Digging For Oil: A Look Into The Oilers Future and a Look at The Current Team

December 29th, 2010 by Alex Thomas Leave a reply »
First of all, I'd like to welcome myself back after a little "vacation."

I've been very busy but have found the time tonight to return to the Bleacher Report, and I'm back for good.

It's late December and almost the half-way point for the NHL season. To the shock of almost no one, the Oilers are dead last in the west and the playoffs look impossible from here.

Have no fear Oilers fans, this was the plan for Steve Tambellini and no matter how much it hurts (and trust me, it does), it is for the better of this team.

Six months ago in LA, the Oilers took Taylor Hall first overall. He was the center piece of the draft, but the Oilers added other players who will factor into the Oilers future.

Look at the team's three second round picks. Tyler Pitlick almost made the team out of camp and is playing really well in the WHL right now. He started off slow, but has really turned it on since. Most feel, as I do, that Tyler will be a good NHL player one day.

Martin Marincin was a steal it looks like in the second round. He is a big boy and is tearing the CHL up right now. Most feel he could have played AHL hockey this ...

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