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What’s going on with Leon? - Part 2

After being moved to McDavid’s wing, Draisaitl’s even-strength numbers have finally improved.

Dispirit

What’s going on with Leon?

The star forward is among the league leaders in points, but his production and on-ice numbers at even-strength are lower that expected. It’s critical for the coaching staff and management to figure out what’s going on with Draisaitl if they want their 5v5 numbers to improve.

Issue detection

The numbers were solid last year after Jay Woodcroft was named head coach, but they’ve declined significantly.

Drop off

This definitely isn’t the same team we saw last season after Jay Woodcroft took over.

Trepidation

Is Jack Campbell going to be alright in Edmonton?

Forecasting Leon Draisaitl’s 2022-23

Could this be the year that the big German scores 60 goals?

Wilderness

The Jesse Puljujärvi situation, asset management in a cap system and some of the key takeaways for Oilers management.

Previewing the Oilers vs Flames

Home ice disadvantage

Couple issues the Oilers coaching staff will need to address heading into game seven against the Kings.

Pulse Check

Digging into the first four games of the series against the Los Angeles Kings to see what’s going well for the Edmonton Oilers, and what the areas of concern are.

Progress

Since the coaching change, the Edmonton Oilers are actually holding their own without McDavid on the ice at 5v5. A look into the numbers and where the improvements have been.

Comparing Woodcroft to the previous Oiler coaches

Protecting leads

Under Jay Woodcroft, the Edmonton Oilers appear to be taking a different approach when protecting a lead.

Digging into the Oilers special teams

The problems on the penalty kill and powerplay were preventable had Ken Holland and his management group done their jobs.

Identifying the Oilers

Ken Holland isn’t sure if the Oilers are a good team or not. We’re here to help him out.

Oilers management is to blame for the issues in net

Quick query using publicly available data and an understanding of the salary cap and player aging curves could have prevented this fiasco.

Chasing goals

Projecting how many goals Leon Draisaitl can finish the regular season with.

Oilers defencemen with the bottom six forwards

Evan Bouchard is the goods.

Goal goals

"All you’ve got to do is look at the goal differential at five-on-five for the real legit teams. That’s the analytics that I look at. " - Ken Holland (Source: The Athletic)

Repeating history

Anytime you get a chance to talk about a Stars team that featured Horcoff and Hemsky, you take it.

Moving on from Archibald

We’re learning more about the Edmonton Oilers than we are about Josh Archibald.

Killer minutes

Shallow Depth

New season, same player

Jesse Puljujärvi was a good fit for the top six before he left for Finland. And he’s still a good fit now. A look into his numbers before and after his time with Oulun Kärpät.

Depth progress

Assessing the Oilers after 25 games

While the results haven’t been great, are the Oilers at least playing like a top-end team? And is it worth moving assets ahead of the trade deadline?

Powerplay hotness

Couple thoughts on the powerplay and how it could be more productive than last season.

The Oilers depth forwards are showing signs of life

The bottom six forwards struggled out of the gate, but they’ve been productive over the last ten games.

Working the powerplay

With special teams being the focus at training camp today, a look into Tyson Barrie’s powerplay history and how well he could integrate himself into the Oilers.

Kyle Turris as an option on the Oilers penalty kill

Looks like Kyle Turris is going to get a shot at playing on the Oilers penalty kill. A look into his career numbers and how he might be able to help.

Does Ben Hutton make sense for the Edmonton Oilers?

The defenceman is rumored to be on the Oilers radar. What would the Oilers expect from him, considering their needs at even-strength and the penalty kill.