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Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks, The Merciful End

The Worst -
With last night’s results, the Oilers have clinched it: they are the worst team for the entirety of the 2005-12 CBA, the collective bargaining agreement that was going to save Edmonton. I thought it might be interesting to look at the list of guys who are going to ensure that that isn’t the case for the next CBA. Job title, name and when they joined the team.

Next Game

Edmonton Oilers
@ Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012, 8:00 PM MDT
Rogers Arena

Game #82 Preview: This is the End - CanucksArmy
Obviously with the Oilers it's a different story. They're positioned yet again to pick in the draft lottery, where they're likely to take a defenseman who won't be ready to help the team win games until the Nuge, Hall and Eberle are making a combined 20 million per year. Edmonton's club is icing an AHL quality defensive group, and has consistently mismanaged several of their blue-chip young assets in Linas Omark and Magnus Paajarvi. Yep, same old Oilers.

Game 82! Oilers At Canucks Preview: Finally! - Nucks Misconduct
Oilers are 49-119 in their last 168 vs. Western Conference.

Canuck Brunch - The End Complete - Nucks Misconduct
82 games. Where the hell has it gone? It's hard to believe 6 months have gone by so quickly, let alone the 10 since the Finals. Yet here the Canucks stand, ready for the playoffs and a possible second straight President's Trophy win, as long as they get at least 1 point, they'll defeat St. Louis for the Western Conference title, and one more than the Rangers earn tonight gets them 1st overall.

G82 Oilers at Canucks - Lowetide
It all comes down to Mr. Katz. I don’t think we should be surprised if the Oilers give another contract to Steve Tambellini and decide to retain Tom Renney too. But I don’t think it’s a certainty those things happen this summer.

Oilers at Canucks, Game 82 – Putting on the Foil
So it’s the last game of the season. It seems to me like it got here pretty quickly. Maybe because almost nothing happened in the last few months – another dud of a season. But there are positives to look to.

Edmonton @ Vancouver - Oil On Whyte
Welcome to the last game preview for the next five months. It’s been another interesting season. The team’s gotten a little bit better in the standings, but they’re still a far cry away from the second season. With a win today, the Oilers would finish with 76 points on the season. Again, it’s better, but not really good.

Linus Omark will not play. Again. Well done, Oilers.

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Vancouver Canucks Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Zack Kassian other-excused 04/07/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Keith Ballard concussion 02/08/2012
Steve Pinizzotto shoulder 09/27/2011
Aaron Volpatti shoulder 12/02/2011

Edmonton Oilers Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Corey Potter concussion 04/07/2012
Ladislav Smid other-excused 04/07/2012
Theo Peckham concussion 04/07/2012
Linus Omark leg 04/07/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Taylor Fedun femur 10/03/2011