The Flames and Oilers are on diametric ends of the spectrum early in the season, and as such, it's the first time in years that I'm actually scared the Flames might lose.
Brent Sutter has basically been doing everything wrong to start the year, so it's going to be interesting where Brendan Morrison ends up tonight-will Brent remain stubborn and stupid and keep sending David Moss, Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay out against other teams' top competition or will he lean upon the vaunted (using that loosely) OMG line? Also in the catigory of "Brent, you absolute bloody moron": PL3 plays tonight while Roman Horak sits. Time for Horak to go back to the AHL (but knowing the Flames, they'll let him rot in the press box for at least another 10 games).
Lines after the jump.
Alex Tanguay-David Moss-Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross-Olli Jokinen-Lee Stempniak
Niklas Hagman-Brendan Morrison-Rene Bourque
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond-Matt Stajan-Tim Jackman
Mark Giordano-Scott Hannan
Chris Butler-Jay Bouwmeester
Derek Smith-Cory Sarich
Ryan Jones-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth-Shawn Horcoff-Lennart Petrell
Magnus Paajarvi-Eric Belanger-Linus Omark
Ben Eager-Anton Lander
Ryan Whitney-Tom Gilbert
Cam Barker-Ladislav Smid
Andy Sutton-Corey Potter
As Always, Go Flames Go. GET EM.