Is Dustin Schwartz Really The Problem?
As the Oilers have opened up the season with a goalie controversy only 16 games in, there has been quite a bit of finger-pointing at Dustin Schwartz. Mostly negative. Most are about how new Oiler Jack Campbell has started his season with abysmal numbers. Through 10 games this season, Jack Campbell has a record of […]Read More
Duncan Keith Has Called It A Career
Per Pierre LeBrun, Duncan Keith has told the Edmonton Oilers he is officially retiring. The Oilers previously gave Keith a deadline of July 1st to let them know his plans, but after two deadline extensions, Keith has decided to hang them up. He might not be the only one on the Oilers to have played […]Read More
Breaking: Red Wings Sign Goalie Jussi Olkinuora
On Tuesday night, it was reported that the Red Wings have signed Finnish goaltender Jussi Olkinuora to a one-year, two-way contract. According to CapFriendly, the deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $375,000 at the AHL level. This signing is a bit of a surprise as Olkinuora is technically under contract with EHC […]Read More
Oilers To Terminate Goaltending Prospect Contract: What Happens Next?
The General Manager of the Dynamo Moscow (KHL) has stated in an interview that Ilya Konovalov will join his team at the end of the NHL season, as the Edmonton Oilers will terminate his contract. This news will surprise many, as Konovalov was being valued as the #1 goaltending prospect in the Oilers organization. Ilya […]Read More
Enough Is Enough
The Edmonton Oilers are fighting for two things right now: A) a playoff spot and B) goaltending. Mike Smith is currently holding back the Oilers in both categories as his tough play continued last night against the 2nd worst team in the league, the Montreal Canadiens. Smith faced 28 shots and got scored on four […]Read More
Mike Smith Out Week-To-Week With Thumb Injury
The beat goes on for Mike Smith and being injured, as his thumb injury is still aggravating him, keeping him out for longer than expected… where have we seen this before. Smith suffered in the injury in OT against the Devils, making a breakaway save on Jack Hughes. With Mike Smith only playing six games […]Read More
Trade Rumors: Could Georgiev Be A Fit In Edmonton?
The Oilers’ goaltending has not been near good enough as of late, as both Mikko Koskinen and Mike Smith are struggling. While the Oilers are not giving them a ton of help, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear the Oilers’ name involved with a lot of goalies around the league. The latest news on […]Read More
Mike Smith Suffers Setback – What Does That Mean For The Oilers?
On October 19th, in a game against the Anaheim Ducks, Mike Smith appeared to tweak something in this lower body. Koskinen came in to relieve Smith on that night, and the Oilers managed to rally back from the 5-3 deficit to defeat the Ducks 6-5. After the game, it was believed that Mike Smith’s injury […]Read More