I don’t care if the rest of the roster is 15 Rob Schremp’s, my team wins the Stanley.
Chicago has more young talent than you can shake a stick at and everyone agrees the Hawks are headed down the right track.
The problem is that everyone said the same thing about the 1981 Minnesota North Stars, too. Just because an organization collects a bunch of talent doesn’t mean it’ll come together or that management will make the right decisions. Injuries, a nutty coach, an offer sheet, there are plenty of things that could go wrong in the Windy City.
Having said that I like their coach and this team appears to be loaded and ready for a long run. The blueline alone has all kinds of future and the forwards have terrific skill. They have no idea how good they are, which is one good thing for Oilers fans.
Edmonton has been playing well lately, getting positive results for over a week now. Talk of MacT getting shoved out have died down (for the time being) and the top line is scoring goals. Roloson is coated in Crazy Glue and the defense seems to have found its way.
It’s all just smoke and mirrors. The Oilers are relying heavily on a 50-year old goalie, a defense that needs Souray, Staios and Grebeshkov and 11 kids who don’t shave up front. PLUS, they sent Schremp out which means the secondary offense from the bottom of the order can’t elp the 3-4-5 guys.
The only question tonight is when do the Oilers bring in a reliever.