February 22 2013 08:33AM
Much of the talk after last night's 3-1 loss to Minnesota focused on Taylor Hall's kneeing major on Cal Clutterbuck. I suspect Hall will get a short suspension from the hit, but I don't think it was malicious. Hall never took any extra strides to hit him, and he did lean in and down to avoid head contact, however, the initial point of contact looked to be a combination of Hall's knee/thigh/hip on Clutterbuck's lower thigh and he likely gets a Shanaban.
But that play shouldn't overshadow the fact that the Oilers continue to struggle in many facets of their overall game.
February 22 2013 07:19AM
He played only 200 regular season games for the Oilers, and he was never a top line player. Ken Linseman's unique qualities and skills made him unforgettable in every Oiler game he played. Love him or hate him, you had to be aware of The Rat.
February 22 2013 12:05AM
Yes, it can get worse for the Edmonton Oilers. And it likely will after NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan reviews the video evidence of Taylor Hall burying Cal Clutterbuck late in a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Rexall Place Thursday.
February 21 2013 01:20PM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." For years many attributed this quote to Albert Einstein, however, there is no proof he actually uttered those words.
"Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results," first appeared in the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous which was copyrighted in 1982. Brownlee can attest this is very true, having tried to kick the habit for years, and I wonder if Ralph Krueger is starting to wonder the same thing about his hockey team.
February 21 2013 10:04AM
The Oilers – barring another injury of some sort – face a difficult decision when Ryan Jones returns to the team, something that could happen very quickly. Who goes to make room for him on the roster?