Draisaitl, Oilers Roll past Blue Jackets 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Wednesday night. James Neal and Jujhar Khaira also scored for the Oilers, who had dropped two in a row. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added two assists. Draisaitl’s second goal, his […]

Oilers’ Kassian Poised to Play Alongside Dynamic Duo

report this ad When the Edmonton Oilers acquired Zack Kassian in 2015 from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Ben Scrivens, many expected the former first-round draft pick to fizzle out of the NHL for good. However, since the Oilers gave him the opportunity to steer his career back on track, Kassian has exceeded […]

Edmonton Oilers Final Run: 3 Good, 3 Bad, 3 Worse

With only twelve games left in the NHL season for the Edmonton Oilers and the team eight points back of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference, the playoffs aren’t looking very likely. Such a fate is unfortunate, since, the loss to the New Jersey Devils notwithstanding, the Oilers have looked pretty good as of […]

Edmonton Oilers and the 50 Shades of Extreme

If you’re an Edmonton Oilers fan, you probably feel and know well the swings that come with being an Edmonton Oilers fan. Either the “sky is falling” or the “team is on its way to finally contend for the Stanley Cup” but, not often, is there an in-between. These days, that feeling is even more […]

Finding Leon a Running Mate

From the moment the Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year extension for an eye-popping $68 million, expectations for the talented German pivot skyrocketed. Though on the surface, asking the 22-year-old to drive his own line while playing second fiddle to Connor McDavid may seem reasonable enough, in reality, it’s not […]

Predicting Oilers’ 2018-19 Opening Night Roster: Forwards

In this two-part series looking at the Edmonton Oilers’ potential opening night roster, Part Two assesses the forwards and what lines the club could run out of the gate. If you haven’t read Part One, in which we took a deep dive into the goaltending and defense pairings, you can do so here. Predicting Oilers […]