Is Shawn Horcoff A Good Captain?

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2012 05:12PM

It’s a question I get once at least once a week, and lately it feels more like a daily or even hourly occurrence: should Shawn Horcoff be the captain of the Edmonton Oilers?

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 106 Miles To Chicago

Jonathan Willis
April 04 2012 10:41AM

We’re nearing the end of the 2011-12 season now. The Oilers have a pair of games left on the schedule and will close out the season on Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks. From a team perspective, there isn’t much left to see; on the individual level there are the usual battles with guys trying to stay with the team or in the league. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be putting the final touches on campaigns that have them in the running for the Lady Byng and the Calder, respectively.

The latter point is the one I want to highlight this morning.

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Changing my mind

Jason Strudwick
April 04 2012 08:34AM

I have to admit that when Dustin Penner was traded for a first round pick and Colten Teubert last year, I assumed Teubert was a toss in. I looked him up on the Internet and wasn't really impressed with what I saw.

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Springtime in Edmonton

April 03 2012 06:48PM

A long season is near its end, the Oilers are still miles from the second season and the town team is flagging on the left coast. It's probably time to review the good things about this year's team.

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Jason Gregor
April 03 2012 01:31PM

Who is Justin Schultz?

By now I'm sure many of you have heard of Schultz, but don't know much about him. He was drafted 43rd overall by the Ducks in 2008, and then he played one more year in the BCJHL before heading to Wisconsin to play for the Badgers. For the past three seasons he's honed his skills under former NHLer Mike Eaves. In the past two seasons he's played 78 games and tallied 34 goals and 91 points.

Schultz was widely considered the best D-man in the NCAA this year, and he was a first-team All-American last year.

Can he help the Oilers? What are his best attributes?

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