Friday, April 11, 2014
While the Los Angeles Kings were nice enough to sit both Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick during their final visit to Rexall Place, at the end of the night it mattered little. Despite the visitors somewhat depleted roster, the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 loss to the mighty Kings should have surprised absolutely no one and yet the fans inside the rink found the need to boo their team off the ice on Thursday evening,
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Heading into this year’s NHL Trade Deadline, there were many a rumour surrounding the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov. While such a deal would have made little to no sense for either team to even consider, the Oilers interest in the veteran blueliner was quite real and will likely be revisited this summer.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Heading into the 2013-14 NHL season, many felt there were more than a few similarities between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche. However, when you fast forward six months to the present day, the two teams could not be further apart when it comes to each side’s respective rebuild and their place in the NHL’s overall standings.
Monday, April 07, 2014
It seems as though no matter what Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall does out on the ice, it is never quite good enough for many across the hockey world to give him his due as a player. He is on the verge of becoming a top ten NHL scorer for the second consecutive season and yet all we ever hear from the mainstream national media, is how he isn’t anywhere near as good a player as “x,y and z”.
While the Edmonton Oilers have come out with four consecutive solid efforts against teams either comfortably in or battling for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, it has been the play of the opposition’s netminder that has ultimately handed Dallas Eakins’s side back-to back victories.