Oil still down — in more ways than one

Here are a few things I’ve had a chance to participate in as I wait for the Oilers to find their winning ways.

Dear Editor,

Here are a few things I’ve had a chance to participate in as I wait for the Oilers to find their winning ways.

Dec. 14 after a 2-0 loss to the Rangers:

Dear Edmonton Oilers,

Tonight you played once again. Once again, I had a free evening.

My son and I helped set up the crèche displays to celebrate Christmas. We also pulled out the Wii. We have not used it for months. I played hard and can feel a muscle in my right arm — it is like it hasn’t been used in a long time. I guess a little pain is what I need to pay to be successful at a game. I hope it doesn’t affect me tomorrow.

What are your thoughts — is there a price to pay to win a game? If so, what is that price?

Dec. 16 after a 2-1 loss to Arizona, and first game with a new(ish) head coach:

Dear Edmonton Oilers,

Tonight was another night where I found something else to do.

As a family, we watched a live Nativity, with a real donkey, but a doll for the baby (it was below freezing).

I was talking to a friend about recycling the other day, and it is an interesting fact that if you take a product down to its base elements, you can rebuild it up to the same product. So, if you have the same ingredients you get the same result. Hmmm.

Did I mention that there was a live donkey tonight?

Dec. 18 after a 4-3 loss to the Sharks:

Dear Edmonton Oilers,

Once again I see that you finished second. You know that this isn’t a marathon where second is pretty good, right?

Tonight we wrapped presents for teachers, and some of our teenager’s friends stopped by for a visit. It was nice.

A friend told me that oil was down; not sure if he was talking the blue and orange or black gold. Yes, oil is down, but not just the NEP circa Trudeau and Lalonde of 1980, the Oil of Edmonton as well.

Next time I do hope you come in first.

Trevor Pratt,

Sylvan Lake