Tonight's "NHL" game between Toronto and Edmonton is between the second last and last place teams in the NHL. The Maple Leafs are captain-less, set out on a rebuild that isn't based on dumb luck, while the Oilers "are serious this time, one more lotto pick then we'll buckle down and rebuild.", because it's always the 4th 1st overall pick that guarantees success.


Now that I shouted the basic info at you, let's go back to what we're here for, Mocking the Oilers. The Maple Leafs are heading to what is probably one of the least anticipated stops on the western road trip, Edmonton. Cold, desolate, Edmonton, in their ancient arena, in the middle of nowhere, at the same latitude as Siberia (or is it longitude? I always forget), but hey, they won cups only 25 years ago, not 50, so LOLOLOLOL LAFFS, right? Though everything will be saved once the Oilers move into the ICE DISTRICT, that new arena complex will make it all OK.

Unless you're an Edmonton taxpayer. Then you're screwed.

The Maple Leafs are coming off losses to Ottawa and Calgary, where the Oilers are coming off more losses and bad ones at that. But we're in the middle of Tank Wars 2016, so buckle up people, it's going to suck.

Toronto Edmonton
Record 19-24-9 21-29-5
Division Rank Last - Atlantic Last - Pacific
Conference Last - East Last - East
League 29th overall 30th overall
Goals +/- 125/149 = -24 137/167 = -30
Top Scorer Leo Komarov 17G Taylor Hall 18G
Top Points Leo Komarov 33pts Taylor Hall 50pts
Top Goalie James Reimer .926sv% Cam Talbot .912sv%
Historical vs 45-42-8 42-45-8

Potential Line Ups via


Taylor Hall - Leon Draisaitl - Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Iiro Pakarinen - Mark Letestu - Nail Yakupov
Zack Kassian - Matt Hendricks - Lauri Korpikoski

Andrej Sekera - Mark Fayne
Darnell Nurse - Justin Schultz
Brandon Davidson - Eric Gryba

Cam Talbot
Laurent Brossoit

Injured: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oscar Klefbom

Toronto: via @MarkHMasters

Michael Grabner - Peter Holland- Leo Komarov
Colin Greening- Mark Arcobello - P.A. Parenteau
Daniel Winnik - Nick Spaling - Brad Boyes
Josh Leivo - Byron Froese - Rich Clune

Matt Hunwick - Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak
Martin Marincin - Frank Corrado

Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Injured: Nathan Horton, Stephane Robidas, James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Shawn Matthias, Joffrey Lupul


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My Thoughts: I was going to recap the game but....

How bad is this line up?

So bad25
The worst50
Bad? Are you kidding it's awesome! Go Tank Go!119
I'm Auston Matthews and I'm just going to stay in Switzerland for 3 more years.78