Can the Edmonton Oilers Return To Early Season Form?

November 16th, 2009 by Antony Ta Leave a reply »
One of the advantages enjoyed by the Oilers early on in the season was that they could roll any of their four lines and expect some level of offensive spark and defensive competence.

With the development of complications due to swine flu and injuries, the Oilers slowly saw their early season success fade away. The Oilers also lost a few games that they should have won.

But that's all in the past now.

The Oilers are at a critical part of the season where they are in close proximity both with playoff contenders and with lottery contenders. Only a few points separates both extremes and the Oilers, now with players starting to return from injuries, have to capitalize on this time period.

Though now without individuals who played important parts in the Oilers early success, namely Ryan Stone, J.F. Jacques, and Denis Grebeshkov who are now injured, the Oilers have to find more offense from the troops that are left behind.

With veteran presence Fernando Pisani's ulcerative colitis flaring up again, and utility men such as Taylor Chorney, Marc Pouliot, and robert Nilsson on the shelf, the Oilers have to find it in themselves to el ...

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