WWYDW: Should the Oilers consider pursuing Bobby Ryan?

Jonathan Willis
December 21 2016 08:00PM

Bobby Ryan

It isn’t a secret that the Edmonton Oilers could use a good, right-shooting forward. It’s also common knowledge that general manager Peter Chiarelli highly values size and strength in his players.

In that vein, in this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday we consider a hypothetical trade target for the Oilers, one who hasn’t come up a lot in the rumour mill: Bobby Ryan.

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GDB 35.0: The Oilers' Kryptonite

Jason Gregor
December 21 2016 06:00PM


Game Day

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The Coyotes' recent domination of the Oilers is rather shocking.

The Oilers haven't defeated the Coyotes in regulation time since January 25th, 2011; Arizona is 21-0-4 since then.

If the Penguins, Blackhawks or Blues had owned the Oilers during this time frame, it would be understandable. They produced the most points since the beginning of the 2010/2011 season with 642, 635 and 622 respectively, however, it has been 25th ranked Coyotes owning the 30th ranked Oilers.

The Coyotes only won 168 of their other 416 games (40.3%) since January 25th, 2011, but they managed to win 84% of the games against the Oilers, picking up 92% of the available points.

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December 21 2016 03:00PM

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This week the three amigos* were joined in studio by former Oiler turned Sportsnet National Broadcaster Louie DeBrusk. Among the people seated around the table there were exactly 1435 NHL PIMs although the distribution was far from even.

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A Tyler Pitlick Non-Update Update

December 21 2016 12:18PM


As per Todd McLellan, Tyler Pitlick has returned to Edmonton for further medical evaluation. Why? The Oilers aren't giving that info up yet.

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NHLN Power Rankings

Scott Maxwell
December 21 2016 07:00AM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings, a weekly look on the previous week in the NHL. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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