The new Las Vegas expansion team was announced on Wednesday to join the NHL in the 2017-18 season. How does this affect the Oilers? The new team will play in the Pacific Division -- the same division as Edmonton.
This puts eight teams in the Pacific Division while seven teams remain in the Central Division. The Oilers will now play six of their division foes four times a season (two home, two away) and one team within their division five times (three home, two away or vice versa).
Among Central Division teams, they'll play each team three times (either two home, one away or vice versa).
Outside of the Conference, they will continue to play each team twice (one home and one away).