GDB 19.0: A QUACK ATTACK?

Jason Gregor
November 21 2010 04:58PM

Despite their best performance in a week, the Oilers couldn't hold on to a 3-0 lead and lost to Phoenix on Friday. Tonight they face a Ducks team that has lost four in a row, two in OT, so one losing streak will come to an end. The Ducks won all four meetings last season and outscored the Oilers 20-9.

It is Movember, so the Oilers better be wary of the best stache in the league tonight. George Parros only had four goals last year, but three of them came against the Oilers. It's like Parros is an ex-Oiler. According to Jim Matheson, MacIntyre hailed a cab a few hours before the game, so he might dress tonight to counter Parros. JF Jacques, Colin Fraser and Zack Stortini played well on Friday, so I'm not sure Renney will insert MacIntyre, but look for Gilbert Brule to return tonight.

The Oilers will face another former teammate tonight in Lubomir Visnovsky, and Visnovsky is having a great start to the season with three goals and 17 points. Robin Brownlee wrote about Visnvosky and how the Visnovsky/Whitney trade has worked out for both teams, but considering former Oilers have scored 14 goals (Torres 3, Cleary 3, Brodziak 2, Reasoner 2, Cole, Samsonov, Glencross and Pisani 1) v. the Oilers this year, they better pay special attention to Visnovsky.

GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers losing streak reaches six with a 4-3 OT loss to the Ducks. Taylor Hall will have his first multi-goal game.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Devan Dubnyk will face 40 shots and stop 36 of them. For the fourth straight start he will get the Oilers to OT, but once again he won't get the win. The Oilers will surrender two more PP goals and until they improve their PK they will continue to lose.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: During warmup Parros stops Sam Gagner at centre and gives him some tips on how to improve his stache. Steve MacIntyre thinks Parros is mocking Gagner and comes over to say something. Gagner tells MacIntyre to get lost and spends three minutes learning stache tips from Parros. Gagner is one of the first Oilers off the ice and when the game starts his Stache is thicker and darker and he even scores a goal. After scoring Randy Carlyle glares at Parros and forbids him to talk to any opposing players during warmup from now on. 

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#51 DoubleJ
November 21 2010, 08:40PM
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@Jason Gregor

I love that Regehr got hurt trying to hurt someone. Finally.

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#52 Wanyes bastard child
November 21 2010, 08:41PM
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DoubleJ wrote:

I love that Regehr got hurt trying to hurt someone. Finally.

Well he sure hurt the boards with his face :P

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#53 Crash
November 21 2010, 08:55PM
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DoubleJ wrote:

I love that Regehr got hurt trying to hurt someone. Finally.

And, it was a great day for Calgary...another choke job by a favoured Calgary team as the Stumps lose in the Western Final while at the same time the Flame outs blow a 4-2 third period lead, give up the tying goal with 3 seconds left and then lose it in OT.

Was listening to the Flame post game show on the way home to Red Deer from the Oiler game on Friday. Lost a lot of respect for Pat Steinberg as he was talking to some loser who was talking about Edmonton. I used to think Steinberg was a pretty decent guy and not like so many of those other losers on that radio station who continually trash the city of Edmonton (I know it's probably an inferiority complex). Steinberg proceded to trash the city with this guy during a call including laughing about it being cold in Edmonton as if Calgary is some sort of Oasis hot spot.

Anyway, great day today for the city of Calgary...too bad, so sad.

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#54 book¡e
November 21 2010, 10:25PM
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Crash wrote:

You know what, I agree with you. Can you remember the Oilers ever being given a PP that was clearly not a penalty or the last time the officials missed calling the Oilers for cutting someone wide open?

I can't ever recall it, but for some reason it seems to happen to them. It's actually quite incredible.

Those are called 'fan goggles'. The calls go both ways.

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#55 Jamie B.
November 22 2010, 01:10AM
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Crash wrote:

You know what, I agree with you. Can you remember the Oilers ever being given a PP that was clearly not a penalty or the last time the officials missed calling the Oilers for cutting someone wide open?

I can't ever recall it, but for some reason it seems to happen to them. It's actually quite incredible.

Cogliano's hit wasn't what knocked Turris out of the game (although I'm sure it contributed), it was Peckham smoking him in the face with an errant stick. Wasn't called.

So that's one, anyway.

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#56 Rob...
November 22 2010, 01:16PM
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Agreed. Even the game where Cogs got cut open, Hall got away with a high stick in the final period of the game. I assumed it was an 'even up' missed call by the refs.

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