The futility index: How rare are Oiler wins?

It’s been a gruelling four years for Oiler fans, who have watched the team’s efforts to pry itself from the NHL basement. So we wondered how the team’s success ratio compared to other weak teams from the NHL’s past — such as the 1974-75 Washington Capitals, which won a grand total of eight games.

And for that matter, how does the Oilers’ winning ratio compare to other random events? Here are the results of our (admittedly brief) investigation.

Posted: January 9, 2014

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