After that, we have Dick Tarnstrom in the Bergeron role, Matt Greene as the big lug who may someday be a defenseman, Ladislav Smid as the future Tommy Albelin, and then Grebeshkov and Gilbert as the guys trying to break in to the everyday lineup.
I’m reminded of a snappy bit of dialogue from the movie The Princess Bride. It goes like this:
- Vizzini: You’ve beaten my giant, which means you’re exceptionally strong, so you could’ve put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you’ve also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
- Westley: You’re trying to trick me into giving away something. It won’t work.
- Vizzini: It has worked! You’ve given everything away! I know where the poison is!
- Westley: Then make your choice.
I don’t know where the poision is. I’d think a nice top pairing (potentially) would be Pitkanen-Staios and the Oilers would probably like both Souray and Smid to play on the top 4.
Then again, maybe they’ll decide that Smid would be better served in the 5-6 tandem with Matt Greene, thus making Dick Tarnstrom the candidate for a Souray pairing.