Time for a substantial win for the Oilers and so I give you Mr. Weir. Not the golfer, not the guy who wrote O Canada, no we’re talking about the kid from Ponoka (in photo) who was such good luck for the Oilers in the Stanley run spring 2006.
It’s early to say “life and death”, “do or die” or even “Jesus Murphy we need this game” but fact is that unless the idea of a 70-game audition for 5th defender in 08-09 appeals to you it might be a plan to get behind the Oildrop a scream like a Banshee.
The Oilers aren’t going to win the Stanley in the spring, but they do have reasons to win hockey games. First and foremost, it’ll keep a lottery pick out of the hands of the Prince of Darkness in Anaheim.
I’ll be hoping for big time efforts from the Horcoff line, some skill from Gagner and Cogliano and some jam from, well, who are the jam people now? Also, if Marc Pouliot could score a goal and end his shifts in a timely fashion that would help too.
A note on Fernando Pisani. He is now skating and there is hope he will regain his strength and play in the NHL this season. I’ll say this now: if he puts one damn skate on NHL ice this season and doesn’t win the Masterton Trophy then Gary Bettman is an assclown and the National Hockey League is a joke. Pisani is an inspiration if he never plays again, and to come back from what was a devastating illness to actually play in the highest league on the planet is one for the ages.
Get it right NHL. We are watching.