There were some good things, and there were some bad things. Hard to get an idea of system play when there's little flow after being shorthanded for most of the game. It's a good thing that there's still two more preseason games and a whole work-week before the start of the regular season - the team clearly needs that practice time, because what we did see was disorganized play for most of the game. They had their moments, though. Penner and Brule's line kept the play simple and their success generated from that because they played within their limits.
I really like seeing Penner and Jacques using their bodies out there. Both of them have energy and confidence that we haven't ever seen them have in Oilers uniforms.
Good to see Cogs good on the dot again; and this time against a full Calgary roster, so that's essentially the competition he'll be facing in the regular season.
__________________ "How many Twix does that make for you today? Like eight Twix?!"
He's shown some good hustle but the trouble is any time we have the puck he looks like he's made of wood.
To say that he has no puck handling ability is understatement.
He just doesn't seem to have the puck handling ability to play in this league.
He'd be a liability in that sense on a 3rd and 4th line who'd be coughing up the cycle.
A better chance that Stone makes the club imo.
No way, dude. Stone was awful. Every time Comrie and O'Sullivan tried to get something going Stone was right there f'ing it up. That guy can't pass the puck to save his life. It's either too hard or too soft and no where near the intended target. You could almost see the relief on the faces of Comrie and O'Sullivan when Quinn finally sent Cogliano out there with them instead of Hands of Stone.