BLH Weekly Recap Feb 29-March 6th

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Another Week in the books saw the Edmonton Oilers go 3-1-0, where the Oilers had a nice three game winning streak, but had a very Oiler loss on Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Tonight they face the Winnipeg Jets, another struggling Canadian team.

It wasn’t a bad week for the Oilers and their wins against Buffalo and Philadelphia were one sided wins.

Edmonton Oilers Three Stars of the Week

3. Patrick Maroon. Acquired on Monday for a 4th round draft pick and prospect Martin Gernat, Maroon has made quite the impression right off the get go, having a goal and two assists in the two games that he has played with the Edmonton Oilers. Maroon is a 6’3 230 mammoth of a man and it was on display against Philadelphia in his debut where he would be constantly be facing two players at once. He also scored against the team who drafted him, which was also his Oilers debut. Maroon adds an element that is lacking from the Oilers ala Zack Kassian: Grit, Size and Nastiness.

2. Taylor Hall. Hall had two goals and an assist in the four games played this week and he was looking like his usual self. His goal against the Flyers was a great play and while he went hard into the boards, it was a great, impressive effort from number four. He scored against Columbus and played some minutes with Connor McDavid, where he did not look out of place. Hall is a natural talent and while his production has stalled, he is one of the best point producers in the game. For a team that struggles at times to score goals, suggesting trading one of the guys who produces at the rate he does, is foolish.

1. Connor McDavid. McDavid returns to the number one spot after a very impressive week. McDavid had six points in four games and I’ll be damned if it’s too soon to say this, but he’s one of the best players in the NHL at age 19. Sure, sample size blah blah, but number 97 is the most exciting player in the game. He’s the reason why people will tune into Oilers games, and there’s no shame in saying that. In the first McEichel bowl, he came away victorious with two goals, the first 22 seconds into the game and the second being the overtime winner (which was gracefully fed off a miss shot by Jack Eichel). He’s something else and it’s a shame we didn’t get to see him throughout the full year.

Edmonton Oilers News 

The Oilers were busy on a dull Trade Deadline day by opening up with claiming Adam Pardy and Adam Cracknell off waivers. 

The Oilers finished the day with acquiring the already mentioned, Patrick Maroon. 

I did a nifty little grade for all of the Trade Deadline moves made by the Oilers (including the ones leading up to the Deadline)

Connor McDavid should win the Calder. Seriously he should. 

The Edmonton Oilers are about to play the Jets in a Heritage Classic this upcoming fall.  It should be officially announced today.

Around the League

William Nylander scored his first Career NHL Goal against the Ottawa Senators, in Dion Phaneuf’s return to Toronto since being traded to Ottawa

Zac Rinaldo is an idiot and was suspended yet again.  

Max Domi had his first career suspension after instigating a fight with less than five minutes left against Anaheim. 

Jaromir Jagr tied Gordie Howe for career points. 

In that same link above, Nikolai Ehelers suffered a scary eye injury.

The NHL is talking about moving the draft age to 19. 

Highlights

Oilers vs Flyers

https://www.youtube.com/user/NHLVideo/videos

Oilers vs Sabres

Here are some top moments from NHL.com

And Finally, it’s that time of the year: The All Hockey Hair Team 2016.

 

The Week Ahead

Tonight. Jets. Oilers. 5 PM Mountain time.

Hosting San Jose on Tuesday.

Visiting Minnesota on Thursday

Finally hosting the Coyotes on Saturday.

That’s the week that was! Hopefully the Oilers continue their better play as of late. Follow me on Twitter and have yourselves a great week.

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I'm the Beer League Hero! I am from Camrose, Alberta but I make my home in Taipei City, Taiwan. I've been through the ups and downs and the highs and the Lowes, the Bonsignores and the McDavids, the Sathers and the Eakins but I'll never leave my Oilers, no matter what! They're with me until the end and then some. GO OILERS GO!