October 03 2011 09:23PM
So, will the Edmonton Oilers snap a five-year drought and make the playoffs again? Or, is it more likely that, coming off back-to-back 30th-place finishes, they'll be a lottery team for a third straight year?
October 03 2011 05:37PM
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
That particular line comes from Winston Churchill, but variants of it are commonplace. Albert Einstein regarded mistakes as a necessary consequence of trying new things; James Joyce saw them as “portals of discovery.” It’s a point of view I agree with entirely: mistakes are inevitable, the trick is to learn from them.
October 03 2011 11:07AM
If you thought the off-season was long, then this week might kill most Oiler fans. The Oilers don't open their season until Sunday, they will be the last team to play a regular season game, with the Jets opening their season a few hours earlier.
The only positive is that it gives Ryan Whitney more time to get healthy. Whitney was on the ice this morning wearing a regular jersey and he was paired with Tom Gilbert. He didn't wince when he pivoted, which is the motion that causes him the most discomfort, but I won't know until after practice if he thinks he might be ready for Sunday.
October 02 2011 04:22PM
The Edmonton Oilers have announced the demotion of five players on their official website: Gilbert Brule, Josh Green, Teemu Hartikainen, Ryan O'Marra and Ryan Keller. Brule, Green, O'Marra and Keller will need to clear waivers before being assigned to Oklahoma City.
October 02 2011 02:19PM
Due to the high volume of requests, for the first time ever the Nation Network will launch a hockey pool open to all of our faithful readers! Details are after the jump.