This is Brian Lavender (#8 in photo below, Seals) lining up against Bill Barber, 74-75. Lavender never played for the Oilers but he was drafted by Edmonton in the general player draft that began the league (Feb. 12/72). Not much to say about this game, the bad blood between the GMs might be more interesting than the contest itself.
Oilers are a rebuilding franchise and the Ducks seem disinterested and suffering from a Stanley hangover. I suspect we’ll see Garon in net tonight and am wondering if Pouliot had enough positive events to stay in the lineup alongside Cogliano.
Fun being a fan of this team, we should see a bunch of callups in the next few days as the auditions continue.