GDT: Oilers vs. Flames – Pre-season Game 5 – 2010-10-01 @ 7:00 PM – SNET1 (SHAW – yup, TELUS – highly likely, Bell – When hell freezeth over)
Well, the rosters have reduced, the young guns are all in the lineup, and the goons are dressed to protect them. Still preseason, but…
“LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!”
The battle of Alberta starts off tonight with the Oilers having the home field advantage. It will be the first battle for a number of players, and also the first for former Oiler Steve Staios, who was traded to Calgary last season on March 3rd. When asked about the match up, Steady replied, “Lots of emotions coming back here. This is a pretty special place for me…” Me too buddy, but this is our house, and you are now our enemy.
Preseason bragging rights are on the line tonight as well with both teams playing perfect hockey thus far. The Oilers have won all 4 of their contests and the Flames have done the same in their 5 games.
Expect Khabibulin to get the full 60 tonight (we won’t need OT or a shootout to beat these bums), which should give us a better idea of his readiness. Dubnyk/Deslauriers may split time in the final pre season game, so this is likely Nikolai’s last chance to warm up before the games start to count.
I’ll attempt to enable the chat box if I can find out where it is…
Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-up
Tanguay Backlund Iginla
Hagman Moss Kotalik
Glencross Meyer Jackman
Ivanans Sutter Rheault
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