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.
October 22 2014 04:27PM
Two consecutive wins is usually not a big deal, but if the Oilers can win tonight many in Oilersnation will be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the enthusiastic Frank "the Tank." Wins haven't been plentiful in Edmonton for the previous eight seasons, so I can understand why people get excited when one is actually achieved. People were honking their horns on Wayne Gretzky drive after Monday's win, so it is clear the citizens of Oilersnation needed a win, and are hoping for another.
October 20 2014 12:05PM
Steven Stamkos hasn't played at Rexall Place since December 10th, 2010, a span of almost four seasons, however, he has had personal success both times he laced them up in Edmonton. He scored in a goal in both games, but the Lightning lost both times.
Oilers fans are hoping history repeats itself tonight. Let the best sniper in the game score on a wicked one-timer, but also allow the Oilers to pick up their first W of the season.
What will be more difficult for the Oilers: stopping Stamkos from scoring -- he has five goals in five games this year -- or skating away with their first victory?