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What more could possibly go wrong

To say that things haven't been going the Edmonton Oilers' way would be putting it nicely. Arguably this has been the worst season of the 8 year rebuild, and we still can't tell if the team has hit rock bottom. While we wait to see how far off rock bottom is, the rest of the league gets their laughs in, and the Oilers lose 8-1, at home to the Calgary Flames. 

From Eric Duhatchek at the Globe and Mail:

Any signs of upward mobility seen in the last year of the Tom Renney era or the only year of the Ralph Krueger era have dissipated amidst another year in which they will finish last in the conference, after finally edging closer to playoff contention a year ago.

What the Oilers hoped would happen to their young team did actually happen - but to the Colorado Avalanche, a team with similar assets on paper that has been a far superior team where it counts, on the ice.

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TreKronor's avatar

I think the Oilers could use a couple guys like Dan Cleary - veteran leaders who are helpful in the locker room and on the ice, and provide a different perspective.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/25/14 at 02:43 PM ET

Lisa Brown's avatar

The management has made the mistake of thinking that all they needed were a few good players to turn this thing around. New management is in, but they grossly underestimated what needed to be done.

There is a lot of work ahead for this team still.

Posted by Lisa Brown on 03/25/14 at 03:09 PM ET

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Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.

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