Oilers are suffering.
Since trading Ryan Smyth to the New-York Islanders at the trade deadline, the Edmonton Oilers have yet to win a single game.
Yesterday they suffered their 11th loss in a row, this time 2-1 to the Vancouver Canucks. With this bad streak they have fallen to the 11th place of the NHL Western conference, 17 points away from a playoff spot. The Oilers (30-36-7) are only 3 losses away from their record 39 losses of the 1993-1994 season. A very bad way to end a season.
Let's hope they have a plan to quickly become more competitive and be a challenger again next season. Last year the Oilers were 1 game away from winning the Stanley Cup as they lost game 7 of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Another proof that it is hard to get to the top and very easy to fall off in the NHL.