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Oilers endure embarrassing loss on Sunday

Mar 3, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

You know things are bad for the Edmonton Oilers when fans start sharpening their knives for GM Steve Tambellini.

Sunday’s highlight during an embarrassing 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild was this sardonic Tweet from Oilers blog Copper & Blue:

It’s hard to blame Oilers fans and observers for going a little grim after a night like this.

The low point came in the second period; the Wild out-shot the Oilers 18-0 in the middle frame. (No, that’s not a typo.)

Amazingly, Devan Dubnyk kept Minnesota from scoring during that ludicrously lopsided 20 minutes, but the Wild got to him enough for the win. He stopped 39 out of their 43 shots.

After the game, Sam Gagner expressed hope that this will be a sobering moment for the Oil.

“We obviously can’t play that way if we expect to win,” Gagner said. “It’s a wake-up call. We need to find a way to raise our level.”

If not, there might be some changes.

  1. 950003cups - Mar 3, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Wow! That sucks. Poor Oiler fans. Boston Red Sox endured the Curse Of The Bambino. Oilers are suffering the Curse Of Wayne

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Mar 3, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      But they won a Stanley Cup 2 seasons after trading Gretzky. The curse of Messier?

  2. 950003cups - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Lolol. Ok let’s call it that. Curse of Messier. Lol

  3. swedeg - Mar 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    …and they allowed Hall to skip the game supposedly hurt when he should have just taken his medicine for the incredibly cheap shot he put on Clutterbuck.

  4. multiplemiggs - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Oilers are garbage. I love watching the teams the NHL wants to win FAIL.

  5. illogic87 - Mar 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Well that is karma for having such dirty players (ie Taylor Hall) on your team.

  6. danglesnipecelly24 - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Hall wasn’t even limping in the press box during the game. Can’t wait until next time they play and Clutterbuck goes after him, that is assuming both can play.

  7. kingsforever - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:28 AM


  8. Plumber 65 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    It’s time yo CAN your gm when you pile up 1st round pick year after year and can’t make the post season. It’s a sad day again in Edmonton.😏

  9. hagigun - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    RNH sucks really, really bad.

    Sorry but he does. He brings nothing to the table. He plays with top flight talent and still can hardly generate points. I have no idea what type of player he is “Supposed” to be, but right now he is awful.

    Yes, I also cut him from my fantasy roster and braced for him to make me pay last night….boy was I happy to see he was his usual awful self. What a non-factor that kid is.

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