Robin Brownlee
November 26 2011 11:39PM

The Edmonton Oilers compounded the loss of Taylor Hall to a shoulder injury in Denver Saturday by coughing up a lead and two points in a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

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Jason Gregor
November 26 2011 01:57PM

An usual 5 p.m. Oilers appearance on CBC could have Oiler fans busting a move like Kyle much earlier than usual on this sparkling Saturday. The only  two guys who could top Kyle Edward's performance on stage right now are Napolean Dynamite, best dance routine ever, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Saturday night is RNH's night.

In four HNIC appearances he has five goals and eleven points.The kid loves the national stage, and another virtuoso performance from #93 would give the Oilers their first three-game road winning streak since Nov 29th - Dec 02 of last year.

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Gobble Gobble – US Thanksgiving and Canadian team’s playoff chances

Dean Belanger
November 26 2011 12:16PM

So the theory is that if you have a playoff spot near the end of November, you are likely going to hold onto that spot and be a playoff team. Obviously, nothing is written in stone but the percentages are very good and by we should be able to know the difference between a hot start and a talented team.

According to data from the Toronto Star in 2010: 77.5% of teams that held a playoff spot on Thanksgiving made the playoffs. 84% of teams with 17 or fewer points did not make the playoffs. 89% of teams with 28 or more points made the playoffs. With that in mind, let’s look at the Canadian Team’s chances.

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The First Hockey Scout

November 26 2011 07:31AM

This is Nostradamus. He would have been a Movember contender from cradle to grave. Lordy. Nos made all kinds of predictions, things like "tents will be pitched by (people) of foreign tongues" and "the lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries."

A cynic might suggest that these words are rather wide-ranging in scope and could fit any number of events without actually proving Nostradamus could predict morning. Wrong 'em boyo! Nos even predicted Ryan Nugent-Hopkins!

  • He will wander because of a frantic head, and delivering a great people from subjection

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No Turkey This Year

November 25 2011 05:01PM

Ken Holland:  “I always look at the standings on U.S. Thanksgiving, right at the end of November. From there, you move in a pack. You’ve sort of shown the winning percentage you’re going to move at.” Guess what? The Edmonton Oilers are running with the pack. It's been awhile.

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