February 19 2015 11:00AM
In the summer of 2013, the Edmonton Oilers decided to fire Ralph Krueger and replace him with Dallas Eakins. In so doing, they snagged a much-ballyhooed AHL head coach from the Maple Leafs organization and passed over Todd Nelson, a less-ballyhooed but equally accomplished minor-league head coach.
Leaving aside the qualifications of the individuals in question, it was a problematic organizational move for a couple of reasons.
February 19 2015 09:00AM
Quebec City. Helsinki, Finland. Belfast, Ireland. Davos, Switzerland. Moscow, Russia.
And now: Edmonton, Alberta.
February 18 2015 11:06PM
Martin Marincin in the shootout - just like they drew it up! Final Score: 4-3 Oilers in the shootout.
February 18 2015 01:12PM
The Oilers have racked up a lot of losses during the past four seasons, 183 regulation losses and 50 OT/SO losses in 352 games. They have won 33.8% of their games since the start of the 2010/2011 season, but they have struggled even more in the first game at home after a road trip of three or more games.
The Oilers have won only four of 28 games at home (14.2%) after a three-game trek during this span, and they will try to avoid another let down tonight against the Bruins.
February 18 2015 09:52AM
The Oilers have a few different players who could theoretically be bought out this summer. In Craig MacTavish’s shoes, which ones would you rid the team of?