When you mention the Edmonton Oilers, one word comes to mind: Dynasty. The Oilers ruled the National Hockey League during the 1980s — winning four Stanley Cups in five seasons with Wayne Gretzky and Co. leading the way. The championship team — which along with Gretzky featured Hall of Fame stars Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Glenn Anderson — won its first Stanley Cup during the 1983-84 season after defeating the New York Islanders.
That paved the way for another Cup the following season when the Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Two more titles came shortly after and the Oilers added a fifth for good measure during the 1989-90 season, even after Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers have fallen on hard times since those glory days, despite making it to one Stanley Cup final in 2006 when they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.
Consistently among the bottom feeders in the league have allowed the Oilers to rebuild through drafting — many times having the No. 1 overall selection. Edmonton really won the jackpot in 2015 when it drafted Connor McDavid first overall — adding to other No. 1 selections Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.
Gretzky’s 1,147 points and 626 goals in an Oilers uniform still rank at the top of the franchise’s all-time scoring list.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Lines Today
The Oilers strung together an impressive six-game winning streak at the beginning of December last season. It’s streaks like that you as the bettor must keep track of in order to confidently make your wagers.
Use the next game widget as your first hand betting tool, which provides up-to-date odds.
Edmonton Oilers Scores & Schedule
The Oilers are heavy-travelling team and play many West Coast road games — something to factor into your betting decisions before placing a bet on Edmonton.
Also keep track of the Oilers’ back-to-back games or three games in four nights using the calendar widget.
Edmonton will continue to be a stronger team at home, so consider placing your bets on the Oilers when they’re on Rogers Place ice.
Edmonton Oilers Standings Right Now
The Oilers have been consistent basement dwellers for many years now, but have been able to draft Taylor Hall and Connor McDavid because of that.
Expect to see Edmonton at the bottom of the standings again next season as it continues to rebuild for the future.
Keep an eye on where the Oilers sit in the Pacific Division before placing your bets.
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How To Win At Edmonton Oilers Betting
You have to go back more than 10 years to find the last time the Oilers were involved in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It happened to be the year the team went to the finals. Since then, it’s been several years of heartache for the Oilers, who have missed the post-season 10 consecutive seasons.
The Oilers, however, are heading in the right direction.
Firstly, look no further than McDavid, who missed 37 games with a broken clavicle but still put up 16 goals and 48 points to finish fourth in rookie scoring.
Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli must address the team’s dire need for defensive help. Edmonton allowed 245 goals last season, partly because the team lacks a true No. 1 and No. 2 defensemen. Only Toronto, Ottawa, Columbus and Calgary allowed more goals.
Chiarelli’s options remain wide open as Edmonton is now in a position where it could trade one of its star forwards for defensive help. Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov are among the Oilers’ assets that could be on the move in order to bring in a star blue-liner.
Despite another trying season, the Oilers managed to piece together a decent record at Rogers Place, where they were 19-20-2.
Bet365.com pegs the Oilers at +5000 underdogs to win the Cup next season. Only the Vancouver Canucks — at +6500 — are bigger outsiders.
The Oilers play in the toughest division in the NHL, so expect another couple years of growing pains before this team could potentially replicate the dynasty team from the 1980s. Breaking their long playoff skid may be a stretch, but the Oilers will build on their 31-win season from last year.
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