This is Brett Callighen as a member of the Rhode Island Reds in about 1976. He was maybe 23. Callighen came out of nowhere to have a nice pro career and played left wing with at least one above average center in his time in Edmonton.
Tonight’s an important game for this club. They are starting to look like the down slope on a rollercoaster ride and although it hasn’t reached “they’ve traded Ryan Smyth and they are bleeding out at an arena near you” proportions there are lots of signs that this team is in a slump.
The defense looks like the Marx Brothers, the goaltending looked like they had just smoked a spliff in a Cheech and Chong movie and half the forwards looked like they would rather spend some time in Springfield.
Fresh meat from the farm to ponder, the kids that are alright are all that, and the veterans we love (like Horcoff) are showing up as always.
Plus Hemsky’s about to explode.