Couple thoughts on the Oilers play at even-strength (5v5) and their lack of aggression when protecting leads this season.
Reviewing the Pacific division, the Oilers goaltending, special teams and the deployment of McDavid and Draisaitl.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to discuss some of the Oilers off-season activities ahead of training camp opening this week. Topics we covered: the disappointment with the Virtanen PTO, Holloway's performance at the Young Stars tournament and what to watch for at training camp.
Joined by @OilinGoal on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oilers goaltending situation heading into the 2022/23 season. We covered the signing of Jack Campbell, his style of play and the risks the Oilers are taking with this contract. We discussed the development of Stuart Skinner, and the potential prospects in the system. We also covered the different goaltending metrics available, how they’ve evolved over the years and the various methods of goaltending analysis. . You can check out OilinGoal’s website here: https://oilingoal.substack.com
It’s no secret that things are getting a little easier for the Oilers general manager in the wake of Edmonton’s push to the Western Conference final
The Edmonton Oilers and Zack Kassian’s relationship came to an on June 7 when the team traded him to the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers needed to clear cap space and Kassian, who mostly underperformed the last couple of seasons, was one of the most likely candidates to be moved to free up an additional $3.2 million in average annual value (AAV). World Juniors Live Free
The Oilers are still waiting on answers from veterans Mike Smith and Duncan Keith as free agency approaches. So, don’t miss a single moment of the NFR LIVE action. Don’t worry, If you can’t attend in Las Vegas NFR, we’ll discuss here how to watch NFR 2022 live streaming online real-time TV coverage.
Joined by Matt Henderson (@Archaeologuy) on the show to discuss the Edmonton Oilers, the lessons management hopefully learned from the regular season and playoff run, and some of the off-season gossip that’s currently out there. We talked about the importance of Jesse Puljujärvi to the team, the youngsters like Holloway and McLeod pushing for bigger roles and the front office changes that are needed to help with their decision-making processes. Links to additional podcast channels can be found here.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active in Edmonton to talk about the Oilers series against the Avalanche and where they stuggled. We talked about the impact Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson have had since being hired and how they were able to find so much success. And we talked about the top priorities this summer, including integrating analytics into their decision-making process and better managing the cap to ensure long-term success.