News and Notes

Tom Gilbert Looking Good in Florida


I liked his game tonight. He was one guy that could, probably, walk away feeling--well, not the one guy, but he had a solid game, I thought. He looked comfortable playing with Brian Campbell, and he showed some strong poise out there, so I think that was a good first showing for him.

That's Florida's coach, Kevin Dineen, talking about Tom Gilbert's first exhibition game. Gilbert, who's on a try-out with the Panthers, scored Florida's only goal. I'd tell you how much he played, but sadly, the NHL didn't track anything but the score.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: You're Welcome!


Promo blurbs are stupid.

Nugent-Hopkins Signs 7-Year 42-Million Extension


The Edmonton Oilers have signed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to a new contract extension. Will it help them keep the team together over the long haul?

Oilers Announce More Cuts


The Oilers announced another round of cuts this afternoon. This time four players were sent away. Three are heading to Oklahoma City, the fourth to another dressing room at Rexall Place.

Oilers Trim Roster By Ten


A day after returning seven players to their junior teams, the Oilers announced this afternoon that ten more have been assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Tom Gilbert Joins Florida On A PTO


Ex-Oiler, and Copper & Blue favourite, Tom Gilbert will be joining the Florida Panthers during training camp on a PTO. Gilbert was bought out by the Wild this summer after he spent a season getting amazingly unlucky when it comes to his on-ice save percentage. Gilbert is a heck of a defender, and the Panthers might have just gotten themselves an absolute steal of a deal.

Oilers Cut Seven


The Oilers first training camp cuts have been announced. Seven players are on their way back to junior.

Heavyweight Wanted


The Oilers let Darcy Hordichuk go and seem to be looking to replace him before the season starts.

Khaira Out, Petryk in


Hometown boy lives out his dream

5 Years Of Butt Dials


Ales Hemsky gets a call from Steve Tambellini's Butt

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