Always in a hurry
I never stop to worry
Dont you see the time flashin by
Honey, got no money
I’m all sixes and sevens and nines
Say now, baby, Im the rank outsider
You can be my partner in crime
But baby, I cant stay
You got to roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice.
In a response to a post below, Vic Ferrari said “they have so many B-list prospects that failure should be a safe bet even with the 10ish quality NHLers they have on the roster.”
It’s a pretty tough sentence to wiggle away from. The Oilers have maybe three guys (I’ll say Gagner, Trukhno and Cogliano, you may have your own list) who are beyond the B-list, plus probably two (I’ll pick Pouliot and Gilbert) who might establish themselves this season as NHL players (with the usual growing pains).
The Oilers have too many 6′s and 7′s and 9′s, and precious few Kings and Jacks. Having dealt Chris Pronger and Ryan Smyth and replacing them with talents that are not close to equal, the Oilers now represent kind of a bizarre New Democratic Party experiment in which everyone gets not only an equal opportunity but an equal dollop of talent.
The Oilers depth chart needs NHL players and NHL prospects who have a chance to deliver and establish themselves at the deep end of the pool once there.
How many legit prospects ARE there? How many of these kids can bat in the heart of the order? How many will ever be able to?
The Oilers Top 20 tomorrow.