Slump starting to get hairy for Eberle

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Jordan Eberle is the worst goal-scoring slump of his career. He hasn’t scored in 18 games. He has hit a post or crossbar in 10 of his past 12 games, but hockey isn’t horseshoes or hand grenades; close doesn’t count. “It is frustrating for sure,” said Eberle after Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arizona. “But we are winning hockey games, if we were losing hockey games I don’t know where I’d be, but it wouldn’t be good.” Eberle has been one the NHL’s best goal scorers over the past five seasons. From the beginning of 2011-12 to the end of last year, Eberle had scored the 18th most goals in the NHL with 136. Only seven players had scored more than 148: Alex Ovechkin (224),

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Game Day: Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-01-17

Edmonton Oilers (24-15-7) vs. Florida Panthers (20-17-8) 7 p.m. SportsNet/630 CHED

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Khaira would love a chance to be a role model

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-01-17

All those Punjabi kids across Canada who dreamed of playing in the NHL one day are dreaming a little harder now.

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WHL Roundup: Hurricanes Tyler Wong has a big week

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Tyler Wong is making the most of his last Western Hockey League season. Wong, 20, had a big week, scoring five goals and adding five assist in four games for the Hurricanes en route to being name WHL Player of the Week on Tuesday. “It was a good little week for me, we had a few high-scoring games, so I was able to put up some points,” Wong said. “I definitely got lucky there, our team played well this week. “We got points in all four games and when the team is going, everyone is going and it’s fun to be a part of that.” The Hurricanes are currently second in the Central Division standings, six points back of the Medicine Hat Tigers and eight ahea

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Game Day: Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Edmonton Oilers (24-15-7) vs. Florida Panthers (20-17-8) 7 p.m.  SportsNet/630 CHED LAST 5 GAMES EDMONTON (3-2-0) EDM 3 ARZ 1 EDM 2 CGY 1 EDM 3 NJD 2 EDM 3 SJS 5 EDM 3 OTT 5 FLORIDA (not including Tuesday night in Calgary) FLA 4 CBJ 3 FLA 2 NYI 5 FLA 2 NYI 1 FLA 3 NJD 0 IN THE TANK Edmonton – Full Played every second night for 18 nights, but they’re on a roll Florida – 80 per cent Playing the second of back to backs after visiting the Flames on Tuesday MATCH UPS FORWARDS EDMONTON – Oilers generating significantly more offence DEFENCE EDMONTON – Edmonton hasn’t been giving up much lately GOALTENDING EDMONTON – Either a tired Luongo or a fresh Reimer. P

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Affordable pricing the ticket for future World Junior tournaments

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

The World Junior championship is a wonderful hockey tournament, but Hockey Canada, USA Hockey and the IIHF need to realize it is not pro hockey. I’m glad fans in Montreal and Toronto let their wallets do the talking and avoided the tournament. Canada hosted the tournament and their games weren’t sell outs. They only had 10,000 fans for Canada’s semifinal game. Again, it isn’t a knock on the players or the tournament, but you can’t charge professional prices for non-professional games. It is ludicrous, and I’d hope Hockey Canada looks in the mirror and realizes the prices are obscene. Some wanted to use excuses like Toronto has hosted so many major events it left fans without the

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Khaira would love a chance to be a role model

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

All those Punjabi kids across Canada who dreamed of playing in the NHL one day are dreaming a little harder now. Edmonton Oilers winger Jujhar Khaira made sure of it Monday night with the first goal of his big league career, which turned out to be the winner in a 3-1 victory over Arizona. “I had trouble falling asleep,” the 22-year-old said after Tuesday’s optional practice. “But now that I’ve skated, it’s time to get back to work and build off it. Try to make an impression up here.” He already has. The Indo-Canadian community in Edmonton, and indeed all of Canada, has a new hero. They have a growing passion for hockey – CBC already broadcasts games with Punjabi announcers

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Eberle ready to shake voodoo slump

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-01-17

After Monday night against Arizona, it’s obvious that Jordan Eberle will never score another goal again.

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Eberle ready to shake voodoo slump

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

After Monday night against Arizona, it’s obvious that Jordan Eberle will never score another goal again. Like, ever. Either that, or whoever has the Eberle voodoo doll will eventually get tired of sticking pins in its hands and he’ll get two or three Wednesday against the Florida Panthers and finish the year with 20-plus, like he always does. Clearly the Edmonton Oilers winger is being tormented by some sort of malevolent spell here because nobody is as cursed around the net as he’s been lately, without having wronged somebody in a previous life. “It’s frustrating, that’s the only way to put it,” said Eberle, who hasn’t scored in 18 long games. “I feel like the last 12 game

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Landeskog wants to remain an Avalanche for a ‘long, long time’

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2017-01-17

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog reiterated Monday that he does not want to be traded, and hopes to remain a big piece of the team’s pending rebuild. “I want to be an Avalanche, to stay an Avalanche and be in Denver for a long, long time,” the 24-year-old told the Denver Post. The Avalanche are the worst team in the NHL and entered Tuesday having lost 10 of their last 12 games and with a 13-27-1 record, making a rebuild in the Mile-High City seem imminent. Team general manger Joe Sakic acknowledged last week that he had been in trade talks with other teams, and was willing part ways with any player on the Avalanche roster other than first-round picks Nathan Ma

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Terry Jones: Right time and place for Talbot in Edmonton

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2017-01-17

Two years ago, the Edmonton Oilers won 24 games. If the Oilers win Wednesday against Florida, it will be goaltender Cam Talbot’s 24th win of the season.

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Terry Jones: Right time and place for Talbot in Edmonton

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2017-01-17

Two years ago, the Edmonton Oilers won 24 games. If the Oilers win Wednesday against Florida, it will be goaltender Cam Talbot’s 24th win of the season. Think about that. “Wow. That obviously tells how much different a team we are now than the one that was here two years ago.” said the NHL’s No. 1 workhorse in minutes played, with 2,458:48, and league-leader with 1,115 saves. Here’s another: In Talbot’s last 11 of those wins, the Oilers have only managed to score more than three goals once. “That’s another one I wouldn’t have known,” said the netminder, who played his league-leading 41st game Tuesday and is tied for second with Devan Dubnyk three back of NHL leader Sergei

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