Oilers: Edmonton’s Lack of Depth is Becoming a Problem

Sometimes it’s hard to raise an issue with a team that’s 8-3-1 to start the year, even if that team’s the Edmonton Oilers. But finding fault in even the best of things is the general rule of the Internet, so it’s time we talk about this. Sunday afternoon, the Pacific Division leaders were emphatically workedContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton’s Lack of Depth is Becoming a Problem”

Oilers: James Neal Scores Four, Edmonton Improves to 3-0-0

So, just so we’re clear: Edmonton Oilers forward James Neal scored four goals Tuesday against the New York Islanders and has six goals already this season. In three games. To put that in perspective, Neal had seven goals in 63 games last season as a member of the Calgary Flames. Now, it’s easy to sayContinue reading “Oilers: James Neal Scores Four, Edmonton Improves to 3-0-0”

2019-2020 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

There’s a new general manager and a new coach in Edmonton and the Oilers are hoping they’ve finally found the combination for whatever’s locked them out of the post-season for a dozen of the last 13 seasons. Ken Holland is the new general manager, hired in May, and Dave Tippett is the new head coach.Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers”

Oilers: Lucic Traded to Calgary for James Neal

The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for forward James Neal. The Oilers will be retaining a reported 12.5 percent of Lucic’s salary, plus they’re kicking a conditional draft pick out to the Flames. The two players are, by and large, comparable. Lucic had 20 points in 79 games withContinue reading “Oilers: Lucic Traded to Calgary for James Neal”

Avalanche: Colorado Eliminates Calgary with Game Five Win

Thanks to a convincing victory in Game Five on Friday, the Colorado Avalanche have eliminated the Calgary Flames from the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s another improbable outcome for a first round series, but the better team won. Colorado’s speed and skill proved ultimately too much for the Flames, who couldn’t come through when it matteredContinue reading “Avalanche: Colorado Eliminates Calgary with Game Five Win”