No, I’m not a bandwagon jumper. Yes, you’re a better fan than me.
Written by the Nation Network’s Special Correspondent at the Draft, Matt Bugg. LOS ANGELES – As on the ice, the teams that make up the Northwest Division represents both extremes at the draft table. Clubs who do not pick until the 3rd round will attempt to help their teams as much as those with double-digit…
Well, Nation fans, this is it. The second-last game to cap off on another year. A year that failed to meet expectations, for sure. But hope lies on the horizon. And it’s not just because Europe is performing a live version of the Final Countdown as you view this post, either.
It’s true… We failed to win last night. Anaheim Ducks: 3 Edmonton Oilers: 2
We won, Nation. We won. 5-1 against the Sharks. Stortini AND Comrie got into fights. I was there. There was shouting and the consumption of beverages. And it was free, thanks to stalwart OilersNation commenter rubbertrout.
Sweet sassy molassy! Two in a row. A pair. A deuce. A duplet. Twins. Free the Springfield Two. No matter how you say it, it doesn’t change the fact that the Oilers are on a winning streak. Which is great. Kind of.
If the image above were even remotely true, the mediocre Oilers would feel empowered, even emboldened by their shameful performance over the last, oh, two months. But with 12 losses in a row, mediocre’s probably too generous a word.
Pull up a stump, younglings. Let’s take a moment to look away from the train-wreck of a team that we’re still punishing ourselves by watching and talk about YOU. And by YOU, I mean US: OilersNation.com.
Regardless of what Willis has to say about Jordan Eberle’s future in the NHL, I can’t help but be beaming at this young man’s performance in the World Junior Tournament. Whether he’s breaking out, or in some kind of weird career Twilight Zone of Goodness right now isn’t really that important to me.
Things just aren’t improving in OilersNation. There’s talk of dumping this player or that player to free up cap space, Pat Quinn cancelled the traditional team mini-vacation in favour of bag skates, and perhaps worst of all, the Oilers will be competing with the World Junior Gold Medal Final for viewers tonight. You have a…
I just got back from being out in the country… Breathing in the country air, eating country foods, rasslin’ country dogs, and watching the World Juniors: fast-paced and inspiring hockey.
You’ll notice that the title of this post says "forward" rather than "up." There are places we can decend to from here, but after a slight spanking of the Maple Leafs last night, I say we nod knowingly at the notch in the win column and focus on what needs to be done tonight: ringing…