October 02 2015 12:30PM
Pump the brakes. The season is not over. The Oilers aren't guaranteed another 28th place finish.
They lost a preseason game.
They didn't play well.
They didn't battle hard enough.
All of this is true, and head coach Todd McLellan seemed almost happy it happened.
October 02 2015 10:47AM
It was just their third NHL season, but everything about it looked like a coming out party for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won 48 games and finished second in league standings with 111 points, scoring an NHL record 417 goals along the way. Wayne Gretzky scored 50 goals in 39 games and finished with 92 goals and 212 points. What a bash it was shaping up to be.
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October 02 2015 06:45AM
Trade rumors of Zajac to Toronto swirl, Brandon Sutter's big expectations in Vancouver, Flames predicted to make playoffs, young core better positioned than Oilers, Maurice and Yeo clash in Winnipeg, Eberle out for a while in Edmonton, young kids making rosters, training camp cuts, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings
October 01 2015 09:32PM
The Oilers will not go undefeated in the 2015 preseason, after a 5-2 loss to the Canucks. They returned to reality after six consecutive victories. The Oilers, especially the defence, had a tough time handling the speed of the Canucks.
October 01 2015 01:00PM
The Oilers haven't allowed a goal in just over 147 minutes. I know it is the preseason, but thus far we have seen a significant improvement in their defensive zone awareness. We haven't seen glaring mistakes, or five-star turnovers, and that has to be considered progress.