Ryan Whitney’s Career Offensive Season

Jonathan Willis
April 15 2011 12:07PM

Ryan Whitney is a very good offensive defenseman. He was taken with a lottery pick in the 2002 NHL Draft precisely because he married strong offensive ability to a 6’4” frame, and he’s shown time and again that he is well above average in the NHL at recording points from the blue line.

During his early years in Pittsburgh, Whitney showcased that skill, most memorably with a 59 point effort in 2006-07. That mark stood as the best of his career until this past season, which I think we must note as being superior. Through 35 games prior to injury, Ryan Whitney led the Edmonton Oilers in scoring with 27 points.

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The Playoff Prediction Project

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2011 02:19PM



The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.

Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.

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Lucky 13 – Final Standings

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2011 09:18PM

With the Oilers’ overtime loss to Colorado, we’ve reached the final marker of the regular season. Not only does that mean the Oilers are done playing hockey for the year, but it also means that it’s time to see who the winner of the Lucky 13 contest is.

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The Myth of Shelter Island

Jonathan Willis
April 08 2011 01:50PM

For reasons I can’t quite figure out, the myth that Nikolai Khabibulin played tough opponents while Devan Dubnyk got carefully selected starts still has advocates around these parts. I don’t understand it.

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The Goaltending Plan

Jonathan Willis
April 07 2011 09:51PM

My heart almost stopped this morning as I read the subheading on Joanne Ireland’s Edmonton Journal article.

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