The Edmonton Oilers will play their final game of the pre-season on Friday and while it’s being designated as a home game, it will take place in Oklahoma City. Their opponents, the Dallas Stars could have a loyal following given the geography but we can still expect a vocal group supporting the Oilers with OKC being the home to the AHL affiliate Barons.
It also marks the first time the Oilers and Stars will meet since hooking up for a trade that sent former Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff to Big D in exchange for blue liner Philip Larsen; who’s looked impressive in camp and is expected to make the club with a pair of injuries on the back end.
At the time of this post, it was not reported if Horcoff would be in the Stars lineup but with the regular season just five days away, it’s likely that Dallas will want to get most of their regulars one more exhibition game in.
I have to send my apologies for posting this lineup a day early. The preferred method is to have it out on game-days but with Bob Stauffer tweeting the projected lines as a result of this morning’s practice, I took the chance to post a day early. That and the fact that I’m off for a golf tournament all weekend that starts tomorrow, I wanted the readers to have the option of the lineup, even if it is a day early.