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Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers, Game 51 Breakdown

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Chicago Blackhawks
@ Edmonton Oilers

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012, 7:30 PM MST
Rexall Place

Second City Hockey


Not Finding The Droids I'm Looking For - Second City Hockey
-I'm beginning to think Pat Foley actually is the guy in the section next to mine who owns a Scott and Carcillo jersey and yells the biggest meatball shit in the world. Has a game gone by where Foley hasn't mentioned the hit stats on the team or player in the past month? He wasn't alone last night, as Adam Jahns and others got in the act on Twitter.

Blackhawks trade Connelly to Calgary for Morrison - The Third Man In
"He’s a centerman and he’s got a long pedigree of being a good offensive performer," Stan Bowman said speaking about Morrison on the team’s web site. "I think having that experience and that ability gives us a lot of options depending on where Joel wants to use him."

Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky
Phil Cornet - Sam Gagner - Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth - Eric Belanger - Ryan Jones
Ben Eager - Anton Lander - Lennart Petrell

Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Andy Sutton - Corey Potter
Ryan Whitney - Cam Barker

The Oilers Need an Elite Defenceman...But at What Price? - Oil On Whyte
That being said, the Oilers do in fact, need that bonafide #1 guy. (Hello Captain Obvious.) With no disrespect to Tom Gilbert or Ladislav Smid, who have both shown great strides this year, they’re not and will likely never be #1 material, but both should be a part of the defensive core going forward, barring their play regressing.

G51 Hawks at Oilers -
Oilers may get RNH and or Barker back tonight and it looks like Gilbert is a little ways from being ready. Oil look good lately but the Hawks must have some venom for the 29th place Oilers and losses in the last two get-togethers. Patrick Kane has vowed revenge and Chicago has some real firepower. If their goalies can stop some pucks this should be a W for Chicago tonight.

Today's Frustrated Edmonton Fan: ryan_batty

Today's Question: Where does Ales Hemsky rank on the all-time Oilers' forwards list?

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Chicago Blackhawks Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Daniel Carcillo knee 01/03/2012

Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
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