Saturday, May 10, 2014

Game Five: Oil Kings take it to another level

In what has seemingly felt like nothing more than a blink of an eye, the Edmonton Oil Kings have moved to within one win of earning their second Western Hockey League Championship in three years. After dropping the opening two games to the Portland Winterhawks and falling down 2-0 early in Game Three, it looked as though Edmonton had met their match in what has been somewhat of a surprising campaign from the now back-to-back-to-back Easter Conference champs.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Oilers need to decide on who and what they want to be

As tough as the last eight years have been for fans of the Edmonton Oilers to stomach, the fact this franchise is four full years into their rebuild and still have absolutely no clue on the type of team they are is simply staggering.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Game Four: Back on level terms

Despite dropping the first two games of the 2014 Western Hockey League Final to the Portland Winterhawks, the Edmonton Oil Kings were confident the series would turn back in their favour upon returning home for Games Three and Four at Rexall Place. Now they may not have gone about it in the easiest of fashions, at the end of the day all that matters are wins and last night’s rather convincing 2-0 victory has pulled the Eastern Conference champs back on level terms.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Game Three: The Comeback!!!

It may not have been the way Derek Laxdal and his coaching staff envisioned it happening but at the end of the day that really doesn’t matter.The Edmonton Oil Kings come from behind 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Game Three of their WHL Final was not only a result the home side absolutely had to have but quite frankly, it could turn out to be the defining moment of this series.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Game Two: Winterhawks simply too good

After treating fans to pair of wonderful WHL Championship Finals in both 2012 and 2013, hockey fans across the Western Hockey League were hoping the Edmonton Oil Kings and Portland Winterhawks would make it three for in 2014. However, if the opening two games of this year’s matchup are any indication of what we should expect, it looks as though Edmonton could have their work cut out for them

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Game One: Not nearly good enough

Heading into last night’s opener between the Edmonton Oil Kings and Portland Winterhawks, there were two things Derek Lexdal needed from his players in order to have any hope of knocking off the defending Western Hockey League Champions…top notch goaltending and a productive power play.