The Oil Stream

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Dustin Nielson and Tom Gazzola from TSN 1260 chat all things Oilers every Wednesday and Friday. From the latest rumours to line combinations and speculation the boys have you covered.

OIL STREAM "Kane, Yamo & Deadline Needs"
Last Friday at 8:33 PM

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Evander Kane has returned to the Oilers and Kailer Yamamoto is back on the ice as well. Could Holloway and Ryan see time in the top six? Is it time to split up McDavid and Draisaitl again? How high of a priority will a bottom six defensive center be for the Oilers prior to the deadline and how much is too much for a blueliner like Gavrikov?

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Dusty sets a line on Ken Holland trades prior...


OIL STREAM "How In Is All In?"
Last Wednesday at 7:45 PM

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

The Oilers look to make it seven wins in a row but won't have Evander Kane vs the Blue Jackets. The guys dive into a discussion on how ALL-IN the Oilers should be prior to the deadline this season a.k.a. should Broberg and Holloway be available in a trade or are those guys untouchable? Jersey talk, goalie talk and all of it is happening live at the Boston Pizza on Kingsway! 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Dusty tosses out an...


OIL STREAM "Five In A Row, Stuart The All-Star"
01/20/2023

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

The Oilers win a wild one versus the Lightning to make it a five in a row. Dusty and Tommy discuss what the most important aspect of the win was for the Oil. Does the recent play of Bouchard, Broberg and VINCENT make it less likely the Oilers will do anything of significance prior to the deadline? 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The guys take a look at an incredible run for Stuart Skinner on and off the ice and his a...


OIL STREAM "Vinny, Evander and a Four Game Heater"
01/18/2023

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

A jam packed episode of The Oil Stream starts with Nielson and Gazzola diving into the Oilers four game winning streak, the addition of Desharnais and how he's impacted their success, the return of Evander Kane and the play of Jack Campbell. For the Boston Pizza Appetizer the boys also discuss where the JP situation is heading after he was healthy scratched on Tuesday, is there a chance he ends up on waivers? What is Paul Coffey's exact role with the...


OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Sharks & McDavid's Birthday"
01/13/2023

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazolla pop by to get you ready for the Oilers and Sharks. McDavid turns 26-years old and has surpassed everyone's expectations on the ice but how badly have the Oilers let him down during his first eight years with the team? What happens if the Oilers waste the final years of his deal? Does the team go to 11 & 7 to help their forwards or their blueline? How much longer until Evander Kane returns and what roster moves will have to...


OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Ducks & the D-Man Pursuit"
01/11/2023

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazolla are back to get you set a big game between the Oilers and Ducks, well atleast a big game for the Oilers. Will they bounce from a loss against the Kings and get revenge for a loss to the Ducks back in December? The guys dive into the pursuit of a d-man for the Oilers and which route will/should Ken Holland decide to take! 

OIL STREAM SLICK PICK: Nielson has a +200 Bet Builder from Coolbet Ca...


OIL STREAM IN FIVE "3 Quick Thoughts on 3-2 Loss to the Avs"
01/08/2023

Nielson is back with another episode of Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dusty gives you three quick thoughts on the Oilers loss to the Avs including the teams play at 5 on 5 and a great performance by Stuart Skinner. He also gets into the teams inability to protect a two goal lead and why don't they actually try to PROTECT a lead? 

Before the episode wraps you'll get Nielson's thoughts on Woodcroft's decision to call a timeout with a 2-0 lead mid-way through the second period to keep his top PP unit o...


OIL STREAM "Players Only"
01/07/2023

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazolla are back to kick-off 2023 with some thoughts on the Oilers game since Christmas and why was a players only meeting necessary? Jay Woodcroft has been Head Coach for 11 months, how would we describe his tenure so far? If the team is missing it's vocal veterans leaders does it not fall on the current leadership group to take that role on the club?

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The guys try to figure out what to expect from the...


OIL STREAM "Three Game Slide & Oilers Christmas Presents!"
12/21/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazolla are staying out of the cold at the Boston Pizza in Terwillegar. Joaquin Gage pops by for a visit as the boys talking about the Stuart Skinner extension and how the identity of the Oilers right now is an average hockey team with an amazing power-play. Dusty and Tommy also dish out some Christmas Presents for Jack Campbell, Darnell Nurse and Jesse Puljujarvi! It's the final Oil Stream of 2022 as Nielson heads to the Spengler Cup later in...


OIL STREAM "Nurse Struggles and What's Offside?"
12/16/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola start with a discussion on the disallowed goal due to McDavid being offside, Tommy isn't sure what offside is anymore. The boys then dive into the Darnell Nurse conversation and how can he possibly be as bad as he was on Thursday night and did Woodcroft miss an opportunity to hold him accountable? 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Dusty lays out a special Oilers parlay he'll have locked and loaded for the upcoming game against the Ducks!


OIL STREAM "Draisaitl Dominates Preds! Ducks Rumours?"
12/14/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dust and Tommy begin with their thoughts on the Oilers and Draisaitl's dominance of the Nashville Predators. Jack Campbell finally got back in the net, did he do enough for another start in a timely manner? On the Boston Pizza Appetizer the guys dive into the Ducks rumoured interest in Jesse Puljujarvi and while it doesn't look like anything is happening soon Nielson explains why it really would make sense.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Nielson and Gazzola dive into the ri...


OIL STREAM IN FIVE "Three Thoughts on the Oilers win over Wild!"
12/10/2022

Welcome to another episode of Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson slides in for a quick five to seven minuts and three key things from the Oilers win over the Wild. 

The team did something last night that they had not managed to do at any point so far this season. A young Oiler finds his way by staying under the radar. Long time fan favourite Nuge off to the best start in his career and will it continue? 


OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Wild, D-Hunt, JP Comments"
12/09/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola begin the episode with some chat about the Oilers running back the same line up against the Wild and what could they be working on with Jack Campbell? The guys dive into the Oilers desperate search for a d-man during the Boston Pizza Appetizer with some details on the next live episode! Tom and Dusty also discuss Puljujarvi's recent comments in a Finnish publication and why they are probably being blown up a bit here in Edmonton!

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OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Coyotes and Karlsson speculation"
12/07/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola begin the episode with even more news about the 2023 Heritage Classic, new swag alert! Stuart Skinner starts while McDavid and Draisaitl stay together for Wednesday nights game vs the Coyotes. The Boston Pizza Appetizer focuses on the Erik Karlsson speculation and Nielson gets pretty fired up trying to make sense of it all.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: There is a Jesse Puljujarvi betting line that doesn't make any sense to Dusty so he's betting against his boy...


OIL STREAM: "What To Do About Jack"
12/02/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola start with the Oilers loss to the Wild and why everyone should have seen it coming. The Boston Pizza Appetizer takes a look at which Oilers defenseman actually defend well in their own end, it's a short list! 

What should the Oilers do with Jack Campbell as his season long struggles continue and how much of the blame should simply fall on the entire team's inability to defend? 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Stuart Skinner's November sa...


OIL STREAM "Hyman Love Fest Live at BP's"
11/30/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola are live from the Boston Pizza on Calgary Trail and actually have a live visit from an Oil Stream while they are doing the episode!! 

The boys recap the win over the Panthers, the play of Bouchard starting to come around and which former Oiler is the best comparison for Zach Hyman? If Hyman plays with 97 & 29 who should play with Nuge and JP? 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: We take a look at the Oilers 15 games on...


OIL STREAM "WORRY-OMETER plus Broberg Recalled"
11/25/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola dive into the recall of Philip Broberg during the Boston Pizza Appetizer. What does he need to do to be successful and which struggling defender should he be paired with Barrie or Bouchard? How worried should Oilers fans be about the teams 10-10 start a quarter of the way into the season. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: We take a look at the lack of production from the key young guys in the Oilers bottom six. 


OIL STREAM "Own Zone Embarrassments"
11/23/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola give some thoughts on the Oilers recent up and down play that has now left them on the outside of the playoff picture in the West, at least for the time being. What is the major issue that has lead to this team being just one game above .500? Does Ken Holland need to trade for a defenseman right now or can he wait until the deadline? Does he HAVE to add a blueliner for this team to be...


Oil Stream "Game Day vs Kings"
11/16/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola get you ready for the Oilers and Kings. Tommy drops a rink report on you and then the boys dive into the Boston Pizza Appetizer about Foegele's leash in the top six and should he really have to worry about Yamamoto eventually returning? 

The boys also give you a few thoughts on the Reverse Retros making their 22-23 season debut.

OIL STREAM SLICK PICK: Nielson gives you a couple of betting options for Wednesday Nig...


OIL STREAM "Time To Worry?"
11/11/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola begin the episode with a bit of rec league chat which is fitting considering the way the Oilers played against the Canes. The guys take a closer look at the loss and a few reasons why they are losing and it's not just goaltending, even though that's a pressing issue. Yamamoto out and a look at the line combinations for the upcoming game against the Panthers.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - A look at Jack Campbell's concerning...


OIL STREAM "Kane Injury and The Fallout From It"
11/09/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola begin the episode by sharing some thoughts on the Kane incident and how he appears to be on track to play again this season. The Boston Pizza Appetizer focuses on who will be called up if Kane goes on LTIR and who should play with Draisaitl and Hyman on Thursday?

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - Are the Oilers better than their 8 and 6 record would lead us to believe?


OIL STREAM in FIVE ‚ÄúA New Top Nine?‚ÄĚ
11/06/2022

Welcome to another episode of Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson drops a quick five minute episode with his thoughts on what the Oilers should do with a likely forward groups shuffle in the cards! 

Does Holloway get bumped up? Puljujarvi? What about Yamamoto moved down? Which line should stay together? 


OIL STREAM "Bump In The Holloway Road"
11/04/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola break down the Oilers loss to the Devils and how some mistakes from younger players ended up being the difference. During the Boston Pizza Appetizer the boys discuss what the plan should be for Dylan Holloway moving forward. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - Is Jay Woodcroft relying to heavily on his top five forwards so far this season?

 


OIL STREAM "Five Game Streak with McDavid ON FIRE!"
11/02/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazzola break down the Oilers win over Nashville and what has lead to the success the team has been having during this five game winning streak. The Boston Pizza Appetizer focuses on the play of Jack Campbell in his first seven games with the team. The guys also dive into the physical play of Niemelainen and Puljujarvi and what it may lead to in the future.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - The boys take a look at the...


OIL STREAM " Road Heater & McHatty"
10/28/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Nielson and Gazolla dive into how long it would take to eat 300 nuggets from Popeyes which are on sale for $200. The guys then break down the win over Chicago, horrible officiating and the Oilers finding a way to stay composed in the third period. The Boston Pizza Appetizer asks who should start in net vs the Flames?

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - With 8 goals in his first 8 games the guys debate what should be the new target line for McDavid's...


OIL STREAM "Homestand Recap, Live at BP's!"
10/26/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

The boys are live at the Wye Road Boston Pizza in Sherwood Park! Dusty and Tommy recap the homestand and talk about where Dylan Holloway fits in when he returns to the lineup. Who scores first Yamo or Jesse Puljujarvi? The guys also get into a discussion about 1,000 empty seats at Rogers Place for McDavid vs Crosby on Monday.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - There are five Oilers in the top nine in NHL giveaways, how badly do they need...


OIL STREAM "Oilers top Canes, Yamo & JP"
10/21/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

BOSTON PIZZA Appetizer - The boys start by breaking down the Oilers win over the Canes and while it was still sloppy defensively they outscored those issues on their way to a win against a very good defensive club. 

Nugent-Hopkins big night back in the top six and is the third line simply better without him anyway?

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - Yamamoto has 3 goals in his last 30 games, Puljujarvi has 4 goals in his last 30 games, is either o...


OIL STREAM "Too Damn Sloppy"
10/19/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

BOSTON PIZZA Appetizer - The boys dive into the Oilers loss to the Sabres and what was the most concerning aspect of a second straight defeat. How does the team fix what appears to be pretty sloppy execution at this point? You'll also get details on next week's live Oil Stream in Sherwood Park.

How much is the teams lack of cap space and inability to carry a full roster impacting the beginning of the season?

INSIDE...


OIL STREAM "Battle of Alberta and a FREAK!"
10/14/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

INSIDE THE NUMBERS - What a start for McDavid's push towards a 50 goal season and why he needs to 50 AT LEAST ONCE! 

BOSTON PIZZA Appetizer - With Yamamoto and Foegele getting healthy it's a new look for line combinations. The depth has left McLeod on the 4th line, JP with McDavid, Yamo with Draisaitl and young Holloway with Nuge on the third line.

Why did the team call up Broberg instead of Niemelainen after the way training c...


OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Vancouver"
10/12/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Boston Pizza Appetizer - Dusty and Tommy set up tonight's game against the Canucks and then discuss how important it is to have a strong start with six straight at home to opener the year. The guys also dive into Bouchard being paired with Murray to start the season while Kulak lines up alongside Tyson Barrie.

Nielson goes to a McDavid proper for the first ever Oil Stream SLICK PICK for Coolbet Canada.


OIL STREAM IN FIVE "Yamamoto & Puljujarvi"
10/08/2022

Welcome to another episode of The Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson hops on to give you this thoughts on Yamamoto and Puljujarvi as options next to McDavid and Kane on the top line. 

How ridiculous is it to put so much stock into one game, good or bad? Who makes that top line better? Will they pretty much just rotate in the spot from game to game or week to week anyway?


OIL STREAM "Pre-Season Wrap & Waivers"
10/07/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dusty and Tommy by talking about some remaining battles in camp and then dive into the Boston Pizza Appetizer focusing on Janmark and Samorukov being placed on waivers. If Puljujarvi has a good game on Friday is there even a spot for him in the top nine on opening night? Gazzola with a few details on the soon to be launched Oilers+ Streaming Service.

Inside the Numbers focuses on the Oilers season point total being set at 103.5 with Coolbet C...


OIL STREAM "Game Day vs Van & Rankings Wrap!"
10/05/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dusty and Tommy start by diving into the Oilers interesting line combos against the Canucks tonight, Holloway gets his shot with McDavid while Puljujarvi plays with Nuge and Shore.

The boys wrap up the Rankings of Importance with an interesting McDavid/Draisaitl debate at the top. Insider the Numbers focuses on an Evander Kane goal prop you should hammer over at Coolbet.


OIL STREAM IN FIVE "Instant Reaction: Holloway Hat-Trick"
10/04/2022

Welcome to another episode of The Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson breaks down another impressive performance from Holloway as he puts up a hat-trick playing in the Oilers top six! How could they possibly start the season without him in the lineup? No chance. 

Is Jesse Puljujarvi's ticket out of town booked? Who would suggest something so ridiculous? The Oilers have a championship calibre top nine for the first time in decades.


OIL STREAM IN FIVE "Thoughts on Oilers win over Flames, Nurse Fighting!"
10/01/2022

Welcome to another episode of The Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson lays out a couple of things from the Oilers that impressed him in their Friday night win over the Flames. 

He then dives into the Kane-McDavid collision and Darnell Nurse dropping the mitts TWICE! WHAT THE HELL!


OIL STREAM "Live from BP's - Chychrun rumours & JP Points"
09/30/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dusty and Tommy are live on location at the Boston Pizza in the Hamptons, they start by talking the Oilers best lineup of the pre-season and then dive into the Jakob Chychrun rumour mill. 

The Rankings of Importance continues with Kulak, Bouchard, Ceci, Nuge and Kane making their way onto the list and then Inside the Numbers for Coolbet takes a close look at Puljujarvi's point prop and Dusty explains the perfect way to hedge it.

 


OIL STREAM "Woodcroft The Thespian"
09/28/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Dusty and Tommy start by talking about the Oilers heading down to Calgary for a pre-season battle and then focus on Dylan Holloway and how much opportunity he will get, it's your Boston Pizza Appetizer.

The guys then dive into Jay Woodcroft starring in the first ever episode of The Littlest Hobo as a 3-4 year old child. The episode wraps with Inside the Numbers for Coolbet Canada, will McDavid be over or under 82.5 assists for the upcoming season.<...


OIL STREAM in FIVE: Oilers beat Jets 4-0
09/26/2022

Welcome to another episode of The Oil Stream in Five presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Nielson is back to quickly share his thoughts on the Oilers victory over the Jets.

Holloway impresses, Skinner does the job and you'll never believe who is praising Jesse Puljujarvi, hint, it's outside of the market. 


OIL STREAM "Line Combinations & Rankings of Importance 15 to 11"
09/23/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

Tommy joins Dusty from Rogers Place and they begin with the Boston Pizza Appetizer discussing the first look at line combinations for training camp and is a JP trade still likely to comfortably get under the cap?

The Rankings of Importance continues from 15 to 11 and Insider the Numbers for Coolbet focuses on Draisaitl's goal total which is now live and set at 48.5


OIL STREAM "Camp Opens, JP, McLeod & Rankings continue"
09/21/2022

It's another episode of The Oil Stream with Nielson and Gazolla presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen!

The boys begin with the Boston Pizza Appetizer talking about Ryan McLeod waiting for his contract and Ken Holland painting an interest picture about Jesse Puljujarvi.

The Rankings of Importance continues from 20 to 16 and Insider the Numbers for Coolbet focuses on McDavid's point total which is now live and set at 127.5