Once again, I have to lament about being an Edmonton Oilers fan. I love the team, and they’ll be my team whether they win or lose – it’s just incredibly frustrating that they keep losing.
I know there’s a bunch of injuries, the lines are all mixed up, but we have some great talent – there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be at least scoring more. At the moment, I have no problem with Pat Quinn, as he seems to be doing a good job. He’s doing what should have been done a while ago: not take any crap. A fresh look into the team, someone without any bias or history with the Oilers.
However, it looks like all of that potential is being wasted. Losing to Columbus again, at the bottom of the Western Conference, and second last in the league for points with 37 (only Carolina is lower, at 29 – funny that the teams who were in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 are now both at the bottom of the barrel, eh?).
If only they could play like the Canadian IIHF World Junior team. They may not have won gold, but they sure played great games. It also makes me very glad that Jordan Eberle is our draft pick.
Oh well, if we continue the way we are now, at least we’ll be near the top for the draft picks this year. Yay?