Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010-11 Preview: Edmonton Oilers

2010-11 Prediction 15th Western Conference

The Oilers finished the 2009-10 season in 15th place in the Western Conference with a 27-47-8 record and 62 points. There is not much to say about the Oilers 09-10 season except that they were awful. This season they will have a group of three very talented rookie Forwards in Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi but they will not be enough to get the Oilers out of the basement of the Western Conference or the NHL for that matter. When you are relying on Ryan Whitney to be your top Defensemen you know the defense isn't going to fair very well. GM Steve Tambellini told Sheldon Souray to stay away from training camp. Needless to say the longstanding disagreements between Souray and the Oilers have finally come to the boiling point. The offense should have no trouble improving on their 27th ranking last season but the defense will definitely hold the Oilers back.

Players to Watch: F Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi

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