December 09 2013 10:42AM
One of the things limiting head coach Dallas Eakins’ ability to make changes up the middle has been the recent injuries suffered by Boyd Gordon. Once Gordon’s back, though, Eakins has the perfect opportunity to send a message, by scratching underperforming veteran Sam Gagner.
December 08 2013 07:38PM
From the outside looking in, a person would think that if you throw the skill the Oilers have on the ice, scoring with the man advantage would be easy. At times this season the PP has looked good. I would say it has been very streaky.
As of Saturday night the Oilers’ power play percentage is at 18.8%. That puts them at 13th in the league. They are a full ten percentage points higher at home, 23.7% compared to on the road, 13.8%.
December 08 2013 07:41AM
The Edmonton Oilers won the battle last night, but once again lost the war. The shot differential said Edmonton was well clear of the Flames (52-33) but the final score told us Calgary won the day. The story of last night was execution, and at this point I'm in favor of it.
December 08 2013 12:21AM
It seems an odd thing to be harping on defensive conscience after a game where the Oilers held Calgary to a single goal through regulation. Yet, here I am, doing just that.
December 07 2013 01:11PM
Proud new parents Traci and Jason welcomed their son Beckett William Douglas Gregor into the world on December 4th, 2013. This Battle of Alberta article is dedicated to him.