The Edmonton Oilers have finally announced what we all suspected was going to happen: Nikolai Khabibulin will undergo surgery to repair the herniated disc in his back.
Edmonton Oilers: 3 Nashville Predators: 5
There’s a big difference between getting bang for your buck and getting banged for your buck, as an embarrassingly unflattering comparison of the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers clearly shows.
Will we see a different Oiler team tonight after three days of extra practice and work in the film room? No one knows — not even the coaches or the players.
The Edmonton Oilers obviously don’t get a do-over on the first 44 games they played this season, but they will approach their final 38 games as a second season and a new start after last weekend’s mini-camp.
Sheldon Souray proved he’s quick with a quip on two occasions at Rexall Place today, breaking up the drool-inducing monotony of watching the first day of the Edmonton Oilers "mini-camp."
Many are wondering what are the odds and rules regarding the draft lottery, since it seems likely the Oilers will be a major player in the lottery. Here is a quick breakdown of what could happen between now and the 2010 draft in Los Angeles.
Edmonton Oilers: 2 Columbus Blue Jackets: 4
After being isolated from any live hockey for two weeks, and only one highlight, the World Junior Gold medal game, it sure will be nice to see an epic battle tonight for the chance to draft Taylor Hall.
Regardless of what Willis has to say about Jordan Eberle’s future in the NHL, I can’t help but be beaming at this young man’s performance in the World Junior Tournament. Whether he’s breaking out, or in some kind of weird career Twilight Zone of Goodness right now isn’t really that important to me.
The chart above is a comparison of Jordan Eberle’s offensive numbers in Major Junior with the numbers posted by other players we’re familiar with – Oilers draft picks and Patrick O’Sullivan.
Coyotes: 5, Oilers: 4 (OT) USA: 6, Canada: 5 (OT)