I see you all reaching for the panic button...
Three straight losses, 7 periods without a goal. Is it time to panic? Is the flu to blame for this problem, or the injuries?
I’d say to an extent, yes, that can be used as a good excuse. I think that there are two main problems with this team right now, and they will be swayed, for the most part, when some of the players return: a) our defense is weak and Quinn’s top pairing is a fairly weak pairing and b) due to injuries/flu, Quinn hasn’t been able to enforce his strategy of building a line of a grinder, a playmaker and a scorer. Continue reading 'Time to Panic About the Oilers Slump?'»
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings
The Oilers are looking for a bit of revenge for last year, having lost all 4 of the games the two teams played (including one 8-3 disaster). Both teams are struggling right now. The Oilers haven’t scored a goal in 7 periods now, and have lost 3 in a row. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-4 win over Vancouver on Tuesday, however they lost their last 3 (albeit two of them were after regulation time). The Red Wings are also struggling to keep the puck out of their own net, allowing the 5th most goals against per game at 3.40 GA/Game. The Red Wings are going to be hoping they can turn things around on their favorite team to pick on from last year. Continue reading 'GDT – Oilers 6, Red Wings 5, Oct 29, 2009 – Game 13'»