Haven't had the time, nor the desire to watch or listen to the pre-season games.
Just been reading newspaper articles, glancing at boxscores, and catching the highlights on Sportscentre.
Not exactly in-depth analysis and ''eyeball observations,'' but who is paying me?
Without further ado, below is my informal hypothesis on the Oilers opening roster against SJ.
Penner Horcoff Hemsky
Torres Stoll Nilsson
Moreau Gagner Pouliot
Sanderson Reasoner Cogliano
*Thorosen sent to the AHL
*Storini Sent to the AHL
*Pisani on the IR
EXT: Grebeshkov, Gilbert
*Note - Trade Greene + Schremp (both overvalued) for a decent goaltender prospect.
*Roy on the IR
Playoff bound roster?
Lets just say I'd be much more comfortable if Pisani comes back earlier than expected, or Mike Johnson is signed upfront. The defence looks like a mess - collection of bottom pairing defencemen that need sheltered minutes. The defence also needs another shut-down defenceman (I'm looking at your, Danny Markov) who can kill penalties and play on ES. Simply put, Matt Greene just doesn't have it in him at this point of his career to log top 4 minutes.