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Oilers on target for historically bad year

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins skates past the team's logo before the start of the Oilers Skills...

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins skates past the team's logo before the start of the Oilers Skills Competition at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Oilers Community Foundation. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:09 AM ET

EDMONTON - This thing is on the threshold of becoming epic.

A season for the ages.

The all-time worst year in the history of the Edmonton Oilers.

One year after being in a playoff position at the NHL trade deadline, the progress that Daryl Katz speaks of has his franchise in 29th, sinking fast and an odds-on favourite to make this the most brutal year the people in Edmonton have ever had to endure.

And this is an organization that had Roman Oksiuta in it.

The Oilers have 36 points with 29 games to go.

The all-time low for a full season is either 60 points in 1992-93, that magical winter when Petr Klima, Todd Elik and a young Shjon Podein set the franchise record with 337 goals against, or 62 points (twice) -- the first year under Pat Quinn (2009-10) and the first year under Tom Renney (2010-11).


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