Oilersnation Radio: Line combos, Jesse Puljujarvi trade rumours, and advanced analytics

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The Oilers are back out on the road after a quick pitstop back at home, which means we had plenty to talk about on the brand new Tuesday episode of Oilersnation Radio. On today’s show, we’re talking about last night’s loss to the Wild, Jack Campbell getting back in net, the PK still sucks, and a whole lot more.
To kick off this week’s Tuesday podcast, we got started with a look at the line combinations and whether or not Jay Woodcroft should adjust his top six based on how quiet everyone was last night in Minnesota. Even though all of us think that Connor and Leon should probably be split up, what happens with the rest of the top six is up for debate. Changing gears, we dove into the analytics debate a little bit and whether or not it makes sense to rely solely on the numbers without matching them up with the eye test. Looking ahead to tonight’s contest with the Nashville Predators,  we walked through some expectations from the crease outward and what the Oilers need to do to secure two points. Next up, we looked at the news from this morning when Gary Bettman announced that the NHL’s salary cap may only rise by $1 million next season, which would be an obvious problem for teams like the Oilers that are pressed right up against the cap. Lastly, we wrapped up the Tuesday episode of ON Radio with another thrilling round of Word Association, Tyler’s signature segment that he spends literally seconds working on.
Listen to the Tuesday episode of Oilersnation Radio below:
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