October 13 2015 12:05PM
An Oilers player has yet to score a goal through the first two games of the season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was credited with his first goal of the season in St.Louis, but he never shot the puck, the Blues put it in their own net.
The Blues and Predators have excellent defence cores, but the Oilers offence, especially the forwards on the top three lines, need to be more assertive in the offensive zone. It won't get any easier with Taylor Hall possibly out of the lineup. Hall is ill. He didn't take the morning skate and will be a game time decision.
October 13 2015 11:01AM
With a 0-2 record and just one (fluke) goal to show for those two games, the Edmonton Oilers need to start finding ways to put the puck in the back of the net when they face the Dallas Stars in Texas tonight. I know, thanks for the insight, tips.
October 13 2015 10:34AM
Is there anything better than a good scrap in a hockey game? No, I'm not talking about a staged fight between two guys that can barely play. I'm talking about a fight derived from anger and passion. These guys are gladiators and today, thanks to our friends at Violent Gentlemen and their new line "Trust and Tradition," we're here to celebrate that wonderful moment when fist meets face.
October 12 2015 05:35PM
The opening weekend in the NHL is over, and most teams have a couple of games in the books already. The Oil have picked up two losses but I’m not overly concerned just yet. There are some positives to take away from the matches, but when I look at the club what I see is a group of defenders trying to get comfortable with change.
October 12 2015 03:45PM
One of the big storylines through training camp was head coach Todd McLellan’s decision to run NHL-style lines immediately. The thinking went that this would allow the Oilers’ players to gel as units and allow the coaches to get a firm read on what they could expect from lines and pairings.
With that in mind, it’s interesting that the signals sent out on Monday indicate that Griffin Reinhart will be scratched for the second consecutive game and that Eric Gryba will get his third defence partner in as many nights.