For a second preseason GDB in a row we are going to defer making any judgements about the quality of ice hockey being played by the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club thus far. Nor, will we discuss our level of excitement/non-excitement about the play of some of the players who may or may not be on the roster.
Instead we will shake off the earlier prediction of the Oracle Lowetide who called the Oilers to come in 13th in the Western Conference this year and show you footage of Beyonce crashing a block party recently. For you see no one is going to crash our mental block party right now.
Not rational Lowetide. Not the shaking hips of Beyonce doing some sort of line dance in the middle of the street. No one.
We will keep our uncontainable excitement to ourselves until our season predictions which will be right around the corner.
Ladies and Gentlemen the rosters:
Magnus Paajarvi (91) – Sam Gagner (89) – Ales Hemsky (83)
Dustin Penner (27) – Andrew Cogliano (13) – Gilbert Brule (67)
Liam Reddox (85) – Colin Fraser (16) – Ryan Jones (28)
Alexandre Giroux (12) – Ryan O’Marra (42) – Colin McDonald (57)
Ladislav Smid (5) – Alex Plante (48)
Taylor Chorney (41) – Tom Gilbert (77)
Richard Petiot (37) – Kurtis Foster (26)
Jeff Deslauriers (38)
Martin Gerber (29)
FORWARDS: Mikkel Boedker, Eric Belanger, Paul Bissonnette, Vernon Fiddler, Lauri Korpikoski, Petr Prucha, Taylor Pyatt, Lee Stempniak, Viktor Tikhonov, Kyle Turris, Scottie Upshall, Kyle Wellwood.
DEFENSEMEN: Adrian Aucoin, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Maxim Goncharov, Derek Morris, David Schlemko, Keith Yandle.
GOALTENDERS: Ilya Bryzgalov, Jason LaBarbera.
(Note: The Oilers website doesn’t have the lines broken down as of this afternoon. Slackers.)
(Note 2: Yes, we called them slackers though we are copying their homework.)