Principe's Blog: Merry Christmas Oilers
Gene Principe talks about what he'd put in each Oilers player's stocking if he was Santa Claus
Oilers (Photo by Andy Devlin / EOHC )
Steve Tambellini - One more high draft pick but acquiring it through trade and not position in the standings.
Tom Renney - 'Just for Men' as the grey hairs will continue to grow with a team that is still rebuilding
Nikolai Khabibulin - More water to put in his own personal 'Fountain of Youth'
Devan Dubnyk - Playing time to keep developing
Taylor Hall - A GPS that shows him the safest direction to go in order to stay out of harms way
Ladislav Smid - Two front teeth
Ryan Whitney - Health and happiness
Shawn Horcoff - Respect...doesn't get enough of it
Jordan Eberle - A pair of thick winter gloves to protect those hands
Darcy Hordichuk - Plenty of hand cream for his knuckles
Eric Belanger - Goals as a payoff for his hard work
Theo Peckham - Referees phone numbers so he can call them on the penalties he feels are questionable
Andy Sutton - Dinner at the Shanahans' to prove he's a better person then his suspensions would suggest
Ryan Jones - A pair of scissors or a hair appointment would be the obvious but 'the flow' looks good on him. Maybe just a hair tie so it doesn't get in his face
Lennart Petrell - That he doesn't wake up from a dream of making the Oilers as a 27 year old free agent forward from Finland
Corey Potter - The entire collection of the Harry Potter movies
Ben Eager - A refill of his bottle of cologne called 'Nasty and Mean'
Anton Lander - ABBA's greatest hits and a VIP card at IKEA (sorry Anton Santa was losing his creativity)
Jeff Petry - A dish
Tom Gilbert - A win in Minnesota (scratch that he got his present early this year)
Ales Hemsky - Points because he's too good to not have more of them
Sam Gagner - One position and one line for as many games in a row as possible
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Socks and underwear and X-Box games. What else do you get a teenager?
Ryan Smyth - A contract that works well for both him and the team
To you and yours wishing you a Merry Christmas