December 24 2013 08:59AM
We didn’t see any jerseys on the ice at Rexall last night, so that’s a bonus heading into the Christmas holidays. For just the sixth time this season the Oilers treated their fans to a win on home ice and made the holidays just a smidgen better.
We all know after the attention given to the jersey tossed yesterday and the state of this franchise, there would have been more last night had the outcome been different.
December 23 2013 12:23PM
The Oilers asked for this.
During the past few seasons members of the Oilers management have made references to wanting to build their team in the same vain as Chicago and Pittsburgh. I have no idea if they will ever have the same success as those two franchises, but right now they are emulating the struggles and lack of success that both those franchises endured before becoming two of the best teams in the NHL.
December 23 2013 11:39AM
Much has been made of the Oilers jersey that came flying out of the stands and landed on the ice on Saturday against the Blues. Never mind that it was probably the fastest moving thing in an Oilers jersey the entire night, this isn't the way to protest the current state of the team.
December 23 2013 10:10AM
Craig MacTavish, like any general manager of a losing team, has taken some heat this season. The heat's been made worse by things he said in the summer, when he sold Oilers fans on "bold moves" and promised action.
The funny thing is that by Edmonton standards, we've seen that action.
December 22 2013 12:06PM
The latest lump in the truckload of coal the Edmonton Oilers have been shoveling under the Christmas trees of their fans for eight seasons came in Saturday's 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the St. Louis Blues. What an ugly, ugly scene it was.