2024 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. For older fans, those words evoke the Wayne Gretzky trade, the defining event of an era of hockey, and the set of playoff battles between the game's greatest player and his former team that followed. For younger fans, they evoke a couple of pretty good first-round series, and we're in for another one this spring.

The Oilers have run the gamut this season, from Team of Destiny to absolute disaster to Team of Destiny again. Few would dispute that this is almost certainly one of the best opportunities for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl to finally make it to the Stanley Cup final, and if they fail to make it out of this round there will be some deep circumspection.

Both teams experienced a coaching change this year, and I expect the Kings will be a b

Access this article with EP Premium

Go Premium to access this article

Register your Premium-membership at eliteprospects.com to get access to this article and more quality, in-depth coverage at EP Rinkside

This article is about:
NHL Edmonton Oilers Los Angeles Kings NHL Evan Bouchard Phillip Danault Vincent Desharnais Drew Doughty Leon Draisaitl Kevin Fiala Warren Foegele Zach Hyman Anze Kopitar Brett Kulak Connor McDavid Ryan McLeod Stuart Skinner Cam Talbot
Scoring Leaders