Friday, April 12, 2013

Nordic trio should help address Oilers lack of scoring depth

Moving forward, there is little question the Edmonton Oilers need to change the makeup of their lineup. For those that watch this club on a regular basis, the holes are obvious. A top pairing defenceman and likely another depth blueliner, at least one skilled top six forward with size and a completely new look within the bottom six.   

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Game 40: Phoenix 3 Edmonton 1

With their playoff lives in the balance, the Edmonton Oilers came out and played as flat a second period of hockey as a team could play, against the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night. Those twenty minutes of play, coupled with a pair of terrible goals against on the part of Devan Dubnyk, proved to be too much for Ralph Krueger's side to overcome.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oilers final nine games will determine if Tambellini stays or goes

On the heels of an ill-timed three game losing streak, that will likely play a large role in seeing the Edmonton Oilers miss out on the NHL playoffs for a seventh consecutive season, fans across Oil Country have reached their boiling point. Calls for the dismissal of General Manager Steve Tambellini are, one again, growing by the second.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Game 39: Anaheim 2 Edmonton 1

On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers caught a huge break, in facing the Anaheim Ducks without Ryan Getzlaf or Sheldon Souray, it was another former Oiler who came back to haunt his old club. A pair of goals from Radek Dvorak proved to be too much for Ralph Krueger's crew to overcome, falling by a score of 2-1 to the Pacific Division leading Ducks.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Step Taken: Oilers Playing Meaningful Games

Heading into the 2013 NHL season, the plan for the Edmonton Oilers was to take that next step in their re-build. In some minds, that meant a post-season berth. In others, a marked improvement on their 30th, 30th and 29th place finishes would have been more than enough.