The Oilers haven’t had a good year. They’re barely clinging to whatever slim playoff hopes they had before entering the bye week. Winning just 20 games out of their first 46 has nearly sealed their fate. They can’t afford to have any hiccups in the remaining games if they’re going to make any inroads to the playoffs.
Coach McLellan notes that despite the initial indication, @RNH_93 will be out 5-6 weeks with an upper body injury.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 19, 2018
What began as “bruising” after a hit from Vegas’ Brayden McNabb turned into a “bruised sternum” for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins yesterday. A “bruised sternum” today turned into “cracked ribs”, which is much less encouraging. Nugent-Hopkins is likely to be shelved for five to six weeks, which absolutely doesn’t help Edmonton’s chances down the stretch.
GIVE ME SOME GOOD NEWS, DAMMIT
There’s nothing good to say right here, other than Chiarelli probably won’t be able to trade someone on the IR for some backwards return that will send a thirty cents on the dollar back to the Oilers. The NHL trade deadline is just over a month away, and I’ve already planned on getting a whole lot of not much on expiring contracts.
The Oilers had better have a contingency plan.
Jordan Eberle is 7th in the NHL in 5v5 points/60.— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) January 19, 2018
Ryan Strome is...
*scrolls down a ton*
ah, yes, tied for 219th.
Yeah, Ryan Strome. Someone liquor me up already.