November 06 2013 09:21AM
The day after the Oilers picked up a well-deserved victory, the Oilers recalled Linus Omark just in case there weren't enough things to debate in Oilersnation.
November 06 2013 08:01AM
So. That happened.
November 05 2013 08:22PM
Taylor Fedun scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game a little earlier tonight. Another rookie, Mark Arcobello, scored the first two goals of his NHL career - including the game-winner. Philip Larsen scored his first goal as an Oiler.
The offence came from unexpected places, but it sure came in handy against Florida.
November 05 2013 11:59AM
It won't matter what the line combinations are if the Oilers elect to sleep walk through tonight's game like they did Saturday vs. the Detroit Red Wings. Hockey fans, coaches and players can accept losing, as long as you put forth an effort, but the Edmonton Oilers barely registered a pulse vs. the Wings.
Whatever happens tonight, the Oiler must show they care.
November 05 2013 07:40AM
Mike Babcock has been coaching hockey for over 25 years. He started his coaching career with Red Deer College in 1988. Since then he's coached in Moose Jaw and Spokane of the WHL, the University of Lethbridge, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL, the Anaheim Ducks and he's currently in his ninth season with the Detroit Red Wings.
He's also guided Canada to gold medals at the 1997 world junior championships, the 2004 world hockey championships and the 2010 Olympics.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Babcock on my radio show recently, and he had some excellent insight into what makes him a successful head coach.