Question #5: MoneyPuck has Edmonton as one of the top two Stanley Cup favorites. Do the Oilers have any glaring weaknesses that could hinder them on their way to the Cup?
"A: “The biggest weakness for the Edmonton Oilers is their goaltending depth. If Stuart Skinner struggles and they have to go to Jack Campbell they need to hope that Campbell finds his game. Most other teams in the conference have a back-up goalie that is at least okay. The Edmonton Oilers don’t have that. Asides from goaltending this is the best Edmonton Oilers team we have seen in a really long time, I think as long as the goaltending holds up this team has all the necessary pieces to go far.”"
Since their defense has been reinforced with the addition of Mattias Ekholm, according to Oil on Whyte, the only remaining hole in the Oilers is their goaltending. The big contract is not paying off for Jack Campbell and could give the Oilers cause for concern heading into the playoffs. Especially if Vegas’ goalies are coming back from injury and the Kings have two very good goaltenders in Joonas Korpisalo and Pheonix Copley.
If Stuart Skinner can’t play all of their important games, look for opposing teams to continue to capitalize on the poor play by Jack Campbell.