Predicting Nurse

Its generally accepted that defensemen take longer to develop than forwards so it’s fairly impressive that at 23 Darnell Nurse has already played in parts of four NHL seasons and has a good argument for being the teams top defenseman last year when he scored 6 goals and 20 assists for 26 points in 82 […]

Predicting Bear

Ethan Bear is a talented young player with a bright future who has trended up every year so far in his career and he looked very promising in his 18 game stint last year. However like any 21 year old rookie defenseman, he wasn’t a finished product. His defensive game could use some work and […]

Predicting Rattie

Ty Rattie is an interesting player, before this season he didnt really seem like more than a AHL player having never played more than 13 games in the NHL. Some people would still say he’s better suited to the AHL and theres certainly an argument for that but despite that he ended up on Connor […]

Predicting Lucic

Last season Milan Lucic underperformed in a big way. He had 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points despite a ton of time on Connor McDavids line. He just wasn’t a fit, it was pretty obvious that line didnt have chemistry and for obvious reasons, McDavid is the league’s fastest skater and Lucic does […]

Predicting Sekera

Last year we saw just how important Andrej Sekera is to the Oilers. When he was healthy in 16/17 he was a real difference maker, he played 21:29 a night scored 8 goals 27 assists for 35 points while blocking 166 shots. Last year he missed a large chunk of the season and when he […]

Predicting Koskinen

There’s a saying that goalies are voodoo and they do tend to be difficult to predict, especially when they are coming in from a different league but the Oilers clearly saw something they liked in Koskinen to give him a 2.5 million dollar contract. So what should you expect from a 2.5 million dollar goalie? […]

Predicting Rieder

After 4 NHL season Tobias Rieder will finally get his chance to play for the team that drafted him. He brings some good things to the Oilers, hes a fast, young, skilled player who also kills penalties. Hes been trending down the last couple of years but at 25 its probably just that he needs […]