Saturday, March 30, 2013

Moving Whitney sends the wrong message

When head coach Ralph Krueger decided to not dress defenceman Ryan Whitney for seven of eight games during the last half of February, the veteran blueliner looked to be all but finished as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. Four weeks later, that no longer seems to be the case, leaving General Manger Steve Tambellini in a very tough position, heading into the NHL Trade Deadline.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Game 33: Edmonton 6 Columbus 4

It was one of those night's that looked to be headed towards disaster for the Edmonton Oilers. After crawling back from an early 2-0 deficit, it took these Oilers all of twenty-seven seconds of period three, to allow the Columbus Blue Jackets to jump in front 4-3. At which point point Ralph Krueger reached his breaking point.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Game 32: Edmonton 3 St. Louis 0

On a night in which the Edmonton Oilers reunited the trio of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, it was a brilliant performance from Nikolai Khabibulin that proved to be the difference, earning his team a huge 3-0 victory. However, the top line did play a massive role in the win, combining for all three goals and eight points on the night.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Game 31: Nashville 3 Edmonton 2

In what was very much a do or die situation for the Edmonton Oilers in Nashville on Monday night, they managed to score the opening goal for the tenth time in their last fourteen outings but showed next over the opening forty minutes of action. Not surprisingly, their lack urgency  cost them yet another two points, in falling 3-2 to the Predators in a key Western Conference battle.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Time for Dubnyk to elevate his game and steal a couple

The Edmonton Oilers have gone 3-1-2 over their last six games and watched themselves yo-yo up and down the Western Conference standings. They kickoff their brief two game road trip tonight in Nashville against the Predators and close it out on Tuesday evening in St. Louis.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Game 30: St.Louis 3 Edmonton 0

Well that was painful. After clawing their way back into the Western Conference playoff race over the last couple of weeks, the Edmonton Oilers were handed a rude awaking on Saturday night. In what was as thorough a beat down as this club has received this season, the St. Louis Blues waltzed out of Rexall Place with two points, courtesy of a 3-0 victory.