What are the expectations for the Oilers this year?

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  1. Ibanezrokr

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    Slightly less terrible. But still terrible. Its going to be years before we see any real healing to the wounds chia inflicted on that roster. And thats only if the OBC lets them. They're basically off my radar for the next 5 years unless something drastic happens. No faith here.
     
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    Not finish last and do everything possible to try and get McDavid more points then Kucherov.
     
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    I think he meant to click on a Calgary vs avalanche thread and was commenting on his teams play
     
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    They’ll be a hockey team.
     
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    They should be in the wild card race at least!
     
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    Corny ass memes and jokes...thats what every thread seems to contain more of nowadays. Cant people come in here and discuss the topic at hand, instead of a stupid image or joke?

    I think they will come close to a WC spot, I just don't know if they have enough to get them there. Connor can only do so much.
     
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    I would love to see them do well. Canadian team, McJesus, yadda yadda.

    But ... boy oh boy, I dont have high hopes. They still have a pretty flawed line up with a lot of holes. They replaced Lucic with Neal, which is ... schmeh, at best.

    Likely finish somewhere in the bottom 6-10, sadly.
     
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    They're a team.

    Sort of.
     
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    Not good.
    I'll say this, their percentage at first overall next year, will be better than their chances at making the playoffs.
     
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    OK FLAMES BROS, WE KNOW WE STINK

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    I just want a thread on the main after every single Oiler’s game about whatever other fans dream up is a fantastic topic of discussion. Like a 30 page’r if McDavid gets caught picking his nose on camera or a 40 page’r if they lose the first 2 games of the season. Impress me lads!
     
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    1 Elite forward? What? You’re saying Drai isn’t elite? I know the oilers suck but come on man, be reasonable.
     
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    1 of 5 teams that will make the playoffs from the Pacific.
     
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    Kamiccolo Wake me up when Marner signs.

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    I think Mike Smith is going to have a strong start but brn otu due to his age as they ride him. Kosk won't be able to hold it down and they will slowly slip out of the playoffs and into the bottom 10 as the year goes on.
     
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    I predict Neal has a bounce back season. If they can put together two scoring lines, and two lines that are competent defensively/on the PK, they might have enough offense to secure a wildcard spot.

    I also predict Mike Smith has a career year in terms of assists. He'll be outletting the puck up to McDavid every shift and rack up the secondary assists in the process.
     
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    They should be battling for playoffs this year because it’s been forever, but alas they’ll end up in the bottom of the garbage bin once again and fighting for that lottery pick. The team really is a mess
     
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    Nothing is markedly different this year than last. They'll miss the playoffs again unless Mike Smith stands on his head.
     
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    They shouldn't be battling for the playoffs because they have no depth, a horrible defense, and two horrid goalies.
     
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    Not that they have been good at all, but I hate when people lie to try to prove their point. Oilers haven’t been bottom 5 since McDavid’s rookie year

    Not to mention the nonsense about “1 elite forward”
     
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    That poster isn't high on Draisaitl. It shouldn't come as a shock they don't list him as an elite forward.
     
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    I predict they'll win as many Cups this year as the rest of the Canadian teams.
     
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    I'd just like to see some underlying numbers that don't show Edmonton getting ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED when McDavid isnt on the ice.
     
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    I will always cheer against them but I hope they take this season to clean up their dead weight because I'd like to see a good battle of Alberta eventually.

    So, I guess my expectations are that they clean up their roster
     
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    7th last, 9th last.

    they'll most likely be bottom 10 again. Feel better?
     
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    A 50G/100 pt player is not a complimentary piece. Get a grip.
     

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