On a night In which the Edmonton Oilers fell behind early and in a building they lucky to even get a point out of, Dallas Eakins’ crew found a way to come all the way back and earn a 4-3 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
It is rather funny how things tend to work in the world of sport. After spending a good chunk of the last eleven years in the city of Edmonton as a member of the Oilers, Ales Hemsky was shipped to the Ottawa Senators for a couple of draft picks during last week’s NHL Trade Deadline.
From the moment he took over as GM of the Edmonton Oilers, Craig MacTavish made it abundantly clear he wasn’t happy with his goaltending. After starting the 2013-14 campaign with Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera, the Oilers general manager decided to replace that duo with the trio of Ilya Bryzgalov, Ben Scrivens and most recently Viktor Fasth.
Monday, March 10, 2014
For some unknown reason, many Oilers fan seemed to be almost disappointed with last night’s predictable outcome against the Los Angeles Kings. Edmonton dropped a 4-2 decision to fall to 0-2-1 against their Pacific Division rival and have now been out shot 138-69 in their three games against a suddenly red-hot Kings side.
While the most glaring hole on the Edmonton Oilers current roster is unquestionably their backend, the need for another top flight centre and changing the overall mix of their top six forwards isn’t that far behind.