October 18 2011 10:11PM
The good news for Edmonton Oiler fans is that many of the things management could do to improve has been fast tracked by an aggressive draft strategy that punished heavily short term in the hopes of delivering riches on the other side.
October 18 2011 06:20PM
The Oilers are off to a better than expected start. The Flames have been incredibly sluggish.
Calgary has owned the BofA the last few years, but there's some question whether that will continue much longer. Can Oil can begin the turn around tonight in Calgary or will the Flames manage to prolong their dominance for just a bit longer?
October 18 2011 12:48PM
Through four games it looks like the Oilers might not need a life preserver to avoid 30th place. They are a fwe pieces away from being a contender, but with the youthful exuberance of the H2E line, the veteran savvy of a Smyth/Horcoff/Jones (until Hemsky retuns) and the potential of Paajarvi and Omark this team will, at the very least, be exciting.
Tonight we'll find out if they are ready to take the next step towards respectability: Beating the #%&*@# crap out of Calgary.
October 18 2011 10:36AM
Are the Calgary Flames as bad as they've looked and the Edmonton Oilers as good as they've looked early this season? Likely not on either count, but it's an interesting juxtaposition going into the latest edition of the Battle of Alberta tonight in the City of Cows.
October 17 2011 12:14PM
Lost in all of the love and praise for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is that the raw rookie is the only player who has scored on home ice; well he's the only one who has been credited with a goal. This replay one this one shows Hall definitely touched the puck, (final five seconds), but was puck completely over the line. It's debateable, but the point is the Oilers need more guys scoring.