When is no salute a salute unto itself? I’d say tonight’s display, or the distinct absence of one, by the Edmonton Oilers after a 3-2 overtime to the Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place probably qualifies.
After treating the 277th consecutive sell-out crowd of 16,839, a streak that began on Nov. 29, 2005, to yet another defeat, the Oilers recognized the people who fill the seats and help pay the bills for owner Daryl Katz by . . . doing nothing and then filing off the ice to the dressing room.
Perhaps the Oilers figure finishing up the home portion of their season with an 18-17-6 record was enough thanks. Maybe they were just upset at another loss, although you think they’d be used to that by now. No centre ice wave of the sticks in unison. No "Thanks for coming." Zippo. Nada.
And be sure to renew those season tickets, folks.
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