October 10 2011 10:00AM
The Oilers defense performed well enough last night to secure an OT win in G1 of the 11-12 season. Plenty of chaos and things to work on, but overall the 6 showed grit, shot blocking ability, strength along the boards and did a good job of staying in lanes. Down in OKC, there was a lot of blood on the tracks. Opening night for the Oilers at the pro level exposed a distinct lack of depth along the blue. Who knew? Everyone.
October 09 2011 11:26PM
I'd like to think we learned a lot together last season about Oklahoma City, player development and the importance of a thriving farm team. The lessons continue, as class is in session for you and me again this season. Whereas last year, we found out about spelling, pronunciation and syllables (courtesy this young woman, God bless her--wait! he already did!), this year we're going to find out a little bit about how successful teams handle prospects.
October 09 2011 02:46PM
Edmonton Oilers coach Tom Renney called the only shot that made any sense when he named Devan Dubnyk his starting goaltender against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Rexall Place tonight.
October 09 2011 12:01PM
It`s the best day of the season when you are cheering for the 30th place team two years running. The Oilers enter the game undefeated. Tom Gilbert is as good as anyone on paper. Memories of last season`s opener echo in our minds and hearts.
Not only is it game day bitches, but it is also time to talk the 2011-12 Stars on the Oil.
October 09 2011 11:17AM
The Oilers wrapped up their 2nd consecutive 30th-place finish on April 10t, 2011. Two days later Ryan Nugent-Hopkins turned 18, and 73 days after he became a man the Oilers drafted him first overall.
Today all Oilers fans woke up giddy with anticipation of tonight's tilt, thinking that the last six months have seemed like an eternity. Now imagine how nervous, excited and jacked you'd feel if you were an 18-year-old making his NHL debut tonight.
Welcome to Nugent-Hopkins' world.