CBC Edmonton News (TV): Previewing tonight’s game against Washington, McDavid’s ice time, Marody and Puljujarvi

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:40 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, October 25)

Topics we covered:

  • Re-cap of Tuesday’s overtime loss to the Penguins and some of the positives (Draisaitl played well, depth scoring and the powerplay)
  • McDavid’s ice time in the last game, how his average ice time compares historically and why we can expect him to continue getting lots of ice time. Has to do with how often the Oilers have been trailing, which I also touched on a few days ago.
  • The debut of forward Cooper Marody, his college and AHL numbers and where we can expect him to play. Also touched on the importance of the farm system and getting the young players plenty of ice time in Bakersfield.
  • Jesse Puljujarvi’s season and how the Oilers are (mis)handling his development.
  • Cam Talbot’s struggles this season, his importance to the team and why it’s critical for the Oilers to manage his ice time. Expect to see backup Mikko Koskinen get a start this weekend.
  • Preview of tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals and what to watch for tonight.

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