Not gonna lie, it’s a sleepy morning. These 8PM mid-week starts are just killer. I can’t imagine what it would be like to play in one, and then have to take a late night trip home and do it all again the next night.
A bit of a miscommunication on our end last night saw us go without a GAME RECAP for the first time this year. But hey, think of it like William Lagesson’s contribution to the Flames’ second goal last night. We were due for some regression, too. Sometimes you get the puck out first try, sometimes you don’t, and your partner misreads the situation and abandons the front and the forwards are too sleepy to pick up the resulting open man.
STOP GLARING AT US, MIKE!
As mentioned, the Oilers are in Winnipeg tonight to take on the Jets, one of the other two actually decent teams in the North Division. Should be a good one.
Take a nap first. I know I will.
Hot Links: Wednesday, March 17 (Copper and Blue)
NHL Power Rankings: First Half MVP Edition (SN)
The Day After: Top Ranked Oilers Offence Comes To Play (ON)
With Elite Offence, Barrie Becoming A Force Oilers Have Lacked Since Coffey (SN)
Barrie had an excellent night points wise and was part of a humming PP, but was 34.6% xGF% at 5v5.— Copper & Blue (@CopperandBlue) March 18, 2021
Markstrom Has Choice Words For How He Played Against Oilers (SN)
Oilers Stomp Flames To Put Quick End To Sutter’s Honeymoon In Calgary (CBC)
OILERS SNAPSHOTS: Ethan Bear’s Game Needs Polish After Terrific Rookie Season (ES)
Ethan Bear, first 5GP after return from injury:— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) March 17, 2021
5v5 GD: +0/-5 (-5)
5v5 xGD: 45.6%
5v5 SF%: 40.1%
Ethan Bear, every other game this year:
5v5 GD: +14/-10 (+4)
5v5 xGD: 60.1%
5v5 SF%: 55.6%
It's almost like the concussion had an effect on his play.
Edmonton Oilers Prospect Dylan Holloway Named Finalist For Hobey Baker Award (ON)
Dave Tippett Still Believes Fighting Has Place In Hockey (TOR)
Down Goes Brown: The biggest trade involving each Canadian NHL team combo, ranked (TA)