Defenceman Oscar Klefbom had been waiting to make his NHL debut ever since being selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2011 Entry Draft. That dream finally came to fruition earlier this week and the talented Swede seems poised to make the most out of the opportunity.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Edmonton Oilers 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings marked the 45th time in 68 outings in which the team in Orange and Blue were on the wrong side of the scoreboard. With thirty-six of those defeats having come during regulation time, watching them fall for the ninth time via overtime or the shootout is viewed by some fans as almost being a positive.
Friday, March 14, 2014
No one could or even should have been surprised by the fact the Edmonton Oilers were trounced 6-2 by the St, Louis Blues on Thursday night. While the Oilers continue to battle for last place in the entire National Hockey League, the Blues currently sit atop the league with an impressive 97 points in just 66 games. Pretty predictable wouldn’t you say?
With roughly one month left in the 2013-14 NHL season, you would be hard pressed to find a team who has surprised more people than the Colorado Avalanche. After beating the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night, the Avs find themselves in tie for third place in the Western Conference with the San Jose Sharks and a point up on the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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.
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.