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2012/13 NHL Schedule released…

By , June 21, 2012 9:29 am

Here is the 2012/13 Oilers schedule: link. The Oilers will open vs. the Canucks on October 13th at 8:00pm, in Vancouver. Their first home game will be vs. the defending Stanley Cup Champs, the L.A. Kings, on October 16th (game 2) at 7:30 PM.

2012 NHL Awards Winners

By , June 20, 2012 9:59 pm


James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenseman) – Erik Karlsson
Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player – voted by the players) – Evgeni Malkin
Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) – Ken Hitchcock
William M. Jennings Trophy (Fewest Goals Allowed) – Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (Most Goals) – Steven Stamkos
Art Ross Trophy (Most Points) – Evgeni Malkin
Calder Memorial Trophy (Top Rookie) – Gabriel Landeskog
General Manager of the Year – Doug Armstrong
EA Sports NHL 13 Cover – Claude Giroux
Frank J. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward) – Patrice Bergeron
Bill Masterton Trophy (Perserverance and Dedication) – Max Pacioretty
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Humanitarian Contribution to Hockey) – Daniel Alfredsson
NHL Foundation Player Award (Commitment, Perserverance and Teamwork) – Mike Fisher
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award – Shane Doan
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Sportsmanship and Ability) – Brian Campbell
Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender) – Henrik Lundqvist
Hart Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) – Evgeni Malkin

Pre Draft Trade Thoughts…

By , June 14, 2012 10:19 am

Is the #1 pick available? Should it be?

Is the #1 pick available? Should it be?


The rumor mill has been busy lately, as it always is at this time, with suggestions that the Oilers will be moving the #1 overall pick. So I thought it would be great to take a look at every team in the NHL and consider their assets… NHLers, and prospects … and consider which players we should be asking about. I mostly focused on the defense, and a bit on goaltenders and centermen, as I think those are our biggest needs. Some of these teams wouldn’t be able to offer much for our #1 pick and some teams would need more than our #1 pick for their assets, so I’ve also considered a list of tradeable players for the Oilers. This time of the year, it’s always fun to talk about trades.. but often they’re pretty unrealistic. I don’t mention any specific deals here though (save for a couple). Please feel free to make some suggestions in the comment section for guys we should be after, or trades we could make.

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Available Free Agents

By , June 13, 2012 1:46 pm

I think he'd be the ideal FA pickup

Considering we just looked at the draft, I figured it couldn’t hurt to take a peek at the available (for now) free agents that are out there, and who would fit on the team.

Although we should keep in mind that Hall, Eberle, Petry and the such will be getting paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid right away, so we can’t spend too much (without getting Horcoff, Khabibulin off the books etc).

Also keep in mind, I feel that we need D and goaltending far more than forwards so that’ll be reflected in this post. Feel free to add anyone in the comments you would like the Oilers to go after.
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Monday Morning Standings – Tambellini re-signs AKA Absolute Bottom Edition

By , June 6, 2012 8:32 am

Stanley Cup Finals!

Edit: Oilers just announced that Tambellini has been re-signed. Nothing about term yet.

Hello Everybody! Almost done with hockey for the season.

This post season has gone pretty close to exactly how I wanted it to (not how I predicted it would however). Although it’s not over just yet, I’m guessing the Kings take it.

Last round ended with NJ beating the Rangers in 6 and LA beating the Coyotes in 5 (I wanted the Rangers and Kings to win).

I predicted LA in 6 (for reals, before the series even! – I can prove via timestamps too) but it doesn’t even look like it’ll get that far. I figure Quick has the Conn Smythe locked up too.
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