With a 29th-place finish in the rear view mirror, another high draft pick on the horizon and a roster full of enigmatic talent, the list of moves available to GM Peter Chiarelli this summer is long and bold. 736 more words
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There is a difference between losing and being force-fed plexiglass.
And for a team that spent most of the last 10 years being pounded into submission by National Hockey League Western Conference bullies, it’s important to have made that step. 730 more words
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’s season of discontent took another ugly turn Thursday when he was diagnosed with a concussion after Arizona Coyotes defenceman Connor Murphy nailed the Edmonton Oilers centre with a stiff shoulder check behind the net Tuesday night. 1,090 more words
SAN JOSE, Calif. — If Darnell Nurse is anxious about getting a dose of his own medicine Thursday when he re-engages with the San Jose Sharks in the wake of his beat-down of Roman Polak two weeks ago, he’s not showing it.“I’m not going to lose any sleep over it,” shrugged the Edmonton Oilers defenceman. 811 more words
Avalanche 3, Oilers 2
This was a game which could so easily have gone the other way.
One more save would have done it. A functioning power play would have managed it, too. 1,448 more words
Twenty-one-year-old Darnell Nurse played his 62nd game as an NHLer on Wednesday — in his return from a three-game suspension — and all those numbers are inextricably linked. 815 more words
When fans of the Edmonton Oilers complain about their club’s special teams, generally it’s the 27th-ranked power play which comes up, and understandably so. But there’s also reason to be concerned about the penalty kill, which may actually be more of a problem over the long haul. 1,005 more words