Without going into great detail about the exploits of every Oiler in the last dozen or so games, it's so cool to see all of these different players step up and make enormous contributions.
Brewer, Smyth, Bergeron, Torres, Moreau, Nedved and Pisani have all had "that kinda game " recently, and others have just been rock solid in all areas.
Unlike in past years when we've gotten lip service about how "noone wants to play the Oilers in the playoffs", I really feel like this is a team that everyone is scared of and rightly so.
Anyways, for whatever reason I think it would really mean a lot to these guys to see Oates be the next one to take charge and make that difference. I'm a huge fan of his and I'm sure that there are 19 players in that dressing room that feel the same way, right now he's the only guy who just hasn't made that much of an impact.
C'mon Oates, go out with a bang. Make us all believers in you over the last 5 games and the playoffs!