Oilers Vs. Bruins: Highlights

Jonathan Willis
November 01 2009 12:24AM

Boston Bruins: 2

Edmonton Oilers: 0

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, Sportsnet, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#1 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 12:33AM
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Yep, that pretty much says it all...

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#2 HOZ
November 01 2009, 01:57AM
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Well, well, well.....

Getting so few shots on net has caught up to us 3 times now.

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#3 OilKing
November 01 2009, 03:00AM
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Oilers shutout, again. No scoring from anyone, again.

It's not a blowout but it's a sign. Don't get elated fans, we'll finish sub .500 and far out of the playoffs since teams that weren't expected to place well are hot and even with an even kiel will place ahead of our dismal team.

Oh, but we'll place ahead of the leafs... so we can at least throw that in Brian Burke's face.

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#4 Luke
November 01 2009, 07:15AM
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Lets not forget we have been missing our Number one a 2 two defense man! the team has been ravaged by the swine flu, which takes awhile to recover from, trust me I have it. Lets not throw the towel in just yet!

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#5 Senator Theo
November 01 2009, 08:05AM
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Luke wrote:

Lets not forget we have been missing our Number one a 2 two defense man! the team has been ravaged by the swine flu, which takes awhile to recover from, trust me I have it. Lets not throw the towel in just yet!

I'm with Luke. The team stinks right now, but I'm not going to give up on them until we get another look at how they look when we're icing a healthy team - not just whoever can keep it together long enough to throw on a jersey.

Does anyone remember the exciting team that played the first 5-6 games? If we can get those guys back, I think we 're going to be alright.

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#6 Costanza
November 01 2009, 08:10AM
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People can say that the injuries and illness are no excuse, and they are correct. They are not excuses they are REASONS. I can't imagine playing with the flu at that high a level. Heck most of us can't get off our arse to go sit at a desk never mind perform at that type of intensisty.

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#7 I Am The Law
November 01 2009, 08:25AM
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I was at the game yesterday and I didn't even recognize the numbers on the backs of some of our players. I agree with Luke, The Menace and Costanza that we can't evaluate our team without our top players.

Also, both teams appeared to be really sluggish. I think it was due to the fact that the game was at 1pm. I don't get the deal with matinee games down here. Two Oilers games in two years, and they're both matinees...It's not like natural daylight is useful for a hockey game...

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#8 BigE57
November 01 2009, 09:51AM
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Costanza wrote:

People can say that the injuries and illness are no excuse, and they are correct. They are not excuses they are REASONS. I can't imagine playing with the flu at that high a level. Heck most of us can't get off our arse to go sit at a desk never mind perform at that type of intensisty.

No kidding, even if they had all the guys who were sick back how good would they be? It takes a little time to get back in shape after having the flu, hopefully they can beat the Isles today and then take a couple of days and get healthy.

These guys that write off a team one month in are hilarious, teams like Colorado haven't faced any adversity yet, but November 1 and the Oilers are already done. Wow, good analysis.

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#9 Low On Oil
November 01 2009, 10:02AM
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From watching the game vs. Boston, it's pretty clear that having 3 AHL level defensemen who each play 15 minutes per game or more, is killing us.

With the amount of time spent in our zone with Strudwick/Peckham pairing on the ice, it's no wonder we're not getting many shots on net.

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#10 Chris.
November 01 2009, 10:20AM
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Second and third tier teams are more likely to have their season ruined by injuries, bad luck, and the flu... there isn't as big a margin of error when your not that good... What would happen to the Oiler offence if Penner got hurt?

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#11 Horcsky
November 01 2009, 10:44AM
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Chris. wrote:

Second and third tier teams are more likely to have their season ruined by injuries, bad luck, and the flu... there isn't as big a margin of error when your not that good... What would happen to the Oiler offence if Penner got hurt?

Haha wow. Who thought we'd say that about Penner at the start of the year?

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#12 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 11:51AM
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Some interesting tidbits from Jim Matheson in today's Edmonton Journal:

-People watching the Springfield Falcons say Ryan O'Marra has gone from being a major project to a definite prospect for the Oilers. His work ethic has increased 100 fold, and some say O'Marra, who came to the Oilers in the Ryan Smyth deal, could come up now and be a role playing centre. -... the Habs would gladly move either Kostitsyn (the dour Andrei, with one goal or his disgruntled brother Sergei), and yes, the Oilers would have interest in Sergei because he played on the same junior line (London) with Sam Gagner and Patrick Kane, depending on what player they'd have to give up. Andrei has one of the NHL's top 10 shots, but an awful work ethic. -One Eastern NHL pro scout clearly wonders about enigmatic Oilers winger Robert Nilsson. He grades him like a call-up from the AHL, at least for now. -Oilers farmhand Chris Minard leads the AHL with nine goals and is fourth in league scoring.

Discuss.

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#13 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 12:20PM
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@RossCreekNation

the Oilers would have interest in Sergei because he played on the same junior line (London) with Sam Gagner and Patrick Kane

I hope that's not their rationale for picking him up. I'm certainly no expert, but Pouliot played with Crosby in Rimouski and we all know how that's working out...

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#14 Ogden Brother
November 01 2009, 12:33PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Some interesting tidbits from Jim Matheson in today's Edmonton Journal:

-People watching the Springfield Falcons say Ryan O'Marra has gone from being a major project to a definite prospect for the Oilers. His work ethic has increased 100 fold, and some say O'Marra, who came to the Oilers in the Ryan Smyth deal, could come up now and be a role playing centre. -... the Habs would gladly move either Kostitsyn (the dour Andrei, with one goal or his disgruntled brother Sergei), and yes, the Oilers would have interest in Sergei because he played on the same junior line (London) with Sam Gagner and Patrick Kane, depending on what player they'd have to give up. Andrei has one of the NHL's top 10 shots, but an awful work ethic. -One Eastern NHL pro scout clearly wonders about enigmatic Oilers winger Robert Nilsson. He grades him like a call-up from the AHL, at least for now. -Oilers farmhand Chris Minard leads the AHL with nine goals and is fourth in league scoring.

Discuss.

O'Marra panning out as a 3rd line center would go along way in improving our orginizational depth.

Man I hope S Tit's stays far, far away from Edmonton.

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#15 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 12:43PM
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@Ogden Brother

Ya the only way I touch a talented but enigmatic Euro is if the Oil are sending their version of the same (Bob Nilsson) the other way.

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#16 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 01:48PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:
the Oilers would have interest in Sergei because he played on the same junior line (London) with Sam Gagner and Patrick Kane

I hope that's not their rationale for picking him up. I'm certainly no expert, but Pouliot played with Crosby in Rimouski and we all know how that's working out...

i dont know how thats working out.

can you tell me ?

im not a pitsburgh fan so i dont keep track.

tell me how pouliot and crosby are doing points-wise for the penguins, please.

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#17 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 01:58PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Ya the only way I touch a talented but enigmatic Euro is if the Oil are sending their version of the same (Bob Nilsson) the other way.

nillson is just a spoiled little brat who plays hockey because he can.

he has no work ethic for improvement.

he hasnt changed attitude or skills wise since he has been here.

no one will trade for him, he will be a some what of a compliment or a balance in a bigger player trade. if not put on waivers to the ahl anytime soon.

oh and what would a hatecoff comment be without a little hate on coff

for our powerplays sake...................i'd take a top 10 shot with a poor ethic............then a "two way" player with a poor shot.............

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#18 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:11PM
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few other concerns i have;

1.) strudwick

man he sucks, and i mean really.......honest truth...i'm not hating.....he is so slow........inaccurate poke-check........panic around the net............he makes me wish for staios return........i cant believe i said that.....

2.) trade ?

i believe one if not few of the following players will be traded before the olympic brake..........pisani.....nillson.....moreau.......cogliano......stortini.......and/or......o'sullivan

in return we will be getting someone younger then moreau and pisani.....bigger then nillson and cogliano........with some scoring touch ofcourse........

3.) i cant see gilbert and grebeshkov finishing the season here

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#19 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 02:13PM
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Hatecoff wrote:

i dont know how thats working out.

can you tell me ?

im not a pitsburgh fan so i dont keep track.

tell me how pouliot and crosby are doing points-wise for the penguins, please.

....

Uh, what I meant was that M.A. Pouliot played with Crosby in Rimouski in Junior. While Crosby is an undisputed superstar, Pouliot really hasn't panned out at all for the Oilers. Therefore, I question the value of Kostitsyn in the NHL and specifically on our team just because he played on a good team in Junior.

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#20 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:20PM
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Beef is not what Jay said to Nas Beef is when working ninjas can't find jobs So they try to find ninjas to rob Try to find bigger guns so they can finish the job Beef is when the crack kids can't find moms Cause they end up inn a pine box or locked behind bars Beef ain't the Summer Jam for Hot 97 Beef is the cocaine and h1 epidemic Beef don't come with a radio edit Beef is when the judge is calling you "defendant" Beef, it comes with a long jail sentence Handed down to you in a few short minutes Beef is when your girl come through for a visit Talking about "I'm pregnant by some other ninja" Beef is high blood pressure and bad credit Need a loan for your home and you're too broke to get it And all your little kids is doin is getting bigger You tryin not to raise them around these wild ninjas Beef is when a gold digger got your seed in her and a A manicured hand out like "pay me ninja" Or I'm telling your wife Or startin' up some foul rumor that'll ruin your life Beef is when a gangster ain't doing it right and Another gangster then decides what to do with his life Beef is not what these famous ninjas do on the mic Beef is what George Bush would do in a fight Yeah, beef is not what Ja said to 50 Beef is more than Irv not bein here with me When a soldier ends his life with his own gun Beef is trying to figure out what to tell his son Beef is oil prices and geopolitics Beef is Iraq, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip Some beef is big and some beef is small But what y'all call beef is not beef at all Beef is real life happening everyday And it's realer then comments you post through out the day This has been a Oilersnation PSA From Hatecoff, Pretty Flocko, white Dante And the R P S F, B to the K

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#21 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 02:22PM
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@Hatecoff

twitter.com/eklund Horcoff may be involved. Checking 31 minutes ago from TweetDeck The islanders and oilers are talking. More to come 34 minutes ago from TweetDeck

oooooooooo-kaaaaaaaaaaaayyy, suuuuuuuurre.

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#22 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:22PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

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Uh, what I meant was that M.A. Pouliot played with Crosby in Rimouski in Junior. While Crosby is an undisputed superstar, Pouliot really hasn't panned out at all for the Oilers. Therefore, I question the value of Kostitsyn in the NHL and specifically on our team just because he played on a good team in Junior.

i know

im just busting your balls

but even thou his work ethic sucks most of "pro" hockey people still see value in his skill

the kid needs work but i think he just got sick of the b.s. in montreal and gave up on them

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#23 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 02:25PM
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@RossCreekNation

So...how about those Flames? I didn't watch the game last night, but was it any better than the 'NHL' tilt yesterday morning?

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#24 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 02:27PM
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Hatecoff wrote:

Beef is not what Jay said to Nas Beef is when working ninjas can't find jobs So they try to find ninjas to rob Try to find bigger guns so they can finish the job Beef is when the crack kids can't find moms Cause they end up inn a pine box or locked behind bars Beef ain't the Summer Jam for Hot 97 Beef is the cocaine and h1 epidemic Beef don't come with a radio edit Beef is when the judge is calling you "defendant" Beef, it comes with a long jail sentence Handed down to you in a few short minutes Beef is when your girl come through for a visit Talking about "I'm pregnant by some other ninja" Beef is high blood pressure and bad credit Need a loan for your home and you're too broke to get it And all your little kids is doin is getting bigger You tryin not to raise them around these wild ninjas Beef is when a gold digger got your seed in her and a A manicured hand out like "pay me ninja" Or I'm telling your wife Or startin' up some foul rumor that'll ruin your life Beef is when a gangster ain't doing it right and Another gangster then decides what to do with his life Beef is not what these famous ninjas do on the mic Beef is what George Bush would do in a fight Yeah, beef is not what Ja said to 50 Beef is more than Irv not bein here with me When a soldier ends his life with his own gun Beef is trying to figure out what to tell his son Beef is oil prices and geopolitics Beef is Iraq, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip Some beef is big and some beef is small But what y'all call beef is not beef at all Beef is real life happening everyday And it's realer then comments you post through out the day This has been a Oilersnation PSA From Hatecoff, Pretty Flocko, white Dante And the R P S F, B to the K

~Millwoods in da house~

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#25 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:29PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

~Millwoods in da house~

ignorant fool

im in capilano

and youre in okotoks or ponoka ?

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#26 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 02:31PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

So...how about those Flames? I didn't watch the game last night, but was it any better than the 'NHL' tilt yesterday morning?

Hahaha, touche. Nice one. Actually, I didn't even see a minute of it. Went out 'trick-or-treatin' with the gf and her daughter.

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#27 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 02:34PM
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You know, looking at today's scoreboard has given me some perspective. The Oilers missed the playoffs last year, and this year they MIGHT get in. Compare that to Carolina. They are getting killed this year, and they were in the final 4.

*curses self for picking Eric Staal in hockey pool*

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#28 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 02:34PM
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@Hatecoff

I wasn't suggesting you were from Millwoods, I was just 'reppin' a hood. I'm in Ft. Sask. I thought you were in Duggan. That's part of Capilano? Are we havin 'interweb beef'?

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#29 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:37PM
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gilbert and someone for streit and maybe someone

or maybe a small trade for trent hunter

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#30 RossCreekNation
November 01 2009, 02:40PM
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@Librarian Mike

My buddy is actually a die-hard Canes fan. Followed them from Hartford. I've resisted the temptation to start poking fun at him thus far, but soon that may change. Also, according to Eklund the Canes may be sending Ray Whitney to the Flames.

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#31 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:40PM
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no, capilano is in duggan.

no beef here. unless ofcourse duggan wants ft. sask as well.

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#32 Librarian Mike
November 01 2009, 02:43PM
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@RossCreekNation

Are we havin 'interweb beef'?

Good thing I'm a vegetarian.

Here's a discussion: Who certain players compare to. I was thinking about who Crosby stacks up with in terms of hockey history, and I came up with Bryan Trottier. He can score, pass, hit, and he plays a 'bitchy' type of game. With Ovechkin, the best I came up with was Pavel Bure, but with a physical game.

I don't know, I'm just trying to keep this thread going until Robin comes in and cleans house.

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#33 Hatecoff
November 01 2009, 02:54PM
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ovechkin is more like stortini with skill and minus the fighting

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#34 roughneck
November 01 2009, 03:06PM
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Hatecoff wrote:

ovechkin is more like stortini with skill and minus the fighting

huh?

the only similarity in their games is that they both wear skates and hold a stick... and english is their second languages.

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#35 TigerUnderGlass
November 01 2009, 03:29PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

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Uh, what I meant was that M.A. Pouliot played with Crosby in Rimouski in Junior. While Crosby is an undisputed superstar, Pouliot really hasn't panned out at all for the Oilers. Therefore, I question the value of Kostitsyn in the NHL and specifically on our team just because he played on a good team in Junior.

So you questioned the value of him by using a completely unrelated example?

No one mentioned playing on a good team, they mentioned playing with Gagner. The two demonstrated come chemistry in junior and it is reasonable to believe they might work well together again.

Please explain how Pouliot playing with Crosby is even remotely analogous.

If you want to make an argument against their potential reasoning at least use an applicable example..

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#36 Heavyd
November 01 2009, 04:46PM
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Anyone find any information on the islanders and oilers talking trade? Horcoff sat out the morning practice with the flu, the only reason I asked is cause why is horcoff getting the flu now when most the palyers are over it. And who would we want off the islanders?

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#37 Hemmertime
November 01 2009, 05:49PM
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@Heavyd

Lay off the Eklund, if its Only your getting it from waste of keystrokes. If any other sources shoot down a link and it becomes interesting

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#38 Hemmertime
November 01 2009, 05:54PM
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Jeff Tambellini has 6 goals and 7 pts in 8 games. Trading Horc for him... lol. Only ones we would be interested in are Matt Moulson, Kyke Okposo, maybe Park (too small though. I dont see Horcoff going there. Martinek is pretty much the only guy I would have interest in.

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#39 Heavyd
November 01 2009, 07:03PM
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Hemmertime wrote:

Jeff Tambellini has 6 goals and 7 pts in 8 games. Trading Horc for him... lol. Only ones we would be interested in are Matt Moulson, Kyke Okposo, maybe Park (too small though. I dont see Horcoff going there. Martinek is pretty much the only guy I would have interest in.

Thats why I said have you heard it from anywhere else cause I don't listen to ecklund either.

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#40 Death Metal Nightmare
November 02 2009, 07:41AM
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this should be retitled as "No Lights"

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