To the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism of which I’m an occasional member this makes no sense.
The Edmonton Oilers have gone from 33-to-1 on June 25 to 25-to-1 on Sept. 1 to 20-to-1 to win the Stanley Cup on bodog.ca the eve of the NHL season.
The Oilers will start the season with a 37-year-old who looked like he was pretty much done last year playing on the first line. They have another guy on the first line who they tried to trade without any takers. And they have a 21-year-old trying to transition from left wing to centre playing between them.
Their top two centres are injured. And they’re using up roster spots for heavyweights and middleweights like a modern-age gathering of Ogie Oglethorpe Tim ‘Dr Hook’ McCracken Clarence ‘Screaming Buffalo’ Swampton and the Hanson Brothers.
Then there’s the goaltending. Despite Devan Dubnyk’s numbers being more than decent playing behind a decidedly indecent defence the jury still seems to be out on him.
But undecided as the hockey world se...