Oilers Prospect Update: Mumford and Benson

Another week is in the books and that means it’s time to take a look at the Oilers’ prospect system. This week, we saw good weeks from Evan Bouchard, Jesse Puljujarvi and Tyler Benson. Furthermore, Stuart Skinner has a bounce-back week between the pipes and Raphael Lavoie staying hot in the QMJHL.


The Fire

Hands up everybody who expected Mike Smith to be a good as he has been through his first nine appearances with the Edmonton Oilers when GM Ken Holland signed him last summer. Not me, and probably not you, judging by many of the takes I read in the comments section back then.


WWYDW(SE): External Improvements

While the first month of Edmonton’s season has been fantastic, there’s no doubt that the team is going to need a little bit of help in order to earn a playoff spot in the competitive Pacific Division.