Breaking down the red-hot Edmonton Oilers power play

Mitch Giguere

Mitch Giguere ChPC, is the father of four children and a passionate hockey coach. He is the video coach for the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL). Mitch has his High Performance 2 from Hockey Canada and has an Advanced Coaching Diploma (NCCP4) from the Canadian Sports Institute.

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With a system similar to last season, and two of the best players in the world, don’t fix what isn’t broken is their power play motto.
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In previous articles I broke down the Edmonton Oilers goals from last year, both off the rush and 5v5. Now it’s time to look at why the Oilers are having success on the power play.

Should we be surprised the Oilers are getting it done on the man advantage early in the season? Probably not. With a system similar to last season, and two of the best players in the world, don’t fix what isn’t broken is their motto. For this article, we will see how they have scored their goals last season and this season; both are in the same video so make sure you check the video until the end.

Draisaitl Option

I LOVE this one. We usually see the bumper facing the puck carrier, giving the option to release the pressure. But in this case, Leon Draisaitl is facing the net. He will receive the puck on his backhand and shot the puck from there. He had a lot of chances last year, and it’s hard to defend as well. I will not be surprised if he scores a couple of goals like this this year, that is, if he stops snipping the puck from the bottom of the right circle.

With a system similar to last season, and two of the best players in the world, don’t fix what isn’t broken is their power play motto . . .

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