Monday, March 17, 2014

Is Oilers play a sign of things to come?

From where I sit it looks like I don't want to get my hopes up with the Oilers current play...


But are the Oilers actually starting to look good? Is it even a possibility that the team is making progress in the waning days of another lost season? Since a 5 game losing streak in mid January, Edmonton has gone a respectable 9-5-2. Yes, of those 9 wins, only 3 have come against playoff teams, but there is still signs of progress. At the very least there is reason to be optimistic in goal. With Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth the Oilers have finally found a solid paring. Thankfully both of them seem to thrive on getting more shots. There is much improvement still needed for the defense and forward units, but at the very least they are learning to give themselves a chance to win. Let's face it, the Oilers have been lost for over 15 years. If you discount the miracle run in 2006, Edmonton hasn't won a playoff series since 1998. There's a long way to go for the Oilers. But here's hoping this decent play at the end of the season is actually a sign of things to come, and not a pack of players getting ready to hit the tee box.

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

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