If the Leafs are going to be the annoying bandwagon team in the East, whose fanbase will be the constant drone of the season as they try and flagellate themselves as publicly as possible, then the Oilers are going to be that in the West. They won their first playoff round in 10 years last year, and probably should have beaten the Ducks in the second round. It won’t take people long to point out that Toews and Kane won a Cup in their third season, and that Crosby was in a Final in his third. The training wheels are off Run CMD and the boys. It’s basically June or bust for them. Unfortunately for them, their dumbass GM may have put too many roadblocks in their way. Or more to the point, behind them on defense.
’16-’17 Record: 47-26-9 103 points (2nd in Pacific, out in 2nd round to ANA)
Team Stats 5v5: 49.9 CF% (18th) 51.0 SF% (9th) 49.7 SCF% (19th) 8.2 SH% (9th) .927 SV% (7th)
Special Teams: 22.8 PP% (5th) 80.7 PK% (17th)