So tonight will be our first chance to watch Nick Schultz in action. However, it would appear (or so is the rumor) that we will have to miss part of this game thanks to the bitches at TSN buying up “exclusivity rights” to be the only peeps showing any hockey for the span of the Maple Leafs game. Do they really think I’m going to up their ratings by watching the Leafs game while my Oilers are on? I won’t be watching any of that game. I probably wouldn’t anyways, but all this does is piss me off, rather than convince me to watch one of their games. So, a big F You goes out to TSN for this, and to the NHL for actually allowing this. Sorry Toronto, but you are not the center of the universe, despite what TSN and much of CBC tell you. I can only hope that this is a misunderstanding, or TSN changes their way and allows Sportsnet to show the game in its entirety. But seeing as how Sportsnet says they will be joining the game in progress.. it seems our only hope hangs on TSN having a change of heart / wakes the f— up.
So.. on to the game. Usual suspects are scratched, plus Sutton in favor of Schultz. I’d prefer to see Barker out, but I can only assume that they’re doing their due diligence here to fully test that this turd can’t float before jettisoning him at the end of the year.
Doobie gets the start again.
EDIT: Game on!!! TSN has lifted the doucheban… we can now watch the game in its entirety. A half-hearted apology to TSN for throwing a fan-fit. I know I’m not the only one though.
OILERS LINES (projected)
Smid – Petry
Whitney – Schultz
Barker – Potter