Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
4 Total Updates since January 28, 2013
4 months ago Article 33 comments
The Oilers hosted Colorado tonight and while the third period was hardly a masterpiece the home still managed to hold on for a 4-1 win.
4 months ago GameThread 213 comments
So far the Oilers season has followed a good game - bad game pattern Hopefully that continues tonight.
4 months ago Update 17 comments
Landeskog not expected to play tonite. Issues with head and leg.
Landeskog was the victim of a viscious hit from Brad Stuart Saturday against the Sharks. The hit looked for all of the world to be of the shoulder-to-head variety, but the league ruled differently: it was shoulder to chest. Andi at Mile High Hockey broke it down:
While both player's feet are off the ice, Stuart's skates are much higher than Landeskog's (and they actually get even higher before he finally lands). While I understand that sometimes players' feet will come off the ice during a clean hit, based on my understanding of physics, I don't think that's the case here. He simply ends up with too much hang time at too vertical of an angle for this to just be a result of the impact. After watching the replay a few times in slow-motion, I agree with Rycroft - Stuart leapt into the contact.
Tough luck for the Avs - Landeskog was their all-around workhorse last season and with Ryan O`Reilly still unsigned, he's been leaned on even more to start this season. Good news for the Oilers, who have struggled to match teams with forward depth.
4 months ago Article 8 comments
Lines and Pairings as the Avs head to Rexall