March 05 2010 01:01PM
With massive changes to the Oilers’ blue line personnel, it seemed like an appropriate time to reflect on the job they’ve done so far this season.
March 03 2010 11:11PM
Chicago Blackhawks: 5
Edmonton Oilers: 2
Outside of a single one minute interval in the second period, the Oilers were held off the scoresheet. They were outshot 47-14, as in addition to their usual problems they were blessed with an AHL defence corps. Taylor Chorney led the way with a minus-3 rating.
March 03 2010 08:48AM
As usual, when a veteran player is sent out of town for futures, it's traditional for the local media to jump on board and tell us all which player will replace him. I still recall listening to some suit in the Oilers ‘brain-trust’ explaining that the reason Janne Niinimaa was expendable was because Alexei Semenov’s progress was so outstanding. Sweet, sweet memories.
In any case, while I’ve said my piece about the Grebeshkov trade, I figured it might be worthwhile to see how he matches up against his de facto replacement.
March 02 2010 10:16PM
Nashville Predators: 4
Edmonton Oilers: 3
A day after dealing defenceman Denis Grebeshkov, the Russian rear-guard made his greatest contribution yet to the dive for five, scoring a goal and adding an assist in Nashville’s 4-3 victory over the Oilers.
March 02 2010 01:09PM
I’m a little surprised at the favourable reaction of many Oilers fans to the Denis Grebeshkov trade. While I didn’t think it was a brutally one-sided deal, I do know that I wouldn’t have made it in Steve Tambellini’s shoes. Because the biggest argument in favour of the trade is the cap space issue, I thought I’d spend a little time on that today.