Yet another good test for the Oilers, tonight… vs. one of their biggest rivals, the Vancouver Canucks. I know several of you displaced fans are tired of being beaten up by the locals, so hopefully the Oilers will win this one and win it handily in regulation so you can shut those fockers up! I have many relatives in B.C., and I wouldn’t mind to do some rare gloating! Plus, a win tonight could push us just 1 point behind 8th place (depending on outcomes from other teams).
The Oilers are continuing to play Whitney. I think he’s been doing fairly well, so he could win ice time on merit alone. But I think it makes as much sense that they want to showcase him as much as possible for a deal. There are just 4 days left until the 2013 NHL trade deadline. It will likely be a snoozer like last year.