March 21 2016 11:16AM
Last week Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan was announced as the new Ambassador for Sport Central. Sport Central was established in 1991, and they have provided equipment and bicycles to over 125,000 children in need over the past 25 years.
The day after Todd McLellan was hired as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers he received a phone call from St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock. He thought it was going to a congratulatory phone call, but Hitch had other motives.
March 18 2016 12:20PM
The Oilers began their final ten-game stretch of the season with a 6-4 victory over the St.Louis Blues on Wednesday, and with the playoffs once again out of reach they are playing out the string, but Todd McLellan has challenged his players to do something they haven't done in a long time: finish the season strong.
March 16 2016 06:22PM
The Oilers' previous eight games against the St. Louis Blues have been ugly. The Oilers lost all eight, one in OT, were outscored 34-13 and out shot 257-169. The two losses this year were improvements over the previous six -- losing 3-1 and 4-2, the shots a combined 60-50 -- but they still lost.
The Oilers played the Blues twice in the first four games of the season, and Todd McLellan was hoping he could gauge if his team has improved. He admitted this morning that with so many injuries it will be difficult to get an accurate read on his team, but was also quick to mention he wants to see how his team competes against the big, skilled Blues.
March 14 2016 04:46PM
Todd McLellan laid out the future of some of his players very clearly this morning. We will find out if they are listening.
March 14 2016 04:25PM
The Oilers haven't scored a goal at home in 123:03. Brandon Davidson scored at 16:57 of the third period versus the New York Islanders -- the Oilers' final shot of that game -- and since he raised his arms the Oilers have fired 75 shots on net without scoring.
Mike Smith blanked the Oilers 4-0 on Saturday, stopping 44 shots, and James Reimer made 31 saves last Tuesday in the Sharks' 3-0 victory. The Oilers had some quality chances, many from their top skilled forwards, yet they're fired blanks.
Smith and Reimer did play well, and not getting any bounces over two games will happen, but the Oilers are once again near the bottom of the NHL (28th) in goals scored.