Steve Stamkos scores against everybody, but he’s almost a goal-a-game against the Edmonton Oilers with four in five career games, so, yes, if they can somehow keep him dangerous but off the scoresheet, they’ll be ahead of the game Monday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning are here. 1,268 more words
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Welp. This hasn’t gone as planned.
Five straight losses to start the season. Three of which were against division opponents.
From what I’ve seen, this is a better team than last year. 514 more words
The Kid Line is no more; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returns for the Edmonton Oilers but not on the top forward unit
It’s been an open question for the Oilers going back at least a full year and probably a little longer. Does it make sense to load up the top forward line (which generally performs well together) with the three biggest stars on the team, or is it better to split those forwards up in the hopes of fostering an improved second line. 756 more words
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
With his team stumbling out of the gate with an 0-3-1 record and unable to keep the puck out of their own net, Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish shuffled things up on Friday morning, reaching an important decision about his young blueline prospects. 820 more words
Three games into the NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers inhabit a familiar place: 30th in the league. With a single point through three games, the Oilers are tied with the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes for the honour, but thanks to a minus-nine goal differential win the tie-breaker. 649 more words
One of the keys to the future success of the Edmonton Oilers will be the development of their promising cluster of young defencemen. One year ago all three of Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse and Martin Marincin were considered the… 1,466 more words