Oilers Try To Slow Up Hot Wings

Detroit Red Wings' Patrick Eaves (R) and Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini tangle during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton November 5, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

In what appears to be yet another superb season of hockey in Detroit, the Red Wings are off to a tremendous start.

On the other side of tonight’s contest, the Oilers are off to yet another (really) slow start.

However, for the first time in a while Edmonton poses a threat each and every night they enter the rink. They are no longer a team that will just roll over and concede the game to opponents with little to no fight.

The recent youth movement in Alberta has the Oilers looking towards a very bright future. Although the results are not there just yet, having the likes of Magnus Paajarvi, Sam Gagner, Dustin Penner, Jordan Eberle and first overall pick in this past NHL draft Taylor Hall on your roster certainly leaves much to look forward to.

This was shown earlier this week when the Oilers (4-7-2) reversed a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks, needing just just 14 seconds to do so.

Although Edmonton does pose a decent threat, the Wings still enter tonight like most nights–the favorites to win.

Puck drops at 7:30 and it should be a great game, you can see the game televised on Fox Sports Detroit.

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