I'm done trying to sugar coat anything this team does. The Oilers lost and they lost bad. The obvious problem with the Oilers has been in net or so stupid people would have you think. So MacTavish in his infinite wisdom decided to jump start this team by getting a "number one" goalie. Surprise surprise Ben Scrivens, who hasn't allowed more than 3 goal against this season, allows 4 on 33 shots! Maybe, just maybe the issue has never actually been in net. This team needs defence and it needs it badly!
This team sucks! When an "offensive powerhouse" like the Minnesota Wild can score 4 goals then there are major defensive issues.
Anyway onto the game.
Choose Your Own Adventure
I am going to show all 4 of the Minnesota goals against you choose which one was the best/worst. Enjoy!
What Twitter was Saying
Before the Game
Can't wait to see the expose on why Ben Scrivens has decided to retire following tonites game..... On in in T-minus 4 hours #Oilers— Darryl Schreiner (@ReallyScribs) January 17, 2014
Hey look it's a hockey "insider" tweeting about the Oilers.
PREDICTION: Matt Hendricks will either fight or score tonight. #Oilers win. 4-1.— BE BAD FOR EKBLAD! (@TheCityOfChamps) January 17, 2014
#oilers Hendricks-Gordon-Perron on 3rd line. Smyth still 4th centre. My brain hurts. Why?— Mikey The Great (@mikebayrak) January 17, 2014
During the Game
That'll put a dent in that .931 save percentage. Welcome to the Oilers, son.— Bruce McCurdy (@BruceMcCurdy) January 17, 2014
Maybe now the #Oilers will realize how brutal their defense is.— Ernest P. Worrell (@39mierau) January 17, 2014
98% sure it's our defence that is the problem #Oilers— Maria☝ (@alta_f1) January 17, 2014
After the Game
I'm watching machines make rocks on the discovery channel. Finally I'm being entertained tonight. #oilers— Fire Lowe (@Oilerland) January 17, 2014
The Oilers play this Saturday against the Jets it probably the weakest competition they've faced in a while. Hopefully they have at least a SOL in them.