December 22 2013 10:12AM
We're almost 40 games in to this season, and the Edmonton Oilers are in a world of hurt. Nothing rhymes, the shooters aren't shooting, the defenders aren't defending, the goalies aren't stopping anything, and the fans are increasingly indifferent. WHAT can Craig MacTavish do? Aside from rescinding the Smid trade, there are a few things he can do.
December 21 2013 01:36PM
The Edmonton Oilers return to Rexall tonight to face David Perron’s old squad, the St. Louis Blues, in what will be the first of three meetings between the teams.
December 21 2013 10:53AM
We're approaching the midway point of the season, and there are some risers and fallers on the Edmonton Oilers prospect board. Let's have a look at the offense via NHL equivalencies.
December 20 2013 05:13PM
One of the things that kind of irks me about Oiler fans when discussing the draft and procurement is that there's no real attempt to compare one team to another. Oiler fans know about their prospects and Leafs fans their kids, but does anyone really know ALL of the draft picks well enough to give you an accurate idea about how well each team is doing at the draft table. Beyond that, we have to deal with the impact of development—how are these young men brought along.
December 20 2013 01:57PM
While it is tough being an Oiler fan right now you could be living in Congo and be worried about your family jewels. Things could always be worse.
I could sit down and write another blog bemoaning the fortunes of the Oilers, but I elected to give Oilers fans a break from the season that many feel is becoming the most frustrating and disappointing of the past decade. I don't think anyone predicted the Oilers to struggle this bad, but they have and the good news for Oiler fans is that 2013 is almost over.
We won't focus on the fact the Oilers are 30-45-10 during the past 12 months with five games remaining before the calendar turns, and Oilers fan collectively pray that somehow 2014 will better, instead we will look at some humourous things and the few positives surrounding the Oilers.