Tough Winter for Tall Tree From Minnetonka

Lowetide
January 14 2011 07:19AM

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This is Troy Hesketh. The Oilers selected him in the 3rd round (71st overall) in the 2009 draft. He may be the first of Stu (Magnificent Bastard) MacGregor's picks in the top 100 to be considered a draft bust. There's trending downward, and then there's stepping into an elevator shaft.

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GDB 42.0: SINK OR SWIM IN THE SHARK TANK?

Jason Gregor
January 13 2011 09:29AM

Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle are a combined cap hit of $28.07 million for the Sharks, and they are a combined -40. Marleau is an ugly -17, while Thorton sits at -12, Boyle at -10, while Heatley is the oddball at -1. The Sharks have lost five straight, they've been shutout three times in their past nine games, and they are currently sitting in 11th place in the Western conference. They won't have their leading goal scorer, Logan Couture, tonight due to a deep bruise from a collision with the Leafs' Colton Orr on Tuesday, and with only ten wins in 22 home games the Oilers might have a fighting chance tonight.

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Oilers Mid-Season Report Card

Lowetide
January 12 2011 05:04PM

This is Ryan Whitney. Despite injury, he is in fact the Oilers first-half MVP. The Oilers have copious hope hidden under a cloud of win-loss misery. The mid-season report card offers us wonderful clues about the future. Some are staying, others not so much.

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GM FOR A DAY: YOU CALLED THE SHOTS

Robin Brownlee
January 12 2011 03:49PM

 

Thanks to everybody who took the time to throw in their two cents worth about how they'd approach the job of continuing to rebuild of the Edmonton Oilers if they were sitting in GM Steve Tambellini's chair.

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Lucky 13 At The Half

Jonathan Willis
January 11 2011 09:56PM

With half the season now behind us, courtesy of the Oilers 3-2 loss to Dallas, it’s time for another look at the standings for Robin Brownlee’s Lucky 13 contest.

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