Combined Special Teams Ratings: Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

Jonathan Willis
September 22 2009 11:15AM

The three Canadian teams in the Northwest Division shared a common bond last season: their special teams weren’t all that special.

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The Edmonton Oilers End of Camp Roster

Jonathan Willis
September 17 2009 04:16PM

Looking at the current contracts and waiver eligibility of the group of players assembled at the Oilers’ training camp, I believe we can say with near certainty (barring a trade or injury) who will be playing with the team to start the season.

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Pat Quinn Post-Game Comments

Jonathan Willis
September 16 2009 11:54PM


The following is a transcript of Pat Quinn's comments to the media following the Oilers 3-2 preseason win over the New York Islanders.  Audio is available at the Oilers' official site.

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Patrick Laforge, Northlands, and the New Arena

Jonathan Willis
September 12 2009 12:48PM


Just came across this rather fantastic quote from Patrick Laforge, the president of the Edmonton Oilers:

"We lost money last year.  We lost quite a bit of money. "I've said all along that we can't count on the largesse of the owner's Visa card to keep hockey in Edmonton, or in Calgary, and the building provides the sustainability model that you need through good times and bad."

That quote appears in today's Edmonton Journal.

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Mike Comrie Press Conference Transcript

Jonathan Willis
September 12 2009 11:43AM


Mike Comrie held a press conference to discuss his return to Edmonton and the Oilers, and frankly he said all of the right things. He talked about being grateful for the opportunity to return to the Oilers, and how he’s matured over the time he’s been away.

What follows is a transcript of Comrie’s responses to the various questions posed to him.

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