What Is the Tipping Point for the Edmonton Falcons… Er… Oilers?

November 26th, 2009 by Antony Ta Leave a reply »
News came in today that the Los Angeles Kings, hit with a mere 39 man games lost to injury this season, called up Brayden Schenn on an emergency basis after Andrei Loktionov injured his shoulder in the Wednesday match against the Oilers.

Now I understand it's a matter of perspective, but with the Oilers losing 146 man games to injury this season, it's interesting that the Oilers wouldn't have tried anything similar by giving some guys one-game tryouts with the kind of injuries we have seen.

If anybody qualified for this kind of thing, I would think it would be the Oilers.

Think of all the unsigned prospects in the Oilers system that we can finally test out with such an opportunity.

Sure, there was the Torrie Jung emergency scare against the Blackhawks. But with three days between the Kings game and the time the San Jose Sharks came to town, the Oilers had more options than more Falcons callups.

We could pull Linus Omark over for a one-game tryout. Yeah he's under contract to the Moscow Dynamo, but it's just one game and I'm sure the IIHF wouldn't fret over that.

How about Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson? Just to see h ...

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