January 02 2012 11:20PM
With all the defeat and criticism the Edmonton Oilers have endured while skidding out of the Western Conference playoff picture, it's only fair to point out a positive, or at least what I perceive as one, after an unexpected 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Monday.
January 02 2012 01:34PM
The Oilers recalled Teemu Hartikainen today and sent Lennart Petrell to OKC. Unless Hartikainen is going to play in the top-three lines I don't see him making much of an impact. Realistically what more should we have expected from Petrell. He was 3rd on the team in hits, 49, and he was a solid shot-blocker, especially on the PK. Some will say he was getting killed 5x5, but didn't people say the same about Ryan Jones last year? That stat has some merit, but it clearly doesn't always equate the truth.
If Hartikainen slots in on the 4th line, it will be very difficult for him to make an impact and be a difference maker, although tonight might be a good night to start him on the 4th line.
January 01 2012 07:46PM
Life is not fair. Moms and Dads want all of their kids to succeed, but the cold hard facts are that some are Michael, some are Sonny and some are Fredo. It looks like the Oilers have two Michael's, but what will become of Magnus?
January 01 2012 02:43PM
"There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Fernando!"
Cue up that song dj, Fernando cometh to Sweden!
January 01 2012 11:14AM
Whether you ushered out 2011 at the stroke of midnight with a splash of champagne, spent a quiet evening with family or woke up this morning in a place unfamiliar without your trousers, wallet and stomach contents, here's hoping better things await fans of the Edmonton Oilers in 2012.