Ales Hemsky has a unique ability to take over games

Jonathan Willis
February 07 2013 09:13AM

The opening goal of last night's game was a remarkable thing, and showcased some of the (depth!) talent the Oilers have accumulated of late. Particularly brilliant was the goal-scorer, Ales Hemsky, who is in 2005-06 form after a rough go of things last season.

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GDB 10.0: THE SWITCH

Jason Gregor
February 06 2013 01:15PM

Yesterday Ralph Krueger suggested he is contemplating making a switch amongst his top two lines for tonight's tilt v. Dallas.

Which move makes more sense? Turns out it wasn't what many were thinking.

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As an NHL rookie, Justin Schultz is already the top defenceman on the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
February 06 2013 11:07AM

Nine games into the 2013 NHL season, no player on the Oilers roster has been trusted to play more minutes than rookie rearguard Justin Schultz’s 23:09 per night.

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Ralph Kreuger and the Healthy Scratch

Jason Strudwick
February 06 2013 08:46AM

Getting healthy scratched sucks! It really sucks. Coaches and most players will spin it as an opportunity for the scratched player to learn from watching. Maybe he can work on his conditioning or the mental break could help him get out of a funk. No matter how you spin it, as a player it sucks. Any player worthy of an NHL spot will not like it and take it as motivation to play better.

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CHEER LIKE HELL

Lowetide
February 05 2013 06:10PM

Mark Arcobello represents that rarest of all things--an undrafted Edmonton Oiler college free agent signing who makes it to the NHL. These men are more rare than the Vancouver Island Marmot (there are fewer than 75 of those), but Arcobello's recall is a wonderful combination of desire, hard work, endurance and never losing hope.

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