Friday, October 27, 2006
Well, what can be said.
The Oilers were not ready to play.
They know it.
Goaltending was shoddy.
Smith and Tjarnqvist a -6 combined.
Horcoff and Smyth a -4 combined.
The only good thing that can be taken is that Pisani, who was flying against the Ducks, finally got his first.
Dennis at IOF has commented from the beginning that his biggest worry was the Oilers on the road this year, when they can't hide their weaknesses.
That is a problem but I think Horcoff touched on the bigger one. This team has gotten away from the style that made them successful on the road last year in the last two games.
They have been seduced, slightly anyhow, by the increase in skill on the roster, and what was a pretty good start. They have forgotten that without some work and grit, any team can beat any team on any given night.
They found that out the hard way yesterday.
Posted by Black Dog at 8:59 AM