Can exuberance make up for inexperience? Can momentum make it possible to scoff at long odds?
The Edmonton Oilers insist the answer is yes. And now that they've climbed to within three points of a Western Conference playoff berth with 12 wins in their last 15 games, who's to say they're wrong?
Can the Oilers make the post-season? Have your say in our forum.
Oilers trying to sneak into playoffs
They certainly have their own fate squarely in their own hands as their last two games are against Calgary and Vancouver.
I'm hoping for them as, like Washington, this is an exciting team to watch.
I also believe they'll be a force sooner than later.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-31 16:27:49
I counted the number of young players and they have about 18 right now (26 or under) and some good ones in the system.
They are going to be a major force in about 3 years.
gordholio, 2008-03-31 01:55:59
Most others in here can have arguments back and forth - citing our opinions (and that's what they are, really, just opinions - doesn't make any of us right or wrong - just the way we see it) without flippant insults.
I regret being hauled down to his level of the garbage bin and should have done what I suggest elsewhere to others and ignored him right from the get-go. Ahh well, Live and learn.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-30 19:01:23
Pete - over the past 15 games the Oilers played at a fantastic .733 clip, taking 22 out of a possible 30 points. Incredible as that was, it wasn't close to .900. Again, Pete: 1 + 1 = 2; 4 x 2 = 8.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-28 19:12:11
I'm fully aware for
Prongers status. Plus even when he was an oil I said he was a dirty cheap player that gets away with lots. The fact remains that it still took what two years to get the team to start winning after Pronger left. Plus our defence has been pritty pitiful. How many times has rollie or garon been run over or pushed around and not one of those guys does anything?
Dwain, 2008-03-28 16:00:47