Battle of Alberta Live Chat

Kent Wilson
March 16 2012 06:20PM

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March 16 2012 12:20PM

Oh hey Calgary. How’s things? It’s just Wanye - your friendly neighbour to the North. Just thought we’d pop in with a few friends to talk about the ice hockey match this evening.

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Robin Brownlee
March 15 2012 08:31PM

Of course the Edmonton Oilers and their fans will take great delight in throwing a wrench in the playoff hopes of the Calgary Flames, should the Oilers prevail at Rexall Place Friday. After all, a consolation prize is better than no prize at all. Misery loves company, right?

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The Edmonton Oilers With An Empty Net

Jonathan Willis
March 15 2012 02:34PM

One of the big flaws in plus/minus is that a goal on an empty net gets counted as a plus, while a goal against with the net empty counts as a minus. With the Edmonton Oilers scoring five empty-net goals and allowing 12, are their players who have seen their overall statistics impacted in a major way by the empty net?

There are.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: The Offense Has Dipped, The Defense Has Improved

Jonathan Willis
March 15 2012 11:09AM

One of the Oilers’ primary storylines this season has been the play of rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The 18-year old has been highly impressive, not only earning his spot on the team but playing so well that many are ready to anoint him as the team’s best centre.

What few people realize, however, is how far his offensive production has fallen off over the course of 2011-12.

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