That Blue Paint

Given Mike Smith is 39 and Mikko Koskinen has been known to struggle at times when overworked, the Edmonton Oilers couldn’t ask for a more accommodating schedule to start this season. It’s no small consideration given some of the consternation over the Oilers’ crease tandem this off-season.


GDB 3.0: American Teams Do Exist (7pm MT, SN1)

After 59 consecutive games against Canadian teams, the Oilers face an American foe from Anaheim tonight. Both rosters are significantly different than the last time these teams met, and many Anaheim players, including coach Dallas Eakins, have never played/coached at Rogers Arena. The added excitement of this season for players and coaches is facing opponents…


Risky Business: Duck a L’Orange

I’m not going to lie, my betting record hasn’t been all that great over the first couple of games but I feel better about my chances tonight against Anaheim. Dare to dream? LAST GAME As you will see, my bets from night two went a little better than the season opener but definitely not great….


Week One Takeaways

Well, the Oilers really couldn’t have gotten off to a better start to the regular season than they did. A pair of victories against division opponents on home ice has the fan base feeling good and I would imagine the players in the room are loving life. That’s not to say that there aren’t reasons…