In Nikolai Khabibulin, He Trusts

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 12:49PM

Aside from the comments on Yakupov, the most interesting comments to me in Steve Tambellini’s last press conference were the ones on the Oilers’ goaltending situation. Tambellini confirmed that Nikolai Khabibulin would be back, and praised his veteran goaltender.

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Softening the ground for a Yakupov trade?

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2012 10:59AM

There’s a lot to be said about yesterday’s 40-minute long press conference held by Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini. One of the things that stood out to me was how careful Tambellini was to emphasize that the first overall pick would be a boon to the organization – whether he kept it or sent it away.

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A New Dawn

Jason Strudwick
April 12 2012 08:58AM

Is it always darkest before the dawn?

For the Edmonton Oilers it is. Although not reflected in the year end standings, there was improvement.

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Playoff Prediction Project, 2012

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2012 04:09PM

The first round of the playoffs starts tonight, and once again the writers of the Nation Network are getting together to predict who they feel will win each series in the first round.

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Playoff Time, Baby!

Jason Strudwick
April 11 2012 03:30PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

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