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Oilers' learning curve a painful path

Updated: March 9, 2013, 1:06 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE -- At first blush, it's hard not to be a little cynical about the Edmonton Oilers as they position themselves for yet another run at yet another first overall draft pick.

But after watching the Oilers get mauled 6-0 by the previously goal-starved Nashville Predators Friday night, maybe it's more pity than cynicism.

Friday marked Game 7 of a grueling nine-game road trip necessitated in part by the Canadian curling championships being held in Edmonton, and the talented young ...

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