No links last week for the season but we’re back at it in full swing in advance of a big New Year’s Eve clash against the New York Rangers which is quickly approaching must-win territory for our beleaguered heroes.
Or should that say beer-leaguers. I don’t know anymore.
What I do know is the last loss still leaves a lousy taste in the gob, and the Oilers would do us all well with a good performance tomorrow night.
Couple high points from the weekend include the waivings of Markus Granlund and Brandon Manning and the recalls of Kailer Yamamoto and William Lagesson. Perhaps we’ll finally see an influx of AHL guys who might be able to play over the coming weeks. Lord knows Holland has to do something.
CB took a look at the most recent 8-game segment and, predictably, it was not a glowing review.
The Skills Competition took place over the weekend, with Joakim Nygard pipping Connor McDavid for the team’s fastest skater. I’m assuming McDavid tried skating left-handed. I know he’s left-handed. Don’t.
Matt Benning is in a tough spot after two concussions in two appearances a few weeks back. We hope he recovers fully, and is given the time to do so. I think he managed to win the hardest shot though, which is nice. Any datapoint that might stop them from paying all the money to Darnell Nurse is helpful.
One more off day for the Oilers which can only be a good thing for their two stallions who could almost certainly use every second of rest they can get right now. See you tomorrow.
Oilers Recall Yamamoto & Lagesson (Copper and Blue)
Running operations (Copper and Blue)
The mid season review - Games 32 to 41. (Copper and Blue)
Oilers Send Markus Granlund and Brandon Manning to Bakersfield (Copper and Blue)
The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 10 – Keith Anthony (The Super Fan)
Oilers Prospect Update: Berglund Excels; Four WJC Players (Oilersnation)
Oilers Recall Kailer Yamamoto, William Lagesson From AHL Bakersfield (Sportsnet)
Walking The Line (Oilersnation)
Oilers Prospect G Ilya Konovalov Named To KHL All-Star Game (Oilersnation)
Air Lift (Lowetide)
Lowetide: Oilers Recall Kailer Yamamoto And William Lagesson (Athletic)
‘If I Have Another One In A Short Time, My Career Could Be Over’: Recent Head Injuries Concerning Oilers’ Matt Benning (Athletic)