Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oilers take on the Panther Cats of Florida

7:00 PM MTN
Webcast: Oilers' site
Radio: 630 CHED

This is the exciting part of the pre-season where we learn the answers to all of our most pressing questions. Do either Michael Frolik or Shawn Matthias have any hope of making the Panthers straight out of Juniors? Do Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton and David Booth have the balls to take this team by its post-Jokinen reins and put up some numbers? Is defenceman Noah Welch a hidden gem? And how about that Cory Murphy? Does he have "jam"?

And oh yeah, there's also an Edmonton Oilers team playing tonight. The Cole-Horcoff-Hemsky line may be of some interest if you're into that kind of thing. Florida will be playing whatever players didn't play last night against Calgary and the Oilers lineup is as follows, per Jason Gregor:

Cole - Horcoff - Hemsky
Moreau - Pisani - Penner
Lerg - Paukovich - McDonald
Lefebvre - Reddox - Schremp

Souray - Visnovsky

Smid - Wild

Chorney - Peckham




(Tomas Vokoun is a maybe.)
Chris Beckford-Tseu
Craig Anderson

What do you guys think of Robbie Schremp or Gilbert Brule so far? It's hard to make much of the last two games, and of course the team hasn't had a practice yet, but I like what I've seen from Brule more, although it's only been a couple of feisty shifts.


Doogie2K said...

Cory Murphy sounds like one of a legion of thoroughly unremarkable mid-90s Oilers.