Oilers Recall Taylor Chorney

By , January 10, 2011 10:52 am

Taylor Chorney

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled the Chorn-dog


From the Oilers:
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenseman Taylor Chorney from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League.

I know he isn’t the most favored young d-man we have, but I’ll give him a chance to see what he can do. Hopefully he won’t have Strudwick as his partner (sorry Strudwick). The two just did not mesh at all last year. Not sure if it was all Strudwick’s fault at this point…

Kings interested in Hemsky – 4th Period

By , January 9, 2011 1:04 pm
Kings interested in Hemsky trade.. are we?

Kings interested in Hemsky trade.. are we?

THE STORY

I generally take most rumors with a grain of salt, but I figured I’d mention it here since there is some downtime before the next game. The Fourth Period is reporting that the Kings have shown interest in the Oilers. So… should the Oilers really be interested in moving Hemsky? For me, I’d say it would have to take something quite good in return, especially if the Kings are involved.

THE ARGUMENT

On the bad side of things, trading a guy like Hemsky within the conference could be risky. Thankfully we only face the Kings four times per year, however. But I think everyone remembers the pain of trading Pronger within the conference. He’s also easily the best player on the team at the moment. He has a great contract ($4.1M cap hit, expires at the end of next year).

On the good side, he’s one of our more marketable assets, which means he could fetch us a good player. That contract is quite low for a player that is nearly a point-per-game player on a basement dweller. He’s also been fairly injury prone the past few years, so moving him might help in having a body in the lineup that can stay in the lineup.

WHO SHOULD WE TARGET?

So if we’re trading with the Kings, who do we trade for? Well, the obvious one would be Continue reading 'Kings interested in Hemsky – 4th Period'»

GDT Oilers 1, Canucks 6 – Game 40 – 2011-01-07 @ 8:00 PM – SNET EDM

By , January 7, 2011 11:00 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks
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13-19-7 Record 26-8-5
Location: Rogers Arena
Date: January 7, 2011 @ 8:00 PM MST
TV: SN EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

Nothing like going up against a team that has recorded points in its last 14 games (club record) after enjoying our first win after a 7 game skid. The Canucks have gone 12-0-2 in their last 14 contests and look to accomplish their first 8 game win streak since 8 years past. These are the kind of games where some crap team gets to play spoiler, so hopefully the boys are up to the challenge and can send the Sedin sisters home crying. This game kicks off a 5 game road trip for the Oilers, so hopefully a change of scenery is all they need to start winning again as last night’s win was the only of 5 games in a row at home.

Per TSN:
“Gilbert Brule bruised his abdomen, according to head coach Tom Renney, and is day-to-day. … Jim Vandermeer suffered a right ankle injury on Thursday against the Islanders and did not return to the game. He is expected back in a few of days.”

TSN ICE CHIP’s LINES

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GDT Oilers 2, Islanders 1 – Game 39 – 2011-01-06 @ 7:00 PM – SNET

By , January 6, 2011 10:12 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
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12-19-6 Record 12-19-7
Location: Rexall Place
Date: January 6, 2011 @ 7:00 PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Got to make this a quick one again, as I’m swamped at work. I’ll be heading to Rexall to see this one tonight too. I am hoping for a good one. This is the battle of two horrible teams though.

Hmm… 5-2 Oilers

FAIRLY-EDUCATED-GUESS LINES

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Before you say it…

By , January 5, 2011 11:01 pm
A dejected Canada listens to an anthem other than their own being played..

A dejected Canada listens to an anthem other than their own being played..

… ease up on the kids. This was definitely a huge letdown for us fans, but put yourself in the shoes of these players. They put a lot of effort into getting to play in this tournament. Most played through big injuries. All of them now have millions of disappointed fans looking at them as though they are a failure, but just a reminder.. these guys were underdogs not the favorite to win the tournament.

Here in Canada we don’t congratulate 2nd place. There is only the gold and nothing else. I can guarantee you though, these players know the disappointment the country feels. They don’t know anything beyond that though.

It is a crappy way to lose, for sure, to be up 3-0 and then collapse and allow 5 straight goals in a single period. I won’t sugar-coat and say it was a respectable loss. It really wasn’t. But I’ve been reading some comments around on various forums and blogs about how they blew it, or how Dave Cameron blew it (I’ve even read some posts stating that some of the players should never be allowed to wear the maple leaf again). I recommend just tipping your cap to the Russians for an incredibly played 3rd period. That’s unfortunately the nature of the game… the Canadians played a strong 40 minutes. The Russians played maybe 30 good minutes… but it happened to be the right 30.

It’s a tough loss for them to take, and no one wants to feel like they’ve disappointed an entire country. So congratulate the Russians for playing a hard 3rd period and restoring what many considered a crumbling hockey nation.

Anyways, we can’t win them all, can we?

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