... Ah, VANCOUVER! Right, there we go. Thanks, ridiculous new jersey.
I kind of feel sorry for Naslund in this photo from the unveiling ceremony. You can tell from the look on his face that he's embarrassed not only for himself, but for everyone in attendance just for being a part of this fashion monstrosity. He looks like some kid in Grade 5 whose mom insisted he wear a turtleneck and blazer to class photo day. Sorry, folks. Not my fault. I'll just go ahead and wait by the bike racks after school so you can all take turns kicking my ass.
How can the Oilers lose to a team in silks like this? Not that our away jerseys are much better, but holy god.
Here's the Oilers lineup, courtesy of the official site:
Anyhow, party starts tonight, 8 p.m. sharp. I'll be attempting to watch the free preview on Centre Ice Online here. Prediction: 4-3 Oilers, with goals from Penner, Cogliano, Hemsky and Jacques. Souray will finish with 13 PIM and a minus-3 and make Rod Phillips cry.
Mike W Update: Some more blather about the captaincy at TSN. The more I think about it, the more it becomes obvious: Ethan Moreau is most likely to be the next Oilers captain. Dudes like Horcoff and Stoll are close, but Moreau seems like the best fit, if past captains are anything to go by.