After finishing up a seven-game stretch in which they played in seven different cities over the span of 14 days, the Oilers are back in Edmonton for a four-game homestand. It begins tonight with a match against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Now that we have a general idea of where the NHL’s salary cap will be set for the 2020-21 season, we can start to look ahead to the work Ken Holland has in front of him this summer.
It’s been a long time since Dave Tippett was able to ice his ideal blueline.
The 2016-17 Edmonton Oilers were the most successful the franchise has put together in recent memory.
Nikita Kucherov accomplished an incredible feat last year by setting a new single-season high for points in the post-lockout era. It doesn’t look like that record is going to stand for very long.
After going 1-1-1 on their three-game swing through California and Vegas, the Oilers will return home for a game with the Winnipeg Jets before setting out on the road again.
In Ken Holland’s first summer at the helm of the Edmonton Oilers, he invested in a bunch of cheap scratch tickets in search of hidden gems to fill up the roster.
You can view it as Mark Messier for Andreas Athanasiou. Well, sort of.
The trade deadline has come and gone and we’re now officially into the stretch drive. The Pacific Division dogfight certainly didn’t get any easier, but, thankfully for the Oilers, Ken Holland stepped up to the plate and gave Oilers fans their best trade deadline since the 2006 run.
With the NHL’s trade deadline around the corner, the Oilers will travel to Los Angeles to kick off a three-game road trip through the Pacific Division.
It’s been a long, long time since the Oilers made a trade deadline splash. That could change this year.
Already without captain Connor McDavid, the Oilers will be forced to navigate another injury to a key player as Oscar Klefbom will miss the next two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury.