Archive for January, 2010

Wheels are off…

Posted: January 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

There isn’t much to say that hasn’t been said.  Everyone in the blogosphere is totally encapsulated in the great suckitude that is the Edmonton Oilers franchise.  The Mighty Quinn, Tom Renney, et al have no answers to the present questions.
The positive about Hemsky and Khabibulin being out for the season allows us to see things about everyone else.  Penner can be a leader.  Gagner has great skill and can be a top 6 forward.  Brule is an effective player.

There are downsides.  Things like Jeff Deslauriers, who I never thought would be an NHL starter is proving me right.  Dubnyk needs more time.  Moreau needs to go.  Pisani isn’t healthy enough to be an NHLer.  Pouliot is terrible.

Oddly though, the management of this team things they can retool.  (Who in Sam Blazes suggests that we need Jagr?)  Katz needs to but out, Lowe should go, Tambellini should get 1 year to show what he can do with his hands untied…(And if he has had some control, then he should be jettisoned as well).

Pendergast should be gone.  He has been in charge of draft and development for long enough to know that we don’t have enough quality in our franchise.

Problem is, most of it likely won’t happen.

It’s going to be a rough ride.  Literally.