September 23 2011 12:08PM
For the second consecutive preseason home game, Oiler fans and Tom Renney must have felt like they were in a time warp. And not the cool type of time warp/machine that Marty McFly got to use in Back to the Future. Last night was a trip down memory lane that many never want to see again, or at least not regularly.
On Tuesday we saw Nikolai Khabibulin fighting the puck.
Sure, it was only a preseason game, but it's a trend we've seen in Edmonton for over a year.
Last night the Oilers didn't shoot the puck, and outside of dropping the gloves early, they didn't seem ready to play.
Sure, it was only a preseason game, but it's a trend we've seen in Edmonton for the past five seasons.
September 22 2011 05:55PM
Another one bites the dust. Details to follow . . .
September 22 2011 12:54PM
Tom Renney is dressing a veteran-laden lineup tonight, and possibly giving Oiler fans a glimpse of what his opening night roster will look like. Too bad the Canucks are dressing a motley crew of players who are either here on PTOs, are draft-busts or guys destined for the AHL.
September 21 2011 05:31PM
Any fool watching these whiz kids who will soon be headed for Oklahoma City can see good things ahead for the farm in 11-12. A good crop one year ago (Omark, Petry) may give way to a watershed (Lander, Hartikainen, Hamilton, Pitlick, Teubert) some day soon. Could this be the Oilers all time best farm team?
September 21 2011 12:57AM
The fans at Rexall might have set a preseason record for the earliest BOOOOOOO of the season, when they voiced their displeasure after Nikolai Khabibulin allowed a 3rd goal only 18:35 into the first period. Khabibulin allowed three goals on seven shots, and while you can't blame him on the first one, we've seen this horror movie before.
He needs to stop the puck.