It happens every year. The Oilers’ players and prospects arrive and we begin to hear the good news. “He’s grown ten feet” or “his slapshot scared Doctor Manhattan” and on it goes.The truth is usually a little shy of the headline.
In an EJ article from Jim Matheson today, Sam Gagner tells us he’s ‘stronger, faster’ and a few other things.With that beautiful mind, if he can slip the shackles that bind feet of clay to planet earth, Samwise will kill the Oilers in contract negotiations a year from now.
Last season, I was worrying about the defense and this season I’m worrying about the defense.
I’m ignoring the giant black cloud overhead and talking hockey as usual. Perhaps I’ll release the Oilers official training camp roster tomorrow morning. Don’t dare me or I’ll do it, swear to God Almighty!