The week finally starts

Edmonton is at the Bell Centre tonight as the Canadiens begin a challenging December.

• Oilers are a work in progress

• Dave Stubbs on Jaro Spacek hitting 800 games

• Pierre Ladouceur on the Canadiens’ defensive system

• The view from Oilersnation.com

• Leafs lead 3-1 in third period. Leafs lead 3-2 with 8.7 seconds left. Leafs lose in OT

• And Rogers might buy MLSE

And from video scout Jarred Friedman: The Oiler kids, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall, talk (reluctantly) about their ice cream dates

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106 Comments

  1. HFX-HabFan says:

    In honour of playing the Oilers tonight, I’ll continue with the “debut roster” series.  Below is a roster comprised exclusively of current NHLers who made their league debut with the Edmonton Oilers.  Here it is:

    Smyth-Arnott-Hemsky

    Hall-Gagner-Eberle

    Paajarvi-Horcoff-Grier

    Chimera-Stoll-Pisani

    Cogliano

    Poti-Gilbert

    Smid-Greene

    Hejda-Peckham

    Henry

    Conklin

    Dubnyk

    Total cost:  $54.45mil, or $4.95mil under the salary cap.  Lots of talented young forwards (many of whom are with the club today), an underwhelming blueline, and a below-average duo between the pipes.  It’s interesting to note that Edmonton has done a far better job in producing speedy forwards (left off this roster were names like Comrie, Brodziak, Winchester, Schremp and Stortini) to go with the NHL’s fastest ice surface, compared to the D and goaltender positions.

  2. JD_ says:

    So, the return for Joe Thornton is poised to ultimately become Andrew Ference and one free skate sharpenin’.

  3. davelecave says:

    Don’t tell anyone I said this but…

     

    In defense of the Leafs, Tampa did the same thing to us earlier in the year, more-or-less.

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    That’s kind of scary actually, the idea of Sportsnet taking over sports broadcasting in Canada? That network is such garbage, I kept hearing “Martin Sant Louis” during the TBL-TOR game last night. Maybe it’ll force TSN to actually cover the other 5 teams in Canada though.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  5. Rudy says:

    Is there video of Spacek giving Renaud a tough time about the mustache?

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan


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