Saturday, November 16, 2013

Oilers find themselves in familiar territory

Thanks to their usual poor start on home-ice, the Edmonton Oilers continued on their losing ways on Friday night, dropping a 3-1 decision to the San Jose Sharks and falling into the basement of the National Hockey League standings.

Friday, November 15, 2013

MacT sends mixed messages

Watching Craig MacTavish during his "State of the Franchise" press conference on Thursday afternoon, one couldn't help but notice his frustration level. In his defence, he looked exactly how most Edmonton Oilers fans currently feel about this hockey team. In all honesty, it seemed to take everything in his power to remain as positive as he sounded about his team's immediate and long term future.

Oil Kings remain red-hot in return to Rexall Place

While the Edmonton Oilers may be incapable of scoring goals and winning games on Rexall Place ice, the Edmonton Oil Kings wasted little time in doing exactly that on Thursday night, blasting the Moose Jaw Warriors by a score of 6-2 in their first home game since October 20th.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Groundhog Day

Last night must have been severe case of déjà vu for Dallas Stars centre Shawn Horcoff. Outside of Ales Hemsky and die-hard Edmonton Oilers fans everywhere, no one has seen this song and dance more often than the former captain. In what was a carbon copy of nearly every game on Rexall Place ice this season, Dallas Eakins side came out with their typical flat/lifeless performance, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Stars.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yakupov could use a visit from his former captain

Yesterday afternoon was not a good one for the Edmonton Oilers organization nor was it an especially pleasant one Nail Yakupov. After putting together a fairly effective rookie season during what was an abbreviated 2013 schedule, the youngster has struggled mightily during his sophomore campaign.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bryzgalov could be a short-term fix but nothing more


This past weekend was a very interesting one in the world of the Edmonton Oilers. Not surprisingly, they lost two more hockey games. One coming at the hands of the defending Stanley Cup champs and the other against what has been just a dreadful Philadelphia Flyers squad. However, the moves this organization decided to make prior to their afternoon tilt in the City of Brotherly Love were more than a little perplexing.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Dubnyk stands tall but Oilers still fall to Blackhawks

Saying the Edmonton Oilers have had to deal with inconsistent goaltending throughout much of the opening month and a half of the season would be putting it nicely. However, Sunday night wasn't one of those times. Despite a wonderful effort from Devan Dubnyk and a four goal offensive explosion upfront, the Oilers still found away to lose for the eighth time in nine outings, falling 5-4 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Make it seven of eight, as Oilers lose in Philly

It was an afternoon battle between two of the league's most disappointing teams and one that would finally see the offensively challenged Philadelphia Flyers find their scoring touch. A pair of third period markers from Claude Giroux and Vincent Lecavalier proved to be too much for Dallas Eakins's side to overcome, falling for the seventh time in eight games, this time by a score of  4-2.