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All is well in Great White North

Updated: April 1, 2004, 6:05 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

All hail (OK, all Canadians hail) the Edmonton Oilers.

In their stirring run to the cusp of participating in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Oilers are sending a clear message to the rest of the NHL: Canadian hockey is back.

Should the Oilers qualify for the playoffs in the Western Conference -- and with a run of points in 14 straight games and only one regulation-time loss in their last 17, they've positioned themselves to do that -- then all six Canadian-based teams will have qualified ...

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