AHL Prospect Rankings: #10 – Viacheslav Trukhno

Jonathan Willis
February 15 2009 09:59AM

Trukhno scores preseason goal

Slava Trukhno (whose first name is variously spelled Viacheslav, Vyacheslav or Viatcheslav) was a fourth round pick of the Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Trukhno had come over to North America for the 2004-05 season, finishing second in scoring on the QMJHL’s PEI Rocket with a modest 59 points.

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GDB 55: Old Friends Who Need To Lose Tonight

Jonathan Willis
February 14 2009 11:07AM

Greene & Stoll

Remember the Los Angeles Kings? Here in Edmonton, we complain (rightly) about a team that’s only made the playoffs three times during Kevin Lowe’s tenure, but things could have been much, much worse. Here is a season-by-season comparison of the two teams since 2000:

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Should Souray Be Suspended?

Jonathan Willis
February 13 2009 12:37PM

Souray fights Weller

By now, we’ve likely all heard about the suspension to Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec for slewfooting Denis Grebeshkov on Wednesday night. As Jason Gregor reported yesterday, Grebeshkov is going to be out for a minimum of two weeks, and likely longer with a high ankle sprain. Plekanec will be ineligible to play for two games, in accordance with the Colin Campbell Wheel of Justice.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #11 – Bryan Lerg

Jonathan Willis
February 12 2009 11:26AM

Lerg hits Watt

Bryan Lerg is a graduate of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, one of the key programs that USA Hockey has been using to increase the quality of the junior players it produces.

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Jaromir Jagr: Edmonton Oiler? (Final Update Edition)

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2009 12:26PM

Jagr with the Rangers

According to a report published by the Edmonton Journal’s David Staples, the Edmonton Oilers are close to signing KHL forward Jaromir Jagr. This information, from an anonymous source, was passed on to Staples by Peter Adler, a hockey journalist with close ties to Russia. The anonymous source declined to offer any information as to the specifics of the contract or when it might be finalized.

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