The Weighting is the Hardest Part

The worst team in Oilers history was probably the 1992-93 team. They lost 50 games, traded away half the team and were so bad the draft gave them Jason Arnott the following summer.

That season was a mess at center ice. Bernie Nicholls was traded during the year, as was Brent Gilchrist and Josef Beranek. And those were only the centers! Among the other players sent away that winter were Esa Tikkanen, Greg Hawgood, Craig Muni and David Maley.

The only center who survived the entire season: Craig MacTavish. The Oilers did bring in some quality (Doug Weight came over that season) but they struggled the following year and were up and down for a few more seasons before adding Marchant in the middle and settling in for a nice run in the late 1990′s.

Today we find out if Shawn Horcoff will miss any real time and if the answer is “yes” then the Oilers have a choice: find a replacement for Horcoff’s heavy lifting or threaten the 50 loss total for that 1992-93 Oilers team.

Most Losses, by Season
  1. 1992-93 (50)
  2. 2006-07 (47)
  3. 1993-94 (45)
  4. 1995-96 (44)

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