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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Ryan Whitney and PDO

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2011 04:45PM

At plus-12, he’s the lone Oiler in double-digits by plus-minus, and has more than double the next best player (Ales Hemsky, plus-5).

Ryan Whitney’s spectacular plus/minus on a spectacularly bad team has garnered a lot of attention, even from people who don’t generally believe in plus/minus. I’ve quoted myself above, but the numbers has shown up in the columns of most of the local papers – from the Sun to the Journal.

Is it important, or is it a mirage?

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No Foreign Oil?

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2011 11:18AM

For the last few years, the NHL has been sending various teams overseas to start the NHL season, with those teams playing regular season games in European cities. For the first time, the league included Edmonton in the plans, with the Oilers slated to play the Capitals in Russia to kick off 2011-12. Unfortunately, it appears those plans have been kyboshed.

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