The Edmonton Eskimos have finally returned to the NHL.
In doing so, they’ve given their fans hope and lifted their spirits.
On Wednesday, they played their first regular-season game since a season ending in June.
The Eskimoes had to play seven games to get into the playoffs.
They didn’t make the playoffs, but the team has been very good at keeping its fans on their feet.
The team has won three of its last four games.
The last loss was against the Calgary Stampeders.
In fact, the Eskimols are now the only Canadian club that hasn’t played in the playoffs since 2000.
In 2017, the Stampedes won the championship.
The first season the Stamps won the title was 1998.
In 2018, they lost the championship to the Ottawa 67s.
In 2019, they were eliminated in the conference finals by the Edmonton Oil Kings.
The last season the Oilers won the NHL championship was in 2010.
In the last 10 seasons, the Oilers have gone 10-15.
In 2020, they won the Stanley Cup.
In 2021, they got eliminated in round one by the Vancouver Canucks.
In 2022, they had to make the postseason and lost in the first round to the Calgary Hitmen.
In 2023, they went to the Stanley Cup final against the Vancouver Giants.
In 2024, they finished first in the league.
In 2025, they didn’t even make the Stanley cup playoffs.
In a year when they won three playoff games, they still lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley final.
In the last two years, the club has gone 10 games over .500.
In one season, they have gone 11-16-1.
Last season, the team went into the post-season as the best team in the NHL, and went on to finish seventh in the West.
It was the best finish in the franchise’s history.
The best teams in the NBA have gone to the playoffs only twice since the league began, and the best teams have gone in the post season only once.