Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins addressed the reassignment of defenceman Darnell Nurse to his OHL club, the team’s defensive-zone mistakes, the goaltending of Ben Scrivens and the team’s “singular” focus on tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks during his media availability Friday morning. 124 more words
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The Edmonton Oilers start a seven-game home stand tonight, and the team already seems to be in a win-or-else mode.
Counting their shootout loss, the Oilers have not given up fewer than five goals in any of their four games, all losses. 543 more words
Ray Ferraro unloads on Dallas Eakins: "Would [Edmonton Oilers] be better served with a more experienced coach? They can't be less served."
“I can’t imagine wants to sit there & watch the early part of your career waste away that can’t show improvement” cautions TSN analyst… 1,542 more words
Edmonton Oilers hit by injuries and at least one terrible coaching decision as they prepare for Los Angeles
The worst-case scenario for the Edmonton Oilers this season is an injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The team’s patchwork centre depth chart is a pretty big risk every night as-is, and any long-term injury to Nugent-Hopkins would leave the Oilers utterly incapable of competing with the rest of the Western Conference at the position. 936 more words
Three key members of the Edmonton Oilers didn’t participate in practice on Monday, and the situation is serious enough that the team has opted to bring a forward up from the minors on a precautionary bases. 637 more words