When a team has two goaltenders that are struggling, it’s not really as much a goaltending “controversy” as it is a straight up goaltending “problem”. Cam Talbot came into this season as a lock to be the Oilers number one goalie, but that title quickly evaporated as Talbot struggled and Mikko Koskinen began to surge.
The Oilersnation Christmas Party is tomorrow so we recorded our weekly podcast a day early! It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve been on an episode due to the flu and vacation and such, so it was nice to be back around the table chatting Oilers into our brand new microphones.
Oilers activate Zykov, recall Marody, place Caggiula on IR and reassign Patrick Russell to Bakersfield
According to the Oilers’ Twitter account, the team has activated the recently acquired Valentin Zykov and recalled Cooper Marody from the Bakersfield Condors. They’ve also added Drake Caggiula to the IR for his hand injury and reassigned Patrick Russell back to Bakersfield.
The worst-kept secret in hockey got made official earlier this week. The NHL’s Board of Governors unanimously voted in favour of Seattle joining the league for the 2021-22 season.
New to the Thursday chat with Inside the Nation is “Dusty’s book of the week”. The goaltender pairing is discussed. Who is the answer? With Zykov coming back Dusty banters about who will sit for him. Baggedmilk hacks Dusty’s brain and gets the Nuge love on. Dusty looks at Draisaitl’s current struggles. Darryl is discussed and…
Last night Cam Talbot played his best game in 40 days. He made some huge saves — two on Cole Sanford and the breakaway stop on Ryan O’Reilly — to keep the Oilers in the game and allowed Oscar Klefbom to tie it late in the third before winning in a shootout. Talbot is capable…
The Oilers came out flat in the first period but managed to battle back with a strong second and third period to earn a win against the Blues in the shootout. It wasn’t pretty, but all that really matters is those two points.
Needless to say, the first period of last night’s game was not so hot. The Oilers came out flat and found themselves down 2-0 and had their work cut out for them to get back in it. For the first time this season, the Oilers and Blues both went to a shootout. The skills competition from…
The Edmonton Oilers could put Milan Lucic’s $6-million cap hit to better use. Lucic has 11 points in his last 74 games. He’s on pace for 15 points this season.