November 18 2010 03:46PM
While the loss of Nikolai Khabibulin to injury may have added an exclamation point to the Oilers’ early season struggles, none of the troubles so far are especially surprising.
November 13 2010 10:32AM
It’s been a lot of fun, writing here for the Nation family of sites .
November 11 2010 12:15PM
The fat jokes and the comments about entitlement disappeared last season as Dustin Penner put in a remarkable performance for a miserable club – exploding in the early going and then settling into a role as the club’s only bona fide offensive player down the stretch. Just over a dozen games into 2010-11, Penner hasn’t put up the same shiny scoring totals, and the comments have started to creep back into the picture.
November 10 2010 03:51PM
With Nikolai Khabibulin’s implosion early on last night, and the subsequent solid performance of Devan Dubnyk in relief, the question of how games should be distributed between the goaltenders rose to the top of my mind. Personally, I think there are significant reasons why Dubnyk should be getting more playing time.
November 09 2010 09:08PM
I took the time to sit down with the notepad for tonight’s game against the Hurricanes, so despite the fact it was a 7-1 loss we’ll revisit it. It wasn’t all bad; in fact it was one of the least excruciating blowouts I’ve watched over the last few seasons*. More after the jump.