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Ten Takes On Two Games

The first two games of the regular season were almost complete opposites for the Edmonton Oilers. They laid an egg in the season opener and looked a lot like the team that was bounced from the qualifying round by the Chicago Blackhawks. Their struggles in the defensive zone were worrisome. However, they rebounded with an…

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Oilers Goaltending Concerns: Smith Out

I don’t have much concern with Mikko Koskinen. He had solid numbers last season, better than many want to believe. He isn’t a proven elite starter, but he was a solid. The one issue is: Can he handle a heavy workload? We might find out, as Mike Smith wasn’t on the ice again today, and…