November 29 2010 09:29PM
40 years ago, the GAG (Goal-a-game) line took the NHL by storm and dominated for several years. The line's makeup was traditional: a smooth, playmaking center (Ratelle), a marksman (Gilbert) and a big man to do the corner work (Hadfield) and drop the gloves when needed. There's more than one way to put a line together, but the key element is that certain chemistry or 6th sense required to maintain possession of the puck long enough to find an open man in scoring position. The Edmonton Oilers have been working on chemistry all season, and it looks like they may have found something. Times three.
November 29 2010 01:39PM
The Oilers wrap up their November schedule with a date in Canada's capital city. The Oilers are 3-8-2 in November and have been outscored 55-27 so far this month. The Oilers haven't won in Ottawa since March 14th, 2002 when Anson Carter, Mike Comrie, Rem "The Gem" Murray and Brian Swanson scored in a 4-1 victory. Since then the Oilers have went 0-2-1-2, and they will try to kickstart their three-game swing through Eastern Canada with a win over the 10th place Senators.
November 28 2010 04:35PM
Defencemen develop by sundial.
November 28 2010 02:52PM
Jason Gregor usually hands out grades for the Edmonton Oilers at the quarter-pole of the season, but with Grey Cup upon us, he's apparently fallen into a big vat of booze down in Huddletown.
November 28 2010 08:48AM
It's been years since we've been here. A minor league team with balance, a successful won-loss record, the ability to lend bona fide players to the big club and offer a quality proving ground for the kids who represent the future. What in hell is going on around here?