Friday, October 17, 2014
Over the last four seasons, the Edmonton Oilers have managed to put together what has amounted to the worst home-ice record in the entire National Hockey League. While the likes of the Florida Panthers and New York Islanders have also bee in the same neighbourhood, no one has been has inept as the Oilers when it comes to overall futility in their home barn.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
ith the Edmonton Oilers getting off to their usual slow start, one can’t help but wonder when general manager Craig MacTavish will do the right thing and get both Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse out of town.
Despite the best efforts of one Taylor Hall, the Edmonton Oilers found a way to simply give away another two points on Wednesday night in Arizona, dropping a 7-4 decision to the Coyotes. While the top line of Hall, Jordan Erberle and Mark Arcobello combined for three goals and seven points, it was the team’s play in their own end coupled with yet another disastrous outing from netminder Ben Scrivens that cost them.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The fact the Edmonton Oilers were blown out 6-1 by the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night should have surprised absolutely no one. This has become the norm when the Oilers face the defending Stanley Cup champs, as LA simply toys with them until they build a big enough lead and coast to an easy win.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers jumped out to an early two goal advantage against a Vancouver Canucks side that came out of the gate as flat as a board for their home opener, Dallas Eakins’ crew still found a way to allow their Pacific Division rival to take home two points in what was a 5-4 shootout loss.