You know, I'm an Oiler fan and I love this board, but it's becoming very clear we are now becoming a rip center like other fan boards.
Too bad, this used to be a nice place to drop in.
Horcoff is having a terrible time battling the puck, but I think Smyth is doing pretty well. He seems to have good chemistry with Salmelainen. As for Hemsky, it sounds like he's reviewing his conversation with MacTavish everytime he touches the puck.
Give the Oilers credit, they've managed to garner at least one point in a very tough building. That's a victory in itself considering how bad the first line has been tonight. Hemsky and Horcoff maybe saw one shift the whole 3rd period, and it was a crap shift at that.
Wimpy....I know you're rewarding good play, but I don't think ya can send out Moreau and Reasoner at the end there, gotta put the big guns out there, especially because they're more likely to be fresh at that point.
Weird hockey game. Alot of good things and alot of bad things. I don't think either team played particularly well. We definately have a more interesting forward picture with Sarno and Salmelainen in there.
Good game.. I understand why MacT is going with Moreau/Reasoner out there for the PP but I think you have to put Smyth and Dvorak out there. I was praying Dvorak would be out there in the last minute.. his shot and puck moving abilities really would have helped. You should always score on a 4on3! :mad:
I just hope Isbister's OK. That was a sick hit he took.
Hemsky's really struggling out there right now, he's forcing passes that aren't there and that +/- is starting to look ugly. Hopefully he'll snap out of it, or better yet - he and Smyth can get a real 1st line center soon. Even Stefan would look better between them right now.