Playoffs?

Jonathan Willis
March 08 2014 08:07AM

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The Edmonton Oilers are not going to be a playoff team this year, obviously. But it is equally apparent that the parent club has high hopes that the farm team in Oklahoma City can make a fourth consecutive postseason appearance.

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CHASING THE DREAM

Lowetide
March 07 2014 10:38PM

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A lot of the Edmonton Oilers collective future is in the three junior leagues that make up the CHL. This year's group is having a solid year, almost across the board. With the season winding down, let's have a look at the movers among them.

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Scrivenses, You're the Best

baggedmilk
March 07 2014 12:42PM

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When Taylor Hall scored in overtime how many of you noticed Ben Scrivens race down the ice to join in the celebration? How awesome is this guy? If he keeps up this kind of play and antics we'll be building a Scrivens statue to go along with RX2. I offer a coffee mug salute and multiple fist pumps to our hometown prince!

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Moving Forward: When?

Robin Brownlee
March 07 2014 09:22AM

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I understand GM Craig MacTavish can't just snap his fingers and conjure up the finished product he hopes his Edmonton Oilers will be when this rebuild is done and his team is actually contending for something other than a lottery pick again.

I certainly didn't expect it Wednesday at the trade deadline – it went pretty much as I expected it would as MacT rid himself of Ales Hemsky and Nick Schultz for draft picks after unloading Ilya Bryzgalov and acquiring Viktor Fasth – so I'm not disappointed he didn’t re-shape the team in a major way.

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GDB 64.0: DRAFT LOTTERY DUEL

Jason Gregor
March 06 2014 03:03PM

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Now that the playoff roster deadline has passed, the focus, unfortunately for Oilers fans, once again turns to the draft lottery.

The Oilers are virtually guaranteed to finish in the bottom five, and unless one of the teams finishing 17th-25th wins the lottery, the Oilers will have another top-five pick.

24  Carolina M 62 27 26 9 63 26 154 175 -21 15-12-5 12-14-4 1-3 3-7-0 Won 1
25  Nashville C 62 26 26 10 62 25 151 188 -37 15-14-4 11-12-6 1-7 3-4-3 Lost 2
26  NY Islanders M 64 24 32 8 56 18 176 217 -41 9-16-8 15-16-0 6-4 3-7-0 Won 1
27  Calgary P 62 24 31 7 55 20 145 186 -41 13-15-3 11-16-4 4-3 6-4-0 Won 1
28  Florida A 62 23 32 7 53 16 152 201 -49 11-13-4 12-19-3 7-5 2-8-0 Lost 1
29  Edmonton P 63 21 34 8 50 19 157 206 -49 11-15-3 10-19-5 2-2 6-2-2 Won 1
30  Buffalo A 61 18 35 8 44 12 124 183 -59 12-17-5 6-18-3 6-4 4-5-1 Lost 1


Tonight's game is critical, if you believe a higher draft spot guarantees the Oilers a better player, because a win puts the Oilers within four points of the Islanders, while a loss puts them eight points back.

Let the race begin.

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