Found October 16, 2013 on
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal answers some emails...
Q: If the Oilers were to go after a new No. 1 goaltender, who would be better, Ryan Miller or Jonas Hiller?
A: Miller. Both guys are UFA in July. The Oilers aren’t giving up on Devan Dubnyk, certainly not after four starts. He’s a good goalie going through a rotten patch, looking like the Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury in the playoffs, when the pucks kept finding their way through him. Either Dubnyk is having some technical problems or he’s putting tons of pressure on himself to show he’s a No. 1 goalie in the last year of his contract so he can get a long-term deal like Corey Crawford in Chicago. This is the way it’s going to work: if Dubnyk rebounds and has a good year and plays 60 games, he’ll be looked upon as one of the Oilers’ core players to lock up long term. Personally, I hope Dubnyk gets it together. He’s one of the most honest, accountable NHLers I’ve dealt with. If they do want another goalie, Miller in Bu...
BEST OF MAXIM
After it was over after the Edmonton Oilers had given up another lead followed by an overtime point to the Toronto Maple Leafs Devan Dubnyk sat in his stall his pads still strapped on his head buried in his hands.
He didn’t move not for the longest time.
It was he said the next day the lowest he’s felt since his trying season began. He knew could have changed the outcome of...
Nail Yakupov’s road trip didn’t get any better Wednesday.
Pointless on the season and a healthy scratch in the first two games of Edmonton’s eastern swing the Oilers winger took a direct hit from the head scout of Russia’s Olympic team.
Igor Kravchuk speaking on TSN radio in Ottawa told Steve Lloyd that he isn’t at all happy with No. 64’s game right now.
There are still customs he may never shake like not talking after the pre-game skates so he can focus on the night ahead but after seven games in the National Hockey League Anton Belov is settling in with the Edmonton Oilers defence corps.
He knows now he needs to make quicker passes something he didn’t have to do in the Kontinental Hockey League. He’s even used to rough starts...
Edmonton Oilers star Taylor Hall is one of the best left wingers in the NHL, and he showed his remarkable goal-scoring talent on Thursday night by scoring two goals in just eight seconds against the New York Islanders.
The impressive feat resulted in the former No. 1 overall pick breaking Wayne Gretzky’s Oilers record for the fastest time taken to score two goals in a single game...
TSN's latest "Insider Trading" segment is up on TSN.ca's video page, and TSN provided a transcription of Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie's comments, too:
How are the Edmonton Oilers reacting to their poor goaltending to start the season?
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk's sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Nail Yakupov trade rumors are fun, aren't they?
Yakupov is embroiled in a controversy of his own outside of the trade chatter.
Today, Team Russia Sochi Olympic scout and former NHL veteran Igor Kravchuk took a metaphorical two-hander to the shins of Yakupov when he called out the former 1st overall draft choice for his laissez-faire approach to his on ice play.
WASHINGTON — Adam Oates’ coaching has fianlly paid off. He preached to his team to calm down and be patient, as they have struggled to score goals early this season. Monday night he was rewarded as his team netted four goals in a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Oates kept his same three lines hoping they […]
It would have been easy for the hapless Edmonton Oilers to just let their three-game losing streak stretch into four.
Not only had they just come off a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals one night earlier they were in the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins who outshot the Oilers 15-3 in the first 20 minutes.
But the Oilers battled back and really deserved a better fate than a 3-2...
Nassau Coliseum isn't usually thought of as a difficult arena for opposing teams. Just don't tell that to the Edmonton Oilers.
Losers in four straight and at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Oilers look to notch their first road win against the New York Islanders in almost 14 years Thursday night.
After three consecutive last-place finishes in the Northwest Division...
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Ouch! Not a good hit, actually, this is a very dangerous hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on former Wisconsin Badger and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I would call this a push check. Chimera only received a two-minutes penalty for his efforts. Schultz appeared to be okay.
Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1-0) @ Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1)
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Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and the Edmonton Oilers roll into Pittsburgh to play the Penguins.
Beau Bennett is day-to-day with a lower body injury, James Neal is on injured reserve and Harry Zolnersdasdnaosncuicachzyk...
Dear coach Eakins,
First of all, on behalf of all Oiler fans, I have to apologize for Devan Dubnyk. We had no idea that he would go from âsomewhat competentâ to âflaming train wreckâ in such a short period of time. Not to get all biblical on you, coach, but at this point itâs unclear whether Dubnyk could prevent a camel from slipping through the eye of...
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Saturday, a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby scored his first hat trick since 2010, which says all you need to know about how his last couple of seasons has been derailed by injuries. He added an assist on Matt Niskanen’s game-winning goal.
Last Game for the Oilers: Last night, a 4-2 loss to the Washington...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
One of the great unknowable factors in NHL development circles is anticipating correctly when a young goaltender steps from promising prospect to legitimate No. 1 status.
Consider a trio of goalies in the spotlight during the first fortnight of the season, all of whom are approaching important crossroads in their respective careers...
And now today's Pick The Winner:
2 UNIT = Edmonton Oilers @ Washington Capitals - OVER 5.5 GOALS (-115)
(Note: I am risking 2.00 units to win 1.74)
I took yesterday off, but cashed an easy winner Saturday night in the Penguins/Lightning game on the over. That is what I have came to know these past few months, easy winners. I look to continue that with...