GDB: MINUS TWO

Jason Gregor
October 01 2010 01:57PM

"All we want to see tonight is some fights and some scores. We want this as bad as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and their crew of slowed down children want pizza. And now back to Gregor's fact filled GDB" - Wanye

If tonight's game has as much animosity as Steve Tambellini and Sheldon Souray have for another, we should be in for a hell of a tilt. The Oilers are 4-0 this preseason, while the Flames are a perfect 5-0 and even though it is a preseason game this should be the most intense game we've seen so far.

Theo Peckham will play with Jim Vandermeer tonight and Peckham needs to play well or he might lose his roster spot to Richard Petiot. Petiot has been very steady in his two games, while Peckham has been average. Expect him to play with the edge the Oilers feel he needs to bring on a nightly basis. "I know the situation, and I need to play my game tonight. I can't just run around, but I need to by physical and make smart plays with the puck," said Peckham.

If you are going to the game you will get to see all three rookies.

OILERS LINEUP

Hall/Horcoff/Eberle
Paajarvi/Gagner/Hemsky
Jones/O'Marra/Reddox
MacIntyre/Vande Velde/Stortini

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Foster
Vandermeer/Peckham

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

Khabibulin will play the entire game and it sounds like Dubnyk and Deslauriers will split the game on Sunday in Calgary, but I still believe that Dubnyk will be the back up to start the season.

Petiot has been a pleasant surprise, but so has Vande Velde. Renney really likes his hockey sense, and while he is destiined to start the season in OKC, Vande Velde has made an impact. Oiler fans will see him at some point this season. Jones, despite his -3 rating last game, was effective at getting under the skin of the Coyotes on Wednedsay, and he will have to play the same way tonight.

He and Reddox are in a dog fight for the RW spot on the 4th line. Reddox is a better PK guy, and Renney loves his go-balls-out-on every-shift attitude, so Jones needs to be noticeable tonight. If Jones doesn't that agitating style, he become expendable. Right now, Reddox is ahead of him on the depth chart.

HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLES

To quote Dave Brown, "Don't go for coffee early in the game tonight boys". If you are going to the game or watching it, be prepared to see a heavyweight dust up between Steve MacIntyre and Raitis Ivanans. Brown said that line to Jim Matheson and Dick Chubey the morning of a game between the Oilers and Flames. Stu Grimson did verywell in a fight  two days earlier, and then told the media how well he did. Brown didn't like that, and then proceeded to break Grimson's face in the rematch.

MacIntyre and Ivanans don't have the same animosity, but MacIntyre wants to send a message he understands his role so you know he and Ivanans will go tonight. Tim Jackman is also dressed for the Flames, so we should see a few heavyweight scraps tonight.

The Flames will also ice a veteran squad except in goal where they will go with 6'6" giant Henrik Karlsson in goal.

Tanguay Backlund Iginla
Hagman Moss Kotalik
Glencross Meyer Jackman
Ivanans Sutter Rheault

Regehr White
Bouwmeester Staios
Pardy Brodie

Karlsson
Kiprusoff

Wanye note 2: Think Kevin Lowe isn't tough? Watch him leave the bench and go flying into the fray around the 1:30 mark. Impressive.

SOURAY OPTIONS

Souray cleared waivers today, but they Oilers haven't assigned him to the minors, which means he wouldn't qualify for recallable waivers. They haven't assigned him because Steve Tambellini is still trying to work out a trade. If they assign Souray to the minors, then before they could trade him he'd need to clear recallable waivers.

Tambellini doesn't have much time to make a move. If they don't assign Souray he would count as one of the players on the 23 man roster, so Tambellini will try his best to make a move.

So far he hasn't recieved any offers that make sense for the Oilers. Basically teams have offered him junk in return, and he won't make that type of deal.

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#51 J-Dogg
October 01 2010, 06:22PM
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DK0 wrote:

I'm giving you props for having a sweet picture. love that show.

Zee goggles! They do nothing!!

Thank you! I think we need a few more fans like him, ones that entreat the hockey gods for future wins by drinking 11 more beers from the bejeweled goblet of golden victory after a loss, and have the unflinching faith to lay 25 G's on the copper and blue, 25 G's that they DO NOT HAVE!

Man what I wouldn't give to have Carl do a video blog following the Oilers.

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#52 Senator Theo
October 01 2010, 07:06PM
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anyone have a link for all us poor Bell customers?

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#53 Wanyes bastard child
October 01 2010, 07:06PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

anyone have a link for all us poor Bell customers?

And those of us stuck in Calgary :(

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#54 Butterific
October 01 2010, 07:16PM
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http://playaslounge.webs.com/rbsportsmafia.htm

He's supposed to join in progress when the rags/sens game is over.

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#55 OilFan
October 01 2010, 07:16PM
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No link yet ?

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#56 Dan the Man
October 01 2010, 07:17PM
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@OilFan

Haven't been able to find the game on Justin TV or ATDHE.net yet

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#57 Danny Beans
October 01 2010, 07:49PM
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Apparently this one works now.

http://playaslounge.webs.com/rbsportsmafia.htm

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#58 David S
October 01 2010, 08:10PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

anyone have a link for all us poor Bell customers?

This one is working...

http://atdhe.net/24536/watch-calgary-flames-vs-edmonton-oilers

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#59 Heavyd
October 01 2010, 08:47PM
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Anyone miss me?

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#60 Bucknuck
October 01 2010, 09:04PM
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I have so enjoyed watching Hemsky this game. He is entertainment in a size 83 package.

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#61 Crash
October 01 2010, 09:26PM
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TigerUnderGlass wrote:

I'm confused about the broadcast for the game tonight.

You guys are saying it's on SN1 but the schedule doesn't mention it. It says they're showing the Jays game of all things.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/tvschedule/

In case you haven't had the answer to this question yet here's the scoop.

For those that have a provider that is providing Sportsnet 1. The games don't actually show on the Sportsnet 1 channel. Sportsnet 1 has provided an individual companion channel for each of the Canadian teams that they telecast games for.

Tonights game was on Sportsnet Oilers which is a separate channel from the parent channel.

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#62 MattL
October 02 2010, 09:22AM
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I can't stop listening to that song.

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#63 I'm a Scientist!
October 02 2010, 04:18PM
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@rubbertrout

Although your prediction was almost the opposite of what happened, I appreciate the effort that you put forth. That is how this prediction game goes. Le Sigh. I suggest using this exact same prediction for tomorrow's game!

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