Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) to discuss the Edmonton Oilers first round series against the Los Angeles Kings, what’s gone well in the first three games, and what to keep an eye on. We also shared our thoughts on the Oilers upcoming off-season, what to do with Evander Kane and how the Oilers might handle Jesse Puljujärvi’s next contract. We also discussed the potential roster options for next season, including the prospects that could push for spots and which free agents the Oilers might be targeting.
Joined by Rob Soria (@Oil_Drop), author of Connor McDavid: Hockey’s Next Great One, and writer for The Copper & Blue. We discussed the Edmonton Oilers, the improvements since the coaching change, and the key drivers for their success. We discussed the Oilers chances in the playoffs, what the areas of concern are and what will need to go right for them to win a round. We also covered the roster construction issues that Oilers management is facing this off-season, and what areas should be prioritized.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to talk all things Oilers, the success they’ve had since the coaching change and what the focus should be for management this off-season. We talked about the importance of Jesse Puljujärvi to the Oilers, what his next contract should look like, and the roster-building decisions that Ken Holland has to navigate effectively if the Oilers have any chance of building a contender.
Joined by Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) on the show to re-cap the Oilers’ trade deadline, the acquisition of Brett Kulak and Derick Brassard, and where the two could potentially fit in the lineup. We talked about Ken Holland’s approach constructing the roster since becoming the general manager, where the deficiencies are and what the top priorities should be this upcoming off-season. We also discussed the success the Oilers have had since Jay Woodcroft took over as head coach and some reasons for optimism heading into the final stretch of the season.
Joined by Bruce Curlock (@bcurlock) on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oilers coaching change and what to expect from the team with Jay Woodcroft and Dave Manson behind the bench. Bruce shared some great insight on the Bakersfield Condors development program and which prospects to keep an eye on. We also discussed the Oilers’ current needs, what needs to go right for them to make the playoffs and why analytics needs to be part of the decision-making process this off-season.
Joined by Michael Parkatti (@mparkatti) to talk analytics and how NHL teams like the Edmonton Oilers can integrate some of the best-practices out there into their decision-making processes. Michael shared his experience getting into hockey analytics, including winning the Oilers Hackathon event in 2013 and actually getting to work with the Oilers. We also talked about how analytics is used in the real-world by competitive organizations, what the Oilers would need to do get started and how to get the most out of an analytics department.
Joined by Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBSports) from The Athletic to talk Oilers, the results this season and what the major on-ice issues have been. We covered the roster construction issues that Holland is facing, the team’s goaltending, and what needs to be addressed before the club can become a championship contender. Daniel also shared some great insight on his approach to covering the Oilers beat and his experiences dealing with people in the game.
Joined by Brian King (@kinger999) on the show to talk about the Edmonton Oiler’s major issues this season, the problems with Ken Holland’s roster construction and how Dave Tippett has performed as head coach. Brian also shared the background on the PDO metric and how he discovered it – you can read more about it here.
Joined by Dennis King (@dkingbh) on the show to discuss the current state of the Edmonton Oilers who are on a five-game losing and are struggling at even-strength (5v5). We talked about the impact head coach Dave Tippett has had on the on-ice results and the issues general manager Ken Holland still needs to address to make the Oilers an elite team.