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Travis Yost wrote a very revealing article a couple days ago. The link to it can be found here:

Here is the short and skinny; the Oilers wingers are really really bad. I know most people don't think an article needed to be written to know that but Yost delves much further. Looking at G/60 (goals per 60 minutes of play in all situations) the Oilers sit dead last in the league.

Let's go back to everyone's favourite water cooler topic, the Taylor Hall trade. Chiarelli gambled the Oilers could afford to lose Taylor Hall if it meant acquiring what he believed (jury is still out) a top pairing defenseman and Milan Lucic.

The following year he traded Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome and the elite "Cap Space." He also bought out Benoit Pouliot and replaced him with Jussi Jokinen.

Chiarelli and the Oilers Think Tank believed their forwards would continue to improve on last years success, and players like Puljujarvi, Slepeshev, Caggiula, Jokinen and Strome would be enough to replace the production lost... Clearly that has not been the case.

Puljujarvi has been a great story for Oiler fans as he has shown great chemistry with McDavid and Khaira has produced strong numbers considering his more limited ice time/linemates but things fall off a cliff after that. Lucic has returned to his old 5 on 5 scoring average but at best he is a good second line winger. Maroon started the year strong but has scored 1 goal in his past 15 games. Jokinen was gone before the ink dried on his contract and Caggiula and Slepeshev are at best fringe players.

Here is another way to compare it. I took all the Oilers wingers this season: Lucic, Maroon, Puljujarvi, Caggiula, Slepeshev, Khaira, Cammalleri, Kassian, and Pakarainen and added all their goals together to get 44 goals.

The Calgary Flames have a total of 62 goals from their wingers. Ferland, Gaudreau, and Tkachuk alone have 41. The Jets have 52 goals between Wheeler, Laine, and Ehlers. The Vancouver Canucks have 41 between Boeser, Granlund, and Vanek. I can keep going but I think the point is clear.

It's not all doom and gloom for the team. Yost also shows the Oilers have the 5th best production from centres in the league. The future down the middle is bright between McDavid, Draisaitl, and Nugent Hopkins. Unfortunately as much as they have tried, they cannot drive the offense alone with passengers flanking them from both sides.

Chiarelli gambled that the team could lose two top line talents in Hall and Eberle and use the assets gained in those deals to put build a supporting cast around it's core. It was the same logic he used when trading Kessel, Wheeler, and Seguin. As with most of those trades, the Oilers have very little to show for those deals. While it's not wise to build an NHL team from the wings out the lack of NHL talent on the wing is one of the many things that is hurting this team.

Thanks for reading.
Filed Under:   edmonton   oilers   wing   yost   chiarelli  
January 11, 2018 1:30 PM ET | Delete
Except he includes Drai in the C category even though he has play RW half the games this year and is back on MCd’s wing again now. But yeah our wingers suck.
January 11, 2018 11:14 PM ET | Delete
What up Iggy?
January 11, 2018 11:15 PM ET | Delete
smelly can eat all of my shit.
January 11, 2018 11:15 PM ET | Delete
Reveen can take a hot load of Leon’s cum in the face.
January 11, 2018 11:16 PM ET | Delete
IHateBrianBurke would pick all the jizz of Reveen face and .....
January 11, 2018 11:17 PM ET | Delete
.....snowball it into MaximumBoners mouth.
January 11, 2018 11:17 PM ET | Delete
Also JB should take an ammonia and bleach bath.
January 11, 2018 11:18 PM ET | Delete
Oildumb can fuck himself with a hot curling iron.
January 11, 2018 11:19 PM ET | Delete
EdmHockeyfag can ram a steak knife up his cockhole.
January 11, 2018 11:19 PM ET | Delete
Coga can go gets AIDS from McSaviorsPupil.
January 11, 2018 11:21 PM ET | Delete
Happy New Year to everyone else.
January 12, 2018 12:32 PM ET | Delete
When you back from your Ban Larsson?
January 12, 2018 1:51 PM ET | Delete
Lol. Happy new year to you LF! Agree with all of your posts 100%
January 12, 2018 2:00 PM ET | Delete
January 12, 2018 2:35 PM ET | Delete
Haha Jero with some awesome comments here :D
January 12, 2018 3:52 PM ET | Delete
What’s up Jero you cunt?
January 12, 2018 3:53 PM ET | Delete
How long you got left on your ban?
January 12, 2018 3:54 PM ET | Delete
Happy new year Jero
January 12, 2018 3:57 PM ET | Delete
Raccoon Buzz
January 12, 2018 4:12 PM ET | Delete
Release Jero!!
January 12, 2018 4:12 PM ET | Delete
I leave you guys alone for a few hours and this is what happens......
January 12, 2018 5:32 PM ET | Delete
Jero the type that goes to one pride parade just so he can proudly use homophobic slurs on the internet.
January 12, 2018 5:52 PM ET | Delete
Weird we have not seen McSaviorspupil or Robin Steele or Tao around in months...I wonder why???
January 12, 2018 7:53 PM ET | Delete
Do you really wonder or you notice them getting off the band wagon a few stops ago?
January 12, 2018 7:57 PM ET | Delete
Seriously LANCER you should write more. Maybe a comparison of Pacific rosters, or Calgary Edmonton rosters. You seem to come with a different angle on your articles. Keep it up.
January 12, 2018 8:58 PM ET | Delete
January 13, 2018 2:00 AM ET | Delete
Couple more months, fags.
January 13, 2018 9:32 AM ET | Delete
What did you do to get this long of a ban?
January 13, 2018 12:32 PM ET | Delete
Called Leafs fans a bunch of Faggits.
January 15, 2018 10:07 AM ET | Delete
Thank you K-man have one blog I want to get to first but I could definitely write something about our "friends" to the south.
January 15, 2018 12:53 PM ET | Delete
Freelancer is good, Hallfan needs to get killed.
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