Kris Russell is slowing, and with him the Oilers’ second defence pairing

Kris Russell had a phenomenal debut with the Edmonton Oilers. Playing on his off-side along with Andrej Sekera on the second pairing, Russell’s strong play gave the Oilers two quality defence pairings through the first few games of the season, a luxury the team hasn’t had since Lubomir Visnovsky and Sheldon Souray were haphazardly discarded…

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GDB 11.0: Talbot vs. Lundqvist

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. Last year, Cam Talbot was on the bench both times the Oilers faced the New York Rangers. At their first meeting on December 11th, Talbot was still in a rut and didn’t get the start against…

Three reasons why the Oilers will sustain their hot-start

 Embed from Getty Images Approaching the 10 game mark of the 2016-2017 season, the Oilers currently sit at 7-2-1 atop the Pacific division. Enjoying the success of Connor McDavid has been quite the treat for Oilers fans, but it’s not just McDavid’s play that has been elevated, it’s those around McDavid that have had their play elevated by…

Fix That Power Play

Embed from Getty Images I don’t want to sound too alarmist, but everybody involved with the Oilers power play should be exiled to Romania where they will live in relative obscurity until eventually history has forgotten them. I’m not naming names – Jay Woodcroft – but the person in charge of this debacle needs to…