November 26 2014 12:28PM
How does a goalie coach help your team? I don't know, so I tried to find the answer.
Ron Tugnutt was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 4th round of the 1986 NHL entry draft. He played in the NHL from 1988 to 2004 for Quebec, Edmonton, Anaheim, Montreal, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Dallas.
He also spent time in the AHL. He has had multiple goalie coaches in his career, he has been a goalie consultant for Hockey Canada and he's been a goalie coach in the OHL.
Tugnutt shed some light on what exactly a goalie coach does.
November 25 2014 06:01PM
A win would be nice, but for the love of Strudwick's bad sweaters can the Oilers, at the very least, be competitive tonight?
I don't expect the Oilers to suddenly transform into a solid defensive team or a competent offence, but I'd hope they can put forth a solid effort.
It must be disheartening for them to look at the standings and realize that on November 25th they are on the brink of not even being in the playoff race, again, but now is not the time for a pity party.
Just be competitive.
November 24 2014 02:45PM
The Edmonton Oilers fired goaltending coach Freddy Chabot earlier today and replaced him with Dustin Schwartz. This isn't a surprise, but why did Craig MacTavish wait this long?
November 23 2014 11:05PM
The Oilers are in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought, soon to be nine.
They've already had losing streaks of five, four and six games and the season is only 21 games old. Things look very bleak.
Those stats illustrate a bad hockey club, regardless of what any analytics tell you, but for me the most disturbing sign from the Oilers hockey club came late in the second period of Saturday's 7-1 drubbing by the Chicago Blackhawks.
November 21 2014 12:30PM
"Don't mess with the Devil buddy. We're number one. We beat anyone. We're the Devilsss..The Devilsss..."
Face painted fans are a rarity nowadays, but whenever I see one I'm in awe of their deep passion for their team. I've never painted my face for a game, and a part of me wonders if I missed out.
I doubt we will see any painted faces at tonight's tilt, but Oilers fans are hoping they leave with a smile instead of a sad face.
The good news is the Oilers are playing an eastern conference team. They've dominated the east this year.