The Number One Question That Will Be Answered During Oilers Training Camp Revealed

Published September 18, 2023 at 7:31 PM

The offseason was short for the Oilers this year, as they had a pretty successful playoff run last season, but ultimately fell short of their goal to win the Stanley Cup.

This is the most important question that the Oilers need answers to as they head into training camp.

How Have the Oilers Improved Defensively?

The defence is the biggest question mark coming into this season, as this was the biggest gap in their performance heading down the stretch of the 2023 playoffs. They can only improve so much, sure, but it is vital to their success.

They have shown their ability to do so as well. Last year in the last 7 game stretch of the regular season, they gave up just 6 goals.


Defensive Success is Crucial for Playoff Success and Edmonton Needs It

The Oilers have vowed before that they are committed to improving their team defence, and that is a must if they want to succeed in the playoffs. Take Vegas, for example. They were a measly 12th in the league for 5 on 5 goals against during the regular season. In the playoffs, though? They shot up to fourth (compare that to Edmonton's 11th out of 16).

It is clear that Stanley Cup-winning teams can find what it takes to win down the stretch, and often that comes at the back end of the ice. That is the ultimate question for the Oilers to answer this training camp, who can step up on Defence?

As seen on Edmonton Journal - "The burning questions heading into Edmonton Oilers camp"
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The Number One Question That Will Be Answered During Oilers Training Camp Revealed

Do you think the Oilers will improve on D this year?

Yes6456.6 %
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