I met Grant MacEwan years ago, he possessed both the eclectic qualities we associate with inventors and innovators and the kind of homespun wisdom and humor we associate with what is good about our part of the world. On the one occasion I had a chance to break bread with him, had the good sense to listen more than prattle. I think there are people who inspire that kind of respect by walking in the room.
OILERS V. NAIT/MACEWAN
- Joe Gambardella (3gp, 3-1-4)—Chad Butcher (3gp, 3-4-7)—Kailer Yamamoto (2gp, 0-1-1)
- Kirill Maksimov (3gp, 2-2-4)—Lane Bauer (3gp, 0-0-0)—Ostap Safin (2gp, 1-0-1)
- Evan Polei (3gp, 1-0-1)— Davis Koch (2gp, 0-3-3)—Ethan Szypula (2gp, 0-0-0)
- Grayson Pawlenchuk (2gp, 0-0-0)—Austin Glover (2gp, 0-1-1)—Trey Fix-Wolansky (3gp, 0-0-0)
- Caleb Jones (2gp, 0-1-1)—Ethan Bear (2gp, 0-0-0)
- William Lagesson (2gp, 0-0-0)—Ryan Mantha (2gp, 0-2-2)
- Ziyat Paigin (2gp, 1-0-1)—Dmitri Samorukov (2gp, 0-0-0)
- Dylan Wells (1gp, 2.00 .929)—Stuart Skinner (1gp, 0.00 1.000)
This looks like the ideal lineup from here, all of the prospect skaters are in action and the most recently drafted wingers are all getting feature roles. Defense is impressive, goaltender is one of the top men in the system. If you are a fan of prospects, this should be a fun night.
Next up for us is the Oilers training camp roster, it could be released at any time between now and Friday around noon. I’ll have a ‘roster estimate’ up for you tomorrow, we could see a late invite and of course we’ll talk about Bob McKenzie’s 2018 initial draft list on tomorrow’s blog.