Saturday, September 29, 2007

Game Day Thread

The barest of all Game Day threads, but I've been working all day in the corporate press release factory on Bay Street, so there isn't much time. Tonight's last preseason game is a home match up against the Canucks, and at least for me, it's available on Centre Ice.

This is the "battle for the last spot on defence" game, as all of bubble players are suited up on D while the veterans get a rest. I guess it's also fair to say that this could be Anson Carter's last shot to make the team. If anyone else is watching, feel free to join me in making inane blogger comments like "Torres seems faster this year," "I wish I was a professional hockey player" or "MacT's wearing a nice tie tonight."
The lineup:
27 Dustin Penner - 10 Shawn Horcoff – 83 Ales Hemsky
14 Raffi Torres - 16 Jarret Stoll - 12 Robert Nilsson
8 Geoff Sanderson - 13 Andrew Cogliano - 78 Marc Pouliot
28 Patrick Thoresen – 89 Sam Gagner – 33 Anson Carter

26 Denis Grebeshkov – 2 Matt Greene
23 Dick Tarnstrom - 36 Mathieu Roy
5 Ladislav Smid - 77 Tom Gilbert

35 Dwayne Roloson - 32 Mathieu Garon

Goil.

42 comments:

mike w said...

This news is tough to swallow, but the Canucks are already up 1-0, thanks to that freaky-looking Henrik Sedin.

mike w said...

Anson Carter on the PK!?

mike w said...

...and Matt Greene shoots the puck over the glass. Can we trade him for Jason Smith?

garnet said...

I'm at the office. This "real time" update things on the NHL's site (http://www.nhl.com/scores/index.html) is almost useful, but not quite. Oops, 2-0

Black Dog said...

Pouliot has half of the Oilers' shots - maybe he is waking up? Probably too late.

Ratpack said...

Hey I'm in edmonton, and I can watch it on Centre Ice

mike w said...

Well, Penner got a goal. That buys him about 20 minutes of people not talking about his inflated salary...

Loxy said...

That team from that other city has ugly jerseys.

mike w said...

Can someone please kindly re-explain the Luongo trade to me again?

mike w said...

CONGRATULATIONS Robert Nilsson and Andrew Cogliano, you have won the keys to our feeble city!

Whoo!

mike w said...

Are you kidding me? Gagner must really hate London, Ontario.

Loxy said...

Hey, Andrew Cogliano, call me!

(Sorry Marty)

Darien said...

Wow MacT really is wearing a nice tie tonight.

mike w said...

I like Northlands burgers.

Loxy said...

F

another mike w said...

them burgahs have gotten much better, yes they have. at the JM cup a while back I had a fine burgah, with fresh lettuce and tomatoes even. i was very pleased with my purchase of such a fine burgah, yes i was...

so if the Oil go 6-1 in the preseason, will TSN actually start mentioning them on that there television station again?

mike w said...

Jesus, go away to make a sandwich and The Most Unlikeable People In Hockey score two quick goals for the Canucks.

mike w said...

Another reason to hate people that live in Vancouver: they call their goalie "Bobby Loo."

Temujin said...

Rypien gets five for that? Yergh! I hope Roy is okay, but it's not like Rypien was really charging him.

Roy saw him and turned into the boards!

He went into the boards pretty awkward... hope he's gonna be alright.

mike w said...

Yeah, Roy turned, almost ducking, and made himself more vulnerable.

But with all of the Steve Downie stuff I can see whay they called it a major.

Hope Roy is alright.

mike w said...

Arrrgh.

Temujin said...

Poor Garon. His Save% and GAA is gonna suck, but it ain't really his fault.

Go Nucks! :-)

Temujin said...

Luuuuuuuuuuu! An enormous save!

hehehe

mike w said...

Temujin, your team is nothing without the help of that poodle skirt-wearing goaltender of yours, Bobbi Loo.

Temujin said...

That's "Mr" Bobbi Loo to you, sir.

What do you think of Cogliano?

mike w said...

HORCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC.

Temujin said...

Horcoff, grrr! This one aint over yet :)

Temujin said...

I'm going to call Krajicek with the empty netter!

mike w said...

As for Cogliano, his hockey sense and unexpected nose for the net have been a revelation in this year's training camp.

With all of these new young guns making the team, tracking Robbie Schremp's progress feels almost retro at this point.

mike w said...

Hey Temujin, what's the deal with that Raymond dude on the Canucks?

Anonymous said...

Don Taylor should be put to death.

Anonymous said...

Just as soon as they're done with the colour guy.

mike w said...

piano wire? firing squad? ice pick in the brain stem?

mike w said...

BAH

Temujin said...

I dunno what's up with him, hadn't heard much before tonight but he sure looked impressive. But at the same time, I could probably look like a star playing alongside the Sedins.

He's from Calgary... :-0

Temujin said...

And Don Taylor rules all. I often pray to Garry Valk and it brings me comfort.

Still no word on Roy :(

Mike said...

Mike W, have you ever been to London, Ontario? Of course Sam Gagner hates it. I despise every moment that I'm stuck in that town. Why, God, did they have to put a law school there?

Anonymous said...

Listening on the radio and from others who are watching, loved the images I had of opponents bouncing off Pennzoil (apparently that's the nickname Penner has in the locker room - I like it). I see Samwise being used for Gagner and I hope it doesn't stick, he deserves better. I loved the character in the movie, our Sam is wise (especially for his age), but please no.

Still think having 'Vancouver' on their uniforms is bad, bad, bad.
Slipping Garon in the third was puzzling. I'm wondering if it was a little test, to see how well he does jumping in cold.

Sure sounds like Cogs and Nilsson really clicked. Nice, nice.

Well, that was nice of the Oilers to give Carter some playing time before the real season begins. And against his old team no less.

Hope Roy is okay. Kid has had a tough TC. Jebus.

Anonymous said...

The new Oil jerseys are embarrasing. I keep on hearin the pajama comments, and its hard not to feel the same way. Just another step down for us...

the sieve said...

No cause for alarm. It's only the preseason.

Right, Chris?

(Sorry, man. I couldn't let it slide twice.)

PunjabiOil said...

Just wanted to say, very nice blog. Very professional looking. I'll be giving it more looks in the future

Loxy said...

CIO = Professional?

While we're at it...
Hot Oil = Classy?