February 27 2008 09:07AM
One would think with a headline like that, you could make a real attempt at tricking yourself into thinking the season was going well. Sometimes you have to make your own fun in a tough stretch, though, Nation. In an otherwise dark day, the mightiest team in all of the NHL gave us something to cheer about.
There is a big difference between the 2007-2008 injury-riddled Oilers squad that won’t make the playoffs, and the 2006-2007 injury riddled Oilers squad that won’t make the playoffs. Heart, lambs, heart.
This team came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Avs the other night. Fernando “he’s my cousin” Pisani sniped a decent goal to send the game into overtime and give all of us in the OilersNation a little something to cheer about.
If you doubt how well things are going, go take a look at www.edmontonoilers.com where they're up to their usual top drawer reporting. “Oilers win 13th shootout!” reads the headline. "Tremendous!" we're thinking. Too bad it matters about as much as the New Kids on the Block Reunion Tour. Both are Hangin' Tough, though.
Interesting stat: the Wings (42-17-6) lost their their third in a row and ninth game in their last 10. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to lose 9 of 10 in February and still be 28 games over .500? What do they put in the water in the Motor City? Oh yeah, we know: HGH and motor oil.
Our boy #89 SaGa wasn’t able to pick up a point and tie the NHL record for longest points scoring streak in the NHL. We know you're the real deal, Gagner. You don’t need to impress us with fancy records. History will judge you as 10 times the player Zhamnov is; who cares if he has the rookie points in consecutive games streak.