No Foreign Oil?

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2011 11:18AM

For the last few years, the NHL has been sending various teams overseas to start the NHL season, with those teams playing regular season games in European cities. For the first time, the league included Edmonton in the plans, with the Oilers slated to play the Capitals in Russia to kick off 2011-12. Unfortunately, it appears those plans have been kyboshed.

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Eberle’s 20-Year Old Season

Jonathan Willis
March 27 2011 06:08PM

Jordan Eberle is having a very strong rookie season, and given the current state of the Edmonton Oilers and the alarming number of useful players currently sitting out with injuries, he represents one of the team’s few bright spots. How does his 20-year old season compare to those who have gone before him? What other players produced in the same range offensively while at the same age?

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Opportunities To Win

Jonathan Willis
March 25 2011 10:29AM

When a goaltender has a bad game, it almost always results in a loss. A lot of times, teams don’t need a miracle in net, just an opportunity to win. How have Devan Dubnyk and Nikolai Khabibulin performed when it comes to giving the Oilers a chance to win any given game?

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Coyotes vs. Oilers Postgame: Boa Constrictor

Jonathan Willis
March 17 2011 10:01PM

Well, I’ll never get those two and a half hours of my life back.

I’m partially kidding, but that was a fairly boring game. The Oilers, who despite their flaws have at least had some interesting players for most of the season, were almost entirely bereft of guys who are fun to watch all on their own. The Coyotes, like pretty much every team Dave Tippett has ever coached, are one of the least exciting teams in the league on a good night, and this wasn’t an especially good night.

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Hemsky Done For The Season

Jonathan Willis
March 15 2011 02:10PM

The Edmonton Oilers received more good news for their lottery hopes another blow Tuesday, as it was announced that star forward Ales Hemsky would have surgery on a labrum tear and would not play again in 2010-11.

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