Reasonable Expectations for the Edmonton Oilers
If we turned the calendar back exactly a year, we’d see the Edmonton Oilers in a glaringly similar position as they are today. A 6-4 loss at home against the lowly Ottawa Senators on January 15 dropped the Oilers’ record to 18-15-2, and the season’s outlook would seem even more grim after fans watched their […]Read More
Oilers: Here We Go Again?
It seems like a yearly occurrence, doesn’t it? The Oilers go through a rough patch and seemingly find themselves in a position where everyone forgets just how good they can be. As of now, they are going through it, as they’re precisely .500 in their record, Jack Campbell is having the worst start of his […]Read More
Oilers: Is Kulak Ready For A Top 4 Role?
Last season, Ken Holland and the Oilers were on the market for a left-defenseman who could shore up the 3rd pair, bringing a more defensive presence to the line. There were two main names the Oilers were looking at, Colton Soucy and Brett Kulak. Funny enough, both are Edmonton natives, with Soucy being born in […]Read More
Zach Hyman: A Great First Impression
Before Joining The Oilers On July 1st of 2021, the Oilers opened up free agency by announcing the signing of Zach Hyman, a Toronto Maple Leaf for the previous six seasons. In the NHL Entry Draft, Hyman was drafted 123rd overall by the Florida Panthers. Leading up to the draft, Hyman played in the Central […]Read More
Oilers give head coach Jay Woodcroft three-year extension
The era of Jay Woodcroft will remain with the Edmonton Oilers. The 45-year-old head coach will remain with the team after signing a three-year extension, a deal which was announced on Tuesday. Woodcroft replaced Dave Tippett, who was fired as head coach of the Oilers on Feb. 10, after the team had won just seven […]Read More
Consistency Is Key
Heading into the 2021-22 season fresh off of signing a 2-year extension, Mike Smith was looking to replicate last season’s play, where he had an unbelievable campaign. In 2020-21, Mike Smith had a record of 21-6-2, a GAA of 2.31, and a .923 SV%. Both Smith’s GAA and SV% last season was the 2nd best […]Read More
Dave Tippett Fired by the Edmonton Oilers: What Went Wrong?
The Edmonton Oilers have officially fired Dave Tippett. The decision came after a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. The Oilers have struggled mightily over the past two and a half months, as they have gone 5-13-2 in the last 20 games with Dave Tippett behind the bench. During the course of […]Read More
Edmonton Needs To Make Changes Soon, Or Else
Last night, the Oilers were beating the visiting Ottawa Senators 3-1, heading into the 3rd period, in which their depth scored all three goals. All they need to do is not give up the lead to the 30th place Senators team, get the win, and get back into a wildcard spot. They can surely do […]Read More
3 Takeaways From Ken Holland’s Press Conference
Tuesday morning at 10:00 am local time, Ken Holland took questions from the media and gave his thoughts on the state of the team. Here are some of the main takeaways from the media availability. Ken Holland is not keen on an in-season coaching change When asked if he believes in firing coaches during the […]Read More
Lets Talk About Mikko
In 2018, former Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli signed Koskinen to a one-year, 2.5 million dollar deal. It was a safe bet, as he was only asked to play as a backup to Cam Talbot. During the season, that changed, and Koskinen ended up taking the job from Talbot, as he went on a six-game home […]Read More