West Coast Bias: Karma catches Torres, Kaleta

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-28

In the “what goes around comes around” file, two prominent NHL hatchet men find themselves on the other side of the injury this week.   Raffi Torres’ knee injury has forced him off the ice for seven months. Even he admitted to San Jose Mercury News writer David Pollock, “it could be karma biting me in the butt.” Few, if any, have thrown more dangerous hits in the National Hockey League over the past decade than Torres, who suffered complications after ACL surgery last season. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool ​ If anyone has been more reckless than Torres, however, Buffalo’s Patr

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The Jeanshorts Rises

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-28

Well, it was a long and arduous journey. And it's only gotten longer and arduouser as the season has rolled along...

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Predict The Final Score: Game 24 - Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-11-28

The Oilers hit St. Louis for the second half of a back-to-back Oilers vs Blues Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (877 mins ESSvPct: .899 SvPct: .887) vs. Jake Allen (510 mins ESSvPct: .922 SvPct: .920) Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Blues n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 points Predict the Oilers score correctly: 2 points Predict the opponent's sc

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Gameday Coverage: Oilers vs. Blues

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-11-28

The Oilers hit St. Louis for the second half of a back-to-back Oilers vs Blues Today's Goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (877 mins ESSvPct: .899 SvPct: .887) vs. Jake Allen (510 mins ESSvPct: .922 SvPct: .920) Please put your prediction in the subject line like this: Oilers n - Blues n Please list the Oilers score first, regardless of the team being home or away. Make your own prediction and do not comment on anyone else's prediction. Any comments that are not in the format above, or in response to someone else's comment will be deleted. Points distributed as follows: Predict both teams correctly: 5 points Predict the Oilers score correctly: 2 points Predict the opponent's sc

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NHL Trade Talk: Jim Rutherford Must Be Aggressive in Adding to Penguins' Top 6

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-11-28

When Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis was sidelined for the season Nov. 19 with a blood clot in his leg, it heightened the need for a capable top-six forward to pair with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. First-year Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford has been aggressive in the past when he held the same role with the Carolina Hurricanes by acquiring players his team needs before the trade deadline. In fact, the word "aggressive" and Rutherford seem to be synonymous with each other. As Kevin Allen of USA Today Sports pointed out, Rutherford is no stranger to being forceful when he realizes his team needs that final piece. Rutherford orchestrated a blockbuster trade f

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Edmonton Oilers player grades — Fasth shuts out Preds for 60 minutes, Oil still find a way to lose

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-11-28

Oilers 0, Predators 1 The following post was provided by guest grader Darcy “Woodguy” McLeod. In addition to being a prolific commenter around the Oilogosphere , Darcy writes his own blog Because Oilers. Darcy returns by popular request for a second stint this week as a guest grader. The Edmonton Oilers played one of their best games of the season against Nashville, but the hockey gords decided that it still wasn’t time for a win against a Western Conference opponent. They outshot and out chanced the Predators for the first two periods, and then the home side made a big 3 period push to bring it back to even in terms of shot attempts, but the Oilers were the better team for most of th

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Edmonton Oilers defencemen whipping boy power rankings

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-28

Oilers fans are a diverse bunch, but they can agree on two things without any doubt: They’ve suffered a lot lately. When suffering, nothing feels better than irrationally scapegoating a defenceman. With that in mind, we present the Oilers defencemen whipping boy power rankings!

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Oilers downed by Predators in OT

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-11-28

Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.

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Predators - Oilers Post-Game 1-0 [Is The Loneliest Number]

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-11-28

When you're an Edmonton Oilers fan, even genuinely competent games are cause for despair. American Thanksgiving is a good day for the Edmonton Oilers to visit a city like Nashville. All tenth-rate American hockey cities give thanks for OIL, because when the council sells its ambulances to subsidize NHL arenas and the taxpayers are rioting outside the mayor's house burning Dustin Byfuglien like a candle the mayor can say "hey, guys, at least we aren't the Edmonton Oilers." And the masses disperse, mumbling things like "we don't know how lucky we are" and "seriously, Martin Marincin should be on their first pairing." So the Nashville Predators would doubtless have been glad to see these

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Forsberg scores in OT, extends Oilers skid to 8

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-28

NASHVILLE — Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth straight defeat. Pekka Rinne made 37 saves for the Predators, who have won three straight. He stopped Jordan Eberle on a penalty shot early in overtime. Viktor Fasth had 24 saves for Edmonton. Seconds after Nashville defenceman Roman Josi hit the crossbar with a shot, Forsberg spun to free himself from a defender and beat Fasth with a wrist shot from the left circle. Rinne’s best save came 13 seconds into overtime when he denied Eberle’s penalty shot after Predators captain Shea Weber was called for closing his

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GDB 23.0 Wrap Up: Oilers @ Predators

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-11-28

At least we got a point? Final Score: 1-0 Predators in OT.

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Oilers’ Hendricks leaves game with leg injury

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2014-11-28

NASHVILLE – Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has injured his leg against the Nashville Predators. Facing his former team, Hendricks blocked Shea Weber’s shot from just a few feet away in the right faceoff circle at 2:12 of the first period Thursday night. Hendricks hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the locker room. During the first intermission, the Oilers announced that Hendricks would not return to the game due to a leg injury. Weber’s shot appeared to hit him in the left leg. Hendricks has played in all 23 of Edmonton’s games this season, scoring two goals and adding three assists to go along with a team-high 30 penalty minutes.

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