How important is AHL success to the NHL team?

As the Edmonton Oilers find themselves near the bottom of the standings, their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, find themselves in a similar position. Through 48 games, the Condors are 20-20-8, which has them sitting in dead last in the Pacific Division. The Condors haven’t had the benefit of seeing NHL first-round picks roll through…


GDB 59.0: McDavid v. Bergeron (7pm MST, SNW)

Will we see a marquee matchup tonight? The reigning Hart Trophy and Art Ross winner, Connor McDavid, versus the best defensive forward in the NHL, Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron has won the Frank Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in four of the last six seasons. He finished second in 2016 to Anze Kopitar and was second…


Quick Hits Oilers vs. Bruins: Slump Busters

Ryan Strome scored the game winner in Colorado on Sunday. It was his first goal in 23 games. “Maybe it will get the piano off my back,” he said post-game. Strome wasn’t the only Oilers carrying a piano, or monkey, on his back. Many Oilers are struggling through a goal-scoring slump.


Does Talbot need more help?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of being on The Oilers Live podcast, whom you can follow on Twitter @oilerslive. If you haven’t listened before, he has a variety of guests that make each episode different and entertaining. For my episode, we didn’t have an agenda, the topic changed direction a lot and to be…