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Oil Kings Update: Five game heater puts team on top of the WHL

Winning streaks are no longer a surprise for the Edmonton Oil Kings. At this time last season, we were talking about a streaky team that was trying to establish themselves in the upper echelon of the WHL. They eventually did that during the second half of the season, winning their division and marching to the…

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Nugent-Hopkins Needs to Get Going at 5×5

It is still early in the long 82-game season, but through 12 games Ryan Nugent-Hopkins doesn’t have a goal at 5×5. He only has two 5×5 points. I don’t think he is playing poorly, but he is capable of producing more than one goal and seven points in 12 games. Most importantly, he needs to…

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At Random: Comfort Zone

You know it’s been a bad day when the television rights holder picks the play that saw your goaltender take a puck in the pills as one of its promotional highlights of the game. Even worse when it wasn’t a bad choice. So it went Sunday for the Edmonton Oilers on the way to a…