GDB 53: Not Taking Steps Back

Jonathan Willis
February 08 2009 11:04AM

I really hate to plug things that the Oilers’ organization does.

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GDB 52: Moving in Different Directions

Jonathan Willis
February 07 2009 10:44AM


With Lubomir Visnovsky already injured, and Tom Gilbert likely out after getting hurt against St. Louis, the Oilers have recalled their best AHL prospect, defenseman Theo Peckham. Peckham has two NHL games to his credit, one against Columbus at the tail end of last season, and one against Pittsburgh earlier this year.

J-F Jacques is once again ready to play, so he takes up a roster spot while on his two-week conditioning stint with Springfield. His activation and the recall of Peckham necessitated sending down Ryan Potulny.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #13 – Josef Hrabal

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009 10:00PM


The first serious scouting report that I can find on Josef Hrabal is a rather interesting Hockey’s Future article by a fellow named Robert Neuhauser. It was published in December of 2002, early in Hrabal’s draft year. Given where it was written and the occasionally sloppy prose, I was initially tempted to conclude that Neuhauser’s first language wasn’t English

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #14 – Sebastien Bisaillon

Jonathan Willis
February 04 2009 05:44PM


Defenceman Sebastien Bisaillon was never drafted (despite a favorable CSB ranking and after passing through the 2005 and 2006 NHL Entry Drafts,he was invited to the Oilers 2006-07 training camp and signed by the team.

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Examples in Bad Sportswriting: The Illustrious Dan Barnes

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2009 03:12PM


Most of the blogs that cover the Oilers have definite opinions on the various mainstream journalists who cover the team.

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