It's not that there's much question about where the Edmonton Oilers fortunes are headed in the future. There's too much top-end talent, strong in character, not to turn out to be a top team in the NHL.
The question is, now? Or later? Will this be the first year owner Daryl Katz will actually have the team he's owned since 2008 getting him a playoff gate? Or will the fans, who have sold out Rexall Place since he's owned the Oilers, have to wait until the team moves into the new downtown arena?