Free Pick on Edmonton Oilers -
0 Reply | 26 ViewsOn 10/01/2013 10:25 AM in Cappers
Money Line: -140 Edmonton
The Oilers saw a lot of positive changes in the offseason, and they are clearly the better team in this matchup. They moved to the Pacific Division, and had several administrative changes take place. For starters, they have former vice president of hockey operations and one-time coach, Craig MacTavish as their new general manager. They also have a new head coach with Dallas Eakins. Eakins was coach of the AHL's Toronto Marlies, and developed several quality players for the Maple Leafs.
The Winnipeg Jets have not reached the postseason since 2007, and they did nothing in the offseason to improve the team enough to get there again. The Jets were the worst team in the NHL on the power play, with a 13.8% conversion rate. They were also 24th on the penalty kill at 79.7% last season. The Oilers have won five of the last seven meetings between these teams, including a 5-3 victory last year in February. With all the moves made in the offseason, they should have no problem improving to 6-2 in the series against the Jets.
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