Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Small victories are big steps. The Edmonton Oilers have some maturation on defense and youngsters learning on the job in Edmonton and in Oklahoma. As with all of these things, you never know about specific players but (as they say) if you throw enough on the wall some will stick. The Oilers fanbase would have loved Jim Dorey. Seriously. He played the game in black and white with red rising every time his skates cut through the ice. The great thing about the olden days was if the game sucked or the home team was horrible, a good bench clearing brawl could make things more interesting.One of those might be fun, right? Theo runs over some Minnesota pepperpot and it's game on. That doesn't happen anymore because the actual players don't fight and the fights that do happen are pretty much booked in advance. --The development of the blue continues tonight, with all of Petry, Peckham, Teubert and Potter trying to grab the rope and climb. Oilers are going to enter the summer with an uncert...
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