Sunday, March 23, 2014

A return to ugly reality for the Oilers

From where I sit it looks like the Oilers are like a training a new puppy...

Just when you think it's all over, he pees on the carpet. Once again it's apparent Edmonton is a long way away from being competitive on a nightly basis. The team had a modest streak of consistency come to a crashing halt in the past two games with a paltry two goals scored and 11 surrendered. This against the two teams in the league at their own level. In slightly over three minutes against Calgary, the Oilers simply lost all measure of composure. Yes, games like this happen to every team over the course of a season. The Blues got blitzed 7-1 by New Jersey in late January and were shut out in back to back games following the Olympic break. But the top teams shrug their shoulders and move on. Both times the Blues went on to win four of their next five. For teams like the Oilers, where confidence is moderate at best, getting hammered by Calgary will bring doubt flowing back into the dressing room. Add to that, the call-in shows in Edmonton will be buzzing yet again with demands for Player A to be traded for some unrealistic compensation; combined with a stark insistence Player B is indispensable to the future of the team. Sadly for Oiler Nation the team needs a deep level of introspection; with the reality that more changes are coming over the summer and nobody is off limits.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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