The Oilers are staggering into tonight's match against Minnesota, seemingly the 37th game we've played against the Wild this season. This is automatically a tape-and-fast-forward-later situation, as I happened to make the mistake of glancing at our starting defensive corps:
Mathieu "Mind Fog" RoyHuh. We're one more injury from calling up some smoke and hot doorknobs. And now rumour has it that Ales Hemsky may not be in the game tonight, and is almost certainly not 100% with an upper body injury.
The question I have is: what will it take for Kevin Lowe to make a trade? Pitkanen, Greene and Souray aren't coming back anytime soon, and the Oilers have an abundance of forward prospects that are on the cusp of being NHL players. I don't expect this team to make the playoffs, but there's a difference between rebuilding and not plugging glaring holes. As with last year, I'm not interested in watching a blue line full of Junior players and Lowe should have enough professional pride in not handing three extra-high picks to Anaheim in next year's draft.
Anyway, um, Goilers.