GDB 13.0: SEVEN

Wanye
November 05 2011 05:06PM

Holy crap. Are we seriously talking about a seven game win streak thirteen games into the season? How does this happen exactly? One day you are minding your own business trying to think up a clever name to replace Exciting Last Place Hockey and all of a sudden you are trying to find posters that would be appropriate for a seventh win in a row.

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't slow down you could miss it" - Approximate quote from Ferris Bueller's Day off.

GAME V PHOENIX

And so the Mighty Oilers swing into the jobing.com arena in Phoenix tonight, looking for a 7th consecutive win. Poor old Phoenix is having a hell of a time getting people in the seats again this year as this picture from last game against the Predators can attest.  Yet again the Coyotes will be hoping that the "crowd" won't be outnumbered by the ushers and are looking to improve on their 6-4-2 record.

6 wins? Seriously that's all they have managed to accumulate? The Oil have 6 wins in their last 5 games for heavens sakes. Easy Wanye, don't jinx anything. The Coyotes are tied for a playoff spot. They are off to a good start. They employ the world class hockey skillery of this guy:

 

SERIOUSLY? SEVEN?

We have to contain our excitement these days when watching our beloved Edmonton Oilers Squadron play the ice hockey matches. We don't want to jinx them in any way shape or form and cannot allow ourselves to picture a playoff berth this year - even for a moment.

We have been kicked too many times, had our heart broken once too often. So we won't do anything here to jeopardize what has been an UNREAL start to the season. Not yet Wanye, hold your position*

Instead we will go crazy for the promotion the Coyotes are running tonight in order to try and get some butts in seats.

THE BUCK BASH

When we logged onto the Coyotes website our eyeballs shot out of their sockets and splattered against the monitor. That's right Nation, the Coyotes are selling dollar beers at the game. If we knew that the Oilers would be competing for a 7th straight win and beers at the game only cost a dollar we would have started walking to Arizona weeks ago!

A dollar doesn't get you a spot in the line at the urinals at Rexall Place. How on earth can the Coyotes be selling beer this cheap? You take your ol pal Wanye to a game with dollar beers on a Saturday Night, you might as well book the ambulance needed to get us home at the end of the game.

We would need a full monkey blood transfusion and ten donairs to even make a dent in the hangover we would have tomorrow morning if we were at this game.

1 dollar beer!

*whistles so loudly that Rexall Place immediately collapses*

THE LINES

According to the Oilers twitter account no lines were run by the Oilers in Phoenix today but did confirm that Devan Dubnyk would be starting in goal. The rest will remain a mystery until the puck drops tonight but we can bet that you will see three superstar tweens out as a line combination tonight.

SQUEEEEE!

*That's what she said.

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#51 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 05 2011, 10:06PM
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NUGEEEEE!!!!!

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#52 Matt Henderson
November 05 2011, 10:07PM
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Hall taken off the kid line. This is not a good time to point out that Seguin has been a beast so far this season.

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#53 Smokey
November 05 2011, 10:08PM
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RNH right on cue. Does nothing all game, but is clutch in the 3rd.

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#54 Matt Henderson
November 05 2011, 10:11PM
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Oh, Halls back

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#55 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 05 2011, 10:12PM
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TEDDYYYY!!!! "velvet hands"

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#56 Wanyes bastard child
November 05 2011, 10:12PM
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@Matt Henderson

Silly Arch :P

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#57 Wanyes bastard child
November 05 2011, 10:17PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

TEDDYYYY!!!! "velvet hands"

Maaaaan... I either really have to catch up on my PVR or stop updating ON...

Im 5 minutes behind, I believed the NUUUUGEE, but I finally belive the TEDDDDYYYY.

LETS GO OILERS*!!!!!!

*role players

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#58 Romanus
November 05 2011, 10:18PM
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How many hooks does it take for a call?

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#59 BingBong
November 05 2011, 10:18PM
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I originally thought Hemsky should replace Gagner on the 3rd line, but after tonight I'm thinking Jones should come out.

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#60 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 05 2011, 10:28PM
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! what is the opposite of EPIC SAX? probably this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=447yaU_4DF8

I think this is the Oiler's losing song... I hate it so much!

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#61 AussieOil
November 05 2011, 10:33PM
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Good to see the skill come out when needed... Close one. Can't win em all.

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#62 Walter Sobchak
November 05 2011, 10:41PM
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I know I'm biased here but when you get cross check so hard you almost break ribs, as a ref I think you should call that.....brutal non call

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#63 Romanus
November 05 2011, 11:01PM
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Smokey wrote:

For all those people who say we should trade Hemsky, this is why you hold onto him. If he's healthy, he's your trap beater. Man I miss Hemsky.

Exactly.

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#64 Oilcruzer
November 06 2011, 03:51AM
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In other news... From OKC site...

Gilbert Brule scored at 2:53 of overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a sweep of a two-game series in Abbotsford as the Barons beat the Heat 4-3 on Saturday at the Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Brule was set up by Linus Omark, who had three asists in the game as Oklahoma City won its fourth straight (all on the road) and improved to 8-2-0-1. The Heat fell to 7-4-1-0.

Josh Green, who missed the third period with an injury added two goals for the Barons while Ryan Keller had a pair of assists.

The Heat opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first 4:12 of the opening period. Ben Walter put one past David LeNeveu from the deep slot. Greg Nemisz followed with a shorthanded goal wehen LeNeveu attempted a head-man pass and shot it into Nemisz, who then fired the puck into a vacated net.

The Barons responded with a power play goal by Philippe Cornet, his team-high eighth goal, from Guibert Brule at 5:01. Oklahoma City tied the score when Josh Green connected from Ryan Keller and Linus Omark at 11:18.

Oklahoma had 11:11 seconds of man-advantage time in the first period, helped by a major and game misconduct assessed to Abbotsford's Jordan Henry for slashing Antti Tyrvainen, who did not return. Green gave the Barons a 3-2 lead at 9:41 of the third on setups by Omark and Tanner House.

The Heat tied the score 3-3 on Nemisz's second of the game as he tucked a blocked point shot past LeNeveu, who improved to 3-0-1 with 19 saves.

Joni Ortio received his first start of the year for the Heat, spelling the league's busiest goaltender Leland Irving. Ortio made 21 saves in falling to 0-1-0.

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#65 Captain Obvious
November 06 2011, 07:07AM
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That's 35 points in 31 AHL games for Omark. A 1.16 point per game pace. He's been a top scorer in every top league in the world. Unless you think there is something magic about the NHL he will put up points in the NHL too.

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#66 Shaun Doe
November 06 2011, 07:33AM
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So my question would be did the Oilers beat themselves with a lack luster effort or did the Coyotes beat the Oilers through a flawless (albeit boring) game plan? I didn't get to watch the game so I was just curious if this game was a real stinker on the Oil's part or if it can be attributed to something else

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#67 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 06 2011, 08:12AM
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Shaun Doe wrote:

So my question would be did the Oilers beat themselves with a lack luster effort or did the Coyotes beat the Oilers through a flawless (albeit boring) game plan? I didn't get to watch the game so I was just curious if this game was a real stinker on the Oil's part or if it can be attributed to something else

Well you didn't miss much of a game from an entertainment standpoint.

The first period was a kind of classic feel em out road game by the Oil. The tempo was as quick as it could be against Phoenix (slow). Not many checks, hits or odd man rushes. Dubs looked good early. Every Oil line had a good shift that I saw.

The Second the wheels kind of fell off. Phoenix basically played the same game, but the Oil didn't match their aggressive stifling D. But worse, nor did they force the issue with intensity, skill and speed. They barely broke into the Phoenix zone, were not there for very long and didn't get very good chances. Dubs let in a questionable goal (he was out of position and was not screened) by Langkow.

In the third, we didn't look much better. Except individual effort picked up. The Nuge goal was pure artistry. The kid did that all on his own from his own end. very impressive. But we didn't capitalize on it. instead we gave it right back to them. THe Peckham goal was sweet. who knew he had such velvet hands. and the pass/shot from Teubert was well placed. Still, there was a lack of consistent play and pressure in the Phoenix end. We had chances, but didn't look cohesive or like a team. The Phoenix system really effed with our play, we looked confused. the last two minutes were an awful attempt to pull out the tie, no pressure, not sure if we even got a shot off.

anyway, we certainly exposed ourselves to tight, system oriented teams. We looked unprepared for Phoenix who was coming off a stacked schedule and is hardly a top-tier team... so basically we pissed away an opportunity.

all in all. it was close(ish) but only via individual merit and it didn't look pretty. Other than the $1 beer and the winning, I wouldn't want to pay to see that night in night out. I don't know how teams that play like that market themselves...

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#68 dougtheslug
November 06 2011, 09:27AM
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Oilcruzer wrote:

In other news... From OKC site...

Gilbert Brule scored at 2:53 of overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a sweep of a two-game series in Abbotsford as the Barons beat the Heat 4-3 on Saturday at the Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Brule was set up by Linus Omark, who had three asists in the game as Oklahoma City won its fourth straight (all on the road) and improved to 8-2-0-1. The Heat fell to 7-4-1-0.

Josh Green, who missed the third period with an injury added two goals for the Barons while Ryan Keller had a pair of assists.

The Heat opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first 4:12 of the opening period. Ben Walter put one past David LeNeveu from the deep slot. Greg Nemisz followed with a shorthanded goal wehen LeNeveu attempted a head-man pass and shot it into Nemisz, who then fired the puck into a vacated net.

The Barons responded with a power play goal by Philippe Cornet, his team-high eighth goal, from Guibert Brule at 5:01. Oklahoma City tied the score when Josh Green connected from Ryan Keller and Linus Omark at 11:18.

Oklahoma had 11:11 seconds of man-advantage time in the first period, helped by a major and game misconduct assessed to Abbotsford's Jordan Henry for slashing Antti Tyrvainen, who did not return. Green gave the Barons a 3-2 lead at 9:41 of the third on setups by Omark and Tanner House.

The Heat tied the score 3-3 on Nemisz's second of the game as he tucked a blocked point shot past LeNeveu, who improved to 3-0-1 with 19 saves.

Joni Ortio received his first start of the year for the Heat, spelling the league's busiest goaltender Leland Irving. Ortio made 21 saves in falling to 0-1-0.

I note that Teemu Hartikeinen did not dress, anyone know why not?

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#69 tyler
November 06 2011, 09:34AM
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@Matt Henderson

its funny how everybody seemed to think that hopkins wasnt going to be as good as hall but he is head and shoulders better hes 171 pounds and is not on his ass half as many times as hall

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#70 hall
November 06 2011, 09:38AM
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I like hall and I think he will be alright he just has to use his teammates better Im not sure if he is better than seguin or skinner though. Could you imagine skinner and hopkins playing together.

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#71 Shaun Doe
November 06 2011, 10:54AM
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tyler wrote:

its funny how everybody seemed to think that hopkins wasnt going to be as good as hall but he is head and shoulders better hes 171 pounds and is not on his ass half as many times as hall

My biggest beef with Hall at this point is his (seemingly) innability to learn from his mistakes. He keeps trying to beat defendors with speed tight to the boards. Teams are figuring this out and just crushing him with hip checks or aggressive rub outs (thats what she said). I don't know if his better option is to dump and chase through more open ice or if he needs to try to throw and inside out on the defendor and catch them out of position when/if the check fails. other than that I have liked that he is trying some slick moves this year rather than relying on his speed to give him some space. I know that sounds contradictory to what I am saying but I am talking more about when he is crossing the blue line in open ice, not along the boards.

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Wanye wrote:

If I was attending a game with $1 beers I would be incomprehensible by now

BELIEVE THAT

Correction:

*beliebe that

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