After a wave of cuts and some split squad action, the Oilers will take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Rexall Place.
Vancouver Canucks @ Edmonton Oilers
22 SEP 2011 – 7:00 MDT
Click ‘more’ to see Edmonton’s lines and some other rubbish
Your Oilers Tonight – Lines courtesy 630 CHED
Smyth – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Hall – Gagner – Pitlick
Paajarvi – Horcoff – Omark
Hordichuk – House -Petrell
Smid – Gilbert
Peckham – Petry
Chorney – Plante
- Lines 1 and 2 will bring home the turkey if you bring home the bacon. RNH is centred between your main man Smytty and Jordan Eberle, while Gagner gets to play nice with Taylor and Tyler. Horcoff will be in between the Swedish contingent, and line four will feature a getup of what I’d like to call “Players who will play when Ben Eager can’t”. Eager still recovers from a concussion and whiplash he sustained while playing in the Joey Moss Cup on Sunday. Let’s see if Darcy Hordichuk means what he said earlier this offseason. Looking over Vancouver’s defence for tonight, I’d be surprised if team didn’t get more of their fair share of scoring chances.
- Not sure if the team is going to split duties between Yann Danis and Devan Dubnyk, but if Dubnyk can stop more than three shots in ten, he should be fine. I’d also be interested in seeing Danis play the whole way through.
- The Edmonton Oilers’ defence on opening night is 1.5 injuries away from what you’ll see tonight. Paging Chris Campoli, Bryan McCabe, or Steve Staios?
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