With just a single series victory in the Connor McDavid era, the Edmonton Oilers arrive as favourites in the Western Conference perhaps a touch ahead of schedule. Of course, with the most dynamic talent in the game in a league where a team’s strongest link is having more and more influence – and considering the […]
For all the talk about the importance of depth to winning championships, the NHL is still all about stars. The teams with the best players win the most games, and everything else is about trying to move the needle just a little bit. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will lead the Oilers to contention, just […]
The success or failure of the upstart Edmonton Oilers will be determined of the playoffs.
The Edmonton Oilers and forward Patrick Maroon are reportedly discussing an extension, according to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. Maroon spent a good chunk of the season playing with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and it showed in his numbers. The 29-year
If nothing else, Leon Draisaitl is saying all the right things about how he’ll handle the contract he received from the Edmonton Oilers. Deep down, he might be nervous about justifying an $8.5 million cap hit over eight years, but as Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun reports, the German forward insists that he won’t […]
What’s scarier: the latest version of “It” or Edmonton Oilers mascot “Hunter?” That question lingers on the brain this weekend, as the horror movie does well, while the release of “NHL 18” inspired a variety of fairly-great mascot intro GIFs on Twitter
At first, it seemed like the Edmonton Oilers megastar was merely holding his own in this great set of “shooting challenge” ads with San Jose Sharks star-wookie Brent Burns. Allow me to admit some guilt in possibly not giving McDavid enough credit for his half of that CCM haul, as he sure seemed to chirp […]
Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid might be bland during interviews, but given the right time and place – and maybe, the right company – he shows that he can be fun, too. You really can’t ask for much better company than San Jose Sharks defenseman/wildebeest Brent Burns, so kudos to CCM for putting together these […]
The San Jose Sharks made the playoffs again in 2016-17 with the hopes of getting back to the Stanley Cup Final. It didn’t turn out that way, as they were bounced in the opening round by Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. At age 37, and after 1,493 regular season games played with the Sharks […]
This post is part of Oilers Day on PHT…… The Edmonton Oilers were one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 season. No one expected them to break their 10-year playoff drought last season, but that’s exactly what they did. Led by Connor McDavid,
Plenty of free agents take winding paths, particularly when it comes to joining struggling teams like the Vancouver Canucks. The high point of his Oilers run came in February 2012 when he became the first player since Mario Lemieux to generate an eight-point night. There were some freakish injuries and, naturally, the Oilers struggled on […]
Connor McDavid is the driving force behind the turnaround in Edmonton. Edmonton made the playoffs for the first time since 2006 and came within one win of the Western Conference Final. Not to be overlooked, Cam Talbot provided terrific goaltending and was a pivotal factor in helping Edmonton get back into the post-season.