GDB 17: some interesting line changes

Jason Gregor
November 15 2008 10:44AM

Some interesting line up moves for tonight’s game. It looks like Craig MacTavish has decided to send two veterans a message, as Kyle Brodziak and Dustin Penner will be in the press box tonight, and Robert Nilsson is back on the second line. Thanks to Ryan Rishaug from TSN, here are the lines.

Moreau – Gagner – Hemsky Nilsson – Horcoff – Pisani Reddox – Cogliano – Cole Pouliot – Boulerice – Stortini

And it looks like Roloson will start.

The Penner benching is no surprise. He has shown virtually no emotion in any game this season. Penner has to learn to use his 240-pound frame to his advantage. Sure, he will never be a mean power forward, but he can’t be afraid to lean on an opposing player from time-to-time.

Brodziak benching can be explained by his lack of wanting to get involved physically against the Leafs. Twice in that game there were scrums that Matt Stajan and then Hagman both put a glove in his face and he didn’t react. I don’t think they expect him to be an agitator, but he can’t get pushed around by those types of players. Yesterday MacTavish said, “If a guy has zero across the scoresheet, he has to find a way to get involved. Rarely do other teams get annoyed playing us.”

Clearly that was a shot at both Penner and Brodziak.

Expect some fireworks tonight vs the Avs. With Tucker, Laperriere, Mcleod and McCormick in the lineup, you can bet that the message will be loud and clear, and the Oilers will play with some emotion and some sort of physical presence.

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#51 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:47PM
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Glen Healy was just awful. Best thing that ever happened to TSN was him leaving getting that asshat off the air.

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#52 NoPantsTuesday
November 15 2008, 09:47PM
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PJ Stock deserves his own show. No Joke. He entertains me, like a monkey wearing a suit.

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#53 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:49PM
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Every time I see Parise highlights I want to go pull Kevin Lowe's remaining hair out.

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#54 Gord
November 15 2008, 09:51PM
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Speaking of Healy, does anyone think it's rediculous that he and Kypreos talk about their stanley cup rings every chance they get? Healy was the back up and Kypreos was a 4th liner. Be glad you were there for the ride because your contribution didn't put the team over the edge!!

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#55 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:52PM
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I actually talked about that in last week's sack beating on the one and only oilersnation.

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#56 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 09:53PM
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but... a ring is a ring... None of us will ever have one. Dammit.

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#57 Gord
November 15 2008, 09:54PM
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doh - that's what I get for not coming here for a week :( Thanks for pointing that out! lol

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#58 Gord
November 15 2008, 09:55PM
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OMG how did Budaj save that one????

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#59 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:55PM
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TD that is simply not true. I could have bought one of Pocklingtons.

Gord, go check it out and see if we're on the same page in our thinking. I've got a good one coming up for Sunday.

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#60 Gord
November 15 2008, 09:56PM
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what day was it posted???

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#61 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:57PM
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Every Sunday my friend.

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#62 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 09:57PM
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Good point. Dude, I am looking forward to the beating. Love those things. Good work.

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#63 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 09:59PM
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Thanks man, I appreciate it. If you ever have any ideas on something you want us to cover you can always e-mail them to us. jeanshortsandbaggedmilk@gmail.com

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#64 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:01PM
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right on man. will do.

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#65 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:01PM
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Close - I actually enjoyed the Kypreos vs Zaun piece - I thought it was the only entertaining thing Kypreos did as a SportsNet analyst

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#66 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:03PM
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Really? Man that drove me nuts. He was bragging about scoring on a goalie that could barely stand up.

How about that powerplay? Boodie was lucky on that one.

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#67 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:03PM
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Nice flury on the PP - I can't believe the pucj stayed out!

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#68 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:05PM
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What about his indepth and griping interview with Sundin? Truly riveting.

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#69 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:05PM
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Craig Simpson has got a solid head of hair. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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#70 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:06PM
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It's an impenetrable wall of hair.

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#71 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:06PM
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I might as well have been down on his knees servicing Sundin's manhood. That was awful too. Sportsnet may has well have hired Zdeno Ciger.

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#72 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:06PM
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His commentary afterward sucked (as it does any time he opens his mouth) but the actual 10 shots were hilarious. That was 10 more breakaways than he had his whole career. I was impressed that he didn't completely miss the net on one of his shots or bobble the puck of the toe of his stick!

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#73 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:08PM
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Couture Down...

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#74 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:08PM
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No way? KO?

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#75 Al Hamilton
November 15 2008, 10:08PM
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reddox is a god among men.

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#76 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:09PM
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Was it a KO??

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#77 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:10PM
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TKO. It was a weird punch to the sid of the head. He went down and Lesnar started hammer fisting. 3 mins in the second round. He pretty much dominated Couture the whole way.

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#78 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:10PM
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I love how Stortini hits everything that moves

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#79 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:11PM
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Not a big surprise - Lesnar moves so quickly and is a better wrestler than Couture

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#80 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:12PM
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Couture was holding him off pretty good but Lesnar is just too big and strong. The punch that knocked him down was just a clip behind the ear.

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#81 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:13PM
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I was hoping you were going to say he won by powerbombing Couture through a table... It's never the case :(

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#82 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:14PM
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That would have been TOO awesome.

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#83 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:16PM
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What the hell is Cole thinking? Shoot

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#84 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:17PM
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I wonder who will win the #1 contender match. If Mir wins I think he will get destroyed by Lesnar as he was lucky to get the submission on Lesnar the first time they faught. If Noguera wins it could be a bit better match up against Lesnar.

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#85 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:17PM
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Mir will win.

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#86 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:19PM
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Man Boodie has a good glove tonight. Bastard.

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#87 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:23PM
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Boo-dye is the only reason this is a 1 goal game

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#88 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:23PM
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I would step over my own mother just to rub up against Sheldon Souray.

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#89 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:24PM
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He makes me feel funny in my pants.

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#90 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:25PM
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Unfortunately for you, his sexiness doesn't rub off on others in the shower! lol

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#91 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:26PM
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I'd prefer if he was unshowered and musky.

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#92 Travis Dakin
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But his sexiness may make others rub off on themselves... Shit nevemind.

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#93 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:27PM
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Gayest conversation award goes to....

The three of us. WOO

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#94 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:28PM
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good kill, boys!!

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#95 Gord
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$h!t - I hope I didn't just jinx this!

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#96 baggedmilk
November 15 2008, 10:28PM
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This is not good. Not good at all.

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#97 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:29PM
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This conversation went way bad.

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#98 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:30PM
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Teeth clenched. Dammit Horcoff! he's in my pool.

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#99 Gord
November 15 2008, 10:30PM
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Thank Jeebus there is no Sakic in this situation!

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#100 Travis Dakin
November 15 2008, 10:30PM
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God Dammit!!!!!

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