BLH Edmonton Oilers Weekly Round Up: Oct 11th- Oct 17th

McDavid Goal

 

It’s time for the weekly round up with our beloved Edmonton Oilers!

This week, the Oilers had three games on the dock: A 3-2 Overtime win in Vancouver, a 3-1 win here in Edmonton vs Detroit and a poorly played 7-4 lost versus a good Washington team.

Going 2-1 this week, the Oilers have improved their record to 3-5-0.

Edmonton Oilers Three Stars of the Week

3. Mark Letestu 

Letestu gets the nod for the third star of the week as he had some pretty good chances via McDavid, including his first of his Oilers career. He’s been showing some great energy in the bottom six role and I’m starting to notice good things about him more and more.

2. Cam Talbot

He’s the number one goalie, no question. Nilsson had a poor showing (albeit there’s a debate to how much of that loss against Washington was truly his fault) and Talbot was simply superb this week. He had two wins and was solid in relief of Nilsson in an awful game from the Oilers. He looked especially great against Detroit. Isn’t it great having a goalie that we can finally trust? I imagine we will have some speculation about his next contract soon.

1. Connor McDavid

McDavid had points in all three games. He had a very nice assist to Nail Yakupov against Vancouver, Scored a highlight worthy goal against Detroit and had a goal and an assist against Washington. Sure, he had an own goal against Washington and had a rough night despite the points, but he’s 18 and he’s starting to look like he’s going to be an elite talent….very soon. Not that nobody was doubting that.

Edmonton Oilers Rumors: 

Pretty quiet on the Oilers front. It’s still very early on in the year and should not be a surprise that there is a lack of movement throughout the league. Struggling teams will make coaching changes before making a significant trade. Usually at least.

Around the League:

Highlights 

The Bakersfield Condors and San Diego Gulls in the AHL got into a line brawl (there is no sound)

 

Toews scored a very nice first goal of the season in Overtime against Tampa Bay last night

 

This is the save of the year by Ryan Ruck of North Eastern

 

Connor McDavid had a nifty goal

 

The Week Ahead

The Oilers play FOUR times this week….and it’s not going to be an easy schedule

Tonight, it’s versus Los Angeles

Tuesday we visit Minnesota and the wall from St. Paul, Devan Dubnyk.

Thursday we take on the perfect Montreal Canadiens

Halloween Saturday the Flames visit the Oilers.

 

That’s all for this week’s weekly roundup!

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