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Five observations from Edmonton vs Chicago Game 4

A 43-save effort from Corey Crawford, a late penalty and a certified upset. The Chicago Blackhawks, the 12th seed, have eliminated the Edmonton Oilers, the 5th seed, after a 3-2 Game 4 win. This whole series, the Oilers showed flashes of being a contender, mostly thanks to the metahuman-esque play of Connor McDavid. Too often…

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Five observations from Edmonton vs Chicago Game 3

Despite a two-goal effort from Leon Draisaitl and a passable game in net from Mikko Koskinen, the Oilers drop Game 3 to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 thanks to a late third period goal. The late deflection off Ethan Bear then Jonathan Toews beat Koskinen, and just like that the Oilers now down 2-1 in the…

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Five observations from Edmonton vs Chicago Game 2

A Connor McDavid hat-trick, a solid performance from Mikko Koskinen and (finally) some help from the team’s depth players all combined to help the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The series is now tied at one game apiece. Which is good considering how Game 1 went: The Oilers came out…

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What to expect from Connor McDavid this summer

On any given day, Connor McDavid is the most dominant player in the NHL. We all know what the 23-year-old can do on the ice. Usually, by the time his opponents realize what’s happening, McDavid is nothing less than a blur of orange and blue halfway down the ice.

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What to expect from Caleb Jones this summer

Caleb Jones’ pre-playoffs training camp didn’t get off to the smoothest start after he was deemed “unfit to play.” Jones says he had tested positive for COVID-19 during a media call Friday. The young defenceman said when he arrived in Edmonton a few weeks ago, he tested positive for the virus but was asymptomatic. Jones…

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What to expect from Gaëtan Haas this summer

Gaëtan Haas spent the last decade playing hockey in his home country of Switzerland prior to being signed by Edmonton. In his first season in the NHL, the 28-year-old forward scored 10 points in 58 games, averaging 9:42 minutes of ice per game.