So guessing you, like most Oilers fans after having watched them implode in the playoffs yet again, are clinging to any winning hockey team you can to lift your spirits? Lifelong Oilers fan here so, if you are too, I know your pain.
Actually, I watched the Oiler's gain valuable playoff experience and loose to a team that will (at least at this point) likely win the Stanley Cup.
Looking forward to having a better overall season next year and hopefully we make the changes we need to improve over this year. All in all remembering that one half of our top defensive pair, Klefbom, spent the whole season on the sidelines.
As for last night - the overtime was fantastic. 3 on 3 with a bunch of kids was very energetic and there were fantastic opportunities both ways and some great goaltending.
Oh I always loved the WHL. One of my best memories as a kid was watching Mike Modano play for the Raiders and just going to WHL games in general they were always bloody exciting. Yeah I get trying to be positive with the Oilers its just been so many years of "building years" or "gaining experience" its frustrating. I mean at least we're not Leafs fans who have been waiting more than half a century for that dumpster fire to make it to the cup.
And from what I understand will stay on LTIR, just like the last two seasons, until his contract runs out after this upcoming season ... they have known for two years that he is part of the team in financial obligations only.
Totally agree ... wouldn't want it in the NHL playoffs but it was fun to watch ... would love to see what happens were an O/T to go longer ... at some point the coaches would have to figure out how to stretch their benches a bit to avoid exhausting their best players.
Just wondering if anyone thinks that the MC is cheapened by the fact the host city team is automatically in the tournament. Wife and me were just talking about this and we say yes, it does cheapen the optics of the tournament as legit with who is crowned champs. But just wondering what others think.