Caleb Jones is an NHL player, he just needs to find a spot in the lineup. The quality he showed last night on the pass to Lagesson for the goal was outstanding. The Edmonton Oilers ‘to-do’ list runs to hell and back, but they’ve got themselves a player in Caleb Jones. Now. Do it again.
This may not end well, the new general manager has several young contributors who he might sign, or trade, depending on how he wants the club to look this fall. Lots of easy decisions may become difficult when the organization chooses a new direction/style.
Wilde is a good soul, you can follow him here and here. He offered to share his work for our group (and then did so in the comments section). Here are last night’s Corsi events by player (broken down by line).
The Malone line carried the mail, with Jones and Lagesson showing up on the scoresheet, in Game 1. The rookies (Benson, Marody, Vesel, Hebig) are likely to have more impact offensively as the series wears along. These are ridiculously good numbers, hard to find a negative.
One of the real concerns the Oilers may be facing now is the job of general manager has lots of strings, or appears to from afar. I do like the names we’re hearing as candidates, but lord help the Oilers if these men say no thanks.