The Edmonton Oilers' Top 10 One-Hit Wonders

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The Edmonton Oilers' Top 10 One-Hit Wonders

In music, as it is in hockey, success can be fleeting.

When a player, like a musician, does something once that appears to resonate brilliance and wins over the public's adulation, the expectations that said person will follow up with something equally as brilliant goes up.

If one is unable to raise the bar that they've set for themselves, they will be remembered in infamy by those who once admired them for that "one thing that they did that one time."

In three decades of existence in the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers franchise has seen its share of players step onto the ice and accomplish things with the team that seem extraordinary—if only for a brief period of time.

The following list is meant to recognize current and former Oilers who, during their respective tenures with the team, caught lightning in a bottle and for whatever reason—be it injuries, slumping, or an early departure from the team, among others—just couldn't contain it.

"One-hits" can include anything from a single successful season, to a successful playoff run, or even a lonesome longstanding point streak.

Players are ranked in descending order, based upon several factors, including the degree of their success with the Oilers, their degree of success with other teams around the time of their feat (the "susceptibility of one-hit wonderdom" factor, as I like to call it), and their current level of infamy among Oilers circles because of their single moment in the sun.

So, here they are ranked from No. 10 to No. 1, the best of the Deee-Lites, Eiffel 65s, and Chumbawambas of the Edmonton Oilers over the past 30 years.

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