall is suddenly tied with Gagner and Dustin Penner for the team lead in goals with eight, Ryan Whitney leads all NHL D-men in assists with 20 and even Jim Vandermeer is playing well.
The question that needs to be asked; Is this team for real or was it just a short blimp on the ELPH screen?
December 02 2010 01:34PM
The Oilers will attempt to win their third straight game with three different goalies, when Tom Renney hands the reins to Nikolai Khabibulin tonight in Toronto. Why not go with the most unorthodox strategy in winning three straight; Using three different goalies. It is an awesome plan and according to Elias Sports Bureau it will the first time the Oilers win three straight games with three different goalies.
December 01 2010 11:22AM
This is a shot of the Bell Centre, the new "shrine" of hockey, where 24 Stanley Cup banners and seventeen retired jerseys hang in the rafters (18 if you count Gretzky) as a reminder of their past glory and domination. The Montreal Forum was the cathedral of hockey.
November 29 2010 01:39PM
The Oilers wrap up their November schedule with a date in Canada's capital city. The Oilers are 3-8-2 in November and have been outscored 55-27 so far this month. The Oilers haven't won in Ottawa since March 14th, 2002 when Anson Carter, Mike Comrie, Rem "The Gem" Murray and Brian Swanson scored in a 4-1 victory. Since then the Oilers have went 0-2-1-2, and they will try to kickstart their three-game swing through Eastern Canada with a win over the 10th place Senators.
November 25 2010 12:01PM
Avalanche -verb: To overwhelm with an extremely large amount of anything.
An avalanche can be used in the form of a noun as well, but based on how the Oilers are playing right now, Avalanche might be more appropriate in the form of a verb tonight. The Oilers have been overwhelmed in multiple areas lately, so it is very possible the Avalanche could inundate the Oilers in a variety of ways this evening.