Please, No More Shootout Sam

Jonathan Willis
December 08 2010 06:26PM

Ever since he broke into the league as an 18-year old, Sam Gagner’s been a regular in the Oilers’ shootout rotation. Initially, it made sense, as Gagner’s signature 3000 dekes move fooled goaltenders. By the end of his rookie season, however, Gagner had scored just five times on 17 attempts – a 29.4% success rate, just below average for an NHL shooter.

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ELPH UPDATE AND KATZ TALK

Wanye
December 08 2010 06:11PM

 

A scant 5 days ago, our esteemed colleague Jason Gregor wrote an obituary to the Exciting Last Place Hockey movement.

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WINNING TICKET: LOTTERY CONTENDERS AGAIN

Robin Brownlee
December 08 2010 12:44PM

With Shawn Horcoff out for at least two months with a sprained MCL in his right knee and Ales Hemsky gone for a month with the tender groin, the Edmonton Oilers are again NHL draft lottery contenders.

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Horcoff Injury Has Major Impact

Lowetide
December 08 2010 07:53AM

A few days ago, the Edmonton Oilers remained relatively untouched by injury; today, they are facing some very difficult choices in terms of roster makup for the next two months or more. Faceoffs, penalty-kill, the powerplay, evens. This has an impact on everything.  

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EXCITING LAST PLACE HOCKEY DEBATE

Wanye
December 07 2010 10:59PM

 

Nothing to be upset about after tonight's game local Ice Hockey Squadron. A shootout that lasted longer than some modern wars, coming back from a 3rd period deficit and letting the announcer at RX1 yell "Have-ee-BOOOOOOOO-lin" at least two dozen times in the shootout.

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