How bad has the Oilers season been so far? Take a gander at this: I'm fairly certain the last time the Coyotes franchise was better than good ol' our town was the 1979 Avco Cup. The Jets are being lead by Shane Doan and Radim "The Dream" Vrbata, who has suddenly almost become a point-a-game player (and to think, last year he was a desperate, waiver-wire pick-up in the hockey bloggers pool). In goal, cast-away Ilya Bryzgalov's .925 save percentage is a solid 10 points better than the man he wasn't good enough to back up in Anaheim. Black is white, up is down, et cetera.
In happier news, though, Shawn Horcoff has officially made the Western Conference All-Star Team. Congratulations to Horcoff, but I can't help but think that's a suspect pick-up by the all-stars: what they really need is a legitimate first-line centre.
Anyway, I refuse to believe Phoenix is actually a good team, or in any case, better than us. In fact, I'm so confident, I'm going to call a regulation win, lead by 2 points from our resident All-Star. Goilers.
Kris Russell, A Molehill.
2 weeks ago