The wrong choice between the pipes

Garon where Roloson should have sat… In a pre-game poll on the Hockey’s Future fan website, respondents voted 150–14 that Mathieu Garon should get the start ahead of Dwayne Roloson against the Vancouver Canucks.

Pssst… Roli Starts!

"And now, led by Dwaythieu Garoloson, your Edmonton Oilers!" That’s right fans, until the Oilers emerge from the tunnel tonight to the familiar nasal tones of Mark Lewis and the cheers of a capacity crowd at Rexall Place to face the Vancouver Canucks, you won’t know for sure who’s playing goal—Mathieu Garon or Dwayne Roloson…

Roloson may be back to his winning ways

Like the Edmonton Oilers, Dwayne Roloson has absolutely no intention of going quietly and heading for the golf course like the whipped guy a lot of fans thought he was. Having lost his job as Craig MacTavish’s top puck-stopper long ago and forced to pick pine slivers out of his arse while Mathieu Garon made…

Where’s Garon?

Is Mathieu Garon injured? There’s no word from the Edmonton Oilers on that, but after making 17 straight starts, Garon was back on the bench for the second straight game as Dwayne Roloson got the call in a 2-1 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks. While Roloson was outrageously good in San Jose, making…

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Oilers potpourri: Brownlee’s brain dump

  (WARRIOR, pictured above, is consoled by his teddy after Brownlee tears a strip off of him.) I thought I’d be like the Oilers in Denver and not show up today, but there’s so many things rattling around my big, empty head…

Chris Pronger is a chicken

Short of spitting in the face of an opponent, is there any action more uncalled for and flat-out cowardly as kicking another player with your skate? I don’t think so. In the case of Anaheim Ducks defenceman Chris Pronger, then, the crime (even if the NHL has seen fit not to punish the kick he took…

For the guys who’ve been through more than most of us…

Fernando Pisani is the Edmonton Oilers 2007-08 nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Pisani, 31, is battling a disease called ulcerative colitis, a condition that threatened his career and forced him to miss the first 26 games this season before he returned Dec….

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Who gets the deal?

  So, OilersNation fans, if you were Kevin Lowe and you could only sign Joni Pitkanen or Denis Grebeshkov—not both—to a new contract this summer, who’d get the ink and who’d get a ticket out of town?