Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 1/1/12
Back in the summer I wrote several posts attempting to peg "reasonable" for this edition of the Edmonton Oilers. Let's have a look and see how things are progressing. Going into year 2 of his Oilers coaching career, we expected coach Tom Renney to line match more and to have more bullets every night. I estimated a solid improvement in GF/GA: 2010-11 actual: 193-269 (-76 goal diff) 2011-12 my projection: 223-247 (-24 goal diff) 2011-12 current: 100-104 (-4 goal diff) 2011-12 projected: 222-230 (-8 projected) So the overall goals for target I placed on the team remains reasonable, and the goaltending is better than reasonable. Seems fair, right? The 8-2-2 start and the Hawks blowout skewed things but they were part of the first half. Oilers are on pact to have a much improved season based on the first 37 games. They may finish in the lottery but another 37 games like this should also be proof of real improvement season over season. THE FORWARDS Jordan Eberle 37, 16-23-39 (proj: 82, 2...
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