Looks like Jussi Markkanen has gone off to greener pastures, signing with Jokerit of Helsinki in his native Finland. After another disappointing season in 2006-07, the writing was on the wall for Markkanen and his .886 SVP, but we should never forget Dr. Cool's performance in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, where special teams and ill-advised pinches from Oilers defenceman were the real reasons why the Oil fell short of winning the Cup.
As one of Kevin Lowe's few CinO-approved acquisitions this off-season, signing L.A. goaltender Mathieu Garon should solidify the Oilers in net, especially if Dwyane Roloson starts to show his age, but for now, I offer a tip of the puckhat to ol' Juicy. [Mike tips his puckhat]
Meanwhile, it boggles the mind to think that Ty Conklin is still in the NHL, albeit at a dirt cheap price...
Kris Russell, A Molehill.
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