Oilers Vs. Blues, March 4 8pm Eastern, GDT: Nedved Era Begins
Well, I'm still not convinced the Oilers will make the dance, but I bet they will entertain us on their way. It would be nice to hurt the Blues' chances, those Weight stealin' varmits! Let's see what Nedved & Dvorak can do together with Torres. The New York line?
It would be nice to hurt the chances of a big spender....win the two VERY winnable games vs. the Blues & Hawks that will get us 70pts. and we have a 99% chance of playing against a 74pt Cowtown team on the 9th. Thats going to be intense.
The Blues are what? Winless in their last 7? I'll be mad as hell if the Oilers find a way to lose this stinker. 5-1 Oilers.
Glad Kevin Lowe addressed the Oilers 2 most pressing needs right now, a gamebreaking centre and goalie. I would be comfortable with a Markkanen/Conklin tandem.
Who gets the nod for the starter? Will Juice be there in time to save us from Salo??? Will Nedved be there? I'm excited I hope he has an immediate impact, maybe scores a goal. I hope he centres Torres and Dvorak.
How I wish, how I wish Doug was here
Hes just one lost soul swimming in a fishbowl year after year
For shame. My girlfriend has become an absolutely rabid Oilers fan since last year's playoffs. I guess I'm just lucky. She doesn't even think it odd that I'm happy to go on only a couple of hours' sleep to catch the East coast games. In fact, she insists.
A girlfriend that's a Vancouver fan.. that's my trouble.
Ah, I'm set there. She grew up a Leaf fan (it's hard not to in Ontario); but I have since converted her.
Allan, she doesn't watch with me because it's too much of a pain in the butt for her to come over to my place (where the NHL Network is); she has a puppy to take care of at home (the one usually pictured in my avatar). On weekends, when she's not as busy, we do watch the Oiler games together; usually very drunk with a group of friends.
Actually, the funny thing about my group of friends (usually 2 couples) is the mix of fans we have. I'm an Oiler fan (well DUH ), my girlfriend is about 90% Oiler fan now I think, but still follows the Leafers, we have a full blown Leafer (the other guys girlfriend), and a Flames fan.
What's even worse is, I live with the guy that is the Flames fan. Makes for AWSOME battle of Albertas in this house 4000 km away from the action. The running bet is that the loser has to wear the others jersey for the whole next day (and I have had to wear that DAMN Flames jersey way too many times this year).
As long as she has a good excuse, I can't say much. I have two young rabbits, so I can't leave for too long myself. If I do, the one we adopted last week starts chewing on everything he can reach, and then they fight. They'll get used to each other soon, but it's a lot of work to introduce territorial animals if you don't want the house destroyed.
Maybe I am reading too much into this but Salo says at the end of the story that they have no idea how long 'Conklin' will be out. In any other story the guys always call him 'Conks'. Has anybody written anything this year about how Salo and Conklin get along or how happy Tommy has been with him as his backup?