Did The Oilers Have Bad Injury Luck Last Year?

Jonathan Willis
August 21 2011 07:57AM

Injuries at the NHL level can have tremendous impact on the team. In 2009-10, the Oilers’ fall to last place in the NHL was blamed in part on injuries to Ales Hemsky and Nikolai Khabibulin. In the comments section here, various parties pointed to those injuries and asked how a team like the Penguins would do without Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury (one hears that less often these days, for multiple obvious reasons).

Were the Oilers been particularly unlucky when it came to injuries in 2010-11?

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Robin Brownlee
August 20 2011 07:29PM

The Edmonton Oilers rolled the dice on a reclamation project with Jason Smith back in 1999 and came up winners. Is there a chance Cam Barker could provide the Oilers the same kind of payoff?

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King Ethan

August 20 2011 02:55PM

The Los Angeles Kings continue to stock up on former Oiler left wingers. Word this aftenoon  that Ethan Moreau will sign this week on the left coast.

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Why Worry?

August 19 2011 09:12PM

Word today that Hockey Night In Canada's coverage of Edmonton Oiler games will be lower this season is causing some heartache. One question: Why?

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Robin Brownlee
August 19 2011 05:55PM

Hockey talk might be a tough sell with summer winding down and the temperature going up Saturday, but I'll break into TEAM 1260 studios one more time and give it a shot with what I think is a solid roster of guests in the latest edition of Nation Radio at noon.

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