WWYDW: The Playoff Format

The Oilers are going to miss the playoffs this year. But there’s a silver lining: The league’s general managers are considering adding more teams to the playoff structure. You might not have faith in Pistol Pete’s ability to pull this team up from the gutter, but if the league actually does go through and expand the playoffs,…


GDB 70.0: Sharks are Circling (7:30pm MST, SNW)

The Oilers were shut out for the eighth time this season last night in Calgary. Only Montreal has been blanked more this season (ten times). The Oilers had some good chances, but Mike Smith made some great stops on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome. The Oilers do lead the league in putting up goose eggs…


Oilers to lose fourth-round pick in 2018

Al Montoya is making his seventh appearance as a member of the Edmonton Oilers tonight. Why is that significant? Because it means Edmonton had reached the condition on the trade they made with the Montreal Canadiens back in January.


Looking Back: Evander Kane greasing Matt Benning and No Response

This team can be exasperating at the best of times. We all know the struggles of the season that have left last year’s quarter finalist team in the draft lottery this year. This is a team that has been constructed as a big burly, heavy team, in a league rapidly heading the way of small…


Game Notes Sharks @ Oilers: Power Play Lows

The Edmonton Oilers had a powerplay for the final 1:53 of regulation last night, which turned into a six-on-four with 1:27 remaining when Cam Talbot was pulled for an extra skater. The Oilers managed a measly two shots attempts. Milan Lucic fired wide with :54 seconds remaining and Mike Smith stopped Connor McDavid’s shot with…


Flames 1, Oilers 0 post-game Oil Spills: Shut Down

You’re welcome, Calgary. Mike Smith and the Flames edged out the Oilers last night for a massive win in Calgary’s pursuit of re-claiming a playoff spot. The Oilers weren’t all that bad, but one horrible defensive play ultimately cost them the game as Smith stood on his head for the Flames.