But is there some light at the end of the tunnel? No, but a quick flash of light. Defenceman Tom Gilbert who has been out with a concussion since early February has started skating and could be ready to return to when the team opens a six-game road trip in Nashville. Great. I liked his game when he played on the demoralizing road trip last month. I'd like to see him get some big minutes, if he can, before the end of the season. I think he has a great chance to make the team next year if all goes well.
Well two games against the Avalance and then Nashville to end the Oilers home games. Off on the road for six to put an end to the misery. The big question: will the Oilers win again before the end of the season? And do we even want them to? Yes and no. I have a hard time cheering against them, but it's meaningless right now. If they can get into the bottom 5, they have a chance for the overall pick. I like to see them competing, like they did last night. I don't know.
I do know this: I am cheering hard for the Avs and Habs. Right now, Calgary is only 4 points up on Colorado. How sweet would it be if they faltered? Many dances of glee would follow.