|25-16-9, 1.18 p/g||Ranks||15-30-6, .706 p/g|
|Western Conference: 7th||Western Conference: 14th|
- Darryl Katz sure appreciates your patronage, and he's really sorry that the team isn't any good this year, but you need to remember that we're only in year four of the rebuild, and we're just doing what other teams that are rebuilding do. That's an admirable way of looking at things, you know, to completely ignore half of the non-playoff years out of the last eight. I don't know whether I should be angry that this letter appears to insult everyone who's invested more than ten minutes in this team, or if I should be astonished that someone can actually write that dreck without cracking a smile.
- I've made up my mind, I'm angry.
The Oilers are saying
"There's benefits and drawbacks to every city you play in, right? Obviously, LA, where my wife's from, nice weather, close to the beach, a perennial contender, so, there's a lot of positives to being there, but again, you kinda get lost behind the Lakers, and a lot of stuff down there so, being back here at home, there's gonna be new challenges presented, and trying to balance all the friends and people I know around here, and still, essentially establish that hockey's got to come first after family, and making sure that I can do what I have to do off the ice to be successful on the ice here"
That's Ben Scrivens' answering a question about the benefits and drawbacks of playing for his hometown team.
Anybody got a wager on him staying? I don't.
The Opponent is saying
"We respect the decision made by the National Hockey League today to suspend John Tortorella for 15 days from Sunday, with no contact with the team for six games. We would also like to acknowledge our organization's full support for John and we look forward to having him back behind the bench soon."
- Not only do the Canucks not have their coach, they also are without the services of Henrik Sedin. Sedin will sit out his first game after playing in 679 consecutive games dating back to the 2003-04 season. Sedin left the Flames game early on Saturday due to a rib injury he sustained in Phoenix on Thursday.
- I've got Ben Scrivens in today, although no official announcement has been made at this point in time. Why? He's "auditioning". Remember?
- Corey Potter's back! He's replacing Anton Belov! Don't act all excited at once!
- The Oilers need to win a game or two in order to stay out of the basement. The Sabres have 33 points in 47 games played, while your Edmonton Oilers sit close by with 36 points in 51 games played. The Sabres host Florida tonight.
Daniel Sedin - Ryan Kesler - Alex Burrows
David Booth - Chris Higgins - Jannik Hansen
Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Zack Kassian
Kellan Lain - Brad Richardson - Dale Weise
Christopher Tanev - Dan Hamhuis
Alexander Edler - Kevin Bieksa
Jason Garrison - Yannick Weber
The Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
David Perron - Sam Gagner - Ryan Jones
Ryan Smyth - Mark Arcobello - Matt Hendricks
Jesse Joensuu - Boyd Gordon - Luke Gazdic
Andrew Ference - Justin Schultz
Nick Schultz - Corey Potter
Jeff Petry - Martin Marincin