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Edmonton Oilers

NHL 14: Edmonton Oilers Guide

Written By: JCOL32

Edmonton Oilers

Founded / Joined: 1972 / 1979

Championships: 5

 

History:

The Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL in 1979, as one of the four franchises introduced through the NHL merger with the WHA. The Oilers then went on to win the Stanley Cup five times from 1984-1990.

 

Overview:

The Oilers will enter the 2013/14 season with high hopes will another season under the belts of young studs Nail Yakupov, Jeff Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall. Devan Dubynk will take the helm in net. The Oilers are a very exciting team and have a shot to make the playoffs this year if their young guns can play to their best abilites. Depth will be the key to Edmonton’s success this year. I’m just not sure they have enough depth. Andrew Ference was a solid addition on the blue line for Edmonton who will bring leadership to the dressing room.

 

How to Play as the Oilers:

With the Oilers young offensive core, energy will be at a maximum. Edmonton’s filled with high-flying young forwards who can make a play out of nothing. Look for counter attacks to lead to your best scoring chances. Devan Dubnyk will be solid in net for you while playing NHL 14.

 

Fun Fact:

During the 2011-12 season, the Oilers introduced the Oilers Octane, the NHL’s first cheerleading squad in Canada.

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