Talking Oilers Possession Numbers, Korpikoski and Off-season on The Lowdown with Lowetide

Joined Lowetide on TSN 1260 this morning to talk Oilers. Below is the audio starting around the five-minute mark.

We talked about my last two articles that covered the Oilers possession numbers this season and the 25-game stretch where the club was over 50% CF. I also referenced my past article on rebounds from March, which is at The Copper & Blue.

I also mentioned this very insightful article from Hockey Graphs that looked at the importance of handedness on the blueline. Well worth a read and something to consider as the Oilers shop for, hopefully, two right shot defencemen this summer.

With playoffs starting, I was asked by Min Dhariwal for an Oiler fans perspective and what I was looking forward to. Article is up at the CBC News. I’ll (obviously) be pulling for the Ducks since Horcoff, Cogliano AND Perron are there. But I’m also kind of hoping they crash and burn only because they’ll likely make some drastic changes up front and move out one those defencemen. Vatanen is the obvious name, and would be a fine second pairing/powerplay quarterback player.



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