The inclination to play through pain and rush back from injury is part of the DNA of NHL players like Sheldon Souray, so it’s no surprise he’s eager to get back in the Edmonton Oilers line-up.
Tonight is the only time you will see the Rangers and Oilers do battle this season, barring a miracle Stanley Cup matchup, and right now neither team is playing very well.
The injuries continue for the Oilers, and the latest victim is Shawn Horcoff.
I never got near medical school, but I don’t need a doctorate in medicine to know the news fans will get about Shawn Horcoff tomorrow will be bad. The only question is the degree.
The Oilers have the day off before getting back on the ice to prepare for the New York Rangers. I wonder what they will do on their off day.
New York Islanders: 3 Edmonton Oilers: 1
All of a sudden the Oilers can’t score, but even though they were blanked three times in the last week, they have scored the 7th most goals in the league. Through 14 games their offence has been fine, but like previous years, they are giving up too many goals.
Thankfully there aren’t many of these 11 am starts, especially on a Saturday Halloween. I wonder how many of you will be drinking the hair of the dog this morning, beer and clam, trying to ease the throbbing in your head? And hopefully the girl or guy you met last night didn’t just look good…
I’ve decided to take a page from Mike Babcock and let my three-year-old son Sam dress up as Jimmy Howard on Halloween so he can pretend to be an NHL goaltender.
It was a mixed bag at the morning skate today, as the Oilers try to end a three game losing streak against the under-performing Detroit Red Wings.
We near the end of the first month of the season, and there are many great story lines on the ice. The Avalanche are still cruising, Alexander Ovechkin is still scoring, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are making waves on the west coast, there is still a double-standard for suspensions, the defending champs…
The Oilers’ offence is hurting more than the players in bed sick right now, after consecutive goose eggs against Vancouver and Colorado.