Farm Crop Looks Good Early

November 07 2010 07:17AM

This is Linus Omark. He's starting to find the range in Oklahoma, and would have to be considered a strong option for callup when injuries hit or slumps continue. Just how well is he doing with the Barons? The best way to look at prospects and how they'll adjust to the NHL game is to have a long look at even-strength statistics. Omark is a very effective player. 

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The Penalty Kill: Good News & Bad News

Jonathan Willis
November 06 2010 01:52PM

For the Edmonton Oilers, the not-so-proud owners of the league’s 30th-ranked penalty kill, there is some good news: the goaltending is part of the problem, and it’s bound to get better.

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November 06 2010 08:41AM

One of the problems facing the Oilers blue is that many of their players have duplicate skills and all 7 Dmen lack a complete skill set. Some can pass the puck well, some have finesse defensive skills, some shoot the puck well and still others can play a physical game. However, along with the skills come some very real and obvious flaws.

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Robin Brownlee
November 05 2010 04:40PM

Taylor Hall has put the boots to the bogus, overblown bit of gossip that made the rounds Thursday about he and his dad somehow strong-arming jersey No. 4 from Kevin Lowe.

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Jason Gregor
November 05 2010 12:59PM

Will Tom Renney put a shadow on Dan Cleary tonight? With the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Nick Lidstrom and Mike Modano, you might be wondering why Renney should even be remotely concerned about Cleary.

Well, he's an ex-Oiler who wears #11, this is the Oilers 11th game this year and he had three kids at the morning skate wearing Cleary jerseys. Ex-Oilers, specifically 3rd and 4th liners, have haunted the Oilers this season so Nikolai Khabibulin might want to pay a bit more attention when Clearly's on the ice.

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