The Oilers are saying:
"It's nitty gritty time. This is where players step forward and establish their spots or end up playing elsewhere."
--Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins, from the Oilers' twitter account.
That sounds like a standard coaching shtick from Eakins. Bet you Ryan Martindale would rather be "elsewhere" than playing between Moroz and Abney.
The Opponent is saying:
"I'm confident in our goaltending and I think our goaltending can help us get in the playoffs"
--Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel, from CBC Sports (16 September 2013)
I'm glad Claude Noel is confident that Ondrej Pavelec (.905 SV% in 2013, .906 SV% in 2011-12) can help get the Jets into the playoffs. While this quote comes from an article titled "Jets coach Noel believes goaltending must improve", it's reassuring to know a coach not on the Oilers believes a guy with the league's 60th best SV% in 2013 can help anyone do anything.
Linus Omark - Sam Gagner - Ryan Jones
Ryan Hamilton - Mark Arcobello - Nail Yakupov
Tyler Pitlick - Anton Lander - Jesse Joensuu
Mitch Moroz - Ryan Martindale - Cameron Abney
Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Denis Grebeshkov - Philip Larsen
Oscar Klefbom - Brandon Davidson
Evander Kane - Olli Jokinen - Devin Setoguchi
James Wright - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik
Ivan Telegin - Jim Slater - Anythony Peluso
Eric Tangradi - Eric O`Dell - Carl Klingberg
Grant Clitsome - Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart - Paul Postma
Julian Melchiori - Jacob Trouba
Key matchup: None