Edmonton Journal investigative-reporting legend David Staples is operating a "Fan's Notes"-type weblog about the Oilers this year. Here's an excerpt from an entry written after the team's Monday night firewagon victory against Minnesota:
Robert Nilsson, Sam Gagner, Andrew Cogliano. OK, I saved the best until last here. They put on such a spectacular show, I spent much of the night in my head, trying to think up the perfect nickname for them.
The Flying Circus, because they are all such aces?
The Houdini Line, because what they do out there is unexpected and magic?
History is our great teacher, David. You remember the "Kid Line" that propelled the Oilers to the 1990 Stanley Cup? Martin Gélinas, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves. Their combined age in that amazing summer was 63. Kid line? More like old farts. If you lay Mini Magic (22), Gagner West (18), and Cogliano (19) end-to-end, their ages sum to a mere 59. You can do what you like with this theme; I'd go with something like "The Kindergarten Express". Or "Les Enfants Terribles".