Showing posts with label San Jose Sharks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Jose Sharks. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oilers Sunk By Sharks 2-1 / Video Highlights

The Oilers did a great job of hanging in there and tried to mount a last minute comeback. While they did lose, they played a pretty good game against a good San Jose team.

The powerplay needs some work as I believe the game could have changed if that was more effective. Bottom line, it stunk. A 5 on 3 should be a gimme. Tonight it wasn't.

It's a late night so the Beers & Jeers Recap will be posted tomorrow. GOILERS!!!

mc79hockey Scoring Chances Game Recap






Oilers Visit The Shark Tank / Sharks vs Oilers / A LIVE Tweetcast

Welcome to the LIVE TweetCast of
the Edmonton Oilers vs the San Jose Sharks


TV: Sportsnet West

RADIO: 630 CHED & Oilers Radio Network

PUCK DROP: 8:38 p.m. MST


Last 10 Games: Edmonton 6-3-1; San Jose 6-3-1


Edmonton Oilers (12-14-5) at San Jose Sharks (17-11-5)

This LIVE TweetCast is brought to you
by the good people of 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oilers vs Sharks on CBC / A LIVE TweetCast

Welcome to the LIVE TweetCast of
the Edmonton Oilers vs the San Jose Sharks

Hall - Horcoff - Eberle
Penner - Cogliano - Brule
Paajarvi - Gagner - Jones
Jacques - Fraser - Stortini

Whitney - Smid
Peckham - Gilbert
Vandermeer - Foster


Last 10 Games: San Jose 5-2-3; Edmonton 3-5-2

San Jose Sharks (10-7-4) at Edmonton Oilers (6-11-4)

This LIVE TweetCast is brought to you
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oilers Chomped By Sharks & Lose 6-1 / A Game Recap


Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.














The Cult of Hockey Grading System:
10 perfect game,  9 extraordinary,  8 great,  7 good,  6 above average,
5 average,  4 below average,  3 poor,  2 terrible,  1 deserves to be in minors.

#2 JAMES VANDERMEER - (2) JEERS He was caught on a long shift and was burned on the Sharks 2nd goal. He was also the main culprit on the Sharks 4th goal and his penalty was the cause of the 5th goal. He also had 4 giveaways. Terrible game for Vandermeer.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (4) Hall did very little but a couple of shots and some blazing rushes. Sure wasn't the same Taylor Hall as last game. One would have to expect that anyways. He finished -1 and only had 2 shots. Curious note, he won his only faceoff.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (4) Not a good game by any stretch. He had 2 blocked shots and was -1. Smid has been better this year.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (5) Like every other Oilers game, he led the team in ice time. He had an assist and actually finished a +1. His passes are very accurate and he sure can play.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (5) Horcoff had an assist on the Eberle goal and had an average game. He was 5/11 for 31% on faceoffs. His wingers need to support him better. He finished -1.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (3) He was hammered pretty hard and we really never noticed him after that. Maybe that hurt him? He had 3 shots and was a terrible 38% on faceoffs.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) BEERS Another beautiful short handed goal. Other than the goal, he didn't so a whole lot. He did make some nice passes so he wasn't completely useless. He deserves a 5, but that goal was so sweet.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (3) He played minimal and didn't contribute to the game. When he was on the ice, he didn't suck.

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Injured)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (5) He was one of the better Oilers defencemen. Does that say much? He played 20:13 and he had a team high, 5 shots on net.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (3) JEERS For a game that could have used a big guy presence from the Oilers side, Penner was invisible. Did that misconduct last game play a head game with him? It was like he didn't even care to be on the ice. He had 3 shots and finished -1.

#28 RYAN JONES - (3) He had little fpr me to write about. He did not do much.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (3) He sucked. How come he didn't get pulled? Why is he playing every game when we have 3 goalies?

#38 JEFF DESLAURIERS - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (2) JEERS Wow! His first game this season and he pulls out a stinker. maybe he's best suited as a coach? He was -2 and combined with Vandermeer, the two worst Oilers tonight.

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (4) He had a fight with Mayers and did OK. Other than that, didn't do much.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (0) DNP (Injured)

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (3) Brule did nothing. Sure he had some flashes of speed, but he just couldn't create anything. Two penalties and 2 shots.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (5) He had a quiet game. He played 24:14 and had 3 blocked shots. One of the few Oilers I didn't swear at (much).

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (5) He danged and tried hard to make something happen. Both himself and Gagner really tried to take this game and run with it. But they cam up short. Way short.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (5) His game was OK. He created some chances and looked comfortable with the puck. He went 6/8 for 43% on faceoffs.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (4) Quiet. He didn't do a whole lot (like the rest if the team). His only stat was 1 blocked shot.




mc79hockey Scoring Chances


BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

Jim Vandermeer - Just when the Sharks score to make it 4-1, Vandermeer took a needless and pointless slashing penalty. Guess what? Sharks scored almost instantly once the PP started. If coming back from 4-1 wasn't hard enough, that made it 5-1.


Thank you for reading and We are trying to change the way you look at the Edmonton Oilers... one reader at a time.

Special thanks to David Staples of Cult Of Hockey - Edmonton Journal for allowing us to use his grading system.

-Written by Smokin' Ray-

Triple Header / LIVE TweetCast / Oilers, OKC Barons & #StkThunder

Welcome to the Triple Header LIVE TweetCast. Today we have 3 games that we are going to follow.


Oklahoma City Barons vs Toronto Marlies at 3:00pm MDT








San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers at 8:00pm MDT on CBC






Stockton Thunder vs Ontario Reign at 8:30pm MDT


San Jose Sharks (2-2-1) at Edmonton Oilers (2-3-0)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stockton Thunder / Training Camp Time! / #StkThunder

09/17/2010 4:34 PM -

OILERS: Complete 2010-11 Training Camp coverage
SHARKS: Complete 2010-11 Training Camp coverage

VIDEO: Bryan Pitton's pregame comments before Wednesday night
VIDEO: Jordan Bendfeld and "Fight Club"
VIDEO: Mike Benton joins Worcester Sharks head coach Roy Sommer
MORE: German connection hits Sharks camp

Summer is finally over. Both affiliates, the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks, hit the ice beginning Saturday to open 2010-11 main training camps. The Thunder has you covered to keep in the know of all things Oil Country and Team Teal.

Both the Oilers and Sharks finished 2-1 in the round robin format of the 2010 Vancouver Canucks YoungStars Tournament in Penticton, B.C.

Bryan Pitton, shown practicing
with the Oilers, is one of two
players with Thunder experience
in NHL Training Camp.
(photo by Andy Devlin/EOHC)
Two players with experience in a Thunder uniform, goaltender Bryan Pitton and defenseman Jordan Bendfeld, are participating in NHL Training Camp starting this weekend.

Bendfeld, 22, was selected in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by Edmonton and has skated in 69 career games for the Thunder over the last two seasons (2008-10), scoring 13 points (1g-12a) while posting 116 penalty minutes. He recorded five points (1g-4a) and a +10 rating in 15 Kelly Cup Playoff games last season.

Bendfeld had 15 penalty minutes in two games, against Calgary and San Jose, during the tournament for the Oilers.

Pitton, 22, was selected by the Oilers in the fifth round (133rd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and is 18-28-6 with a 3.18 goals-against-average and .901 save percentage in 56 lifetime games with Stockton. Last season, he earned two separate recalls directly to Edmonton and left the ECHL on Feb. 1 on a recall to Springfield of the AHL by ranking second in the league with a .921 save percentage.

Pitton stopped 26 shots on Wednesday against San Jose, his only apperance of the tournament.

The 6-foot-2, 176-pound goaltender broke a Thunder playoff record last year with 49 saves in Game 3 of the National Conference Final, a 1-0 win in triple overtime against the Idaho Steelheads for his first career playoff shutout.

Thunder radio play-by-play announcer Mike Benton, on-site for the tournament's webcast coverage, contributed with reports for the Sharks website,

-Written by the Stockton Thunder-

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Big 3 Unite / Final Oilers Young Stars Game vs Sharks / LIVE TweetCast

Well this is it folks. The last Young Stars game for the Edmonton Oilers.

The Big 3 (Hall, Paajarvi & Eberle) will all play tonight -- they all sat out for yesterday's game -- and the three of them will also all play on the same line. Paajarvi is the Left Wing, Hall will play center and Eberle will be on the Right side. This should be interesting.

Like I said previously, this will be the biggest test for this Oilers rookie squad. The Sharks are bigger, but the Oilers have more skill. We will see who comes out on top. I'm excited!

DON'T FORGET: If you use Twitter, make sure to use the #YST or the #YoungStars hashtags. Your tweets will be included into the TweetCast.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 1 of the YoungStars Tournament

Welcome to the first day of the YoungStars tournament.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thunder Well Represented at Rookie Tourney / #StkThunder

09/10/2010 10:49 AM -

MORE: coverage
MORE: Team-by-team breakdown
MORE: Edmonton Oilers official website coverage
MORE: San Jose Sharks official website coverage

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder will be represented by two players and a staff member at the NHL Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC from September 12-16, 2010 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The eight-game tournament will feature players from the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and host team Vancouver Canucks.
Goaltender Bryan Pitton and defenseman Jordan Bendfeld will be suiting up for the Edmonton Oilers.

Pitton has played for Stockton the last two years, going 9-9-3 with a .921 save percentage in 2009-10, and on two occasions was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week. The 22 year old was a fifth round selection (133rd overall) of the Oilers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Bendfeld also has played for Stockton each of the last two seasons. He appeared in 52 games with the Thunder in 2009-10 notching 10 assists and added five points (1g-4a) in 15 Kelly Cup Playoffs games as the Thunder advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time in team history. The 22 year old was selected by the Oilers in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Thunder radio play-by-play announcer Mike Benton, who is entering his sixth season with the club, will be serving on the broadcast team for webcast coverage for five games during the tournament, while also contributing with video and written features for the official website of the San Jose Sharks, .

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Young Stars Tournament, is it Important to the Oilers?

If the Edmonton Oilers rookies don't dominate the Young Stars tournament and go undefeated, is that considered a fail? Is this tournament a definite measure of how good our rookies actually are? How much impact does this have for these kids in the long run? How is this Oilers team going to fare against the other rookie teams they are facing? Hmmmm...

After looking at the Calgary Flames Young Stars roster, I think the Oilers have a good chance to win that game. Other than the more experienced goaltending and a couple of forwards, the Flames don't have a top notch roster. No doubt though, based on skill (Hall, Eberle & Paajarvi) I think the Oilers should win this one.

Here is the San Jose Sharks roster. They look beatable no? Sure the Sharks rookies are pretty big, but with the Oilers speed and skill, they should out preform those pesky sharks. If the Oilers do lose one game out of the three, it's this one against the Sharks.

What about the Vancouver Canucks? Here is their roster. Do think the Oil can win this game too? I do. They are led by Cody Hodgson who has some experience so they will be a decent group, but with the Oilers fire power, the Oilers should have the advantage in a straight up run and gun game. If I'm a betting man, this game I put my money on the Oilers.

So if the Oilers play it out like that, a 2 wins, 1 loss record is pretty good. Let's just see what happens. I suppose the big question will be to see if they can get it together and work as a team right from day 1?

Anything less than a 2 wins 1 loss record will not be disastrous, but definitely not a good thing for the organization, publicity included. But then again, I may be reading too much into a rookie tournament. Maybe this is all fluff and show and not meat and potatoes like I'm thinking it is?

Regardless, I can't wait to see these kids in action.

On a side note: Look at the roster below and pay attention for these games. Many of these kids might be with the OKC Barons this year and there isn't much footage from there.


Cameron Abney RW Right 6' 4" 192 23 May 1991 Aldergrove, BC, CAN
Philippe Cornet LW LEFT 6' 0" 173 28 Mar 1990 Val-Senneville, QC, CAN
Drew Czerwonka LW LEFT 6' 2" 192 1 Jul 1992 Glenavon, SK, CAN
Jordan Eberle C Right 5' 10" 174 15 May 1990 Regina, SK, CAN
Taylor Hall LW Left 6' 1" 185 14 Nov 1991 Calgary, AB, CAN
Curtis Hamilton LW Left 6' 3" 202 4 Dec 1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN
Teemu Hartikainen C Left 6' 1" 198 3 May 1990 Kuopio, FIN
Milan Kytnar C Left 6' 0" 180 19 May 1989 Topolcany, SVK
James Livingston RW Right 6' 1" 210 8 MAR 1990 Newmarket, ON, CAN camp invite
Ryan Martindale C Left 6' 3" 183 27 Oct 1991 Brooklin, ON, CAN
Magnus Paajarvi LW Left 6' 1" 201 12 Apr 1991 Norrkoping, SWE
Kristians Pelss F Left 5' 11" 179 9 Sep 1992 Preili, LATVIA
Tyler Pitlick C Right 6' 2" 194 1 Nov 1991 Centerville, MN, USA
Chase Schaber C Left 6' 0" 194 3 JAN 1991 Red Deer, AB, CAN camp invite
Mike Thomas RW Right 6' 0" 185 8 FEB 1990 New Maryland, NB, CAN camp invite
Chris Vande Velde C Left 6' 2" 190 15 Mar 1987 Moorhead, MN, USA

Jordan Bendfeld Right 6' 2" 216 2 FEB 1988 Leduc, AB, CAN
Jeremie Blain Right 6' 2" 190 19 Mar 1992 Longueuil, QC, CAN
Brandon Davidson Left 6' 1" 190 21 Aug 1991 Taber, AB, CAN
Dallas Ehrhardt Left 6' 4" 210 31 Jul 1992 CALGARY, AB, CAN camp invite
Martin Marincin Left 6' 4" 187 18 Feb 1992 Kosice, SVK
Johan Motin Right 6' 1" 202 10 Oct 1989 Karlskoga, SWE
Jeff Petry Right 6' 3" 176 9 Dec 1987 Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Alex Plante Right 6' 4" 225 9 MAY 1989 BRANDON, MB, CAN
Dominik Schlumpf Left 6' 1" 175 3 MAR 1991 Switzerland camp invite
Nolan Toigo Left 6' 1" 187 22 JUL 1989 Delta, BC, CAN camp invite

Tyler Bunz Left 6' 1" 196 11 Feb 1992 St. Albert, AB, CAN
Bryan Pitton Left 6' 2" 168 26 Jan 1988 Mississauga, ON, CAN
Olivier Roy Left 6' 0" 165 12 Jul 1991 Amqui, QC, CAN


Game 1 Vancouver vs Edmonton Sept. 12 4:00pm
Game 2 San Jose vs Anaheim Sept. 12 7:30pm
Game 3 Anaheim vs Calgary Sept. 13 4:00pm
Game 4 San Jose vs Vancouver Sept. 13 7:30pm
Game 5 Calgary vs Edmonton Sept. 14 7:30pm
Game 6 Anaheim vs Vancouver Sept. 15 4:00pm
Game 7 Edmonton vs San Jose Sept. 15 7:30pm
Game 8 Calgary vs Vancouver Sept. 16 12:00pm

**Don't forget that we will have the LIVE TweetCast of the tournament AND we will have the LIVE streaming Oilers games shown right here in the comfort our site. ;) **
-Written by Smokin' Ray-

Are You Attending The Rookie Young Stars Tournament?

As most of you know, we here (the Jambalaya Family and like to do LIVE TweetCast's of events that most people can't attend to provide a more in depth look at what is going on.

The Young Stars tournament is no exception.

We are looking for people who will be at the tournament that can tweet what they see as it unfolds. We need the help of you to make this a success.

If you are going, let us know ( email ) so we can have your tweets included in our LIVE TweetCast of the Young Stars tournament. This will indeed be a special rookie tournament for all those that get to watch it live.

Stay tuned in September for the Jambalaya families and the LIVE TweetCast and LIVE video footage of the games.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Stockton Thunder / A Dual Affiliation - Edmonton, San Jose

08/02/2010 1:10 PM -
Thunder renews flourishing relationship with Oilers, aligns with prestigious Northern California neighbor Sharks for 2010-11 season
TICKETS HERE: See up and coming Oilers and Sharks talent
VIDEO (Coming soon): Press conference highlights
VIDEO (Coming soon): Oilers assistant GM Rick Olczyk one-on-one interview
VIDEO (Coming soon): Sharks radio voice Dan Rusanowsky one-on-one interview

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Thunder of the ECHL and Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League have reached a one-year affiliation agreement for the 2010-11 season effective immediately, while the Thunder and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League reached a one-year affiliation agreement for the 2010-11 season effective immediately, Thunder president Dan Chapman announced today in conjunction with the Oilers and Sharks at a news conference at Stockton Arena.

Thunder president Dan Chapman on San Jose: "The San Jose Sharks have been one of the premier NHL organizations over the last several years and we're very excited to begin working with them this upcoming season. For geographic reasons this affiliation makes a great deal of sense and we also look forward to their participation in making the Thunder an even better team in 2010-11."

 Chapman on renewing with Edmonton: "The Edmonton Oilers have been a terrific partner and we look forward to working with them for a fifth consecutive season in 2010-11. They are very focused on the development of the players, while at the same time working extremely well with our organization to make our team very competitive on the ice."

Oilers Assistant General Manager Rick Olczyk on Stockton: "We have had a tremendous affiliation with Stockton over the past four years and we are very excited about renewing for the upcoming season. The Thunder organization is first class and we are proud to be a partner with them again."

Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson on Stockton: "We are very excited to add the Stockton Thunder as our ECHL development affiliate. The Thunder have done a great job bringing winning hockey to their market and we think the proximity of our teams will provide mutual benefits for both franchises on and off the ice."

Thunder head coach Matt Thomas on Edmonton: "My first order of business, this offseason, was renewing what has been an excellent relationship with the Edmonton Oilers. They have made a huge impact in allowing the Thunder to become a premier ECHL program, helping place young talent on the fast track to successful careers in the National Hockey League. I'm looking forward to working with Edmonton's prospects again this season."

Thomas on adding San Jose: "It's an exciting day to add another top notch organization, right in our own backyard, in the San Jose Sharks to our hockey family. They have a proven track record of talent development through their system and it's a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our hockey club. Our current affiliation with the Edmonton Oilers has been a huge success and we're looking forward to building the same relationship with the Sharks. I'm personally looking forward to help develop talent of two of the most exciting organizations during the 10-11 season."



For the fifth consecutive season, Stockton will serve as the AA minor-league affiliate for Oilers prospects. Since the Thunder and Oilers began their partnership in 2006-07, the Thunder has advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs four consecutive years and seven former Thunder players - right wing Troy Bodie, goaltender Devan Dubnyk, right wing Colin McDonald, center Ryan O'Marra, center Tim Sestito, left wing Liam Reddox and defenseman Bryan Young - have gone on to play in the NHL.

Within the Thunder's 23-man roster that advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time in club history last season, eight players were under an NHL or AHL contract through Edmonton:

Liam Reddox is one of seven
players with Thunder experience
to advance and make their NHL debut.
(Getty Images)

  • James Bates (RW)
  • Jordan Bendfeld (D)
  • Kelly Czuy (RW)
  • Riley Emmerson (RW)
  • Matt Marquardt (LW)
  • Andrew Perugini (G)
  • Bryan Pitton (G)
  • Bryan Young (D)

Additionally, goaltender Bryan Pitton became the first player in Thunder history to earn a recall directly to the NHL last season. He suited up for the Oilers on Jan. 2 at San Jose and backed up goaltender Jeff-Drouin Deslauriers, but did not play. Pitton recorded .921 save percentage, won eight of his last 12 ECHL games to finish 9-9-3 in the regular season with a 2.85 GAA and one shutout. Pitton broke a Thunder playoff record with 49 saves, earning his first career postseason shutout on May 5 vs. Idaho (1-0 win in triple overtime).

The Oilers, a member of the NHL's Western Conference and Northwest Division, have been a member of the National Hockey League since the 1979-80 season. A winner of five Stanley Cup Championships (1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88 and 1989-90), the Oilers became the NHL's first-ever eighth playoff seed in league history to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2005-06 as the league's Western Conference Champion, falling in seven games to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Finals.

Currently led by president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe and general manager Steve Tambellini, the Oilers have sent six players from their NHL tenure to the Hockey Hall of Fame - a list of "who's who" in hockey history - including Wayne Gretzky (NHL's all-time leading scorer), Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey and Glenn Anderson. Glen Sather (President and General Manager) and Rod Phillips (Radio Broadcaster) have also earned spots in the Hall of Fame.

The agreement renewal is a supplement to the Thunder's additional announced affiliation with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and Worcester Sharks of the AHL.

In conjunction with the agreement with Edmonton, the Oklahoma City Barons will serve as an AHL affiliate of the Thunder.

The San Jose Sharks won their third straight Pacific Division crown, advanced to the Western Conference Finals and drew a franchise record 719,904 fans to HP Pavilion last year. (photo courtesy San Jose Sharks)


Stockton will serve as the AA minor-league affiliate for Sharks prospects, aligning two professional Northern California hockey clubs separated by just over 80 miles of distance. San Jose was affiliated with Kalamazoo of the ECHL last season and during the year, the K-Wings were North Division champions and finished tied for the best record in the American Conference with 94 points (42-20-8).

Six players were assigned to Kalamazoo from San Jose last season, including defensemen Will Colbert, Louis Liotti and Mitch Versteeg, right wingers Matt Jones and Dean Strong and goaltender Tyson Sexsmith.

The agreement, which began as a working partnership in January 2010, is a supplement to the Thunder's recently renewed affiliation with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL and Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.

Stockton and Edmonton have worked as affiliated partners since 2006-07 and since then, the Thunder has helped promote seven players to make their debut in the NHL.As hockey neighbors, both clubs also share similar honors in sports and entertainment. The Thunder is a two-time recipient of the ECHL "Award of Excellence," awarded to teams that are first-rate, who excel in all categories of sales and marketing, and who distinguish themselves in their community, both on and off the ice. The Thunder led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and has drawn over an average of 6,000 fans per game through five consecutive years.

The Sharks recently finished as the 12th best overall franchise in ESPN's "Ultimate Standings," ranking all teams from the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association according to an in-depth survey conducted by ESPN The Magazine. The "Ultimate Standings" ranked every franchise according to how much they give back to fans for all of time, money and emotion invested by each fan.

Both Stockton and San Jose advanced to their respective league's Conference Final playoff round last season.

The Sharks, a member of the NHL's Western Conference and Pacific Division, have been a member of the National Hockey League since the 1991-92 season. The Sharks have won three consecutive Pacific Division titles and have won five division championships (2001-02, 2003-04, 2007-10) in franchise history. In 2008-09, San Jose captured their first President's Trophy with the NHL's best regular season record (53-18-11, 117 points).

Like the Northern California-neighboring Thunder, the Sharks have enjoyed box office success each season on their own home ice and in the last four seasons, San Jose has drawn a total of 2,865,106 fans in the last 164 regular season games to HP Pavilion at San Jose. The Sharks set a franchise record with 719,904 fans attending the team's 41 home games in 2009-10.

In conjunction with the agreement with San Jose, the Worcester Sharks will serve as an AHL affiliate of the Thunder.

*reprinted by with permission from the Stockton Thunder Hockey club* 

LIVE TweetCast / Stockton Thunder Press Conference With Oilers and Sharks

Welcome to another LIVE TweetCast presented by and

Today the Edmonton Oilers and the San Jose Sharks will be announcing that they will be affiliated with the Stockton Thunder ECHL hockey club.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Slow Days in the Oilogosphere / Jeff Deslauriers / Stockton Thunder Affiliation

With the Oilers news at an almost standstill, the good folks of the Oilogosphere are running out of things to write about, myself included. It's not an easy gig right now, but we keep plugging away.

Here's what's happened lately.

Yesterday the Edmonton Oilers came to terms with restricted free agent, Jeff Deslauriers. He signs a 1 year, $1.05 million dollar contract and I think it's a great deal for both. I don't expect JDD to be an Oiler by next season so a 1 year deal is good enough for now. And at the $1.05 price, that's not bad either. As a comparable, Devan Dubnyk was just signed to a 2 year $800,000 contract not long ago.

Tomorrow starting at 12:00 noon MDT, the Edmonton Oilers and the San Jose Sharks are holding a press conference together to announce a joint agreement with both teams using the Stockton Thunder as their respective ECHL affiliate. We will see what we can do... maybe a LIVE TweetCast???

On a side note, this new twitter account started following us two days ago and it looks like it is going to be a good one to follow. It is publishing 20 Oilers blogs on it's feed, including Oilers Jambalaya. Follow @Oilogosphere.

For all the OKC Barons fans out there, Jen Sharpe from the has written a good Barons report about the team and what's on the go right now. Go here to read it.

As the boring days of summer continues... we will be here.

-Written by Smokin' Ray-

Friday, July 30, 2010

Edmonton Oilers / San Jose Sharks / Stockton Thunder Press Conference on Monday

WHAT: The Stockton Thunder, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks are scheduled to host a news conference ON MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010 AT 11:00 a.m. PT to make a significant hockey announcement at Stockton Arena.

The news conference is open to the media and public.

WHO: The following are scheduled to be present at the event:

Dan Chapman, Thunder president and alternate governor
Rick Olczyk, Oilers assistant general manager
Dan Rusanowsky, Sharks radio play-by-play announcer
Doug Wilson, Sharks executive vice president and general manager (available via live conference call)
Matt Thomas, Thunder head coach
Matt O'Dette, Thunder assistant coach

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. PT

WHERE: North Entry Conference Room, Stockton Arena (King's Room)

Specific, one-on-one interviews immediately following the news conference can be arranged by contacting Thunder media relations at 209-373-1520 and by emailing

Parking for media attending will be available free-of-charge at Stockton Arena's "ring road" entry, accessible off Fremont Street.

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.

Smokin' Ray Says: I was told this May from a great person in Stockton that the Sharks wanted in on the Thunder as it is close for the Sharks to have their players located. I asked the Stockton Thunder a month ago about this, and they politely declined to comment.

It looks like it's going to be official and the info and the suspicions were right.

The Oilers and the San Jose Sharks will be sharing the ECHL's Stockton Thunder.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Who Are These Guys? - GAME RECAP: Oilers vs Sharks (3/21/10)

This is brief game recap of the Edmonton Oilers vs the San Jose Sharks game on Sportsnet West.



San Jose Sharks (43-18-10) at Edmonton Oilers (22-42-7)



San Jose Sharks - 1

Edmonton Oilers -5



Penner Cogliano Brule
Moreau Horcoff Pisani
Nilsson Potulny Pouliot
Comrie Gagner Stortini

Whitney Gilbert
Chorney Strudwick
Johnson Peckham






The Good:

- Devan Dubnyk is on a streak!!! Two wins in a row. Wow! Does this mean he starts a 3rd in a row? I'll bet on it. Anyone else appreciate the retro Bill Ranford gear that Dubnyk wears? I love it.

- The Multi Million dollar guy that goes by the name Shawn Horcoff, he had a goal and an assist with a +2. He made that line look good. He did all the work and created the Pisani goal. And for his goal, he was in his normal back door spot. Horcoff was 10W-6L for 63% on the faceoff dot. An unusually good game from Horcoff.

- Zack Stortini actually looked good fighting again. His fight with Stauber was a good one. Storts just kept throwing the raw ham bones at him and I'd say he won that fight. Then, with the game winding down, he fights Doug Murray. Great fight this one was too. Storts wins this one as well. He jersey punched the hell out of Murray. Watch the highlights.

- Robert Nilsson had his usual late season great game. His pick off on the first goal was beauty. He streaks in and beats Nabokov for his 10th goal of the season. 3 shots and 2 takeaways is a good game for Bobby.

- Dustin Penner put out an effort that has not been shown very often. His goal was classic crash the net type of a goal. You would think that he would have known this for a while and would just do it every game. Crash the net and you might get one. He also had an assist on the Johnson goal.

- Mike Comrie fights again. I give Mike a ton of credit for dropping the gloves. He doesn't need to at 5-1. But the guy has guts and he was worked over pretty good. But he ends the fight with a hard right.

- Aaron Johnson does it again. He scored. A slapper form the point. I'd say the Johnson/Staios trade was a good for us deal. I love this kid.

- The Gilbert/Whitney pairing was back in an ass kicking form. Ryan Whitney played over 25 minutes and was +3. Gilbert played over 21 minutes and had an assist on the Pisani goal.

The Not So Good:

- Theo Peckham is out for a while with a separated shoulder that he suffered during the game.

The Side Dish:

- The Springfield Falcons lost to the Bridgeport Tigers 2-1 in overtime. Jordan Eberle scored the only goal for the Falcons. Recap will be posted soon.

- The Stockton Thunder lost 5-2 to the Utah Grizzlies. Game recap will be posted soon.








Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday 23/03/10
7:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Daily News & Rumors

According to Darren Dreger of TSN the Oilers may be closing in on a deal that would send Ethan Moreau and a prospect/pick in exchange for Garnett Exelby or Lee Stempniak.

According to Bob Mckenzie of TSN Ilya Kovalchuk has been told that he will be dealt in the next few days "RDS reports that Don Waddell met Ilya Kovalchuk today and told him to expect a trade in the coming days. Now it's on."

The New York Islanders have placed Defenseman Brendan Witt on waivers. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired Head Coach Ken Hitchcock.

Hurricanes Defenseman Nic Wallin has waived his NTC and will not be in the Hurricanes lineup tonight, he is likely heading to San Jose.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

#106 B&J Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Recap (1/16/10)

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- Who's Out? Who's in? That's a good question.  Brule and Pisani are really sick and won't play. Horcoff is also sick but the Oilers have him in the lineup.  Even with Horcoff and Strudwick in, the Oilers are still one guys short.  It's a little shocking that since the Stockton Thunder (the Springfield Falcons ECHL minor team) is only an hour and a half away, they didn't call up a guy to fill the vacant spot.

- Here the Oilers have not won more than one game in the last 14 games.  That alone is disheartening. Ugh!


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Edmonton Oilers (16-25-5) at San Jose Sharks (30-10-8)



Edmonton Oilers

Penner Potulny Nilsson
Jacques Gagner Cogliano
Moreau Horcoff O'Sullivan
Strudwick Stortini  *****




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Edmonton Oilers - 2

San Jose Sharks - 4




None - It's funny. Just as I was shaking my head that Gagner took a penalty like that in the 3rd, O'SUllivan scores the Oilers first shorthanded goal of the year.  Maybe it was a good timing penalty?



Sam Gagner - Sam was great.  He was all over the place and really did a good job at controlling the play during his shifts.  He and Cogliano made a good play to each other, then Gagner fires it across to Grebeshkov who scores.  Very good chemistry between those two (13 & 89).  While his line did get burned on a goal, it was the Thorton line so we kind of seen it coming.  All in all, a great game for Gagner. He deserves a nice cold beer. Cheers!

Andrew Cogliano - Mr. Speedy was also really good.  Another reason why Quinn needs to never play him with Moreau and Stortini.  Cogs was flying and played the wing really well.  He could have did a little more in the physical department but it's OK, he made plays and generated chances.  How about a frosty Bud? Cheers!

Patrick O'Sullivan - He has been really good for the last few weeks.  It's really nice to see from him.  He's a guy who I really liked in the first few weeks, then he had his slow decent to my naughty list.  Then he became better. Just like that.  He scored a nice goal today and even tossed out 3 hits. I think Patty O' needs a Mug O' Beer. Cheers!




The Entire Team - You guys suck! Boooooo!




Smokin' Ray - It was the Sharks, what did we expect? The Thorton Line and the Setoguchi Line killed the Oilers. If it wasn't for Gagner, Cogliano and O'Sullivan, the Oilers would have really gotten killed. *sigh* I gues we better get used to it. It's going to be a long last half of the season.

Paq Twinn - Sick and missed the game.





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