The regular season for the Edmonton Oilers officially ended with a shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Edmonton Oilers end their 2017/18 regular season with a shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks. It was a very somber day to play this game after the tragedy that happened on Friday night in Saskatchewan with a minor league hockey team involved in an accident.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends that have been affected by this tragedy. So a lot of the players on both teams played with a heavy heart, but it turned out to be an excellent game overall.
This game was also the last night that the Sedin twins will ever play in the NHL. So it was awesome to see the Edmonton Oilers and the fans in attendance show them some love before the game and afterward. Even though they have been a thorn in the Oilers end for years, we all still need to respect what they have accomplished.
Especially turning the Canucks into a bonafide title contender for many years in an adamant Western Conference that had the LA Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup every other year. In a sense that’s what the Oilers are aspiring to be with the young core they have and are trying to develop.
As for the man who will be leading that young core to the future, Connor McDavid solidified his Art Ross Trophy campaign for the second year in a row. Even though that is one hell of an accomplishment in his third year in the league, it pales in comparison to what happened with the Edmonton Oilers throughout the season.
He was the only bright spot in this dismal year, and he would trade away his world-class production just to get his team to the postseason. That’ll be something to be keeping an eye on during the offseason.
Even though the Edmonton Oilers did beat the Vancouver Canucks in their last game of the season, a lot of questions remain for this team. Will this team look the same next year? Will the coach be around as well? Could next season be the final year that Peter Chiarelli will be the General Manager?
That’s why this offseason starting on Monday all the way to the preseason will be critical to see what moves this franchise makes to guarantee an auspicious start for next season. Last years trade of Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson and Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome had a lingering effect on this season.
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So I guess we’ll see how this offseason will unfold for the Edmonton Oilers.