The return of Studly Wonderbomb. Will Rexall faithful give him some applause? Ha! I kid. Of course they will boo him. It’s what we do here. Even the greats such as Mark Messier went through that. You can bet that the guy that forced the Oilers to trade him will get booed. I’m well over this whole Souray mess though, so I wish him the best in any game not vs. the Oilers. But there is no better example of an Oiler going from goat to hero to despicable mess all in a short time frame. He once was a regrettable trade.. then he became a guy we could easily see as captain here… then he became “get him the f— away from our childrenses!!!”. Oi. Edmonton, you are an interesting hockey town.
Anyways, lines have been significantly juggled. Lennart Petrell is playing with the Nuge and Eberle. Really, anyone can play with those two and come out with several goals. Anything less than a hat trick tonight is a disappointment, Lennart. No pressure. Gagner will also center Hall and Hemsky.. and well… ditto when it comes to scoring with those two. Smyth, Horcoff and Eager will make up a new grind-checking line. I believe Jones will make up the rest of the mediocrity line.
Khabi gets the start tonight.