MAD TROMBONE: NAME THAT TUNE

Robin Brownlee
October 29 2013 10:20PM

Near the end of tonight's 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rexall Place, somebody Tweeted a picture of Edmonton Oilers' coach Dallas Eakins staring off into space, looking stunned, distant, dazed.

Likewise, I'm sure, were many of the fans who filed out of the rink after yet another loss, although I'm guessing just as many headed to the parking lot flat-out pissed off after seeing more of the same old, same old.

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GDB 14.0: SAMWISE RETURNS

Jason Gregor
October 29 2013 01:08PM

Sam Gagner returns to the lineup after missing the first 13 games of the season with a broken jaw. He should give the Oilers special teams a boost.

Gagner was tied for the team lead in PP points last year with 15. He can move the puck quickly and accurately. He also was on the PK last year, and he should help a floudering PK unit, by having the experience to be in the right lane on the PK.

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TUESDAY TIDBITS...

Jason Gregor
October 29 2013 07:55AM

This past week Jaromir Jagr continued to climb the rankings amongst the all-time great players and point-producers in the history of the NHL.

Jagr is off to a solid start in New Jersey with 2-7-9 in 11 games, and last Tuesday night he became the 32nd player in NHL history to play 1,400 games.

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Is Sam Gagner on the verge of returning to the Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
October 28 2013 06:20PM

 

The Oilers might be about to get some welcome – and oh so rare – good news on the injury front. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Gagner is “getting much closer to a return” and McKenzie hints that the Oilers’ centre could be back basically any day now.

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DO YOU NEED A BOOST?

Jason Gregor
October 28 2013 10:56AM

  

Oilers fan, do you need a reprieve from a brutal first 13 games of the season? Your team is 3-8-2 and they could officially be out of the playoff race before the Sochi Olympics. No one expected things to be this bad, but we have an event that will lift your spirits.

The 2nd Annual DJ Suitcase party has been booked.

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