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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Tom Gilbert, Buttery Soft

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2011 11:45AM

I have to admit that I get my nose a little bit out of joint when people start talking about how ‘soft’ Tom Gilbert is. I realize that he’s a 6’4” finesse defenceman who writes funny things in his blog over at the Oilers’ official site, but I think there is at least one item that should throw the ‘soft’ description out the window.

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Oilers/Red Wings Postgame: All Hail Devan Dubnyk

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2011 09:49PM

The game may not have been as one-sided as a superficial glance at the shot totals made it look, but there’s no doubt that without a heroic effort from Devan Dubnyk, things would have ended much sooner than they did.

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The Value Of An NHL Draft Pick

Jonathan Willis
March 10 2011 06:58PM

 

 

Late last month, Jason Gregor looked back at the NHL draft from 1996 to 2005, in an attempt to put a value on NHL draft picks. Gregor’s far from the first to do so; after the jump I’ll look at his work and that of others to see what we can say about the NHL Draft.

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Is Omark Worth Keeping?

Jonathan Willis
March 06 2011 07:41PM

According to NHL.com, Linus Omark stands 5’10” tall and weighs 174 pounds. Through the first 35 games of his NHL career, he has scored a grand total of three goals and along the way has also chalked up a minus-11 rating. Those aren’t marks of a player bound for a long and happy career as a top-six forward at the NHL level.

However, despite those superficially disappointing numbers, I think the Oilers have themselves a player in Linus Omark.

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