Maroon named 2nd star of the week, making strong argument to be protected

Zach Laing
January 10 2017 11:00AM

With what is likely the best week of his career, Patrick Maroon has been named the NHL's second star of the week.

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The Same But Different

Matt Henderson
January 10 2017 08:00AM

Yesterday the Oilers sent Jesse Puljujarvi down to the AHL, finally owned up the fact that he wasn’t quite ready for the NHL even though they cleared a spot for him and sheltered him as much as possible. But we’ve seen this a lot from the Oilers. It’s basically the exact same thing that they did with Leon Draisaitl and he turned out fine, great even! So what’s the big deal?

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NHLN Notebook: Backup goalie woes, Justin Schultz hype 2.0, and the death of alternate jerseys

Christian Pagnani
January 10 2017 07:00AM


The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

Jonas Gustavsson gets fired into outer space, Justin Schultz's stock is at an all-time high, Tampa Bay is in trouble, Adidas is getting rid of third jerseys, and Colton Sissons makes history.

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Oilers 1st quarter vs. 2nd quarter

Jason Gregor
January 09 2017 04:33PM

Half Full

The Oilers reached the halfway mark of the season sitting in third place in the Pacific Division with a record of 21-14-7. 

The Oilers were 9-6-6 during the second quarter (I use 21 games in first and second quarter and 20 in the third and fourth), after going 12-8-1 in their first 21 games. They had 25 points in their first 21 games and picked up 24 in their last 21.

They've been fairly consistent, all things considered.

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Oilers at the Midway Point

Zach Laing
January 09 2017 12:00PM

Back in November, I took a look at some things around this Oilers team that jumped out at me analytically. Now that we've played over half the games of this year's regular season I thought it would be good to highlight a few more things surrounding this team.

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