Matt Duchene - courtesy thehockeynews.com

Bits And Pieces - Avalanche @ Oilers Preview


The Edmonton Oilers look for their first win in five games tonight versus the Colorado Avalanche.

Let’s all take a look, shall we?

The Drive for... one.

Colorado Avalanche @ Edmonton Oilers – Game 36

30 DEC 2010 – 7:30 MST / 9:30 EST

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  • Voices from above say that Linus Omark will be sitting for tonight’s game.  While I understand Coach Renney’s displeasure at his gaffe during the Sabres game, I’m less likely to understand why other players with a dozen more gaffes are still allowed to dress.  Moving on.
  • LOL WUT:I’ve got to wait about two weeks just to see swelling to go down. There’s so much inflammation, he really can’t say for sure”.  Those are Ryan Whitney’s words today regarding his ankle injury.  I’m not a rocket scientist, but if I were a betting man, I’d be selling before buying.  It sounds like Whitney’s ankle injury is a whole lot of hurt.

  • DUBNYK TO START: Well it’s about freaking time.  Khabibulin has played well up until last game, it’s more than time for Dubnyk to have a start.  He’ll likely challenge Craig Anderson in tonight’s tilt.  Go get ‘em, Dubs.
  • Matt Duchesne is the Avs’ leading scorer with 36 points (15G-21A) in 36 games.  The Oilers ought to think about getting a guy on him while he has the puck.

Enjoy the game, and GOILERS!