The NHL season starts next weekend and that means we have to have some drama llamas in this post.
This season of drama llams is a bit different than the other season, so we’re going to be looking at some of the storylines that could affect the league’s standings.
Let’s start with the first season, when the Edmonton Oilers were in the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
The season began with a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames in the first round of the playoffs.
But after a couple of wins against the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, Edmonton was eliminated in the final round.
The Oilers were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday, but the team is in a much different place now than they were at the start of the season.
The Edmonton Oilers, who won the Stanley Cup in 2017, have the second-worst record in the NHL right now, at 28-20-8.
They’ve been outscored by more than 1,000 points, and they’ve been tied or tied for first in goals scored in seven of their last eight games.
The team is down to 22 games, and it seems as if they’re going through some sort of rebuilding process.
The Oilers are in desperate need of a new captain.
They drafted a captain on Thursday and he won’t be around forever.
There are a few storylines that the Oilers could use help this season.
The team has been battling injuries to both Oiler and defenceman Taylor Hall and defencemen Alex Goligoski and Andrew Cogliano are both out for the season with injury.
The league has a lot of injuries.
The biggest injury of all is the one that was supposed to take a lot out of Connor McDavid: the knee injury he suffered in February.
McDavid missed four games with the knee problem, but it wasn’t the first injury he’d had in his career.
In 2015, he suffered a broken bone in his left knee during the 2014 Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He missed four months of the regular season with the injury.
McDaniel also missed the last two games of the 2015-16 season due to an injury to his left shoulder.
He returned to the lineup in the Oilers’ final game of the year, but that didn’t help their playoff hopes.
The injuries McDavid suffered were more serious than the injury he broke in his knee, so McDavid will miss at least two weeks of the 2016-17 season.
It’s unknown how long he’ll be sidelined with the right shoulder issue.
The season has been a nightmare for Edmonton Oilers fans and the Oilers themselves, but if they can get healthy and get out of their slump, it could be a really good season for the franchise.
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