April 04 2016 07:00AM
Can you believe we're in the last week of the season? Even stranger, can you believe that the Oilers still haven't found a way to get out of the basement despite having the best prospect in the world? The Oilers always seem to find to drive us completely insane, but that's a matter for another day. Today, we're taking a look at the questions you've sent in for our panel of writers. If you have a question, you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk. I'll try to get your question as soon as I can. With that, here's another edition of the mailbag.
April 03 2016 10:30PM
Just over a week left in the regular season, spring has sprung in a big way here in Edmonton and I'm sure we're all very much looking forward to summer. Take a break from putting together Auston Matthews based line combinations for next season, and take a gander at this week's First Star, Worst Star!
April 03 2016 07:36PM
Saturday's 5-0 drubbing by the Calgary Flames was one of the Oilers worst efforts of the past decade, and that's saying something considering the Oilers have lost 487 times since the Decade of Darkness (DOD) began.
The Oilers have 297 wins since the opening of the 2006/2007 season. You have watched an average of almost 20 more losses than wins every year for the past decade (OT/SO losses are still losses in my eyes).
April 03 2016 02:53PM
Over the years, the Edmonton Oilers have signed college goalies—Ty Conklin made it to the NHL—and pursued college goalies—Matt O'Connor is a recent example—but the position has been filled (mostly) by trades since the Fuhr-Moog era. It looks like Peter Chiarelli is interested in going the college route again this spring, and the player in question played for Yale. The Yale connection has been a strong one for Edmonton in recent years.
April 03 2016 12:31PM
There’s no excuse for the performance we saw last night. Instead of making a statement about the future of this club, the Oilers opted to leave the fans with a scrap-book with cut-outs of failures a decade in the making.