I didn't get to watch this game. Purcell had that one good year with the Lightning, but he has pretty much failed since joining the Oilers. So you think having Draisaitl would fit best as a 3rd line center as opposed to a first line center in the AHL? Eichel is one up on McDavid if anyone is keeping score. Thanks for the write -up.
Oh I'm keeping score alright! I have Eichel on my Fantasy Team. Eichel's first goal was a thing of beauty. Give McDavid a few games to get used to the NHL regular season. Talbot played well from the few moments of the game I was watching in between intermissions. Talbot kept them in that game. Talbot will be a real plus for the Oilers this season. He will keep them in games.
I only caught a bit of the game. What I was watching most was if the Oilers could play TMac's system, McDavid and Talbot. TMac's system is going to take some work for these kids. A few seemed contact shy. And they were out of synch. Reminded me of any game with TMac coaching the Sharks with the lead in the 3rd period. McDavid. One thing about him caught my attention most. His jets. MAN can that kid skate. At one point, I was thinking, wow he is pretty fast, then he actually turned it on high