Friday, June 8, 2007

Edmonton Needs a Mulligan

Yeah, that sight still may sting a little for the inhabitants of Edmonton.
Ann Heisenfelt

After finishing within one game of taking home the Stanley Cup last season, the Edmonton Oilers might of endured more heartbreak in the past year than any other franchise.

Let's recap:
  • June '06 - Oilers lose in Game seven of the finals
  • July '06 - In a huge P.R. debacle Chris Pronger, a key instrument in getting Edmonton to the finals, requests a trade.
  • February '07 - The heart of the franchise, Ryan Smyth is traded. The Oilers go on the lose 11 in a row and miss the playoffs.
  • June '07 - Everything comes full circle as (part of) Alberta watches in horror as Pronger lifts the cup with Anaheim.
Covered in Oil summed up this whole situation better than anyone could ever hope to. Their post is hilarious, but should probably be followed by a few drinks for those readers in Edmonton.

2006-07: A Year in Pictures [Covered in Oil]

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