I have a feeling that Oilers Nation will one day glory in defensive prowess the way other teams applaud beautiful passing and lightning speed. When you’re deprived of something for so long, its arrival sometimes inspires adoration. In this way, Edmonton’s next truly effective defenseman could be this generation’s Gretzky. Incredible.
Last night, I saw Martin Marincin good. REAL good. He’s a wonderful young hockey player, miles from his physical maturity but possessing such rich raw material that good results are compiling at impressive rates. Music!! Manna! Marvelous!
Oscar Klefbom is also showing signs of the game slowing down for him. This is wonderful news. I’m not saying he’ll be on the opening night roster next season—I think the better plan is to send him to the minors and call him up as needed in 2014-15—but he’s showing some good signs. Mobile, good passer, does a lot of little things well and he can cover gaps in a heartbeat.
Last night, the Oilers got killed by the Corgi’s, but there are signs of hope in the areas that need to be addressed. Bring on the blueline Gretzky!!! We wish to welcome our king!!!
Saturday Sports Extra hits at noon, TSN 1260. We’ll talk to Noah Love from the National Post, Tim Adams from Free Footie dot com, Darrin Bauming from tsn Winnipeg and Jeff Hauser from Radio Hauser (NFL). Almeida’s on holidays, Connor and I will set the tone for a Saturday where the nation will drink itself into a tizzy if the Leafs lose.