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Jan 19, 2019

Watch: Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers need to reverse shot misfortune

The puck is in the Edmonton Oilers’ end far too often these days. The team has been giving up many quality shots to the opposition, and they’re not firing pucks at enemy goalies nearly enough. The Oilers have been consistently outshot since mid-December, following the losses of Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell to injury from […]
Jan 18, 2019

Watch: Oilers prepare for the Battle of Alberta

The Edmonton Oilers practised at the Downtown Community Arena Friday, ahead of their Saturday night match up against the Calgary Flames. “There’s more than a handful of guys we dislike over there and I’m sure they’re saying the same thing about our guys,” said Oilers winger Milan Lucic. “The first two games have been really emotional, so […]
Jan 17, 2019

Watch: Oil Spills: Should the Edmonton Oilers be big-fish shopping now?

Hockey beat writers Jim Matheson and Rob Tychkowski talk to Craig Ellingson about murmurs around the Edmonton Oilers in mid-January suggesting general manager Peter Chiarelli is on a serious hunt for a top-line forward. The timing seems odd, and fans seem leery of the kinds of moves Chairelli might make given he could well be […]
Jan 17, 2019

Oilers in 60: The Oilers are in the playoffs! Sort of

Not to alarm anyone, but the Oilers are in the playoffs, baby! Woooo! Wooooo! Start planning the parade! Start issuing $700 playoff tickets to fans who can’t afford them! Wooooo! OK pump the brakes. The Oilers aren’t actually in the playoffs but they woke up this morning tied for the second Wild Card playoff spot […]
Jan 15, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: Edmonton Oilers seek traction in NHL playoff chase

Hockey beat writers Jim Matheson and Rob Tychkowski talk to host Craig Ellingson about the continued sputtering by the Oilers, about talk of the team sending out serious feelers in the trade quest for a top-line forward, and about the high number of shots they’re giving up each game.
Jan 15, 2019

Watch: Oil Spills: Oilers seek traction in race for playoff spot

Jim Matheson, Rob Tychkowski and Craig Ellingson about the continued sputtering by the Edmonton Oilers, who continue to seek consistency in their game to make up and gain ground in the race for a playoff spot in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference. The Oilers have alternated wins and losses over their seven games in […]
Jan 15, 2019

Edmonton Oilers Coach Postgame

Edmonton Oilers head coach Ken Hitchcock postgame interview after defeating the Buffalo Sabres 7-2. With the Oilers scoring three in the first period on their first five shots it was the first time all season that they had that many in a game without any contribution from either McDavid, who missed the skills competition Sunday […]
Jan 11, 2019

Oilers in 60: McDavid carries the weight of the world on his shoulders

Sometimes it takes an entire team coming together to get the win, and sometimes it just takes Connor McDavid. That’s what happened Thursday when the Edmonton Oilers took on the Florida Panthers at Rogers Place. The back-and-forth affair was entertaining at times, and dreadfully dull at others. Were it not for two goals from McDavid, […]
Jan 11, 2019

Watch: Oilers down Panthers 4-3 in shootout win

There’s 10 seconds left in the third period and there’s only one guy in the whole building the Florida Panthers have to really watch, Connor McDavid, and somehow they don’t see No. 97 standing all by himself. So, McDavid takes sidekick Leon Draisaitl’s feed with goalie Cam Talbot pulled for an extra attacker and calmly […]
Jan 9, 2019

Watch: Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid endures flagrant fouls

NHL beat writers Jim Matheson and Derek Van Diest talk to Oil Spills host Craig Ellingson about the grabs, holds, shots, interference, etc., Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid endures many times per game and why referees are seemingly ignoring most of the fouls.
Jan 9, 2019

Oilers in 60: Bloopers and Outtakes

Much like a cheesy sitcom that's run out of fresh ideas, here's a clip show.
Jan 8, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: Jekyll & Hyde Edmonton Oilers looking less like an NHL playoff team

So, what’s it going to be — the bad Edmonton Oilers we saw play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, or the Oilers that shut down the Anaheim Ducks the very next night? Saturday’s wretched shutout loss to the Kings showed the Oilers’ definite lack of motivation — not a playoff attitude, head coach […]
Jan 8, 2019

Watch: Oil Spills: Jekyll & Hyde Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers’ western U.S. road trip in early January is the tale of two teams. A crushing defeat and pathetic effort in Los Angeles led to a 4-0 loss on Saturday, and 24 hours later, they storm back with a 4-0 win over Anaheim. Jim Matheson, Derek Van Diest and Craig Ellingson discuss why […]
Jan 7, 2019

Oilers in 60: A tale of two teams

The Oilers played the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and fans couldn’t be angrier. But then the Oilers played the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday and now they couldn’t be happier. The Oilers gave up three goals in the first period against the Kings…three goals! But then the Oilers scored three goals in the first period […]
Jan 4, 2019

Oil Spills podcast: Good times, bad times — Edmonton Oilers at mid-season, Part 2

The second and final part of our mid-season look at the ongoing hot-button topics surrounding the Edmonton Oilers. Jim Matheson, Derek Van Diest and Craig Ellingson talk about the surprising Alex Chiasson, the impact of injuries to defensemen Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell, the play of forward Jesse Puljujarvi, and the hot seat Oilers GM […]