It’s been a long time since Dave Tippett was able to ice his ideal blueline.
In Ken Holland’s first summer at the helm of the Edmonton Oilers, he invested in a bunch of cheap scratch tickets in search of hidden gems to fill up the roster.
Already without captain Connor McDavid, the Oilers will be forced to navigate another injury to a key player as Oscar Klefbom will miss the next two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury.
In the wake of an injury to Joakim Nygard, the Oilers finally recalled Tyler Benson, one of the organization’s most promising prospects. With over 100 points at the AHL level, Benson had been knocking hard at the door demanding an opportunity to show what he could do at the NHL level.
Earlier this week, the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association released their mid-season awards, which gives us a pretty good idea of how these things are going to shake out at the end of the season. Last year, the mid-season choices for the Hart Trophy, Norris Trophy, Lady Bing Trophy, and Jack Adams Award all accurately predicted…
Ken Holland showed some faith in young defenceman Caleb Jones, inking him to a two-year contract extension worth $850,000 on Tuesday.
One week ago, the Oilers recalled Kailer Yamamoto from the Bakersfield Condors to inject some new life into their lineup. The 2017 first-round has made good on his opportunity, producing two points in three games with the big club while also playing an impressive two-way game.
Can you believe how time flies? Christmas is right around the corner! Let’s get in the festive spirit! For this week’s What Would You Do Wednesday SUNDAY EDITION) we’ll all present to Santa our Christmas Wishlist for the Edmonton Oilers.
A key reason for Edmonton’s hot start this season was strong goaltending from the unpredictable duo of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen.
When Ken Holland was hired back in May, it was clear that his sights were set on the future. He inherited a difficult mess to clean up left by his predecessor, with a flawed roster, bad contracts, very little much wiggle room, and a disgruntled, frustrated fanbase.
The Oilers have found themselves in a difficult spot with injuries as both Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson will be unavailable for this weekend’s home-and-home with the Vancouver Canucks.
With each passing victory, it’s looking more and more like the Oilers are serious playoff contenders. Though things are going well, there are still holes on the roster to be filled if the team is going to go on a serious run this spring.