The Oilers are 6-4-1. They have their flaws. They have three regulation wins in 11 games. Connor McDavid is basically a cheat code in 3-on-3 overtime. Edmonton’s banked enough points in a tough start to the season. They haven’t even faced a Pacific Division opponent yet. That might work towards their favour.
Through 11 games, we’ve seen two versions of Cam Talbot and Mikko Koskinen just once. The Oilers have rolled with Cm Talbot in 10 of 11 games thus far and he’s put up a handful of good starts and some bad ones too while Koskinen has only been given one chance to play.
The way I see it, the best thing about the Edmonton Oilers wrapping up the October portion of their schedule with a better record, 6-4-1, than anybody expected is that there’s still plenty of room for improvement in the 71 games that remain.
Death, taxes, and the Minnesota Wild being opportunistic. Despite outplaying the Wild, the Oilers ended up with the loss as Minnesota was able to capitalize on their chances and then lull the game to sleep. That’s wild!
Another Wednesday means another edition of Baggedmilk’s adventures in radio! As always, I jumped on the 95.7 Cruz FM airwaves to break down what’s going on with the Edmonton Oilers as well as whatever else is going on in the world.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I wrote this article while watching the game on a 60-inch television in my basement while wearing a pair of shorts and a Blue Jays t-shirt. The Oilers need to make a decision on Jesse Puljujarvi and it needs to happen right now. Sitting any 20-year old for four straight games just doesn’t…