Despite injury and chaos, young Jordan Eberle remains one of the top 20 scorers in the NHL. That’s walking in high cotton for any Oiler, and the events of October 7, 2010 through today all have an Eberle stamp on them for Oiler fans. The trick is to do it again.
I believe this is a huge month for the franchise and the transactions will have enormous impact on the future. We know Steve Tambellini is about to get a contract and we also know (based on reports) there’s a lot of blood in the water about Ales Hemsky. Some pretty famous hockey people have also mentioned Sam Gagner, Andy Sutton and Theo Peckham as possibles so there could be a lot of turnover between now and the 1st of March.
Eberle is on track for a 30-goal season, Hall is right in the area and RNH can still push for the Calder if he can get back soon. Sam Gagner is “in the range” for another 40 point season, so he can be productive and be called a bust again in the summer. I like the future up front with the three kids, Gagner and Hemsky. Get one of the Borg to play 2line LW and that’s a nice set of six.
Oilers are at home where they play fairly well (12-8-3) for a basement team but they are playing Colorado and that’s a problem. The Avs are a good team (holy hell what a future) but the Oilers only play well against the truly good times like Vancouver or San Jose. I kid, but only a little.
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