WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
The Oilers' past success in the face of failure (they made the playoffs during the last week of the regular season) should help them ride out some early bumps. They return to the postseason finishing second in the Northwest and sixth in the West.
BUZZ FACTORStock up. Never mind the fact that some players (and/or their wives) found Edmonton uncomfortable, the city was insane with excitement over the Oilers' unexpected playoff run and that insanity will carry over into the coming campaign.