February 28 2014 12:54PM
Last night, the Oilers were shutout for the 5th time at home and 8th time all year. Many fans felt their play was offensive, and not in a goal scoring kind of way.
In his post-game press conference Dallas Eakins said, "We have some good offensive players but I don't look at us as a real offensive team," and that comment offended some fans more than the performance on the ice.
I tweeted that comment and many fans were livid and most blamed the coach. (Do you sense a trend in Edmonton?)
Are the Oilers regressing offensively, or have they been an offensively challenged team for years?
February 28 2014 07:14AM
Well it’s safe to say, I miss watching Team Canada play in the Olympics for gold. I found last night's game incredibly boring and I’m sure many felt some sort of emotional letdown. If you didn’t right away, surely a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild did the trick.
February 28 2014 12:07AM
As much of a dumpster fire as this season has been for the Edmonton Oilers, there was at least a hint of anticipation as fans dutifully filed into Rexall Place to begin the stretch drive against the Minnesota Wild after three weeks off for the Olympic break. Should have known better.
February 27 2014 07:58PM
Stu MacGregor and his Oiler scouts have been rolling across prairie roads all winter long in search of the next Jordan Eberle. Or maybe the next Grant Fuhr.
February 27 2014 12:38PM
To that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they're turned around."
I loved Welcome Back Kotter. Epstein was my favourite, although all the Sweathogs were beauties. I miss that show, and despite sitting in 29th place again most of the diehard Oilers fans miss watching their team.
Edmonton hasn't played a home game since Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for most saves in a shutout with 59. It was a memorable night, and even though it has only been 28 days since the Sharks peppered Scrivens it seems like forever that you were watching the Oilers with equal amounts of anger (for the skaters) and awe (for Scrivens).
Welcome back Oil fans, I'm sure the final 22 games will provide you with a wide array of emotions.