Friday, December 07, 2012

Oil Kings collapse, as Hitmen score five unanswered goals

 It was a tale of two games on Friday evening at Rexall Place. The Edmonton Oil Kings jumped out to an early lead, dominating the opening twelve minutes of action. Unfortunately for the season high crowd of 12,575, they witnessed the Calgary Hitmen score five unanswered goals, as they knocked off the Oil Kings for a fourth time this season.

Oilers History: The mishandling of Jason Arnott

From the dynasty days of Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky to the present edition of the Edmonton Oilers that features Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, fans of the Orange and Blue have watched only two other top flight centres pull on an Oilers jersey over the last two decades. One being former captain Doug Weight, whom Glen Sather stole from the New York Rangers for an aging Esa Tikkanen in 1993, the other was never really given a fair shake in the City of Champions.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Oil Kings thumped in Lethbridge

On the heels of a crucial home and home set with the Calgary Hitmen, the Edmonton Oil Kings were hoping to sweep their two game series with the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for them, the Hurricanes had other ideas, walloping the defending Western Hockey League champs by a score of 6-2.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

If healthy, Oilers D could be far better than expected

Heading into what was supposed to be the 2012-2013 National Hockey League season, there were more than a few questions surrounding the Edmonton Oilers blueline. Their lack of top end talent, depth, experience and possible health issues, were all a cause for major concern. While those questions still remain, the club's blueline mix doesn't look as questionable as it once did.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Is having Nugent-Hopkins play for Canada the right move?

Hockey Canada made the mistake of leaving Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins off their roster at the 2011 World Juniors and it was a move that cost them dearly. Typically, you do not get the chance at a "re-do" in this sort of setting but they are getting just that, when it comes to the former first overall selection.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Lazar powers Oil Kings over Hurricanes

Curtis Lazar could not have picked a better time to snap his fourteen game goal drought, potting a pair and chipping in with a helper for good measure, as the Edmonton Oil Kings squeaked out a 4-3 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon.