So after a long unintended hiatus (partly vacation, partly busy at work, partly family obligations, partly didn’t-want-to-talk-about-the-Oilers-for-a-while), somehow not-the-rapper Drake has inspired me to get off my *ss (“started from my bottom now we here”) and write an article!
Everyone is frustrated with the awful state of refereeing in the NHL. When you look at how rare power play opportunities have been, though, no-one else has the right to be as frustrated as the Edmonton Oilers.
Milan Lucic now sits with five points and no goals in 2018. Taylor Hall, meanwhile, has the entire league thinking “Hart” as they admire his cannonball style and 25-game point scoring streak.
In light of the Oilers’ too-rare three-game win streak (against the Pacific Division no less, the guys that we’re built to beat, wahoooo!), I thought it would be fun to look at one of our other favourite types of victories over the last many years: the moral victory.
Heading into San Jose on February 10th, the Oilers knew a few things: After two losses in Disneywood, the Oilers needed a win. Given these are the teams the Oilers are chasing for an unlikely post-season spot, they had to salvage at least a few points to keep the California trip from being an utter…
I figured I would kick off my OilersNation debut by defending one of the Oilers underrated players — Andrej Sekera.