Welcome to the 11th edition of Help Me Understand. Sports, hot takes, and narratives. Some make sense, others perplex me.
Is a coaching change coming? It is easy to say “Fire the coach.” When things are going poorly people want to fix them, and often to find someone to blame. The truth is, very rarely do the struggles of a team fall on one person’s shoulders. Would firing Dave Tippett solve the Oilers’ problems?
The disappointment of a 2-9-2 record in the Edmonton Oilers last 13 games has now stretched over six weeks due to postponed games. Edmonton hasn’t played a game since January 5th and is scheduled to resume its season this Saturday the 15th. The downtime has intensified the frustration, angst and concern in Oilersnation. Feelings of…
It’s an understatement in the extreme to say these qualify as tough times for the Edmonton Oilers, who will try to put the brakes on a confidence crushing 2-10-2 skid when the Florida Panthers come calling on Thursday. Aside from Brendan Perlini, who, all things considered, was an unexpected beacon of light and positivity in…
Between Mike Smith’s creaky, old bones and Mikko Koskinen’s penchant for buckling as his workload in the blue paint grows, now would seem to be as good a time as any for hometown boy Stuart Skinner to prove he’s ready to take over the goal crease with the Edmonton Oilers.
The NHL is making a significant change to its COVID-19 protocol.
After what’s felt like an eternity, the Edmonton Oilers will be back in action on Saturday night when they host the Ottawa Senators.
Leon Draisaitl is pissy.
The Edmonton Oilers placed defenceman William Lagesson on waivers Tuesday.
No more excuses.