Saturday, March 09, 2013

Game 24: Nashville 6 Edmonton 0

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the Edmonton Oilers, Ralph Krueger's crew hit a new low on Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee. Colin Wilson led the onslaught with a four point effort, while Shea Weber chipped in with three helpers in leading the Predators to 6-0 thrashing of the slumping Oilers.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Game 23: Detroit 3 Edmonton 0

This is starting to become a little much for anyone that follows the Edmonton Oilers with any sort of regularity. While there is no shame in falling 3-0 to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena, this team continues to show the inability to create any sort of offence and the losses are piling up fast.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Smid - Schultz pairing could be just what the Oilers need

Heading into the 2013 campaign, the Edmonton Oilers plan was to have rookie blueliner Justin Schultz play alongside veteran Nick Schultz. While early results were very positive, not surprisingly, the pair have struggled in recent weeks. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Game 22: Columbus 4 Edmonton 3 (SO)

It was another day off the calender that was coupled with another important point lost by the Edmonton Oilers and their flickering hopes of competing for a playoff spot for the first time since 2006. Shootout goals from Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu proved to be the difference, as the Columbus Blue Jackets edged the Oilers 4-3 in Tuesday night NHL action.

Overcrowded forward group grows larger with the addition of Brown

With the Edmonton Oilers acquisition of former Toronto Maple Leafs pest Mike Brown on Monday morning, General Manager Steve Tambellini helped address his club's lack of toughness and willingness to engage physically. On the other hand, he has added another body to a roster that already has far too many players on it.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Game 21: Minnesota 4 Edmonton 2

In what was as important a game as they have played during the 2013 season, the Edmonton Oilers delivered arguably their most disappointing performance to date, falling 4-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday evening. Netminder Devan Dubnyk made thirty-nine stops in the losing effort, as the Wild outshot their Northwest rivals two-to-one on the night.