Proud to say I was there.
Also proud to say I started, and was a big part of, multiple "crawwwwwwford" chants.
Hell, I almost took a picture for Replacement of the crowd to see how many seats weren't empty!
Whatta night. Best game I've ever been to!
McKenzie makes some interesting points regarding Gagner; says if you play RNH-Eberle-Hall together, Sam lost in shuffle.
Needs to be the 2nd C but needs to (duh!) play with talented wingers.
The top 6 of the soon to be future
Just need to fill in the ????? With some players with size/skill/physical players
Hopefully PRV / pitlick / Hamilton can straighten out there games and fill in the question marks
RNH and ebs have chemistry ...maybe hall and gags as well could be a nice combo....then put all the eggs in one basket for he pp, but split them up to make it harder to shut down just 1 line.
Just read through the Game-Day-Thread, wow I'm just speechless. If Gagner gains consistency, the Oilers will have a great 1-2 punch in RNH and Gagner. Historical performance, absolutely speechless and I speak for all hockey fans.
When RNH comes back Gagner goes back to wing so Horcoff (he of the -2 tonight) can reclaim his comfy spot.
you see, this is what i just don't get.... why the HELL can't horcoff move to the wing? he could still stake faceoffs if that is the reason.... even though it's not really a good reason as horcoff and gagner have almost the exact same faceoff % this year, but i will admit horcoff takes the harder draws... why is horcoff still this teams defacto 2nd line center, when he is absolutely TERRIBLE? i'm not saying gagner is the cats pajamas after one big game, but he's clearly better than horcoff at 75% of the game at this point
horcoff is a veteran and should be able to make the transfer fairly easily you would think
I'm so happy for Sam that I, too, got a little emotional on the 8th point.
Tonight the little, slow man gets to be king of the world. KING OF THE WORLD! 8 points in one game is just so completely ridiculous. He was dishing and finishing. Completely nuts. People will talk about it for years.
But it can't be lost in the shuffle how dirty Hall and Eberle were in the third. Dirty, dirty boys... As the Oilers poured it on the moves got more and more mindblowing. Those last two goals were so dirty. I'm so excited, I'm going to watch highlights all night.
On the minus side, screw Hemsky-Horcoff-Smyth. Leave that crap together on the 3rd line and don't let them contaminate the other lines. Holy cow they were complete junk tonight. Especially Smyth and Horc. Hemsky tries, you can tell he wants to roll like Eberle, Hall and RNH but he's not those guys. His body's not there anymore and he doesn't have the hockey sense of those guys.