So the Oilers are going back to a couple more tried and true lines tonight. The first one is the “kid line”. That line got 3 goals in the game vs. the Blues, so why not? The other line is Paajarvi-Gagner-Hemsky. Gagner’s been magic with anyone he’s played with, but he definitely plays quite well with Hemsky. Of course, Paajarvi has had best results playing with Gagner too.
Khabibulin will get the start tonight after shutting out the Blues in what sounded like a really good performance. I still haven’t been able to watch it on PVR yet, but probably will later… maybe when the playoffs are on
So non-Oiler talk now. Jarome Iginla got traded to the Boston Brui… no wait.. to the Pittsburgh Penguins, last night. Sounds like Iggy was very close to being a Bruin, however. It looks to me like the Flames didn’t get very good value in the Pens trade, although it was maybe a step up from what the Bruins were offering. They’ll get a very late 1st round pick, and 2 college prospects (forwards). The prospects don’t project too high, although one of them has soms pretty decent size, and the other is leading his team in scoring, so who knows there. All I can say though is thank God Iggy isn’t a Flame anymore.. I can cheer for him finally. I’ve always liked and respected him, much like many Flames fans had a respect for guys like Ryan Smyth. Pittsburgh was crazy good already without the add. Now they’re just “I fucking hate you guys” good. It will be interesting to see if Iginla re-signs there though. I’d imagine the incentive is there to do it.
OILERS LINES (UNCONFIRMED)
Hall – Nuge – Eberle
Paajarvi – Gagner – Hemsky
Jones – Horcoff – Yakupov
Brown – Smyth – Petrell
Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – J.Schultz
Whitney – Potter
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