Chris the Intern
January 28 2016 01:40PM
It's the moment you've all been waiting for. While Jordan Eberle and the Edmonton Oilers have been soaking up the sun on their all-star break, we here in Edmonton have been nervously biting our nails wondering who's going to win the signed Eberle jersey and Oiler tickets. That's what i've been up to anyways.
January 28 2016 11:44AM
The arrival of Adam Clendening via the waiver wire to a team fighting injuries might not signal anything in particular coming on the horizon, except the Oilers are actually healthy down the right side of the ice. But it is difficult not to project change to Edmonton’s defense happening in the short term.
January 28 2016 07:00AM
Since we’re in a lengthy break from Oilers hockey, I was going over my notes from recent games and caught a play I flagged from Edmonton’s 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose two weeks back. It’s a relatively small one, but shows some of the subtlety in Andrej Sekera’s game, so it’s worth looking at.
January 27 2016 04:21PM
Remember that time you signed up for the free Kentwood Ford Draft at kentwoodhockey.com? Remember, how you had a chance to win a two-year lease on a brand new Ford Escape just for picking players out of magic boxes? Yeah, that was sweet. I'm totally gonna win this thing... *checks standings* DAMMIT!
January 27 2016 02:23PM
Upon completion of tonight's four games the NHL will reach the 60% mark of the season (740 of 1230 games) as they head into the All-Star break. It is interesting to see which teams have improved as the season has progressed, and which ones have fallen back after a decent start.
The Oilers have been near the bottom of the standings all season, although since November 26th they have improved averaging a .500 point percentage. I choose this date because Montreal Canadiens fans woke up that morning knowing they would be without the reigning MVP, Carey Price, and I'm sure none of them expected their team would drop from first place to 20th place in a span of two months.
The Habs picked up five points in the first three games without Price, but they've only managed eleven in their last 23 games. That is last place hockey and the Canadiens are on their way to one of the most epic collapses in NHL history.