Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.
What have we been doing during another miserable Oilers season? Anything we can to distract ourselves from the heartbreak of being an Oilers fan. Sometimes those distractions are even productive! Sometimes those distractions turn into fresh gear that will surely take the world over in one fell swoop!
Don’t look now, but Anton Lander’s making a late run at an NHL career. Like the protagonist of dozens of different Westerns, he’s been beat up, shot, and left for dead in the middle of the desert, but incredibly it appears the flame of life has not quite been extinguished.
Trade speculation begins, Canucks better without Bieksa, Stamkos to Toronto, Ryan O’Reilly watch, Phaneuf an Oiler, size in the NHL matters, fantasy hockey and more in this week’s Roundup.
Do we cheer? I’m not sure what to do with my hands. Final Score: 3-2 Oilers