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After a 3 day break, the Oilers are home to the Carolina Hurricanes. First off, apologies for the awful reminder for the GDT pic. However, there aren’t a lot of good pictures of the Oilers/Hurricanes.
I am disappointed that I won’t be going to this one, because I have some danged training course (that I voluntarily signed up for). Damn it. I won’t even get to watch it live on TV either.
This one should be winnable. I didn’t like how the Oilers liked the last game though, so hopefully that was just one blip on the radar.
Ben Eager returns to the line up, and Devan Dubnyk gets the start tonight.
Prediction: 4-2 Oilers
OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Well, let’s call this one for what it is. If the Oilers win this one, things get a bit tighter. But if the Oilers lose, they’re going to have a 9-point separation with the Hurricanes (OT points, aside). I would almost think that even the Oilers couldn’t blow THAT lead.
The Edmonton Oilers are on game number 13 of a losing streak, having gone all of January without a win. The Hurricanes are headed the other direction lately, having won 5 of their last 6 games, all this since naming Eric Staal their new captain. Coincidence? Possibly. But this is something I think the Oilers could learn from as well.
Anyways, prediction time:
I don’t normally create posts these days based solely on posts on other blogs, however David Staples has been doing some good write ups lately that I have an easy time agreeing with.
If the Oilers don’t make the playoffs, Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini will have to resign.
The Oilers need to blow up this team and trade for expiring contracts and draft picks.
If Jim Rutherford can do it in Carolina, why not Kevin Lowe in Edmonton?
They echo a lot of sentiments heard around here. They’re unforgiving and honest articles. Often, I find that journalists are a bit too afraid to tell it like it is, but Staples pulls no punches in his criticisms towards management. Continue reading 'Some good reading for Friday, courtesy of David Staples…'»