Per the Oilers website:
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have reassigned defenceman Taylor Chorney to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Chorney, 22, has played 21 games with the Falcons collecting four goals and five assists. The Thunder Bay, ON native has appeared in 14 NHL games with the Oilers this season posting one assist. He was recalled on Wednesday and suited up in last night’s game versus Dallas.
Chorney was selected by the Oilers in the 2nd round, 36th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Seeing as how no one has been recalled in replacement, I presume that means Smid or Staios is back.
I’m going to see Dave Attell (spelling? I have no idea who this guy is but I hear he’s funny) tonight so I’ll probably miss this game. Darn. Racki said he’s still going to watch the game, so it would be nice if you all swung on by during the game to say hi to him. It might be lonely here.
The Oilers have played better as of late, and are due a win so I bet it comes tonight when I can’t see it.
Ideally the player get their pride back and start to play as they can, and we can string together a few wins here.
Oilers = not good (right now…soon though, soon)
Dallas = less sucky
Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars – Jan 22, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 50'»
Drafting high is no guarantee... but is it pretty close? Or a crap shoot?
For a post elsewhere, I did some research to see how the top 3 picks were turning out, and thought it might be an interesting post to talk about here, given that there is a lot of worry that even if we do pick in the top 3, the pick could be a dud. That is a valid concern, but I got to wondering just how often a top 3 pick is a dud. Is it blown out of proportion because we’ve seen it happen a few times in the last 30 years, or does it happen quite regularly still? I chose the top 3 to look at, because, as it stands right now, the worst we could pick is #3 and the best we could pick is number 1. Of course, that could change depending on where we slot when the season is over. The purpose of this post though is to help determine if: top-3 picks are commonly that much of an unknown, are overrated, or are game changers.
Top-3 Picks Of The Last 10 Years
Here is a list of the top-3 draft picks from each year from 2000 to 2009 in the NHL.
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks
I can cut and past the previous GDT nearly word for word, just have to change the loss count… The slide continues with our most recent 6-0 beat down by Colorado, a game where the team showed little to no fight. As many others I’m sure, I didn’t purchase the PPV, so what I was left with were highlights. Not pretty. JDD let in 6, but for the most part they were all very nice goals with some precision passing occurring around our pylons. Quinn and company skated the team into the ground last practice with very little time on ice for the bag of pucks, so hopefully they saved a little bit of energy to take on the Canucks tonight.
For Canuck fans, they are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, most recently outscoring the Pens in a 6-2 victory. They should be well rested as they haven’t played since the 16th. Defenseman Willie Mitchell will not be dressed for tonight’s game.
My prediction for tonight, a Sedin will be on the score board. I know, I know, it’s pretty bold, but I’m going to stand by it.
Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Vancouver Canucks 3 (OT) – Jan 20, 2010 @ 8:00 PM – SNET – Game 49'»
Fix it. I don't care how. Just make this team respectable again.
This shit is embarrassing. I hate the fact that this team has become the laughing stock of the league.
And I still have 5 or 6 more games in my mini-packs. Just garbage.
Katz, Tambellini or Lowe, I don’t care who, you need to fix this. Unless I see something that indicates that you are trying to fix this I am not spending a dime on anything Oiler related.*
And a lottery pick ain’t going to fix it.
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