Discussion in 'Polls - (hockey-related only)' started by Ponyboy Gold, Nov 11, 2017.
I think they rebound and get a wildcard spot
How is it stupidity? It states exactly what they'll likely need to do, which is play well above a .500 clip
I get you have this vendetta to portray on the main boards, but I read the Oilers board sometimes, and what he is saying is completely right. You have no depth. Klefbom sucks this year and Talbot isn't putting Vezina like displays every night like last season. Whether you want to admit it or not, the Oilers are extremely top heavy and a flawed team. No doubt Sekera missing is bad and a huge hinderance, but he still doesn't fix the Oilers inability to gain zone entry from the back end.
They're top 3 in CF% and HDCF%. They'll be fine.
But they are 28th in the league in terms of points.....y'know, the thing you need to make the playoffs. Their advanced stats might be fine and I think they are a better team than they've shown, but they've dug themselves into a pretty big hole that will be pretty difficult to climb out of.
Advanced stats indicate they are playing well, just getting very unlucky with their shooting percentage
They could sneak into a wild card spot. Still expecting a Vegas and Vancouver freefall
I would be pretty surprised if they don't make it personally.
Went with Option 4. They've been playing a little better as of late.
will win the division.
When Sekera comes back we will be back to sc contenders.
Carolina of the West. Great advanced stats. Piss poor record.
Or by the time he comes back they'll be out of playoff contention and start show casing him for the deadline
Well that doesn't make much sense considering he has 3 more years on his contract with a NMC. Why on earth would they look at moving Sekera?
I think they'll go on a run and get into one of the WC spots.
The "Pacific Sucks" narrative is overrated. What is true is that it was expected to have three of the worst teams in the NHL. Only one of those teams looks it right now. Even once Vegas and Vancouver come down to Earth, the Pacific has 5 playoff contenders and if the Oilers don't pass two of those teams, they have to worry about the Central division as well. So the Oilers aren't going to get in just because the "Pacific Sucks".
On topic though, I do expect them to make it. It might be close, but they'll find a way in. The West has a lot of teams though fighting for a limited amount of slots, so they'd best start turning it around or they might miss.
I think it comes down to Calgary/San Jose/ Anaheim / Edmonton for 3 spots, WC included, and I don't see them passing any of the others the way they're playing/the way their team is built. Connor can't do it all!!
they're 4 points back of a spot right now despite playing like crap most of the year thus far
every reason to believe they'll be in contention in a month
If, by miracle, their special teams get fixed over night, they could turn it around really quick.
I'm not going to hold my breath though.
I just want an average PK for Christmas. Just average.