Jean-Francois Jacques Called Up To Go In
Maybe I'm the last guy to get on this, ie I just spoke to Riv about it and he was all over it, but my latest thing is listening to all the goodies in the audio section of the Oilers official site. The gameday report is like hearing tomorrow's news today and they also post the postgame comments as well.
So I checked out MacT's Friday musings and he mentioned that JFJ has been recalled and he specifically said that he's been called up to see action. So the next question is who'll find their way to the pressbox and from the rest of the scrum we can figured that it will be either Winchester or Petersen.
BTW, here's how the forward lines finished on Thurs night:
That third troika was interesting as it's the first time we've seen 16 and 71 pair up at ES and today MacT mentioned how they scored late in the game and how they'd be kept together in the near future. He also fielded a question about how 28's really slowed down lately and the coach responded that he's going to find a way to increase his icetime because he thinks that's the problem. So using deductive reasoning we can imagine that it will be either 20 or 26 who come out for Jacques.
The Oilers talked about being passive on the physical front in their last couple of games and JFJ should able to pick up some of that slack. But looking at the first three lines listed above it's hard to imagine he'll crack the top nine. It is a start for the kid though and let's hope he makes the best of it.
There might be too much room at the Oilers inn for him to start making a real name for himself but if he plays well enough he might be the bait for some kind of help for the Oilers on the backend.