Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Oilers' Groundhog Day

McDavid and Klefbom are back on Groundhog Day.  In the movie starring Bill Murray, he repeats the same day over and over.  

Coincidentally, the Oilers essentially repeat the same season over and over, as follows:
  • More losses than wins
  • Near last place or last place in the standings
  • Inexperienced defense
  • Costly turnovers
  • Lack of depth
  • Lack of quality right-shot defensemen
  • Not enough scoring
  • Subpar powerplay
  • New subpar supporting players
  • Lack of toughness
  • Small players
  • One of the youngest teams
  • New coaches
  • Tonnes and tonnes of man games lost, especially for star players like Hall, Nuge, Eberle
  • And of course ... Number One Draft Picks.

And in watching this Florida Panthers game versus the Oilers and seeing Jaromir Jagr score on the Oilers from a defensive mistake has probably been repeated in the last 26 years?

You can't get anymore Groundhog Day than that.

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