Couple thoughts on the Oilers series against the Calgary Flames, the on-ice numbers and which players stood out.
A quick recap of the Oilers series vs the Kings, where they thrived and where they struggled.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) to discuss the Edmonton Oilers first round series against the Los Angeles Kings, what’s gone well in the first three games, and what to keep an eye on. We also shared our thoughts on the Oilers upcoming off-season, what to do with Evander Kane and how the Oilers might handle Jesse Puljujärvi’s next contract. We also discussed the potential roster options for next season, including the prospects that could push for spots and which free agents the Oilers might be targeting.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active to preview games 3 and 4 of the Oilers series against the Kings. We also touched on the play of Mike Smith, and the depth players. We also discussed Evander Kane's performance and if the Oilers should consider signing him to a long term contract.
With the first round of the playoffs set to begin, a look into how both teams finished the season, what their key drivers were and how individual players performed.
Joined by Rob Soria (@Oil_Drop), author of Connor McDavid: Hockey's Next Great One, and writer for The Copper & Blue. We discussed the Edmonton Oilers, the improvements since the coaching change, and the key drivers for their success. We discussed the Oilers chances in the playoffs, what the areas of concern are and what will need to go right for them to win a round. We also covered the roster construction issues that Oilers management is facing this off-season, and what areas should be prioritized.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active in Edmonton to talk Oilers, their results since the coaching change, the playoff race in the west and the positive impact Jesse Puljujärvi has when he's on the ice.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to talk all things Oilers, the success they’ve had since the coaching change and what the focus should be for management this off-season. We talked about the importance of Jesse Puljujärvi to the Oilers, what his next contract should look like, and the roster-building decisions that Ken Holland has to navigate effectively if the Oilers have any chance of building a contender.
Joined by Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) on the show to re-cap the Oilers’ trade deadline, the acquisition of Brett Kulak and Derick Brassard, and where the two could potentially fit in the lineup. We talked about Ken Holland’s approach constructing the roster since becoming the general manager, where the deficiencies are and what the top priorities should be this upcoming off-season. We also discussed the success the Oilers have had since Jay Woodcroft took over as head coach and some reasons for optimism heading into the final stretch of the season.
I joined Rod Kurtz on CBC Radio Active in Edmonton this evening to discuss the Oilers performance under Jay Woodcroft, the underlying numbers, issues to monitor and areas for improvement.