November 02 2010 01:08PM
After a 7-4 win in Chicago on Friday are the Oiler forwards starting to feel comfortable? Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano scored their first goals of the season, while Ales Hemsky, Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi and Taylor Hall each had two points. The entire forward group has had a bit more bounce in their step since Friday, and they hope to continue it tonight in the 200th regular season game between the Oilers and Canucks.
November 01 2010 08:36PM
Sheldon Souray obviously isn't of the mind to just shut up and play (or sit out with a broken hand), and that's his right, even if there are times when speaking his mind isn't very smart.
November 01 2010 05:00PM
I remember the day Edmonton drafted Jeff Deslauriers. Kevin Lowe dealt Jochen Hecht to Buffalo on the draft floor for two second round picks and Lindy Ruff looked like a man who knew he'd just won the lottery. These many years later, Jarret Stoll (the other 2nd rd pick) has played in 444 NHL games; Hecht has played in 489 games for the Sabres. Miles and miles of miles and miles have passed, and Jeff Deslauriers is still trying to establish himself in the NHL.
November 01 2010 01:45PM
The Jeff Deslauriers experiment seems to have finally come to an end. The Oilers put Deslauriers on waivers today, and if no one claims him by noon EST tomorrow, he'll be sent down to Oklahoma City. Deslauriers was drafted 31st overall by the Oilers in June of 2002, and in his eight years with the Oilers he posted a record of 20-31-7 with a 3.27 GAA and .901 SV%.
October 31 2010 08:13AM
It takes years to properly evaluate a specific draft year. However, we can count the arrows (good and bad) for each player in a specific draft and the 2010 Oilers entry draft is tracking extremely well. We've discussed Taylor Hall, Martin Marincin and Curtis Hamilton in past weeks, and in the last 7 days Ryan Martindale has joined the party.