The Nuge

March 15 2011 08:27PM

This draft season has waited a long time for a leader to emerge. That moment is here. Finally. The "future" plays down the QE2.

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Robin Brownlee
March 15 2011 05:00PM

Taylor Hall was talking about the ankle injury that ended his rookie season, but he just as easily could have been talking about the sad-sack fortunes and the crap-for-luck injuries the already woefully undermanned Edmonton Oilers have endured during the 2010-11 campaign.

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Hemsky Done For The Season

Jonathan Willis
March 15 2011 02:10PM

The Edmonton Oilers received more good news for their lottery hopes another blow Tuesday, as it was announced that star forward Ales Hemsky would have surgery on a labrum tear and would not play again in 2010-11.

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Flames Waive Kotalik. Should the Oil Claim?

Kent Wilson
March 15 2011 11:31AM


Thanks to injuries to David Moss and Brendan Morrison - plus a total lack of capable forward prospects - the Flames recalled Ales Kotalik this morning from the Abbotsford Heat. The $3M boat anchor acquired for Olli Jokinen (subsequently re-signed!) has operated at a point-per-game pace in the AHL since his demotion with four goals and 19 points in 18 games, which at least suggests he hasn't completely fallen off a cliff.

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2011 Grads (C, L, R)

March 14 2011 01:27PM

As the rebuilding Oilers continue to gather young assets, difficult decisions will have to be made by management and the coaching staff. Some of those decisions, especially at center, may arrive this summer.

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