So, the first game of the post-Dustin Penner era (sorry about the painful photo above…). I fully expect it to be pretty rough. It’s not every day you lose your top scorer (although Hall was tied) in a trade and don’t gain any scoring back. I haven’t heard of any call ups to replace Penner, although Petiot was called up to help the blueline, in Peckham’s absence. He’s still seeing stars after being KO’d by Nathan Horton. Who knew he could fight?
Anyways, I think this one will be a decent one. The last time these two teams faced each other, the Oil won 4-0. I’m hoping for another good outcome, despite the great loss of #27.
Prediction: 3-2 Oil
HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SLIGHTLY TWITTER-FACT CHECKED LINES
Hall – Colgiano – Eberle
Pajarvi – Horcoff – Hemsky
Jones – Gagner – Brule
JFJ – Reddox – Omark
Smid – Gilbert
Vandermeer – Foster
Petiot – Strudwick
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