TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

Robin Brownlee
February 11 2013 05:42PM

It's no news flash the Edmonton Oilers came into this season lacking grit up front and that they're not nearly belligerent enough throughout the line-up, but they got even easier to play against with the decision to waive veteran tough guy Darcy Hordichuk today.

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TANGLED UP IN BLUE

Lowetide
February 11 2013 05:25PM

"Your key guys are your defensemen. If you take care of defense and center ice, your team is strong. Everybody goes and covers down low, so what all the good teams do is have are good, mobile defensemen who know how to play the point."

-Scotty Bowman, Behind the Moves.

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AT THE QUARTER MARK

Jason Gregor
February 11 2013 01:35PM

At the quarter pole (figuratively, not in racing terms) of this abbreviated NHL season the Oilers find themselves on the cusp of a playoff spot. While many are lamenting the state of the Oilers, and I understand there are many areas of concern, the fact is the Oilers are in the playoff hunt.

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DRAFT UPDATE & GEAR SALE

Wanye
February 11 2013 12:35PM

A sunny monday morning in Edmonton finds some of us shaking our heads in wonder that the Oilers have cooled off so mightily. Others are happy that the Good Guys pulled out a win in Columbus and look to the next game against (goes and looks) Columbus? Again? After a pair of matinees? Who made this schedule?!

BAH. Theres a Draft update and the first run of NationTees dropping after the jump.

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Question Period

RexLibris
February 11 2013 08:07AM

It seems the Oilers are entering a tipping point of sorts.

Scanning the intertubes I’ve noticed that fans are beginning to schism into two familiar, yet divergent camps.

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