By the Numbers: Life is Good

Well, we’re just over a quarter of the way through the Edmonton Oilers’ 2019-20 season, with the team sporting a gorgeous 14-6-3 record after 23 games. They’re sitting upon the Pacific division throne with a three-point cushion on the second place Arizona Coyotes, and tied with the defending champion @St. Louis Blues as rulers of…


How should the Oilers handle their depth on the blueline?

I must say, it’s very weird to say things like “the Oilers have too many defensemen” and not use the word “bad” or “inconsistent”. The team has some serious depth at the NHL level and when you look through their prospect pool, it looks like there are is simply more coming through the pipeline.


The Oilers are a Playoff Team

Most humans fear change. We like routine. We enjoy consistency and even if a new path will bring more enjoyment or fulfillment, many won’t recognize or embrace it right away. I sense that is the case with many Edmonton Oilers fans. After years of heartache, they are still hesitant to believe their team is legit….


Walk the Walk

The San Jose Sharks had beaten the Edmonton Oilers pretty much for fun over a span of nine games when the puck dropped at the SAP Center last night, so there wasn’t any doubt the Oilers had their work cut out to open a five-game road trip – a swing that will be a measuring…


The Zack Kassian Conundrum

About half-way through last season, the struggling Oilers moved Zack Kassian up to the top line in what seemed to be a classic pump-and-dump move. Kassian clicked with McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and his value certainly got pumped, but now, there’s no desire to dump him.


Nielson’s Notes: Oilers/Sharks Edition

The Oilers picked up a very important win over the Sharks on Tuesday night. The two points are great but even more importantly it gets them off to a strong start on what is a very important road trip the club. Here are a few thoughts I had during the game, packaged together in the…