It is rare in sports to have a fanbase in agreement on one topic, but the vast majority (not all, but close) of Oilers fans have been asking, begging and pleading for Dave Tippett to reunite the trio of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto. You got your wish. They skated as a line…
Home ice advantage might have even more of an advantage in May and June, if the Alberta government allows fans in the stands. And that storyline adds a bit more intrigue to tonight’s tilt between the first place Toronto Maple Leafs and second place Edmonton Oilers.
Good teams avoid losing streaks. They find ways to rebound after a subpar effort. The Edmonton Oilers are 6-2 after a loss this season. They’ve lost two games in a row twice, but have found ways to avoid any lengthy losing streak. After a terrific run where they won 11 of 13 games, Edmonton didn’t…
The “measuring stick” game is one of those enduring cliches in sports that tends to exaggerate results, good and bad, in any given match-up. That’s especially true when one of the teams involved in that showdown takes that measuring stick and beats the other team’s ass with it in back-to-back meetings.
Nothing beats winning. Absolutely nothing. It doesn’t matter how, and it doesn’t matter against whom. Regular season or playoffs, it doesn’t matter. Just win, baby. When you do, putting in the work in practice is welcome. The jokes are funnier. The food tastes better and the beer tastes colder. There is nothing like it.
If there’s one thing Mike Smith has proven time and again over all the years he’s spent in the goal crease, it’s that he’ll fight you. And if you put him on the floor, you better find a way to keep him there because he’s going to come up swinging if you don’t.
On Friday, Jason Gregor and Frank Seravalli welcomed former NHL heavyweight Brantt Myhres to the DFO Rundown to discuss his new book, “Pain Killer.”
The Edmonton Oilers will be without forward Alex Chiasson Wednesday as he serves a one-game suspension handed down by the league Tuesday afternoon.
A recent “upper-body injury” that kept Alex Stalock out of the Minnesota Wild lineup was actually a heart condition suffered at the hands of COVID-19, he revealed to The Athletic Monday.