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EDMONTON, AB – The Regulation of Attraction says optimistic ideas yield optimistic outcomes.

So, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t dwelling on the negatives of Thursday’s lopsided 6-0 defeat towards the Florida Panthers or their winless seven-game slide.

Members of the Orange & Blue are preaching optimism forward of a essential Battle of Alberta matchup by constructing on the constructive elements of their newest recreation. These embody the opening half of the match and out-shooting Florida 40-28 on the sound of the horn.

Video: RAW | Warren Foegele 01.21.22

“We’ve to search out some positives to construct on,” ahead Colton Sceviour mentioned on Friday. “That first interval might have been simply 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 with among the appears to be like we had and among the pucks that squeaked by means of however did not go in. We come out that method most video games, we’ll have a whole lot of higher outcomes.”

Sceviour mentioned that flashing again to profitable cases in his profession, whether or not when arising as a minor skater or junior skilled, may also be a wholesome train when feeling the squeeze of a struggling stretch.

“Attempt to discover positives, both in your recreation or in the way in which you’ve got performed in your profession, at this stage or different ranges and attempt to concentrate on these issues which have led to success,” he continued.

“Everybody’s had success to get to this stage in some unspecified time in the future or a number of factors. You could find a few of these optimistic elements and concentrate on them. The remainder of the sport will include you. It is what I attempt to do and generally it is simpler mentioned than performed however that is the tried focus.”

Video: RAW | Colton Sceviour 01.21.22

Ahead Warren Foegele can relate to Edmonton’s present scenario after withstanding the peaks and valleys of his rookie marketing campaign with the Carolina Hurricanes. In that 2018-19 season, the winger appeared in 77 up-and-down regular-season video games earlier than experiencing a prolonged and memorable post-season run.

“On the midway level, we weren’t within the playoffs,” Foegele mentioned. “We completed the second half battling again simply to get into the ultimate wildcard after which we ended up making it to the Japanese Convention Finals. There’s nonetheless a whole lot of optimism.”

There are few advantages to letting frustration take over, and with 46 video games remaining within the common season – holding video games in hand on their Pacific Division counterparts – loads of hockey is left.

“We’re not out of this and we all know now we have nice gamers,” Foegele added. “It is nearly doing it collectively as a gaggle. We noticed yesterday that we had actually sturdy particulars in that first 40 minutes. Now, it is about executing these for a full 60 and sticking collectively.”

Video: RAW | Brendan Perlini 01.17.22

Earlier within the week, Brendan Perlini professed his devotion to the Regulation of Attraction and the way he applies that philosophy to hockey and life.

“Regulation of Attraction, for me, is so huge,” mentioned the ahead. “Simply staying optimistic by means of the whole lot. Typically issues can get an excessive amount of up to now or future and I simply attempt to keep within the pocket and within the current, which is hard. For me, it is a mindset of attempting to remain current, staying comfortable, going out and having fun with the whole lot.”

Because the Oilers prepare for a densely-packed schedule, an opportunity to return to the win column presents itself on Hockey Night time in Canada towards the Calgary Flames.

“We’re one win away from beginning a optimistic streak,” Sceviour mentioned. “We are able to get some momentum and one thing going that method. That is received to be our focus, that is received to be our aim and we received to discover a approach to do it.”

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