Laurent Brossoit’s usefulness hindered by infrequent starts

On Sunday evening, Laurent Brossoit played in his fourth regular season game of the year for the Edmonton Oilers. In it, he made just 18 saves, but allowed just one goal; he and the Oilers saw the Washington Capitals fail to hit 20 recorded shots through regulation and overtime, falling eventually in the shootout after…


Why Connor McDavid is lethal to goaltenders: an in-net perspective

On opening night, Connor McDavid scored three goals — putting up a natural hat trick in his first game of the season, the first player to do so since Radim Vrbata pulled off the feat in 2013 (and only the second since 1944. From a player-to-player perspective, McDavid’s talent is immeasurable. He’s so much faster…


Why won’t teams offer sheet Andreas Athanasiou?

It was reported on Tuesday morning – however credible the rumour – that Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is dangerously close to heading overseas for a year in the KHL. From all angles, it’s a smart move for the skater. Athanasiou finished the 2016-17 season with a whopping 18 goals in 64 regular season…


Laurent Brossoit: Not a Bust

Embed from Getty Images Laurent Brossoit is under a lot of pressure, it seems.  The Edmonton Oilers have seen a rotating carousel of number one goaltenders over the last, oh, decade or so – and none of them have particularly worked out in the team’s favor. It seems, even, that the last few years have…


Jordan Eberle: A Right Wing Love Story

Embed from Getty Images Sup, Oilers Nation? I’m here to let you in on a little secret today:  Jordan Eberle isn’t elite.  Wanna know another secret, though? It totally, absolutely does not matter.