Lineup Changes For Tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
April 01 2010 02:08PM

Associate coach Tom Renney announced some line shuffling today for tomorrow's game against the Dallas Stars, and with all the injuries up front the good news is that the Oilers will be adding some size to their forward corps.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, 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 David S
April 01 2010, 02:22PM
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Wait. What?

Ohhhhhhh...

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#2 Heavyd
April 01 2010, 02:34PM
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Finally a good move by this team.

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#3 FS
April 01 2010, 02:36PM
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LMAO!!!!

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#4 WizCo
April 01 2010, 02:38PM
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A good tan all over one's goalie body always helps.

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#5 Twiggs
April 01 2010, 02:40PM
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dumb

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#6 Ender
April 01 2010, 02:46PM
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"I mean, it can't be that hard, right?"

Priceless.

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#7 Kizz
April 01 2010, 02:48PM
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April Fools... i love the potulny part on the website

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#8 Bucknuck
April 01 2010, 02:48PM
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Ender wrote:

"I mean, it can't be that hard, right?"

Priceless.

I think they did a good job.

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#9 Chaz
April 01 2010, 02:49PM
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Hilarious. Struddy deserves a new contract based on the 'tanned' comment alone...

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#10 Jamie B.
April 01 2010, 02:54PM
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The joke is dumb but the video's funny. Who knew we had such good actors on the team.

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#11 Lofty
April 01 2010, 02:56PM
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Hey POS... He can't do much worse than you have!

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#12 David S
April 01 2010, 03:08PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

The joke is dumb but the video's funny. Who knew we had such good actors on the team.

I had a feeling we were watching the WWE this year. Who knows. This team might be the greatest bunch of actors in pro sports.

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#13 Kizz
April 01 2010, 03:12PM
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David S wrote:

I had a feeling we were watching the WWE this year. Who knows. This team might be the greatest bunch of actors in pro sports.

They should focus a little less on acting and more on actually playing hockey they have had the whole year off

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That was pretty funny. In all seriousness however, who does Moreau think he is in a comment he made earlier today "I assume I'm playing. There's no reason why I wouldn't be." Honestly this is why this guy is the worst captain in oilers history, he doesn't give a crap about anyone but himself! There is a good reason for him not to play, because he is the most selfish and useless player on this hockey team.

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#15 Garett
April 01 2010, 03:28PM
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I would not have allowed april fools joking around today if I were owner, the team has been enough of a joke all year long, we don't need any more such sillyness. Oh, and for sale is my fully authentic signed Ethan Moreau Jersey, bidding starts at $100, that is I will pay you the $100 to take the disgraceful item off my hands!

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#16 tricksnard
April 01 2010, 03:29PM
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I'd keep struds as a bottom pairing defenceman for years just for his comments in these little segments.

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#17 Jamie B.
April 01 2010, 03:32PM
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David S wrote:

I had a feeling we were watching the WWE this year. Who knows. This team might be the greatest bunch of actors in pro sports.

Yeah, I have to admit O'Sullivan's delivery made me think, "Oh, that's how he's answered to the media all year with a straight face."

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#18 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
April 01 2010, 03:34PM
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Garett wrote:

I would not have allowed april fools joking around today if I were owner, the team has been enough of a joke all year long, we don't need any more such sillyness. Oh, and for sale is my fully authentic signed Ethan Moreau Jersey, bidding starts at $100, that is I will pay you the $100 to take the disgraceful item off my hands!

I think you're a little off-track. Working in insurance, I was privy to a lot of conversation about the whole AIG debacle, and people said similar things about the management:

"How dare they have a Christmas party when they're that close to going belly-up!"

"My tax dollars are being mis-managed because they can still afford to give their employees bonuses."

The fact of the matter is that - even when a company is struggling, there's something to be said for 'business as usual'. If you turn around and tell your employees they're not getting Christmas bonuses/parties, they're going to quit and go to some place that treats them right.

Similarly, if the Oilers turn around and tell their players that they can't have fun because they suck at hockey, they're going to end up with people refusing to sign or requesting a trade to a team that treats them well.

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#19 Dan the Man
April 01 2010, 03:43PM
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This is hilarious until you realize that Dubnyk probably wouldn't be any worse that O'Sullivan right now.

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#20 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
April 01 2010, 03:44PM
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Dan the Man wrote:

This is hilarious until you realize that Dubnyk probably wouldn't be any worse that O'Sullivan right now.

I was thinking Deslauriers might have been a better fit if they were looking for some sandpaper. Who was it that got in his kitchen awhile back and ended up with a blocker to the chin?

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#21 DDP
April 01 2010, 03:46PM
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Oilers are going all out. Check out who's listed as 2C on the Oilers Depth Chart...

http://oilers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=33403

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#24 Adam D
April 01 2010, 04:01PM
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I liked Gilbert's caption.

"Intrigued".

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#25 jeanshorts
April 01 2010, 04:04PM
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Despite all their horrible faults, it's nice to see the Oilers are still amazing at rattling off vague quotes with a straight face, no matter what they're talking about.

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#26 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
April 01 2010, 04:08PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Despite all their horrible faults, it's nice to see the Oilers are still amazing at rattling off vague quotes with a straight face, no matter what they're talking about.

"With Dubnyk up there we're just going to keep getting pucks to net, take it 1 shift at a time. We just have to keep our feet moving. We've got him slotted in at 2C coming out of training camp in the fall, but we need a little more time to assess the situation."

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#27 Dan the Man
April 01 2010, 04:16PM
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Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things wrote:

I was thinking Deslauriers might have been a better fit if they were looking for some sandpaper. Who was it that got in his kitchen awhile back and ended up with a blocker to the chin?

I'm torn on who I prefer betweeen JDD and DD but I like JDD's fire, he's definitely a competitor.

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#28 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
April 01 2010, 04:22PM
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Dan the Man wrote:

I'm torn on who I prefer betweeen JDD and DD but I like JDD's fire, he's definitely a competitor.

If cooking counts for anything, JDD's got the edge there too.

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#29 Chris.
April 01 2010, 04:47PM
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Memo to Allan Watt:

The absolute only way I will order tomorrows PPV is if Dubnyk actually does skate at center.

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#30 Pajamah
April 01 2010, 05:20PM
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Any insight on the Oilers interest in that Finnish goalie?

Can he be signed anytime, will it be in the offseason? Do the Oil have much of a shot at the guy

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#31 Biowolf
April 01 2010, 06:12PM
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That´s really funny. Makes up for a lot of grief. I say: Go Oilers`for the first time this season.

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#32 Jon
April 01 2010, 06:21PM
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hahahaha I think he's probably one of the top 20 guys on our team that could do it...Strudwick is hilarious

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#33 Samwise
April 01 2010, 06:36PM
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DDP wrote:

Oilers are going all out. Check out who's listed as 2C on the Oilers Depth Chart...

http://oilers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=33403

take it one step further and click on both Potulny and Dubnyk to see their 'stats'..

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#34 MattL
April 01 2010, 10:39PM
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Yeah, they all did pretty well, but Struds ("I've always told Potulny he has a great goalie body") was golden. Best piece of Oilers website content I've seen... ever?

I don't like Renney that much as a coach, but:

"I WILL take credit for it [...] I'm excited about the fact that I'm actually the one that came up with this idea."

Killer.

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#35 David S
April 01 2010, 11:06PM
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Strudwick on Potulney in goal: "He's probably one of the top 20 guys on our team who can do it."

Total deadpan delivery. Brilliant.

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#36 Jeremy
April 02 2010, 01:04AM
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This video tells me that Struds is the next coach after the 2 headed monster is gone.

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#37 oilerzz
April 02 2010, 01:33AM
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Ender wrote:

"I mean, it can't be that hard, right?"

Priceless.

i had a good laugh over that as well .. at least they had some fun with April Fools

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