Thursday, November 20, 2008

A desperate move?

Guess who will be playing on the wing tonight against Detroit? Ladislav Smid. Yes he is a defenseman. Yes this is weird. Yes this might be desperation. MacT mentioned this a few days ago that Smid might be a good option up front since he was a big body. Yes, that might be true but putting in someone who isn't a forward against the best team in the league is very dangerous. This can't be a good idea.

In any case, he'll be playing with Pouliot and Brodziak while Stortini and Boulerice get some time in the pressbox while MacT keeps the other three lines in tact from the surprisingly easy win against Columbus 7-2.

I'm not sure what to expect, this team is all over the place. Their powerplay was killer against Columbus, due to better puck movement. As in my previous blog, I mentioned that passing the puck quickly will give Souray a better chance to get his shot away instead of standing stationary. It worked.

I think this game will be closer than the previous game versus Detroit with a chance to win for the Oilers.


Anonymous said...

Ugg. I was hoping for a better game from the guys but they choked.

You know those little Timbit hockey players that play during the break? They're like 4 or 5? They could have beat the Oilers last night. Sad.


Scarlett said...

Maybe the Oil need to start scouting them? Geez, this team is a mess. Now that they have a big bag of home games coming up, we'll see what they're really made of. They can't use the "we're on a major road swing" anymore if they keep losing. Our eyes are on you now!!!