I won’t sugar coat it, it will take a miracle to make it into the playoffs now. The Oilers had a terrible weekend.. not just because of how they played, but because of how other teams played. The bottom teams are catching up, and the teams ahead of them are gaining some ground. It does not look good. But humoring the possibility, the famous playoff chances site – Sports Club Stats – has Edmonton at 14.7% now. An 8-2-0 record will likely do it. A 7-2-1 gives us a 68.1% chance, by their calculations. It ain’t ova till it’s ova. But it’s pretty much over. I still have a glimmer of hope though, being the sucker I am. But the Oilers are going to have to play better if they have a hope in hell of doing it. Lucky for the Oilers (I suppose?) we have 7 of the last 10 games at home. Three of the games are versus less awesome teams – the Flames, Coyotes, and Avalanche. The rest are going to be tough ones. They are against the Ducks (3 times), the Wild (twice), the Hawks, and the Canucks. It isn’t over… but it sure doesn’t look good. Their biggest hope of catching a team lies in Detroit. They also have the teams like Phoenix, and Dallas to worry about too. If those teams pace the Oilers, we’re done.
It doesn’t look good.. but it’s sure better than drafting #1 overall yet again.