Scouting the Enemy: Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

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Apr 6, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall (4) breaks his stick while taking a shot against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Anaheim Ducks make a quick return home to Honda Center for a home-and-home with the Edmonton Oilers. The Ducks and Oilers are at opposite ends of the standings: the Ducks lead the NHL with 41 points, while the Oilers are at the bottom of the standings with 19 points. The Oilers, with their 5-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday, have lost 12 of their previous 13 games, and their roster’s talent has not matched their expectations.

Despite being one of the most well-known franchises throughout the league (for many reasons), there are many aspects to the Oilers beyond their three consecutive first overall picks. To learn more, I asked questions regarding the Oilers to Agustin De la Cruz. He is the editor at Oil on Whyte, the site that covers the Edmonton Oilers at the FanSided network. Here, he replies to questions regarding the much-maligned defensive situation in Edmonton, the Oilers’ surprising scoring woes, and what the team can do to remedy their current situation.