Edmonton opens defense of their 06-07 Elevator Shaft championship with a pre-season tilt against the Florida Panthers.
The Panthers are like many expansion teams that never win anything, full of terrific talent but not yet a team. They’ve been around for over a decade, but went with experience early in hope for a SCF run (and damned if they didn’t get one).
Anyway, the Panthers are an interesting lot, with Jay Bouwmeester still in the early stages of what is going to be a ridiculous career, and old hand Radek Dvorak among the forward group tonight.
The Oilers are going with this roster:
C-Gagner, Schremp, Reasoner, Sestito
L-Penner, Thoresen, Moreau, Jacques
R-Hemsky, Pouliot, Brodziak, O’Marra
LD-Pitkanen, Grebeshkov, Young
RD-Tarnstrom, Greene, Gilbert
I think the lines might be as above (lifted from Louiss from Quebec City. The guy has 255 posts on HF and he ripped off the line combo’s at 9:12 Alberta time. Suspect he knows one of the Quebec Oilers), but the D pairings are me making crap up (however those 6 are listed on the Oilers’ site as playing tonight).