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I’d say it looks like the Oilers are looking good to make thepost-season, but being as aware of fan superstition and hate mail as Iam, I won’t pronounce them playoff locks until the standings confirm it.

I’d say it looks like the Oilers are looking good to make the post-season, but being as aware of fan superstition and hate mail as I am, I won’t pronounce them playoff locks until the standings confirm it.

The Oilers have won four of their last 10 games. If they want to play past mid-April, they’ll have to win at least four of their nine remaining regular-season matchups. How likely is that? Let’s take a gander.

Tonight at Phoenix:
The Coyotes bottomed out after the All-Star Game and won’t make the playoffs.

Should The Oilers Win This?
Does a hobbyhorse have wooden genitalia? Of course, and of course.

Tomorrow at Anaheim:
The Oilers will play their second game in as many nights against a Ducks squad also on the post-season bubble.

Should The Oilers Win This?
Edmonton’s road record is better than their home mark, however, this one probably goes to Anaheim.

Sunday vs. Minnesota:
The Wild beat Edmonton in three of five games this year, but their road record is abysmal and they appear ready for golf season.

Should The Oilers Win This?
Absolutely.

March 31 vs. Anaheim:
Former Oiler Mathieu Garon was in net for Edmonton’s only win over Anaheim this year. Hear that, Dwayne Roloson?

Should The Oilers Win This?
If Edmonton beats Anaheim on the 27th, I’m saying they lose this one. If they fall to the Ducks that night, I’m saying they exact revenge this time.

April 2 vs. San Jose:
A home win? Against the amazing Sharks? C’mon, now.

Should The Oilers Win This? Nope.

April 4 vs. Vancouver:
This game isn’t in Vancouver, where the Canucks have become beasts.

Should The Oilers Win This?
Yes — especially if Vancouver rests some regulars after securing a playoff spot.

April 7 vs. Los Angeles:

Edmonton beat L.A. in two of three games this year. If the Kings even the series, the Oilers are in trouble.

Should The Oilers Win This? They’d better.

April 10/11 vs./at Calgary:
A home-and-home series against the hated Flames, who the Oilers have split four games against so far this year? I smell another split to end the season.

Should The Oilers Win This?
Yes for the first game, no for the second.

 
 
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