GDB 7.0: IT DOESN'T GET EASIER

Jason Gregor
October 15 2013 11:59AM

Usually Oiler fans would be excited to watch the best player in the game, but the thought of Sidney Crosby shooting on Devan Dubnyk is frightening. The Pens are 3-0 at home and they've outscored the opposition 12-3. The Penguins skated into Florida last Friday and got waxed 6-3 by the Panthers, so don't expect the Penguins to take the struggling Oilers lightly.

Crosby is rolling with 5 goals and 9 points in 5 games. He is likely licking his chops in anticipation of facing the Oilers and their 4.83 GAA.

The great part about sports is that anything can happen. Most would predict an Oiler loss tonight, but once the puck drops anything can happen.

Maybe Devan Dubnyk suddenly finds his game. Stop chuckling, it is possible.

Maybe the Oilers stop turning the puck over at the offensive blueline, and chip it deep.

Maybe their PK gets some timely saves and some sticks in the lanes to break up passes.

Maybe Nail Yakupov shows Dallas Eakins he got the message and pots two goals.

Maybe the Oilers finally understand all the nuances of Eakins new system and play a sound defensive game.

They might need all of these maybes to happen in order to win, but if the Penguins can lose 6-3 to the Panthers the Oilers have a shot.

LINEUP

The Oilers didn't have a morning skate, but we will see some lineup changes.

Jesse Joensuu has been sent back to Edmonton to get an undisclosed injury looked at.

Ryan Jones was recalled from OKC, while Philip Larsen was sent down.

Yakupov will return to the lineup.

I'm guessing Jones will play on the 4th line in place of either Luke Gazdic or Mike Brown. Brown leads the team in hits, but isn't doing anything offensively. Gazdic is tougher, and he's been physical. Eakins believes you need to wear down the opposition physically, so maybe Brown stays while Gazdic sits. Pittsburgh doesn't have a bonafide heavyweight so Eakins could put Brown with Jones and hope they create something on the forecheck.

The top-nine could have numerous options. These are the top-nine forwards, but we likely won't know the lines until later today. This is what I would do:

LW                         C                       RW
Hall                    RNH                   Yakupov
Perron               Arcobello           Eberle
Smyth               Gordon               Hemsky
Jones                Acton                  Brown

It is a major risk to put Yakupov with RNH and Hall, because they've given up a lot of chances lately, but I'd still look at it.

Eberle and Perron had good chemistry in camp, and Arcobello seems to fit in well with Eberle.

You could go with a veteran line of Gordon, Smyth and Hemsky. Hemsky and Smyth know how to play with one another, and they should be reliable enough defensively.

Ultimately, I don't think it matters who plays with whom. Collectively the forwards need to be better away from the puck. Most of the guys are producing, and once Yakupov finds his offence this group will be fine. The key is which trio can find some defensive chemistry.

The blueline is struggling. J.Schultz looks lost, but he's only played 54 NHL games and he wasn't heralded as a defensive dynamo when they signed him. He will calm down and make smarter plays. Belov has been okay, but this team lacks a true top-pairing defender. Until they get one, they need their forwards to help them defensively. It is a must for this team to be competitive.

LOOKING AHEAD...

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Hard to believe the Oilers can pull out a victory. They lose 3-2, but don't give up four goals for the first time all season. That will be a moral victory.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Crosby scores a PP goal in the first period.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Gordon scored 4 goals in 48 games last year, but he already has 4 this year. Craig Adams scored 3 goals in 48 games last year, but he already has 3 goals in 5 games. Gordon leads the Oilers in goals, while Adams is 2nd on the Penguins. Both of them continue their surprising starts and pick up a goal each. Both of them will score career highs in goals this season.

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#1 Quicksilver ballet
October 15 2013, 12:12PM
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It know being 5 games into the season may be a little soon to be concerned, but, there's little doubt that 4 or 5 pts could make a world of difference come April with this team. If that number gets to double digits, it could be lights out time in November.

5-2 Oilers on WTF night.

NSOGDP...Yakupov takes his hat trick puck and tosses it at Eakins, cutting him for 8 stitches.

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#2 Spydyr
October 15 2013, 12:17PM
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OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Sales of alcohol related products continue to skyrocket in the Capital region.

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#3 loweblows
October 15 2013, 12:42PM
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Tuesday checklist-got up, got dressed, checked internet for goalie trade (none), eating at various intervals, awaiting Oilers annihilation by Pitts, awaiting to go to bed angry. Repeat 7 years and counting.

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#4 Johe
October 15 2013, 08:18PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

In the third the pens smothered the oil like a baby in a crib.

Well-coached team beat a not so well coached team.

On the other hand, Pittsburgh managed only four shots in the third against a team playing a back to back. Just sayin...

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#5 Willi P
October 15 2013, 10:14PM
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jed wrote:

Oilers loose to a team that does not play defence.

Perfect storm for the Oilers

jed, FYI below;

Lose vs Loose

A lot of people are mixing up lose and loose. In particular, a lot of people are writing loose when they really mean lose. Here are the definitions of the two words from my Penguin dictionary:

loose [lOOs] adj not fastened or pre-packed; not tied up or confined; able to move freely; not tight, not firmly fixed; not close-fitting; careless, inaccurate, vague; dissolute, immoral; not closely woven; flabby; (of bowels) inclined to diarrhoea; l. box stable or van in which an animal can move about; at a l. end uncertain what to do next; unoccupied ~ loose adv in a loose way; play fast and l. behave rashly or unscupulously ~ loose n release; on the l. free from restraint; on a spree; ~ loose v/t untie, undo; release from confinement or constraint, set free; detatch; fire (gun); shoot (arrow); (eccles) absolve.

lose (p/t and p/part lost) [lOOz] v/t and i no longer have; be deprived of by accident or misfortune; mislay, fail to find; FAIL TO GET OR WIN; be too late for; be bereaved of; waste; be defeated or beaten; suffer loss, become worse off; fail to hear, see or understand; cause or allow to perish; (of clock or watch) go too slowly; (refl) miss the right path; become absorbed in; l. one's head become flustered, panic; l. one's temper grow angry; l. one's way fail to find the right path; l. out (US) be defeated after a struggle.

Examples:

This knot is too loose. Please do not lose my book. I had better not lose that file.

One way to remember the difference between the two words is to think that "lose has lost an 'o'".

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#6 Dan the Man
October 15 2013, 01:55PM
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There are so many reasons that the Oilers will get absolutely crushed tonight.....so they will probably win.

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#7 justthestatsman
October 15 2013, 12:43PM
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mlcsellil wrote:

Tonight is the night the Oil shock the league. DD will stop a puck.

Unfortunately, the Pens are likely to get more than one shot on net tonight...

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#8 lolhockey
October 15 2013, 03:57PM
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OGDP: Taylor Hall, failed toe drag.

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#9 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 15 2013, 09:39PM
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DSF wrote:

I understand your nonsense just fine.

But it's still nonsense.

Toronto and the Oilers play very different systems despite Eeeekins lauding Carlyle as his mentor.

Obviously, one of them is right and the other is an idiot.

And, it's also obvious which one you identify with.

If you understand it... you should be able to get it right, no?

If you disavow it, fine. Then either argue against its merits, or ignore it.

But... to misunderstand something, misquote the game stat and then run away claiming it's all bogus is...

I don't know... hilarious?

ps. where did I mention Eakins or pit him against Carlyle, or call anyone an idiot? You've introduced this rabbit hole. It's all yours.

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#10 Walter Sobchak
October 15 2013, 04:04PM
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DSF wrote:

I've been saying for 4 years (often to much derision) that the Oilers need TWO top pairing defensemen, a big, talented #2 C (Galchenyuk anyone?) and an above average NHL goaltender.

They have none of the above and any fool can tell you good teams are built from the back end out and up the middle.

All the while, the Oilers brass continues to draft and develop scoring wingers, a passel of bottom 4 defensemen and fiddle around the edges of the bottom 6 forwards.

MacT seems to have no better grasp of this than his predecessors.

Come on man!

What do expect from a coach/GM that thinks Reasner is Sakic, Toby is a qualified PP specialist, Reddox just needed a "chance" would be the next Draper.

That Thorsen just needed top six minutes! That Brodziak wouldn't amount to much and a coach who thought Ethan would be a great captain!!

FML!

This team is run by ass clowns, I can honestly hear the music when they sit together in the booth.

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#11 Serious Gord
October 15 2013, 07:44PM
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In the third the pens smothered the oil like a baby in a crib.

Well-coached team beat a not so well coached team.

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#12 vetinari
October 15 2013, 12:42PM
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Could someone look up to see if the NHL has a 'mercy' rule like they do in some kiddie leagues?

Oilers 1 Pens 5

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#13 2004Z06
October 15 2013, 07:42PM
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Played a good game tonight against a very good team. Played physical, battled and ran into a hot goalie. No complaints tonight. If they play like that every night and get a decent goaltending effort, they will be ok.

Please no to Miller. He is a FA at the end of this year. I would trade a prospect and a pick to St.Louis for Elliot.

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#14 Slats
October 15 2013, 08:41PM
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DSF wrote:

You've heard of score effects, right?

Even then, the Penguins outshot the Oilers 4-3 in the 3rd.

The Oilers were outshot by 6 in the game.

Over an 82 game season, that's 492 shots.

Can't win that way.

Even for you that stat was absolutely f^n incredible do you know Obama could use your help to spin a budget . . .awesome . . .just awesome.

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#15 Rob...
October 15 2013, 01:29PM
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Though I don't wish ill will on Horcoff, it's interesting to note that he has zero points in four games. Gordon >>> Horcoff. Arcobello >>> Belanger. Acton >> Belanger.

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#16 mlcsellil
October 15 2013, 12:36PM
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Tonight is the night the Oil shock the league. DD will stop a puck.

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#17 Lober
October 15 2013, 09:06PM
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Enjoy the moral victories Edmonton its as good as its gonna get this year!

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#18 HOFFFF
October 15 2013, 12:57PM
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GDP: 5 - 2 Penguins. OGDP: 6 - 2 Penguins. NSOGDP: 4 - 2 Penguins.

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#19 He Who Knows
October 15 2013, 01:02PM
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This organization is looking real bad at the moment. Clearly the team is not built right. The rebuild has been completed faster in other organizations without a plethora of high draft picks. Alarming to say the least and patience is no longer acceptable.

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#20 Spydyr
October 15 2013, 01:52PM
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Oiler Al wrote:

I think it was asked previously,not sure there was a response...any other NHL team using the SWARM system effectively .

Not that I am aware of. Which does not mean much.

What I have heard is the Millwoods Timbit team is doing rather well with it.

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#21 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 15 2013, 09:14PM
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DSF wrote:

Nonsense.

A team trailing in the 3rd period typically outshoots their opponent.

The Oilers didn't.

The Pens just shut the door.

The Leafs have a different philosophy.

Carlyle could care less if his team is outshot. He preaches letting the opponent take all their shots from the outside and all he cares about is quality scoring chances.

Considering the Leafs have the best record in the NHL, it appears he may be on to something but that would leave all you Corsi acolytes gasping for air.

Ah. So you do partially understand scoring effects. Again, though they aren't period dependent, but score dependent. This shouldn't be so confusing.

BTW. We did outshoot them in the 3rd while trailing: 2-1.

That's a full doubling of the shots!

Over 82 games OMG!!!! can you imagine!!!

I love that you buy in to TOR's philosophy. awesome. Odd, though, shouldn't that mean that Oilers getting outshot is a good thing? hmmm... dance!

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#22 S cottV
October 15 2013, 09:45PM
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Wouldn't say Oilers lost due to poor goaltending. Awful coverage on Pens first goal. Puck got in behind on an excellent rush and tip by Crosby, which led to their second. Pens pp goal was a fluke. Lost because of the poor coverage on the first ga and failure to bury at least one of the 3 or 4 excellent chances Oilers had to score. Otherwise would have at least been on a position to win in OT or a shootout. Not fair to blame the goaltender.

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#23 David S
October 15 2013, 12:12PM
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Not much to say here boys. Either we're going to get blown out or it'll be a goaltending DUEL!

Ahhhh...hahahahahahahaha!!!!

*sobs quietly*

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#24 Willi P
October 15 2013, 09:33PM
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K_Mart wrote:

.893 sv% from J.Lab.

Good game oil. That's 6 moral victories, woohoo! Imagine how good a real victory will feel.

And starting in net next game, Jordan Eberle. The kid was all world tonight and could have easily had multiple points. May as well shove him in net as well. What can't he do? He's better than hall IMO. Always has been, always will be.

Amen.

Trade Hall for a top 2 D, and a NHL goalie plus removing the entitled attitude from your team. Win, Win and Win

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#25 Dangilitis
October 15 2013, 09:47PM
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DSF wrote:

Nonsense.

A team trailing in the 3rd period typically outshoots their opponent.

The Oilers didn't.

The Pens just shut the door.

The Leafs have a different philosophy.

Carlyle could care less if his team is outshot. He preaches letting the opponent take all their shots from the outside and all he cares about is quality scoring chances.

Considering the Leafs have the best record in the NHL, it appears he may be on to something but that would leave all you Corsi acolytes gasping for air.

Do you think that's a good strategy? The Oilers have tried that for the last few years, and that got them diddly. If that is Carlyle's strategy, good luck with that.

So your glorious Wild team didn't play well tonight? Or are you just saying they didn't get quality chances to use for this argument, and then you are going to go back later and tell us what a great crew in Minnesota and how good they are at outshooting their opponents because it will then suit your argument in that instance.

You seem to enjoy year after year telling Oiler fans that they can't win when they are being outshot. So why didn't you come on this site to personally commend the Oilers for outshooting many of their opponents this year? Oh right, you're just on here to spew propaganda.

Is your head spinning with all the inconsistencies in your arguments? Are you so tired of arguing for the sake of arguing that you can't keep track of your points and when they contradict one another? You are the master hypocrite...

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#26 K_Mart
October 15 2013, 07:50PM
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.893 sv% from J.Lab.

Good game oil. That's 6 moral victories, woohoo! Imagine how good a real victory will feel.

And starting in net next game, Jordan Eberle. The kid was all world tonight and could have easily had multiple points. May as well shove him in net as well. What can't he do? He's better than hall IMO. Always has been, always will be.

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#27 DSF
October 15 2013, 08:29PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

C'mon man... you're harshing a sweet bummer narrative with your facts.

Don't you watch the game mathlete? And feel things about it?

You've heard of score effects, right?

Even then, the Penguins outshot the Oilers 4-3 in the 3rd.

The Oilers were outshot by 6 in the game.

Over an 82 game season, that's 492 shots.

Can't win that way.

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#28 Jzed
October 15 2013, 08:42PM
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Eakins wants them to play a certain way, fast, hard on the puck, tight in their own end. He's gotten short stretches of it, like tonight's 2nd, but with stretches of the same old soft chaos. All the while getting unreliable goaltending. But, it's starting. We have been the worst in the league. Digging out of that hole will be long and painful. Focus on small victories, reward honest effort, they will start to win.

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#29 DSF
October 15 2013, 08:56PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

That's not how score effects work. They aren't period dependent. They are score dependent. Being outshot in the 3rd is irrelevant to score effects.

That said, they lost the shots, corsi, fenwick and score effects in all cases war tonight. But not by much. To me at least, that was a real surprise. I expected the Pens to roll over this team. Didn't happen.

Just curious, if you abstract out the Leaves shot differential tonight over 82 games, how badly are they outshot?

Nonsense.

A team trailing in the 3rd period typically outshoots their opponent.

The Oilers didn't.

The Pens just shut the door.

The Leafs have a different philosophy.

Carlyle could care less if his team is outshot. He preaches letting the opponent take all their shots from the outside and all he cares about is quality scoring chances.

Considering the Leafs have the best record in the NHL, it appears he may be on to something but that would leave all you Corsi acolytes gasping for air.

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#30 DSF
October 15 2013, 09:28PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

Ah. So you do partially understand scoring effects. Again, though they aren't period dependent, but score dependent. This shouldn't be so confusing.

BTW. We did outshoot them in the 3rd while trailing: 2-1.

That's a full doubling of the shots!

Over 82 games OMG!!!! can you imagine!!!

I love that you buy in to TOR's philosophy. awesome. Odd, though, shouldn't that mean that Oilers getting outshot is a good thing? hmmm... dance!

I understand your nonsense just fine.

But it's still nonsense.

Toronto and the Oilers play very different systems despite Eeeekins lauding Carlyle as his mentor.

Obviously, one of them is right and the other is an idiot.

And, it's also obvious which one you identify with.

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#31 Time Travelling Sean
October 15 2013, 01:56PM
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We will lose, Hall will fall face first into the boards and limp off and not return, Dubnyk will have a sub .750 SV% and LaBarbera, who replaces Dubnyk after his 6th goal allowed, will have a sub .675 SV% and let in 4 more.

Crosby will get 6 points, Marc-Andre Fleury will score on a Dubnyk miscue, and Malkin will make RNH look like a marionette and score.

We will not have 1 player better than -2, and when Gazdic challenges whoever he will lose at that too.

Dallas will then proceed to make his players power skate after the game for 30 minutes until Eberle passes out of exhaustion to which Eakins will say "He needs to work out more"

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#32 Smokey
October 15 2013, 01:59PM
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Spydyr wrote:

Not that I am aware of. Which does not mean much.

What I have heard is the Millwoods Timbit team is doing rather well with it.

Don't all Timbit teams use the swarm. Usually 5 kids on the puck carrier. The only one not is the goalie who is either waving at his mom, or making snow angels in the crease.

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#33 DSF
October 15 2013, 03:55PM
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Dave Lumley wrote:

If your predictions comes true, I will be forced to join the Dark Side (not sure what the "F" is for but I can imagine).

I am reluctantly waiting for the MacT rebuild to implode and the inevitable replacing of Dallas with Bucky. Wouldn't that be grand?

The KLowe rebuild had a such poor architect it actually left some hope when Tambellini took over. At least with the Tambellini rebuild my expectations were kept in check. The MacT rebuild built the expectation level so high that the crash is leaving me with a pit in my stomach, just like the WEM roller coaster when it hit the floor.

Team Quicksilver is looking better all the time. Not quite there yet but soon.

I've been saying for 4 years (often to much derision) that the Oilers need TWO top pairing defensemen, a big, talented #2 C (Galchenyuk anyone?) and an above average NHL goaltender.

They have none of the above and any fool can tell you good teams are built from the back end out and up the middle.

All the while, the Oilers brass continues to draft and develop scoring wingers, a passel of bottom 4 defensemen and fiddle around the edges of the bottom 6 forwards.

MacT seems to have no better grasp of this than his predecessors.

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#34 Serious Gord
October 15 2013, 08:30PM
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Johe wrote:

On the other hand, Pittsburgh managed only four shots in the third against a team playing a back to back. Just sayin...

The lack of Pitt offense was on purpose. Even Crosby was dumping it in once he got past center. It wasn't even close. Their systems work with any moderately able player - heck three of their very best were hurt and they still didn't break a sweat in the third.

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#35 oilman3
October 15 2013, 09:14PM
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DSF wrote:

Nonsense.

A team trailing in the 3rd period typically outshoots their opponent.

The Oilers didn't.

The Pens just shut the door.

The Leafs have a different philosophy.

Carlyle could care less if his team is outshot. He preaches letting the opponent take all their shots from the outside and all he cares about is quality scoring chances.

Considering the Leafs have the best record in the NHL, it appears he may be on to something but that would leave all you Corsi acolytes gasping for air.

Get off your high horse. The truth is Toronto is getting way more points than they deserve right now. 14 shots tonight? Yeah, they've got things figured out for sure. If their goalies don't stand on their heads, they lose. If it keeps going like this they will start to lose a lot of games. By the way, it's couldn't care less, not "could care less" smart guy.

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#36 Ales Hallsky
October 15 2013, 09:50PM
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I delete my cookies just so I can trash a certain poster more than once. You know who you are...

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#37 Quicksilver ballet
October 15 2013, 10:36PM
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The players are having to make decisions and then react on the ice rather than just react. It'll take till about Christmas before everyone's finally on the same page.

Yakupov looked like a robot out there this evening. He never even got to any areas that would've lead to a scoring opportunity. Now they'll have one of their best players out there with zero confidence in the coming weeks. Puck you Eakins. Was your goal to turn Yakupov into a 10 goal scorer this season...

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#38 loweblows
October 15 2013, 12:50PM
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My gameday prediction. DD will stop every shot he faces. Unfortunately he wont be facing the 6 he lets in. Oilers lose 6-0. Diehard Oiler fan here but don't see much hope.

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#39 Fresh Mess
October 15 2013, 04:35PM
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Walter Sobchak wrote:

Come on man!

What do expect from a coach/GM that thinks Reasner is Sakic, Toby is a qualified PP specialist, Reddox just needed a "chance" would be the next Draper.

That Thorsen just needed top six minutes! That Brodziak wouldn't amount to much and a coach who thought Ethan would be a great captain!!

FML!

This team is run by ass clowns, I can honestly hear the music when they sit together in the booth.

and that Glencross was not good enough for the third line and not worth 1.1 million.

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#40 Lawndemon
October 15 2013, 05:15PM
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I am starting to hate hockey.

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#41 They're $hittie
October 15 2013, 12:43PM
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vetinari wrote:

Could someone look up to see if the NHL has a 'mercy' rule like they do in some kiddie leagues?

Oilers 1 Pens 5

Ask the blackhawks

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#42 Spydyr
October 15 2013, 04:32PM
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Walter Sobchak wrote:

Come on man!

What do expect from a coach/GM that thinks Reasner is Sakic, Toby is a qualified PP specialist, Reddox just needed a "chance" would be the next Draper.

That Thorsen just needed top six minutes! That Brodziak wouldn't amount to much and a coach who thought Ethan would be a great captain!!

FML!

This team is run by ass clowns, I can honestly hear the music when they sit together in the booth.

You know what bothers me the most?You are correct on all counts.

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#43 Ea Statistics Guy
October 15 2013, 08:27PM
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So according to my sources, nhl 14, Montreal would trade Price for Dubnyk, klefbom, rajjala, and a second round pick. I can give ratings and star potential if needed.

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#44 Johe
October 15 2013, 09:29PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

C'mon man... you're harshing a sweet bummer narrative with your facts.

Don't you watch the game mathlete? And feel things about it?

Haha. Someone's gotta be positive- it's like a morgue operated by trolls in here.

And you know what, I do feel something watching the Oilers play: the feeling that this is a half-decent hockey team. The W/L column doesn't show it yet, but I honestly foresee good things coming our way. All the trash talk this team is getting right now can't sway my opinion. My eyes and my brain tell me that the Oil are making big strides. Keep the faith.

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#45 A-Mc
October 15 2013, 12:17PM
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This game terrifies me. It's a slippery slope when you lose games like this. You think you're in a bunch but before you know it you're 10-40-5 and realize you're contenting for the worst record EVER!

Somehow the Oilers manage to show up for good teams (see Detroit), so I'm actually going to predict a win tonight. 6-4 Oilers.

ps: Joensuu out again on injury? Brutal. We need this guy healthy, he's a solid addition.

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#46 Danger Pay
October 15 2013, 01:22PM
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There is literally nothing to suggest the Oilers win this one. The only good news I can think of is that it's an early start and the game will be over before bedtime.

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#47 Hemmercules
October 15 2013, 01:32PM
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Just win. 2-1, 10-9, whatever. Just win. I really wanna talk about a win tomorrow and not how we beat them on the shot clock or won more faceoffs or soft goals that cost them.

My gut says Duby gets pulled tonight but I feel for the guy. I know I wasn't the same guy for a short bit when my kid was born, life changing stuff for sure. He will probably bounce back but how long do you wait for him to do it??

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#48 Smokey
October 15 2013, 01:46PM
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I'm predicting shootout at the O.K. Coral tonight, 6-5 Pens in a shootout. Crosby with four point game, a goal and three assist. Arco finally nets a pair, Eberle with 3 points. Yak with a slapper that goes top chedda that the goalie never sees. Jones runs Malkin and earns street cred for the effort. Line brawl ensues, however Pittsburgh goalie won't fight the giraffe. Oilers win the corsi, faceoff and shot battle. MacT is seen in the pressbox on the phone with Buffalo GM midway through the second, and the silver fox is seen dropping the f bomb after spilling coffee on his crotch after he is told what package is required for Miller. Nick Kypreos will spend the second intermission insulting Dubnyk, and saying answer is Dipetro. MacLean's only response will be, "how many concussions did you have?"

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#49 The Last Big Bear
October 15 2013, 07:38PM
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Panic.

Trade Dubnyk, Yakupov, and Hemsky.

Rebuild #3, coming right up.

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#50 DSF
October 15 2013, 09:30PM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

King records "scoring chances" not corsi (total shot attempts). But, yes Oil did win by his measure.

"Oilers outchance pens 19-15; 5-2 ST"

Holy cow!

How did they lose?

Maybe Pittsburgh has better players?

Who woulda thunk it?

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