Woeful Oilers say they're on verge of turning season around

Jordan Eberle, shown here against the Penguins Tuesday, says the Oilers are outplaying their...

Jordan Eberle, shown here against the Penguins Tuesday, says the Oilers are outplaying their opponents in many areas and the team will start winning "in bunches." (USA TODAY)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:28 PM ET

The Edmonton Oilers are doing a lot of losing again — again or still, take your pick — but they refuse to believe that this year’s losing team has anything common with all those losers in the past.

The results might suggest the 1-5-1 Oilers are the same old disappointment they’ve always been, but the ghosts of failures past haven’t made their way into the dressing room.

The players truly believe they won’t be losers very much longer, that they’re on the verge of turning it around for good.

“I remember playing Columbus last year at about the 20-game mark and they were a team that was well below .500 but you could tell they were a team that was playing well and about to make a charge,” said winger Taylor Hall.

“I feel like we’re on that verge. We’re sticking with teams that have a lot of skill and we’re working just as hard as them. I have a different feel with this group.”

They all do. They know more than anybody what a bad team looks like and they don’t


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