Ales Hemsky has a unique ability to take over games

Jonathan Willis
February 07 2013 09:13AM

The opening goal of last night's game was a remarkable thing, and showcased some of the (depth!) talent the Oilers have accumulated of late. Particularly brilliant was the goal-scorer, Ales Hemsky, who is in 2005-06 form after a rough go of things last season.

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As an NHL rookie, Justin Schultz is already the top defenceman on the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
February 06 2013 11:07AM

Nine games into the 2013 NHL season, no player on the Oilers roster has been trusted to play more minutes than rookie rearguard Justin Schultz’s 23:09 per night.

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Alexandre Bolduc placed on waivers; should the Oilers be interested?

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2013 11:28AM

As if the Phoenix Coyotes just knew that the Edmonton Oilers would enter Tuesday in need of a defensive forward who could kill penalties and win faceoffs, they placed Alexandre Bolduc on waivers this morning.

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Shutting down the Oilers power play - at the blue line

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2013 12:35AM

It was probably the most frustrating Oilers power play so far this season. Just prior to the halfway mark of the first period, Aaron Volpatti went to the box for boarding. On the ensuing power play, despite eight attempts, the Oilers were never able to successfully complete a zone entry.

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Best of the Nation – 2.3.13

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2013 10:31AM

Trade talk, draft talk, and the early season's whipping boys! All that and more after the jump!

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