Sunday, December 4, 2011
Depth Chart: Decemeber 2011 Edition
IR - Hall, Potter, Barker
IR - Hartikainen, Omark, Tyrvainen
The Oilers went 5-8-1 over the month while OKC went 9-3-0, so it was a good month for OKC and not so much for the Oilers. I still think Ales Hemsky has upset the balance of the hockey club. Hemsky, as we all know is a heckuva player, but he just adds to the small skill the team the Oilers already have too much of and not enough players that battle for ice and pucks. OKC is still clipping along very nicely. Philippe Cornet is having a career year potting 15 goals in the first two months. Players such as Brule and Keller have also chipped in often. The OKC defense has stabilized a bit with Chorney back in fold and the promotion of Dylan Yeo from the ECHL. While Khabibulin's and Dubnyk's games have fallen off a bit, Leneveu and Danis have played very well and have been very consistant.
Shopping list: Oilers
- Owen Nolan, 'nuff said....still. Play him with RNH and Hall and play Eberle on the 2nd line and all of the sudden the scoring has more balance to it, along with the fact that Nolan has old man strength. If not Nolan than someone like him, essentially a power forward that can shoot right and shoot often.
- Waterbug Dman. Someone that can skate pucks out of trouble. Lack of mobility has hurt the Oilers at times. Ultimately, a top pairing Dman would be nice but top pairing Dmen don't grow on tress.
Shopping list: OKC
- Enforcer on the farm. Could use someone with a bit of fisticuffs to help Tyrvainen amplify his banging and crashing style.