Thursday, October 31, 2013

Time for Mr. Eakins to change the look of his backend

While the results haven't been what either fans or the organization were hoping for, there is no question Craig MacTavish tried to upgrade the Edmonton Oilers blueline during this past off-season. It was no real surprise that he fell short of acquiring a legitimate top pairing defenceman but he did manage to bring in better players.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oilers with yet another poor showing on home ice

On the strength of a rather impressive four point performance from Phil Kessel, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply outclassed an undermanned and struggling Edmonton Oilers side on Tuesday night at Rexall Place, cruising to an easy 4-0 win.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oilers need Gagner to make an immediate impact

With Edmonton Oilers centre Sam Gagner on the verge of making his season debut in tonight's tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the former sixth overall pick had better be prepared for a whole new set of expectations. He will not only be looked upon to produce points at the same pace he did during the abbreviated 2013 season but also show signs of marked improvement in his overall game. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bachman does what a goalie should do but Oilers still lose

It was a night in which a battered and bruised Edmonton Oilers lineup had next to nothing left in the gas tank but still found a way to walk out of the Staples Centre with a point they had absolutely no right having. On the strength of a 47 save performance from call up Richard Bachman, the Oilers managed to head home with at least one point from their weekend road trip, after falling 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings in a shootout.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

How many different ways can one team lose games?

Not sure how many different ways the Edmonton Oilers intend on losing games this season but they have to be running out of ways and we have yet to reach the end of the first month of their schedule. Despite another four goal performance from Dallas Eakins squad upfront, the Oilers still managed to allow five pucks into their own net, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday afternoon.