Will Edmonton recover and make the playoffs?

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Where does Edmonton end up?

  1. They win the Western Conference.

    2.0%
  2. They win the Pacific Division.

    1.3%
  3. They finish second or third in the Pacific Division

    15.8%
  4. They finish in a wildcard spot.

    32.2%
  5. They narrowly miss the playoffs.

    28.3%
  6. They finish around 12th in the West -- they aren't terrible, but aren't good either.

    15.8%
  7. They finish dead last in the West.

    4.6%
  1. DEVILS130

    DEVILS130 Registered User

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    I think they rebound and get a wildcard spot
     
  2. The List Of Jericho

    The List Of Jericho Drink it in man....

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    How is it stupidity? It states exactly what they'll likely need to do, which is play well above a .500 clip
     
  3. Apotheosis

    Apotheosis Registered User

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    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.
     
  4. All Might

    All Might Symbol of Peace

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    They're top 3 in CF% and HDCF%. They'll be fine.
     
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    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.
     
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    Advanced stats indicate they are playing well, just getting very unlucky with their shooting percentage
     
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    They could sneak into a wild card spot. Still expecting a Vegas and Vancouver freefall
     
  8. dr robbie

    dr robbie Let's Go Pens!

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    I would be pretty surprised if they don't make it personally.
     
  9. tony d

    tony d Pepsi, not Pepe Sponsor

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    Went with Option 4. They've been playing a little better as of late.
     
  10. Oilers Propagandist

    Oilers Propagandist hfb supplementary discipline complete. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    :edmonton will win the division.

    When Sekera comes back we will be back to sc contenders.
     
  11. voxel

    voxel We are legit

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    Carolina of the West. Great advanced stats. Piss poor record.
     
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    Or by the time he comes back they'll be out of playoff contention and start show casing him for the deadline
     
  13. McFlyingV

    McFlyingV #Free :]

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    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?
     
  14. Brock Radunske

    Brock Radunske 안양종합운동장 빙상장

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    I think they'll go on a run and get into one of the WC spots.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!!
     
  17. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev no joke of a team

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    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
     
  18. McDNicks17

    McDNicks17 #OrangeBlueZoo

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    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.
     
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    voxel We are legit

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