November 23 2014 11:05PM
The Oilers are in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought, soon to be nine.
They've already had losing streaks of five, four and six games and the season is only 21 games old. Things look very bleak.
Those stats illustrate a bad hockey club, regardless of what any analytics tell you, but for me the most disturbing sign from the Oilers hockey club came late in the second period of Saturday's 7-1 drubbing by the Chicago Blackhawks.
November 21 2014 12:30PM
"Don't mess with the Devil buddy. We're number one. We beat anyone. We're the Devilsss..The Devilsss..."
Face painted fans are a rarity nowadays, but whenever I see one I'm in awe of their deep passion for their team. I've never painted my face for a game, and a part of me wonders if I missed out.
I doubt we will see any painted faces at tonight's tilt, but Oilers fans are hoping they leave with a smile instead of a sad face.
The good news is the Oilers are playing an eastern conference team. They've dominated the east this year.
November 20 2014 10:12PM
The OKC Barons sit in 7th place in the western conference at 6-4-4.I caught up with head coach Todd Nelson on Monday to get an update from the farm.
November 19 2014 12:14PM
The Oilers play the Canucks for the sixth time since October 2nd. They lost twice in the preseason, 2-1 and 3-2 and they've already lost three times in the regular seasons, 5-4 (SO), 2-0 and 3-2.
We've talked ad nauseam about their inability to defeat a western conference team. They are 0-8-1 while being outscored 35-17. It hasn't been pretty, so today we'll look at the "positives" of tonight's game.
November 18 2014 03:21PM
The Oilers can't officially re-sign Jeff Petry until January, 2015, but when you look at the lineup, organizational depth and the potential free agent market it is obvious they must sign their 2nd round pick from 2006.