The Upside To Finishing Eighth

Jonathan Willis
May 09 2012 10:02AM

Edmonton Oilers’ fans are familiar with the annual tradition of just barely squeaking into the playoffs. Prior to the new tradition of being the worst team in the league, it was an Oilers’ standby for years.

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THE OILERS, THE DUB AND THE FUTURE

Lowetide
May 08 2012 09:38PM

The Edmonton Oilers scouting staff have delivered an impressive group with the 32 bullets fired in the last four years. In our latest look at the Oilers and the draft, we'll talk about where the organization procures their talent.

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HINDSIGHT: STOLL, GREENE AND PENNER

Robin Brownlee
May 08 2012 02:40PM

Would the Edmonton Oilers be a better team right now with Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene and Dustin Penner than with the players they got for them? The Los Angeles Kings, for the time being at least, most certainly are.

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LOSING SUCKS

Jason Gregor
May 08 2012 12:49PM

Losing is no fun. Players hate it and so do you, but if you get a taste of victory here and there it can tide you over for awhile. The Oilers and their fans haven't experienced the euphoria of winning a playoff series since May 27th, 2006, when the Oilers beat the Ducks 2-1 to close out the western conference final.

In the 2,173 days (yes that long) since you watched the Oilers defeat the Ducks, you've never left the rink or turned off the TV feeling that energized. As you watch fans in LA and Phoenix enjoy their surprising runs to the western conference final, I'm sure you feel envy, but likely you are starting to wonder if you'll ever get to experience that rush of excitement after you team wins a playoff series again.

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Thinking Bigger

Jason Strudwick
May 08 2012 09:57AM

 

 

I never had a chance to play in many playoff games. Either my team didn't make the playoffs or I was the extra guy cheering from the press box. It sucked watching! Really sucked!

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