CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the Oilers first month and previewing tonight’s game against Chicago

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, November 1)

Topics we covered:

  • Tuesday night’s loss against Minnesota and their issues on the penalty kill and powerplay.
  • How the Oilers did in their first month of the season, including their shot rates for and against, special teams and goaltending.
  • I also did a write up on how the Oilers compare against the rest of the Pacific division.
  • The Oilers handling of Jesse Puljujarvi and what their options are when it comes to his development.
  • Preview of tonight’s game against Chicago.

As always, a big thank you to everyone at CBC for putting it all together. 😉

 

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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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the win against the Jets, McDavid’s performance and previewing tonight’s home opener against Boston

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 19:15 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, October 18)

Topics we covered:

  • A re-cap of the Oilers overtime win against the Jets, and what the Oilers did well to stage the come back.
  • McDavid’s performance after four games, comparing how the Oilers have done with and without their star captain.
  • The lack of secondary scoring, and how Leon Draisaitl will be the one under pressure to perform.
  • How the Oilers defencemen have performed over four games, and that there is a growing need to improve their depth.
  • Preview of tonight’s home opener against the Bruins.

I also joined Adrienne Pan on CBC Radio Active this evening to talk Oilers. I’ll post the clip if it becomes available.

Any feedback, let me know.

CBC Edmonton News (TV): The poor start in Sweden and previewing tonight’s game against Boston

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, October 11)

Topics we covered:

  • The poor performance against the Devils in Sweden and what the Oilers will need to improve on.
  • Todd McLellan on the hot seat and for good reason.
  • Importance of having a good program in Bakersfield and players to watch.
  • Tonight’s match against the Bruins.
  • Realistic expectations for the 2018/19 season.

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Pre-season results, emerging players and previewing tonight’s game against Arizona

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 18:45 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, September 27)

Topics we covered:

  • Ty Rattie’s pre-season performance and what the Oilers can expect from the forward.
  • Jesse Puljujärvi’s development and how he’s fared on a line with Ryan Strome.
  • Backup goaltending position and Mikko Koskinen’s struggles.
  • Preview of tonight’s game against the Arizona Coyotes, including the projected line combinations.

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Previewing tonight’s game, training camp and Nurse’s deal

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:50 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, September 20)

Topics we covered:

  • The importance of getting Darnell Nurse signed to a short-term deal, and what the Oilers can expect from him going forward.
  • How the Oilers have looked over the first two exhibition games, and the key players to watch.
  • Preview of tonight’s exhibition game against the Winnipeg Jets.
  • The progression of the Jets over the last few years, going from a 78-point season in 2015/16 to the Western Conference finals in the 2018 playoffs. I put a post together on this topic last week: Looking to Winnipeg for inspiration

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Oilers rookie camp, off-season moves, Nurse contract and more

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News  to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 14:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, September 6)

Topics we covered:

  • Oilers rookie camp opening and players to watch including Bouchard, Bear, Yamamoto and Lagesson.  Good chance we’ll see some of these players push for spots on the main roster.
  • The quiet off-season for Peter Chiarelli, largely due to the fact that the team is up against the cap.
  • The new additions to the roster, including Brodziak, Rieder and Gravel and PTO deals for Upshall and Garrison. Players to watch are goaltender Mikko Koskinen and defenceman Jakub Jerabek, both of which could address some big issues from 2017/18.
  • The loss of Andrej Sekera and what options the Oilers have to address their blueline.
  • Darnell Nurse contract negotiations, and the Oilers poor foresight that landed them in this position. Had they managed the cap better, and used their leverage when negotiating previous contracts, there’s a good chance one of their key prospects would be signed by now.

I also hopped on to CBC radio and joined Adrienne Pan and Rod Kurtz to talk Oilers. I’ll post the clip once it’s available.

A big thank you to the crew for putting it all together! I’m excited to be back for my third season with the CBC Edmonton News. 😉

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the draft weekend, Oilers mismanagement of the cap and the free agency period

cbc edmonton logoI joined host Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:15 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, June 28)

Topics we covered:

  • The Oilers draft weekend, and their latest crop of prospects including Evan Bouchard, Ryan McLeod and Olivier Rodrigue. Key thing is they kept their 10th overall pick and added to their prospect pool.
  • Expectations of Bouchard, and how he has a real chance of making the opening night roster (because Oilers).
  • Signing of Darnell Nurse and Ryan Strome, both of which received qualifying offers recently, and what to expect from them this upcoming season.
  • Free agency period and how the Oilers don’t really have the cap space to do much. We touched on the Oilers inability to manage the cap well, including some of the bloated contracts that they’ve handed out.
  • Bargain bin shopping this summer, and why someone like Tobias Rieder might be a good fit for the Oilers.

Thank you as always to the group at CBC for putting it all together!

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Re-cap of the NHL Awards, draft weekend and recent signings

cbc edmonton logoI joined Emily Fitzpatrick on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 16:30 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, June 21)

Topics we covered:

  • Re-cap of the NHL Awards in Vegas and the biggest winners (McDavid, Hall) and loser (Chiarelli). If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Jonathan’s latest at The Athletic.
  • Chiarelli’s media availability from Dallas as the Oilers get set for the draft, and the importance of keeping the 10th overall pick. Lots of good information on the draft out there including work from Brad McPherson at the Blue Bullet Report that’s worth your time.
  • The recent signings of RFA’s Drake Caggiula and Matt Benning to two-year deals. The former, I feel the Oilers overpaid, considering he was one of the worst players on the team, while the latter has a better chance of outperforming his deal.
  • Darnell Nurse’s contract situation and why the Oilers will likely have to sign him to a short-team, bridge deal.
  • Other NHL storylines to follow including Ottawa potentially trading Erik Karlsson, Milan Lucic trade rumors, Montreal’s dilemma with the third overall pick and the John Tavares issue in Long Island.

CBC Edmonton News (TV): Previewing game five between Vegas and Washington and discussing the latest Oilers trade rumors

cbc edmonton logoI joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News to discuss the Stanley Cup finals and recent Oilers news. Clip is here and starts at the 16:55 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, June 7)

Topics we covered:

  • Re-cap of game four of the Stanley Cup Finals
  • Strengths and weaknesses of Vegas and Washington, and what to expect in game five.
  • Trade rumors involving the Oilers, including speculation about Oscar Klefbom and Milan Lucic