Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What My Pre-season Line-ups Would Look Like and My Predicted Opening Night Roster

These would be my line-ups for the pre-season...

Game #1

Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano
Schremp-Pouliot-Brule
Goulet-Lerg-Eberle
Paukovich-O'Marra-McMorrow

Peckham-Chorney
Grebeshkov-Gibert
Wild-Bisaillon

Deslauriers
Roloson

Game #2

Cole-Horcoff-Hemsky
Trukhno-Pouliot-Eberle
Potulny-Brodziak-Brule
Reddox-Sestito-Benson

Smid-Staios
Peckham-Strudwick
Maslonka-Chorney

Dubnyk
Pitton

Game #3

Schremp-Potulny-Penner
Moreau-Brodziak-Pisani
Reddox-Sestito-Stortini
Trukhno-O'Marra-McMorrow

Souray-Visnovski
Smid-Young
Wild-Bisaillon

Garon
Deslauriers

Cuts: Maslonka, Sestito, Pitton, Lerg, Bisaillon, O'Marra

Game #4

Penner-Horcoff-Hemsky
Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano
Schremp-Pouliot-Eberle
Reddox-Brule-Stortini

Peckham-Staios
Grebeshkov-Gilbert
Smid-Chorney

Roloson
Dubnyk

Game #5

Moreau-Brodziak-Cole
Schremp-Pouliot-Penner
Trukhno-Brule-Potulny
Paukovich-Reddox-Benson

Wild-Chorney
Souray-Visnovski
Smid-Strudwick

JDD
Roloson

Cuts: Reddox, Trukhno, Wild, Paukovich, Benson, Eberle, Dubnyk

Game #6

Cole-Horcoff-Hemsky
Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano
Schremp-Pouliot-Penner
Potulny-Brule-McMorrow

Peckham-Visnovski
Smid-Strudwick
Souray-Staios

Garon
JDD

Game #7

Cole-Horcoff-Hemsky
Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano
Moreau-Brodziak-Pisani
Schremp-Pouliot-Penner

Souray-Visnovski
Grebeshkov-Gilbert
Peckham-Staios

Roloson
Deslauriers

Final cuts: Potulny, Chorney, Brule, Smid


BBO's predicted opening night roster...

Cole-Horcoff-Hemsky
Nilsson-Gagner-Cogliano
Moreau-Brodziak-Pisani
Schremp-Pouliot-Penner
Stortini, McMorrow

Souray-Visnovski
Grebeshkov-Gilbert
Peckham-Staios
Strudwick

Garon
JDD (when Roli gets moved, if he doesn't, then McMorrow is in Springfield)
Roloson


Potulny gets sent down because Schremp, Brule, and Eberle make him expendable and it would allow us to carry a legit heavyweight on the team.

Peckham proves to be too good to pass up and Smid gets some needed time to hone his game at the AHL level.

Deslauriers shows enough for the Oilers to actively look to deal Roloson.


Thanks to theoil from HF boards for bringing to my attention that there was a minimum # of veterans that teams have to dress.

Edited on 9/17/08

3 comments:

Bob Arctor said...

You think Andrew Perugini didn't play well enough to warrant a second look?

Jonathan said...

I'll seond the Perugini comment and then ask why Mathieu Roy doesn't get into any preseason games.

Bryanbryoil said...

Perugini, Pitton, Fisher, etc. will have a tough time getting into more than 1 game because Garon, Roloson, and Deslauriers all need to be sharp, and the Oilers need to evaluate Dubnyk as well.

As for Mathieu Roy, at this point I wouldn't waste time on this guy. Waive him and hope for his sake and ours that he's claimed. He has fallen so far down the depth chart that unless we need PB fodder not named Strudwick, it makes no sense to keep him around. I'd probably rather carry 6 d-men, 14 forwards, and 3 goalies than carry Roy on the roster.

Again this would be if I was running camp. The roster however is my prediction on how I think it will play out.