Derek Zona

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NHL Power Rankings: Stability at the top


Movement from 10-27, but the top 9 remain stable.

Hall on his way back


The team's best player comes back from a knee injury. Can he save his mates?

2014 Draft: October Top 50


A couple of guys jumped way up the list

Perron Needs an MRI


Another Oilers' winger needs medical help

Gagner's Hustle: Breaking Down Toronto's 2nd Goal


Was Sam Gagner simply being lazy on the Leafs' second goal? The play deserves a closer look.

Oilers Prospect Projections


The 2013 Draft class is performing well

The Importance Of Grit & Winning


What is Grit? Sportsnet has figured it all out and we look at how important grit is to winning teams.

What now?


A template to bring the Oilers back to respectability.

Oilers Lines


Perron and Hemsky are split to welcome Gagner back

Leafs @ Oilers: Rematch Preview


Someone needs to win the shots battle

Clifford Fined, Hanzal Suspended


How much is a shot to the head and a knee-on-knee hit worth to the NHL? Not much.

NHL Power Rankings: Beating a dead horse


No changes to the West, they're still far better than the East.

Perron's Nose For The Net


The Oilers have their own cannon with a smoky visor.

Oilers Fall Again


The Oilers allow Phoenix back into it because they didn't listen to C&B

Oilers vs. Coyotes Key To The Game


The Coyotes miserable special teams and the Oilers new-found ability to shoot on the power play could be the key to the game.

Oilers @ Coyotes Lines & Pairings


Cactuses. Cactii. Cactus'. Cactopus.

Oilers @ Coyotes: Duel


The Oilers need to play .611 hockey to make the playoffs.

Eye-for-an-eye Suspension Tracker


If the NHL wants to clean up the game, the solution is easy. Take an eye for an eye. And here's what the suspension blotter would look like.

Home Cooking Spoiled


The Oilers return home to a rude houseguest

Alex The Howitzer


Alex Ovechkin puts pucks on net like no one else in league history, save Phil Esposito.

Who Must Step Up?


Taylor Hall moved to injured reserve for a projected four weeks. Who picks up the slack? Who bears the burden?

Oilers @ Canadiens Preview


The two teams met just 12 days ago. Montreal dominated, can the Oilers torn up lineup get revenge?

Hall to IR, Fedun Recalled?


An interesting, but unannounced, item from the Oilers and AHL websites.

Ryan Garbutt's Suspension


How far would you go to punish Ryan Garbutt?

Power Rankings: West Feasts


The West dominates the early part of the season. Will the East recover?

Messier & Trottier or Forsberg & Sakic?


The wild card voters made a mistake in sending Mark Messier and Bryan Trottier through to the next round.

Oilers Dominate Islanders...for 8 seconds


59 minutes and 52 seconds of Islanders domination ends exactly the way it sounds.

Devan Dubnyk's Start


Chart, chart and more charts!

2014 NHL Mock Draft


The Metropolitan Division dominates the podium early on.

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