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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Capital Punishment

That's the first time I've used that headline title, but I bet it's been abused in Washington, the US Nations' Capitol, time and time again. But who better to receive it than Marc Staal or the injured Oilers?

No, I take it back, and here's why:

(1) The Oilers have played better in recent run and gun games, and not in defensive games - our box strat finally let up against the Sharks the other day but the Oilers woke up after the Gilbert Brule goal against the Blues. It's only a matter of time until the Oilers have their confidence back up, and with DesLauriers called up it's only a matter of time until Tambellini shakes things up.
(2) The Capitals lost to the Habs and to the Bluejackets on the current losing streak, one a good team, one not so good. This means that this Washington team is good and probably hungry tonight, but not consistent enough to be a shoo-in for the win tonight. If the Oilers can put together wins over New Jersey and New York, then the Oilers may have something here. Mind you, we had Ales Hemsky then, but we'll see.

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