Where Will Ville Husso Land this Off-Season?
Now that the 2021-2022 season has come to a close with the Colorado Avalanche hoisting the Stanley Cup, other teams around the league can begin to map out their plans for free agency. While some teams have a ton of cap space and can throw money at UFAs and RFAs, some teams must be smart […]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
Red Wings: Alex Nedeljkovic puts on a show in Carolina
Last night, Alex Nedeljkovic put on a show against his former team leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 shutout victory over Carolina. The 46-save shutout was the third of the season and the sixth of Nedeljkovic’s brief career. Nedeljkovic was fantastic and exceptionally sharp throughout the game, making 35 saves over the final […]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
It’s Time for the Oilers to move on From Smith – Koskinen Tandem
For several years, goaltending has been a hot topic of conversation for the Edmonton Oilers. Mikko Koskinen has been inconsistent for his entire Oilers tenure, and Mike Smith’s age and susceptibility to injuries have raised some questions. Smith had a terrific 2021 season and seemed to be silencing the doubters. Still, in 2022, with Koskinen’s […]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
Trade Rumor: Could Carey Price Be Traded?
According to Sportsnet insider and Montreal Canadians writer Eric Engels, the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche are both “potential suitors” for franchise Canadiens’ goalie Carey Price. While there haven’t been any reports on what teams could be trading or what the Habs even want, there has been a lot of speculation about the Oilers […]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
5 New Years Resolutions for the Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have had their ups and down in 2021. They started the year off with a mostly stellar 2021 regular season, but were surprisingly swept in the first round of the playoffs by a Winnipeg Jets team that they had handled easily in the regular season. Finally, they capped off they year with […]Read More