Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3 post-game Oil Spills: The defence got blown away

This isn’t the start that anybody expected. The Oilers dropped their fourth-straight game last night, this time at the hands of the quick, skilled Carolina Hurricanes, who feasted on Edmonton’s sloppy defence. The Oilers had a strong game offensive, as you can see by the fact they more than doubled Carolina in the shot column,…


The Capilano Rehab Injury Report 2017-18 Debut

Guess what injury fans, my weekly report is back and it’s stronger than ever thanks to our friends at the Capilano Rehab Centre. After the first year of the Injury Report in 2015-16, the people said “Chris YOU SUCK! Connor McDavid has a broken collarbone and it’s all your fault!” After ignoring many angry emails…


GDB 5.0: Long live the WhaleTail (7pm MST, SNOil)

I don’t recall the exact day I started cheering for them, but I became a fan for two reasons: my favourite colour and a strong dislike for the Montreal Canadiens. I was nine years old when I decided I liked the Hartford Whalers. Growing up outside Edmonton I was an Oilers fan, of course, but the Whalers…


Leon Draisaitl placed on the Injured Reserve

According to the Edmonton Oilers, Leon Draisaitl has been placed on the Injury Reserve and will not play tomorrow against the Carolina Hurricanes. It looks like the bad news just keeps piling up around here. 


Around The Pacific: Golden Knights off to a surprisingly good start

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  After a couple weeks of hockey, the Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings are at the top of the Pacific Division while the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks can’t score goals. What’s going…


Weekend Update, October 15 2017

Kailer Yamamoto leads this week’s performances for Oilers prospects, the young winger is playing in the NHL (3gp, 0-1-1) and delivered his first point at that level this week. He is averaging 12 minutes a night and has 10 shots in those three games. There are no guarantees he’ll stay past nine games, and maybe…