November 21 2015 07:49PM
Developing defensemen at the NHL level is exhausting. Even when they arrive one at a time, the viewer can look forward to glaring errors, encouraging words on the bench from the coach (the coach knows, at some level, he's training this player for the next coach) and painful defensive sorties. Is it worth it? Sure. In fact, in a developing season like this one, Edmonton needs to use some their ice time on kids—that way the group will be more experienced next fall. Comes the question: How many rookies should they play every night? Arrives the answer: NOT THREE!
November 21 2015 04:36PM
Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Leon Draisaitl. They are all tied up at 17 points on the season, except the fact that Leon Draisaitl hasn’t wasted any time getting there.
November 21 2015 10:05AM
The Edmonton Oilers did not pass go, did not collect $200 and did not avoid a goalie controversy altogether. An afterthought trade for a distant bell in the BCJHL fetched the orange and blue their current starter. Is there a lesson here? Yes! Don't get attached to the goalie. Ever
November 20 2015 09:49PM
Hey guys! Emergency recall goalie and game recapper Cat Silverman here again.
The Edmonton Oilers took on the New Jersey Devils at home at Rexall on Friday night - which should have been a battle of the bad, but the Devils have been surprisingly resilient this year. They've looked even more dominant than the Arizona Coyotes (who sit third in the Pacific Division), and they came into the game boasting a 10-7-1 record.
November 20 2015 01:20PM
It hasn't been a very busy week, but there are decisions to be made and players to judge. It's time to grab your favourite grading marker and get to work as we rank the Oilers best and worst from the week that was.