January 11 2017 02:30PM
"Last night wasn't our best effort, mine in particular, so we have to move forward and focus on tomorrow," Cam Talbot said today after practice. Talbot hasn't had many off nights, but last night was one of them. It was a game where his teammates should have bailed him out and scored five or six, because on many nights he's been a main reason they've won games.
Talbot didn't shy away from his off-night. He owned up to it and he discussed with me what went wrong.
January 11 2017 09:00AM
Many topics to discuss on the podcast.
We start with Patrick Laine getting crushed by McCabe.
Struds wasn't buying what the Oilers were selling when it came to how they handle Jesse Puljujarvi.
January 10 2017 01:30PM
The Oilers have nine home victories, the fewest of any Western Conference playoff team. The good news is their 12 road victories are the most in the Western Conference. But as they begin a six-game home stand tonight against the San Jose Sharks, the Oilers are focused on improving their record in the Ice District.
January 09 2017 04:33PM
The Oilers reached the halfway mark of the season sitting in third place in the Pacific Division with a record of 21-14-7.
The Oilers were 9-6-6 during the second quarter (I use 21 games in first and second quarter and 20 in the third and fourth), after going 12-8-1 in their first 21 games. They had 25 points in their first 21 games and picked up 24 in their last 21.
They've been fairly consistent, all things considered.
January 06 2017 09:58AM
Yesterday Taylor Hall was a guest on my radio show. Hall will play the Oilers for the first time this Saturday. It is always an emotional game for any player going against his former team, but it is usually a bigger deal when you played there for five-plus seasons.
I didn't re-hash the trade. I think we've discussed it enough. Instead, we discussed adapting to New Jersey, playing a much different system, travel from west to east and of course his mindset as he gets set to face his former team.