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The Zack Kassian Conundrum

About half-way through last season, the struggling Oilers moved Zack Kassian up to the top line in what seemed to be a classic pump-and-dump move. Kassian clicked with McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and his value certainly got pumped, but now, there’s no desire to dump him.

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WWYDW(SE): Larsson for Hall

The future of Adam Larsson in Edmonton. The appetite for a Taylor Hall return to the Oilers. These are a couple of points of conversation that have lingered around all season. Let’s grab both topics and mash them into one.

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The Oilers Remain Resilient

You can’t win them all. That’s the reality of being an NHL team. The schedule is long, hard, and gruelling, and you’re always going to have some bad games. The difference between mediocre teams and contenders, though, is the ability to make a bad game just that — one bad game.

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The Adam Larsson Conundrum

Over the weekend, I did a What Would You Do Wednesday post in regards to how to handle the lineup when Adam Larsson returns to action. Larsson, of course, has been injured since fracturing his fibula in the team’s season opener and is reportedly set to return sometime next week.

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GDB Game Notes: Edmonton Oilers @ Anaheim Ducks

The Oilers are set to embark on their first California road trip of the season. Things will kick off tonight with a game in Anaheim and then the team will head north to San Jose on Tuesday. Here are your game day notes.

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WWYDW(SE): A Healthy Blueline

We’re more than a month into the season and the Oilers still haven’t been able to ice their ideal blueline yet. Joel Persson was injured in pre-season and didn’t make his debut until the team’s second game of the year, which came immediately after Adam Larsson was placed on the Long-Term Injured Reserve due to…

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WWYDW(SE): External Improvements

While the first month of Edmonton’s season has been fantastic, there’s no doubt that the team is going to need a little bit of help in order to earn a playoff spot in the competitive Pacific Division.

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GDB Game Notes: Edmonton Oilers @ Pittsburgh Penguins

After a commanding 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Oilers finished the first month of the season with an impressive 9-4-1, good for top spot in the Pacific Division. They’ll kick off the month of November with a matinee game in Pittsburgh with the Penguins. Here are your game day notes.