20 takes at the 20 game mark

We have hit the 20-game mark of the year, which means we’re basically a quarter of the way through the regular season. For the Oilers, this has been a nearly perfect start. They’re 15-5-0 and currently sit first in the Western Conference in wins and points percentage. They’re also tied for second in the league…


How Good Are the Oilers?

Through 20 games the Edmonton Oilers are off to the second-best start in franchise history at 15-5. Only the 16-3-1 start in 1983-84 was better. The hot start doesn’t guarantee success in the playoffs — nothing any NHL franchise does in October or November can impact how it performs in the postseason — but winning…


After 20

As much as I liked the odds of the Edmonton Oilers winning the Pacific Division before the season started, I didn’t expect that we’d see a 15-5-0 record at the quarter-mark of the schedule, even under the best of circumstances. What we’ve seen has not been that. Far from it.


Oilersnation Power Rankings: Week 7

Hello Nation Citizens! How are you doing? How was your week? Tell me everything in the comments. I know slow starts are becoming a concern for the Edmonton Oilers but the boys are 15-5-0 right now and I want to focus on the positives this week. Here are my favourite moments! 5- Crushing Content  With Week…


Off the Top of My Head

I’ve long admired Kris Russell of the Edmonton Oilers because he’s carved out an NHL career spanning 890 games by deciding he was willing to do the dirty work after it became obvious the skills that got him to The Show weren’t going to be enough to keep him there. A lot of players have…


How should Edmonton’s defensive pairs look at full-strength?

Over the past few games, Edmonton has faced numerous injuries to their defence corps. Darnell Nurse would be out for 2-3 weeks with a broken finger after blocking a shot against Winnipeg last Thursday. Slater Koekkoek was also injured in that same game. In addition, Duncan Keith left mid-way through the game against Dallas last…


Questions for Quinn: Hit the road!

What is your favourite road arena in the NHL? Despite being a relatively (very) spoiled child who grew up in the Oilers organization, I haven’t actually been on that many road trips. But with that said, it’s not lost on me the trips I have been on, I was entrenched with the team and that’s…


The Oilers Prospect Report: Petrov continues to impress in North Bay

It has been an oddly quiet week in the Edmonton Oilers prospect world.  The Bakersfield Condors didn’t play at all this week. They are back in action this weekend against the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls. Of course, we’ve watched a few of the Condors play a role for the Oilers recently. Philip Broberg…


What’s the Story?

What’s the story? As one of the instructors in my college journalism program told me back in the era of carbon paper and typewriters, if you can make a habit of coming up with the answer to that, you’re on your way as a writer. Seems simple enough. It’s not rocket surgery.