This morning’s links are once again full of game reviews after the Oilers struggled to their first home loss of the year yesterday afternoon. A loss like that is what happens when the goaltender(s) don’t play at a very high level or Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl don’t have 5+ points between them.
There are a few prospect updates to take a look at, including recent news on Ostap Safin, Philip Broberg, and Caleb Jones.
Might Tomas Jurco deserve more opportunity? I remember a comment from one of our preseason articles about his making the team for a top-six role and then playing exclusively in the bottom-six, and for the most part that’s been the case this season.
Gaetan Haas has been recalled as of this weekend, so expect him to draw in next week.
Ken Holland is cautiously optimistic about the Oilers’ early returns.
I tried to take a look at McDavid’s usage after noticing a troubling trend regarding his rates at 5v5.
Get yourselves acquainted with the weekend’s top stories and we’ll see you tomorrow morning.
Oilers Drop 6-2 Decision To Florida (Copper and Blue)
Can you play Connor McDavid too much? (Copper and Blue)
Panthers Hand Oilers First Home Loss (THW)
Oilers Prospect Update: Safin Starting Hopping (Oilersnation)
Takeaways: Oilers’ Lack Of Supporting Cast Proves Costly (Sportsnet)
Florida Panthers Chew Up Edmonton Oilers In Worst Loss Of Season (Sun)
Panthers Score Three Times In Two Minutes, Hand Oilers First Home Loss (Sportsnet)
Panthers Rip Oilers’ Perfect Home Record (CBC)
It’s Time To Show Tomas Jurco The Love He Deserves (Oilersnation)
A Third Wheel For The Second Line (Oilersnation)
2019-20 Game 12: Panthers At Oilers (Lowetide)
Edmonton Oilers Recall Gaetan Haas (Oilersnation)
Oilers First-Round Pick Philip Broberg Increases His Role; Condors’ Caleb Jones Looks NHL-Ready (The Athletic)
‘I Don’t Think Anyone’s Feeling Comfortable’: Oilers’ Holland Pleased But Cautious Amid Early Improvements (The Athletic)