Long time no see. I’ll keep it brief because we’re barreling into our GAMEDAY coverage right away here with Jeff’s GAME PREVIEW, but hey, it’s good to see you all again.
Our heroes are in Arizona tonight to take on — and, likely, beat the absolute breaks off of — the Coyotes tonight. The Coyotes have started this young season 0-2-1 and really are not a good team. Their promotional material for tonight’s game speaks volumes:
Imagine your job was the Arizona Coyotes hype person. #yeg #oilers #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/jh5kTi1Vd2— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) October 20, 2021
Nick. Schmaltz. LOL. Times are tough in the desert. Puck drops a shade after 8PM local, but stay close as our GAMEDAY coverage will start right away!
Preston & Shona analyze how the team has played in their first few regular-season games and offer some thoughts on how the team can take that next step. They also find some time to gush about the team’s special team play and the options they could explore as the season wears on.
Mike Smith expected to be out at least a week (Copper and Blue)
Frontline Research - Arizona Coyotes (Copper and Blue)
GAME RECAP: Oilers 6, Ducks 5. (Copper and Blue)
Edmonton Oilers 2021-22 Season Preview Roundtable - Part 3 (Copper and Blue)
Game Notes: Oilers @ Coyotes G4 (ON)
Are The Edmonton Oilers About To Play Mikko Koskinen Back-To-Back? (ON)
Yamamoto’s Play On Second Line Is Tenuous Right Now (ES)
Wonder if there’s anything to Yamamoto’s quick demotion beyond his play? He didn’t exactly rush to sign his extension. Not unlike Ethan Bear, who was very quickly in the doghouse last season after a soft holdout, before eventually being dealt. Have we seen this movie before?
Oilers Place Goalie Mike Smith On Injured Reserve With Lower-Body Injury (CBC)
Third Line Brings Much-Needed New Dimension For Edmonton Oilers (ES)
Evan Bouchard On The Top Pairing (ON)
Kids These Days (ON)
Winning Ugly Better Than Losing (ON)
Twilight Zone (LT)
Lowetide: The Oilers finally have an effective third line — so how should they deploy it? (TA)
Success or failure for the Oilers could depend on their Duncan Keith-Cody Ceci tandem (TA)
Evan Bouchard subscriber Q&A: Training with Darnell Nurse, adjusting to the NHL and the ‘Bouch Bomb’ (TA)
Lowetide: First impressions of 2021-22 Oilers — is this strong start sustainable? (TA)