Alea Iacta Est

Jonathan Willis
November 18 2010 03:46PM

While the loss of Nikolai Khabibulin to injury may have added an exclamation point to the Oilers’ early season struggles, none of the troubles so far are especially surprising.

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Khabibulin on IR

November 18 2010 12:56PM

Nikolai Khabibulin has been placed on injured reserve by the Edmonton Oilers. The veteran goalie has suffered a groin pull and word this afternoon has the club recalling Martin Gerber from Oklahoma City.

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November 18 2010 12:13PM

Ah pity our beloved Edmonton Oilers, down and out by November 18th. That has to be a record around these parts doesn't it? Much like this here 2 legged cat going for a stroll, we can't quite figure out what we are looking at when we watch Oilers games of late.

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2011 Entry Draft: First Blush

November 17 2010 10:24PM

This is Ryan Nugent Hopkins. The young man from the hockey hotbed of Burnaby, BC is one of the highest ranked prospects eligible for the 2011 Entry Draft. He'll probably go in the top 3, and it looks (increasingly) like the Copper and Blue will be drafting "in the range" come summer.

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Jason Gregor
November 17 2010 11:41AM

In June of 2003, Shawn Belle became a 1st round pick of the St. Louis Blues, taken 30th overall in one of the deepest drafts in NHL history. Drafted out of Tri-City, Belle seemingly had all the tools to play in the NHL. He was an unreal skater, had size, a decent shot and he was strong. Fast-forward seven years and five months later and Belle finds himself ready to play in only his 12th NHL game, in his hometown, against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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