Tag Archive for Edmonton Oilers

Has this ever happened before? Nope.

The last five teams alive are also the last five cup winners: 2008 – Detroit Red Wings 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks 2011 – Boston Bruins 2012 – Los Angeles Kings And if the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be the last four cup-winners in the Conference Finals. Also, it guarantees that…

A very good chance Ryan Smyth would have been bought out?

Among Rich Hammond’s latest set of answers to readers’ questions was this tidbit: Forum answers X « LA Kings Insider The fact is, there was a very good chance that the Kings would have bought out [Ryan] Smyth’s contract if they didn’t trade him. Getting his massive salary off the books was not a bad…

I hope the ’12 Kings aren’t the ’06 Oilers

Can Kings channel ’06 Oilers? « LA Kings Insider. Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene have done it once. Can they do it again? In the 2006 playoffs, Stoll, Greene and the eighth-seeded Edmonton Oilers reached the Stanley Cup Finals after they finished the regular season with 95 points. That’s the position the Kings are in…

Why the Kings Need to Blow Out Edmonton

Usually, running up the score is considered bad sportsmanship. And just winning the game against Edmonton is going to be tough enough. But listen: there’s a not insignificant chance the whole season could come down to goal-differential. The Kings are one standings point and one ROW (regulation or OT win) ahead of the Sharks right…

From NHL on Fox: Trade market should heat up sooner

From the most-reliable Spector, emphases mine: The annual trade deadline is less than two months away but this season, business in the market could pick up earlier than usual due to the league’s mid-February shutdown for the 2010 Winter Olympics. A trade freeze will be implemented from Feb. 13-28, leaving only three days following the…

Wednesday’s Standings in Points Blown

The Good: Stars lose, Flames lose, Avs lose, Blues half-lose (OT). The Bad: Sharks win, three-point game. Colorado drops below the Kings for the first time in awhile. Five points separate the 3rd from 9th seed. With the Flames’ loss, Kings are now 2 points from 3rd, 3 points from 9th — 10 points from…

Lowetide: Writing Off O’Sullivan

It looks like the Oilogosphere has made up its mind about Patrick O’Sullivan. He’s been an Oiler for over half a season and hasn’t delivered close to his established level of ability. It’s my belief that if we took a long look at O’Sullivan’s successful seasons 05-06 in the minors and 07-08 in the majors…