GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche
Well the Oilers had a rough weekend, thanks mostly from the flu that’s been ravaging its way through the team. The weakened Oilers lost on Saturday 5-2 to the Calgary Flames and were blanked 2-0 against the Canucks on Sunday. The Avalanche, meanwhile, have been rolling along since the season started. They’ve only lost once in regulation time and are 8-1-2 to start the season. Their last game was against Detroit on Saturday, which was a 3-1 win. They’ve been riding on the spectacular goaltending of Craig Anderson, who has started all 11 of the Avalanche’s games so far this season and should get the start for Tueday night’s game versus the Oilers as well. Continue reading 'GDT – Oilers 0, Avalanche 3 – Oct 27, 2009 – Game 12'»
Bettman works the jazz hands
MOYES AGREES TO SELL COYOTES TO NHL
Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes has agreed to sell the bankrupt franchise to the NHL.
The agreement, which still must be approved by Judge Redfield T. Baum, was announced in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday after lawyers met for more than an hour during a recess in a status hearing on the case.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says that once the deal closes, the league will immediately look to sell the team, preferably to an owner who will keep the club in Arizona.
Read more on TSN.ca
The deal is said to be worth about $128M US.
PRENDERGAST VISTING MONTREAL
Continue reading 'Coyotes Sale / Richards Hit / Prendergast and more…'»
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks - Oct 25, 2009
Tonight marks the second regular season meeting between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks for this year. Edmonton won the game 2-1 on some spectacular play from Nikolai Khabibulin. Khabibulin stopped 39 of 40 shots, excluding the shot that went in just after the buzzer sounded. Hopefully the Oilers can get ahead in the game again and do an even better job of protecting the lead this time. Tonight it’s partly up to Jeff Deslauriers though, as he gets the nod in goal for just his second start this season.
I’m calling it a 3-2 win for the Oilers tonight.
Continue reading 'GDT – Oilers 0, Canucks 2 – Oct 25, 2009 – Game 11'»
It is as inevitable as gravity, tidal cycles and Leaf-suckage – fans and experts alike compare head coaches Pat Quinn and Craig MacTavish. The roster MacTavish commanded in his last Oilers campaign has all but entirely spilled over into Quinn’s reign, and we are tempted to draw some early conclusions. As anyone can easily observe the results have immediately improved. Though the statistical sample is limited our record stands at 6-2-1 for a strong .722 point percentage after 9 games. That, of course, has a particularly satisfying taste to the neglected palates of Oilers society, having been starved with the mediocre pastries of .500 hockey for years. But alas, this is only statistics and as Evan Esar said “It is the only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.” Still, the conclusions here seem to flow in the same vein – Pat Quinn is a better coach than Craig MacTavish. The questions are; Is Quinn really better? If so, why is he better? What has changed? How has it changed? Continue reading 'On coaching comparisons and team psychology – by Norweigan Oiler'»