Ryan Smyth

NHL Game Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Arizona Coyotes | 02/19/2024

The day before yesterday’s game, someone on Twitter asked if Edmonton’s recent stretch in February was a cause for concern. They cited stats in the comments section that were comparing their current play to what it was during their 16 straight wins. My take? There is no concern, at least not a massive one. I […]

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Ghosts Of Oilers Past: Dustin Penner

It was the summer of 2007; the Anaheim Ducks had just won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Edmonton Oilers, a year after going to the Stanley Cup Finals, started the first year of what would eventually be a ten year Playoff drought, finishing 24th place in a league that still had 30 […]

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McLeod Watching

Draft year In 2018, the Oilers had the 40th overall selection in the 2nd round of the NHL Entry Draft. With that pick, the Oilers drafted Ryan McLeod, who played for the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL and had a phenomenal draft year, putting up 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists) through 68 games. As […]

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