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San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers, Game 48 Breakdown

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San Jose Sharks
@ Edmonton Oilers

Monday, Jan 23, 2012, 7:30 PM MST
Rexall Place

Fear The Fin


Despite struggles against Chicago and Vancouver, San Jose has a good record against playoff teams - Fear The Fin
Last year I started using a measure I've been calling Record against Strength. The idea is to look at only the record of the teams in the league against strong competition. Beating up on the Blue Jackets isn't the best measure of a teams strength. So how do we define strong? Easy - how did each team do against the teams that are would make it into the playoffs if they started tomorrow.

The Sharks Gameday where my tears fall on the keyboard - Fear The Fin
Hard to step off the ledge right now (don't worry, I'm sitting on my couch in reality), but the Sharks have a great chance to heal the wounds of the weekend with a win in Edmonton tonight. On an 0-2 stretch where they allowed four goals in both losses, San Jose needs a big game to get themselves back on track.

Oilers VS Sharks "Two Headed Monster" - Oilers Jambalaya
I wonder sometimes as a fan, when will we really be able to see the real identity of this team? What's it really supposed to look like or act like? This Oilers team has been pieced together by the GM to resemble what? That's a question that only our Management team can answer.

G48 Sharks at Oilers - Lowetide
The next time the Edmonton Oilers are as good as the San Jose Sharks are now, I pledge to you I will be a glib, unforgiving dink to every fan of every losery team on the freaking planet.

Steve Tambellini – Should The Oilers Stay The Course? - Cult of Hockey
My personal take: Tambellini has a solid resume for the most part as one voice in a management team, but his work as the Oilers’ general manager gives no indication that he’ll ever be an above-average option in the top job. Given that, I think the Oilers should look elsewhere and bring someone in who might be a better than average NHL executive.

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Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Whitney ankle 12/23/2011
Tom Gilbert knee 01/03/2012
Cam Barker ankle 11/11/2011
Taylor Fedun femur 10/03/2011
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins shoulder 01/03/2012

San Jose Sharks Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryane Clowe other-excused 01/16/2012
Martin Havlat hamstring 12/18/2011
Tommy Wingels other-excused 01/20/2012