Not much has gone right for the Oilers this years. Lots of injuries. Inconsistent offense.
But maybe all isn’t lost.
Maybe there’s a ray of light.
Maybe it’s Jani Rita. The fine Finn has two goals in seven games since being called up from the Hamilton Bulldogs. And when you’re the Edmonton Oilers, that really qualifies as a scoring binge.
The small-market Oilers don’t have cash for established players, so let’s hope Rita proves to be the real deal. Maybe the NHL needs to be reminded that picks and good scouting are just as good as blank checks.