So.. where to start? Last night Sam Gagner went 4G, 4A for 8P tying Oiler records from the past set by Gretzky and Coffey. I for one believe this accomplishment is in fact greater than doing it twice during the 80’s (as Gretzky did). The game is so different, and to compare the rosters from then and now would be foolish, that didn’t stop Gagner and that’s what makes this one of the most amazing records ever set by an individual player wearing an Oilers-jersey.
This also made Gagner trending. The official Twitter-account Edmonton Oilers tweeted that Gagner was now trending in Canada, I replied Sam Gagner was in fact #1 worldwide which made them retweet me. Obviously that led to a bunch of people retweeting me and all of a sudden I found myself (or well, my Twitter-handle, dohfOs) trending in both Canada and Edmonton.
The funny part, except a Swede making it to the Canada-trending list (last couple of times I’ve seen that happening was perhaps when Zibanejad scored the gold-winning goal in WJC, Alfredsson being ASG-captain and Landeskog getting drafted with the number two pick - I like the company) was that I had a typo in my tweet, my one 15 minutes of fame and I can’t even spell correctly. Tending? Oh ffs.. Good job me. And why did I trend and not this awesome guy (see below)?
Just heard Jason Gregor interview Ales Hemsky. Hemsky explained he could stay in Oil Country, but it’s not in his hands at the moment as he has yet to hear from the Oilers management and he wants to see the terms before saying anything else. Fine, I could see why the management might see the future of this team being on a path without Hemsky in the picture. But seriously, they haven’t even spoken to him yet?! SAY WHAT! That just doesn’t compute, that’s not OK, Hemsky is a top-6 guy, whether you like him or not. He’s a fine player still in his prime. How can you not talk to him about a possible extension? Even if they reckon they might not meet his demands they still NEED to talk to the guy. Hemsky likes it in Edmonton for all I know with his Alberta girlfriend and all. YOU TALK TO HIM! It doesn’t matter whether or not he’s in your plans going forward, you still talk to him! ..and with Hemsky now putting this out there, I just can’t see how Hemsky will be an Oiler coming into the next season, I just can’t.
Which could lead us to the next topic of today. Omark just tweeted he’s back playing again and will return from his injury this Thursday when the OKC Barons head to YYC. I reckon Omark might struggle a bit for the first couple of games, he almost always does when it comes to “the first couple of games”, but I hope he’s back playing for the Oil post trade deadline.
Im ready to play but wont play tonight. Next week on thursday for sure !! #comback— Linus Omark(@Limpanomark) February 3, 2012
Oh, and Lander loves playing in Edmonton he just recently said in a interview. I wonder how long he will remain with the big club though..