February 06 2013 11:07AM
Nine games into the 2013 NHL season, no player on the Oilers roster has been trusted to play more minutes than rookie rearguard Justin Schultz’s 23:09 per night.
February 06 2013 08:46AM
Getting healthy scratched sucks! It really sucks. Coaches and most players will spin it as an opportunity for the scratched player to learn from watching. Maybe he can work on his conditioning or the mental break could help him get out of a funk. No matter how you spin it, as a player it sucks. Any player worthy of an NHL spot will not like it and take it as motivation to play better.
February 05 2013 06:10PM
Mark Arcobello represents that rarest of all things--an undrafted Edmonton Oiler college free agent signing who makes it to the NHL. These men are more rare than the Vancouver Island Marmot (there are fewer than 75 of those), but Arcobello's recall is a wonderful combination of desire, hard work, endurance and never losing hope.
February 05 2013 04:42PM
This article could also be titled "The Value of Discovering a Weakness".
The Oilogosphere is awash with concern over the centre depth of the Oilers right now.
February 05 2013 01:31PM
The Oilers have recalled centre Mark Arcobello and he will dress tomorrow night v. Dallas.