Moves in AHL, falling Canadian dollar reaffirm Oilers focus on building internally

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-01-31

While the focus has been on what Todd Nelson has been doing, putting a 6-5-2 record together as interim coach heading into tonight’s game in Calgary, it’s time to consider the work of Bill Scott as well.

Continue Reading

Schneider stellar in Devils’ loss to Penguins

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-01-31

NEWARK, N.J. — Defenceman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night. Chris Kunitz tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:11 left in regulation, spoiling a magnificent performance by New Jersey’s Cory Schneider, who made 41 saves. The winning goal came after Schneider made a close-in stop on Brandon Sutton. The Penguins kept the puck in the zone and Despres’ shot from inside the blue line beat a screened Schneider. Marc-Andre Fleury made 13 saves for the Penguins, who fell behind 1-0 when Devils forward Steve Bernier scored on a wraparound 6:08 into the third period.

Continue Reading

Oilers defeneceman Keith Aulie gets the nod after Nikita Nikitin out with shoulder injury

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-01-31

Keith Aulie only got two games for laying out Calgary’s Matt Stajan on New Year’s Eve, but given that he hasn’t touched the ice in the 11 games since, it kind of feels like they threw the book at him.

Continue Reading

Edmonton Oil Kings enjoy Brett Pollock’s powered-up game

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-01-31

The great news for Brett Pollock and the Edmonton the Oil Kings forward is not so much that he’s leading the team in scoring, it’s how he’s doing it. The third-year forward has added sandpaper, physicality, pugnacity, truculence — or whichever synonym for toughness Calgary Flames president Brian Burke has recently made popular — to his game.

Continue Reading

Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Jan. 31

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-01-31

Get ready for a full day of hockey. Ther action begins with an early afternoon game in Montreal before a six-game set that includes four Canadian teams. In the Cheat Sheet each week, we provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada: Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time. The 1 p.m. game: Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens Channel: Sportsnet Broadcast crew: John Bartlett, Jason York Game notes: Entering Friday, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals… Carey Price has a .894 save percentage in 16 career games against the Capitals…Price is fresh off his 28th career shutout. The 7 p.m. games: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Fl

Continue Reading

STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-31

The Edmonton Oilers are leaving Oklahoma territory at the end of this season, heading to California in a modern re-telling of the Steinbeck novel. As with all things, the idea is to find a better place and in this case there are some benefits for team, players and possibly fans. Let's have a look.

Continue Reading

YAKIMOV IN THE AHL

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-01-31

After a slow start, Bogdan Yakimov is showing up in a good way compared to other 20-year old AHL players. The Barons haven’t enjoyed many strong performances from 20-year old forwards over the years but the young Russian appears to be bucking the trend. Top 20-year old scorers in the AHL, 2014-15 Charles Hudon (HAM) 43gp, 11-25-37 Brendan Leipsic (MIL) 39gp, 4-27-31 Connor Brown (TOR) 41gp, 11-20-31 Mikhail Grigorenko (ROC) 36gp, 10-20-30 Alexander Khoklhlachev (PRO) 36gp, 10-20-30 Emile Poirier (ADI) 34gp, 12-15-27 Connor Carrick (HER) 40gp, 6-21-27 Kerby Rychel (SPR) 38gp, 12-14-26 Chris Tierney (WOR) 24gp, 6-17-23 Tuevo Taravainen (ROC) 33gp, 6-17-23 Nick Kerdiles (NOR) 43gp, 8-15

Continue Reading

STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-30

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

Continue Reading

Oilers move ECHL affiliate to Norfolk

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-01-30

The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club announced today they have agreed to move their ECHL affiliate from Bakersfield, California to Norfolk, Virginia. Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe says, "We are very excited to open a new chapter...

Continue Reading

Don't trade Hendricks or Gordon

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-30

The trade deadline is 31 days away, and I'm stunned by how many people believe trading Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon would be a good decision.Have you not being paying attention to the woes of the Oilers the past five years? You can't win with an abundance of young players. The Oilers do not need to stockpile more draft picks at the expense of two proven NHL veterans who are under contract for next season.

Continue Reading

A NATIONGEAR REMIX: HOT AND FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-01-30

What have we been doing during another miserable Oilers season?  Anything we can to distract ourselves from the heartbreak of being an Oilers fan.  Sometimes those distractions are even productive!  Sometimes those distractions turn into fresh gear that will surely take the world over in one fell swoop! 

Continue Reading

Could Oliver Ekman-Larsson be on the move?

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-01-30

The Oilers should be making lots, and lots of phone calls to Don Maloney this week. Ottawa's TSN1200 host Chris Stevenson spoke with Don Maloney this morning and Maloney has this to say: #coyotes GM Don Maloney told us #inthebox @TSN1200 there's only one untouchable on #coyotes: Shane Doan. Would move OEL if deal was right.— Chris Stevenson (@CJ_Stevenson) January 30, 2015 Here is that Don Maloney quote on trade possibilities for #coyotes: "Where we’re at, we have to look at everybody and everything… 1/3— Chris Stevenson (@CJ_Stevenson) January 30, 2015 2/4 "...There’s nobody that we wouldn’t talk about in a deal … The only player, obviously, Shane Doan is n

Continue Reading
NHLJETS.com Habhockey.com Leafhockey.com