Yesterday they scored six times, albeit against the immensely defensively inept Columbus Blue Jackets, scoring five times in the second period alone on one year wonder Steve Mason who has done nothing in the National Hockey League since his stellar rookie year in 2008-09.
Then the Blue Jackets brought in former Camrose Kodiak product Allen York in for the third period, who played rather well.
Ok, the Oilers might have scored six times, but Oilers fans have simply no reason to celebrate. It has been an atrocious season for a club expected to contend for a playoff spot by now rather than see the six remaining games against Dallas, Vancouver and two each against Anaheim and Los Angeles have no real significance whatsoever. Wake me up when this team contends. For now, I feel their development is going at snail’s pace like that of the Islanders than the expedient progress of Chicago and Pittsburgh a few years ago.
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