Talking Oilers on The Lowdown with Lowetide (TSN 1260)

Joined Lowetide this morning on TSN 1260 to talk all things Oilers, including the demotion of Puljujaarvi and Gustavvson to the AHL. Full clip is below, starting around the 40 minute mark.

Couple notes:

  • The new top line of Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl is absolute gold right now. In 66 minutes together so far this season, they’ve outscored the opponent 6-1 at 5v5 and have a 67% CF% (adjusted). This line should stick together, but also allow for Draisaitl to center another line as needed.
  • Another line I’d like to see get an extended look this season is Pouliot-RNH-Eberle. Heading into this season, they were a 53% CF line, but were outscord 26-28. Part of that was the team’s shoddy goaltending (89% save percentage). It obviously wouldn’t be a popular move, considering the funk all three have been in. But I’d like to see the coaching staff have more patience with their forwards, as there’s been very little stability in terms of line combinations all season. I’m convinced the head coach doesn’t like the roster he has.

 

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