Thursday, July 14, 2011

Opening Day Roster

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe just about everyone under the sun has the Oilers opening day roster figured (or we all believe we have it figured ) and it looks like so:

Hall Nugent-Hopkins Eberle
Smyth Gagner  Hemsky
Paajarvi Horcoff Omark
Eager Belanger Jones
Hordichuk Brule

Whitney Gilbert
Peckham Barker
Sutton Smid



The lines may not be set but the players seem to be.  If Brule is bought out then it leaves an opening for a training camp stand-out.  If not, the only player that I could see possibly squeezing someone out is Jeff Petry.  Anton Lander is probably good enough too but he'll probably get some seasoning in the AHL before his call-up.  The real question is what will the roster look like after game 9.  Will RNH stay or be sent to junior?  Who will replace him on the roster if he does?  We wait and speculate...

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