Every year without fail, the start of the season looks the same for the Edmonton Oilers. Most "hockey experts" choose not to include the Oilers in any of the contending 16 teams that will make the playoffs.
Reasons vary, including a lack of size, skill, superstars or just the lack of being able to size up against the stronger division teams; but there is never a shortage of opinions about just how poor the Oilers will be.
Then on cue, the Oilers traditionally come out to a strong start. A 6-2-1 this season, (now of course 6-4-1 after Sundays loss to the Canucks) and 4-0 last season to start, they make everyone start to second guess themselves.
Of course, like clockwork, it doesn't last, as they tailspin into less than mediocrity, finishing out of the playoff picture and ...
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Article written by Jim Parsons