Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday was not a great day for the Edmonton Oilers organization. Not only did the Oklahoma City Barons drop their third game of the young AHL season but they also lost the services of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, after he was clipped by a high stick during first period action. Which came on the heels of Jordan Eberle leaving practice earlier in the day and being a game-time decision because of a sore ribs.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Over the past five National Hockey League seasons, only six players have have managed to crack the 100 point barrier. The last Edmonton Oilers player to accomplish the feat, was Doug Weight, way back in 1995-96.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It was just a matter of time before they started to click and unfortunately for the Lake Erie Monsters, that time happened to come during last night's 4-3 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons. On the strength of four power play goals and three point efforts from Edmonton Oilers youngsters Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz, the Barons improved to 3-2 on the season, good enough for second spot in the AHL's South Division.
It's obvious people are starting to grow tired of all this NHL Lockout talk, as rumours surrounding the possible trading of Roberto Luongo have started to make the rounds one more time. Not surprisingly, the Toronto Maple Leafs still sit atop that list but recent talk has now turned the spotlight onto the Edmonton Oilers possibly having interest in the Vancouver Canucks puckstopper
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In the midst of an NHL Lockout and continual uncertainty surrounding the potential Downtown Arena Project, the Edmonton Oilers had all sorts of highs and lows over the past seven days. From the improved health of one Taylor Hall and the outstanding performance of rookie blueliner Justin Schults in Oklahoma City, to the opposite end of the spectrum and Ben Eager scrapping in a Toronto bar. There is no shortage of stories surrounding the Edmonton Oilers.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
It had been just over three weeks since the Edmonton Oil Kings had last won back-to-back games, after starting the season on a three game winning streak. That drought finally came to an end on Saturday night, as the Oil Kings made it two wins in as many nights, doubling the Medicine Hat Tigers by a score of 4-2. Curtis Lazar scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season and another strong performance from defenceman Keegan Lowe, paced Edmonton to their second win of the season over the Tigers.