The Sellers: Edmonton Oilers

01/11/2010
Edmonton Oilers v Ottawa Senators

The Sellers is a weekly column presented by NHLHotStove that will discuss all the rumblings and situations surrounding the teams that will most likely miss the playoffs.  Heading into the March 3rd trade deadline, keep an eye out here for the bottom eight to ten teams in the league that will be known as “sellers”.

Recently, the Edmonton Oilers star defenseman and powerplay quarterback expressed his willingness to waive his no trade clause in his contract. Dan Barnes with the Edmonton Journal wrote Sheldon Souray would be open to waiving his no-trade clause should there be a fit. Of course, this trade would need to make sense.

At the ripe age of 33 one would assume this player more comfortable living at home, rather than shipping himself across country.

The Oilers began the season with promise he, but injuries prevailed.  The team’s two biggest names, Nikolai Khabibulin and Ales Hemsky, most likely will miss the entire season, taking its toll on the team.  Now with no playoffs in sight the club can do nothing but sell, sell, sell.

Automatically names like Souray, Shawn Horcoff, Lubomir Visnovsky and Fernando Pisani come to mind.  However, would the Oilers go as far as to trade team captain Ethan Moreau?

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Monday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference)

01/11/2010

(hat tip to the boys of IllegalCurve.com.  Thanks to their amazing class and their blessing to take over this feature here at NHL Hot Stove.  We hope you enjoy our latest daily series.)

Anaheim Ducks v Chicago Blackhawks

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Storybook Ending to Another Great #WJC

01/05/2010
U20 Game - USA vs Russia

With the stage set Team Canada and Team USA faced off for the gold medal in the 2009-2010 World Juniors Hockey Championship.  With the home team slightly favored to win, it appeared to be an uphill battle stopping Canada’s gold medal run.

When the tournament first kicked off, many were not sure what to expect from the Team Usa while most projected the Canadians a lock for the gold medal game.  The scoring went as follows:

Canada 1 – USA 0

USA 1 – Canada 1

USA 2 – Canada 2

USA 3 – Canada 2

Canada 3 – USA 3

With the score knotted at three, starter Mike Lee pulled in favor of 17-year-old 2010 draftee Jack Campbell.  The latter posted a 1-1 record with a 2.40 GAA and a .912 SV% with 1 SO in the tournament. Lee just let in 3 goals on 7 shots.
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