ENS Gameday Preview: Oilers @ Wild


Ugh, hell.

I’m still sick and Hank’s checked out, so I can look you in the eyes and promise you that this game day blog, the blogs that are supposed to get you jacked up for Oilers hockey, is 100 percent brought to you by “nobody gives a shit.”


Here’s what we know: No Nurse. No Davy. No Klefbom. No Gryba. Possibly no Sekera? By process of elimination, that leaves us with: Mark Fayne, Jordan Oesterle, Adam Clendening, Nikita Nikitin, Adam Pardy and Griffin Reinhart.


I can’t.

What Needs To Happen

Not this:


What Can’t Happen



At least either Clendening, Nikitin or both will be dressed tonight, so fuck. Good thing it’s new Friday, $3 pints at the Beer Factory.

What Will Happen

In all likelihood we’re going to get blown out the windows tonight. There is a real possibility that we’re going with five defenseman who’ve played a combined 60 games for us this season tonight. If you add Mark Fayne slowly into the equation that brings us to a total of 116 games for the Edmonton Oilers between six defensemen. Dear God. Buffalo would be jealous of this tank job if it was intentional, except it’s not. We’re trying to win hockey games and dressing that Sunday morning turbo donair shit of a lineup because everyone is hurt…because Edmonton.

Anyways Oilers win 6-3. Connor has never gone three games in a row without a point in his NHL career, so he gets back on the board tonight with four further burying elite center Sam Bennett down the rookie leaderboard. Big Rig gets one.


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