Just a quick thought here... something Dean and I talked about on the last TPS show before Christmas. I'm wondering, and feel pretty confident in predicting, if/that Robin Figren has played his final game as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Think about it. The WHL deadline is January 10th, the final day of the WJC is January 5th. Give a guy a couple of days to rest and recoup from the travel and that would mean the only possible game he plays with the Oil Kings would be January 8th against Saskatoon.
That is, IF you don't think he'll be dealt before then. I sure do. What good does it do the Oil Kings not to move him? It's not like they're in contention to make the playoffs. Bob Green is a smart hockey man and he'll do what's best for his club long term. In this case that means moving his best player for either picks or young player(s) from a current contending team.
How about a return to the Calgary Hitmen for Figren?
And one more thing about Figren... that lacrosse style goal he scored against Denmark seems to have some people upset. They don't like that he pulled a trick play on a weak opponent when the game was already out of reach. My thought?
QUIT WHINING! Personally, if a player can do cartwheels down the ice and end it off by scoring a goal I say FANTASTIC. It's entertainment and I'm 100% for it.
It was a beauty goal and if you haven't seen it, here it is:
Happy New Year Evderybody! TPS is back on the air January 15th.