The Edmonton Oilers badly needed a win. Not just for a shot at the playoffs, but to build on something after they’ve given up the lead in the third period repeatedly. Minnesota is a team they’re chasing in that ridiculously bad Wild Card race in the Western Conference. A loss in regulation would have put…
The Edmonton Oilers sit 23-24-5 through 52 games for 51 points. This season has been a huge failure for the team. The Oilers have fired a head coach and a general manager, yet they’re only three points out of a playoff spot due to a historically poor Wild Card race.
The NHL All-Star Game and weekend in San Jose has concluded. The Metropolitan All Stars won the 3-on-3 tournament against the Central All Stars in the finals. Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from the 3-on-3 tournament.
The Edmonton Oilers are just two points out of a playoff spot, although the Minnesota Wild sit in the second Wild Card position with a game in hand. A Pacific Division playoff spot is probably unlikely at this point. Vegas sits in the third spot and the Oilers trail them by 13 points with three…
Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Alex Chiasson have 76 goals combined. Jason Gregor mentioned this yesterday in his article about the Oilers and their depth troubles. The rest of the forwards have 24 goals. The current forwards on the roster have just 16 goals with Caggiula (seven goals) and Strome (one goal) traded away….
The Oilers are 19-18-3 after 40 games. They’ve been pretty Jekyll and Hyde this season with long stretches of wins and losses. A win against Arizona Wednesday prevented a seven-game losing streak. Let’s look at what’s trending up and down for the Oilers.
The Edmonton Oilers could put Milan Lucic’s $6-million cap hit to better use. Lucic has 11 points in his last 74 games. He’s on pace for 15 points this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes placed left winger Valentin Zykov and goaltender Scott Darling on waivers this morning.
Will new Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock play Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl together? Once again Todd McLellan’s went back to McDavid and Draisaitl. It wasn’t a surprise. The McDavid-Draisaitl combo was a McLellan favourite. Only Patrick Maroon and Jordan Eberle have played more with McDavid 5-on-5 since 2015.
The Oilers are 9-10-1 after a quarter of the season. They’ve given pretty much everything back from a strong start and are back onto a 78-point pace. Let’s look at which players have helped, and which players have not.
Milan Lucic’s contract was always poor. The list of big deals signed in the 2016 free-agency period is who’s who of terrible contracts.
Jesse Puljujarvi appears to be headed back to Bakersfield after a disappointing start to the season in Edmonton. His one goal in 11 games isn’t what many expected from him in a season where the Oilers are desperate for scoring wingers. Puljujarvi’s development hasn’t gone as planned, but Oilers haven’t set him up for success…