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Hitting the road

“We were a second away from escaping the first penalty kill, we were a second and a half away from escaping the second period and nine seconds away from going to overtime. That’s hard because we talk a lot about finishing the job and a combined 12 seconds feels like an eternity.” The words of…

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WWYDW: Sacrifice For .500

The most stressful and frustrating things about watching sports is our complete lack of control over the outcome. We don’t have an influence on the player personnel decisions made by management, the line combinations the coach puts together, and, ultimately, the execution of the players during games. But if you aren’t superstitious, you might not…

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Trade Darnell Nurse for Mitch Marner?

Before we begin, let’s be clear: This is not a rumour. It was a suggestion mentioned by Nick Kypreos in Toronto yesterday. He mentioned the Oilers need a scoring winger and Mitch Marner might be a fit. There is no doubt the Oilers could use some offence right now. He said it would take Darnell…

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Right Wing Candidates

Right wing is the biggest area of concern for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan was running a centre in Leon Draisaitl and a 19-year old Kailer Yamamoto as his top-two right wingers for much of the season, showing just how dire the situation is. With Yamamoto sent back to junior hockey Monday, McLellan will have…