Next Season- Right from the outset, I’ll admit that last season tested my resolve in continuing to be a fan of the Edmonton Oilers. While I didn’t feel the Oilers would make the playoffs, I felt strongly that the team would be good enough to be in contention until the final weeks of the season. They were out of the hunt by the end of November. After spending thousands on tickets and hundreds on domain hosting during the rebuild, I wanted a reward. The reward was a 28th place finish and some of the worst hockey I can remember watching. I was so dejected I watched one period of the entire 2014 NHL playoffs. I stopped reading blogs, the newspaper, and even switched radio stations for my commute to and from work. However, the passion started to mildly stir leading up to the draft and gained some momentum going into free agency. For a short time I thought my time as a fan may be over but it has survived, though it is still coming off life support.
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