Minnesota, again.. this month is silly. I’d like to see some different opponents! Anyways, I’ll be at this one tonight.
Andy Sutton will be in tonight, playing with Theo Peckham, which means that Colten Teubert sits. Ryan O’Marra will be in, in place of Anton Lander who suffered from some sort of infected cut, apparently.
Since I’m at this one with my buddy Tim, this one is guaranteed loss night. So please don’t watch, as you won’t enjoy it. We’ve been to great losses such as the 10-2 Sabres stomping, and the 9-1 ass kicking the Oilers received courtesy of Chicago.
Prediction: 2-1 Wild. (But I’m hoping for a win!)
Quarterly report card coming soon!
Hall out 2-4 weeks from the hit he received against the Avs; Oil change episode 2 was on, I haven’t seen it yet. Apparently Smid is pretty funny and just an all around good dude. I’ll leave it to all of you to provide a review in the comments.
Big week for news in the rest of the league. In Washington Bruce Boudreau was fired and Hunter hired to replace him, does the team do better?; Paul Maurice fired and Kirk Muller was hired in Carolina; 24/7 preview was on…getting pretty excited. First episode is Dec 14th. Dubinsky and Shelley already tossing around the insults from just the preview, and the first game they were mic’d up resulted in a fight 4 seconds in. Awesome; Pacioretty suspended 3 games for smoking Letang; Flames pick up Comeau off of waivers, Nodl gets picked up by Carolina (and hopefully a full time starting role so I can keep him on my keeper team); Gaustad fought Lucic for honour; Paulina Gretzky no longer is on twitter. A damn shame that is.
Question of the Week:
Peckham was interviewed re: his decision to go after the guy that hit Hall which ended up causing the break that resulted in the goal against. Did he make the right choice? Further, since the other guy declined, do you think the removal of the instigator would have made him let up?
Continue reading 'Monday Morning Standings'»
UPDATE: Ok, now they’re saying 2-4 weeks. Well, poop. Damn it, Gene.
Tonight the Oilers will take on the Nashville Predators. The Oilers have won both games this season. The last meeting (last Tuesday) was a fairly handy 6-2 victory in which they chased Pekka Rinne out of the net.
Taylor Hall will be absent from this one, after injuring his shoulder (twice) on Saturday vs. the Avalanche. He’ll have an MRI on it today. Ben Eager also seems to have hurt his back in practice. Not sure how serious it is. On a more positive note, it looks like Andy Sutton could return to the line up very soon.
Some good news for Paajarvi tonight.. he’ll finally stop being screwed in the line up and will play with Horcoff and Hemsky. He should get quite a few minutes tonight to try and strut his stuff. About time. Make the best of it, kid.