Edmonton Oilers at L.A. Kings 8:30 pm Mountain, TV: PPV
Just trying to make sense of the dog's breakfast that is the current Oilers lineup. Every time the game's been on, and I've managed to lift my head from all of the crying fits, I've only ever noticed Toby Petersen carrying the puck.
Toby Petersen at even strength, Toby Petersen on the power play, Toby Petersen on defence, Toby Petersen folding towels with Joey Moss in the locker room, Toby this, Toby that... Arrgh! I'm actually starting to think that this Toby Petersen "person" is actually the devil, mocking me for even watching the pointless last quarter of the season. No wonder I rake the keyboard at night, leaving drunken comments on this blog.
Basically half of the team is injured or has the flu, not including the two players we traded for prospects, so there's no mystery behind this 7-game skid. Most fans, and possibly the Oilers themselves, are openly hoping for the Oilers to lose so that the team has a shot at the 5th pick in next June's draft (Patrick Kane? Kyle Turris?). So with that in mind: anyone shelling out $11.95 for tonight's PPV matchup against the Kings? Some silver lining: Matt Greene and MA Pouliot are playing well, and I really like this Zach Stortini fellow. Little worried that Patrick Thoresen will disappear back to Norway if he doesn't pot a goal by season's end, but I've liked his hustle all season long. Anyway, I have NHL Centre Ice, so it looks like I'll be watching the game like a total dupe.