“We do a lot of good things and then we load up the shotgun and point it directly at our foot,” said Oil Kings Head Coach Steve Hamilton following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, their twelfth in a row.
The Oilers have badly missed Andrej Sekera on the blueline this season. The veteran, jack of all trades defender seems thoroughly solid yet unspectacular when he plays, but during his absence this season, it’s become noticeable just how valuable he is to this Oilers team. Sekera is skating with the team and will apparently be…
The Edmonton Oilers penalty kill is bad. Really bad. Like, among worst in NHL history bad. Since the NHL expanded to 21 teams in 1979/1980, only four teams finished the season with a worse penalty killing efficiency than the Oilers current 71.4%. They rank 990th out of 994 teams. Only the 1986 Detroit Red Wings…
According to coach Todd McLellan, Adam Larsson has been placed on the IR with an upper body injury and is expected to miss a week of game action. Let the good times roll!
On this week’s episode of the Outsiders, the boys take a look at Peter Chiarelli’s press conference and then score an exclusive interview with the General Manager himself. Careful, the language and content can be NSFW.
It’s always a good time when the Leafs and Oilers play. The two teams engaged in a wild barnburner last night with non-stop action back and forth. Edmonton, without Adam Larsson and Cam Talbot, struggled early but showed some resilience, battling back from multiple deficits, but Toronto ultimately came out on top 6-4.
According to their official Twitter, the Oilers have claimed Nathan Walker, also known as The Australian Gretzky, off of waivers from the Washington Capitals. In a corresponding roster move, the Oilers placed Iiro Pakarinen on waivers with the purpose of assignment to the AHL.
On this week’s Real Life Podcast, the boys talk all things Oilers and wonder whether or not negative media coverage can be to blame for anything.
Cam Talbot is a vital part of the Edmonton Oilers. He’s been great since coming over from the New York Rangers in a trade, arguably Peter Chiarelli’s best move as general manager. Talbot’s .916 save percentage as an Oiler is identical to Henrik Lundqvist, Cory Schneider, Ryan Miller, and Jake Allen over the same time.
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