January 06 2015 07:25PM
The Oilers did not start the season great. They were 7-19-5 in their first 31 games, which cost Dallas Eakins his job, and they are 2-3-4 with Todd Nelson/Craig MacTavish behind the bench.
They won 22.5% of their games with Dallas Eakins, and so far they have won 22.2% of their games with Nelson, however, they do have points in six of nine games (66%) under MacNelson, while only grabbing points in 12 of 31 games (39%) with Eakins.
The Oilers are playing better, but their winning % has yet to improve, although I expect it to under Nelson's direction.
January 02 2015 01:18PM
Are the Oilers in Rebuild III? Many believe they are after trading David Perron to Pittsburgh for a 1st round pick this summer and journeyman winger Rob Klinkhammer.
I don't think they plan on rebuilding, but on the surface this trade doesn't make much sense. It clearly makes the Oilers worse today and for the next few years. A late first round pick this summer will not help this team for at least three years.
Unless they are planning on making a major move and needed to clear cap space, this trade is another backwards step if the end goal is to make the playoffs.
December 31 2014 05:25PM
The Oilers would love nothing more than to erase 2014 from their memories. It has been a terrible calender year for the Blue and Orange.
They've played 77 games.
They've won 24 of them.
They have totaled 59 of a possible 154 points.
It hasn't been pretty, but they will try to end 2014 on a good note; with back-to-back wins.
December 30 2014 01:11PM
Newly acquired Matt Fraser and Derek Roy will make their Oilers debut tonight against the defending Stanley Cup champion, Los Angeles Kings.
Buckle up boys, it might be a bumpy ride compared to your time in Nashville and Boston.
December 29 2014 10:44PM
Our 4th annual Month of Giving raised a record amount this year. Thank you very much to all of you who helped make it a great 17 days.