Missing the playoffs in the third year of Connor McDavid’s entry-level contract is a huge disappointment. Making a run at the Stanley Cup during a young superstar’s ELC is important. Once they get paid, other players are often sacrificed to accommodate their jump in salary.
The Edmonton Oilers have a problem when Connor McDavid isn’t on the ice. McDavid’s been doing McDavid things, but he can only play 20 minutes a game.
This is part two of a two-part series examining if the Oilers should keep Peter Chiarelli as general manager. We’ll look at why the Oilers should fire Chiarelli here. In part one, I made the argument why the Oilers should keep Chiarelli. It’s a difficult choice to make but boils down to general managers usually…
This is part one of a two-part series examining if the Oilers should keep Peter Chiarelli as general manager. We’ll look at why the Oilers should retain Chiarelli here. Peter Chiarelli is on the hot seat. That happens when your team is at the bottom of the standings, most of your offseason moves haven’t worked…
The Edmonton Oilers haven’t fared well against the Nashville Predators recently. They’ve lost every game against the Predators since late 2014 and looked like they were finally going to end the streak after going up 2-0 in the first. Well, the Predators showed why they’re Stanley Cup contenders and the Oilers aren’t.
The Oilers looked to sweep their California road trip after getting swept on it a few weeks earlier. After starting strong in the first period, the Oilers lost it all in the second and couldn’t recover.
The Oilers are in Anaheim for their third game against the Ducks this season.
Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media Friday morning and discussed the trade deadline, as well as the Oilers’ needs.
The Oilers almost lost another game they led going into the third period. Fortunately for them, the game went to overtime where few can match up to Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu are Edmonton’s two big rentals. After that, there’s not a lot of talk around the rest. Michael Cammalleri, Yohann Auvitu, and Mark Fayne are all unrestricted free agents. Maybe there’s not much interest in those players, but Edmonton should explore moving them for any sort of pick or prospect.
The trade deadline is fun for fans of both good and bad teams. Good teams load up and trade assets to try and win, while bad teams sell off their pending free agents and look towards next year. The Oilers fall in the latter, and that could be very lucrative according to TSN’s panel of…
Part of a disappointing season means calling up NHL-ready prospects to see if they can fill roles. What makes a disappointing season even worse is when there’s nothing of substance to call up. Jesse Puljujarvi’s already in Edmonton. After the Oilers’ 2016 first-round pick, there’s no one in a veteran-filled Bakersfield team.