The Edmonton Oilers have all of their marquee names at the NHL level now, meaning the minors, juniors, college and Euro updates lack an impact player to track. The performances this week were compelling though, including a lot of offense from defensemen.


(major performances in bold)

  1. R Matt Ford 10GP, 5-4-9 (2GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  2. LD Brad Hunt 10GP, 3-7-9 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  3. L Josh Winquist 7GP, 3-4-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. C-R Andrew Miller 8GP, 2-4-6 (NHL this week)
  5. C Jujhar Khaira 10GP, 3-3-6 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  6. L Ryan Hamilton 9GP, 4-0-4 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  7. L Mitch Moroz 10GP, 1-3-4 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  8. C Bogdan Yakimov 10GP, 2-2-4 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  9. RD Jordan Oesterle 10GP, 0-4-4 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  10. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  11. D Nikita Nikitin 4GP, 0-3-3 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  12. L Kale Kessy 8GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  13. C Kyle Platzer 10GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  14. RD Joey Laleggia 10GP, 0-3-3 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  15. C Alexis Loiseau 3GP, 0-2-2(2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  16. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (NHL this week)
  17. C Phil McRae 9GP, 2-0-2 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  18. LD David Musil 10GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  19. L Braden Christoffer 10GP, 0-1-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  20. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  21. RD Nick Pageau 6GP, 0-0-0 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. D Martin Gernat 4GP, 0-0-0 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. R Tyler Pitlick 3GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  24. R Anton Slepyshev 1GP, 0-0-0 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  25. G Laurent Brossoit 7GP, 2.55 .927 (2GP, 1.50 .959 this week)
  26. G Eetu Laurikainen 1GP, 4.02 .818 (1GP, 4.02 .818 this week)
  27. G Ben Scrivens 2GP, 4.57 .857 (1GP, gave up four to Texas tonight)


  1. C-R Greg Chase 9GP, 4-2-6 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. F Marco Roy 9GP, 1-5-6 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  3. F Alexis Loiseau 6GP, 2-2-4 (AHL this week)
  4. L Connor Rankin 3GP, 2-1-3 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  5. D Ben Betker 9GP, 0-2-2 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  6. C Chase Schaber 2GP, 0-0-0 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  7. G Ty Rimmer 8GP, 2.73 .921 (Stopped 59 of 63 in two wins this week)


    1. Ethan Bear 17GP, 4-13-17 (4GP, 1-3-4 this week)

    2. Caleb Jones 16GP, 4-9-13 (3GP, 2-2-4 this week) 
    3. Keven Bouchard 11GP, 4.97 .847 (allowed 11 goals on 83 shots)


      1. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 8GP, 1-3-4 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      2. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 10GP, 0-4-4 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 9GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
      4. F Aidan Muir Western Michigan 8GP, 0-1-1 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week
      5. G Zach Nagelvoort 4GP, 3.00 .878 (DNP this week)


        1. D John Marino 13GP, 1-9-10 (2GP, 0-3-3 this week)


        1. D Ziyat Paigin 11GP, 0-4-3 (KHL) (DNP this week, goal became an assist)
        2. G Miroslav Svoboda 8GP, 4.51 .866 (Czech 2)  (1GP this week)
        • Mason Storm

          What a joke….. I really can’t take this crap anymore. Like win some effing games you overpaid bafooons. Stop creating excuses people because it’s been ten excruciating years.

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          I find it funny that a large # of posters on Lowetide are very articulate talk the talk. However they get it wrong the majority of times. What good are the advanced stats if you can’t make accurate predictions. It’s not that their math is bad it is that they rely on stats too much.

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          My guess is MacLellan will be totally white-haired by Christmas and totally bald and in a strait-jacket wth drool on his chin by the end o’ season.

          There is some great talent on this team but I’m wondering if they are so beaten up by a culture of losing moves are going to have to be made. Hall has never played better. There are some young D coming up. But ye gads man even with one of the best coaching tandems in hockey, some of these Oiler players look they are in a hockey rink for the first time.

          How is Purcell even on the ice let alone in the top six?

          I need a triple Courvoisier now!

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          Could someone please point out to Klefbom he is not out there to watch the game. This game of hockey is a participatory sport is it not? He appears to be the most recent graduate of the Ference school of puckhandling. Get ahold of the puck and rifle it 20′ in the air for 200′ to no one in particular.

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          It would certainly appear that a number of Oiler fans are getting a little bit edgy. One might even suspect that someone pissed in their Corn Flakes.