December 02 2014 12:00PM
Of all the problems the Edmonton Oilers have had this season – and yes, they have been myriad – the struggles of goaltenders Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth should sit at the top of the list. Craig MacTavish compared this year’s team to the 2005-06 edition of the Oilers over the summer; what nobody realized was that he meant Conkkanen was going to rear its ugly head once again.
That’s why it’s interesting that there are two quality NHL goaltenders still sitting on the market as unrestricted free agents.
December 02 2014 07:30AM
The Oilers are a team much improved by number in their 5v5 play. They are still the Oilers though and that means mind boggling blunder after mind boggling blunder, but they are getting better at keeping shots and shot attempts even at least. But what about that Power Play? It is ranked near the bottom of the league despite being loaded with about 17 1st Overall picks and more than enough fire power to take down an Elephant. OilersNation does not approve hunting Elephants. We only hunt the Most Dangerous Game.
December 01 2014 10:06PM
Should I make a speech? Do we pay tribute? I'm not sure what to do for Ten. Straight. Losses. Final Score: 5-2 Coyotes.
December 01 2014 01:45PM
The Edmonton Oilers played some good hockey on the road trip and grabbed two loser points at the end of the line. The goaltending looks better, the power play cannot be worse and the hockey Gods surely have punished OilersNation enough. Tonight, the Oilers have a chance to turn north.
December 01 2014 12:08PM
Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dallas Eakins got a vote of confidence, and then some, from his best player Friday in St. Louis during an interview Taylor Hall did with Ryan Rishaug of TSN.