Found October 26, 2013 on The Hockey Daily:
Not good. That is the simple explanation for the Edmonton Oilers 2013-14 season so far. When the year began, the belief in hockey was the Oilers might take a huge leap forward this season and finally make the playoffs for…Read more →The post The future is not now for the Edmonton Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Oilers need more from Justin Schultz

Typically seven points in 12 games will get you positive reviews. For Justin Schultz of the Edmonton Oilers, that just hasn’t been the case. Nor should it be. As it stands, no team in the NHL has been worse on defense than the Oilers. Despite adding Andrew Ference as a free agent and signing a two-way forward like Boyd Gordon, Edmonton still has been awful in its own zone. Leading...

Jones looking to stick with Oilers

Ryan Jones has never taken his days in the NHL for granted. The Edmonton Oilers winger put in plenty of time and effort making it to the league and having lost his job at the beginning of the season, is determined to make the most of his second opportunity. Jones, 29, is back in the Oilers lineup after a stint with the Oklahoma City Barons and played his first home game of the...

Oilers already have ‘must-win’ games to make up for poor start

During his tenure with the Edmonton Oilers, Jordan Eberle has experienced the dismay of tumbling down the NHL standings. It just hasn’t been quite this early in the past. The Oilers are last in the Western Conference with a record of 3-7-1 and back-to-back road games looming. They play the Phoenix Coyotes at 1 p.m. Saturday and then take on the Kings in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Sunday...

Richard Bachman has chance to revive NHL career with Oilers

When the Edmonton Oilers take on the Los Angeles Kings tonight, Richard Bachman will be in net. With “No. 1″ goalie Devan Dubnyk mercifully down with an injured ankle and Jason LaBarbera proving more capable of yelling at teammates and smashing sticks than stopping the puck, the Oilers will go to Bachman against the Kings. Originally drafted in the fourth round by the Dallas...

Oilers starting to feel a sense of urgency to string some wins together

Is it too early to worry about the standings? Does it really matter if the Edmonton Oilers are last in the West on Oct. 26? No, and yes. There might be 90% of the season left to play, but it doesn’t take much of a hole these days to seriously jeopardize a team’s chances. Fall just a handful of points and a handful of teams behind the final playoff spot and before you know...

For many new Oilers, NHL travel grind a revalation

If today is Saturday this must be Phoenix. It was never like this in the KHL, says Anton Belov. Belov played five years with Avangard Omsk and he never had a one-game road trip to Omsk coming off a six-game, 11-day trip to Toronto, Washington, Pittsburgh, Long Island, Ottawa and Montreal with six of the next eight on the road, with Phoenix, Los Angeles, Florida, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia...

Oilers power play has now sputtered along for six games without contributing

The cold spell continues for the Edmonton Oilers power play, which has now gone six games without a goal. It has dropped into 24th spot, down from 19th a week ago. “We have to look at ourselves and see what we can do better,” said David Perron. The Oilers have had 19 opportunities through those six games, including three Thursday against the Washington Capitals. It’s a...

Worst Goaltending So Far

It is clear so far this season that the Edmonton Oilers have not had good goaltending.  Devan Dubnyk, their supposed starter, is posting a 4.02 GAA and an .878 saves percentage and his backup Jason LaBarbera is posting an even worse .871 saves percentage with a 3.22 GAA.  This gives them the worst goaltending duo in the league so far this year. This is a big part of the reason...

Oilers Need To Start Winning

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun, There might be 90% of the season left to play, but it doesn’t take much of a hole these days to seriously jeopardize a team’s chances. Fall just a handful of points and a handful of teams behind the final playoff spot and before you know it, “It’s early” becomes “It’s too late.” “You look at the teams that...

Taylor Hall doesn’t blame Eric Gryba for his knee injury

The prospect of another prolonged stint in the Edmonton Oilers medical room is particularly distasteful for Taylor Hall, but he is not accusing Eric Gryba of any foul play. Hall was knocked out of the Oilers last Saturday with a sprained left knee ligament, the result of a knee-on-knee collision with the Ottawa Senators defenceman. “It wasn’t like he stuck his knee out. He...

Matt Henderson: G13 Oilers @ Kings: Animal Style Fries

Maybe it's better that we don't have more time to think about two blown leads and the two points that went with them. Being an Oilers fan means suffering when you think you should be celebrating. This is why it shouldn't have surprised me that the team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins teamed up with David Perron to put the Oil ahead 4...

Caps win third straight, down Oilers 4-1

The Washington Capitals have moved back to .500 with a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers last night.  It was their third consecutive win and moved them to 5-5 overall, 4 points behind division leading Pittsburgh. Alexander Ovechkin scored his 1-0th goal of the season, setting yet another franchise record, becoming the fastest play to […]

Jason Lewis: Game No. 12 Game Day Blog: Los Angeles Kings Vs. Edmonton Oilers

Records: Los Angeles Kings (7-4-0) V. Edmonton Oilers (3-8-1) Home/Away Records Los Angeles Kings Home: 3-2-0 Away: 4-2-0 Edmonton Oilers Home: 1-3-0 Away: 2-5-1 Last 10: Los Angeles Kings - (6-4-0) Edmonton Oilers - (3-6-1) Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Time: 6:00 PM PST Channels: Fox Sports West Local Radio: AM 1150...
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