Category: In the System

Another round of cuts. 7 players assigned.

By , September 23, 2011 3:55 pm

Per Oilers website:
David LeNeveu, Cameron Abney, Mark Arcobello, Johan Motin, and Hunter Tremblay to OKC.
Travis Ewanyk to Edmonton(WHL) and Drew Czerwonka to Kootenay(WHL)

Roster is now at 47.

GDT: Oilers 1 – Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 3 – 2011-09-22 @ 7:00 PM MST – TSN

By , September 22, 2011 10:43 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

This picture is of course of former Vancouver Canuck, and now Edmonton Oiler, Darcy Hordichuk. I always love when guys play their former teams (although it has now been over year since he played there). Hordichuk only played 2 years with Vancouver (in 08/09 and 09/10), but still he might be inclined to stir a little trouble with his former teammates. Some people got on him a bit for “losing” a fight to Matt Kassian, but I think that’s a silly thing to do. Kassian is a big kid at 6’4″ 232lbs to Hordi’s 6’1″ 212lbs. He did a really good job at keeping Hordichuk at bay, but I thought Hordi was more of the aggressor in that one. Anyways, he also had 6 hits in that game, which is a good part of why we picked him up.

On to the other Oilers, I’m loving the lineup (below). Tonight we’ll get to see Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers 1 – Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 3 – 2011-09-22 @ 7:00 PM MST – TSN'»

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 –

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 .

Here are the line-ups from the Oilers website: Continue reading 'GDT – 2011 Joey Moss Cup – Sep. 18, 2011 @ 2:00PM MST –'»

Kirill Tulupov receives invite to Training Camp from the Oilers

By , September 15, 2011 10:27 pm

This dude is a freight train.. but can he play an NHL game?

This dude is a freight train.. but can he play an NHL game?

Kirill Tulupov is a former 3rd round pick (67 overall in 2006) of the New Jersey Devils. He’s 23 years old, 6’3″ and 220 lbs.

You might be saying “who the hell is this guy”… admittedly, so am I, but here is what I’ve learned about him.

A) He’s a right handed defenseman… we all know how I like my right hand d-men. They’re hard to come by.
B) It sounds like he plays a strong physical game, which I’ve gathered from this analysis on Hockey’s Future:

Talent Analysis
Tulupov’s most conspicuous advantage is his size. He not only possesses an impressive 6’3 220 lbs frame but also takes full advantage of it not letting any of his opponents get away with the puck easily.

Tulupov loves to check, sometimes a little too much and clog the speedy forwards that try to create traffic in front of the net. He does a fantastic job of keeping the crease clear of attacking forwards and by clearing traffic from in front of the net, makes life much easier for his goaltender. Also, Tulupov’s value on a penalty-killing unit can’t be overestimated. He is quite adept at dropping down and blocking shots before they reach the goaltender.

He also has a hard and accurate slap shot and he shows a willingness to pinch in at the offensive blueline and move into the slot for scoring opportunities. Tulupov has decent skating ability, especially for a player of his size.

Tulupov appears to be just scratching the surface of his vast potential after a successful first season in the CHL. A physical, mean and nasty tower of power, Tulupov has a vast array of tools and appears at this point to be one of the Devils more well-rounded defense prospects. Physically, Tulupov is probably already ready for the AHL, but the Devils will not rush him and will let him play 2007-08 in the CHL again before promoting him.

So what happened to this kid? How did he drop off the face of the planet? Seems like he even didn’t play much hockey last year, even. He played part of his year with the KHL and part with the VHL (yes, VHL.. which best as I can see is “Russia’s 2nd best league”.. which I would guess is probably on par with an AHL or ECHL). Not really outstanding resume notes as of recently, but I’d be interested anyways in what he can do.

On paper, with that Hockey’s Future write-up, he’s Continue reading 'Kirill Tulupov receives invite to Training Camp from the Oilers'»

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