Confessions of an Oiler Fan

Lowetide
October 02 2011 08:22AM

My name is Lowetide and I haven't thought about the Oilers trading for a defenseman in five minutes. (polite applause)

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SMID HAS SEPARATED SHOULDER

Jason Gregor
October 01 2011 10:57PM

Steve Tambellini announced on After Hours on CBC that Ladislav Smid has a separated A/C joint, but didn't say how long he'll be out.

The Oilers blueline wasn't that strong to begin with, and Smid's injury will put even more pressure on the backend.

You have to think the Oilers will be claiming a D-man on waivers sometime this week.

 

 

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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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