Friday, October 26, 2012

Oilers Update - No Hockey in November...Who do you blame?

The NHL is expected to announce the cancellation of all games throughout November. 


This lockout is beyond frustrating for the HARD WORKING: NHL employees, merchandise vendors and especially YOUR fans.

This is a NIGHTMARE and it has turned into a real JOKE.  Both the NHLPA and NHL look like a bunch of court jestures fighting for the role of the lead clown. 

Really, who are you trying to impress on Television??  Newsflash: You both look ridiculous in those expensive suits fighting for millions...would you like us to throw tomatoes at you Krusty N' Bozo? Or would you prefer some yolks on the face? Don't egg us on!

If and/or when an agreement is made, perhaps it would be necessary for us fans to declare a 'fan strike'.  Believe me, thousands of fans have given up on you already.  It's all because of greed and it's because of BOTH of you!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oilers Update - Yakupov to Play Sub Way Super Series

The Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov, will represent his country when Russia takes on the best of the CHL in the Sub Way Super Series which begins on Nov 5th in Quebec.  Yakupov is slated to play in all 6 games and will once again skate in front of his fans in Sarnia on November 12th.

Game 1  Monday November 5 at Blainville-Boisbriand, QC
Game 2  Wednesday November 7 at Val-d’Or, QC
Game 3  Thursday November 8 at Guelph, ON
Game 4  Monday November 12 at Sarnia, ON
Game 5  Wednesday November 14 at Vancouver, BC
Game 6  Thursday November 15 at Victoria, BC

Team Russia (Club):

Igor Ustinski (Stalnye Lisy, Magnitogorsk)
Andrei Vasilevski (Tolpar, Ufa)*

Alexei Vasilevski (Salavat Yulaev, Ufa)
Albert Yarullin (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Mikhail Naumenkov (CSKA)*^
Nikita Nesterov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)*^
Andrei Mironov (HC Dinamo, Moscou)
Kirill Dyakov (Mamonty Yugry)
Yaroslav Dyblenko (Atlanty, Mytischi)
Pavel Koledov (Loko, Yaroslavl)
Ilya Lyubushkin (Loko, Yaroslavl)

Maxim Shalunov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)*^
Nail Yakupov (Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk)*^
Evgeni Mozer (Omskie Yastreby, Omsk)
Andrei Sigarev (SKA, St. Petersbourg)
Anton Shenfeld (Stalnye Lisy, Magnitogorsk)
Vladimir Tkachev (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Valeri Nichushkin (Belye Medvedi, Chelyabinsk)
Damir Zhafyarov (Metallurg, Novokuznetsk)
Yaroslav Kosov (Mettalurg, Magnitogorsk)*
Alexander Khokhlachev (Spartak, Moscou)*^
Kirill Kapustin (Loko, Yaroslavl)
Bogdan Yakimov (Reaktor, Nizhnekamsk)

QMJHL Games:
Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec Remparts)*^
Anton Zlobin (Val-d’Or Foreurs)^
Valentin Zykov (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)

Val-d’Or Game Only:
Artem Sergeev (Val-d’Or Foreurs)*^

Guelph Game Only:
Nikita Zadorov (London Knights)
Daniil Zharkov (Belleville Bulls)

WHL Games
Andrey Makarov (Saskatoon Blades)*^


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oilers Update NHL to resume NOV 2nd????


According to Yahoo! Canada,  the NHL has made an offer to the NHLPA which would start the 2012-2013 NHL season by Nov 2nd.

"We hope we've given our best shot," said a hopeful Gary Bettman to the media Tuesday afternoon .

The two sides met this afternoon in Toronto and after the meeting, it was mentioned by Gary Bettman that the proposal includes a "50/50 split of hockey related revenue". IF accepted by the NHLPA the proposal will thus preserve the 82 game schedule and start by Nov 2nd.  The schedule, however will see that each team play an extra game every 5 weeks.

More to come hockey fans!