15-12-2004 Pierre Larouche frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Pierre Larouche feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre Larouche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 309 NHL games during his career, notching 76 goals and adding 87 assists along with 549 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 33 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 12+6=18 with 66 PIM.


15-12-2004 Team captain meets with Jordin Tootoo
Following the team's recent 3-1 loss at St. Louis Blues on 14-12-2004, Edmonton Oilers captain Doug Weight and Jordin Tootoo were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Doug Weight

15-12-2004 Edward Caron resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs left wing Edward Caron has resumed full training after his injury.

14-12-2004 Media criticises the Edmonton Oilers
Everyone has noticed the steep dive of the Edmonton Oilers after a dreadful 5 game winless streak. We need to address the problem and get it out of our system, said team captain Doug Weight openly. has made some good moves and some bad moves but now we could really use those good moves.

13-12-2004 Team captain clashes with Tom Poti
Team captain Doug Weight finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Tom Poti. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

12-12-2004 Jani Rita frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Jani Rita feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Jani Rita was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season. He has played 31 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 15+11=26 with 38 PIM.


11-12-2004 Mike Comrie frustrated
Edmonton Oilers center Mike Comrie feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Mike Comrie was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has appeared in 322 NHL games during his career, notching 75 goals and adding 109 assists along with 54 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 31 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 6+11=17 with 15 PIM.


11-12-2004 Team captain meets with Jordin Tootoo
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Jordin Tootoo after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Jordin Tootoo as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Janne Niinimaa has played 10 games without a goal. Mike Comrie has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jordin Tootoo is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point. Marc-Andre Bergeron has played 23 games without a goal. Yvon Lambert is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Suter has played 22 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season. He has played 22 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 27 PIM.


10-12-2004 Edward Caron resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs left wing Edward Caron has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

8-12-2004 Sean Brown frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sean Brown feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sean Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 488 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 61 assists along with 743 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 22 PIM.


7-12-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 510 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 153 assists along with 256 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 30 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 2 PIM.


5-12-2004 Sean Brown frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sean Brown feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sean Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 487 NHL games during his career, notching 14 goals and adding 61 assists along with 743 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 29 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 22 PIM.


4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Mike Grier is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Ray Whitney has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Mike Comrie has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jordin Tootoo is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Yvon Lambert is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Ryan Suter has played 20 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-12-2004 Ales Pisa agrees on a contract.
Ales Pisa has signed a one year deal with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

29-11-2004 Team captain meets with Yvon Lambert
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Yvon Lambert after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Yvon Lambert as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

29-11-2004 Alexander Ljubirnov injured.
Alexander Ljubirnov of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . It's something we need to take care of now before it becomes a problem. It's one of those things where you can play with it, but as the wear and tear of the season goes on it becomes much more serious, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

28-11-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 340 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 97 assists along with 96 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 26 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+8=9 with 5 PIM.


28-11-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 506 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 151 assists along with 256 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 26 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 2 PIM.


27-11-2004 Team captain meets with Jordin Tootoo
Following the team's recent 1-6 loss against Dallas Stars on 25-11-2004, Edmonton Oilers captain Doug Weight and Jordin Tootoo did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Doug Weight

27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mike Grier is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Ray Whitney has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Andrew Cassels has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Shawn Horcoff has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jordin Tootoo is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. Marc-Andre Bergeron has played 18 games without a goal. Yvon Lambert has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Ryan Suter has played 17 games without a goal. Ken Dryden hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-11-2004 Maxim Afinogenov reaches a milestone !
Maxim Afinogenov scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by Ryan Suter. With line mates like I have, it makes it pretty easy to score goals, he declared after viewing the replay of the goal.

A native of Russia, Maxim Afinogenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 407 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 122 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 23 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 12 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pierre Larouche is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mike Comrie is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marc-Andre Bergeron is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Arturs Irbe has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Grier is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Tom Poti has played 11 games without a goal. Ray Whitney has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Shawn Horcoff has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Rick Nash has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Yvon Lambert has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Ryan Suter has played 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Mike Grier speaks up.
Mike Grier is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-11-2004 Alexei Semenov injured.
Alexei Semenov of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Norfolk Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Hopefully the team won't suffer for the next month or so, he said to the press.

14-11-2004 Edward Caron injured.
Edward Caron of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . We have to play as a team in my absence. We're not playing the system right now and we're only playing 40 minutes of hockey every night, while the other team is playing 60. That's not good enough. I hope we get it in gear by the time I return, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Doug Weight is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jochen Hecht is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Cassels is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Janne Niinimaa has played 14 games without a goal. Marc-Andre Bergeron has played 12 games without a goal. Yvon Lambert has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ryan Suter has played 11 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-11-2004 Alexander Ljubirnov resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs defenseman Alexander Ljubirnov has resumed full training after his injury.

7-11-2004 Jordin Tootoo speaks up.
Jordin Tootoo is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-11-2004 Alexander Ljubirnov injured.
Alexander Ljubirnov of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hartford Wolfpack. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Janne Niinimaa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ray Whitney is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pierre Larouche is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Maxim Afinogenov has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jochen Hecht has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Shawn Horcoff has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-11-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 329 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 93 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 15 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 0 PIM.


3-11-2004 Jim Slater resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs center Jim Slater has resumed full training after his injury.

31-10-2004 Janne Niinimaa frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Janne Niinimaa feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Finland, Janne Niinimaa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 655 NHL games during his career, notching 46 goals and adding 236 assists along with 431 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 13 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 0 PIM.


30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mike Grier is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jochen Hecht is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Andrew Cassels is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Shawn Horcoff is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Doug Weight has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Mike Comrie has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-10-2004 Jim Slater resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs center Jim Slater has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

27-10-2004 Jim Slater injured.
Jim Slater of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered wrist injury during tonights minorleague game against the Utah Grizzlies. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Hopefully i will return sometime next week, and help my team win, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

25-10-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 490 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 146 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 0 PIM.


25-10-2004 Andrew Cassels reaches a milestone !
Andrew Cassels scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers on a feed by Jochen Hecht. We have a good team this year, I'm just happy I can help out, he said before boarding the teams chartered jet.

A native of Canada, Andrew Cassels was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 1987 entry draft. He has appeared in 1051 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 467 assists along with 430 penalty minutes. The 35 year old center has played 9 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


24-10-2004 Shawn Horcoff frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Shawn Horcoff feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 54 goals and adding 52 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 9 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 6 PIM.


24-10-2004 Marc-Andre Bergeron frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Marc-Andre Bergeron, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 230 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 35 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM.


23-10-2004 Player of the week: Ray Whitney (L)
NHL has awarded Ray Whitney (L) of Edmonton Oilers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 1 assists for 5 points in 3 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Ray Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 750 NHL games during his career, notching 223 goals and adding 282 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 4+2=6 with 0 PIM.


23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Maxim Afinogenov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Doug Weight is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Janne Niinimaa is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ray Whitney is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mike Comrie is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-10-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 489 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 146 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 9 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+4=4 with 0 PIM.


21-10-2004 Shawn Horcoff frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Shawn Horcoff feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 224 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 52 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 8 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 6 PIM.


20-10-2004 Team captain meets with Mike Grier
Team captain Doug Weight called a short meeting with Mike Grier after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mike Grier as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

20-10-2004 Team captain meets with Andrew Cassels
Following the team's recent 4-5 OT loss against Toronto Maple Leafs on 19-10-2004, Edmonton Oilers captain Doug Weight and Andrew Cassels did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Doug Weight

19-10-2004 Marc-Andre Bergeron frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Marc-Andre Bergeron, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 35 assists along with 208 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM.


17-10-2004 Shawn Horcoff frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Shawn Horcoff feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 223 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 52 assists along with 61 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 7 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 6 PIM.


16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jochen Hecht is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Shawn Horcoff is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ray Whitney has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Andrew Cassels has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Mike Comrie has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jordin Tootoo is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2004 Doug Weight reaches a milestone !
Doug Weight scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a goal by Janne Niinimaa. My parents came to see this game so I just had to deliver, were his words after the game..

A native of USA, Doug Weight was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 941 NHL games during his career, notching 241 goals and adding 559 assists along with 629 penalty minutes. The 33 year old center has played 5 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


13-10-2004 Tony Salmelainen resumes full training.
Hamilton Bulldogs left wing Tony Salmelainen has resumed full training after his injury.

13-10-2004 Ray Whitney reaches a milestone !
Ray Whitney scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres on a goal by Pierre Larouche. Yes, it does feel great, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Ray Whitney was originally drafted to the NHL by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 745 NHL games during his career, notching 219 goals and adding 281 assists along with 190 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


10-10-2004 Pierre Larouche frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Pierre Larouche feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre Larouche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 279 NHL games during his career, notching 64 goals and adding 82 assists along with 489 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM.


9-10-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 482 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 144 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2004 Jochen Hecht frustrated
Edmonton Oilers left wing Jochen Hecht feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Germany, Jochen Hecht was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 367 NHL games during his career, notching 74 goals and adding 108 assists along with 116 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 0 PIM.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Doug Weight is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Jochen Hecht is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ryan Suter is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2004 Tony Salmelainen resumes light training.
Hamilton Bulldogs left wing Tony Salmelainen has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

6-10-2004 Tony Salmelainen injured.
Tony Salmelainen of Hamilton Bulldogs suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Kansas City Blades. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It is one of those nagging injuries that you just have to wait out, were his words after the game.

4-10-2004 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
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28-9-2004 Janne Niinimaa frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Janne Niinimaa feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Finland, Janne Niinimaa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 650 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 231 assists along with 431 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


27-9-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 321 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 92 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2004 Sean Brown frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sean Brown feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sean Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 465 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 57 assists along with 721 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 7 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Doug Weight is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jochen Hecht is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Shawn Horcoff is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rick Nash is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Arturs Irbe hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mike Grier has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ray Whitney has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jason Chimera has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-9-2004 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Edmonton Oilers this season.


18-9-2004 Sean Brown frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sean Brown feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Sean Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Boston Bruins in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 462 NHL games during his career, notching 12 goals and adding 56 assists along with 721 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-9-2004 Janne Niinimaa frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Janne Niinimaa feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of Finland, Janne Niinimaa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 646 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 231 assists along with 431 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


17-9-2004 Shawn Horcoff frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Shawn Horcoff feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 220 NHL games during his career, notching 52 goals and adding 51 assists along with 57 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 4 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


16-9-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 318 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 91 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 0 PIM.


14-9-2004 Pierre Larouche frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Pierre Larouche feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre Larouche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round of the 1989 entry draft. He has appeared in 279 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 81 assists along with 493 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 3 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 10 PIM.


13-9-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 483 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 145 assists along with 259 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 3 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 5 PIM.


12-9-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 316 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 90 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 2 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tom Poti is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Mike Comrie is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Tom Barrasso is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-9-2004 Shawn Horcoff frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Shawn Horcoff feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shawn Horcoff was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 218 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 50 assists along with 55 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 2 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


9-9-2004 Toni Lydman frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Toni Lydman feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 315 NHL games during his career, notching 16 goals and adding 90 assists along with 91 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 0 PIM.


7-9-2004 Marc-Andre Bergeron frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Marc-Andre Bergeron, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 222 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 35 assists along with 206 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 1 games with the Edmonton Oilers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-9-2004 Alexander Buturlin uncertain about future
Alexander Buturlin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

3-9-2004 Tom Barrasso frustrated
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Tom Barrasso feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Barrasso was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 735 NHL games during his career, booking 39 career shutouts and allowing 2046 goals. The 29 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-8-2004 Tom Poti frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Poti feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Poti was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 480 NHL games during his career, notching 51 goals and adding 142 assists along with 254 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2004 Tony Salmelainen uncertain about future
Tony Salmelainen wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

30-6-2004 Training camp preview
Edmonton Oilers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Edmonton Oilers and Hamilton Bulldogs:
- Maxim Afinogenov R
- Toni Lydman D
- Arturs Irbe G
- Doug Weight C
- Mike Grier R
- Janne Niinimaa D
- Tom Poti D
- Sean Brown D
- Ray Whitney L
- Travis Green C
- Jochen Hecht L
- Andrew Cassels C
- Jani Rita R
- Greg Leeb C
- Jason Chimera L
- Chad Hinz C
- Shawn Horcoff R
- Peter Sarno C
- Pierre Larouche R
- Mike Comrie C
- Alexei Semenov D
- Alexei Mikhnov L
- Brad Winchester L
- Alexander Ljubirnov D
- Tony Salmelainen L
- Ty Conklin G
- Alexander Buturlin R
- Doug Lynch D
- Edward Caron L
- Kenny Smith D
- Jussi Markkanen G
- Jordin Tootoo C
- Lou Dickinson C
- Shay Stephenson L
- Craig Reichert R
- Kari Haakana D
- Mikael Svensk D
- Tom Barrasso G
- Jake Brenk C
- Sean McAslan R
- Toni Uusitalo D
- Dan Baum C
- Marc-Andre Bergeron D
- Jared Smyth L
- Johan Zetterlund D
- Ales Pisa D
- Ulf Soderstrom R
- Oleg Minakov R
- Rick Nash L
- Jim Slater C
- Ryan Suter D
- Ken Dryden G

Players reporting out of shape:
- Janne Niinimaa D
- Tony Salmelainen L
- Ryan Suter D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Toni Lydman D
- Andrew Cassels C
- Jani Rita R
- Alexei Mikhnov L
- Alexander Ljubirnov D
- Ty Conklin G
- Craig Reichert R
- Sean McAslan R
- Toni Uusitalo D
- Ales Pisa D
- Ulf Soderstrom R
- Ken Dryden G


30-6-2004 Charlie Huddy leaves team
Charlie Huddys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Kevin Lowe leaves team
Kevin Lowes contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Kent Nilsson leaves team
Kent Nilssons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Brad Davis leaves team
Brad Daviss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Lorne Davis leaves team
Lorne Daviss contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Scott Howson leaves team
Scott Howsons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Mike Murphy leaves team
Mike Murphys contract has expired and he has left the team.

28-6-2004 Ken Dryden returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Ken Dryden has returned to the team.

27-6-2004 Tom Barrasso frustrated
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Tom Barrasso feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a core player.

A native of USA, Tom Barrasso was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 735 NHL games during his career, booking 39 career shutouts and allowing 2046 goals. The 29 year old goaltender is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2004 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


25-6-2004 Doug Lynch returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Doug Lynch has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Shay Stephenson returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Shay Stephenson has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Mikael Svensk returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Mikael Svensk has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Dan Baum returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Dan Baum has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Jim Slater returns
Edmonton Oilers were delighted to hear that Jim Slater has returned to the team.

24-6-2004 Alexei Semenov frustrated
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexei Semenov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Russia, Alexei Semenov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


23-6-2004 Jani Rita frustrated
Edmonton Oilers right wing Jani Rita feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Jani Rita was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round of the 1999 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Travis Green (Hamilton Bulldogs) UFA
-Jochen Hecht (Edmonton Oilers) RFA
-Kari Haakana (Hamilton Bulldogs) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Toni Uusitalo (Hamilton Bulldogs) UFA
-Ales Pisa (Hamilton Bulldogs) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Charlie Huddy(pro)
-Kevin Lowe(pro)
-Kent Nilsson(pro)
-Brad Davis(pro)
-Lorne Davis(pro)
-Scott Howson(farm)
-Mike Murphy(farm)


21-6-2004 Jason Chimera frustrated
Edmonton Oilers left wing Jason Chimera feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jason Chimera was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 5th round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 88 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 13 assists along with 22 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


21-6-2004 Jochen Hecht rejects contract offer.
Jochen Hecht rejected the $2 500 000 per year, 3 year offer from Edmonton Oilers

20-6-2004 Board loans money
The board of owners has loaned $27 091 351$ for the team to balance the team funds.

Eastside Hockey Manager