September 20 2011 12:25PM
For most of us anything related to the term "splits" means painful or impossible, or in the case of the above photo, freakish. However, tonight the Oilers will ice two split squads, one at home v. the Minnesota Wild and another in Saskatoon to face the Chicago Blackhawks, and Oiler fans couldn't be happier. It's been 163 days since the Oilers last played a hockey game, and tonight you get your first chance to see if a long-season has helped them improve.
September 20 2011 09:42AM
With the preseason opening tonight for the Edmonton Oilers with a pair of split-squad games, it is worth noting that the tournament can give fans a misleading view of specific players.
September 19 2011 05:18PM
Found money can make your day -- that wrinkled $20 bill you find in a jacket pocket when the seasons change or in a sock drawer that you've forgotten all about.
September 19 2011 04:55PM
A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers had a trio of strong Calder candidates to start the season. In the end, none of them won the Calder trophy despite delivering solid debut seasons. This year, the Oilers don't have any strong candidates for the trophy.
Or do they?
September 19 2011 11:55AM
The two Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins, have generated the most buzz through three days of training camp, but for different reasons. Fans love that the "Mullet" is back and they know what to expect from #94, but they are curious to see how the younger Ryan will fare against NHL players.
You will find out tomorrow, either in Saskatoon or Edmonton.