Pat Quinn was in exceptional form last night after the game (it’s on the Oilers website). I think he’s an excellent coach (as was the last one) and this frustration has a lot to do with youth and so many forwards with the same skill set.
I also believe that with Denis Grebeshkov coming back the time is right for a trade. One of Souray, Visnovsky, Gilbert or Grebeshkov is probably headed out of town sooner than later in exchange for a “complete” forward and it may also cost the club Andrew Cogliano.
Which defender should be dealt? I’ve always felt Souray was the most obvious choice and have been praying that Lubo stays (on this team–now without Hemsky) just for the entertainment value.
Will they make a trade? I’ve been calling for one since 2006 summer for a two-way center so don’t hold your breath, and yet this team is crazy out of balance (again) and OTC is getting grumpy.