Oilers (and their prospects) outshot in 6 of the 7 games so far and 222-173 overall... sure it's just the preseason with a bunch of non-NHL players but would be nice if that stat wasn't always so one-sided.
Larsen's assist was a great heads up play. I also liked some of the plays gags was making (behind the back pass comes t mind). Yak was decent, but is most definitely a defensive liability at this point in his career. Omark just does not have the size he needs to play the type of game he is trying to play. And last but not lest, I loved Jone's work ethic.
We should also remember that the big decisions on who makes the team are usually made in the last two games. At this point everyone's just kind of shaking off the rust. I don't think Larsen or Omark are going anywhere for a while.
He was doing some good things out there but he wasn't as impressive as his last game, I'm thinking he is pretty much a lock for the team. He provides elements that aren't really duplicated by anyone else on the team.
Larsen was awful all game. I went to eat, and now people are saying he played well?
Well, he did outscore Grebeshkov, so...
He moves the puck well and played a crucial role in our only 2 goals of the night. He's what Grebs should be right now. If we paired him with N. Schultz IMO that'd be a solid 3rd pairing.
Originally Posted by harpoon
Did you catch a feed Bryan? Winnipeg site feed worked great for me all game. And they actually had announcers who called the play. So once again I have to thank the opposition side for providing me with the entertainment.
Really? He had three good shifts there in the third, but the rest of what I've seen has been pretty meh. I guess at least he hasn't been getting schooled like Grebs. I don't see how Grebs makes the team. He skates real good, but his anticipation of what might happen in the d-zone is not nearly at the NHL level. Is he really an upgrade over Foster or Barker or Whitney?
I did watch the game, Grebs reminds me of Barker right now, unless he really picks up his game he is playing like garbage.
Larsen fits the "PMD whos bad at D" better than Grebs
Omark didnt have a good game. But his compete level is always there, and on the boards he is still good. I want to see him play 2 more preseason games and 1 or 2 regular season games before writing him off and sending him off in a boat to siberia.
I also think Joensuu is pretty close to passing Jones on the depth chart.
Klefbom looked solid out there. Nothing outstanding, but he still may have rust. I think its a given hes AHL bound for a bit
Heres to hoping Belov is a adequate bottom pairing guy