Measuring Reasonable

November 20 2010 07:54AM

Back in the summer I wrote several posts about reasonable expectations. I think they're valuable because the brain can play tricks on us in mid-season. We see a kid like Jordan Eberle adjust quickly, play miles beyond his years and less than 20 games later we adopt that level of ability as the norm and forget all about the progress. "Reasonable expectations" re-boots the brain and gives us a nice starting point to the season.

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Jason Gregor
November 19 2010 11:45AM

Tom Renney pulled a few interesting tricks out of his coaching trunk yesterday during practice at Millenium Place. He isn't desperate, yet, but clearly he was looking to find a way to stop the bleeding, hemorrhaging. The Oilers have lost five straight and have been outscored 30-8 in that span. Yesterday Renney tried to instill some FUN back into his team.

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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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