Are The Edmonton Oilers a Team With No Direction?

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by Jim Parsons in NHL
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Dustin Penner has easily been the Edmonton Oilers best hockey player this season. With now 13 goals and 25 points and a plus/minus +11 in 23 games, Penner has been the only shining spot in an otherwise poor season for the Oilers to date. Hemsky, Visnovksy, and Ladislav Smid have also beenágood for Edmonton, but none (with the exception of Penner) have had a point in the season go by without some harsh criticism. In fact, it wasn't just days ago that Associate Coach Tom Renney was seen giving the gears to Ales Hemsky for his lack of effort in both games and practices, relying on skill alone to help work the Oilers out of this slump. Both Renney and Pat Quinn understand, that while skill is great and not all players possess it, skill isn't enough to win those battles, wars and ultimately h ...

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