Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time for Eakins to start righting the ship

We are now fifty games into Dallas Eakins' debut season as an NHL head coach and not surprisingly, it has been a rather bumpy ride for the former Toronto Marlies bench boss. From the moment he arrived on the scene, Eakins appeared to be almost abnormally confident in his beliefs and how to go about fixing what was wrong with the Edmonton Oilers.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Oilers lay yet another egg in Minnesota

The Edmonton Oilers are now fifty games into their 2013-14 campaign and following their disappointing 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, this club has now lost a league worst thirty games in regulation time. While losing has almost become second nature for this group, the way in which they fell to a badly undermanned Wild side, has to be concerning to both head coach Dallas Eakins and general manager Craig MacTavish.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

MacT is betting on both Scrivens and Hendricks being able to fill a void

Wednesday afternoon proved to be a rather busy time for the Edmonton Oilers Craig MacTavish.
The rookie GM managed to pull off not one but two deals in his ongoing quest to improve his club’s NHL roster.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Forty minutes just isn't good enough

As the games on their 2013-14 schedule continue to fall of the calendar, the Edmonton Oilers have started to show signs of improvements in their overall game. Now it hasn’t done much for their placement in the Western Conference standings but the fact this team seems almost incapable of playing a full sixty minutes of hockey surely isn’t helping.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fans are rightfully pissed but let's not get carried away

Edmonton Oilers fans can certainly be a funny bunch. No one would ever question their passion for their hockey team but at times, some of those fans have been known to take on a bit of a pack mentality. Be it with certain players or management personnel, they can certainly make life fairly uncomfortable for whoever their target might be.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Not even close

When the Edmonton Oilers managed to pull off their surprising come from behind win over Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, everyone knew Sunday’s tilt with the Chicago Blackhawks was going to be even tougher.