What Went Wrong: Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers again dealt themselves a bad hand, finishing 2018-2019 with a 35-38-9 record. That put them seventh in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference with 79 points – eight ahead of the basement-dwelling Los Angeles Kings. Playoff contention was, of course, not on the table for the second straight season.Continue reading “What Went Wrong: Edmonton Oilers”

Oilers: Surprise, Edmonton Blew It Again

Just when you think it can’t get any worse for the Edmonton Oilers, it happens. Tuesday saw another new low for the club, as they coughed up five third period goals to lose 6-2 to the…Chicago Blackhawks. The same Chicago Blackhawks that are seventh in the Central Division. The same Chicago Blackhawks that are (now)Continue reading “Oilers: Surprise, Edmonton Blew It Again”

Oilers: Edmonton Hits New Low with Saturday’s Game Against LA

When we left an awful 2018, the Edmonton Oilers were shoring up their defence and attempting to win their way back into favour. With 2019 underway, that’s not going well. The Oilers reached what could be termed a new low with their “performance” against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, setting up 2019 asContinue reading “Oilers: Edmonton Hits New Low with Saturday’s Game Against LA”

Oilers: Hitchcock Wants “More Participation” and Rightly So

The Edmonton Oilers met the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night and lost, dropping a fourth straight and failing to find that scoring we were talking about. What’s more, the loss was enough to lead some to suggest that the “honeymoon was over” between the Oilers and new head coach Ken Hitchcock. And to an extent, that’sContinue reading “Oilers: Hitchcock Wants “More Participation” and Rightly So”

Oilers: Hitchcock Changing Culture of Hockey in Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have been finding ways to win under head coach Ken Hitchcock and that’s transforming the culture of the team one game at a time. After wrapping up the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night by a final score of 3-2, the team improved to 3-1-1 under the new guy. How is thisContinue reading “Oilers: Hitchcock Changing Culture of Hockey in Edmonton”