G34 Wild at Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have been hitting line drives lately, but they’ve been loud outs instead of doubles into the gap. The Minnesota Wild are “death to fun” and are experiencing a market correction. This isn’t exactly “guaranteed win night” but Edmonton has a good chance should they play with the kind of effort we saw the last two games.

Coach Renney has shuffled the lines again. Jason Gregor reported that Anton Lander was on the 3rd line with Gagner and Jones yesterday in practice. I do like the look of the top two lines and honestly Belanger has been such a disappointment maybe this is a good idea. I’d still rather see Lander spend the second half in the AHL if he can’t post crooked numbers.

I don’t make predictions because I suck at them. However, tonight has a lot of good arrows for the Oilers. They seemed suitably pissed at their loss against Detroit, the powerplay should be good for a goal and Minnesota looks as good as their uniform.

I’m not calling a victory. However, it should be a game we can enjoy watching, and lord knows the Minnesota Wild owe us one of those. These are not your Mother’s Minnesota Wild, if your mother was Jacques Lemaire.

Maybe a new day dawns. YEO!

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