I really hope we get Schultz back. probably won't, I imagine he will play in Calgary at the earliest. While his defence has been suspect I think he drives the offence alot more than people think. He has one of the best first passes in the NHL.
I know everyone is expecting us to get slaughtered by the Sharks...and honestly that is pretty likely.
BUT! I could totally see us squeeking out a terrible win like what Calgary almost just managed to do vs them while being outshot 35-13.
It wont be deserved..but we will get to hear about "progress" and how we are ready to "turn the corner" and "build" off of this and all that stuff.
It wouldn't be the Oilers way to completely disappoint us after the week we had. No...noooo, we need to have a little bit of hope before it is yanked away from us. We will win and then we will proceed to get smoked 6-0 by Calgary on CBC. Guaranteed.
If we pro-rate last season's record to 82 games, do the same to this season's so far and add that to the previous 3 years of finishing 30, 30, 29, this team must be en route to breaking a record for the worst 5 consecutive seasons ever.
Now with MacT's comments about wanting a "big, fast defenseman" it's time to wait for another bottom pairing guy with questionable upside to be acquired. Bottom line is we need a new management team to come in and clean house, and take this team in whatever direction they think they should. I would have taken Burke here in a heartbeat. He'd at least make things interesting.
Oh yeah, Sharks game. Might as well write the L down already.