March 05 2011 01:42PM
With Taylor Hall done for the season, Ales Hemsky on the IR again and Dustin Penner exchanging one-liners with Matt Greene in LA, Steve Tambellini put out the SOS for career-minor leaguer Alex Giroux. Giroux will play his 32nd NHL game tonight on a line with Andrew Cogliano and Liam Reddox. Giroux has a whopping 139 goals in his last 199 AHL games, so I'm sure we'll see him on the 2nd PP unit, but I don't think Giroux can do much to help the Oilers "Salvage Our Season."
March 05 2011 11:12AM
Even if the Edmonton Oilers manage to win in Denver tonight, it's looking like the race for 30th place and the best odds at second straight No.1 draft pick will be a runaway by the time they get back from a five-game road trip.
March 05 2011 08:00AM
This has been a tumultuous week for Edmonton Oiler fans. Dustin Penner dealt for futures, Hemsky down again and the Golden boy out for the season courtesy the one thing he can't do (fight) leaves Oilers Nation with the Bell Bottom Blues. Fortunately, the Oilers website has an article up that offers the Key to the Highway.
March 04 2011 08:17PM
It may have been a footnote for most on a day where the Oilers announced that Taylor Hall has been lost for the remainder of the season, but Oiler prospect Alex Plante got some very good news in the form of a recall to the big club.
March 04 2011 09:08AM
His left ankle is encased in a walking cast and it will likely cost Taylor Hall a chance at the Calder Trophy, but for me, Hall's fight with Derek Dorsett Thursday makes the name that ends up engraved on the trophy for the NHL's top rookie in 2011 a moot point.