February 01 2017 10:01AM
My friends, another month is in the books and that means that it's once again time for you to put on your favourite teacher's hat and grade the Oilers based on what happened in the month of January. Do you remember everything you need to know to make a fair and accurate choice? Of course, you do.
February 01 2017 07:00AM
Vladimir Tkachyov went undrafted in the 2014 NHL entry draft, but nobody picked him up. Despite that, the Oilers had invited him to training camp before attempting to sign him to a 3-year entry level deal which was quickly anulled by the NHL. Now, it appears the Oilers are trying to court him once again.
January 31 2017 10:12PM
The break was over, boys. Knock the rust off and we'll see you Thursday. Final Score: 5-2 Wild
January 31 2017 01:06PM
Another game, another battle against a top team, and once again the Oilers are not regarded as underdogs. The first 51 games have drastically altered the league's perception of Edmonton. Teams respect them, and the Oilers back-to-back victories in Anaheim and San Jose last week have changed their internal expectations.
They believe they can compete with the top teams in the league.
January 31 2017 11:15AM
The Edmonton Oilers have taken a defence-by-committee approach this season. Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell both play a lot, just under 22 minutes per game. Adam Larsson’s numbers are skewed a little by not taking on any kind of offensive role, but he too is over the 20-minute mark on average.
At the top of the depth chart is Andrej Sekera. The best defenceman to enter unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2015, Sekera has emerged as an all-situations workhorse for the Oilers and their top overall blueliner.