One of the more unusual sideshows of the NHL’s Bizarroworld 2021 season has been the ongoing shuffle of Rent-A-Goalies, with one of the major players being your Edmonton Oilers who have listed no fewer than 10 (ten) different goalies on either their NHL roster or taxi squad since rosters were originally declared on the eve of the season.
Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! This week in 2011 (Feb. 28), the Edmonton Oilers traded Dustin Penner to the LA Kings. Penner, who joined the Oilers four years prior, cost the Kings Colten Tuebert, a first round pick in 2011 and a third round pick in 2012.
There’s an interesting conversation happening when it comes to the Edmonton Oilers and the future of a player like Tyson Barrie. Of course, after three-straight losses and only a single goal in nine periods of hockey, some fans will suggest the sky is falling.
Sometimes you go on winning streaks where bounces seem to go your way, sometimes you score one goal in three games and get flat out embarrassed. Nobody is perfect, no team is perfect, and these last three games may have shown the Oilers are still a far ways away from where they want to be.
The Edmonton Oilers were schooled, Wednesday night, in a 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Oilers were the best team over the first half of the 1 st Period with a decisive edge in play and shots.
Game Day 25 Oilers vs Leafs update This in from the Edmonton Oilers: “Joakim Nygard has been recalled from the taxi squad & Patrick Russell has been assigned to the taxi squad.” STAPLES: Original Game Day 25 Post with update on reuniting the Dynamite Line My take 1.
So the Edmonton Oilers have a challenge on their hands that so many NHL teams would love to have. They’ve got too many good right-handed defensemen and a conundrum is starting to creep up, that being Evan Bouchard has shown that he’s right on the cusp of becoming a full-time NHL defenseman.
The Edmonton Oilers’ Mike Smith was having the best season of his career, when he met the Toronto Maple Leafs four days ago on Hockey Night in Canada. He had a 6-0-0 record, 1.73 GAA, and .944 save percentage in seven starts this season.
The distinctions continue to roll in for Edmonton Oilers fixture Kevin Lowe. On Friday, the former Oilers defenceman, coach and general manager, and current Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) Vice Chair, was announced as one of three Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada for 2021.
It wasn’t pretty early, but Tyson Barrie stuck with it and has recently been getting the results. Ken Holland’s highest profile addition over the off-season, Barrie currently sits tied for third in the NHL in scoring among defensemen.
The Edmonton Oilers understand that every game and every series they play this season is extremely important. Tonight, the Oilers will start a three-game series that is a little more important than any other series played so far this season.
The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth game in a row on Thursday night, blanking the Vancouver Canucks by a final score of 3-0. It was the club’s sixth consecutive road victory and their 11th in the last 13 games overall.