Jan 18, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle (14) celebrates Edmonton

Edmonton Oilers owner admits season is lost in letter to fans


The Edmonton Oilers have been bad for a very long time and things aren’t showing any signs of turning around anytime soon. This season was supposed to be the year that the Oilers began to turn the corner and take strides towards becoming a powerhouse once again.

But injuries and the lack of development in the team’s young stars has derailed yet another season in Edmonton and the fans are not happy. Owner Darryl Katz wrote a letter to frustrated Oilers fans, sympathizing with their anger over the lack of progress and admitting that another lost season hurts everyone.

First and foremost, the owner is throwing in the towel before the Olympic Break, which show you how bad things are in Edmonton. But the letter Katz penned is actually more sympathetic than you’d think, as the points raised still leaves fans full of hope.

“We all thought this was going to be the year the Oilers turned the corner. Obviously, that hasn’t happened, and it hurts … we are not going to sacrifice the future by doing something short-term. Those days are over and they’re not coming back.”

That right there sums up the approach of Katz letter to the fans, but it’s something that has been pitched to fans before time and time again. At some point, fans are going to get off and stay off for a good long while, and Katz can only hope that he turns things around in Oiler country before it’s too late.

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