20 takes at the 20 game mark

We have hit the 20-game mark of the year, which means we’re basically a quarter of the way through the regular season. For the Oilers, this has been a nearly perfect start. They’re 15-5-0 and currently sit first in the Western Conference in wins and points percentage. They’re also tied for second in the league…


How Good Are the Oilers?

Through 20 games the Edmonton Oilers are off to the second-best start in franchise history at 15-5. Only the 16-3-1 start in 1983-84 was better. The hot start doesn’t guarantee success in the playoffs — nothing any NHL franchise does in October or November can impact how it performs in the postseason — but winning…


After 20

As much as I liked the odds of the Edmonton Oilers winning the Pacific Division before the season started, I didn’t expect that we’d see a 15-5-0 record at the quarter-mark of the schedule, even under the best of circumstances. What we’ve seen has not been that. Far from it.