Just a little under two months ago the NHL playoffs kicked off. It was an exciting time with the fans of 16 teams dreaming of their team hoisting the Stanley Cup in a couple months time. With the Oilers long since eliminated from the playoffs those of us here at the Copper and Blue decided that rather than just watching the playoffs and having a good time we'd much rather keep the wounds of the 2010/11 season wide open and provide all or readers a three part review of every player.
Because there is only so much we can do alone this project was was a joint effort between the writers of the Copper and Blue and Bruce McCurdy from the Cult of Hockey. Derek introduced each player with a breakdown of their cumulative scoring chances courtesy of Dennis King's work at mc79hockey.com. Bruce followed with more analysis of the scoring chances and a look at the advanced stats at the Cult of Hockey, and finally Scott and I closed out each player with an overview and a look ahead for each player.
For those of you with masochist tendencies like us who enjoy recapping a second straight 30th place season I would like to personally thank you for reading and contributing your many comments. For those of you who missed a story or two while having a life that doesn't revolve around the Oilers what follows are links to all 78 stories - just imagine how many stories we'd write if this team was any good.
Contained in those stories are a lot of predictions for what lies ahead for the Oilers. Feel free to let us know when we're right; when we're wrong I'll break the links.
*Bruce has yet to post these stories, when he does I'll include links