9

Game Day Notes: Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers

Two dominant combos will faceoff tonight. Since becoming linemates in the 2013, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin have produced the third and fifth most points of any players in the NHL. They’ve become the most dominant duo in the NHL. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisailt combined for 177 points last year, the most in the…

2

Game Day Notes: Edmonton Oilers at Pittsburgh Penguins

It will be billed as McDavid versus Crosby 3.0. Last year, these two played more against than away from each other — 19:28 head-to-head and 16:34 apart at 5×5, in two of the most exciting games of the season. McDavid won the battle. His line outscored Crosby 2-0. The possession numbers were very close (24-23 in CF-CA),…

7

Around The Pacific: Vegas, L.A. remain on top, Coyotes still winless

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  The Pacific Division is nowhere near what you’d have expected it to be heading into the season. The Golden Knights have only lost one game, the Oilers and Sharks can’t score, and the Coyotes are…

8

Game Day Notes: Edmonton Oilers at Philadelphia Flyers

The Edmonton Oilers are 32-32 against the Philadelphia Flyers, but all any of us really remember are the Stanley Cup Finals and they were grand. In fact, the 1987 SCF was the best final Edmonton ever played in, a brilliant clash of stunning talent from a team of young veterans versus Ron Hextall and a…

6

Game Day Notes: Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

For the second time in three games, the Oilers face a team who played the night before. Ottawa spanked them 6-1 this past Saturday after defeating Calgary 6-0 the night before, and tonight they face a Chicago Blackhawks team who lost 5-3 in St. Louis last night. The Oilers are desperate for a victory. Here’s a…

9

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…

9

Game Day Notes: Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers

The weather is nice for this time of year, we just had Thanksgiving and this is one of my favourite points on the calendar. However, a week without Oilers hockey is a trying time for all citizens of this northern town. It was made doubly difficult by two losses leading up to this ridiculously early…

12

Game Day Notes: Winnipeg Jets at Edmonton Oilers

Jason Gregor provides some news, notes, numbers, and rumblings ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Winnipeg Jets. >>Patrik Laine led the NHL with three hat-tricks last season. Alex Ovechkin has two in his first two games this season. He is the first player since 1917 to start the season with back-to-back hat-tricks. The crazy part…

10

GDB Quick Hits: Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks

The Edmonton Oilers march into Vancouver tonight fresh from their most complete game in years. We talked, argued, fought, name called, ignored, ranted, rambled, used the silent treatment, got pissy at each other, and generally had a blast all summer talking about what this team might do opening night 2017-18. I don’t recall suggesting the…

3

Atlantic Preview: Rivalries set to flare in top-heavy division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series breaking down what each NHL team did over the off-season and projecting where they stand in the context of their division in 2017-18. I’m doing standings predictions from bottom to top. Also, give your predictions and rationales in the comments so we circle back and see…