Stanley Cup Playoffs Qualifying Round Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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”

Oilers: Assessing Edmonton’s Season Opener Against the Canucks

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”

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”

What Went Wrong: Calgary Flames

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”

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”