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Torres Keeps On Playing

from the Edmonton Sun,

Last night Raffi Torres played his 201st consecutive regular-season game for the Edmonton Oilers. It’s a streak that dates back to Feb. 21, 2004 and is currently the 16th longest in franchise history.

“I don’t know what the secret is,” said Torres prior to facing the Minnesota Wild.

“I’m just going out there and trying to play the same game every night. It’s not like I’m playing a shy game or anything like that, I guess I’ve just been fortunate to stay healthy for such a long time.”

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Oilers Need Some Guts

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

...But MacTavish doesn’t have enough guys with grit wearing those wimpy new Oilers uniforms.

The coach desperately needs to have some brave hearts here to ride beside the talented trio which will eventually take the Oilers from the bottom rung of the standings, where they sit this morning, to much greater heights.

The skill of Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner and Andrew Colgliano needs to be matched with some intestinal fortitude if they’re going to be able to get the space to create the goals.

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Oilers Lose Another Dman

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

“The Curse of the Defencemen,” said GM Kevin Lowe.

It was only two minutes and 56 seconds into the game last night when Jordin Tootoo pasted Mathieu Roy into the boards.

Twenty-five seconds of ice time and Roy, who was out with a concussion at the end of last year and with another one at the start of this season, was out with what coach Craig MacTavish said was another possible concussion and for sure a separated left shoulder.

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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, injuries, jordin+tootoo, mathieu+roy, nashville+predators

Oilers Depending On “D” Depth

from the CP via Yahoo,

...That’s a card the Oilers are going to have to play now as they’ve lost third-year rearguard Matt Greene to a broken left ankle that will keep him out of the line-up as long as three months.

Greene, injured in the second period of a 2-1 loss to Detroit Tuesday, will need surgery. He joins Sheldon Souray, out since Oct. 10 with a sprained left shoulder, and Joni Pitkanen, out another month after surgery to repair damaged knee cartilage, on the shelf….

“These (comments) could come back to haunt me and I don’t normally throw these out there, but I’m not all that worried about the injuries on the back end,” MacTavish said.

“From what I’ve seen, with (who) we have healthy, we’re going to be able to overcome it.”

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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, injuries, matt+greene

Thrashers & Oilers Rumors

Spector takes a closer look at talk about a deal between Edmonton and Atlanta. Plus more speculation about Forsberg…

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  Tags: atlanta+thrashers, edmonton+oilers, rumors

Tarnstrom Odd Man Out in Edmonton

From Jim Matheson at The Edmonton Journal,

The writing may be on the wall for Dick Tarnstrom, who has been beaten out of a regular defence spot, for now, by the inspired pairing of two young Edmonton Oilers puck-movers.

Tom Gilbert and Denis Grebeshkov were on the ice with two minutes left Sunday in Anaheim as coach Craig MacTavish tried to get a short-handed score that Andrew Cogliano provided.

Tarnstrom, who was signed to a one-year, $2-million contract, has sat out two of the last three games at a time when the Oilers are missing two of their top four defencemen—Sheldon Souray and Joni Pitkanen—to injury.

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Penner Gets His Ring

From the Edmonton Sun,

Ducks owner Henry Samueli, his wife Susan, and general manager Brian Burke presented the ring to Penner after the game.

“I shook Burke’s hand, he said ‘Good luck’ and that was it,” Penner said. “I really didn’t know what to expect because it was a unique situation. But I’m done with this one and now I’m moving on to the next one.”

Continued...with more on a silent night between Burke and Lowe.

 

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  Tags: dustin+penner, edmonton+oilers, los+angeles+kings

Scary Scratch for Cogliano

From Derek Van Diest at the Edmonton Sun,

“I don’t remember much, I just remember falling back,” Cogliano said. “My visor was up obviously and I think he was just jumping over me and his skate came up and caught me.  It was pretty scary I didn’t want to open my eye, I just wanted to hold my hand over it.”

Cogliano was sporting a pair of small cuts on his cheekbone.

[Rob] Blake was stepping over Cogliano when his back skate came up and caught him just under the eye. Cogliano was back in the lineup yesterday against the Anaheim Ducks.

“There wasn’t a lot of blood, but for the most part it was a pretty scary incident,” Cogliano said. “My head was tilted backwards and that’s why his skate was able to get under my visor.”

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  Tags: andrew+cogliano, edmonton+oilers, injuries

Extra Security For Feuding GMs Not Needed

From Eric Stephens at the LA Times,

The juicy subplot to Sunday’s game between the Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers seemed certain to come to a head.

But there was no shouting match or chance public encounter between the Ducks’ Brian Burke and the Oilers’ Kevin Lowe, the teams’ bickering general managers who avoided each other even as the NHL dispatched extra security because of the tension between the two.

And the subject of the controversial offer sheet at the heart of that tension, Dustin Penner, did little in his first appearance at Honda Center since he skated around the ice with the Stanley Cup in June.

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(*the NHL sent extra security for those guys?! Wow)

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  Tags: anaheim+ducks, brian+burke, dustin+penner, edmonton+oilers, kevin+lowe

Edmonton Wants Their Stripes Back

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Those especially embarrassing white away uniforms with the shirt tails it looks like they forgot to tuck in, that crappy costume they were wearing on Hockey Night In Canada out of Los Angeles last night.

The Oilers have been wearing these daffy duds long enough most of the fans I’ve talked to have only one question:

“How do we get our stripe back?”

O.K. Two questions.

“How do we lose that practice uniform piping on the front, too?”

The fans clearly haven’t fallen in love with the Oilers new uniforms, home or away.

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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, jerseys, rbk

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