Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Oleg's Second Playoff Shot

Not Gary Roberts is in for Eaves tonight, and we'll see just how Abraham Muckler's impulse pickup at the trade deadline fares. To (Muckler's) credit, having the experience of 26 playoff games and 3 goals (including a Game 5 OT winner in the final) to come in off the shelf is not too bad all things considered. Would Josh Hennessy or Brian McGrattan provide anyone comfort in a critical road game, knowing the threats Pittsburgh can ice? (Note that LeGG has played a whopping five minutes in the first three games of the series). A real win-win when you consider Saprykin's bones would be bleaching in the Arizona sun had he (along with Comrie) not been saved from playoff purgatory by a benevolent Senators GM.

He somehow wound up playing with Iginla and Nilson, whacking away at a rebound to put the Flamers back in control of their series. Just the kind of goal we're going to need tonight.

If he can chip in a little and stay out of the box, more power to him. But if he has a rough outing, look for more of the familiar three word tribute to Ottawa's senile general manager filling the BoO comment section.

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