Sunday, August 13, 2006
Maybe Earl Sleek can do some of that magic he does and mix a Sabres logo with an Oilers.
Because that's what this team is looking like more and more.
A plethora of young fast forwards (do the Oilers even have one over 30?) to come in waves, pressure on the backcheck, attack attack attack.
Now about that D.
My best guess is if anyone looked at the Sabres D before last season they would have been pretty underwhelmed. Lydman. Tallinder. Teppo. Kalinin. Campbell. McKee. A couple of unproven kids. An over the hill Finn with health issues. Who ever heard of Tallinder? McKee? Solid but won't be able to keep up.
You get the picture.
Carolina's too for that matter. Mike Commodore?
An oversimplification? Sure, a little bit.
Do I think the Oil get it done with this D. as presently constituted? Probably not but I think they are closer then we think. Bottom pair will be better then last year's. Three/four look fine.
They need someone to play 20 plus with Gator.
That's what they need. And I think they're going into camp thinking they may have the answer already. I can't see it and I know a lot of other Oiler fans feel the same way.
But if they do.
Oh, Petr Sykora?
This guy is a player.
Posted by Black Dog at 9:32 PM