The Edmonton Oilers are flat out loaded on RW. It’s crazy, to the point where you’d have to think someone is moving to the portside at training camp.
EVEN STRENGTH TOI/GM AND 5X5/60
- Ales Hemsky 15:25/1.57
- Jordan Eberle 14:24/3.08
- Teemu Hartikainen 12:59/1.36
- Ryan Jones 12:06/1.46
- Linus Omark 11:41/1.10
- Lennart Petrell 8:29/0.83
Lots to talk about here. Eberle’s 3.08/60 is #2 overall among forwards with 40 or more games played this season. Hemsky’s is poor based on his own past. The funny thing is that math (if I’m reading it right) is screaming for a correction with both players. I’d lay odds Hemsky>Eberle in 5×5/60 in 12-13 if 83 stays healthy. Ryan Jones is #3 on the list, but with Nailer coming that won’t wash, and of course the organization signed Lennart Petrell for another dizzying winter.
SH TOI GAME
- Ryan Jones 2:28
- Lennart Petrell 1:07
Oilers had an improved PK this past season
PP TOI GAME AND 5X4/60
- Jordan Eberle 3:00/4.77
- Ales Hemsky 2:08/2.88
- Linus Omark 1:45/0.00
- Ryan Jones 0:51/5.40
Nice number from Eberle–59th best in the NHL for forwards playing in 40 or more games. Again Hemsky displays a poorer than expected number, we should expect better. Jones has a good number here too.
- Jordan Eberle’s wowy is a walking advertisement for an RNH-Ebs marriage til the end of time.
- Ales Hemsky has some solid matches in Horcoff, Gagner, Smyth and most of the defensemen.
- Ryan Jones and Ryan Smyth played well together.
- Lennart Petrell’s signing tells us the Oilers have never seen this graph.
- Teemu Hartikainenand the Nuge looked nice in a small sample size.
- Linus Omark worked well with Paajarvi, Horcoff and Petrell in small sample sizes. He will be burned as a witch.
CORSI QUAL COMP
Hemksy pulls a good number here, and Eberle is coming along. Jones had his best season and Paajarvi had some nice things. Petrell is Finnish, so I can’t say anything negative but these numbers don’t imply goodness.
Coach Krueger stapled Ryan Jones’ ass to the pressbox in an early salvo, and with Yakupov on the team there’s going to be some shifting. I suspect one of Eberle, Hemsky or Yakupov will move to LW and play behind Hall on the 2line. I think we’ve established that Nuge-Ebs and Gagner-Hall are a good match, so a third line featuring Horcoff-Smyth-Hemsky is possible and of course the Russian Yakupov will find his way onto one of those trio’s. Interesting. Hartikainen probably gets the push as the 9th name, but as we’ll see there are other candidates.