Just when you think life couldn't get any worse, and you'd rather eat a turtle covered in puke than get out of the bed in the morning, along come the plucky Oilers with an unexpected victory -- against the Ducks! -- which, as a natural byproduct, floods neurotransmitter serotonin into your brain, making it okay to live again. Alas, winning is a nice buzz. Life is good.
Nice game by the grunts, although with Stoll added to the crumpled injury heap I'm suddenly really looking forward to the All-Star break.
- Paging player agent Don Meehan: we will give you whatever you want for Ryan Smyth. Does Ryan wanna be Edmonton's comptroller when he retires? Done. Unlimited free rides at Galaxy Land? You've got it. I'm even half tempted to set up a PayPal thing on the sidebar if you're willing to take a little dough under the table.
- I liked Mathieu Roy and Jan Hejda tonight. But did anyone else shake their head when Matt Greene was in our top defensive pairing tonight? Yikes. Even the defensive corps of the 1997 playoff edition of the Oilers had more experience on the blueline.
- We may be slowly killing him just in time to miss the playoffs, but Dwayne Roloson is still a .909 goalie.
Wish I had more time to express my hockey feelings, but I gotta log out. Damn.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Posted by mike w at 10:11 PM