The Oilers Win! The Oilers Win! Good thing Tambellini let them know he doesn’t like losing. Although in all fairness its sounds like a “Do what I say, not what I do” type deal. If you don’t like losing bud, make the team better.
In other news scouts are at our games. Oh, and Sportsnet forgot how to broadcast hockey.
In other league news, the Isles and Pens had a couple shit shows (although I may have mentioned the first one last week). Bunch of suspensions handed down. Boston and Montreal also had a great game where people got beat up, and lots of goals were scored. Whats with the huge scoring games now? Lots of games going to double digit goals (combining the two scores).
Trades have been happening lately too, much to the chagrin of the networks who planned an entire day around it. Mike Fisher to Nashville, Chris Kelly to Boston, Aaron Varos to the laffs, Beauchemin to the Ducks, Versteeg to the Flyers. Lots of talk about Penner and Hemsky being traded too, but I hope Tambellini knows better than to do that.
Thrashers extend Byfuglien, giving him 5.2 mil per for 5 years. Forsburg returned, and then retired. Heritage Classic Sunday…it’ll be neat, but less awesome than ours. But the Barons will be playing there the Friday before against the lames AHL team, and both of them are in the battle for 8th in the conference so that should be interesting. Not sure if its televised though.
Stars fall, Flames rise, Canucks still kicking ass.
Still only 10 points separating 3rd from 13th. That’s crazy. And Edmonton is 14 points back of 14th. That’s embarrassing. Although with the Avs sitting in 14th, I think we get to see a good example of the sophomore slump hitting hard. Then again, we just need to look at the Islanders to see an example of sucking hard for a very long time.
But the Islanders are winning! So maybe they are the new team to model our rebuild off of. The Sens are sucking now, and are modeling their rebuild based on what we are doing in Edmonton. Maybe they should wait a couple years to see if that’s a good idea.
The Barons are sitting 7th in the conference with 63 points, one point up on 8th and 1 point back of 5th.
Alexandre Giroux is still second in league scoring with 61 in 54 games and Brad Moran is 10th in league scoring with 47 in 54.
Gerber is the 14th ranked goalie (I believe they rank based on GAA).
The Oil Kings are sitting 6th in the conference, 3 up on 7th and 11 back from 5th.
There are no Oil Kings in the top 20 of scoring although the Nuge is sitting in 3rd with 83 in 56 games. Dylan Wruck is the top Oil Kings scorer with 64 points in 57 games and Oilers prospect Hamilton is 31st. Pitlick is 39th in scoring.
Bunz is the second best goalie.
Foiled Again Too