The Edmonton Oilers will face the Arizona Coyotes in a late-night game on Wednesday evening. It’s a game the team should win, but for some reason, the Oilers tend to struggle — or at least force themselves to pull wins out of the bag — against teams they should easily defeat. Edmonton sits four points back of the Los Angeles Kings and six points back of the Vegas Golden Knights for the top spot in the Pacific Division. First isn’t out of reach, but the top three teams keep winning and games like the one against Arizona become critically important when it comes to getting the playoff matchup the Oilers might prefer.
Oilers Sign Carl Berglund
The Oilers have signed Swedish center Carl Berglund to a two-year entry-level contract. The forward scored 12 goals and 15 assists in 36 games as a senior with UMass Lowell River Hawks in 2022-23 and will report to the Bakersfield Condors on an amateur tryout. He’s not someone that will have an impact on the team this season, or even next, but he’s a smart player who has a shot at making the NHL and being a solid two-way pivot.
The New York Rangers were also said to be interested in the player. He was in attendance at their development camp in July.
How Many Starts Does Campbell Get Moving Forward?
Jack Campbell picked up the win against the San Jose Sharks on Monday, but he let in seven goals (only four of which counted). Some were not his fault, but it was not a solid enough performance to make the Oilers feel like they’ve got any sense of renewed confidence in the netminder. Frankly, you can tell he’s got very little confidence in himself. At this point, the Oilers have to have decided internally, the fewer games the better.
There are a couple of back-to-backs still left in this season and maybe another opportunity to put Campbell in once more, but beyond that, fans shouldn’t expect to see Campbell much if Stuart Skinner can stay healthy. Skinner has earned the right to be the starter and Campbell hasn’t shown any signs of life in terms of him taking that job back.
McDavid Calls Out the NHL
After being voted by his peers as the player you’d most want on your team in the pivotal moments of a game, Connor McDavid wasn’t done making league-wide headlines. He called out the NHL for not offering hockey fans the best-on-best action, like baseball has successfully done this past week with the World Baseball Classic.
When asked for his thoughts on the games and the matchup of Shohei Ohtani vs Mike Trout, McDavid responded, “That’s what hockey’s been missing for almost a decade now.” He added, “I thought it was great. It’s what we’ve wanted for years. Best on best. Everyone is talking about it. We (NHL players) haven’t had it for a decade.”
Next: Players Ready to Leave Flames if Sutter Remains Coach?
Leave a Reply
NHL News/ 7 hours ago
Vitali Kravtsov Returning to KHL: A Closer Look at His Career Path
Vitali Kravtsov is reportedly returning to the KHL after failed stints with the New...
NHL News/ 21 hours ago
Panthers One Win Away from Stanley Cup Final After Winning Game 3
The Florida Panthers picked up a 1-0 win on Monday night in Game 3...
NHL News/ 1 day ago
Rangers Reportedly Ready to Trade Barclay Goodrow
The New York Rangers are reportedly prepared to take a less-than-ideal return in a...
Featured/ 1 day ago
No July 1 Deal Means Madhouse with Matthews & Maple Leafs
If Auston Matthews won't sign before July 1, expect chaos in Toronto over the...
Edmonton Oilers/ 2 days ago
Oilers Should Start at Square One With Campbell and Skinner
If the Edmonton Oilers are going to get the most out of their two...
NHL News/ 2 days ago
Penguins Will Seek Permission to Talk to Dubas About GM Job
The Pittsburgh Penguins will reportedly reach out to the Toronto Maple Leafs seeking a...
NHL News/ 3 days ago
Dubas Drama Could Lead to Matthews and Nylander Leaving Leafs
Now that Kyle Dubas is out with the Toronto Maple Leafs, how will all...
NHL News/ 4 days ago
Shanahan Talks Reason Maple Leafs Moved On From Kyle Dubas
Brendan Shanahan met with the media on Friday and talked about his decision to...
NHL News/ 6 days ago
Odds Mitch Marner Is Traded Highest in Maple Leafs’ Core Four
If any of the core four are traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs, one...
Edmonton Oilers/ 6 days ago
Latest on Rumors of a GM Change for the Edmonton Oilers
There are rumors surfacing that Ken Holland might be promoted and Steve Staois hired...
Pingback: Oilers Quick Hits: Berglund, Campbell, McDavid, Coyotes Its Playoff Hockey Fantasy Hockey News - Its Playoff Hockey
Pingback: How Huge are 60 Goals in 72 Games Played for Connor McDavid?
Pingback: Exactly how Significant are 60 Objectives in 72 Gamings Played for Connor McDavid? | Gems Hockey
Pingback: How Big are 60 Targets in 72 Video games Performed for Connor McDavid? – Dondastic