Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pre-Game: Rookie Game Oilers vs. Canucks

Hamilton - Nugent-Hopkins - Pelss
Cornet - Lander - Rieder
Tyrvainen - Martindale - Czerwonka
Rajala - Schaber - Pitlick
Abney - Smith - Ferguson

Vannieuwenhuizen - Schmidt
Davidson - Blain
Gernat - Lowery
Marincin - Teubert
Musil - Fedun

Roy to start in goal

Pitlick looks to be featured as a banger on the wing. Not sure why they would they would showcase the likes of Schaber and Smith over Pitlick, Rieder and even Ferguson at center. A real lack of RH shots at forward makes for very difficult for making any kind of line combos. The RH shots at forward I see are Pitlick, Smith and Abney. So much for trying to find a power play. Hamilton-RNH-Pelss should see some success, that line has good dimension. Lander and Rieder could have nice chemistry as well.

Marincin and Teubert should have some success as a pair. Blain and Davidson has good dimension. The pairings in general are pretty solid.

Time to get cracking!

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