Ruining Excellent Edmonton Oilers Chemistry
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Edmonton Oilers are the hottest team in the NHL right now. They have won their last 14 games and looking at the upcoming schedule they may not lose a game at all this month.
This brings up the statement, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. With the way the Oilers are playing right now why would they look to bring someone in to disrupt what they have going? Is Corey Perry an upgrade on pretty much everyone in the bottom six? Yes, he is, but that doesn’t mean you bring him into a team that has won 14 in a row.
Perry is expected to make his Oilers debut on Saturday. If they were to lose that game would it be because Corey Perry is in the lineup? Likely not, but there is no way people aren’t going to say that. The only way it would be Perry’s fault is if he actually was responsible for the game winning goal.
As much as out would for the streak to end with Perry, I still think what he will bring to this team in the playoffs will be much more important. He has a playing style that can take over a game or even a series. The Oilers already have a few players who can do that, but the more of that type the better in my opinion.
The Oilers Look To Make It 15
The Edmonton Oilers are back in action against Perry’s former team the Chicago Blackhawks. If they are able to win tonight, which they should, the Oilers will extend their franchise setting win record and move one game closer to the 92-93 Pittsburgh Penguins, 17 game record.
The way the Oilers are handling teams below them in the standing I have no reason to think this will be a challenging game for them. They have proven they can beat the Hawks a couple of times this season already, tonight should be no different.