Sorry for jamming up on Trogdor, but here is the post that says that we know that this site sucks right now and it will be updated with details throughout the day I assume.
Well I missed the game last night to go to a concert featuring bands that I had no interest in seeing. Dragonforce was pretty lame, but then again I only stayed for the first song. Sonata Arctica (the reason I was dragged to this show) put on a decent show I guess, but I’m not really a fan of that type of music.
From what I read this morning, the game sucked. Except for JFJ and Penner. I’ll give Hemsky a pass as he probably doesn’t really give a shit about pre-season (its not like we are going to send him to Springfield and he knows it), but the rest of the team better fucking smarten up right quick.
Not sure of the lines yet, but I’m sure Schremp will have another opportunity to show that he doesn’t belong in the show. Guy’s skill set is so “specific” he’s not worth even a 7th rounder (or I’m sure he would have been traded by now). I hope another team picks him up off of waivers and he fails miserably so I don’t have to hear about him ever again. That would be nice.
Also, read copper and blue because one of the sticking points for firing Mac T (shitty PK last year) just got debunked. And considering that Schremp still sucks I’m wondering how many more of his flaws will be shown to be nonsense. Call me a Mac T sympathizer all you want, but this hate-on you all have for the dude seems ridiculous. And yes, I do realize that Pisani at center is insane, but maybe he was telling Dipshit he needs something better to work with than a hope and prayer.
Listening to the radio this morning Brian Hall had some interesting things to say about Glencross, like how he wanted to be here but didn’t receive a single fucking call from that dipshit. Or how Quinn isn’t liking what he sees from our veterans right now. Should be a fun next week.
And yes, I am cranky today. The Oilers better win.
Oh and look, just prior to hitting publish the oilers site has given me the roster for tonight.
Nilsson — Brule — Stone
MacIntyre — Reddox — Stortini
Moreau — Gagner — Cogliano
Penner — Schremp — Eberle
Grebeshkov — Staios
Chorney — Gilbert
Smid — Visnovsky
Deslauriers and Dubnyk
Pre-game discussion: How much do you currently hate go-daddy, and which veteran do you see on the hot seat?
And hey, when the hell is Duff going to show up for a game?
And it just so happens that Gretzky resigned today…add to the pre-game discussion.
POST GAME RANT (By Racki)
The Good: The line combos weren’t too bad tonight. I liked Penner again, and Schremp didn’t look too bad out there in what very well could be his last game as an Oiler. Gagner and Cogliano were a hot combination tonight, especially so when Nilsson was involved (could we see that line re-united again?). That was probably our most exciting line to watch tonight, and Cogliano looked pretty amazing tonight. I know we all were wanting Dany Heatley here, but I’m pretty thankful Penner and Cogliano are still on this team.
The Oilers battled back pretty well in the 2nd and continued to pour it on in the 3rd as well. Overall a good 2/3s of game played by the Oilers.
JDD was shakey at times, but at other times he was fantastic. He robbed Martin St. Louis a few times, but unfortunately couldn’t stop them all.
The Bad: The first period, the Oil got off to a pretty slow start and fell behind by 2 goals. Overall it wasn’t too bad of a game. It was a tough loss, but the Oil were there for all but that one period.
The Ugly: The loss was partly caused by a HORRIBLE offensive zone penalty by Staios (what the hell was he thinking?). Unlike most fans, he’s not a guy I often put down. But that was just stupidity at it’s highest. With 12 seconds left in the game, I thought for sure it was going to shootout. Thankfully this is just a meaningless pre-season game, but that was instrumental in a loss, which may deflate the team a bit.
Goal scorers haven’t been updated yet, but here they were as I understood it, for the Oil:
1 – Nilsson from Gagner, Gilbert (this one was on the PP)
2 – Cogliano from Grebeshkov
3 – Gilbert from Brule
I may have missed an assist or two, and I can’t remember if any other goals were PP goals, but I don’t believe so.