The Edmonton Oilers took down the besieged Vancouver Canucks with a 3-0 win on Thursday, improving their winning streak to five.
Hockey is back on tap and in a big way, which means there’s a lot to cover in a relatively short period of time. To that end, it’s time to get on with the show and sum up the Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round matchups. Up next, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Edmonton Oilers. TheContinue reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks”
The Edmonton Oilers opened their 2019-2020 regular season with a home win against the Vancouver Canucks. But how did they do, really? Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring for head coach Dave Tippett’s debut, netting the first goal just over five and a half minutes into the first period. Zack Kassian and Matt BenningContinue reading “Oilers: Assessing Edmonton’s Season Opener Against the Canucks”
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”
The Calgary Flames had, by most standards, a very good 2018-2019 campaign. With a 50-25-7 record, they finished first in the Pacific Division and first in the Western Conference. The Flames clinched their playoff berth in mid-March and their 50 wins put many in mind of the 1988-1989 edition of the franchise, with that StanleyContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Calgary Flames”