Monday, October 17, 2011

Flames vs Oilers ROUND 1

Flames vs Oilers

Round 1

Well here we have it, the first meeting of the year between the Alberta rivals. One team is full of hope and youthful excitement. While the other one needs to find their game fast at the start of this six game home stand.

I expect a fast start; Calgary will want to jump on the Oilers who played last night. But with all the youth and it being the battle of Alberta I expect the Oilers to match that excitement. Expect a scrap early, Eager will want to make his presence felt and some are suggesting Leblond will be dressed for the Flames. So expect an early brawl if that is the case, another player to watch is Glencross; always comes to play against his former team and he has been good this year.

Jokinen will have to play against the RNH-Eberle-Hall line. I will watch this closely but in my opinion looking at the match ups, the Oilers should stand little chance against the Flames five on five. Now we all know that means the Flames would have to play to their potential and play a full 60 minutes. Let us hope we don’t see a repeat of the first BOA of last year.

Another return we could see is Brendan Morrison, the veteran center seems ready to go. And if the #1 line struggles early you could see BMo jump in and replace Moss on the first line alongside Iginla and Tanguay. Although having a rusty Morrison centering the not 100% Iginla may not be the best choice.

I can’t wait for the game and a good one it should be, many Oilers fans will mix in the C of red.

GO FLAMES GO

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