Oilersnation Weekly Podcast Wrap Up: October 24 – October 30, 2022

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
As always, things are busy in the Oilersnation world. But we’re not the only busy ones — you are too. With so much going on, it’s understandable you might miss an episode or two.
Now, every Sunday I’ll be recapping the week that was around Oilersnation so you can get caught up on everything that happened.

Monday, Oct. 24

Oilersnation Everyday: McDavid vs Crosby
The Edmonton Oilers’ offense went dry on Saturday afternoon getting shut out by the St Louis Blues. An early goal from Torey Krug on the powerplay gave the Blues the lead and then Justin Faulk sealed the victory with an empty net goal. That is all of the offense St Louis needed to takedown Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
Tonight, the Oilers will look to bounce back and get the offense following again when they welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to town. The Penguins have not lost a game in regulation to start the season and have had 14 different players find the back of the night. Pittsburgh play-by-play voice, Josh Getzoff joined Oilersnation Everyday to fill us in on how the Penguins season has been going.

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Real Life Podcast: World Cup talk, McDavid vs. Crosby, and the Swedish House Mafia
To kick off the Monday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with a random conversation about the Swedish House Mafia and how they got back together for the paycheques. That led the guys to talk about artists performing at private events for all kinds of cash, and how crazy it must be to be at one of these small parties when Drake shows up. Getting back to sports, the guys then spent some time talking about soccer after both Wanye and Jay talked about wanting to be more involved in the sport leading up to Qatar. Leaning into the randomness, the boys then spent some time talking about an upcoming Jonah Hill movie that will see him profile the legendary golfer, John Daly. Can anyone picture Jonah Hill as John Daly? Getting back to Jay and Baggedmilk pressuring Tyler into coming to Calgary next weekend and where he’s at with selling his Arkells tickets. Turning back to the Oilers, the guys looked at Saturday’s snooze fest against the Blues and how Edmonton could not navigate the quicksand that is the St. Louis defence. Looking ahead at tonight’s McDavid vs. Crosby matchup, the Oilers will have a completely different test against the Penguins. Regardless of the result, everyone is betting that tonight’s game will be a whole lot more exciting than what we got on the weekend.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Oilersation Everyday: Leon’s Night
Joining Oilersnation Everyday for the first time is Oilersnation senior writer Robin Brownlee. Brownlee reminded everyone today just how good Leon Draisaitl truly is. On top of that, he spoke about the play of Bouchard and Evander Kane last night. Then finally on, he touched on Connor McDavid’s improvement with the media and how he has evolved over time.

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Oilersnation Radio: Oilers wrap up their homestand, McDavid scares us all, and a whole lot more
To kick off this week’s podcast, we got this week’s show we got started with a look at last night’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and specifically what was the most impressive part of that victory. Whether it was the boys rallying around McDavid (temporarily) going down or the fact that the Oilers got some goals from throughout the lineup, there was a lot to like about the way the team responded after yet another slow start. On the downside, the Oilers gave up another power play goal for the sixth straight game so we spent a little bit of time trying to figure out what’s going wrong when the team is down a man. From there, we looked ahead at the upcoming three-game road trip and what we should be expecting from the Oilers on a trip that includes rematches against both the Blues and Flames.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Baggedmilk on #theLOCKERROOM: The McDavid scare against Pittsburgh rallied the troops and we love it
To kick off this week’s segment, we got started with a look at the scare we all got on Monday night after Connor McDavid went crashing into the goalpost and temporarily left the game in clear distress. In the moment, I know a lot of us were feeling a little bit of PTSD after what happened in Calgary a few years back, and the relief that washed over the city when he came back on the ice was incredibly satisfying. One positive that did come out of that crash, however, was the way the rest of the team seemed to rally around their captain. Led by Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers roared back into that game against the Penguins with contributions from throughout the line and it was truly wonderful to see. From there, we looked at the way the bottom six has performed so far, and whether or not we should be expecting more offence from a group that’s producing all kinds of chances right now. Personally, I think the current bottom six group is about as good as we’ve seen around these parts, and I honestly believe it’s only a matter of time before they get rewarded for their efforts.

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Oilersnation Everyday: Getting set for a big road trip
After a six-game homestand to begin the season, the Edmonton Oilers get on a plane and head south for a couple of games before coming back to play Calgary on Saturday night. First up is the St Louis Blues, who almost sent Rogers Place to sleep last Saturday. The Blues came away with a 2-0 win that afternoon thanks to a powerplay goal from Torey Krug and an empty netter from Justin Faulk to seal it. The Oilers will look for redemption tonight, but what they do need to do to achieve that goal?

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Better Lait Than Never: Oilers hit the road, why we love them so much, and podcast confessions
It may not have been the start we had planned for our beloved Edmonton Oilers, but they managed to wrap up their six-game homestand with a win over the Penguins and a .500 record overall. I know this first run of the year was nowhere close to perfect but was the Oilers’ start to the season really as bad as some people are suggesting? With the early season retrospective out of the way, I looked ahead at Edmonton’s first road trip of the year and how these next three games (St. Louis, Chicago, and Calgary) are incredibly important even though we’re still so early in the season. Sticking with the Oilers, my BLTN Question of the Week revolved around why we started to love them in the first place, especially when you consider that this franchise hasn’t given us a whole lot to cheer about over the last couple of decades. This conversation about why we love the Oilers led into another hilarious round of Podcast Confessions that saw podcast listeners dropping me their deepest, darkest secrets for the enjoyment of others.  Lastly, I wrapped up the episode with another round of voicemails to get your take on what’s been going on over the last week in your life.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Oilersnation Everyday: Looking for three in a row
The Edmonton Oilers won a tight game last night against the St Louis Blues. Stuart Skinner led the way for Edmonton in his second start of the season, the third appearance, with 37 saves in the victory. The Oilers got goal contributions from Jesse Puljujarvi (his first of the season), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Zach Hyman. That was the Oilers’ first road game of the season, meaning it was their first road win too.

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Real Life Podcast: The new podcast studio, Nugent-Hopkins is on fire, and a game day giveaway
Kicking off today’s podcast, the guys got started with a look at the new studio and how the layout of the new studio left Baggedmilk in control of the board. As if it wasn’t enough of a bad idea given his proximity to the Rodecaster buttons, there were also a few technical issues that arose when you give control to someone that doesn’t know what he’s doing. Getting back to the Oilers, the guys announced more details for the game day giveaway that’ll be happening for our friends in Calgary. As you’ll hear, this contest could not be easier. As for the team, the boys were all very excited about the way things are going for the Oilers right now, and how it’s been a whole lot of fun to watch the team come together. Capitalizing on the excitement, Tyler revealed that he will be doing a watch-along on The Nation Network YouTube page for tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Lastly, the guy wrapped up the Thursday episode of Real Life with a conversation about Wanye taking over the Canucksarmy Instagram account, and how Canucks fans are melting down at a level that we’ve never seen despite some horrific seasons here in Edmonton.

Friday, Oct. 28

Oilersnation Everyday: McDavid Comes Through
Last night’s game in Chicago was a strange one, but the Edmonton Oilers managed to find a way. Leon Draisaitl fired home the game-winner with 48 seconds left to give Edmonton a 6-5 win for their third victory in a row. Zach Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and a hat trick from Connor McDavid provided the other goals on the night.

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Oilersnation Radio: The Oilers are finding different ways to win, insanity in Chicago, and a BOA previewOilersnation Radio: The Oilers are finding different ways to win, insanity in Chicago, and a BOA preview
To kick off this week’s podcast, we got started with a conversation about the temporary dressing rooms that the Arizona Coyotes are rolling with until their new rooms are completed. With the chat about two terrible dressing rooms out of the way, we turned our focus to last night’s gong show in Chicago and how that was easily one of the weirdest wins you will ever see. Outside of the wild amount of penalties that were called, the thing that most people wanted to talk about was the odd non-goal call against Evander Kane. Obviously, we’re all Oilers fans on this podcast but that still didn’t change our opinion on the way this play shook out. Changing gears, we looked at Connor McDavid’s red hot start and whether or not we think he’s going to win his first Rocket Richard Trophy. With eight goals in his first eight games, it’s hard to argue that McDavid won’t be in the mix when the season ends. Sticking with Oilers heaters, we also looked at the best start of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ career and where we think he’s going end up when all is said and done. From there, we looked ahead at the upcoming three-game road trip and what we should be expecting from the Oilers on a trip that includes rematches against both the Blues and Flames.

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