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10 Bold Predictions For The Oilers This Season

January 2, 2021 - 2:42 PM ET

Happy New Year everyone! Here is to hoping that 2021 is a much kinder year to all of us than 2020. Tomorrow training camp officially kicks off for the Edmonton Oilers and as such I figured today was as good an opportunity as any to do my annual predictions for the 2021 season... specifically some...

Training Camp Day 1 Begins

January 4, 2021 - 4:13 PM ET

Give me a Follow @SMaloughney New season starts right away, so be sure to follow me on Twitter for all Oilers related news and updates. We are back and it feels so good to say. Today the Edmonton Oilers took to the ice for the first time as a full group. Of course the first thing people...

In No Particular Order: Division Names, Puljujarvi, Muckler, TC Thoughts

January 5, 2021 - 1:14 PM ET

Give me a Follow @SMaloughney New season starts right away, so be sure to follow me on Twitter for all Oilers related news and updates. Hockey is back, there are plenty of things to discuss so let's break them down one at a time. TODAY'S BLOG IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY..... Feathers were ruf...

Can Russell and Barrie Work?

January 7, 2021 - 12:18 PM ET

Give me a Follow @SMaloughney New season starts right away, so be sure to follow me on Twitter for all Oilers related news and updates. Over the first few days of training camp we have seen Kris Russell and Tyson Barrie play together to the chagrin of many, myself included. Barrie far m...

Canucks Exposed to COVID Could Effect Oilers Home Opener

January 10, 2021 - 2:18 PM ET

Woof. #CanucksCamp practices and workouts for today are cancelled. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure of COVID-19.Details regarding tomorrow’s schedule will be announced later today.— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) January 10, 2021 This will...

Oilers Waive 5

January 11, 2021 - 2:44 PM ET

Some surprising news today as the Oilers have placed 5 players on waivers. Jujhar Khaira - C/W Patrick Russell - RW Joakim Nygard - LW Alan Quine - LW Anton Forsberg - G These moves in large part are to place these players onto the TAXI squad. Names like Patrick Russell or Alan Quine shouldn...

Some Real Thoughts Before Home Opener

January 12, 2021 - 4:13 PM ET

First off a little bit of housekeeping. The Carolina Hurricanes surprised a bit by claiming Oilers third string goalie Anton Forsberg off of waivers. Currently that leaves Stuart Skinner as the Oilers #3. We may see Holland either make a waiver claim or deal soon to bolster that position. Ju...

GD1: Canucks @ Oilers - It's A Sprint Not A Marathon

January 13, 2021 - 2:14 PM ET

Give me a Follow @SMaloughney Let's go. It has been 308 days, 7392 hours, 443520 minutes, or 26611200 seconds since the Oilers played their last regular season game. However you want to phrase it, it's been a long time. Last season was a roller coaster for Oilers fans. Edmonton finished s...

GD2: Canucks @ Oilers - Shake Off The Rust

January 14, 2021 - 10:31 AM ET

Yesterday the Oilers lost a 5-3 bout against the Vancouver Canucks in a game in which every terrible mistake that Edmonton made seemed to go in the back of their net and wow there were some bad ones. Defensive coverage was non existent during many parts of the game. Adam Larsson went to lay a hi...

Game 2 Wrap Up: The Home Opener We Wanted One Game Late

January 15, 2021 - 1:14 AM ET

It's a good thing that Edmonton got that one pre-season game out of the way yesterday and showed up ready to play in their home opener! Yes, Edmonton struggled big in game one with some ready to jump back on the "Oilers are bad" wagon. The number of defensive gaffs and issues in the last game we...

GD3: Canadiens @ Oilers: Mikko Take The Wheel

January 16, 2021 - 3:17 PM ET

Last night the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 5-3 to the Ottawa Senators and were outshot 24-23. I'm not only posting this because I enjoy when Toronto loses but also because it's an important reminder that any team can win on any given night. The Sens are being projected by everyone to finish last in t...

Game 3 Wrap Up: Cause For Some Alarm

January 17, 2021 - 1:42 PM ET

Last night Zack Kassian did not play in the game due to celebrating the birth of his second daughter Olivia. In honour of this fact, the rest of the Oilers decided to also not play in last nights game. Two of the three games so far this season Edmonton has been completely outworked by their oppo...

GD4: Canadiens @ Oilers: Time For A Wakeup Call

January 18, 2021 - 7:35 PM ET

In just a couple of hours, the Edmonton Oilers will be looking for a much more complete effort against the Montreal Canadiens. The team had a full day of rest and were back at it this morning to skate. Assistant Coach Jim Playfair spent extra time working with the defense today which shouldn't sur...

GD5: Oilers @ Maple Leafs: The Stubbornness of Dave Tippett

January 20, 2021 - 5:36 PM ET

Dave Tippett is a stubborn man; every coach in the NHL is. Every coach has certain players they favor over others, guys who get more leash than others, there isn't a coach who doesn't behave this way. I have no issue with Tippett sitting Bear and Jones for a game. Neither player has performed...

Post Game: Oilers Lose To Leafs

January 23, 2021 - 11:56 AM ET

Good morning everyone. Apologies for the lack of game day blog but let's get into the details from last nights game. News came out before the game that both Auston Matthews and Joe Thornton would miss the game; Matthews as a precautionary and Thornton out weeks after sustaining an injury from a...

GD7: Oilers @ Jets: Top Line Jesse

January 24, 2021 - 4:15 PM ET

Tonight we get one step closer to Dave Tippett running the optimal lineup for the Edmonton Oilers as it looks like Jesse Puljujarvi will get a look on the Oilers top line alongside Connor McDavid and RNH. Through the early games of the season Puljujarvi has been engaged, firing shots on goal but has...

Post Game: Wild Buzzer Beater Win

January 25, 2021 - 1:13 AM ET

My heart may or may not have stopped beating... I am too scared to check. Edmonton needed to come out strong and start the series opener against the Winnipeg Jets off on the right foot. The first period was a little shaky and if not for a good challenge by Dave Tippett Edmonton could have been...

GD8: Oilers @ Jets - Momentum

January 26, 2021 - 2:07 PM ET

The last three games have seen the Oilers playing a much better brand of hockey. Though they didn't win every game (a loss to Toronto) this team has looked more like the one that finished second in the Pacific Division last season. There are still glaring issues, the defense still is allowing to...