This is Marc Pouliot in one of those new “slim-look” uniforms (I guess the old ones were the “Husky Fit”) which makes it a very rare item. Pouliot has played only one and a half hours in anger in the uniform and the word “anger” is being used loosely here.
Pouliot is in action tonight for the Springfield Falcons (AHL) along with a plethora of Oilers prospects. Kevin Prendergast suggested yesterday that “The Rangers weren’t interested in Schremp, it was Pouliot.”
Another from KP: “Pouliot has been the best Falcon recently.”
Finally from Mr Prendergast: “It’s time maybe for players like Liam Reddox and Marc Pouliot to sort of come up here and take a run at making a job for themselves for next year.”
So we wait. Tonight’s game is 2-0 for the other side after the first period (Falcons outshot 10-5) with Deslauriers in goal.
The February numbers for the big forwards on the Falcons:
- Marc Pouliot 12gp, 7-6-13 E
- Rob Schremp 12gp, 3-6-9 -5
- Liam Reddox 8gp, 1-3-4 +1
Prendergast’s quotes was pretty noncommittal (he used the words “maybe”, “like” and “sort of” which are all maybe a little limp, sort of like, wishy-washy) but let’s count the days until one of these men is called up.
Today is Day 1. I’m giddy. Isn’t this how Ted Koppel got started?