February 07 2012 11:11AM
Having just arrived into Vancouver from Edmonton with my team, the New York Islanders, both my room mate, Claude LaPointe and I were just getting settled in. It was a couple days before the trade deadline. The phone rings, we look at each other and because I was the youngest I had to get up to answer it.
February 07 2012 08:22AM
Corey Potter was one of the feel good stories of the early season for the Edmonton Oilers. A long-time minor league journeyman caught the break in Edmonton he never seemed able to catch under Tom Renney in New York. With the Oilers’ defense crippled by injury and inferior talent before training camp even opened, Potter took advantage of the opportunity and established himself as one of the team’s better options in the early going. It was enough to earn Potter the first one-way contract of his career, a two-year deal worth $775,000 per season.
Unfortunately, by eye Potter’s play has fallen off lately. What has his game looked like statistically?
February 06 2012 08:45PM
The Edmonton Oilers will get over losing 6-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. It's the loss of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins that's going to leave a mark if the prized rookie is out for any length of time.
February 06 2012 08:37PM
In August of last season, the Edmonton Oilers hired a Sutter. This is the equivalent of a Hatfield sitting down with a McCoy.
February 06 2012 12:18PM
Sam Gagner has dominated the hockey world since Thursday, 11 points in two games will do that, but tonight will be a great test to see if Gagner can maintain his dominance. The Oilers have been brutal on the road this year. They are 6-18-2 and have the fewest road points, 14, in the NHL. Columbus has a slightly worse road winning %, but being better than the Blue Jackets by .03 isn't much to brag about.
The Oilers have played five solid games, but until they start producing on the road they won't be moving very far up the standings.