These are the Rhythm Pals. They were on the Tommy Hunter Show when I was a kid, their tight Sons of the Pioneers harmonies beloved by Canadians from sea to sea. Why a vocal group called themselves the Rhythm Pals I’ll never know.
Although they are not as famous a trio as Mike, Mark and Jack were twenty-five years ago, a trio of Oilers appear to be connected as camp nears its crescendo.
Rob Schremp is the skilled player who is absolutely ready to play at the NHL level in a narrow (offensive) view. Marc Pouliot is a more complete overall player whose main strength appears to be that he is waiver eligible among this group, and Gilbert Brule is the physical member of the trio with a resume that makes him a nice fit for a team that needs some grit.
We’ve been talking the last few days about the battle between Schremp and Brule for the last roster spot, and in fact there have been several newspaper articles on the subject. I’m reminded though about the comments last week of Ryan Rishaug on Jason Gregor’s show and the possibility of breaking camp without Marc Pouliot.
Could THIS be the opening night roster?
It might behoove young Pouliot to do something special this evening. Here’s tonight’s lineup courtesy digger via Gregor: