July 26 2009 11:42AM
Jeff Deslauriers, the Oilers’ backup goaltender, is frequently described as something of a mystery. He’s had a long journey since being drafted, and it hasn’t been an easy one. Let’s take a look.
July 25 2009 10:41AM
I’m sure everyone here is sick of me preaching doom and gloom about the Oilers’ coming season. I’m equally sure that they’re sick of my rather pessimistic predictions about the Khabibulin contract. This article isn’t meant to continue those trends, but rather to make a general point that is inspired by one particular line of reasoning about Khabibulin: that he’s a winner.
July 24 2009 08:05PM
The Northwest Division is full of healthy goaltenders. Roberto Luongo, Niklas Backstrom and Craig Anderson have all been very durable, while Miikka Kiprusoff is the most durable goalie in the entire NHL.
The sole name from the Northwest that doesn’t show up on that list is Nikolai Khabibulin.
July 24 2009 12:09PM
Between sending videos, speculating about three-ways (which would be better if they included girls), signing some depth guys and debating who is a better goalie this week has been surprisingly busy for the Oilers and their fans.
July 24 2009 11:03AM
Earlier this week, in the course of discussing a different topic, the conversation drifted to the relative mediocrity of the Northwest Division. It wasn’t so long ago that the Northwest was being touted as the best in the National Hockey League, and if that claim was debatable then, it would be preposterous now.