March 23 2014 08:15PM
There's a sizeable and growing segment of Edmonton Oiler fans who believe their team's plummet to rock bottom these past eight seasons begins at the top. I have a difficult time disagreeing with them.
March 23 2014 04:03PM
Canada's junior teams are beginning their playoffs this weekend, with championships in the WHL, OHL and QMJHL at stake, plus a chance to play for the Memorial Cup in May. The Oilers have several kids playing and early results are very good.
March 22 2014 11:08PM
As an Oiler fan, I can give you chapter and verse about low points in organization history. The quick exit in 1983 was nothing—we knew the Oilers would be back. The Pronger trade request was a bad damn day, I suspect you remember it. Tonight? Losing like this to the current edition of the Calgary Flames? Come on.
March 22 2014 10:42PM
Excuse me while I clean the vomit out of my carpet... Final Score: 8-1 Flames
March 22 2014 03:10PM
Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is the fifth meeting of the season (and 214th meeting overall) between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. It's their last meeting until next season, too. I'd say the season series is up for grabs, as each team has won twice - the road team always won - but the Flames needed overtime in both wins at Rexall. The Flames need a win to tie the season series in terms of points earned.
That's about as far as this game goes in terms of "significance."
Calgary has 63 points and 12 games left. Edmonton has 59 points and 11 games left. The gap can close considerably with an Edmonton win, while a Calgary win probably cements their draft placement.