November 08 2016 04:47PM
We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.
Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid will faceoff for the first time tonight. McDavid's broken clavicle forced him to watch both Oilers/Penguins meetings last season, so watching the future Best Player in the NHL battle the reigning Best Player in the NHL for the first time will be entertaining.
It is eerie how Edmonton and Pittsburgh once again have arguably the two biggest names in the game, except this time Edmonton has the younger version.
Wayne Gretzky made his NHL debut five years before Mario Lemieux came on the scene in 1984/1985, and we were spoiled watching both of them tear it up together for the next 15 seasons.
Crosby is ten years older than McDavid, so their window to battle head-to-head will be smaller, but it will still be great.
November 08 2016 04:46PM
This week we discuss Jason Strudwick finally learning the finer points of hockey; the trials and tribulations of coaching Initiation hockey.
We also tackle your music Guilty Pleasures, the over protection of goalie's feelings, Jaromir Jagr the stick boy and Wanye's obvious commitment issues.
November 07 2016 09:49PM
Among the most encouraging (but obscure) positives down on the farm is goaltender Nick Ellis. He is from Millersville, Maryland, which is a Babe Ruth big fly from Baltimore. He was—perhaps—a victim of the ''So what?'' game during training camp and preseason, as there were other prospects to observe. Preseason is over, the regular season is underway. For Nick Ellis, the numbers are there in the early days.
November 07 2016 01:43PM
The NHL season is 27 days old and the Edmonton Oilers are still in first place in the Pacific Division. Their 19 points are tied for first in the Western Conference with the Chicago Blackhawks.
They won two road games in 24 hours over the weekend, to stop a three-game winless streak, and they have an eight-point cushion on ninth place Winnipeg. They continue to set themselves up for a legitimate playoff race for the first time in a decade.
Thirteen games doesn't guarantee that the Oilers are "for real," but they are becoming a much more competitive team on every inch of the ice.
November 07 2016 09:00AM
The last decade has produced so much defeat and disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers, it’s going to be impossible for them to put all of it in the rear-view mirror at once. What the Oilers can do is leave it behind step-by-step, bad memory by bad memory.