Positive Signs on the Power Play


"The Oilers took 13 shots last night in 6:39 of 5v4 time, a rate of 117.3/60 minutes of 5v4 time, close to triple their rate of 41.5 over the past six seasons, a rate that hasn’t been any better with the addition of the various Golden Boys over the past few years. Obviously, they aren’t going to take 117.3 shots per 60 this year but this is a pretty promising thing."

That's Tyler Dellow on Edmonton's power play performance in their first game against the Winnipeg Jets. In the full article, Tyler looks at some of the systemic improvements the Oilers may have introduced.

Ben Eager Clears Waivers


We're hopeful we've got the depth that we can withstand this injury problem at center and our guys will be back pretty quickly. If you pick too many people up or sign another free agent then when our guys do get back and are playing, then you've got another contract and another body around that you don't necessarily want.

That's Craig MacTavish talking about his reluctance to pick up another center the day after picking Steve MacIntyre off the waiver wire. After MacIntyre was hurt, MacTavish immediately filled the toughness void by claiming Luke Gazdic. In other news, Ben Eager cleared waivers today.

Shawn Horcoff Interview

Daryl Reaugh interviews the Oilers' old Captain

Omark Not Practicing In Oklahoma City


Word out of Oklahoma City is that Linus Omark is not practicing today with the Barons due to a shoulder injury.

Omark was waived by the Oilers after a weak camp.

Omark has decided to test the shoulder today and is back on the ice. Follow @EricRSports for the latest.

Tom Gilbert's Low Panic Point


"He's got a really good disposition about him. More than anything, he's got a very low panic point. He is very smooth and poised out there. He doesn't get rattled under a lot of pressure in the middle of a game." --Kevin Dineen, talking about Tom Gilbert.

Jones on Waivers


Ryan Jones has been placed on waivers.

— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) September 25, 2013

Omark Placed on Waivers


Well that was quick.

Bogdan Yakimov Named KHL Rookie Of The Week


Bogdan Yakimov was named rookie of the week after scoring once and assisting three other teams for four points in four games for HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. Yakimov's first goal was a beauty.

Kassian Suspension


BTW, Weise's hearing is via telephone, NHL has requested in person hearing for Kassian.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 22, 2013
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