The Oilers have their second last pre-season game tonight when the blue shirts visit Rexall Place in Edmonton. The New York Rangers are coming off a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames last night as they continue their west coast trip in the pre-season. Isn’t it odd that an east coast team would make a trip through the west during the pre-season?
Tonight’s game is being broadcast on TSN meaning any Canadian Oilers’ fan will be able to watch the game instead of having to fight the online stream through the website. And only one more week until the puck drops on another Oilers season. Plenty of questions still surround this team and it’s roster, answers that will come over the course of the next week or so. We’ve already seen the team bring Steve MacIntyre back into the fold and just this morning they placed Linus Omark on waivers.
Will the team deal for a centerman before October 1st or will they stay in house to bridge the gap? What will the club do with the plethora of defenseman they currently have, the majority who can play at the NHL level? Such in depth questions but for now we’ll have to enjoy tonight’s game and wait for the answers as the week plays out.
Anyway, on to the lineups, courtesy of the Oilers official website.