Topic of the day for the NHL right now seems to be hits to the head. I think there have been 2 fines and 2 suspensions, one being a doozy to Doan. One suspension has been rescinded as it was determined to not be a dirty hit after the fact. I for one am glad that the NHL is cracking down on this, although with the Gilbert fine it seems like they need to update their fine structure.
With the Oilers, seems as though the issue at hand right now is faceoff ability, but to a lesser extent is the inability to the third line to get anything going and how Cogliano affects that.
According to Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers may be trying out different line combos. Looks like Hall and Eberle were on different lines during today’s practice.
In OKC Barons news, looks as though they are currently sitting in 8th in their conference, and Moran leads the team with 6 points (3g, 3a). Oddly enough, Giroux and Omark lead the team with 16 pim’s each.
In general NHL news, Hossa is leading the goals and points stats, with Richards leading in the assists and plus/minus stats.