Friday, October 28, 2005


Oilers Game Day - Dallas

Season Record: 3-6-0 Season Record: 5-3-0

Head-to-Head: 0-1-0 Head-to-Head: 1-0-0

Last Game: 5-3 Loss vs AvsLast Game: 4-5(OT) Loss vs SJ

After suffering a classic Stomach Punch Game three days ago, the Oil is back on the ice tonight in a venue where they have only won 2 of their last 22 games. You read correctly: 2 of their last 22.

Apparently BG gets a seat next to Rod & Morely in the pressbox tonight in order to get a "jolt of energy" from Todd Harvey. I like Todd, but I don't think he's lightning in a bottle.

It also sounds like K-Lowe has been working the phones overtime, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some of our young, cheap talent get traded for an old, expensive has-been. The wolves need to be fed.

Anyway, the good news is that this game is on Tee-Vee, unlike any of the games featuring the defending Stanley Cup finalists.

Predictions? I'll go with a 3-2 Edmonton win - not because I really believe it, but because if I put down what I really think it would just set the stage for an overall grumpy day.

Grumpy addendum: Speaking of grumpy, I really, really dislike this new tendency to embed ads within stories by pretending that they are links to relevant information (e.g., the "goalie" link in this Sun story that actually goes to an ad for some damn e-commerce site--an e-commerce site that I will now actively avoid using). I resent having to look down at my address bar everytime I mouse over what appears to be a link to see whether or not it will go where it purports to go.


My prediction is that Mike Morrison plays the third period.

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