Oilers vs. Blackhawks Postgame

Jonathan Willis
January 26 2010 10:33PM

Chicago Blackhawks: 4

Edmonton Oilers: 2

Hey, look, a loss.

I got home tonight, looked at the ticker, looked at the remote for my PVR, and decided that I didn't have the fortitude to sit through the game.  So I won't.

I will take this opportunity to mention some of the tools that I use when I want to look at a game indepth and verify what I just saw.  For instance, this tool, provided by Vic Ferrari, allows the user to scroll through and see how the coaches ran their bench.  Most nights for the Oilers, it's an endless succession of 1-2-3-4, but a few games ago the coaching staff decided, 'aw shucks, we're sick of losing, let's try matching the lines.'

The astute observer, either of the game or of the shift chart, will note that Quinn & Co. rather diligently sent out Horcoff, Moreau and Pisani against Toews, Kane and Brouwer.  It was a mismatch; in terms of shots Horcoff finished the night +6/-17, and in Corsi he finished +13/-34, but somehow he finished even on the night, and added an assist on Pisani's goal.  I'm guessing the line had a brutal evening against some superior players.  On the defensive end, the staff also matched Gilbert/Souray against the Bane of Cabbies and his confederates, and they posted similar numbers to the 'shutdown' trio.

Those shot totals are here, by the way; another handy tool from Vic.  By the look of things, the notion of sending out those five as human sacrifices (much like MacT used to do with Stoll and Reasoner, before they were run out of town to the sound of crowds cheering 'minus-23, minus-17, minus-23!') was somewhat effective at shielding the rest of the team, but nowhere near enough.

This is the 11th loss in a row for Edmonton, and if they can somehow squeak through St. Louis and Calgary, they'll be 0-for-January.

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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 Moop
January 26 2010, 10:47PM
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You didn't miss much.

I am currently contemplating pouring a household chemical into my ears to purge the memory of this game from my mind. Should I go with ammonia or bleach?

EDIT: Fist!

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#2 dragon
January 26 2010, 10:52PM
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...and then we all gave up...

someone should write a case study about this fast-into-the-ground hockey team. such a hard learnt lesson needs to be captured somehow for future generations.

Tambo's interview during the intermission: more pathetic than the capt'n tonight: 'we don't talk picks, we need to focus on this team now'.

Good to know he fields all calls though...

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#3 Librarian Mike
January 26 2010, 11:02PM
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I have to admit, it was fun watching Kane skate around pylons the Oilers tonight.

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#4 Wanye
January 26 2010, 11:16PM
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I don't know what everyone was watching. I can only recall a spirited and physical match with even play on both sides. With a little work that could be a 4-3 loss in two years.

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#5 HottScarrison
January 26 2010, 11:33PM
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Wanye wrote:

I don't know what everyone was watching. I can only recall a spirited and physical match with even play on both sides. With a little work that could be a 4-3 loss in two years.

Whatever you're havin I want a double. that was domination for the 1st and 2nd periods. either chicago let up or we woke up in the 3rd. Score doesn't reflect the game. Chicago needs better goaltending if they want to go far in the playoffs.

You could tell that the tsn panel felt so sorry for the team and us the fans...heck even macguire was pumping some of our tires for a bit. I liked his "goodness gracious me" after one of many grebeshkov's giveaways.

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#6 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 26 2010, 11:39PM
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HottScarrison wrote:

Whatever you're havin I want a double. that was domination for the 1st and 2nd periods. either chicago let up or we woke up in the 3rd. Score doesn't reflect the game. Chicago needs better goaltending if they want to go far in the playoffs.

You could tell that the tsn panel felt so sorry for the team and us the fans...heck even macguire was pumping some of our tires for a bit. I liked his "goodness gracious me" after one of many grebeshkov's giveaways.

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#7 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 26 2010, 11:39PM
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Well that gives a good indication of the gap between first and last.

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#8 HottScarrison
January 26 2010, 11:44PM
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OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F wrote:

Well that gives a good indication of the gap between first and last.

That is a HUGE gap. Like the gap between Moreau's goals. Even bigger.

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#9 Mr DeBakey
January 26 2010, 11:47PM
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"Horcoff, Moreau and Pisani against Toews"

If had been Horcoff, Pisani and an NHLer it would've been better.

There was that one sequence that lead to the 3rd[?] goal: Gilbert lost his stick, Chicago passing the puck around. Oilers finally get the puck. Whoops, its Moreau, he tries to clear and hits the goddamn stick on the ice and Chicago starts again. Oilers finally get the puck, pass to Moreau in the Neutral zone. Puck bounces off Moreau's stick and onto Blackhawk stick. Only some of tired Oilers get to bench before attack starts again. Chicago scores.

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#10 Wanye
January 26 2010, 11:50PM
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HottScarrison wrote:

Whatever you're havin I want a double. that was domination for the 1st and 2nd periods. either chicago let up or we woke up in the 3rd. Score doesn't reflect the game. Chicago needs better goaltending if they want to go far in the playoffs.

You could tell that the tsn panel felt so sorry for the team and us the fans...heck even macguire was pumping some of our tires for a bit. I liked his "goodness gracious me" after one of many grebeshkov's giveaways.

"goodness gracious me" was the only time I stopped sobbing during the game. Then after a brief laugh I realized that Maguire was the guy who made me laugh and back came the tears.

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#11 HottScarrison
January 27 2010, 12:04AM
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Wanye wrote:

"goodness gracious me" was the only time I stopped sobbing during the game. Then after a brief laugh I realized that Maguire was the guy who made me laugh and back came the tears.

For maguire(macguire) wtf his name is to give us some props says alot about this teams compete level.

Did you also see Buffaloguin's face when what'shisface was commenting about him? Buffaloguy was like "uhhh you're not gay are you?..cuz i'd like kick your ass if you're hittin on me." That made me wanna watch more hockey....if you wanna call it that...felt like a glorified practice session.

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#12 Wanye
January 27 2010, 02:44AM
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dragon wrote:

...and then we all gave up...

someone should write a case study about this fast-into-the-ground hockey team. such a hard learnt lesson needs to be captured somehow for future generations.

Tambo's interview during the intermission: more pathetic than the capt'n tonight: 'we don't talk picks, we need to focus on this team now'.

Good to know he fields all calls though...

And then we all gave up

That is what they said

About 3 months ago from the look of things

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#13 GSC
January 27 2010, 06:57AM
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Horcoff overmatched?

Say it ain't so...I thought he was supposed to be some sort of all-world two-way centre?

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#14 Reagan
January 27 2010, 06:58AM
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Oh yeah the Oilers atempted to play last night. Actually I watched American Idol over the game because I can't stand to listen to McGuire. Yes, the bad American Idol singers are better than him.

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#15 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
January 27 2010, 07:02AM
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HottScarrison wrote:

Whatever you're havin I want a double. that was domination for the 1st and 2nd periods. either chicago let up or we woke up in the 3rd. Score doesn't reflect the game. Chicago needs better goaltending if they want to go far in the playoffs.

You could tell that the tsn panel felt so sorry for the team and us the fans...heck even macguire was pumping some of our tires for a bit. I liked his "goodness gracious me" after one of many grebeshkov's giveaways.

grebeshkov was horrid almost the entire game..

defenseman(s) that gives away the puck+ shaky defensive coverage+ AHL goalies= DFF

i was barely through my 2nd beer when Toews scored under a minute into the first. i went online and watched old episodes of Poker Night Live.

yes, watching reruns of online poker matches (with commentary) excited me more than watching another 59 minutes of oilers s*it show.

i guess...i dunno... f-ing oilers tm

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#16 Lofty
January 27 2010, 07:26AM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

I have to admit, it was fun watching Kane skate around pylons the Oilers tonight.

Speaking of pylons... Strudwick played his 600th game. Pretty good for a guy that cant skate.

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#17 Milli
January 27 2010, 07:35AM
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I woke up in the night in a cold sweat, screaming, I had a nightmare......WE WON!!!!!

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#18 The Towel Boy
January 27 2010, 07:46AM
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the Bane of Cabbies and his confederates.

Haha. Jonathan Willis, you so craaazy.

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#19 BUCK75
January 27 2010, 07:53AM
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GSC wrote:

Horcoff overmatched?

Say it ain't so...I thought he was supposed to be some sort of all-world two-way centre?

Keep in mind that I am no Doctor & have no idea if surgery would even help him.

But why isn't he getting his shoulder fixed? You know you have hit rock bottom when Matthew Barnaby is carving you up saying that it is quite evident Horcoff isn't a shut down center.

Obviously Barnaby is forgetting how WELL Horcoff played in the past & how MacT was convinced he should have been on the olympic team because he is the best 5-3 penalty killer in the league.

I only watched the 2nd intermission on, but I think the score was closer than the game was. Outside of the last minute we didn't play well in the 3rd.

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#20 Jmask5
January 27 2010, 08:17AM
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If the Oilers Management want to know how to fix this team just watch this game in the offseason. Everything that is wrong with the team was on display last night. All the players that need to be gone played like garbage and the players that may have a chance showed it.

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#21 Bucknuck
January 27 2010, 08:24AM
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I was at the game. At least they made it interesting... kind of. It was amazing to see how crisp Chicagos passing is. Tape to tape to tape.

If Chicago doesn't score that first goal (thanks a lot Deslaurier - that was a shot you should have stopped), do the Oilers have more fire in the first? I don't know.

Since Jonathan wasn't able to, I will give three stars.

1st Star - Fernando Pisani. He played a great game and always seemed to have his man and looked dangerous a couple of times.

2nd Star - Lubomir Visnovsky. Shut down a would be breakaway by Kane with his amazing footspeed (he kept pace throughout the neutral zone) and some of his passes left my jaw on the floor. He was terrific and at the end of the game they nearly get a third goal on a play that was started off of a brilliant pass from his stick.

3rd Star - Shawn Horcoff. Horcoff was even on the night and there was a reason. He was battling all night and even managed a crushing hit on one of the Blackhawks which resulted ina turnover. He played sound defensively as well.

DFF star - Patrick O'Sullivan. The only time I noticed him was when he was giving the puck away, or out of position, or just looking more or less stunned on the ice all night. He was terrible.

DFF honorable mention: I would say DesLaurier because of that first goal, except that he made a lot of five star stops later on which redeemed himself somewhat. Ethan Moreau was the weak spot on the "shutdown line" and Chicago made him look a little confused on a few plays.

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#22 danjo1
January 27 2010, 08:32AM
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It was awfully kind of Moreau to run a pick on Horcoff for Chicago's second goal. I think the whole team is buying into the dive for five. I'm pretty sure Grebeshkov(aka Greboid) was that bad on purpose.

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#23 papaburgundy
January 27 2010, 08:39AM
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Well, my prediction for the score last night was close. I said 4-1. Chicago scored the amount of goals that I thought they would score and the Oilers, somehow, scored a second goal (must have caught Huet napping). Great job Oilers! Here's to hoping you don't win another game all year

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#24 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 27 2010, 08:49AM
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Bucknuck wrote:

I was at the game. At least they made it interesting... kind of. It was amazing to see how crisp Chicagos passing is. Tape to tape to tape.

If Chicago doesn't score that first goal (thanks a lot Deslaurier - that was a shot you should have stopped), do the Oilers have more fire in the first? I don't know.

Since Jonathan wasn't able to, I will give three stars.

1st Star - Fernando Pisani. He played a great game and always seemed to have his man and looked dangerous a couple of times.

2nd Star - Lubomir Visnovsky. Shut down a would be breakaway by Kane with his amazing footspeed (he kept pace throughout the neutral zone) and some of his passes left my jaw on the floor. He was terrific and at the end of the game they nearly get a third goal on a play that was started off of a brilliant pass from his stick.

3rd Star - Shawn Horcoff. Horcoff was even on the night and there was a reason. He was battling all night and even managed a crushing hit on one of the Blackhawks which resulted ina turnover. He played sound defensively as well.

DFF star - Patrick O'Sullivan. The only time I noticed him was when he was giving the puck away, or out of position, or just looking more or less stunned on the ice all night. He was terrible.

DFF honorable mention: I would say DesLaurier because of that first goal, except that he made a lot of five star stops later on which redeemed himself somewhat. Ethan Moreau was the weak spot on the "shutdown line" and Chicago made him look a little confused on a few plays.

Speaking of passing, did you notice how many Oiler passes either went off Hawk sticks or completly missed the mark. Night and day in that territory.

Re Horcoff/Moreau: Moreau was really exposed on the one goal where Kane used Moreau as a pick on Horcoff.

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#25 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 27 2010, 08:50AM
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danjo1 wrote:

It was awfully kind of Moreau to run a pick on Horcoff for Chicago's second goal. I think the whole team is buying into the dive for five. I'm pretty sure Grebeshkov(aka Greboid) was that bad on purpose.

Beat me too it.

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#26 dragon
January 27 2010, 09:03AM
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Bucknuck wrote:

I was at the game. At least they made it interesting... kind of. It was amazing to see how crisp Chicagos passing is. Tape to tape to tape.

If Chicago doesn't score that first goal (thanks a lot Deslaurier - that was a shot you should have stopped), do the Oilers have more fire in the first? I don't know.

Since Jonathan wasn't able to, I will give three stars.

1st Star - Fernando Pisani. He played a great game and always seemed to have his man and looked dangerous a couple of times.

2nd Star - Lubomir Visnovsky. Shut down a would be breakaway by Kane with his amazing footspeed (he kept pace throughout the neutral zone) and some of his passes left my jaw on the floor. He was terrific and at the end of the game they nearly get a third goal on a play that was started off of a brilliant pass from his stick.

3rd Star - Shawn Horcoff. Horcoff was even on the night and there was a reason. He was battling all night and even managed a crushing hit on one of the Blackhawks which resulted ina turnover. He played sound defensively as well.

DFF star - Patrick O'Sullivan. The only time I noticed him was when he was giving the puck away, or out of position, or just looking more or less stunned on the ice all night. He was terrible.

DFF honorable mention: I would say DesLaurier because of that first goal, except that he made a lot of five star stops later on which redeemed himself somewhat. Ethan Moreau was the weak spot on the "shutdown line" and Chicago made him look a little confused on a few plays.

You forgot to mention that Horcoff really worked hard keeping close to Kane, as well. He managed to close the gap to about 3', which is great ~

It looks like there was a reason Quinn didn't match lines before: he can't. Aside from on-the-ice-off-the-ice movement being brutal, his checking line had not a lot of business checking, to begin with. Maybe the Potulny line would have done a better job, at least physically.

Horcoff needs a vacation: 'he even struggles in practice' (TSN) - how terrible is that.

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#27 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 27 2010, 09:08AM
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dragon wrote:

You forgot to mention that Horcoff really worked hard keeping close to Kane, as well. He managed to close the gap to about 3', which is great ~

It looks like there was a reason Quinn didn't match lines before: he can't. Aside from on-the-ice-off-the-ice movement being brutal, his checking line had not a lot of business checking, to begin with. Maybe the Potulny line would have done a better job, at least physically.

Horcoff needs a vacation: 'he even struggles in practice' (TSN) - how terrible is that.

They looked pretty good 5 on 5 vs the Sedins.

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#28 freeze
January 27 2010, 09:08AM
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That Grebs giveaway in the 2nd or 3rd, the one with the weak@ss backhand flip, was so very, very wrong and weak. If there were any justice they would call up Peckham and sit 37 in the pressbox for a few games.

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#29 Chris.
January 27 2010, 09:08AM
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When Jon Willis, Myself, cableguy, and several others can no longer force themselves to watch an Oilers game you know something is wrong with the universe. I'm guessing total apathy will set in before this deathmarch of a season finally ends.

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#30 Reggie
January 27 2010, 09:17AM
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@Bucknuck

I didn't think Sully had a great game, but did you miss his steal of the puck and set up of Potulny for the second goal ?

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#31 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
January 27 2010, 09:17AM
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@Chris.

I thought I'd drink before the game so it would be more entertaining, I end up taking a nap sooner then expected and missed the whole game.

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#32 dragon
January 27 2010, 09:20AM
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OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F wrote:

They looked pretty good 5 on 5 vs the Sedins.

that's correct, for most of the game.

...and then they all gave up...

There's one Quinn presser that's stuck to mind: after the LA loss (you know, following the 5-in-a-row road wins) Quinn was quite vocal of the last minutes of play. Is it possible he lost the vets at that time and all started crumbling down?

Coaching puzzles me 'cause Quinn was supposed to be this great strong guy that would be able to put some order in that locker room - not much success there.

So what's the difference between Quinn and McT?

Another mis-calculated Tambo move?

Now, he cleans house. I wonder what McT would have done with a clean house...

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#33 Archaeologuy
January 27 2010, 09:23AM
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Chris. wrote:

When Jon Willis, Myself, cableguy, and several others can no longer force themselves to watch an Oilers game you know something is wrong with the universe. I'm guessing total apathy will set in before this deathmarch of a season finally ends.

Mass Effect 2. Just sayin. It's a good one.

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#34 dragon
January 27 2010, 09:23AM
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freeze wrote:

That Grebs giveaway in the 2nd or 3rd, the one with the weak@ss backhand flip, was so very, very wrong and weak. If there were any justice they would call up Peckham and sit 37 in the pressbox for a few games.

...and lose any value there's left for a trade? Not likely.

And, yes, there is no justice... Bring back McT! ;-)

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#35 GSC
January 27 2010, 09:26AM
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BUCK75 wrote:

Keep in mind that I am no Doctor & have no idea if surgery would even help him.

But why isn't he getting his shoulder fixed? You know you have hit rock bottom when Matthew Barnaby is carving you up saying that it is quite evident Horcoff isn't a shut down center.

Obviously Barnaby is forgetting how WELL Horcoff played in the past & how MacT was convinced he should have been on the olympic team because he is the best 5-3 penalty killer in the league.

I only watched the 2nd intermission on, but I think the score was closer than the game was. Outside of the last minute we didn't play well in the 3rd.

If his shoulder is THAT bad where it's ruining his performance, then why doesn't he hang it up for the rest of the season and go under the knife? Or, if surgery isn't an option at this point, rest it by taking some games off?

I'm tired of the excuses for his play. If he's hurt, he has no business being in the lineup. Considering his shoulder has been "hurting" for a good portion of the season, however, I'm thinking that his performance is due primarily to his own inadequacies rather than injury.

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#36 Chris.
January 27 2010, 09:27AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Mass Effect 2. Just sayin. It's a good one.

Does the controller have more than three buttons..?.. If so: I'm out.

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#37 tlbest99
January 27 2010, 09:30AM
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wow...that was fun, is it just me or was the place 1/2 empty....only way Katz makes any changes up high is if it hits his bottom line, 3000 less people swill n his 8 $ beers and he will be way more pissed then over a 11 or 20 game losing streak which is where we are going, can't wait until sat. when we can be a doormat for the other crap team in alberta, the gods hate us here in oil country

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#38 Chris.
January 27 2010, 09:38AM
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@GSC

It might be a fun to see how the fans who post here rank the Oiler roster players in relation to each other; ignoring age (as yet unrealized future potential), contracts, current injury.

For example: Visnovsky > Smid > Souray > Staios > Gilbert > Grebeshkov > Strudwick > Peckham > Chorney.

I know that Gilbert/ Grebs have more upside than Staios... but right now, IMO, Staios has been a better more consistant overall defender this season. I included Peckham despite not playing this season because he is (by the numbers) defending waaay better than Chorney. Yet management seem higher on Chorney thus proving their inability to properly assess needs or talent.

Let's set aside the money... and pick 15 Oilers who should be here next season based solely on their performance this season.... and then see if the money works.

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#39 Archaeologuy
January 27 2010, 09:39AM
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@Chris.

I think the least amount of buttons is on the xbox, so 10 + 2 sticks to control movement...

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#40 Dyckster
January 27 2010, 09:47AM
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1. Penner 2. Gagner 3. Cogs 4. Dubnyk 5. Vish 6. Potulny 7. Brule 8. Smid 9. Peckham 10. Hemsky 11. Pisani 12. Stone (numbers show we're better when he plays) 13. Comrie 14. POS 15. Gilbert

You didn't mention Oiler draft picks not yet in the league...so I left them out. If I could include them, replace POS with Eberle, and Pisani with MPS.

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#41 Chris.
January 27 2010, 09:54AM
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Ales Hemsky > Gagner > Penner > Horcoff > Brule > Cogliano > Pisani > Comrie > Potulny > Nilsson > O'Sullivan > Stortini > Moreau > Stone > Pouliot > JF Jaques...

(This is a difficult exercise... I wanted to go by current performance: but at the same time discount injury. It's nearly impossible to reconcile the two. For example is Horcoffs current performance hampered by injury? I guess I'm looking for your gut. I like Brule more than Cogliano for example. I don't like O'Sullivan at all but think he is a better hockey player than JFJ (who I do like).

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#42 TheBarsBeenSetLowe
January 27 2010, 09:55AM
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The sad part is that Chicago was hardly trying for large stretches of the game lol. At least Pisani is playing ok, should make him more attractive for a trade.

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#43 TheBarsBeenSetLowe
January 27 2010, 09:56AM
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BTW, what happened to the 'crust' lol.

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#44 GSC
January 27 2010, 09:56AM
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Chris. wrote:

It might be a fun to see how the fans who post here rank the Oiler roster players in relation to each other; ignoring age (as yet unrealized future potential), contracts, current injury.

For example: Visnovsky > Smid > Souray > Staios > Gilbert > Grebeshkov > Strudwick > Peckham > Chorney.

I know that Gilbert/ Grebs have more upside than Staios... but right now, IMO, Staios has been a better more consistant overall defender this season. I included Peckham despite not playing this season because he is (by the numbers) defending waaay better than Chorney. Yet management seem higher on Chorney thus proving their inability to properly assess needs or talent.

Let's set aside the money... and pick 15 Oilers who should be here next season based solely on their performance this season.... and then see if the money works.

Honestly, I may not be able to get to 15.

Penner, Gagner, Hemsky, Brule, Potulny, Cogliano, Stortini, Stone, Comrie, Visnovsky, Smid, Khabibulin.

That's 12, and I have a very hard time adding anybody to that group.

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#45 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
January 27 2010, 09:57AM
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Chris. wrote:

It might be a fun to see how the fans who post here rank the Oiler roster players in relation to each other; ignoring age (as yet unrealized future potential), contracts, current injury.

For example: Visnovsky > Smid > Souray > Staios > Gilbert > Grebeshkov > Strudwick > Peckham > Chorney.

I know that Gilbert/ Grebs have more upside than Staios... but right now, IMO, Staios has been a better more consistant overall defender this season. I included Peckham despite not playing this season because he is (by the numbers) defending waaay better than Chorney. Yet management seem higher on Chorney thus proving their inability to properly assess needs or talent.

Let's set aside the money... and pick 15 Oilers who should be here next season based solely on their performance this season.... and then see if the money works.

Great exercise but I'd say it's next to impossible for most.

$$'s and "potential" clouds peoples view 95% of the time.

My list (role adjusted):

Vish/Hemsky/Penner (though that could be in doubt in another 30 games)/Bulin (obvious other ?? marks)/Gagner/Brule/Smid/Souray/Horc/Staios/Putolny/Stortini/O'sully/Gilbert/ Comrie(looked ok in limited action)

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#46 Chris.
January 27 2010, 09:59AM
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Dyckster wrote:

1. Penner 2. Gagner 3. Cogs 4. Dubnyk 5. Vish 6. Potulny 7. Brule 8. Smid 9. Peckham 10. Hemsky 11. Pisani 12. Stone (numbers show we're better when he plays) 13. Comrie 14. POS 15. Gilbert

You didn't mention Oiler draft picks not yet in the league...so I left them out. If I could include them, replace POS with Eberle, and Pisani with MPS.

Maybe I confused things with the pick 15 Oilers... It's like I think Hemsky is a better player than Gagner who is a better player than Cogliano who is obviously better than Jacques... Can you rank all the current Oiler forwards in relation to each other?

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#47 freeze
January 27 2010, 10:06AM
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dragon wrote:

...and lose any value there's left for a trade? Not likely.

And, yes, there is no justice... Bring back McT! ;-)

You assume our GM actually has the balls to make a decent trade.

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#48 Curious
January 27 2010, 10:09AM
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@GSC

I think Stauffer said on Oiler lunch the other day, Horcoff only has a 1st degree seperation. That type of separtion doesnt require surgery - and players can usually play through it.

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#49 Mr DeBakey
January 27 2010, 10:12AM
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What Fun

Hemsky > Penner > Horcoff > Gagner > Pisani > Comrie > Brule > Cogliano > Pouliot > Potulny > Nilsson > O'Sullivan > Stortini > Stone > Moreau > JF Jaques.

Visnovsky > Gilbert > Souray > Smid> Grebeshkov > Staios.

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#50 Bucknuck
January 27 2010, 10:18AM
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Reggie wrote:

I didn't think Sully had a great game, but did you miss his steal of the puck and set up of Potulny for the second goal ?

Sully didn't steal it, the Chicago defensemen giftwrapped it for him.

McIntyre (hands of stone) could have fielded that giveaway.

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