On Tuesday, all the excitement was about the Edmonton Oilers young line of Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle and how they ate up the Phoenix Coyotes. There was a time when Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff and Ryan Smyth created a similar buzz, helping the club get to within one win of the Stanley Cup. And while the trio may have been overshadowed by their younger counterparts against the Coyotes, there is belief they can rediscover some of the magic that made them an effective unit in that playoff march all those years ago. "They looked like a veteran line in lots of ways, just how they managed the puck and they attacked the game," said Oilers head coach Tom Renney. "They maybe tried to do somethings that weren't incumbent with what that trio can look like. But I liked the feel of it, I like the look of it. It's a combination of people that you can go with any time and be comfortable with."
Oilers' three amigos ride again
Edmonton Sun | Sep 29