Jason Gregor
December 21 2011 12:38PM

The Oilers drafted Anton Lander 40th overall in 2009, and he spent the next two season playing for Timra in the SEL before making his NHL debut this past October. Lander has played 29 games and during the 10:43 TOI/game he's tallied one goal (shorthanded) and three points, is -2 and is 40.9% in the dot.

Not bad numbers, but if the Oilers are serious about the future they need to make a decision quickly regarding what is best for his development.

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Cold War Echo

Andrey Osadchenko
December 21 2011 12:33PM


(pic courtesy Dirty Dangle)  

(Moscow native Andrey Osadchenko wanted to weigh in on the recent "Ovechkin on Steriods" controversy)

If you read John Steigerwald’s column about Ovechkin’s alleged steroid use and you listened to him argue with Ryan Lambert on the radio show about it and your initial reaction wasn’t ‘Wow!’ you are not an easy person to impress.

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Robin Brownlee
December 20 2011 07:43PM

The way I see it, the Edmonton Oilers seem like a decent bet to improve by 16-20 points in the standings over last season.

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Smoke On The Water

December 20 2011 05:00PM

Did you see him? Cutting across, through and over Detroit Red Wings? Taylor Hall played with abandon and determination last night against the Detroit Red Wings. He also said the right things after the game. #4 is growing up.

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Weak Goaltending and the World Juniors Go Hand-in-Hand

Jonathan Willis
December 20 2011 02:38PM

The last several years have seen strong Canadian entries at the World Juniors. When it comes to the talent of their forwards and defensemen, Team Canada has access to riches unparalleled in any other country in the world.

The situation is a little different in net, where the uncertain tandem of Mark Visentin and Scott Wedgewood will backstop this year’s team.

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