The Oilers play the Panthers tonight in Miami. It is Miami, right? I don’t have too many reference points with regard to the Panthers. I remember that miracle run and when the fans threw rats on the ice, and I think the Oilers gave up Scott Mellanby in the expansion draft.
I remember the Jovo-for-Bure deal and Steve MacIntyre and they signed Vokoun and also Jay Boumeester is a helluva player and Keith Ballard did a dumb thing.
What’d I miss? OH! New uniforms.
The Oilers have had a nice road trip and with 4 points already this would be a great confidence builder. 29 games into the season Edmonton’s record (12-13-4) has them 14th in the conference, in lottery position and in need of an extreme run to get back on track for the second season.
If we assume 90 points will get you in, the Oilers would need 62 points in the season’s final 53 games. A record like 28-19-6 would do it but Corsi, PDO, visual, logic, reason, luck, God, dice, that big black 8-ball, random choice and even Steven all say nfw.