While you have been waiting for lunch hour to arrive, Jason Gregor and Robin Brownlee have been hard at work down at RX1, gathering intel on the rebel forces.
And while you have been thinking about the delicious burritos and refreshing soft drinks soon to hit your lips, the Oilers have seemingly settled on line-up combinations that should take effect until 0:29 into the first period on Saturday night when they will be shuffled immediately.
Here is the lineup as of this morning:
Jacques — Horcoff — Hemsky
O’Sullivan — Comrie — Stone
Penner — Brule — Cogliano
Moreau — Gagner — Stortini
The End of Schremp
The big news from Gregor this morning to the Nation via your ol’ pal Wanye is that Reddox and Schremp have been placed on waivers. For those among us who have had a torrid love affair with #88 these past few years, you will be horrified to learn he is now a member of the New York Islanders.
Schremp was unable to deliver the goods in his first Training Camp under the new regime. Somewhere MacT is reading the news and laughing aloud. “Told you he wasn’t NHL material,” he is saying and stroking his fine mane of silver hair.
On behalf of Oilers fans we shall offer this morning prayer to the Gods of Hockey:
Dear Gods of Hockey,
With your hockey hair and missing teeth,
And your ability to “always give 110%”
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please don’t let Rob Schremp to turn out to be a star in the NHL and make the Oilers look like idiots for letting him go.