Nurse, Benning, and going long-term

This offseason is going to be very interesting for a variety of reasons. First off, the team is going to have to prepare for life with Connor McDavid’s new extension, which will certainly come with some cap casualties and although we don’t know for sure what the salary cap will be, we know that it…


Oil Kings playing well, searching for consistency

On December 3rd, the Oil Kings were blown out by the Lethbridge Hurricanes by a score of 7-2. Edmonton team had just snapped their 12-game losing skid the game prior and it seemed like that may have been a turning point; instead, they gave up five powerplay goals and looked disinterested. There have been a…


Pointing Fingers

Before the game against Philly, I was optimistic about the Oilers. They had won three of their last four and were heading into a game against a struggling Flyers team. This was going to be the streak they needed, I just had a feeling.


Oil Kings Skid Grows to Twelve

“We do a lot of good things and then we load up the shotgun and point it directly at our foot,” said Oil Kings Head Coach Steve Hamilton following his team’s 3-1 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, their twelfth in a row.


Let’s Talk Positive

Even after an impressive win against the Boston Bruins, the mood around the Edmonton Oilers has been rather negative, and there’s good reason for that negativity. The team sits six points back of the second wild-card spot and needs to jump five other teams to get there, all of whom have played fewer games than…


Oil Kings return home on a 9-game skid

As the Oil Kings loaded up the bus for their five-game road trip through British Columbia, I was optimistic that they would find success. They had played Victoria well so far this year and they had two games against a very beatable Prince George team. They had also lost their last four games on home…


Talking about Letestu

Despite going into a slump a few weeks ago, the Oilers powerplay has actually climbed itself back up to a respectable number. They currently sit 11th in the league at 20.8%. But that’s not good enough for me. When you have the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Oscar Klefbom, you should have a…


Let’s talk about streaking

As it sits right now, the Oilers are five points back of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. If they want to get back into the thick of the playoff race they’ll need to start putting together some winning streaks. 


Hitting the road

“We were a second away from escaping the first penalty kill, we were a second and a half away from escaping the second period and nine seconds away from going to overtime. That’s hard because we talk a lot about finishing the job and a combined 12 seconds feels like an eternity.” The words of…


Oil Kings back in action after six days off

The Oil Kings are rested and ready to go as they welcome the Regina Pats to Rogers Place this afternoon. Following a 6-0 spanking at the hands of the Spokane Chiefs, Edmonton got a full week to reset and find the level of play that had them competing with some of the WHL’s best teams.