Happy Draft Lottery Day, folks!
It’s that time of year where the (hockey) world tunes in to see which teenager will most likely go where, and I guess when. But also, why? Who? What?
Tippett said the Oilers overachieved in the regular season but underachieved in the postseason.— Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBsports) August 8, 2020
This comment stuck with me over the weekend. Not because I disagree or anything, but because Tippett’s stating the obvious: the Oilers aren’t that good. They were the 12th best team in the NHL by points percentage heading into the COVID-19 stoppage, and their head coach — a smart man whose hiring and performance seems to have brought most Oilers fans together, which is a rare thing these days — said that was overachieving.
So, I wonder: if overachieving is slightly above average, what does that make them? Average, at best? Five years into Connor McDavid’s career?
That’s not great.
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