Whether you're walking a metre or a mile...
...You've got to do it one step at a time.
The young man in the Hawks jersey is (Winnipeg product) Cam Barker. If you trust quotes from HFB, Barker is the "best defenceman not playing in the NHL right now" and he represents one of many blue chip defensive prospects stabled in the windy city these days.
Edmonton hosts Chicago tonight amid all kinds of trade speculation (apparently we landed Pitkanen today - it was an exciting fifteen minutes of BS to say the least). A Chicago paper claims that the Oilers have sent scouts to recent Blackhawks games to ogle Duncan Keith among others, but tonight I couldn't care less.
If you were to look at Edmonton's place in the standings and the games they have ahead of them and follow that look by deciding that the Oilers *will* make the playoffs, you would be in effect taking tonight's win for granted. If Edmonton is to claw back into the playoff race, they are going to have to win an awful lot of hockey games from here on in.
And if that's the case, they absolutely cannot afford to leave 2 pts on the table tonight.