I’m going to do it every time to put things into context, especially after the Chicago Blackhawks lost a clunker of a game last night. But when the rebuild, like a cold and dreary winter, feels like it’s never going to end–well, there’s always the case of the Edmonton Oilers.
Free Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl from Oil Country! pic.twitter.com/xMYpxh8uX6
— Alex Micheletti (@AlexMicheletti) November 23, 2023
The Oilers are a staggering 10 points behind the final Wild Card spot, and just one point ahead of the Blackhawks in the overall standings. That’s right. A point. The Oilers, who have two of the game’s biggest superstars could technically be in the NHL lottery for the top overall pick–with a high chance of getting it. The Oilers were considered Stanley Cup contenders and have looked anything but that this season. They’ve already made a coaching change–which was essentially shuffling the chairs on the deck of the Titanic.
It’s looking more and more like they’ll need to make some hard decisions if things continue to go as they will. For a team that seemed in a perpetual rebuild and now can’t even contend properly–well–it’s not much to be thankful for.
But if we’re being thankful, I’d like to express my gratitude to those who have made CHN a home to read. Those who take the time to comment, respond, or share with someone else, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The goal is to make this a full time endeavor and there will be some new ways of reporting hitting CHN soon.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- The Blackhawks are routed by Columbus 7-3 as the losing streak hits five
- The curious case of Corey Perry being a healthy scratch
- 3 Thanksgiving thoughts as the Blackhawks continue to go through a rebuild
- The Blackhawks schedule doesn’t leave much to be thankful for
A Thankful Hockey Now Network
Detroit Hockey Now: The Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn the corner on its rebuild. Not only did they post an impressive win against the New Jersey Devils, their prospects are rounding out
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers are very thankful that this veteran is still around the organization
Montreal Hockey Now: Another team thankful for the rise of its prospects? Look no further than the Montreal Canadiens, who are seeing stock rise as well
Nashville Hockey Now: Thankfulness in Music City? Don’t look now–but the Nashville Predators are on a three-game winning streak
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: What could help the Pittsburgh Penguins? Maybe dealing some surplus to improve in some areas
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