Positives and Negatives

In today’s NHL, any team can win games when they’re at their best. The difference between any team and playoff calibre teams is their ability to win games when they’re not at their best.


Oilers at Wild 10/22/19 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to rebound from their first shutout defeat since early January when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night as +105 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.


Goal Scoring Depth

Through nine games the Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.33 goals/game, which is 10th best in the NHL. They’ve been even better defensively allowing only 2.22 goals/game (5th best). The concern with the Oilers goal scoring is the fact their depth scoring forwards only have one goal, and none at 5×5. After last season’s record-breaking lack…


Jesse Puljujarvi is doing his part

Debate whether Jesse Puljujarvi and his agent Markus Lehto’s decision to request a trade, go public with that request and play overseas in Finland when that request has not been granted, is the right decision, but Puljujarvi’s holding up his end of the bargain.


A Taylor Hall reunion with the Oilers could make sense

On Wednesday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mused about Taylor Hall’s future in New Jersey on Tim and Sid. Friedman said it’s unlikely Hall would remain with the Devils if their struggles continue. Tim Micallef joked about a possible return to the Edmonton Oilers and Friedman did say the Oilers would be interested in Hall. That makes…


By the Numbers: Special Teams Are Life

Hello Nation, The Edmonton Oilers are 7-1. That’s it, that’s the article. No, the Internet won’t let us write something that short and simple anymore. Through seven games the Oilers are atop of the Western Conference and the top players are littered atop individual statistical categories. So, how has the team done it, and how…


In the Bank

There are a lot of ways to win, and the Edmonton Oilers have used a bunch of them on the way to a 7-1-0 record while we try to figure out exactly how good they might be when the ridiculous hot streak they’re on inevitably comes to an end.


Is this different than last season?

Last season, the Edmonton Oilers had a record of 35-38-9 and missed the playoffs by eleven points. That happened despite the fact that they started the year by going 6-3-1 in their first ten games. Throughout the year they were plagued by an inability to get goals from their bottom six, inconsistent goaltending, a poor…


At Random: Bar Raised

Dave Tippett could have taken the two points and accentuated the positive after watching his Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Rogers Place Wednesday. After all, the win improved the Oilers to 6-1-0 on the season. What’s not to like?