Friday, August 11, 2006


It looks as though Petr Sykora will be an Oiler as early as today, reports TSN. Sykora signed a 1-year deal today, but it is pending on an MRI that is to be done on his groin.
His best years were with the Devils in the late 90's, but has somewhat faltered ever since. His injuries are adding up as well.
In Edmonton, he could find his scoring touch back on a consistent level. One thing is for sure, Edmonton's second unit just got a lot better, as Sykora is an upgrade from Radek Dvorak!


At August 11, 2006 at 11:39 a.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Now Edmonton can find out first-hand the Lupul-Sykora redundancy.

Two guys with a wicked shot, a mediocre commitment to defense, a tendency to take mind-crippling hooking penalties, and a general distaste for one GM Brian Burke.

Differences: Sykora can play the point on the PP and is generally better dressed.

In the 2003 SCF run, half of Sykora's goals came in the 2nd OT or later. I'm not sure if that's a good sign or not.

At August 11, 2006 at 1:36 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Rumour has it, he's afraid to tell his wife where he just signed.
I can see it now... wife hates Edmonton (who doesn't) and he gets traded back to Anaheim. Start praying she likes grubby cold cities, Earl. lol

At August 11, 2006 at 7:12 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Let me defend Edmonton. It may be fecking cold, but it is a fun place to party! I hug Gretzky's statue every time I see it.


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