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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Plante Recalled

Jonathan Willis
March 04 2011 08:17PM

It may have been a footnote for most on a day where the Oilers announced that Taylor Hall has been lost for the remainder of the season, but Oiler prospect Alex Plante got some very good news in the form of a recall to the big club.

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