Just checked the blog a few minutes ago, and found out two things: Andy gave me a head’s up on Wirtz dying (he was the swing vote getting the Oilers into the league btw), and Louise said “you have to listen to MacT’s pre-game podcast.”
Also on Battle of Alberta and Covered in Oil is Raffi starring in a lengthy Daily Show item on Mexicans in Canada. Hilarious stuff.
The MacT podcast is a beauty. He mentions that “you want to give the young guys some time to gain some confidence” and says Cogliano “has more speed than (Gagner) but Sam has a high degree of hockey sense. Two fairly similar players.”
“We’re very open to (both players making the team) happening. From what I’ve seen they are both very close.” He’s speaking about Gagner and Cogliano.
on Horcoff: “I’m Horc’s biggest booster always have been. It’s unfortunate that he’s had to defend himself as a number one center. He’s done well in that position before, it’s a case of what you create minus what you give up. There’s every reason to believe that’s his spot.”
Which I think means Dustin Penner is going to be doing some heavy lifting. Or they’re going to eventually move Raffi there.
The photo in this post is Rob Schremp. Credit to him for putting up a point in last night’s game and apparently playing his best game of camp. He certainly appears to be going in the right direction.
He got sent down today, though. Here’s the list: Sebastian Bisallion (D), Danny Syvret (D), Bryan Young (D), Troy Bodie (LW), Fredrik Johansson (C), Ryan O’Marra (RW), Liam Reddox (LW), Rob Schremp (C) and Slava Trukhno (LW) to Springfield in the AHL.