What are the expectations for the Oilers this year?

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  1. Tasty Biscuits

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    They'll continue to be a one-line team and McD and Drai will put up a boatload of points.
     
  2. Evincar

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    They still have dont have good wingers, good goaltending and offence from the blueline. Maybe they get into the mid 80s in points but I dont them doing see any better than that.
     
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    I think we'll see a much more structured team under Holland and Tippett.
    that said, we'll go as far as McDavid and Leon can take us
     
  4. Todd from Leduc

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    The Organization had a few bad years under Chiarelli but now that Kenny Holland has taken over the helm he’s completely changed the identity of this team back to its winning culture the team is known for.

    Traded Looch for a perannual 20 goal scorer.

    McDavid, Drai and Nuge haven’t even hit peak form.

    Huge upgrades in Nygard, Granlund, Sheahan and Archibald. These studs are replacing guys from last year that should have been in the AHL.

    Koskinen showed Vezina caliber until he got hurt and it sounds like he’s healthy again. Mike Smith is a huge upgrade over Cam “1 Season” Talbot. I would not be surprised to see Smith get 10+ points feeding McDavid stretch passes.

    Tippet made hold out of garbage in Arizona so I’m getting wood thinking about what he can do with actual talent.

    I don’t think we’ll win the Presidents but there’s no doubt this team is going deep, I see Cup potential for sure.
     
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    They were in the playoffs at Xmas weren't they? Then injuries struck and they won 6 in 28 games or something like that. I actually think they will be better than most expect. They'll be in the playoff hunt all season and will come down to the last week to determine whether or not they make it. Tippet will make a difference.
     
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    Lol don’t feel bad. I had many nights of crying myself to sleep last year. Won’t be any different this year.
     
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    An realistic goal.would.be to try and get out of the bottom.10 in the league.

    Probably not happening though.
     
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    Bottom 5. Their goaltending and defence is still bottom 3 in the league and they only have 3 legitimate NHL forwards.


    Will be in the Alexis sweepstakes by the end of April.
     
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    Well, they still have no forward depth, no #1 goalie and about half a defense so bottom 10 again .

    Zack Kassian will be a solid deadline rental for somebody
     
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    I expect them to be a bit better. The garbage coming in that replaced the old garbage I think is a better fit. On paper is still looks very bad past 1.6333333 lines. I am curious how tippet will leave his mark and his commitment to team defence.

    I expect them to be in the hunt for a wildcard until late into the season. If everything goes right they could make some big improvements and snag a wildcard early. If things go sideways (we will know very quickly) they will be all but done by late January .
     
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    LOL at calling Draisaitl a "complimentary" forward.
    Oh and the Oilers haven't finished bottom 5 since '15-'16 which is nothing to brag about but just to point out your lie in the attempt to strengthen your sad little narrative.
     
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    Up and down season, but some slick Holland moves early in 2020 will change their fortunes. 2nd half will be a slaughter.

    Prediction: Western Conference Final
     
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    They could possibly be a fringe bubble team. Perhaps some of their young D develop faster than expected and Koktinen is more consistent in net.

    Perhaps Neal has a bounceback season and puts up 40ish points.

    Bubble team is not impossible
     
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    Barely missing playoffs, but get #1 OA pick in the draft, which they use to take some " can't miss" player, who misses.
     
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    The team calls Wolf too many times. You can't feel bad for them because they're given so... many chances that it's not even funny at this point.

    They should be a wild card team, but they're likely going to be a team that misses the playoffs.

    The team has potentially the best General Manager they could find, coach, debatable considering he did well with Dallas and Arizona's goaltending.
     
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    Probably bottom 5 in the NHL, that roster is a mess.
     
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    I think maybe they sneak a wildcard or worst case scenario, they are in the hunt all season and miss by 2 points and pick 15 in the draft.
     
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    Oh yes because the whole team is thinking “**** the playoffs, we need to help McDavid get points”

    I got news for you, if you ever watched the Oilers, McDavid gets 0 help outside of Draisaitl
     
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    I can never tell if you are trolling or if this is a schtick or if you genuinely believe these delusions you write.
     
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    Tippett is a hell of a coach. We'll see
     
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    Ok, since McDavid is only getting help from Draisail and nobody else. What are your expectations for the Oilers?
     
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