Jonathan Willis
October 04 2009 11:37AM

That title is certainly wrong when it comes to the grand scheme of things, but it’s a little nuts to toss Nikolai Khabibulin and the Oilers penalty-kill under the bus one game in.

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It’s Coming From Quinn, But…

Jonathan Willis
September 29 2009 09:04PM


A lot of the things being said around training camp the last few weeks could easily have come from former coach Craig MacTavish. Let’s look at what Quinn has stressed in his press conferences over that time span.

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The Nineteen

Jonathan Willis
September 26 2009 01:41PM


Interesting quote from Pat Quinn in his post-practice press conference today. Fielding a question about whether Fernando Pisani would be able to play on Sunday, he answered:

“I don’t know. [Pisani] ended up feeling good enough to practice, but we’re still cautious with him. Injuries at camp always make the process harder, because you know that he plays here. As far as the 19 that was articulated at the start by our management that could play on this team, he’s in that 19. We know he’s played here with great success, certainly three years ago great success.”

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The Big Picture View of the Small Forwards

Jonathan Willis
September 25 2009 05:00AM

Small hockey player

The Oilers, as of right now, have nine forwards under 6’ tall on their roster. Four of those forwards are locks for the team, and two more are likely.

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Bizarre Quote of The Day

Jonathan Willis
September 22 2009 06:42PM

Kevin Prendergast, on forward prospect Ryan O'Marra:

"He showed the type of player he was when we traded for him."

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