Based on how well they did last season and the presence of an elite-level player like Connor McDavid on the roster, expectations are understandably going to be much higher for the Edmonton Oilers. The club is coming off of a 103-point regular season, finishing second in the Pacific Division and was one win away from the Western Conference final. Their plus-35 goal differential across all game states, and a 54.25 per cent goal-share at even-strength in the regular season put them in the top 10 league wide. And it’s reasonable to expect the Oilers to pursue a similar finish again.
Another 100-point season really has to be the target for the Edmonton Oilers. And they can look to previous 100-point teams to identify success factors and establish some reasonable baselines.
Full article is at The Athletic Edmonton.