As loyal readers, you may know that the Oilers are Big Shooter's SECOND favorite team in the hockey NHL. Heck, the enitre Chronicle staff has even been to Edmonton to take in a game (minus the Short Handed Mole, he and I can't be in the same room due to a court order). Always a good time for me when the Oil come to town.
They play a similar game to the Thrash. Up tempo, fast skaters that don't mind trading chances up and down the ice. Ales Hemsky has all the talent in the world, but they can't seem to find anyone to play with him. I'm not sold on the whole Dustin Penner thing. Does he have talent, yes. I just don't see him keeping it up. In every interview he likes to talk about how the reason for his resurgence is the coaching change. He doesn't take any blame for himself, why should he? All he did was show up for both training camps fat. This means that MacT's delicious pies he customarily makes for all of his players in the offseason are to blame. I hear Pat Quinn is not so great in the kitchen, thus Penner is reborn.
ANYWAY, should be a very entertaining game to watch today. The Oil are not all that physical, so some of our smaller guys should have a chance to do some damage. Am I the only one that takes comfort the year has gone pretty well so far with a combined 2 goals from Little, Kozlov, and Antropov? And it has gone so well with Kovy missing 6 games. I get the sense that we could be close to taking off. Three game win streak... keep up the winning and I believe a Kovy signing should be in the near future. If the boys were ever going to put together an extending winning streak, THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT. I beg of you boys, keep it rolling and the Czar will be ours forever! Forever! DO YOU HEAR ME... FOREVER!!