October 30 2014 12:52PM
October 29 2014 12:40PM
The majority of the best teams in the NHL are in the western conference, and if the Oilers want to become a playoff team they need to beat some western opponents. It is great that they can dominate the east, but they only play 32 games vs. the east. The other 50 games are against big, strong and experienced western conference teams. You need to compete in -- and win -- those games if you want to be a playoff team.
The Oilers aren't changing conferences, so they better learn how to compete and defeat their western foes.
October 28 2014 12:10PM
It is true. To quote the fiery Dennis Green, "The Oilers are who we thought they were."
I expected the Oilers to be an 82-88 point team this year, and after a slow start they have climbed back to "500". Now the challenge for them will be to hover around that mark or maybe even a bit above.
October 27 2014 02:36PM
The Canadiens enter Rexall on a roll, winning seven of their first eight games, but since December of 2000 the Habs are only 4-12-3 against the Oilers. Over the 12 past seasons the Habs are 468-356-126 (1,062 points) and made the playoffs nine times, while the Oilers are 394-422-134 (922 points) and only made the postseason three times, yet the Oilers have dominated Les Habitants.
October 24 2014 08:55PM
I realize that when you've been the worst franchise for the past eight seasons there are no easy games, and even though the Carolina Hurricanes are still looking for their first victory of the season, this is not an easy game for the Oilers. It is, however, a game they should win.
The Canes aren't that good, and they are playing even worse lately, including a loss last night in Calgary. The Oilers didn't take advantage of a fatigued Calgary team in their season opener, and they can't let two points slip through their fingers tonight.