Edmonton Oilers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Benoit Pouliot, LW4/8/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot scored a goal in the, 4-2, victory over the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Edmonton was playing spoiler to Los Angeles, who badly needed the points. The Kings are now two points behind the Flames for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs, but Los Angeles and Calgary will play each other on Thursday. Pouliot has 18 goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
Mark Arcobello, C3/24/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Arizona over Detroit, 5-4.
Insight: Arcobello's goal was unassisted as he simply beat Red Wings defeseman Marek Zidlicky and with his long reach Arcobello beat goaltender Jimmy Howard stick side. Arcobello had two goals and an assist in the game. He has 15 goals and 11 assists in 69 games this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C3/22/2015 9:02:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a big night Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: He netted the overtime winner, and finished with two goals, one assist, two shots, and a plus-three rating. Nugent-Hopkins now has 22 goals and 53 points through 70 games this season.
Jordan Eberle, C3/13/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle recorded two more points during Friday's shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: After posting a goal and an assist on Thursday, Eberle repeated that performance on Friday. He now has 18 goals and 52 points through 68 games. Andrew Ference, Derek Roy, and Nail Yakupov also lit the lamp for Edmonton.
Jordan Eberle, C3/12/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle recorded two points during Thursday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a minus-two rating. Eberle now has 17 goals and 50 points through 67 games this season.
Nail Yakupov, RW3/9/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov scored his 10th goal of the season on Monday versus the Red Wings.
Insight: Edmonton lead Detroit, 1-0, at the end of the first period, but the Red Wings scored five goals, including three in the third period. Yakupov scored on the power play in the third period to cut the Detroit lead to one, but Edmonton would not get any closer. Yakupov has just 23 points with a minus-33 rating in 66 games, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C3/8/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded a hat trick in the, 7-4, loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Insight: Elias Lindholm of Carolina also had a hat trick. Edmonton actually led, 3-0, in the middle of the second period, but Carolina scored seven of the final eight goals. One of Nugent-Hopkins' score was on the power-play. He has 19 goals and 24 assists in 64 games this season.
Teddy Purcell, RW3/4/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Oilers winger Teddy Purcell scored a goal during Tuesday's loss versus Los Angeles.
Insight: Purcell is not a worthy option, with nine goals, 28 points, and a dreadful minus-27 rating through 64 games this season.
Ben Scrivens, G3/1/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens turned in a solid effort on Saturday night, but he still didn't win as Edmonton dropped a close one to St. Louis, 2-1.
Insight: Edmonton tied the game at one with Justin Schultz's goal in the second period, but Paul Stastny scored the game-winner with a little over five minutes remaining in the third period. Scrivens stopped 25-of-27 shots and has actually stopped 58 of the last 61 shots he has faced. Scrivens, however, is just 12-20-7 this season with a 2.92 GAA and .898 save percentage.
Ben Scrivens, G2/24/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens picked up a rare victory on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Scrivens' fourth victory of the last 10 games and just his 12th win of the season. Scrivens made 33 saves as Edmonton won, 2-1. He is 12-19-7 this season and came into the game with a 2.99 GAA and .895 save percentage.
Benoit Pouliot, LW2/24/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot had two goals in the, 2-1, victory over the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: Pouliot scored both goals in the first period that helped Edmonton defeat the hottest goalie in the league. Pouliot led the team with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and seven assists in 39 games this season.
Mark Arcobello, C2/24/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored the team's lone during Tuesday's loss against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Arcobello now has 12 goals and 19 points through 56 games, making him an unworthy option.
Mark Arcobello, C2/21/2015 11:59:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Mark Arcobello scored a goal during Saturday's loss versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Arcobello has 11 goals, but just 18 points through 54 games, and can be left on the wire. Michael Stone also lit the lamp for Edmonton.
Teddy Purcell, RW2/21/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Oilers winger Teddy Purcell scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss versus Anaheim.
Insight: Purcell has a decent eight goals, and 27 points this season, but his minus-26 rating is a pretty ugly sight.
Teddy Purcell, RW2/19/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Edmonton winger Teddy Purcell posted a goal and an assist on a team-high six shots Wednesday night against Boston.
Insight: Purcell has a disappointing 26 points (7G, 19A) in 59 games this season. He's been skating on a line with Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Derek Roy, C2/14/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Derek Roy had a goal in the embarrassing, 7-2, loss to the Senators on Saturday.
Insight: Roy tied the game at one late in the first period and the game remained tied at the first intermission. Ottawa, however, scored four goals in the second period and added two more in the third. Roy has six goals and 14 assists in 47 games this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C2/12/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice during Thursday's overtime victory against the Canadiens.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Nugent-Hopkins now has 14 goals and 34 points through 54 games. Anton Lander netted the overtime winner.
Viktor Fasth, G2/10/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth made 25 saves in a, 3-2, loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.
Insight: Fasth allowed all three goals on 28 shots to post a .893 save percentage. Fasth has a save percentage below .900 in three of his last four starts. He is 5-14-2 this season.
Benoit Pouliot, LW2/10/2015 2:06:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot was placed on injured reserve, but might only miss one more game as they made it retroactive to Feb. 2.
Insight: Pouliot is dealing with a foot issue. He's scored 11 goals and 17 points in 33 games this season, so doesn't have much fantasy value even when healthy.
Taylor Hall, LW2/10/2015 2:03:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss six weeks due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Hall has totaled 30 points in 42 games this season which isn't quite up to last season's 80 points in 75 games pace. When you choose Hall, you just have to expect some time on IR as he's averaged just 62 games per season over the past four campaigns.
Ben Scrivens, G2/10/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens has suffered a hamstring injury and is expected to be out "for a while," according to Oilers play-by-play man Jack Michaels.
Insight: The team has already recalled Richard Bachman. Scrivens is 10-17-7 with a 2.99 GAA and .895 SV% this season. Viktor Vasth should get most of the work, though his 5-13-2 record with a 3.34 GAA and .889 SV% shouldn't have many fantasy owners running to their computer.
Ben Scrivens, G2/9/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory against the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Schrivens benefitted from a bad Devils offense, which managed just 14 shots on goal versus the lowly Oilers. Scrivens made 13 saves and won his 10th game of the season.
Viktor Fasth, G2/7/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth allowed five goals during Saturday's loss versus Toronto.
Insight: He faced 28 shots on goal, and is now an ugly 5-13-2 on the season. Leave Fasth on the waiver wire.
Viktor Fasth, G2/4/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth took the loss Wednesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-26 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough. Fasth is now 5-12-2 on the season, and is clearly not worth owning.
Iiro Pakarinen, RW2/4/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Edmonton winger Iiro Pakainen has been called up to the nig club for Wednesday's game.
Insight: He is expected to take Taylor Hall's spot on the Oilers' top line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle and could be a viable fantasy option.
Justin Schultz, D2/3/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz scored a game-tying goal in the final three minutes of regulation to help rally Edmonton back over the Sharks, 5-4.
Insight: Edmonton led, 3-1, at the beginning of the third period, but allowed three straight goals to start the period. Schultz's goal at 17:23 to tie the game. Edmonton then won the game in the 13th round of the shootout.
Jordan Eberle, C2/3/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals in the shootout victory versus the Sharks on Monday.
Insight: Edmonton's Rob Klinkhammer scored in the 13th round of the shootout to lift the Oilers to a, 5-4, victory. Eberle scored the first two goals for Edmonton in the game. He has 15 goals and 18 assists but a minus-14 rating in 50 games this season.
Taylor Hall, LW2/2/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall will return to the lineup Monday night versus the Sharks.
Insight: Hall missed the previous three games, so it's good to see him back on the ice, but Hall has been disappointing this season. He has 11 goals and 18 assists in 41 games and supports a minus-11 rating. Hall will play alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.
Viktor Fasth, G1/28/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth allowed two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
Insight: He faced 29 shots on goal and played well overall, but it was not enough. Fasth is now 4-11-2 with a 3.29 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Taylor Hall, LW1/27/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall (leg) will likely miss Tuesday's game.
Insight: He was injured during Monday's practice, and will undergo testing to find out how severe the injury is. Benoit Pouliot will likely take Hall's place on Edmonton's top line.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C1/20/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded two points Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots. Nugent-Hopkins now has 12 goals and 29 points through 45 games.
Viktor Fasth, G1/17/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth earned the win in a shootout Saturday against the Panthers.
Insight: Fasth is not a relevant option, as he is now 3-10-2 on the season. He made 35 saves on 37 shots on Saturday night.
Jordan Eberle, C1/17/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle scored in Saturday's shootout victory against the Panthers.
Insight: he also had four shots on goal, and now has a solid 12 goals and 28 points through 45 games. However, Eberle is also minus-15 on the season.
Benoit Pouliot, LW1/15/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot scored both goals of Edmonton's, 3-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Insight: Pouliot scored shorthanded and on the power play. He has 10 goals and five assists in 27 games this season.
Ben Scrivens, G1/13/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens allowed four goals during Tuesday's loss versus St. Louis.
Insight: He faced 29 shots on goal, and continued his unimpressive season. Scrivens is now 8-15-7 overall.
Benoit Pouliot, LW1/13/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot scored both of the team's goals during Tuesday's loss to the Blues.
Insight: Pouliot is not a relevant option, as he now has eight goals and 13 points through 26 games. He did also have three shots and four penalty minutes on Tuesday night.
Jordan Eberle, C1/11/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle scored in Sunday's loss versus the Panthers.
Insight: Eberle has 11 goals and 15 assists in 42 games this season, but his minus-12 rating is likely scaring away most owners.
Derek Roy, C1/10/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Derek Roy recorded three points on Friday night.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with two shots and a plus-three rating. Roy is still not a relevant fantasy player.
Taylor Hall, LW1/10/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall posted two points during Friday's victory over the Blackhawks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Hall now has 11 goals and 27 points through 36 games.
Viktor Fasth, G1/7/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth had a decent fantasy night on Tuesday but did pick up the loss.
Insight: Fasth allowed three goals on 40 shot attempts. The Oilers lost to the Red Wings, 4-2, so the last goal was an empty-netter. Fasth is 2-10-2 with a 3.47 GAA and .886 save percentage, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Viktor Fasth, G1/6/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth is expected to start on Tuesday night.
Insight: He is not even a recommended daily option, as Fasth has a 3.50 GAA and .881 save percentage through 15 games.
Ben Scrivens, G1/3/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made the same amount of saves and faced the same number of shots as opposing goalie Semyon Varlamov on Friday, but the Oilers lost in a shootout.
Insight: That drops Scrivens to 6-13-7 on the season. His GAA is above 3.00 and his save percentage is below .900 despite stopped 27-of-28 shots on Friday. He allowed two goals in the shootout, and Varlamov turned aside both Oilers chances.
Ben Scrivens, G1/1/2015 12:53:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens took the loss Wednesday against the Flames.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-28 shots, and is now 6-13-6 with a 3.14 GAA and .894 save percentage. Scrivens needs to be on the waiver wire.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C12/31/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Nugent-Hopkins continutes to lead the Oilers with 11 goals and 13 assists. He also has a minus-five rating and 15 penalty minutes in 35 games.
Ben Scrivens, G12/31/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 37 saves in a victory over the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Scrivens faced 39 shots and posted nearly a .950 save percentage for the game as he beat two-time Stanley Cup Champion Jonathan Quick. Despite the great game, the Oilers goaltender shouldn't be on many teams. Scrivens is 6-13-5 with a 3.10 and .895 save percentage this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C12/28/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss.
Insight: Nugent-Hopkins has 10 goals and 13 assists this season, which leads the team in both categories. Taylor Hall is tied with Nugent-Hopkins with 10 goals.
Ben Scrivens, G12/17/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens made 42 saves on 44 shots during Tuesday's overtime loss against Arizona.
Insight: It was a tough loss for Scrivens, but he should be avoided everywhere, as he now has a 5-11-4 record with a 3.04 GAA and .894 save percentage.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C12/17/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has eight goals and 20 points through 30 games.
Ben Scrivens, G12/13/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens replaced Viktor Fasth in the second period, and stopped all 12 shots on Friday night.
Insight: Unfortunately it was too little too late, as Edmonton fell to the Ducks 4-2 after an empty-netter. Fasth stopped 10-of-13 shots on goal before being pulled.
David Perron, LW12/10/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Oilers left wing David Perron scored on Tuesday.
Insight: Perron scored the second Oilers goal in a five minute span during the first period. Edmonton at that point tied the game, 2-2, but gave up three unanswered goals to lost, 5-2. Perron has five goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season but supports an awful minus-13 rating.
Taylor Hall, LW11/28/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall had two assists on Friday against the Blues.
Insight: Hall assisted Nikita Nikitin's goal at the end of the second period and then Mark Arcobello's score about four minutes into the third period. But Edmonton could not hold the lead and lost in overtime, 3-2.
Taylor Hall, LW11/26/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall scored to cut the Stars lead to, 3-2, in the third period on Tuesday, but Edmonton could not get the equalizer.
Insight: Hall had five shots on net Tuesday. He has eight goals and five assists in 16 games this season.
Ben Scrivens, G11/23/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens was pulled during Saturday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: He allowed five goals on 13 shots, before giving way to Victor Fasth. Fasth stopped 15-of-17 shots on goal, but Scrivens took the loss and is now 4-9-1 with a 3.35 GAA and .887 save percentage.
Ben Scrivens, G11/19/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens had a horrible game in his start on Wednesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Scrivens allowed five goals on 31 shots. That's bad enough for a .839 save percentage. He is 4-8-1 this season.
Taylor Hall, LW11/18/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall, returned to the ice Sunday and promptly scored a goal, his seventh of the season.
Insight: Hall has 11 points in 12 games and is a must start whether he plays on the first line or the second line.
Ben Scrivens, G11/11/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens replaced starter Viktor Fasth after he allowed three goals in the first period Tuesday, and Scrivens held the Predators scoreless the rest of the game.
Insight: Scrivens stopped all 18 shots he faced. Unfortunately for Edmonton, it was not enough as they still lost, 3-2.
Viktor Fasth, G11/11/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: The Oilers pulled starting goalie Viktor Fasth in the first period after he allowed three goals to the Predators on Tuesday.
Insight: Fasth has not been playing well this season. He is 2-3-1 with a .893 save percentage.
Viktor Fasth, G11/7/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth won his first game of the season against the Sabres.
Insight: Fasth stopped 29-of-31 shots for a .395 save percentage. He is 1-2-1 on the season.
Mark Arcobello, C11/7/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Mark Arcobello scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game for Edmonton in the third period, and Edmonton went on to win, 3-2.
Insight: Arcobello had seven shots and finished plus-one. He has six points in 14 games this season.
Ben Scrivens, G11/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens had a terrible third period against the Bruins on Thursday.
Insight: Scrivens stopped 17-of-18 shots in the first two periods, but allowed three goals on 13 shots in the third period. Boston erased a, 2-1, deficit to beat Edmonton, 5-2.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C11/4/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his fourth goal of the season.
Insight: It was Edmonton's lone goal, in a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia. Nugent-Hopkins now has seven points on the season.
Andrew Ference, D11/3/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference has beenb suspended for three games due to an illegal check.
Insight: Ference has very little fantasy value with just one point in 11 games. He finished last season with 18 points, 77 SOG, 63 PIM and an ugly -18 rating. This suspension shouldn't change any fantasy lineups or rosters.
Taylor Hall, LW11/3/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall, who left Saturday's game with a knee injury, has been placed on the injured reserve.
Insight: Hall is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with the MCL injury. He has six goals and 10 points in 11 games this season and it is a big loss to Edmonton and fantasy owners.
Taylor Hall, LW11/2/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Oilers left winger Taylor Hall left Saturday's game with a leg injury according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Hall hit his leg into the post and then the boards after he fell on a drive to the net. He tried to play through it, but ultimately could not and played just 6:50 on Saturday. He has six goals and 10 points this season and would be a big loss to Edmonton and fantasy owners.
Ryan Whitney, D10/25/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in Ryan Whitney according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: The St. Louis Blues released Whitney in training camp, so he signed with a Russian team in the KHL. Philadelphia lost two defensemen this week, so they are in dire need of some bodies. They will have to act quickly before Whitney plays a game in Russian, or he will have to go through waivers to return to the NHL.
Ben Scrivens, G10/25/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens allowed three goals in a victory on Friday.
Insight: Scrivens stopped 27-of-30 shots Friday against the Hurricanes. The Oilers won mostly behind four third period goals, winning 6-3.
Jordan Eberle, C10/25/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist on Friday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: The goals were Eberle's first and second of the season. He is now up to six points with a even rating.
Viktor Fasth, G10/20/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth was supposed to have an MRI on his groin Friday, but we haven't heard the results.
Insight: Fasth was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, but we have no timetable for his return.
Ben Scrivens, G10/18/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens played well in Friday's loss to Vancouver.
Insight: He stopped 28-0f-29 shots, but is now 0-3 with a 4.10 goals against average, and a .848 save percentage. Scrivens should be on waivers, or at best on fantasy owners' benches.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C10/17/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could return for Friday's game against the Vancouver.
Insight: He missed the past two games. Nugent-Hopkins put up a career-best 56 points last season and should be back on the top line with Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall.
Viktor Fasth, G10/14/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth will start on Tuesday against the Kings according to the team's play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels.
Insight: Fasth saved 39-of-43 shots in his first start on Saturday, so the Oilers will stick with him between the pipes. Fasth and Ben Scrivens are expected to split the team's starts at goalie this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C10/14/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Kings.
Insight: He missed practice Monday, so this shouldn't be a big surprise. Nugent-Hopkins put up a career-best 56 points last season.
David Perron, LW10/12/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Edmonton left wing David Perron had two assists in Saturday's loss to Vancouver.
Insight: After coming off a career-high 57-pont season. Perron now has three points this season. He should continue to be a steady, under-the-radar player, moving forward.
Viktor Fasth, G10/11/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Goalie Viktor Fasth will start in goal for Edmonton on Saturday.
Insight: Ben Scrivens started on opening night but Fasth will be between the pipes against the Canucks on Saturday. Fasth had a .914 save percentage and 2.73 GAA for Edmonton last season.
Justin Schultz, D9/22/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: the Oilers have a lot of defense-minded defenseman which means the offensive minded Justin Schultz should be a mainstay on the power play.
Insight: The 24-year-old Schultz came into the NHL with huge expectations after putting up 48 points in 34 games in the AHL in 2012-13, but he's yet to be that type of guy in the NHL. At TSN we have him posting 52 points (20 goals) in 2014-15 and getting a lot closer to those lofty goals.
David Perron, LW9/22/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Edmonton left wing David Perron came close to a 30-30 season, finishing with 28 goals and 29 assists.
Insight: Perron would be a lot more valuable if he were playing on the top line, but he's more likely to be a second line winger with Benoit Pouliot and a question mark. It's the question mark that is the cause for his TSN projections dropping to 20 goals and 26 assists.
Jordan Eberle, C9/22/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle should be the third member of Edmonton's top line along with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Insight: Eberle (28 G, 37 A) has been a solid points producer for the last three seasons and as long as he stays on this line should be a viable fantasy option, but he's not trending upward like Hall. Another Oiler with a bad plus/minus rating.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C9/22/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins produced career-best number sin 2013 with 56 points.
Insight: He's only 21-years-old, starting his fourth season, and should be on both the first line and power play unit, so 60-70 points is possible. We'd like him and the Oilers to play better defense as the -12 rating isn't helping his ADP.
Taylor Hall, LW9/22/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Edmonton Oilers young left wing Taylor Hall took a giant leap forward last season, from 50 points in 2012 to 80 points last season but may not make as big a leap this time around.
Insight: We're primarily concerned about the talent surrounding him. He posted 80 points last season (27 G, 53 A), but could take a step back if his teammates can't play at his level. TSN projections have him with 36 goals and 46 assists.

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