Oilers assign Taylor Chorney to OKC

By , January 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Taylor Chorney returns to OKC. Take that, you show-boating, fastest skater…

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Taylor Chorney to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League.

Chorney, 23, was recalled to the Oilers on December 10 and played in six games collecting two assists.

The 6’0”, 193-pound Thunder Bay, Ontario native has appeared in 40 games with Oklahoma City scoring three goals and adding 12 assists.

I would think that means Jim Vandermeer is back. Never thought I’d be saying this, but, thank god!

2011 Oilers Skills Competition

By , January 22, 2011 2:45 pm
2011 Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition Highlights

2011 Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition Highlights

Today the Oilers ran their internal, annual skills competition. Here are some of the highlights:

– Taylor Chorney was the fastest skater.
– Kurtis Foster had the hardest shot at 103.7.
– Sam Gagner and Tom Gilbert each went 4-for-4 in the shooting accuracy competition.
– Andrew Cogliano won king of the shootout, although there were a few dazzling shootout moves taken (see below for highlights). As expected, Linus Omark, Magnus Paajarvi and Taylor Hall each had some amazing shootout moves. I’m not sure which one I’d give it to based on entertainment value. I’d say Paajarvi or Hall though, because Omark’s came out of his existing bag of tricks while Paajarvi and Hall pulled off something we’ve never seen before and some incredible stick work. I’d probably give it to Hall just based on being able to pull the move off in tight.

Here are some video highlights: Continue reading '2011 Oilers Skills Competition'»

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