A little bit of news to go along with today’s GDT. The naming rights of the yet to be built new arena have been sold off to Rogers. The deal is over 13 years and includes $700 million. That amount does not go direct to the team though, instead it’s an investment in the province of Alberta. Details are still sketchy, but it could result in $700 million’s worth of new cell towers. Who knows… so whether it be in the arena or on your own couch the Oilers will be brought to you by the Rogers megalopoly. Bow down to your new supreme leader… in sports!
Okay, game talk. Bryzgalov got his noggin knocked last game resulting in an upper body injury(‘symptoms that go with a concussion or whiplash’) so LaBarbera has been called up to back up Dubnyk tonight. Dubnyk came into the last game with Bryzgalov being injured and made some key saves to keep the team alive. Although they managed to scrub out 2 points via shootout, Eakins has shuffled the lines. There was also a heavy emphasis on the power-play at practice after going 0/6 in Dallas.
Much like Columbus the Oilers have generally had the upper hand when it comes to the Coyotes, but have lost their only meeting thus far this season.
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