The 2013-14 season didn’t take shape as new head coach Dallas Eakins and GM Craig MacTavish hoped it would.
The team struggled mightily out of the gate thanks in large part to a lack of defensive responsibility from the top-end forwards and suspect goaltending from netminder Devan Dubnyk.
MacTavish made headway in acquiring Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth, which has helped stabilize the goaltending position, but failed to make any other significant changes to the roster.
Edmonton also bid farewell to longtime Oiler Ales Hemsky, who was finally traded at the deadline.
The season has been one of highs and lows for the Oilers players as the team slowly adapted to Eakins’ new system and style of coaching.
Here are pass-fail grades for the Edmonton Oilers’ top stars as the 2013-14 comes to a close.