The Edmonton Oilers bounced back big time with a huge 4-0 win over Anaheim. A number of Oilers came up big, including Milan Lucic, Zack Kassian, Jesse Puljujarvi, Caleb Jones, Joe Gambardella and, of course, Connor McDavid. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of The Cult of Hockey dig in.
It's hard to imagine Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli isn't on his last legs with the team after that stinker loss to the Los Angeles Kings, especially combined with the Oil's failing playoff chances based on an inadequate roster. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of The Cult of Hockey dig in.
In a must-win game, the Edmonton Oilers actually won. They out-chanced the Arizona Coyotes, got some puck luck, and got a great game out of the top line of McDavid, Draisaitl and Zack Kassian. Yes, Zack Kassian! David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dog in.
The Oilers lose six in a row with tough loss to the Jets, and it's starting to getting physically painful to watch these games. Yes, welcome to Oil Country, hockey fans. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey dig into Edmonton's loss to Winnipeg, and the debut games of Alex Petrovic and Brandon Manning.
It was a day for trades for the Edmonton Oilers, with Drake Caggiula, Chris Wideman and Jason Garrison moving out, Brandon Manning and Alex Petrovic moving in. Twitter was afire with rage against Peter Chiarelli. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig into the trades to give their own take.
Sigh. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult dig into all that's wrong with the Oilers, but have very few ideas on how to fix it, all of it in the wake of a 7-4 drubbing of the Oil by the San Jose Sharks.
You're not going to win many games with goaltending like that. As good as Mikko Koskinen has been all year, he was that bad versus the Canucks. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in, and also argue that it's high time to bench Milan Lucic.
Yes, the Oilers lost. And, yes the Oilers will continue to lose with Kris Russell and Oscar Klefbom out of the line-up. But it was a strong effort by Edmonton, who now sit at real .500 as they head into the Christmas break. Not such a terrible spot to be in at this point of the year. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope you enjoy tonight's podcast.
Three of the Oil's Top 5 paid d-men are injured, top goalies Mikko Koskinen and Cam Talbot are slumping a bit, and the top line just got broken up because it was leaking chances against. It's never easy for the Edmonton Oilers. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
Mikko Koskinen crashed to earth, Connor McDavid got mauled, and Ken Hitchcock vented about the NHL allowing McDavid to get hacked, hooked and held. An eventful night as the Oilers lost to the Canucks. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
It's hard to believe but the Edmonton Oilers are the hottest team in the West right now with an 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey dig into Edmonton's convincing 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Oilers were without two Top 4 d-men in Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell but still managed to get a loser point in Winnipeg. That's the good news. The bad news is they blew a 4-3 lead in the third period. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey dig into two good things, two bad things and two numbers from the game.
Mikko Koskinen did it again, leading the Oilers to a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avs. So sweet, especially after it looked like the season might be heading into the dumpster once again. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
Mikko Koskinen! Ken Hitchcock! Connor McDavid! Yes, no shortage of heroes as the Edmonton Oilers earned a gritty 1-0 win over arch rival Calgary. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
The Edmonton Oilers were firing on all -- well, most -- cylinders on Friday night, pouring seven goals past their old nemesis the Minnesota Wild en route to a 7-2 win. Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey waxes ecstatic about the win.
Last week the insiders were talking about Cam Talbot maybe getting traded, but Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock was having none of it, insisting the Oilers need Talbot this year if Edmonton is going to make the playoffs. The Oil certainly needed Talbot big time in St. Louis. The goalie played fantastic, leading Edmonton to a 3-2 win. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
The Edmonton Oilers dipped below .500 again, stumbling to a 4-1 loss in Dallas. Bruce McCurdy and David Staples of The Cult of Hockey dig into their two good things, two bad things and two numbers of the game.
The Edmonton Oilers now have 13 wins and 13 losses, real .500. Mikko Koskinen and a host of grunts and grinders led the Oil to a 2-1 win over Vegas. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of The Cult of Hockey dig in.