October 25 2016 07:38AM
No, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t going to win five out of every six games they play the rest of this season and finish with something in the neighborhood of 130 points despite getting off to their best start through a half-dozen games since 1985-86.
The pace the Oilers are on after collaring the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 outdoors Sunday isn’t sustainable, to use a popular buzz-phrase of the times. Not by this team. Not by any team, with the exception of the Montreal Canadiens, who set the NHL standard with 132 points in 1976-77, and the Detroit Red Wings, who had 131 in 1995-96. These Oilers are not them. You know that. I know that.
October 24 2016 02:41PM
The Edmonton Oilers are 5-1.
They are first in the entire NHL with 10 points.
Their 23 goals are the most in the league.
How do you feel?
October 24 2016 12:00PM
"I want to improve my puckhandling skills," replied Darnell Nurse last April when I asked him what he needs to work on the most in the off-season.
He mentioned other areas he was going to work on as well, but he felt his puckhandling skills needed to improve so he could become more of an asset.
Nurse's raw athleticism is what made him the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He's an outstanding skater, strong, highly competitive and mean, but at times during his rookie season he struggled making plays.
October 24 2016 10:59AM
After a week that saw him win three games and become a father to two beautiful children, the NHL has named Cam Talbot the first star of the week. So far, Oilers have been named the first star in both weeks the title has been given out.
October 24 2016 07:00AM
You watched the outdoor game, you got a bit day drunk, and now you're looking for ways to kill company time until you're allowed to leave. Luckily, the mailbag is here to save you from being too productive and I'm pretty good about not telling your boss about all the time you spent here. As always, the mailbag depends on your questions. If you have one, you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. Enjoy the distraction, my friends, you've earned it.