Sutton and Oilers working on a 1-year deal?

By , February 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Working on an extension with the Oilers..

Working on an extension with the Oilers..

From the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, via Twitter:

The Oilers and D Andy Sutton are discussing a one-year extension. He’s not sure he wants to be a UFA and likes Edmonton. #Oilers

I have to say I’m pretty excited about that. Despite the mystifying coaching decision to pull him out of the Oilers line up, Andy Sutton has been one of this year’s few bright spots. At his age too, a one-year deal is all that makes sense for us. For a team that has a bit of a history of giving aging players too lengthy of a contract, I’m happy to hear that a one-year deal is being worked on. Get it done, and for god sakes, don’t pull him out of the lineup anymore, Renney.

Monday Morning Standings

By , February 9, 2012 1:39 pm

Now I gotta see that movie Haywire

Oilers News

– Gagner keeps scoring. And lost among all of the noise is that Eberle is currently 8th in league scoring. Some good players on this team.
– But as Justin Bourne points out here, we have some real special players. And not in a good way.
– Nuge was hit and is out for another 7 to 10 days.
– Like his opinion or not, you have to admit Mc79hockey‘s new banner is pretty awesome.
– But I do happen to like his opinion (and BlackDogHatesSkunks) on Hemsky. Seems silly to run him out of town like he has been. And why people think that one bad year means his career is done.

League News

– Next year, the outdoor game will be going to Detroit. And will include the Laffs.
– Not NHL, but the Giants won the super bowl. I lost money.
– Gomez hasn’t scored in over a year!
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Oilers 2, Red Wings 4 – Game 54 – 2012-02-08 @ 5:30 PM MST – TSN

By , February 8, 2012 10:25 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Detroit Red Wings
logo vs. logo
21-27-5 Record 35-17-2
Location: Joe Louis Arena
Date: February 8, 2012 @ 5:30PM MST


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be the notable absentee from this one. Magnus Paajarvi will take his place. “The Nuge” suffered another shoulder injury after being hit in the game vs. the Maple Leafs. Apparently it is a different injury this time, although the same shoulder.

It appears that Tom Renney will return to the bench tonight. No word yet as to whether he has to go through his own “drop-off” test that he subjects the players too. 😉

I assume Khabibulin will get the start tonight, since Dubnyk recorded a loss in the last one. Legit lines will be updated here later.

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Good commentary on Gagner by Elliotte Friedman / Paajarvi Recalled

By , February 7, 2012 12:08 pm

From Elliotte Friedman’s 30 thoughts:

13. After his eight-point night, all we heard about Sam Gagner was he is too small and can’t skate. Good thing for Chicago, otherwise he might have scored 15.

14. In all seriousness, one of the biggest problems with guys like Gagner is people focus solely on what he can’t do or isn’t, as opposed to what he can do or is. Generally, I agree that one night shouldn’t change a team’s opinion of someone, but an evening like that should at least make you pause. If you put him with good players, he can make things happen. That kind of skill is not easy to find.

15. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau is kind of similar. He’s a good fit for John Tavares and clearly is happy. When the two are together, good things happen for the Islanders. Kind of surprised they haven’t extended him yet, because he could be a good complimentary piece in a lot of places.

16. Remember: any extensions for Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle wouldn’t take effect until 2013-14. So, if you don’t get the deal you want for Gagner, you can handle another season at a bigger number. The one word that should scare the Oilers: arbitration. Gagner’s agency hired a very smart guy (Danny Tolensky), who constantly throws out stats on his Twitter feed that arbitrators love. (Example: “In the last 25 games Gagner has had a point on 42 per cent of Edmonton’s goals and has been on the ice for 57 per cent” or “200 career points for Gagner. Only Kane has more pts from the 2007 draft. Next on the list has 162 pts, only seven in total are over 100.”)

Also, Magnus Paajarvi has been recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons to replace Ryan Nugent-Hopkins who is expected to be out for 7-10 days. I would expect to see him on the second line with Horcoff and Hemsky.

Oilers 3, Maple Leafs 6 – Game 53 – 2012-02-06 @ 5:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 6, 2012 12:25 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Toronto Maple Leafs
logo vs. logo
21-26-5 Record 27-19-6
Location: Air Canada Centre
Date: February 6, 2012 @ 5:00PM MST


So tonight the Oilers face the Maple Leafs. The Oilers are pretty hot as of late, having earned 9 out of a possible 10 points in their last 5 games. The same can be said of the Leafs, themselves, who are on a streak of their own as they try to make the playoffs for the first time under the new CBA. Currently they sit in 8th, but are barely clinging on for dear life. If all is right in the world, the Leafs will miss the playoffs again. But I almost pity the team.

Good news on the Oilers front.. Tom Gilbert returns! And yet again, thanks to the win and your in policy, Devan Dubnyk gets the nod in net. Good for him! The Oilers will also continue to play Gagner with Hall and Eberle, so fantastic news for any of you folks (myself included) lucky enough to have him in a hockey pool.
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