From where I sit it looks like more rough sailing for a once proud franchise...
Ok, the Oilers suck. It's pretty straightforward. Any team with a record this brutal is a bad hockey team. It's so bad in Edmonton, coach Dallas Eakins is getting chirped at by kids while he's walking his daughter to school. I'm left with a question...what the hell were people expecting? This is a team on it's 4th coach in the last 5 seasons. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle have all played for 3 coaches. Nail Yakupov is already on his second and he's only played a bit over half a season. How many coaches did Wayne Gretzky have in Edmonton? Two. Total. With a new coach and a new General Manager much was expected. I have no idea why. Somehow everything was going to magically fall in place this season? There are major issues throughout the line-up. Apparently, these were going to fix themselves. Or, depending on who you talk to, everyone associated with the team currently should be fired. No matter which option, or any variation there of, is used it won't be quick. Look at the successful teams in the NHL currently. Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Los Angeles, even Toronto. All of these cities have had long lean years and are finally great hockey clubs. Buckle up Edmonton, it's going to be a rough ride.
At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.