GDB 7.0: SAMWISE TO THE WING

Jason Gregor
October 22 2011 01:07PM

Sam Gagner will play the right wing with Eric Belanger and Magnus Paajarvi tonight. It will be Gagner's first game since March 9th, and while he did dress v. Calgary in the preseason, it has been over seven months since he felt the pace of regular season action.

Gagner is fired up to play and isn't concerned about playing the wing.

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PLAY COACH: GAGNER IN, WHO SITS?

Jason Gregor
October 22 2011 09:18AM

Sam Gagner will play his first game of the year tonight, so Tom Renney has to sit someone down.

Who would you sit out and why?

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Cornet Rising

Lowetide
October 22 2011 06:51AM

Deep into Stu MacGregor's first draft as the Oilers scouting director, the club called the name Phil Cornet. The selection took place at a point in the draft where expectations are low, but Cornet (in his second year pro) is an emerging talent in OKC. 

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DEFENCE FIRST: EAT YOUR BROCCOLI

Robin Brownlee
October 21 2011 06:14PM

Coaches preaching defence-first hockey to their players aren't the exception, they're the rule. Tom Renney of the Edmonton Oilers isn't different or odd or out in left field by insisting on that approach.

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Running Their Show?

Lowetide
October 21 2011 07:46AM

One of the popular phrases in Oilerville is "getting their show run" in reference to the Oilers being unable to execute and match the physical play of their opposition. Is that a phrase we can apply to coach Tom Renney, too?  

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