Friday, March 16, 2007

Race to the Bottom updated

Well, the Oilers are still stuck in 24th as of last night's games, despite dropping their ninth straight tilt and scoring just seven (SEVEN!) goals in that span. From the sounds of things, Edmonton actually seems to be trying to win; this, of course, is folly, and hopefully the weight of their task's futility will soon extinguish what last lingering embers of dignity they have somehow kept burning in their hearts. Both Columbus and Chicago have picked up a pair of points since Tuesday, so if we can just stay our horrible, horrible course, the Oilers should be looking at 26th place by early next week.

On the plus side, Robert Nilsson got his first goal as an Oiler last night. Whoo? If anyone has a clip of it, let me know and I'll post it up.

7 comments:

Sean said...

Damn Robert Nilsson! His goal cost Backstrom the shutout, which cost me 4 points in my hockey pool!

Matt said...

Nilsson's goal is at 2:07...

PB said...

I think the Coyotes will win the race to the bottom.

At least, it will make things interesting...

teebeeplayer said...

I don't think they can do any better (worse??) than 26th-27th. But that's good enough the get into the lottery.

Aside from that, has there been any word about a new farm team? Kansas City's available now that the Penguins aren't moving.

Or maybe they don't need one, and just keep all the prospects up in the bigs. Because it's working out so well so far...

Chris! said...

Yeah, I sincerely doubt we're going to get past Washington, let alone Phoenix. L.A. I could maybe see winning a few games more than us, though...

Vodka Boy said...

there's a nice silver lining here - apparently Philly is not looking at drafting Cherepanov.

(as per mirtle's page)

so we'd only need the second pick to have a shot at him.

Stuey said...

Ty Conklin made 42 saves and won a game last night.