Leon Draisaitl was an absolute warlord in tonight’s game and there was no better case than the goal he scored in the first period.
It ain’t pretty, but the Canadians came out on top tonight! This morning, I took a look at the game preview for this matchup and had to just kind of laugh to myself.
“Patty is not traded.” Edmonton Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan felt compelled this morning to clarify for the nosy and curious that winger Patrick Maroon had not been traded on the occasion of him sitting out for a second straight morning skate with an undisclosed injury. McLellan did not include the word “yet.”
Mark Letestu and his wife Brett will be bringing their three children to tonight’s game. Their oldest is six, and usually they don’t come to weeknight home games, but tonight is different. It most likely will be Letestu’s last game in Edmonton as a member of the Oilers and his family wants to share that…
Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu are Edmonton’s two big rentals. After that, there’s not a lot of talk around the rest. Michael Cammalleri, Yohann Auvitu, and Mark Fayne are all unrestricted free agents. Maybe there’s not much interest in those players, but Edmonton should explore moving them for any sort of pick or prospect.
Every few months it feels like someone pokes the bear that known as Taylor Hall. They ask him something about his days in Edmonton and of course, he responds with a comment that lights up like a golf club held up in the sky during an electrical storm. I usually don’t pay much attention to it. Taylor…
The Edmonton Oilers improved by 33 points last season, but they are on pace to finish with only 72 point this year, which would be a 31-point decrease from their 103-point season last year. Tonight’s opposition, the Colorado Avalanche, are having a remarkable bounce-back season.