Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/10/06 at 08:58 AM ET
"Every time that he's come back here, it's been a tough situation for him," Smyth said of frosty receptions for Weight since he was traded to St. Louis in July 2001. "I know the fans get on him, hopefully they can continue that. "Nothing personal against Doug, I have a great deal of respect for Doug and the way he plays the game -- great playmaker, sees the ice well and obviously he's got the upper hand right now. "But this is our rink now and it's our turn." If the playoff form chart holds, Smyth may well be right. Edmonton has won every Game 3 in the three previous rounds, including that dramatic triple-overtime victory over San Jose in the much-discussed series against the Sharks, to whom the Oilers also spotted a pair of victories. "If we win (tonight), the complexion of the series changes in a hurry," said winger Ethan Moreau. "That's all we needed in the other series.more
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