What are the expectations for the Oilers this year?

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  1. snipes How cold? I’m ice cold.

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    Best parody account on HF.

    When you realize it’s a parody account it’s actually really funny.
     
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    If Health is good be competing for a wildcard spot. If not then around 20th place.

    I just don’t get what kucherov has to do with this
     
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    Actually they have improved in all areas and if healthy they could compete for a wild card.
     
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    Still a lot of question marks. If the Oilers get the James Neal from Vegas, Klefbom stays healthy, some of the guys in the bottom 6 turn out, and their goaltending can hold up, they may have a chance to make the playoffs. That is a lot of things that need to go right though. I think Holland had a pretty solid offseason considering the cap issues the team has. Whether his moves turn out is another question, but I think he addressed a lot of issues on the team with very little resources or options available. He was in a very tight spot and still filled in needs as best as you could expect under the circumstances.
     
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    Edmonton being in the hunt all year and barely missing is not the worst case scenario
     
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    Sheahan two goals in game 82.
     
  7. GOilers88 Fer Da

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    The man does a magnificent job, I must say.
     
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    Absolutely. He does a really good job with it too, I genuinely look forward to his comments.
     
  9. BlueOil "well-informed"

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    some positive momentum sounds good
     
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    Well I guess not the worst, but we are still young enough that if we were to miss, it’d almost be better to miss spectacularly.
     
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    I expect Oilers to be close to the playoffs but not get in because of goaltending.
     
  12. HugginThePost It's all over but the cryin'! Sponsor

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    Hmmmmmm......where have we heard that coaching is going to make a difference?

    What are we at now? 6 coaches in 8 years??

    The last two, pretty good coaches.

    When’s the last time Tippet has coached??

    You’d think a coach that good would have been picked up sooner?!?!
     
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    It would be refreshing to see them surprise this year but on paper, the roster still needs a lot of work. Maybe next season when there is a lot more cap space freed up we can see it take shape more but for now, probably going to be another long year in Oil Country.
     
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    I'm glad this thread exists so we can cite it in April when people are making thag ridiculous claim that every year is supposed to be the year the oilers turn it around. See this thread? No one believes that.
     
  15. Fig Hindsight is 2020 for all the bad years.

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    And that's just the Tippet of the iceber...


    Yeah, I'll leave.
     
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    they're not good
     
  17. kingsholygrail It's all so tiresome. Sponsor

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    They will start the season hot and get a lot of talk around here, then slowly degrade into a blackhole team.
     
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    I think they win the Pacific and I can bring this thread back up when they do :sarcasm:
     
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    It will come down to goaltending. If they get goaltending they will be good. If they get the same goaltending they’ve had the last two years they won’t. It really is that simple.
     
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    I might be totally wrong, but I'm predicting that Bouchard will have a strong year for the Oilers. Could be in the Calder talk even. With that I think their defense will be good. But their wingers are straight up garbage and the goaltending is probably average at best.
     
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    Praying that Tyler Benson and Evan Bouchard do a good job
     

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