Yesterday, TSN’s Frank Seravalli jumped on The Hockey PDOcast to talk all things NHL when the conversation landed on the Edmonton Oilers. Today, that chat is making the rounds around the Y-E-G and as you can probably guess, it wasn’t pretty.
A few days ago, the Arizona Coyotes gave up on a couple of former top prospects and the Chicago Blackhawks decided to take a gamble on them thriving after a change of scenery. The Hawks sent solid young winger Nick Schmaltz to the Coyotes for former first-round picks Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.
There’s no doubt that Mikko Koskinen has taken the net from Cam Talbot at this point. Talbot hasn’t won a game in a month and the Oilers have been riding the hot hand of Koskinen as he’s started in four of the team’s past six games. I imagine he’ll be playing against Los Angeles and…
After Joel Persson signed a contract with the Oilers back in May, we haven’t heard a whole lot about the smooth skating defenceman outside of checking in on his stats with the weekly prospect update. Thanks to the interview done by our friend, Peter Sibner from Elite Prospects, we’re going to change that today.
Ken Hitchcock was making his first appearance in Edmonton last night as the head coach of the Oilers against the Dallas Stars, the team where it all started for him. The Oilers rewarded him with a tight, gritty 1-0 win. It was perfectly fitting homecoming for the defensive guru.
I had my first in person look at Ken Hitchcock’s Edmonton Oilers last night. Here are a few thoughts from what I’m calling the observation deck (press box).