OILERS BEAT COLUMBUS 145-0

Wanye
November 19 2013 10:20PM

If you are new to the Nation this is how we have celebrated landslide victories since 2007. Give a listen on maximum volume and enjoy having this song in your brain banana for longer than you will care to admit.

There are several things to be pumped beyond measure about tonight.

THING ONE - POINT NIGHT

 No fewer than 11 players had points for the Mighty Oilers tonite including Perron who led the way with 4. That's unreal.

THING TWO - DUBNYK

 

This guy here got a shutout with Bryz sitting calmly on the bench. Talk about pressure. Good on you DD.

THING THREE - SMYTTY

 

Smyth had 3 points! THREE NATION! WHAT A HERO WHO CARES IF PERRON REFERRED TO HIM AS OLD IN THE SECOND INTERMISSION AHAHAHAHAHAH

*wipes eyes*

We all needed this. The Oilers needed this. It is a rare shaft of heavenly light in an unhealthily dark situation so far this year. So listen to ghost ride the whip. Call friends you haven't talked to in years. Suddenly the DJ Suitcase ugly sweater Christmas party on Friday is going to be a real shindig. Buy your tickets here in support of the ICCP.

We will personally buy you a bucket of Jack Daniels and we can discuss the win for ever and ever amen.

In the meantime let's shower the comment section with unreasonable optimism and enjoy every minute of it,. 

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#101 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 12:12PM
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Greg wrote:

What the hell??? Why so many trashes for this comment? The oil win two game in a row and all the Klowe lovers come out. For god sakes people. That's all it take is two wins in a row, and everybody's jerking each other off again.

Thanks for the support.

Many on this site equate a measured response with perpetual negativity. Manic Depressives are such a PIA...

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#102 pkam
November 20 2013, 01:25PM
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Rob... wrote:

Ever revel in the warmth of a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds during a crappy weather week? It doesn't matter that it's going to be swallowed up within minutes, or seconds, by that tumultuous mass that momentarily let its guard down. It doesn't matter that you might not see the sun again for several more days. What matters is how damn good that sun feels right at that very moment. What matters is the memories it evokes of bygone days of clear skies and pleasant times. What matters is how that ray of sunshine gives you hope that there are more like it to come. Maybe not soon, but eventually... those clouds can't last forever now, can they?

Unfortunately, there are guys who will refuse to take off their raincoat, continue to stay under their umbrellas, spend that few minutes or hours on weather forecast to see how much precipitation is coming in the next 24 hours.

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#103 Mac962
November 20 2013, 03:48PM
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Do we have no new Blogs to read ? How long do i have to look at this. Come on ON writers, put some new material out !

Please.

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#104 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 03:53PM
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Mac962 wrote:

Do we have no new Blogs to read ? How long do i have to look at this. Come on ON writers, put some new material out !

Please.

They all must of celebrated the grand victory a little to much last night.

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#105 Mac962
November 20 2013, 03:59PM
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Spydyr wrote:

They all must of celebrated the grand victory a little to much last night.

LOL- I think so. I have to admit - my mood is better today than its been in a long while. Yes - i am sure the Jackets took us lightly however, we played well. Very well. Please get on a roll boys.

So whom thinks David Perron is the bestest Frenchman in he country today !

Perron Rocks, he is so patient , he does not over react to pressure thus making the opposition back off. Hmmmm wonder what the habs would offer for him, lol. Way to play David Perron keep it up.

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#106 madjam
November 20 2013, 06:33AM
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How can Perron and Smyth be only plus 2 , when they had multiple point nights ?

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#107 Wax Man Riley
November 20 2013, 10:12AM
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Spydyr wrote:

So never had a drink of alcohol or a cup of coffee in your life. Good for you. Must be pretty lame though.

Lol. Props.

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#108 pkam
November 20 2013, 10:18AM
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John Chambers wrote:

I still choose rage. Every time.

I'm not happy until we have 5 more cups in the next 3 years, then I'll abate my skepticism.

You can have 5 more cups in the next hour, just go to the nearest Starbuck, or Tim Horton if you are on a budget. But rage? Is it a new coffee franchise?

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#109 JJ
November 20 2013, 10:54AM
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The sad thing about these 2 wins is that it'll convince MacT and management that everything is fine and dandy now and no changes are needed..

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#110 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:10PM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

Didn't you ever learn in English class how to find the underlying message in any given piece of writing? He's not saying the Oilers are the Red Wings, he's just saying that all teams have their struggles, so before we jump to conclusions we should see how this season pans out.

Glad to know some people read what I actually wrote :)

That and I think its reasonable to give MacT some time to see what he can do with this team.

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#111 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:32PM
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@dqgc

Even a broken clock is right twice a day

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#112 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 06:45AM
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They win the next game too. The one after that .Not so much.

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#113 Loweblows
November 20 2013, 08:25AM
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Off topic but I hate shoot outs.Shoot outs are for kids games. They should stick with the current 5 min but after 5 they should pull the goalies. That would be more exciting than the lame shoot out!

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#114 Blucifer Copperballs
November 20 2013, 10:52AM
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Loweblows wrote:

Off topic but I hate shoot outs.Shoot outs are for kids games. They should stick with the current 5 min but after 5 they should pull the goalies. That would be more exciting than the lame shoot out!

So that someone can lift it in from the other end of the ice? Yeah, way more exciting than a shootout, and not lame at all.

Stay away from Hauk15's apple bong. You can't handle your chit, mang!

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#115 Oier Al
November 20 2013, 01:11PM
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This has to be a feel good game for the players, however fleeting it may be!Hope this gives them confidence that shooting and going to he net may get you some goals. Look at the beauty by Perron, second time in two games he threads the needle in the upper shelve.

YOu take the win, and build for the next game. This was a sleepy Jackets team... you can tell, even our 4th line looked like they might be from and NHL team.

Negative.... the blue line was still not that great, many turn overs, and a lot of panic scrambles.

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#116 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:16PM
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So does that mean we can't be happy when they actually win?

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#117 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 03:22PM
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Coppperhead wrote:

Actually right now the 8th seed in the West is on pace for 110 points...so even more impossible! Yay!

Not making the playoffs does not equal the season is over. There are still a lot of potential positives that can happen. This season can still be a stepping stone to the playoffs next year (which if it continues the way the first 22 games have it wouldn't be).

As a fan that's what we should be hoping for and that's how we should be supporting our team. It's fine to be displeased with how things have gone but I still want to support the team in the hopes that they will improve.

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

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#118 Chainsawz
November 20 2013, 07:33PM
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The Oilers have out scored their opposition 11-0 over the last 80 minutes. And both were teams ahead of them in the standings!

Without crunching the numbers, pro-rating that for the rest of the season I like our chances at a cup.

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#119 Dallylamma
November 20 2013, 08:03AM
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As much as I loved this win I think we need to listen to these words of wisdom from The Wolf...http://youtu.be/Cu1JMbSLPvc

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#120 RyanCoke
November 20 2013, 08:18AM
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Why is ghostride the unofficial song of oilers wins? I always thought that was a slang for female rapists.

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#121 Jeff In Lethbridge
November 20 2013, 08:27AM
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Hauk15 wrote:

I got stoned out of an apple before the game, good luck? I think so.

confessions of a drug user. appropriate?

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#122 5inatrailer
November 20 2013, 08:47AM
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@Spydyr

he's in lethbridge. it's not his fault his bulletproof underwear are too tight. everyone chill.

i look at the shirts advertised on the side bars and can't help but snicker a bit. I think we need some more down to earth slogans. They'd probably sell better.

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#123 DSF
November 20 2013, 10:10AM
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book¡e wrote:

It's whoever is winning.

There are currently 19 NHL teams above .500.

So, yeah, that's about right.

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#124 A-Mc
November 20 2013, 10:17AM
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The Oil aren't making the playoffs, Plain and simple.. BUT that doesnt mean they can't improve!

'11 = 74 pts
'12 = 77 pts (Rounded up due to 82 game projection)
'13 = This year

(Can't remember if we call this season '13 or '14).

Anyway, ending the season with 80-82 points (Basically .500) would be a good steady improvement. We need to come up with 68 points in 59 games to break even on the season.

32-23-4
30-21-8
28-19-12

Those aren't unreasonable or unattainable if the team gets their Chit together.

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#125 Hits from the BoNg
November 20 2013, 11:02AM
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Hauk15 wrote:

I got stoned out of an apple before the game, good luck? I think so.

Were either the apple, or your... Ummm... medicine(?!?) purchased at Rexall ?

Having a drug dealer owner just may have its advantages,

;-)

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#126 gcw_rocks
November 20 2013, 02:10PM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

Didn't you ever learn in English class how to find the underlying message in any given piece of writing? He's not saying the Oilers are the Red Wings, he's just saying that all teams have their struggles, so before we jump to conclusions we should see how this season pans out.

The Oilers need to win at, what, a .690 pace (38-16-5 or equivalent) the rest of the way to get a playoff spot if 95 points is the cut off?

Nobody in their right mind believes that is going to happen. This season is over. The conclusion has not only been jumped to. It has been picked up, taken home and put to bed. It's over.

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#127 DSF
November 20 2013, 04:38PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

good point. So somewhere btwn 100 and 110.

The underlying takeaway is that the difference between east - west is about as big as it has ever been.

To reach 105 points, the Oilers would need to go 41-9-9.

Nothing a 40 game win streak won't fix.

😱

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#128 speedonthis
November 19 2013, 11:24PM
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Justino wrote:

Everytime I think I'm out they pull me back in

Yeah, Gofather III, right?

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#129 geoilersgist
November 19 2013, 11:38PM
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Gggggggggggggg ghost ride

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#130 **
November 20 2013, 01:05AM
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Oilers win by a landslide and Mexico qualifies for the World cup. What an amazing day!.

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#131 Wax Man Riley
November 20 2013, 10:12AM
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Spydyr wrote:

So never had a drink of alcohol or a cup of coffee in your life. Good for you. Must be pretty lame though.

Lol. Props.

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#132 Blucifer Copperballs
November 20 2013, 10:46AM
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Can't believe i passed up a free ticket to that game cause i'm fat, old and lazy on cold nights. Was the most fun i've had watching a game in a long time.

Did anyone else notice that Belov and N. Shultz didn't want anything to do with th puck? They both held the offinsive blue line well, especially Belov, but both of them could not wait to get rid of the puck, couldn't get it off thier stick fast enough, and it almost bit them. Belov looked lost in the D-Zone, and couldn't decide what to do with the puck.

Hope it gets addressed on Wednesday and fixed for Thursday. 3 in a row would feel pretty good.

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#133 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:42PM
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@Coppperhead

well said

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#134 Mac962
November 20 2013, 04:01PM
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@Spydyr

Never noticed your avitar before, Man that rocks. Love it !

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#135 Hangin@Bangin
November 20 2013, 04:26PM
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We beat two utter bottom feeders, nice to see but don't throw your Lowe jersey on just yet and strut the halls of Rexall. This team still is a long way's away from being a competitor. Until we beat a non AHL team I will continue to hold my breath. Ultimately passing out because this debauchery Lowe has mastermind will never be succesful.

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#136 Bryzarro World
November 20 2013, 05:40PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

you're suggesting that someone who doesn't use drugs ad post about it on a sight that says, "post as though your mother were looking over your shoulder" is lame?

:-)

yes

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#137 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 08:16AM
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DrunkGuyTy wrote:

Maybe quit trying to be such a d!ck and pay attention to what you are reading. That's not what is being said at all.

You are more embarassing by polluting these forums with your ENDLESS negativity.

Nobody here is stating we are going to win the Cup but in a season that has sucked as bad as it has, let's try and enjoy one of the few moments of positivity while it's here.

Try reading some of the quotes and the lead column. And see if you can differentiate that tone from that of leaf nation.

My point stands.

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#138 Wigswag
November 20 2013, 10:14AM
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Who does the stats? How do you out shoot the opponent more than 2-1, win 7-0 and have 15 GVA and only 6 TKA. And that doesn't count the 2 GVA I saw Petry make that didn't get counted.

p.s. Columbus showed 5 GVA.

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#139 S cottV
November 20 2013, 12:31PM
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Nice to see the lop sided win as Oiler fans and surely the team gets a much needed morale boost from it. Coaches try to take out some of the high from wins and some of the low from losses, to focus on issues that lead to a steady progression and a playoff spot. Unfortunately too many lows and not enough highs to process thus far and the playoffs are out of the question. So - Eakins is forced to preach and lead progression toward a playoff spot - next year. It wont be an easy leadership task because maintaining hope for the playoffs, is a major motivation for players that any Coach would wish to keep in the mix. Cant help but think that Eakins misjudged the change process from the onset, trying to bite off too much change - too soon. Probably should have run with familiar systems particularly with d zone coverage and special teams, focusing as much as possible on the team getting off to a strong start. His systems - his way, could have been eased in over time because it created a lot of player confusion, horrifying GA's (wasnt just goaltending) and a lot of lost hockey games. While the team is not yet built to be a legit playoff contender, it is good enough to have challenged for what should have been an interesting playoff run this year - probably falling short in the last couple of weeks of the season. Out - in mid Nov - should not have happened. It was avoidable.

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#140 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 03:15PM
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@Rob...

"...Ever revel in the warmth of a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds during a crappy weather week? It doesn't matter that it's going to be swallowed up within minutes, or seconds, by that tumultuous mass that momentarily let its guard down..."

I lived in St. John's. So, yes. And then I moved.

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#141 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 04:09PM
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Mac962 wrote:

Never noticed your avitar before, Man that rocks. Love it !

Thanks

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#142 DSF
November 20 2013, 04:14PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

While what you say is generally speaking true, an increased West vs. West schedule also presents more opportunity of 3 points games having an affect on the WC standings.

As it sits right now, Minnesota holds down the final wild card spot and projects to get 111 points.

Even if they play .500 hockey the rest of the way and pick up 10 OT loser points, they will finish with 100 points.

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#143 Oilcruzer
November 20 2013, 11:06AM
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Stealthwise wrote:

Really, San jose, who just got drubbed by Chicago, is better? Same with that walking bunch of pubes in STL? And Anaheim is propped up by high shooting percentages

Hawks had one bad game last night but are still reigning cup champs and are the top team in the standings and somehow aren't the best?

Yes, really.

Rationale?

Start with road records, GF / GA, last year is last year, hunger vs complacency. The list continues.

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#144 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 04:25PM
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DSF wrote:

While what you say is generally speaking true, an increased West vs. West schedule also presents more opportunity of 3 points games having an affect on the WC standings.

As it sits right now, Minnesota holds down the final wild card spot and projects to get 111 points.

Even if they play .500 hockey the rest of the way and pick up 10 OT loser points, they will finish with 100 points.

good point. So somewhere btwn 100 and 110.

The underlying takeaway is that the difference between east - west is about as big as it has ever been.

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#145 pkam
November 20 2013, 04:29PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

I expect the cutoff will be over 100 pts for 2 reasons.

1st, we only played the Eastern conference 22 games a season in the past. This year we will play them 32 games. This will likely add another 4-5 pts over the previous years.

2nd, it is reported that there are more OT and SO so far this year. Even the rest of the year return to the average of previous years, it probably has already add a point or 2 to the cutoff line. If this trend continues, it may add even more.

So I expect at least 6 pts more than last year, push it to at least 101 pts to make the playoff.

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#146 prudham's
November 21 2013, 01:38AM
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Speaking of Smytty kicking butt, did you see him in the the third period against Cow Town?

My jaw was agape. He was one of the best Oilers among many good ones. His old sense of how to make it work seemed magically matched to an ability to do it. He was pinching in to situations just at the right moment to lay on the body, and give secondary pressure to maintain possession for the Oilers, and generally flying around. Not saying we should expect that from now on, but it was a glorious few minutes to see the old guy do it again. I hope we see it at least a little more before retirement.

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