GDB 22.0: Nowhere to go but up, right? (5pm MST, Sportsnet)

The Oilers got pounded last night in St. Louis for arguably their most painful loss of the season. Thankfully, the team is in Detroit tonight so they have an opportunity to quickly wipe the slate clean and make everyone forget about what just happened. But in the same vein, they also have an opportunity to…


WWYDW: Drastic Measures?

What a mess. After an 8-3 spanking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues last night, the Oilers own a 7-12-2 record. They’re closer to being dead last in the league than they are to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They have only four wins in regulation and we’re through one…


Around The Pacific: The Oilers are sliding into oblivion

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The pack of the Pacific Division, meaning the six teams in playoff contention, are separated by just six points. I want to consider the Edmonton Oilers one of those teams, but the gap is widening.


Nation Notebook: No, Matthews and Price aren’t getting traded

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  Since Matt Duchene was dealt, the dominoes seem to be falling. Lots of teams are in pursuit of forwards and there’s a good chance we’ll see more deals made well before the deadline. Apparently, we might also see Carey…


Blues 4, Oilers 1 post-game Oil Spills: Outclassed by the best of the West

After last week’s solid Eastern road trip and the subsequent thrashing of the Golden Knights, most of us wanted to tell ourselves everything was turning around. But that wasn’t the case. The Oilers got badly outclassed by the St. Louis Blues, who rolled into Edmonton and proved why they have the best record in the…


WWYDW: Where does Mike Cammalleri fit?

Before last night’s game, Peter Chiarelli pulled the trigger on a trade, sending Jussi Jokinen to the Los Angeles Kings for Mike Cammalleri. Jokinen boasted strong underlying numbers and played a good defensive game, but simply wasn’t scoring and the Oilers needed a boost offensively. In comes Cammalleri who’s much more of a natural goal…