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2006 Stanley Cup Rematch of Sorts Tonight; Taylor Hall Returns To Ice Today

The Hurricanes visit Edmonton tonight to play against the Oilers in a 2006 Stanley Cup Rematch.  Just for one game, though.  If Hurricanes fans can think back to 2006 and put some juice into their fandom, maybe this game would matter in Carolina.

The Hurricanes come in with only eight wins on the season.  Edmonton is staying afloat and showing promise in the young season.  If I had to pick right now, I'd pick the Oilers to come out on top.  The Oilers will be looking for redemption after a loss to Calgary and the Hurricanes are in the middle of a western Canadian coast trip that usually bludgeons teams. ...

Drawing The Line: Isles Will Move To "Conference D" Next Season

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It wasn't news to anyone that the NHL would be setting up a new realignment plan for the 2012-2013 season. Plenty of speculation went into this idea as to how it would effect the current Eastern and Western Conferences. The Winnipeg Jets, although presently in the East, seemed to be a team that would make much more sense in the West. Rumors began to run that the Detroit Red Wings would move to the Eastern Conference, or even quite possibly the Nashville Predators.

The bigger question, and one that still looms over the hearts of many fans out in the desert, is whether or not the Phoenix Coyotes will still be in any Conference next year. They are currently in what seems to be the final year of their lease agreement after almost being relocated this past summer. There's still a good possibility that they might be relocated in the near future as well, but all of that remains in limbo as the 2012 season moves forward.

However, the NHL and it's Board of Governors could not wait to see what happens in Phoenix and passed a very dramatic change to the current alignment. The Eastern and Western Conferences will ultimately be removed next year; the standard two conferences that consist of 15 teams will become four conferences with either seven or eight teams in each one.

Blue Jackets Down, Battle of Alberta Next

With a convincing victory last night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Edmonton Oilers continue to clime the Western Conference standings. 

With 29 points, the Oilers are tied for the 8th spot in the conference and tied for 2nd in the division.  Despite the recent injuries, the Oilers have kept pace to compete for a playoff spot.  Breaking a mini 3 game losing streak was important, despite the opposition.

To say the Columbus Blue Jackets have had a rough season is an understatement.  The Blue Jackets have been riding a hot goalie in Curtis Sanford.  The Oilers have the best home power play and they proved why early in the game.  Jordan E...

Oilers Fall in Shootout to Wild; Why This Team Could Be Fun to Watch in the Future


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is on fire for the Edmonton Oilers, but that didn't translate to a win last night against the Minnesota Wild.  

 

Despite a goal and an assist from the #1 pick, which puts him 4th in the scoring leader list with 27, the Oilers fell to the Wild last night 3-2 in a shootout.  The Oilers climbed...

Bulin Wall Rides Again

The high flying Edmonton Oilers were the visiting team in a packed bell Centre and they skated away with a 3-1 victory.

The first period was an even affair with both teams playing well defensively. The shots on goal were 6-4 in favour of the younger Oilers. The passes on both sides were not crisp and precise and the penalties were even at 2 apiece. 

The trend in Habs games this year has been to play not to give up the first goal in the first period then start skating in the second. This game continued this trend, with the Habs giving the Oilers all they could handle in the second period.  

The re-emergence of Nikolai Khabibulin - the Bulin Wall was once again i...

Western Conference Predictions

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Before the season begins, i thought I'd take a stab at predicting where each team will fall in the 2011-12 season. So, without further ado:

 

Vancouver Canucks – They might have a slow start coming out of the gate, as two of their top six players in Kesler and Raymond are out to start the season, but this is still a darn good hockey team. The Canucks will be icing basically the same roster as they did last season, minus Christian Ehrhoff, and I do not see any reason why they won&#...

Breaking Down the San Jose Sharks' Offseason-Part Two

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I thought I would start this blog off with the first picture of newly acquired Sharks' defenseman Brent Burns in San Jose gear, via Brodie Brazil:

 

 

While the Sharks didn't go after any of this year's big-name free agents, it is probably for the best, as many of those players were grossly overpaid and will almost certainly be disappointments to their respective clubs. The Shark...

Pulling No Punches - Souray Wants Out

Sheldon Souray had some harsh words for the Edmonton Oilers management and has requested a trade. The defenseman has been injury riddled since joining Edmonton and now joins the growing list of players who have either refused to sign a contract in Edmonton or has demanded a trade. Souray, who spoke with Sportsnet, expressed that his discontent was strictly on the management in Edmonton and not the city nor its fans. [QUOTE]"I want a trade." "I do," Souray repeated, sounding a little disappointed at the admission. "Yes, I do want a trade." "It’s not a players thing. It’s not a fans thing or a city thing. It’s a management thing," Souray said. "They’ve given up on me, and it...