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Pisani"s Outdoor Rink Met With Criticism

from the CP at Castanet,

A former Edmonton Oiler’s plan to build a permanent hockey rink isn’t going over well with some of his neighbours in a subdivision northwest of Edmonton.

Some residents of Riverstone Pointe, north of St. Albert, have taken their concerns about Fernando Pisani’s rink to the Sturgeon County subdivision and development appeal board.

Don McGeachy, a county councillor who sits on the appeal board, says he’s never seen a complaint like this before.

McGeachy says several of the neighbours have had backyard rinks before with no complaints, but adds those have been temporary.

Some neighbours say the 15 metre by 27 metre rinkabout half the size of an NHL one,”- will create a noise problem and lighting will interfere with privacy late at night.

The rink will have permanent boards, Plexiglas ends and six three-metre tall light standards.


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Pisani Looking For A Contract

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Has it really been five years since Fernando Pisani could walk the streets of Edmonton and everybody wanted to buy him a plate of pasta or a bottle of wine, or both?

Now the former Edmonton Oilers playoff hero is looking for work.

Last year, he played 60 games for the Chicago Blackhawks. With training camps opening in 10 days, he doesn’t have a contract, though, and isn’t keen on taking a tryout against guys with one-way contracts, even though that would keep him in the public eye.


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Report- Pisani To Chicago

via Ryan Rishaug tweets,

Pisani signs with hawks

One year one way for Pisani

added 5:14pm, from the Cult of Hockey,

The deal is one-year, one-way, a great deal for Pisani, and maybe for the Hawks as well. If Pisani is healthy, the Black Hawks are bringing on board a useful player, even though Pisani was arguably the worst Oilers forward at even strength last season.

The Hawks are the kings of even strength play, of course, so it’s not as if Pisani is needed in that role so much by the Hawks. Instead, it’s likely that Pisani will be most utilized in Chicago where he is best utilized, as a penalty killing ace.

When it comes to killing penalties, even an ailing Pisani has been the Oil’s best penalty killer by far the past two season.

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Players Waiting For A Phone Call

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Pisani, who can’t fathom so many players waiting for the phone to ring with camps approaching.

Pisani doesn’t know if he would take a two-way offer from some team, if that’s all he could get.

It beats the alternative: a simple training camp invite, where trying to make the team would be like trying to bail water out of a sinking boat with a shot glass. Darned near impossible. It’s hard enough making a club when you’ve got a two-way NHL contract and everybody else is on a one-way.

Would he take an invitation to somebody’s camp?

“I’m not sure yet. I haven’t got to that point,” he said.

“I’m not ready to retire.”


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Pisani Waiting For A Call

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun,

Fernando Pisani finds himself in an unfamiliar position.

The local product is an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and is sitting and waiting for his phone to ring.

“I haven’t heard anything from the Oilers at all,” said Pisani. “So I’m just kind of waiting to see what’s going to happen here.”

Much like the Oilers themselves, things have been rough for Pisani these last few years.


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Oilers Have Shown No Interest In Keeping Pisani

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Fernando Pisani wouldn’t mind an offer he can even refuse, but so far none has come across his agent’s desk, so the 2006 NHL playoff scoring hero is in limbo with the unrestricted free-agent market doors swinging open in 15 days.

If the Edmonton Oilers wanted the right-winger back, certainly at a major pay cut from his current $2.5-million salary, they likely would have sent agent Mark Witken a proposal by now, or at least talked, but there hasn’t been any of that.

“If you know anything, let me know,” said Witken.


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Pisani Plans A Return

from The Edmonton Journal,

Fernando Pisani has some colour in his cheeks and bounce in his step five weeks after his most recent ulcerative colitis scare that sent him home from a road trip when the Edmonton Oilers were in Atlanta.

He says he didn’t feel his career was in jeopardy, but he did spend time in hospital, which is always a major worry.

His intestinal disorder needs constant monitoring, but he’s feeling better, and plans on playing again in the New Year to try to revive an NHL career that’s been a horror show the past three years.

Pisani has had colitis, a broken leg, sore back, and colitis again, which has limited him to 100 games while sitting out 98 since the start of the 2007-08 season.


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Pisani Activated

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have activated forward Fernando Pisani from the NHL Injured Reserve List.

Pisani was placed on the NHL Injured Reserve List on November 18th after suffering a fractured left ankle in the Oilers game against the Detroit Red Wins at Joe Louis Arena on November 17th

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Pisani Battles Back From Ulcerative Colitis

From Fernando Pisani at The Hockey News:

Hockey players often take their health for granted. That all changed for me in 2005 when I started feeling sick.

I knew something was wrong with me, but I was kind of embarrassed to see somebody about it. As time went on and I began to feel worse, I knew I needed to get well and had to see a doctor. I finally did and that’s when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

I was able to continue playing, but last July all the symptoms started coming back, only worse this time. I was going to the bathroom 20-30 times a day, losing a lot of blood and a lot of weight.


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Pisani Returns

from the Edmonton Sun,

Understandably he looked like a kid delighted to be playing his first hockey game.

In a sense Fernando Pisani was.

Only a few months ago the Edmonton Oilers forward was struggling with ulcerative colitis.

He couldn’t keep any food down, struggled to walk up a flight of steps and needed to make constant trips to the bathroom….

“I feel like I’ve come a long way,” Pisani said. “I was really nervous and excited before the game and I was looking forward to getting back on the ice, just being on the bench and on the ice with all the guys. Those are the things that you miss when you’re not playing, being on the ice with the team.”

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Oilers Expect Key Players Back Soon

from the Edmonton Journal,

The cavalry’s coming.

One of the Edmonton Oilers’ horses, Fernando Pisani, could be back playing within the week, maybe tugging on a jersey when the team is in California to play the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.

And captain Ethan Moreau may be riding to the rescue around Christmas. He’s been told he still has to wear a cast on his broken left foot for two more weeks.

Finally, some light at the end of the tunnel for the Oilers, who’ve been going without their valuable third-line veterans, who usually eat up 15 to 18 minutes a night.


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Pisani Back On The Ice

from TSN,

Fernando Pisani is planning on playing for the Edmonton Oilers this season.

The 30-year-old skated on Monday with some injured teammates to try and get himself back into game shape. Pisani has been out all season while battling ulcerative colitis.

“Just being out there with the guys is a lot of fun and now it’s time to get back to work and hopefully get out there soon,” said Pisani


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New Outlook On Life For Pisani

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

Fernando Pisani is a private person who doesn’t like talking about himself when things are going great, so you can imagine what it was like telling a bank of reporters and cameramen about something as personal and painful as his struggle with ulcerative colitis.

About losing 30 pounds and six pints of blood in a matter of weeks. About not being able to climb a flight of stairs without gasping for air. How 15 or 20 trips to the bathroom every day left him weak and dehydrated.


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