Thursday, February 24, 2011
Oilers Rock Avalanche
This past evening I watched the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 and it really looks as though the Avs have hit rock bottom. They are losing at a rate far worse than the talent on their roster justifies. This team has some very good players and should be a playoff contender. They should be better than they are performing, but the NHL's 30th ranked team just man-handled the 24th ranked team. Hall and Eberle are growing into a deadly combination. Any GM would love to build a team around those two young men. They may not be Zetterberg-Datsyuk, or Perry-Getzlaff, but I think eventually they can be Toews-Kane. Is Edmonton better than Colorado? I don't think so, but they certainly were tonight. And Peter Budaj sucks and I'm not convinced Brian Elliot is much better. This team probably shouldn't have traded Craig Anderson.