Edmonton is in a sea of white this morning, heavy snow has had an impact on the roads, power, trees, and the start of golf season. The Edmonton Oilers play again tonight, but it’s been awhile sine “Oilers” and “impact” showed up in the same sentence.
- G: Devan Dubnyk
- D1: Smid-Petry
- D2: Schultz-?????
- D3: Whitney-????
- D4: Sutton
- L1: RNH-Hall-Eberle
- L2: Gagner-?????-Hemsky
- L4: Lander-Hartikainen-Paajarvi
- Extra: Eager
The short term solution for the 3line might incude Horcoff, Belanger, Smyth and Jones. I wish they could find a Pisani-Dvorak for the 3rd line RW slot and they really need 2 defensemen to make this thing roll. But this season gave concrete answers for Dubnyk, Petry, RNH and offered some kind of answer for the special teams.
I think Lander is going to get another push this fall and probably Paajarvi too. Hartikainen? He should, but the Oilers will no doubt add a few people over the summer. They can’t trade Horcoff, Belanger and Eager are signed and dealing them is also impossible.
The Oilers signing of Ryan Smyth this summer might block Teemu Hartikainen or Magnus Paajarvi. I’d still do it, and then send out Eager or Belanger as required.
Omark? Sail on, Northern star. Sail On.