GDT: Oilers 3 – Wild 4 and Oilers 4 – Blackhawks 2 – Pre-season Game 1&2 – 2011-09-20 @ 7:00 PM MST – Webcast

By , September 20, 2011 11:58 am

Tonight you get two for the price of one! (well, none, really)

Tonight you get two for the price of one! (well, none, really)


So it’s two for one night tonight with the Oilers. I’ll be going to the game here in Edmonton, vs. the Wild. And the lucky Saskatoon bastards will get to see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins play with Smyth and Eberle. *envious*.

Which game will you be watching tonight, if either?

Here are tonight’s lineups/rosters:
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Break it Down! – PP/PK (2011/12 Edition)

By , September 20, 2011 9:31 am

Hope for lots of these this year...


Continuing on with my series of Break it Down posts. The others can be found in the following location.

Next up, special teams.

The Oilers last year had a terrible powerplay (27th) and was actually worse (!) on the penalty kill (29th).

We have lots of talent that can play on the PP. Lots. And now that Hemsky is part robot, he won’t miss half the season (it helps that Regehr has fucked off to the other conference too).

And, we now have some players that can play on the PK! Huzzah!

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Edmonton Oilers cut players…

By , September 19, 2011 6:45 pm


Per Gene Principe:
Kristians Pelss, Martin Gernat to Edm and Tobias Reider to Kitchener.
Brett Ferguson, Chase Schaber, Tyler Schmidt, Colin Smith, Wes Vannieuwenhuizen released.
Toni Rajala will be going back to play in Finnish Elite League

GDT – 2011 Joey Moss Cup – Sep. 18, 2011 @ 2:00PM MST – oilers.nhl.com

By , September 18, 2011 11:52 am

Joey Moss drops the puck for last year's cup.

Joey Moss drops the puck for last year's cup.


This afternoon’s game will be streamed on http://oilers.nhl.com .

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Break it Down! – Goaltending (2011/12 Edition)

By , September 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Just think, to have a good goalie again.


Continuing on with the break it down series. The others can be found at the following location.

I called last years goaltending situation a clusterfuck. It looks better this year. No really. It does. Dubnyk has proven to be at the very least a NHL level backup. That’s a plus. Khabibulin has one less year on his contract. That’s a plus. It is quite possible he learned how to be more nimble in prison too.

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