Sticks, stones and due process: Bowers and Khabibulin

Robin Brownlee
August 08 2010 08:03PM

DENVER - NOVEMBER 08:  Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin #35 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on November 8, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Oilers defeated the Avalanche 5-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

If actions speak louder than words, how come Brent Bowers is out of a job as manager of the Edmonton Capitals and, as of today, Nikolai Khabibulin, who faces a charge of extreme DUI, is a member in good standing with the Edmonton Oilers?

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Arrows

Lowetide
August 08 2010 10:55AM

This is Curtis Hamilton. Drafted in June by the Edmonton Oilers, his "mixed bag" resume received a positive arrow this weekend. That arrow is a positive indicator that should be taken seriously. 

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Oilers Sign Martin Gerber (Updated)

Jonathan Willis
August 07 2010 10:08AM

May 17, 2010 - Mannheim, DEUTSCHLAND - DER SCHWEIZER TORWART MARTIN GERBER (L) WIRFT SICH DEM NORWEGER MATS ZUCCARELLO AASEN ENTGEGEN BEIM 3:2 SIEG NORWEGENS GEGEN DIE SCHWEIZ BEI DER EISHOCKEY-WM IN MANNHEIM./ 170510 / 2010 / MANNHEIM / DEUTSCHLAND / EUROPA / SPO / EISHOCKEY / WM2010 / WELTMEISTERSCHAFT / ZWISCHENRUNDE / GRUPPE F / NORWEGEN VS SCHWEIZ 3:2 / NOR VS SUI / EISHOCKEYSPIELER / NATIONALSPIELER / AKTION / SPIELSZENE..ICEHOCKEY WORLD CUP IN MANNHEIM, GERMANY, NORWAY VS SWITZERLAND 3:2.

The Edmonton Oilers goaltending situation got a little more confused earlier today, when they brought NHL veteran Martin Gerber home after a one-year exile to the KHL. Gerber has signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $500,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL.

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The Forgotten Taylor

Lowetide
August 07 2010 07:23AM

That's Taylor Chorney playing defense in one of the U of A-Oilers rookie games. Chorney's slow adjustment to pro hockey is a major worry for the Oilers organization. He may not be good enough to play defense in the NHL. Ever.

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Oilers Future On Display?

Lowetide
August 06 2010 07:44AM

As the reality of another summer spent without addressing center ice adequately sinks in, I thought it might be a good time to introduce you to a possible future.

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