January 02 2011 06:54AM
Colin McDonald looks like a "late bloomer." Drafted in 2003, he's now 26 years old and technically no longer Oiler property (he is signed to an AHL contract). Why bother talking about him? McDonald is tied for 2nd in AHL goal-scoring this season. He's on pace for 40, and headlines an exceptional group of Oilers prospects who are having impact seasons.
January 01 2011 11:16PM
The Oilers lost a one-sided contest by a single goal, but much more importantly they lost Jordan Eberle midway through the contest to an ankle injury.
January 01 2011 05:21PM
Back on December 5, the Oilers were turning some heads thanks to a nine game run in which they recorded six victories and 13 points. That run had given them a little bit of traction in the standings; they had climbed out of sole possession of 15th (tying Calgary) and sat just five points out of the playoffs.
More than 50% of Oilers Nation voted that the Oilers would go 0.500 or better over their next 20 games. Halfway through that stretch, how have they been?
January 01 2011 04:07PM
There's got to be a good reason J.F. Jacques is still taking up space on the Edmonton Oilers roster and will be in the line-up against the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place tonight. Must be.
January 01 2011 03:18PM
I hope this first day of 2011 finds you without a hangover, which i'm sure is not the case for Wanye and many of you, and you are filled with thoughts of a prosperous new year. The Oilers will most likely have a rough start to 2011, but another top-three draft pick combined with a complete NHL season for Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi should allow the Oilers to have a strong finish to 2011.
Until then though the growing pains will be plentiful, and tonight the Oilers will ring in the New Year v. the Flames.