Welcome, friends, to a brand-spankin’ new episode of Oilersnation Radio. This week, we looked back at the trip of horrible losses to the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild, tried to figure out what the hell is going on with the goaltending, looked at the way Leon Draisaitl is covered in the media, and a whole lot more.
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To start off this week’s show, we looked back on the last three losses the Oilers have suffered, which all featured comebacks by our boys but ended in losses anyway. What is going one that allows the Oilers to rally with the goals they need only to have the game slip through their fingers once the score is tied? Is it team defence? Is it goaltending? Speaking of goaltending, we looked at the hardships Mike Smith is working through right now as his play has faded tremendously since his hot start to the season. Can he get back to playing at his best, or is this more along the lines of what we should expect from the 37-year-old keeper? From there we looked at the forward lines, specifically thinking of Sam Gagner and what he needs to do to stick in the lineup. Seeing as he doesn’t kill penalties, should his .5 points per game be enough to keep him playing over someone else like Patrick Russell? Lastly, we finished up this week’s podcast with by answering some listener questions, debuting Hernan’s hot takes, and offering up score predictions for tomorrow’s game against the Leaves.
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- Playing Down to the Competition and Trading Evan Bouchard
- Why do the Oilers play down to their competition?
- Solving the Oilers’ struggles and Sebastien Bisaillon
- “I don’t want to cheer for the wave and shit”
- Calling out the Bottom Six