February 27 2011 07:40AM
This is a big trade deadline for Steve Tambellini and the Edmonton Oilers. The biggest prize available is within their grasp, and in this case "it's an honor just to be nominated" isn't good enough.
February 26 2011 11:34PM
Over 24 games played this season, Devan Dubnyk has posted a 0.910 save percentage and that has driven an 8-8-7 record on a woeful Oilers team. That performance has given him a leg up on basically every other goaltender in the system, as his competition (Khabibulin, Deslauriers) have struggled since the opening puck drop of 2010-11.
Is it a mirage?
February 26 2011 10:12AM
I'm not sure if it's blind loyalty, stupidity or simply a lack of options, but fans of the Edmonton Oilers obviously aren't easily discouraged as they continue to buy the failure their hockey team is selling them.
February 26 2011 08:28AM
Stu MacGregor (to our left of MPS) and the Oilers amateur scouting department have had a splendid three seasons at the draft table. 83% of their draft picks are tracking well.
February 25 2011 12:46PM
Nikolai Khabibulin has an injured eye after taking an ice chip in the eye earlier this week. He played on Tuesday, but the "injury" flared up when they returned home and now he has a bit of bleeding in the eye. He was told to take some time off, so Martin Gerber has been recalled on an emergency basis, but there is no reason he should see the ice.
Now is the time the Oilers should hand the reins to Dubnyk, and let him skate with them.