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01-03-2013, 05:03 PM
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nexttothemoon
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I'll be "that guy"...

The Oilers will EASILY make the playoffs. I'll say ~5th in the West. Too much talent in that top 6/9 not to at least be in strong contention all season long. Defense is still mediocre and goaltending is also a question mark but I think over a shortened 48 game schedule, the Oilers will be surprisingly good.

Everyone will think it's a fluke and just a product of luck and the shorter season and will expect a "sophomore slump" next year in a full season... but the Oilers will do even better next year. Onward and upwards from here.

Rose coloured glasses off and crystal ball put away.

Honestly though I'd be surprised if the Oilers miss the playoffs under a short 48 game schedule.

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