TOO MANY MEN: PAAJARVI TO OKC?

Jason Gregor
December 14 2011 02:43PM

After two "maintenance" days, Nikolai Khabibulin was back on the ice and his mobility looked fine, however, after an injury-plagued past few seasons any hint of a tweak raises the caution flag. Khabibulin's previous injuries helped the Oilers acquire Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but this year his play has been a major reason why the Oilers are still in the playoff hunt.

They can't afford him to get injured if they want to stay in the hunt, and with Corey Potter ready to return the Oilers need to send someone to the minors. My guess is it will be Magnus Paajarvi.

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THE TROUBLE WITH ALES

Wanye
December 14 2011 12:12PM

A recent poll here on the Nation showed a dead heat among Oilers fans regarding the future of Ales Hemsky. 40% felt he should be re-signed and 37% felt he should be traded.

Hmmmm.

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Canadian World Junior Team To Make Final Cuts Tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2011 09:01PM

The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.

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HALL RETURNS: TRIPLE THREAT?

Robin Brownlee
December 13 2011 05:06PM

I like the look of the lines that Edmonton Oilers coach Tom Renney ran at practice today, and not just because they included Taylor Hall, who is poised to return to action against the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday after missing seven games with an injured left shoulder.

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AROUND THE ROOM AND THE NHL

Jason Gregor
December 13 2011 10:13AM

There is lots to discuss on around the NHL and inside the Oilers dressing room.

  • Is Taylor Hall ready to play?
  • Will the Oilers send Magnus Paajarvi to the minors when Hall returns?
  • Is Darryl Sutter really the right answer for the LA Kings?
  • Are the Wild, Panthers and Blues for real?
  • Is Ricky Ray really only worth a journeyman QB, a potential kicker and a pick?

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