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Oilers January Recap

February 1, 2021 - 5:29 PM ET

It's hard to believe that hockey has been back for a full month but here we are. After far too many months of speculation, rumours, and line combinations we were finally able to watch the Edmonton Oilers and make some concrete judgements on the roster. Here is a thought or two on every player...

GD12: Oilers @ Senators - Control

February 2, 2021 - 5:41 PM ET

Last game against the Oilers and Senators was an offensive spectacle both ways with a total of 13 goals scored. Edmonton turned the game into a track meet and their gifted power up front was able to out class the fragile Sens. You can expect Tippett wants a far more controlled second game and does...

In No Particular Order: Post Game, Bouchard, Puljujarvi, Kuemper, Centres

February 3, 2021 - 7:40 PM ET

Good afternoon everyone. Today we are going to discuss the Oilers recent win over the Ottawa centres, what to expect in the coming weeks, some thoughts on the young guys, a potential trade rumour, and what to do with the bottom six. So many things to discuss, so little time so let's get to it....

GD13: Oilers @ Flames - Prove It

February 6, 2021 - 4:35 PM ET

Tonight should be a blast for Oilers and Flames fans as it marks the first of ten Battle of Alberta's that we will get to watch this season. Last year saw some of the most entertaining bouts we have had in over a decade; RNH dropping the gloves, Matt Tkachuk and Zack Kassian going off, Mike Smith a...

GD14: Oilers @ Senators - Smith Returns

February 8, 2021 - 4:13 PM ET

Last game against the Flames, the Oilers came out strong and dominated Calgary for most of the first period. When the dust had settled the score was 2-1 but if Markstrom was not a wall in net it very easily could have been 4-1. Calgary pushed back in the second and both teams traded chances with t...

Post Game - Oilers Defense Steals a Win

February 10, 2021 - 5:47 PM ET

Sometimes there will be games where the top players simply do not produce. In the past for the Edmonton Oilers, that has essentially guaranteed a loss. You may have seen after last nights game a stat rolling around social media; the Oilers are 0-26-2 when one of Draisaitl or McDavid does not produ...

G14: Oilers @ Canadiens (Hopefully) - Proving Things Have Changed

February 11, 2021 - 5:02 PM ET

There is a chance there will not be a game tonight as it was announced the game was being pushed back an hour because an Oilers player was in COVID Protocol. This is potentially Jesse Puljujarvi who was not on the ice at the morning skate but that is still speculative. If it does end up being a...

GD17: Jets @ Oilers - Big Standings Week

February 15, 2021 - 1:22 PM ET

The Edmonton Oilers had the past three days off and the hockey gods were kind. As the dust settled as the other Canadian teams faced off, Edmonton now sits third in the North Division. This week Edmonton will play two games against the two teams directly below them in the standings; the Jets and F...

G:18 Jets @ Oilers - McDavid Looking for 500

February 17, 2021 - 8:47 PM ET

Tonight Connor McDavid will be looking for his 500th point in the NHL. If he does so tonight he will have posted point #500 in his 369th game, the exact same number of games it took for Sidney Crosby. Like Crosby before him, McDavid is a generational player and Oilers fans are so lucky to have the...

G20: Oilers @ Flames - Extinguish

February 19, 2021 - 2:46 PM ET

Tonight the Edmonton Oilers will head south for a single road game against the Calgary Flames before returning back home the following day to play them once more. Calgary has played 9 games this month, posting a 5-4 record. On paper that is alright but all it takes is a few glances around Flames...

G21: Flames @ Oilers - Putting It All Together

February 20, 2021 - 4:58 PM ET

As far as excitement goes, last night's Battle of Alberta was about a 2 in terms of entertainment. Neither team brought any high octane offense, highlight worthy goals or really any animosity of note. Watching the game I felt it was the exact kind of game I have watched other teams play against E...

Some Thoughts After Trouncing The Flames

February 21, 2021 - 2:26 PM ET

So last night the Edmonton Oilers provided the Calgary Flames with a much needed educational lesson. Up until recently many of the Flames fans felt that their team was competitive and only a top end goalie away from competing. Certainly Markstrom is an excellent goaltender but far worse issues plagu...

GD22: Oilers @ Canucks - Using Momentum Smartly

February 23, 2021 - 3:17 PM ET

Many people have heard the saying, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It's a cautionary quote that this Oilers team should be familiar with. The first two weeks of the season were rough for the Edmonton Oilers. Between the new faces, injuries, and lack of a real t...

Interesting Decisions Loom For The Oilers Defense

February 24, 2021 - 12:33 PM ET

Last night the Oilers quickly went down 3-0 before clawing their way back to a 4-3 victory. It was a fun game to watch (unless you're a Canucks fan) and helped solidify the fact that this is a good Oilers team that has proven it can win in a variety of ways. This marked the return of Caleb Jones...

GD23: Oilers @ Canucks - Attack

February 25, 2021 - 4:38 PM ET

Going down 3-0 is never a strategy for success but the Edmonton Oilers managed to claw back and take a 4-3 win against a Canucks team that can only be described as fragile. Edmonton pressured and attacked relentlessly through 2 periods, hit a ton of posts and absolutely man-handled Vancouver for tw...

G23: Leafs @ Oilers - Mini Series For 1st Place

February 27, 2021 - 1:32 PM ET

When we first found out what this shortened season was going to look like, this was exactly what fans were excited about. One season ago the Edmonton Oilers faced off once on December 14th and then again on January 6th. That was the only two meetings of these clubs. This year the Oilers and Leafs...