Well Nation it’s that time of year again. The Oilers were all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by November, complete apathy had set in well before Christmas, and we’re scratching days into the wall of our cell as we countdown to another draft lottery. And just like we have for the past 5 seasons we’ve hit a fork in the road.
As of right now the Oilers are firmly entrenched in 30th place overall, with a one point “lead” over Carolina for the best shot at picking first overall in June. They’ve also earned 7 points in their last 5 games, by far their best stretch of hockey since winning 4 in a row back in November.
It’s obviously way more fun to watch games when the Oilers are winning, and #visually the team has been playing much better since Todd Nelson rolled into town on his iron steed.
HOWEVER, we’ve all heard the tales of how Connor McDavid is a generational talent, and the type of player who may actually be able to finally help drag this team out of the sludge. This presents a dilemma.
So Nation, where are we right now? Do we enjoy riding this new wave of slightly less terrible hockey, and hope Todd Nelson can get this team out of it’s constant funk, and build some solid momentum for next season?
Or do we hope the Oilers continue on with their losing ways, securing another first overall draft pick who will be tasked with saving this franchise as a spry 18 year old?
Fall For Hall or Less Booze Cuz We Don’t Lose? Fail For Nail or Shirts Off For Horcoff? WHAT SAY YOU, NATION?