13 goals against in two games, a flaccid powerplay, and a bunch of Oilers running into each other on the ice: another fine performance by this insecure nerd of a team.
With a third straight loss and a all-round terrible December, it's hard not to repeatedly pound my fists on the panic button -- but yet, the Oilers are still within pouncing distance of first place in the once-formidable Northwest Division,
and their reasonable record (18-17-2) belies their inconsistent play on the ice.
Perhaps we Oilers fans have been spoiled by last year's success, but I doubt it: the goal is to make the playoffs, plain and simple. Yet, I haven't seen the Oilers play this bad positionally in a long time, and the defence is a mess (the big tip off is seeing a dreadful Marc-Andre Bergeron still getting rewarded with 20 minutes of ice time). Things are bad.
I blame... god?
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Posted by mike w at 10:41 PM