The death march that is the 10-11 Edmonton Oilers rolls along with more lost souls. Today’s announcements (Horcoff, Jacques, Brule, Hemsky gone for varying amounts of time) reminds me of the Monty Python “bring out your dead” skit decades ago.
I have some questions about the Hemsky injury. Specifically, is this something he’s been dealing with for a long time? If so, why were the Oilers playing him (and then trying to trade him, apparently) not so long ago? Also, here’s hoping there are no plans to sign him long term. If it is due to the recent collision, why did it take them so long to decide on this course of action?
Tom Renney said earlier today the Oilers will call up three players for the game Thursday night. I imagine Alex Giroux will be one of the recalls and other candidates include Brad Moran, Ryan O’Marra, Colin McDonald and Zack Stortini.
The season is gone, all hope is lost. A cup of coffee for three minor league hands is an item of interest but won’t change anything. Bring out your dead, indeed.