So much negativity. We're only four points out of the playoffs and...oh, who in the hell am I kidding. Let's just put some effort in and not lose to the worst team in the league.
From an effort perspective I'd have the Jackets ahead of us and the Panthers. The Jackets have been to three straight OT games and scored 3 goals against the Blackhawks in one of those contests. If the Oilers bring the same effort level that they brought against the Blues and the Wild the Jackets are going to throttle us.
let's have a night like a good Barons one, when the kids would tear some bunch of scrubs a new one. the team outside them isn't really big of an upgrade over what they had in OKC so that's not going be a problem, and also the opposition is basically AHL with 3-4 decent players. nothing that they hadn't done this season already.
Peckham Eager Brown... I'm betting this will be an entertaining game.
Just have a hunch both teams are going to bring it and this will be one of the better games to watch all season.
Those that choose to stay away thinking this is another **** game between two losers (well it admittedly is )... will be dissapointed to miss this because I think both teams will be playing hard with something to prove.
Columbus got robbed last time these 2 played and will want revenge and the Oil played poorly with little drive or heart last game and I think they'll rebound from that effort.
On paper this game looks like crap... on the ice I think it's going to be an entertaining game.
With that fourth line I picture big hits on the forecheck followed by Smytty picking up the puck behind the net and trying his patented wrap-around. I might just turn the game off for 30 seconds though if that line ends up in the defensive zone and just hope when I turn the game back on they haven't been scored against.
I'd rather see Belanger and Smyth trade places. Unless Yakupov's been told to just ignore Belanger when he has the puck on the Jackets' side of center.