Oilers’ Disappointing Playoff Exit Reveals What Needs to Be Fixed
Connor McDavid’s in-game theatrics proved once again why he’s unparalleled as a box office draw in the NHL. Leon Draisaitl built upon what’s already been a career year by registering 1.50 points per game with the fate of the Edmonton Oilers’ season hanging in the balance. Lastly, old reliable, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, played his usual part […]
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Oilers Can Break the Status Quo This Postseason
With only two winning seasons in the past decade, the Edmonton Oilers of recent memory have built themselves a reputation that could easily be summarized by one word: incompetent. Failed draft picks, less-than-ideal signings, and even worse stomach-turning trades spearheaded by executives who were caught reminiscing about their glory days as the game passed them […]
Oilers’ Tippett Deserves Jack Adams Recognition
The NHL announced on July 15 that Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins, Alain Vigneault of the Philadelphia Flyers, and John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets were finalists for the Jack Adams Award, an honor handed out annually to the head coach that “contributed the most to his team’s success” by the NHL’s Broadcasters’ […]
Oilers Need to Fix Their Salary Cap Situation…Here’s How
It was projected that the NHL’s salary cap would increase this offseason from $81.5 million to the likes of $84-$88 million (per Eric Francis of Sportsnet), but an unexpected, unprecedented set of circumstances have altered those logistics. Now, with a reported “flat cap,” teams, such as the Edmonton Oilers, who were potentially operating with the […]
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Oilers’ Special Teams Provide Edge Entering the Playoffs
No team in the NHL capitalized as frequently on the power play than the Edmonton Oilers did this past season. Likewise, no team in the league was as suffocating once they were shorthanded. Their dynamic and rather dominant special team units provide them an edge entering the postseason. However, as per usual, when you handpick […]
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Oilers’ Best Goalie Option for 2020 Playoffs
Though no official date has been announced for the start of this year’s 24-team postseason, it was reported by TSN’s Bob Mackenzie on July 2, that Edmonton would be one of the two “hub cities” when the NHL resumes. Despite the advantage of hosting games in their backyard, fan-less or not, at Rogers Place, the […]
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