Edmonton Oilers say they've discovered the formula for consistency
TERRY JONES, QMI Agency
|Shawn Horcoff says it was after players meeting before the final Chicago game that the team's identity started to take shape. (Codie McLachlan, Edmonton Sun)
The trouble with four-game unbeaten streaks in a compact 48-game lockout-shortened season is that you’re never sure if what you’re watching might be a mirage.
Especially when you are as thirsty as Edmonton and the Oilers happen to be for success, crawling out of Death Valley Days and the Great Depression of 2010-11-12.
If this isn’t a mirage, it’s significant. Perhaps even momentous.
What we’re dealing with here are a few members of the Oilers being of the belief they’ve made the most important discovery there is to make on an emerging NHL entity.
“Our identity,” volunteered Jordan Eberle.