GDB -1: WAIVER WIRE OR THE PHONE?

Jason Gregor
October 01 2011 03:42PM

Preseason victories don't mean much, but last night's victory over Minnesota had to be one of the most empty victories the organziation has ever had. Taylor Fedun's season is over, and his career possibly in jeapordy, after a horrific collision fractured his femur. It is hard to fathom why the NHL didn't institute hybrid icing this off-season, because Fedun's injury was the exact reason why many wanted the rule tweaked.

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Blue On Blue

Lowetide
October 01 2011 06:27AM

A young man's playing career is in jeopardy, the injuries keep piling up and the Edmonton Oilers aren't even at the starting gate. Is the story of the season being written before launch?

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TAMBELLINI MUST BOLSTER BLUE LINE

Robin Brownlee
October 01 2011 12:20AM

Calls had been coming from many corners for GM Steve Tambellini to bolster his blue line long before Taylor Fedun was carted off the ice at the Xcel Energy Center Friday, joining Ladislav Smid and Taylor Chorney as casualties in a 4-3 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.

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GDB -2: THE FINAL CUTS

Jason Gregor
September 30 2011 10:55AM

Yesterday the Oilers sent Antti Tyrvainen, Yann Danis and Colten Teubert to OKC leaving the Oilers with 32 players in camp. With Ryan Whitney likely not ready for opening night, and Sam Gagner highly questionable, Tom Renney will probably only make four or five more cuts after the weekend.

The openings are more for the pressbox than on the ice, but tonight and tomorrow's games will impact those  staying more in the pocket book than on the ice.

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Beware the Moops

Lowetide
September 29 2011 10:42PM

It's a big weekend for the Oilers bubble boys. Thirty-two names are still in the hat, but this time next week the Oilers 23 man roster will be set. Here's a guideline of things to look for this weekend.

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