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Edmonton Oilers Sat Dec 16 2017 22:01:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- So your boy Baggedmilk was at the game last night and when I got to the office this morning I started cruising the interwebs for anything I may have missed. The thing that stood out to me the most was thegraphic that Sportsnet put up showing all the
On this week’s episode of the Outsiders, the boys debate whether or not it’s time to get back on the bandwagon, go over Zack Kassian rearranging Dubinsky’s face, explain McDavid over Matthews, and a whole lot more.Carefu
Beginning tonight to the end of February, the Oilers play 27 of their next 32 games against Western Conference teams. In their first 31 games, they faced a Western Conference opponent eleven times, winning six and losing five. They will play 21 of th
We should know this by now. Facing a backup goalie + home game = bad time. Final Score: 4-0 Preds. Well I gotta say it was real nice to see the Oilers pickup where they left off after the road trip. They came out firing everything they had on the Pre
After missing a couple weeks of action with a back injury, Adam Larsson is a game time decision to return to the Oilers on Thursday against the Nashville Predators. While we don’t have an exact date on when Andrej Sekera will return followi
MOAR GOALZ! Final Score: 7-2 Oilers Maybe it was blind optimism or maybe it was the half bottle of rum in my belly, but I actually felt good coming into tonight’s game. I know that the Blue Jackets are hot as a pistol (7-3-0 in their last 1
The battle of the Oilers and Blue Jackets inept special teams goes head-to-head tonight. It is difficult to decide which unit is worse, the Edmonton Oilers penalty kill or the Columbus Blue Jackets power play. 1. The Blue Jackets PP is 31st at 9.41%.
The Ottawa Senators reportedly asked every player with a no-move or no-trade clause to submit their no-go lists, including Erik Karlsson. This comes after Doughty’s free-agent talk with The Athletic sparkedcommentsfrom Karlsson about gettin
The pipeline was flowing this week with some of the Oilers’ prospects having solid efforts and putting up big numbers. Tyler Benson continues his torrid pace in the Dub with nine points over the last two weeks. Iiro Pakarinen hit the ground
After losing a heartbreaker in their last meeting, the Oilers land in Toronto looking to avenge that loss, get themselves on a winning streakand walk away with four points in a back-to-back situation for the first time this season. When the Oilers an
Balanced scoring? Power play goal? Excellent goaltending? Win? Final Score: 6-2 Oilers I’m not going to lie to you guys, I didn’t really have a whole lot of hope coming into tonight’s game. As sad as it is to admit it, I
Tonight, the Oilers kick off their three-game road trip with the first of back-to-back starts against a pair of Atlantic Division teams. After Wednesday’s horrible effort against the Flyers, the Oilers needed to find a way to collectively p
In today’s quick hits, we look ahead at tonight’s matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. 1.The Canadiens were enjoying a hot streak after Carey Price returned, but have lost back-to-back games since winnin
This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL. The NHL allows Seattle to submit an application for expansion and run a ticket drive, similar to Las Vegas. Andrei Markov has some frustrations with
The Edmonton Oilers have trudged through quite a strange and unpredictable couple of seasons since much-maligned Peter Chiarelli has taken the reins as the team’s general manager. From drafting Connor McDavid and acquiring Cam Talbot, to fl
As the Oilers’ struggles continue, everyone is looking for answers. Men naturally like to be problem solvers. Most wise married men have learned when your wife discusses her frustration, it is best to just say, “I understand how t
On this weeks episode of the Outsiders, the boys go where no Oilers journalists have gone before as they get to the bottom of what makes a Flames fan tick. Why would they like such an awful team? Where do they find their jerseys? Only the Outsiders h
The saying is that talk is cheap, but that hasnt stopped NHL coaches from going off on their teams over the decades in an effort to grab their attention when things are upside down and on fire. Ive been party to a few rants covering the Edmonton Oile
According to Pierre LeBrun, the NHL’s salary cap is going to increase next year. LeBrun reports that the cap will, at the very minimum, increase from its current $75 million ceiling to $78 million next season, but it could rise as high as $
What if the Oilers are just saving all of their energy until they face Western Conference teams? What if they’re just messing around with us by making us all worried and unhappy and then when they begin their Western trip in a couple weeks.
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take,” Wayne Gretzky. The Edmonton Oilers had one shot on goal in four minutes of powerplay time last night. They trailed 3-2 and went on the PP with 3:43 remaining in the game. They had a glo
After a disappointing, listless loss against the Flyers last night, Todd McLellan has shuffled the Oilers’ lines at practice. Notably, Ryan Strome and Drake Caggiula are on the outside looking in. Last game, Strome and Caggiula played the w
You can’t sleepwalk through two full periods and expect to win a game, even if it’s against a team that goes nearly a month at a time without winning like the Flyers. The Oilers put forward a terrible effort last night and got a r
At least the last 10 minutes were alright? *sigh* Final Score: 4-2 Flyers Does anyone else feel like it’s been forever since the Oilers last played? I know it’s only been a few days but it still seems like an eternity since our bo
The Oilers are 5-8 at home this season. They’ve been outscored 49-40. Their home PK is a dreadful 57.8% (16 goals on 38 kills). They’ve scored first only five times. Their PP has been a solid 20% (8 of 40) and they have out shot t
Goaltending has been an issue for the Oilers this season. I mean, many things have been an issue for the Oilers this season, but with Cam Talbot on the injured reserve for the new few weeks, goaltending has jumped to the forefront among Edmonton&
The Edmonton Oilers have won four of their last six. They are starting to play better, but unless they plan on scoring four goals per game, this group needs to tighten up defensively and the goaltenders need to be better. Laurent Brossoit will start
Andrej Sekera, noted team dad, is hoping to be back on the ice with the boys before Christmas. Sekera got offseason ACL surgery nearly seven months ago and is now (finally) nearing his return. How far off is he? Let’s take a look. [tweethtt
When Adam Larsson was placed on the injured reserve back on Dec. 1, it was expected that he was only going to miss a week of action. Apparently that isn’t the case anymore, as the rugged defender suffered a setback in practice today and cou
Laurent Brossoit held in, with help from a TJ Brodie own-goal, for the win against Calgary Saturday night. Brossoit has let in five goals in two starts since Cam Talbot was placed on injured reserve. Its hard to blame him for all of the goals. The Ru
My friends, Monday is here again and that means it’s time for your ol pal Baggedmilk to give you an opportunity for some free learning from your friends at Oilersnation. As always,Ive taken five of your questions and sent them out to our wr
When the rules for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft were announced last year a lot of people had pencilled Brandon Davidson as the Oiler that would most likely be claimed if left exposed. Fearing that they would lose him for nothing the Oiler
Fans of the Edmonton Oilers more than paid their dues in full by filling the rink and watching the team they cheer for stagger around like stumblebums during a decade of ineptitude and defeat. Last season, the Oilers, at long last, finally started to
Good morning everyone! I went to sleep with a smile on my face after a big Battle of Alberta win last night and woke up with an even bigger smile on my face. The Oilers have gone full circle and have officially claimed Brandon Davidson off of waivers
Hey, Oilers Nation! Emergency Backup Cat here, taking on the Battle of Alberta for our lovely friends on the full-time writing staff to help them out with a prior engagement. Holy smokes, what a barn burner. Coming into this game, I was excited to se
The injury to Cam Talbot is a bitter pill for Edmonton Oilers fans, and points to a major problem for this hockey club: Depth. Along with a lack of balance, it is a key issue and surely will be discussed a lot over the summer. Both Peter Chiarelli an
If you’ve looked at the standings this morning, you know this is a dire time for the Edmonton Oilers 2017-18 season. The Oilers are No. 7 in the division and seven points behind the Calgary Flames as we enter play this evening, and it could
According to their official Twitter, the Oilers have claimed Nathan Walker, also known as The Australian Gretzky, off of waivers from the Washington Capitals. In a corresponding roster move, the Oilers placed Iiro Pakarinen on waivers with the purpos
To his credit, Kris Russell smashed that puck home. Final Score: 6-4 Maple Leafs I don’t think that I’m the only one that was nervous about tonight’s game. The Oilers haven’t exactly been world beaters this yea
I understand why many are pumping up tonight’s game as Auston Matthews versus Connor McDavid. They are both first overall picks. McDavid won three major NHL awards last year, while Matthews scored 40 goals as a rookie. Both are extremely ex
The Oilers take on the Maple Leafs tonight at Rogers Place and it’s a tale of two teams on very opposite sides of the good vibration charts of 2017. With the red hot Leaves in town, the Oilers are going to have to be on their game tonight i
More bad news for Oilersnation today as the Edmonton Oilers have placed Cam Talbot on the injured reserve and recalled Nick Ellis from the Bakersfield Condors. For a city that needed some good news right now, this was definitely not it. Frankly, havi
It seems ridiculous to count a team out in November, but Oilers fans know just how easily that can happen. Edmonton has 22 points in 25 games and are five points out of a Wild Card spot, with both Chicago and Calgary having a game in hand. The Oilers
I wasn’t surprised by the reaction of Oilers fans today when the news hit Jesse Puljujarvi was practicing on the McDavid line. Oilers fans have seen the big Finn alongside 97 in the past (84 minutes a year ago) but I get why there&#8217
With the grey cloud that’s hung over the Edmonton Oilers this season, the few standouts that have kept their year from falling into utter disrepair haven’t had enough light shone on their success. One player that immediately comes
The Oilers have only scored 12 goals on the power play this season. Only two teams the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets have scored fewer at this point. Part of that has to do with how few power play opportunities the team has had, but the Oi
My friends, Cam Talbot may not be available for tomorrow’s game because of an upper bodyinjury. This is not a drill. As far as bad news goes, this has to rank up there with one of the worst issues that can happen to the Oilers at this point
The Coyotes arebad.But the Oilers didn’t make them look bad last night. The two bottom teams in the Western Conference played a tightly-contested game that the Oilers edged out on a beautiful overtime goal by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Highlights
The Year of Nuge continues. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers in OT After playing one of their most complete games of the season in Boston, the Oilers needed to find a way to replicate that effort tonight against Arizona. Let me put it this way, a game against
As you’d expect for a team in the league’s basement, the rumours are circling around the Edmonton Oilers. There’s been a lot of names floating about, and now the insiders are saying their piece. With cap issues coming, e