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  1. HBomb says:

    Thank God.

    Queue the 82-page whining and complaining thread on HF.

  2. Ribs says:

    All the best, Robbie. Hopefully a change of scenery is what was needed for you.

  3. Jonathan Willis says:

    The best-case scenario for Rob Schremp.

    Doug Weight's down, Kyle Okposo's questionable, and the team was already short of talent up front.

  4. raventalon40 says:

    I wonder if he will get to play with Tavares.

  5. SkinnyD says:

    If he plays with Tavares they'll never get the puck out of their own end…

  6. grease trap says:

    Best of luck. Two words: Jersey Girls.

  7. Schitzo says:

    Nice and close to home for him.

  8. HBomb says:

    Let me state, in follow-up to my earlier post, that I'm not a Schremp hater. I was just tired of the circus.

    I'm glad he's going somewhere where he's going to get a shot, and I hope he makes the most of it.

    As JW says – "best case scenario".

  9. kris says:

    No Rob Schremp? ???

    Okay, all I'm saying is we need to give Eberle a chance in the NHL. Have you seen his shootout moves?

  10. quain says:

    You're aware this isn't the end right? He's going to go 12-41-53 -29 on the Island playing top PP unit time and we're going to have to hear how we let a complete stud go, over and over again.

    It never ends. Rob Schremp is like herpes, you can only hope to contain it.

  11. Bar Qu says:

    Here ends the saga of Schremp. A worthy (but long) tale of a boy's journey to play a man's game.

    Best of luck.

    Next topic please.

  12. Schitzo says:

    Apparently Reddox on waivers now.

  13. Boondock says:

    Reddox on waivers, according to Nielson.

  14. NBOilerFan says:

    Good for Schremp and good for the Oil.

    Wish that would be the last of it, but alas, that's just wishful thinking.

  15. NBOilerFan says:

    Boondock said…
    Reddox on waivers, according to Nielson.

    And their goes the other "expected" waiver player, the question we all have been waitying for is who is the next guy?

  16. shepso says:

    the circus is over…the king is dead, long live the king…

    I hope he is able to do something. I never really cared one way or the other, choosing to not bother with the hype or the hate here. He was a distraction, but a damn quotable distraction. I wish him well along with Roli and the other ex-Oilers on long Island.

    But if Reddox is sniped off the waiver wire, I'm going to be a little pissed. He's like the little engine that could; I'll never fault his effort or his energy. If only his hands were as soft as his heart is strong…

  17. till_horcoff_is_coach says:

    Best of luck to the hockey jesus. Now back to the program.

    I think the trade talk and "expect the unexpected" is smoke and mirrors for the general public. In the end, Moreau gets sent down and a new captain is named… probably Souray (as Quinn has commented on his leadership and compete level a couple times whereas nothing really on Horc to that degree).

  18. Kristopher Milligan says:

    Im happy for Robbie, i hope he gets the opportunity to play and does well. I mean, no one else is gonna score goals for the isles.

  19. bookie says:

    I hope Rob Scremp gets some NHL time, the proverbial cup of coffee at least. I would be somewhat sad to see him light it up for 10 years or something though… I don't like fish that get away.

    I don't expect to see him having too big of an impact though.

  20. gogliano says:

    Two words: Linus Omark.

  21. bookie says:

    In the end, Moreau gets sent down and a new captain is named… probably Souray

    I think that would count as unexpected.

  22. Rick says:

    Good luck Rob. I hope this doesn't come back to hurt us like with Miro Satan…

  23. Paper Designer says:

    I hope Robbie becomes a 50-60 point second line soft minutes, first unit powerplay guy on the Island. I think he showed enough to deserve that kind of career. The Islanders don't likely have enough depth to push him out of that role very fast.

    I'm happy for him.

  24. godot10 says:

    For Reddox's sake, I hope that he is claimed. For the Oilers's sake, I hope that he isn't.

  25. Stuart van says:

    Scary to think that Schremp might be a top six guy though. The Oilers never did give him a real shot, and now he's gone for nothing. The guy might've needed 20+ games in the show to get rid of some of the jitters and adjust to the NHL pace.

    Good luck Schremp!

  26. DBO says:

    bye bye Hockey jesus. Hope he does well.

    As for what to expect next, if we include the Reddox move, then that means someone with money on their deal is getting traded or sent down. So one of Nilsson or Moreau or Pisani is out. I expect they are trying to move Nilsson for anything, thus freeing up money under the cap. Altough, i do wonder with Quinn's lineup, does he think pisani can be the responsible winger with Cogs and Ganger and Moreau is just an expensive 4th liner whose skills can be somewhat replaced by Stone, and not to mention i wonder if he was one of the vets who Quinn called out about being selfish and not interested in helping his young teammates. Moving Moreau would certainly change the leadership structure. i think Moreau still has value, but i wonder if Quinn isn't happy with what he has seen.

  27. NBOilerFan says:

    As per Dan Tencer…

    "Gagner is the 4th line center according to the lines today. Playing with Moreau and Stortini."

  28. Dyckster says:

    Gagne 4th Centre on the depth chart?

    1 – Horc
    2 – Comrie
    3 – Brule

    Maybe this'll light a fire under the little bugger…

  29. grease trap says:

    Huh. Well at least that solves the two Hemskys issue.

    I'm loving these moves.

    Almost makes one think about blogging again.

    (crowd gasps in revulsion – or was it ennui-ic indifference?)

    Do you think ON is hiring?


  30. Boondock says:

    Scary to think that Schremp might be a top six guy though. The Oilers never did give him a real shot, and now he's gone for nothing. The guy might've needed 20+ games in the show to get rid of some of the jitters and adjust to the NHL pace.

    Yeah, Schremp could become a top six guy in the NHL one day if given an extended opportunity. But there are 119 players who put up more points than Rob in the AHL last year (including Ryan Stone), so I'd say it's a pretty long shot.

  31. grease trap says:

    Pff.. You're obviously biased toward reality.

  32. Jonathan Willis says:


    When did the Oilers pick up Simon? What did they give up?

    As for fourth on the depth chart, not a chance.

  33. godot10 says:

    I expect Gagner with big bodies will work a lot better than most people expect.

    Gagner's strength is his instinctiveness. I think that playing him with big dump-and-chase forechecking wingers plays to this strength. Moreau and Stortini go do the banging, Gagner collects the turned over puck, and makes a play to set up a defenseman with a good shot on goal.

  34. Boondock says:

    If Gagner is practicing with Moreau/Stortini on the 4th line, that leaves Cogliano, Brule and MacIntyre/Stone on the 3rd? Not sure how confident that makes me.

    I would rather see Stone riding shotgun with Comrie/O'Sullivan and Penner/Brule/Cogliano I think until our injury issues are cleared up.

  35. Ribs says:

    Forward Rob Schremp was claimed on waivers by the New York Islanders. Forward Liam Reddox was placed on waivers on Tuesday. Sam Gagner was on the fourth line on Tuesday, effectively passed on depth chart by Gilbert Brule. Gagner wasn't put on either PP unit in the last exhibition game. Fernando Pisani, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Theo Peckham are all injured. – TSN

    Practice lines

    Jacques – Horcoff – Hemsky
    O'Sullivan – Comrie – Stone
    Penner -Brule – Cogliano
    Moreau – Gagner – Stortini
    Nilsson – McIntyre

    Gilbert – Grebeshkov
    Souray – Staios
    Smid – Visnovsky


    From TSN…Oh boy.

  36. Traktor says:

    "As for fourth on the depth chart, not a chance."

    He's been shit in preseason. No more silver platter for Gags.

  37. matt says:

    Cue the 18-32-50 as 2C.

  38. jon k says:

    That's a good deal for Robbie. Gets to play very close to home and the situation is ideal for make his case as an NHLer.

    Hopefully he can carve out a career for himself without becoming too much of an asshat.

  39. loudog says:

    I feel relieved. It's like an unhealthy relationship is now history. Can we now all get over RS and his deft but in the end not very useful skills? There are more things to chat about and as LT has been saying for a while now, I think a trade is coming.

  40. loudog says:

    … that being said, Good luck Robbie! I will look for you when the Isles go to the shootout!

  41. godot10 says:

    The line numbers on the Oilers are relatively meaningless. Quinn is trying to have four balanced lines.

  42. Dyckster says:


    I meant Gagner as in SAM you sly bugger. 🙂

    Listening to 1260 yesterday Gregor and Rishaug were yacking about him saying Quinn isn't that excited about what he's (Gagner's) offered up so far. This will definately serve as a tough love message.

  43. Ribs says:

    November 2 we play the Islanders. Think he'll still be around?

  44. Traktor says:

    Cam you imagine the ruckus is Schremp pots 20 this year?

    Not a fan of the player but but I'm not a fan how he was developed either.

    Should be interesting.

  45. Traktor says:


  46. George B says:

    Sad to see Sugartits go. Just couldn't make the hump. This preseason was a fair enough shake to call it a day.

  47. Traktor says:


    Holy frick

  48. rider guy says:

    don't forget your shinebox robbie.

  49. kris says:

    Schremp's Creed:

    1. I believe in Schremp, almighty, creator of lacrosse shooutout moves.
    3. He was conceived by the power of the London Knights power play and born of Youtube
    4. He suffered under Mactavish, was crucified, benched, and was buried in the minors.
    5. He descended into waivers. But on the third day he rose again.
    6. He ascended to Long Island and is seated at the right hand of Wang.
    7. He will come again to annoy the living and the dead Oiler fans.
    8. I believe in goal scoring and not backchecking, in
    9. the power play specialist,
    10. the forgiveness of pouting players
    11. in resurrection of the waived,
    12. and the minus player everlasting.

  50. Jonathan Willis says:

    J-F Jacques on the fourth line, Ryan Stone on the second, Gilbert Brule on the third and Sam Gagner on the fourth.

    I hate to sound skeptical, but there's not a snowball's chance in hell that lasts.

  51. pboy says:

    Not a fan of the player but but I'm not a fan how he was developed either.

    What happened with Sugartits development that made you not a fan? He basically showed no interest in becoming a well rounded player, his skating didn't improve that much during his AHL time, his biggest strength (point production) faded playing in an inferior league to the NHL…. The guy was given chances but he didn't make the most of them and that's on him.

    Thank Christ this guy is gone, now we can focus on the real problems on the team, like Horcoff not being a real 1C…..

  52. shep says:

    islanders depth chart:



    or similar.

    with weight and okposo out he's got a shot.

  53. rananda says:

    the isles take schremp over giroux and acoin, two players who have proven that they can put up gaudy numbers in the ahl and at least hold their own against nhl competition at even strength. i guess garth snow likes youtube.

  54. godot10 says:

    //I hate to sound skeptical, but there's not a snowball's chance in hell that lasts.//

    4-line hockey. Quinn wants his "top" lines to play the other teams top lines even, and create the mismatches in his favor on this "bottom" lines.

    Shouldn't Gagner kill the other teams 4th liners? Penner and Coligiano agsinst the other teams 3rd liners?

    Does it matter where the outscoring occurs?

  55. bookie says:

    i guess garth snow likes youtube.

    Sometimes getting the flashy guy is a good PR move. It creates a little excitement amongst the ticket buying public. They are less aware of the failures of the player and get excited about the "Did you see this youtube clip" thing.

  56. Dennis says:

    Good for Robbie and I hope he does well. He finally seemed to grow up a little this camp and said all the right things and I hope he gets a shot because of that.

  57. NBOilerFan says:

    Wasn't the deadline to put players on waivers today at 12pm EST? Which gives a 24hr period expiring on Wed at 12pm EST?

    If so, and only Reddox has been waived, what does this mean? It would appear that we are over the cap.

    What gives?

  58. Ribs says:

    Shouldn't Gagner kill the other teams 4th liners?

    Gagnger's not going to kill anything with Moreau and Stortini playing with him. Given time he may decide to off himself I suppose.

  59. bookie says:

    Can we not be over the cap for short periods of time?

  60. godot10 says:

    //Gagnger's not going to kill anything with Moreau and Stortini playing with him. Given time he may decide to off himself I suppose.//

    Won't he be the best forward on the ice on both teams, against the 3rd pairing defense on the other team? And toting at least one dangerous offensive defenseman from the Oilers in his back pocket?

  61. Ribs says:

    Only if you line match, godot…

    That would mean he'd be playing 10-14 minutes a game. Probably not the most effective way to use him.

  62. NBOilerFan says:

    bookie said…
    Can we not be over the cap for short periods of time?

    Well, this is what confuses me. I know there is cap relief for plays on Long Term Disability, but from what I understand, Pisani is not that injuried, nor is Pouliot (though perhaps thsi one could bne more serious).

    Maybe the Oiers are placing Pisani on

  63. NBOilerFan says:

    Also, our cap has to be met by 12pm Est tomorrow, which is why the deadline for waivers was today at noon EST.

    At least that is my understanding.

  64. spOILer says:

    Good Luck, Robbie. But be aware, if you can't make the Islanders roster, which has less forward depth than a paddling pool, you're career is in deep deep trouble.

    Reddox on waivers is a bit disappointing, as I'd count him as part of Pisani insurance, so hopefully he clears.

    As for the unexpected…

    The most unexpected would be one of Horcoff, Hemsky, Souray or Vishnovsky being dealt. But let's hope balance and cap space can be found with something a little less drastic.

    Or, as LT intimated last night, that line from Stauffer could merely be Lowe propaganda.

  65. spOILer says:

    Sorry, "your career". Sheesh.

  66. NBOilerFan says:

    Well, here is more on teh salary cap and LTIR implications, but I have too much fo a headache to decipher it (and not enough brains too probably)…

  67. Dennis says:





  68. Bruce says:

    Gagne 4th Centre on the depth chart?

    This is one frequent typo that makes me tense:

    Gagner (as in Sam): To win
    Gagné (as in Simon): Has won

  69. Bruce says:

    PS: I give Gagner about 10 minutes on the fourth line before switching spots with Brulé. Gags, Cogs and Pens seems a likelier scoring unit.

  70. Ribs says:

    Oilers will get under cap by putting Pisani on long term IR. He had an MRI on his back yesterday and damage is undisclosed. – Tencer Lad

  71. Bruce says:

    Thanks Ribs. That does make the Reddox waiver a little harder to understand. I can't see SMac filling in on the PK …

  72. rickibear says:

    Omark: one of 14 in SEL Scoring history.

    Hartikainen: 3rd best scoring for 18Yr old in SM-ligga history

    Raaja-broke Ovechkins WU18 record

    Cornet: the Q's leading 18 yr old scorer.

    MPS: 6th best offensive U18 Season in SEL history Behind (M. Naslund, P. Foresburg, R. Nilsson, T. Jonnsson, N. sundstrom) just ahead of (D. Sedin, T. Steen, K. johansson, Tedenby, Josefson, A. Lander, J. Motin)
    R. Nilsson, A. lander, and Motin What!

    A. Lander: top 15 U18 SEL season in history.

    J. Eberle

    R. Nash

    C. Vande Velde

    Why do we care about Schremp?

  73. Sign Johnny Bower says:

    Eklund says:

    Rumors: Afinogenov Makes Thrashers. Lang Signs in Phoenix

  74. digger says:

    You know, we may need to wrap our heads around the notion that Fernando Pisani shouldn't be counted on as a dependable mainstay on this roster.

    It's got nothing to do with his abilities as a player, and everything to do with his body seemingly falling apart at the seams over the past 2 years and change.

  75. speeds says:

    I'd be pretty surprised if they sent Gagner down, but that said his demotion to the AHL would be the easiest move to make (only player on the roster without waivers, I believe?) and would clear a pretty good size chunk of cap space.

  76. speeds says:

    nevermind, I didn't see "Ribs" mention that Pisani is going on the LTIR.

    Those ELC bonuses have the potential to create some problems next year if the cap drops sharply and Cogliano and Gagner both hit their bonuses – would be ~1 mil in dead cap space.

    I guess in a way it would be a good problem.

    Makes you wonder what next summer will look like for CHI if Kane and Toews hit their 5 mil in bonuses this season…

  77. NBOilerFan says:

    So if this is the case, then here are is the opening night forward roster;

    1) Ales Hemsky
    2) Shawn Horcoff
    3) Dustin Penner
    4) Patrick O'Sullivan
    5) Mike Comrie
    6) Sam Gagner
    7) Andrew Cogliano
    8) Ethan Moreau
    9) Zack Stortini
    10) JF Jacques
    11) Gilbert Brule
    12) Ryan Stone
    13) Steve MacIntyre
    14) Robert Nilsson

  78. Bar Qu says:

    Any chance anything else has happened?


    Did anyone see the 19.2lb baby born in Indonesia last week?


    *crickets pause waiting for The Boy to tell them to start again*

  79. NBOilerFan says:

    … as the trade watch continues.


  80. Ribs says:

    Any chance anything else has happened?

    Well, Pittsburgh replaced one of its monster defensemen with Skoula for peanuts.

  81. rickibear says:

    1) Ales Hemsky
    2) Shawn Horcoff
    3) Dustin Penner
    4) Patrick O'Sullivan
    5) Mike Comrie
    6) Sam Gagner
    7) Andrew Cogliano
    8) Ethan Moreau
    9) Zack Stortini
    10) JF Jacques
    11) Gilbert Brule
    12) Ryan Stone
    13) Steve MacIntyre
    14) Robert Nilsson

    Goodness man get it correct.

    1) Ales Hemsky
    2) Shawn Horcoff
    3) JF Jacques
    4) Patrick O'Sullivan
    5) Mike Comrie
    6) Ryan Stone
    7) Andrew Cogliano
    8) Dustin Penner
    9) Gilbert Brule
    10) Sam Gagner
    11) Ethan Moreau
    12) Zach Storitini
    13) Steve MacIntyre
    14) Robert Nilsson

  82. Coach pb9617 says:

    Jacques – Horcoff – Hemsky
    O'Sullivan – Comrie – Stone
    Penner -Brule – Cogliano
    Moreau – Gagner – Stortin

    I need a drink.

  83. raventalon40 says:

    Maybe what Schremp needs is a little schooling from Doug Weight.

  84. Bruce says:

    I gotta believe Nilsson ranks above SMac.

    Any chance anything else has happened?

    Did anybody mention Calgary dumping Anton Stralman to CBJ for a 3rd rounder?

  85. Schitzo says:

    Colour me surprised that Reddox would go before SMac.

  86. Bar Qu says:

    I agree with you about Smac, Schitzo, but I think there is pressure from above not to lose the nuclear deterrent (even though they are a dime a dozen).

  87. HBomb says:

    Coach: I think your "need a drink" comment is a good time to post this link for people to bookmark.

    It's a bit of a different approach to an addition to the Oilogosphere and may get a bit "blue" at times, but it's going to serve a purpose: people blowing off steam in an entertaining, half-sober (at best) manner.

    Consider yourself warned: it's more about entertainment than information. Posting privileges to be distributed at my discretion, some have already been invited (Dennis and BDHS – I need your e-mail address to do such for you guys).

  88. Woodguy says:

    "Colour me surprised that Reddox would go before SMac".

    I agree.

    Wonder how long until Quinn sticks around if anchors like SMac are hung around his neck when he clearly doesn't want him.

  89. spOILer says:

    Any truth to the rumour that the Isles plan to skate out at game time this year to the timeless beat of "The Thong Song"?

  90. Schitzo says:

    HBomb, I think you have my email somewhere. Add me, add meeeeeeeee

  91. spOILer says:

    According to a Gregor twit Hemsky left the ice early today with a sore groin, but it isn't expected to keep him out of the line-up Saturday.

  92. HBomb says:

    Schitzo: I don't think I have it. E-mail me and I'll add you.

    Basically, if you post or comment here or anywhere else in the Oilogosphere on a semi-regular basis, I'll probably give you posting/commenting permissions (as long as I don't think you're a complete d-bag, and no, I don't judge level of douchebaggery based on differences of opinion….Traktor and FCM will be just as welcome as everyone else, if they so request membership – differing opinions will only add to the entertainment value). It's exclusive, but only to keep out the randoms.

    And everyone is welcome to read it, obviously. Just be warned, it's not going to be what I'd call a G-rated Blog.

    Lowetide, I'll leave it to your discretion as to whether or not you want to add it to your Blogroll (and if I do, may I suggest putting the classic "Warning: Adult Content" disclaimer as part of said link).

  93. Asiaoil says:

    A few rays of sensible sunshine – nice to see Schremp gone – but we should have taken whatever was on the table for him ages ago.

    Reddox is a dime a dozen and I'd be a little sad if he was at least average sized – but another runt gone is no biggie.

    Moreau on the 4th line is appropriate and I'm hopefully we can send him packing for a pick sooner rather than later. The guy's head is five time larger than his skill and he's leading no one on this team. We need vets – but not like him.

    Staios and Nilsson are next up on the list of contracts that need to be cleared by year's end. SMac – cheap and short-term so who cares one way or the other really. Pisani is a problem and we may have to face the music that he's done as an NHLer.

  94. Bruce says:

    Lowetide, I'll leave it to your discretion as to whether or not you want to add it to your Blogroll

    "The New IOF"

  95. Scott Reynolds says:

    Dennis, out of curiosity, are you planning on counting scoring chances again this year?

  96. Coach pb9617 says:

    HBomb – I'll likely have the inaugural post up tonight.

  97. HBomb says:

    Bruce: I think "The OTHER IOF" would be more appropriate.

  98. dubya says:

    Does anyone have confirmation that Bucky is really running the PK this year? God, I hope its Renney.

    What was it MacT always said about the definition of insanity? Similar (or worse) players, same system….hmmm, I wonder what will happen?

  99. FlamingPavelBure says:

    Imagine the riot of Schremp fanboys if he gets his shinebox on a line with Bailey and Tavares.

    getting like 55+ points lol.

    Ground is already shaking…!

  100. Ribs says:

    An interesting point Millard points out at Coming Down the Pipe on Schremp….

    NY has to keep him on their roster after picking him up, if they tried to send him to the minors, the Oilers would have first crack at him.

    They'll have him on 1260 between 7-9 tonight.

  101. Dennis says:

    Scott: yes, sir, I certainly am!

    Regarding 34, if the latest thing on his injury plate is a back injury, then that's a good bet to be the malady that finally finishes him.

  102. Bruce says:

    Dennis: Yeah, due respect to Pisani whose absence appears to reveal weaknesses on all four lines.

    San Fernando will be missed, hopefully just in the short term. Whatever, I for one will remember him for the complete player he was before his body started to let him down. A consummate professional. It sucks that he's hurt.

  103. Woodguy says:

    Ok, my first real bitch about the coaching this year.

    Souray-Staios hard minutes pairing.
    Been stated as confirmed by Stauffer, Gregor so far.

    I don't mind these two players playing together.

    What I cannot stand is that in the last preseason game they consistently played behind 22-10-83

    Your best offensive player, who hits the neutral zone with speed like few others in the league, has no defensemen to pass him the puck.

    I like Souray a lot for many reasons. He cannot pass the puck well.

    Staios isn't aging well and his cap his is a disaster for his game, and he's the worst passer on the defensive corps. Strudwick is a better passer than Staios.

    Mr. Renney, please put a passer out there to give your best player the puck.

  104. doritogrande says:


    I can't send you an email. Can you add mine to the list?

    On Schremp:

    Can we seriously screw him over and revoke the waiver claim? I know we get one per year.

  105. doritogrande says:

    Also of note: Cody Hodgson sent back to junior today. That means Eberle, Kadri and now Hodgson lining up for Canada.

    This year, Canada's Juniors are going to be absolutely

  106. PDO says:

    Will Kadri even make the team?

    He has to be a top 6 forward… you know he's behind Eberle, Hodgson and Hall.

    Scheen and Glennie could damn well be kept together, that's already 5…

  107. grease trap says:

    If it's inconsistent drunk posting you need then you could do worse than old Grease Trap.

    But not by much.

  108. Scott Reynolds says:

    Good to hear Dennis. Anytime I missed a game last year the scoring chance report gave me a pretty darn good assessment of how the team played.

  109. Woodguy says:

    Listening to Quinn's latest availability on Gregor's show.

    Sounds like Smac is gone as soona s they have to.

    My guess that if Nilsson is still around when Poo comes off th IR, Smac is gone.

  110. HBomb says:

    Woodguy: why they don't go with a Souray-Gilbert pairing, like last year, is beyond me.

    If it was me choosing, I'd go 44-77, 5-71, 24-37. Each pairing has a stay at home guy and another guy who can pass the puck. Like their "one big guy on every line" philosophy, it makes sense on some level, no?

  111. GF says:

    LT, since we know your love of baseball, I must digress momentarily to beseech you to hear the most remarkable bit of prognostication ever heard from a baseball broadcasting team:

  112. spOILer says:

    HBomb, why would you put two guys who both want to play the RH side together?

  113. spOILer says:

    Although having Staios with Souray creates the same problem, so I dunno.

  114. PunjabiOil says:

    This is concerning:

    Ales Hemsky took a quick twirl at the beginning of today’s session but left the ice within minutes to rest and get treatment on the what team is saying is a pulled groin.

    Rather than risk aggravating the problem and turning it into something that nags Hemsky in the long term, the Oilers are taking a cautious approach with an eye to having him ready for the Flames.

    “We don’t think it’s severe,” Quinn said.

    “But, for those of us who’ve been around this business, groins are one of those things that can be severe. It needs treatment now. We want to make sure the pull doesn’t become a tear.”

    Hemsky didn’t knock anybody’s socks off in pre-season, tallying three assists in four games. It’s not known as of now at what point Hemsky injured himself.

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  115. Ben says:

    Kadri doesn't need to be a top 6 guy. He's fairly versatile for a high-scoring junior player and regardless Canada's really only gone with one true "checking/energy" line in the past.

  116. NBOilerFan says:

    Hemsky didn’t knock anybody’s socks off in pre-season, tallying three assists in four games. It’s not known as of now at what point Hemsky injured himself.

    Well,it sure looked like he injuried it in the final game against Vancouver when he went in hard to the net to dipsy doodle and lost his balance. As he went into the corner it appeared to me that his skate caught and almost did the splits.

    He was slow to get up and it looked liek he might not play another shift but he came back.

    My guess is he probably tweeked it then (I'm hoping its just a "tweek").

  117. Lowetide says:

    Classic Blowers call. Wasn't he drafted by the Expos?

  118. CrazyCoach says:

    If he plays with Tavares they'll never get the puck out of their own end…

    Did they make a rule change in the NHL? I thought you always faced off at centre after a goal is scored against you?

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  120. CrazyCoach says:

    Thank you Grease Trap.

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