Stick with em or throw in the towel.

Alright, what have they proven to anyone as of late? Well they score 7 goals against Phoenix and well everyone gets excited… They have the opportunity to make a dint in the playoff race and then blow games against teams there fighting with.Here I will show you will start were really my frustration came from… and no it wasn’t the Out-door classic.

L.A 4 Edm 3. This is where they blew it. I talked with a good friend who does security and he said after the game… “The Kings walked in the dressing room laugh and saying that game was a joke”.

Then Edmonton goes on a 3 game winning streak beating the Ducks, the Blues and the ever popular fight with Atlanta. Now this fight was a great team builder and everyone was talking on how this is just what a team needs… well how do the Oilers come out the next game against The Wild?

Flat, no energy and just get killed… 3-0. Then the tie Nashville and it leaves you in shock.

Now the next 4 games are tough playing Detroit twice, Colorado and Vancouver. They outplay Detroit the first game and lose 2-1. Then they play Colorado with out Forsberg and low them out 5-1. Yes they played well but Colorado played horrible. Then they play Vancouver and played a awesome game and one they were proud of. Finally they tie Detroit 1-1 and ending that with a 2-1-1 record.

Excited? Dont be cause they lose there next game to the Ducks… where Lupal plays great and the Oil lose 4-2. But then they play good ol’ Mike Comrie and kill Phoenix 7-2… on a game that again should ignite those Oilers.

But… they play Dallas and lose 5-4… on a game where they were up 4-1. Geez sounds like a Kings game… They were above .500 with what I was talking about… but 6-5-2 is nothing to brag about.

Now I ask do you still jump on the wagon? Look at it this way and then make your own opinion!

17 games left.

16 against those in there division… Ottawa is the only one thats not.


St. Louis








San Jose





St. Louis



3 sets of games back to back. So that’s how it looks… now you make the call. In theory Edmonton can make the playoffs… in theory Communism works.

The_Conductor (who is unsure what to think)

Not about the Oilers but about Communism!

13 Responses to Stick with em or throw in the towel.

  1. cyclone says:

    This is about as good as the Oilers are ever going to get if they keep this team the same any longer. Comrie’s gone, Carter’s gone, Guerin is long gone. This team has proven time and time again that they simply cannot hold on to their best players. I say throw in the towel and have a firesale. Start the rebuilding period. It’s no use putting it off any longer.

  2. desertdog says:

    Start the rebuilding period? The Oilers live in a perpetual state of rebuilding.

  3. kidhenry1 says:

    This team has the talent to be perrenial playoff contenders. They just don’t seem to have the drive this season. Will they make the playoffs? No. They need to mature some and come back next season with a winning mindset.

  4. SwiftLEAF says:


    Kovalev goes to Montreal

    announced by TSN.

  5. The_Conductor says:

    I still think the main problem is that the Oil trade for drafts and future considerations. Which I have argued till i am red in the face about. Yes they may be good… yes they may workout… but if you need a trade for players now… why the hell are you taking someone who may still be 3 years. Woywitka I am meaning. They trade Comrie ofr nothing that helps us now…

    Oilers bid for a goalie… and sorrows may clear. However they havent got the budget to pay someone millions. Salo and Smith and Laraque for a goalie. Everyone talks about Kolzig to Colorado… could he go to edmonton? Caps are getting rid of everything for nothing!?! What is Kolzigs money issue look like? I mean I think the Oilers are desperate.

  6. The_Conductor says:

    They need a swift kick is what they need. Coaching is a problem… fire him. Geez I could go on and on and on.

  7. The_Conductor says:

    They need a swift kick is what they need. Coaching is a problem… fire him. Geez I could go on and on and on.

  8. Radio says:

    Actually, Communism doesn’t work in practice precisely because it doesn’t work in theory; Edmonton won’t work the playoffs because they don’t work their practices.

    🙁 Ryan Smyth to Ottawa!

    What’s good in theory IS good in practice.

  9. The_Conductor says:

    Beautiful way of putting that.

  10. mymanbob says:

    While there is no way that the oil are going to catch the hot flames and the climbing preds, they also have to catch L.A and watch out for the ducks. I think Lowe needs to realize that his chances are slim, and he might want to make some improvements to his future.

    Obviously I’m excited that we now have Kovalev to add the MUCH needed scoring to our lineup, I still think Bob needs to add some toughness and size. I think the habs and the oilers could do well to swap some players simply to chance the scenery.

    a fair trade would involve Zednik and Hainsey for Brewer and Smyth…but I would love to see these players come to Mtl without having to give up Zednik!

  11. The_Conductor says:

    Ummm I will keep Smyth and Brewer and trade Smith, Oates, and a draft pick seeing how the Oil I believe have alot for this draft, though I could be wrong.

  12. TC_4 says:

    Here’s the deal c-duc. Nice win last night in OT. We’re 6 back of LA, and we play them twice, and they are beat up. The down side of that is they don’t realize they have nothing to work with and keep winning. It doesn’t look good for them to lose in their next 3. They get Minny, Montreal, and Phoenix all at home. The only thing we can bank on is if they fold. They have a chance to. They lose 1 of their next 4(easy sched)and then it gets VERY tough for LA, check this out: San Jose(road), San Jose(home), Detroit(home), Edmonton(home), Vancouver(road), Edmonton(road), Calgary(road), Colorado(road), San Jose(home), Calgary(home), San Jose(road). The Oilers HAVE to win those 2 against LA, if they do that, and keep winning the ones they have to win(Ottawa shouldn’t be a must, neither should Colorado)they’ll be right there. Of course, it won’t look good if after this 4 game stretch for LA the Kings are 10-12 points up on the Oilers. I’m just saying that if the Oilers keep it to 6 until the Kings hit the hard stretch, they’ll be in excellent posistion.

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