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Another Home Loss For The Oilers

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

The Edmonton Oilers may be moving to Rogers Place in 2016, but for now, they still call Rexall Place home — and there is no over-the-counter medicine available for what ails drugstore billionaire Daryl Katz’s sad-sack defensive team.

The worst home team in the National Hockey League was crushed 6-2 by the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night, giving them a meagre three wins (over the New Jersey Devils, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers) in 12 games as hosts.

If you’re going to be bad, be bad on the road, not at home, and while another Rexall sellout was announced, there were scores of empty seats, so it appears the fans are voting to stay away even if they’ve paid for the tickets — never a good thing.

When asked how he’d feel if he was an Oilers fan leaving the building this season, Ryan Jones took the fifth.

“It’s a question I don’t want to answer, to be honest,” he said.

continued and watch Coach Eakins below as he talks post-game,  Eakins now looks like a coach searching for answers.

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The GM must be confused they have a weak defense and they trade Ladislav Smid which would seem to make the defense weaker. Eakins is searching for answers unfortunately for him the answers are not in his roster but all he has to work with is the players assembled by MacTavish and Lowe. Everybody but Daryl Katz seems to know that the only cure for the Edmonton Oilers is the removal of MacTavish and Lowe.

Posted by Puckbubba on 12/04/13 at 10:07 AM ET

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