Friday, October 26, 2007


Matt Greene is improving.

Sam Gagner is an established NHLer, and is playing like one of our best players.

Am I psychic? It would seem likely.

Also, we just beat the Minnesota Wild with two of our top 4 D-men out, as well as our captain and our playoff hero of a couple years ago.

Even if it was a bit of a fluke, I find that cause to celebrate.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Oilers Head to the Wild.....Midwest.

Oilers are playing the Wild as we speak, but there has yet to be any goals scored.

My last prediction was pretty close I'd say. Today I'm going to say 3-2 Wild, with goals by Cogliano and Sanderson for the Oilers.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Chris Chelios in the Dressing Room

Tonight the Oil is going to Michigan to face off agains the old farts-I mean Red Wings- and I'm optimistic.

I expect this game to go to overtime, but I can't say who's going to win.

4-3 for somebody. Goals by Horcoff, Penner and Brodziak for the Oilers.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Top Ten NHL Teams

No, this isn't how I think they'll do. I guess it's how I wish they would do. These are my list of favourite teams, in order. I like them all for various reasons, or some of them I just toss into the middle because I can't be bothered to follow them (LA Kings, for instance). The one exception is that whoever happens to be playing Calgary or Montreal invariably shoots up the list a few slots or so.

1. Oilers (no, really!)
2. Philadelphia (I always liked them, and the acquisition of Gator helped that a lot)
3. Sharks (When I was but a wee lad, my favourites were Anaheim, San Jose, and Pheonix, based on nothing but their logos. Sadly, Anaheim has fallen out of favour due to Burke's epic suck, and the whole Pronger thing.)
4. Coyotes (See above.)
5. Penguins (I always loved Lemieux, and Crosby truly is fun to watch.)
6. Capitals (See above, substitute Kolzig for Lemieux and Ovie for Crosby).
7. Islanders (They're sort of a team like the Oilers, usually short on talent but tend to have a lot of heart)
8/9/10. New Jersey, Dallas, Detroit (These all impress me because they always manage to put together a solid team, year after year. And yes, I tied them to I wouldn't have to pick. Consistancy!)


The Game


We rolled Philadelphia (that's right. we ROLLED 'em, "g".). And THEY beat Calgary. Using classical sports logic, that means the Oilers are better than Calgary, right?


Sanderson scored two goals, count 'em, TWO. I'm so excited. Could we have a 30+ goal man here? Hemsky scored another 30, Penner scores 40, Horcoff 25, Cogliano and Brodziak 15, Souray and Pitkanen 20 or more each?

Is it possible?

Could we actually have points this year?

Oh boy!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sigh. How I do long for the good ol' days.

Anyhow, beating the Sharks brought back some memories. I was at a wedding during the first game we won in the Oilers-Sharks series, and I had to excuse myself to "use the bathroom" several times during the service.

Now, can we beat Gator and Pylon on their new team? I hope so.

I expect a low scoring game, with Briere leading the Flyers again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Other Woman

Er, blog.

I'm officialy a blogger for as a Western Conference Expert.

I know. I don't think the title fits either.

Ah well. Hopefully it won't cut into my posting here, assuming someone reads this.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Opening Night

TC is over, and the line-up has started to solidify. Anson Carter's injury has sent him out into the UFA market for the meantime, and it looks like he won't be playing in the blue and bronze for a long time, if ever. Pisani is going to be out for what looks like the whole season, and as far as I know, Moreau won't be playing opening night.

But on the upside, Cogliano, Gagner and Pouliot have all proven their worth enough to earn slots with the big club.

So, what wil the line-up look like? This is what I'm expecting:

Penner, Horcoff, Hemsky
Torres, Stoll, Sanderson
Brodziak, Reasoner, Nillson
Gagner, Cogliano, Pouliot
Extra: Stortini

Pitkanen, Staios
Greene, Souray
Smid, Tarnstrom
Extra: Gilbert, Grebeshkov

Not all of these line ups are the ones I'd make were I MacT, but he's confirmed there'll be two extra D-men, that Gagner, Cogliano and Pouliot will play together, and all but confirmed that Pensky will play with Horcoff.