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 Zarny
November 20 2013, 09:33AM
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Big win. Offensive outburst can often get a team rolling.

The Oilers were always going to start slow this year but I think the biggest factor in the Oiler's face plant over the first 20 games was pressure.

Everyone, including Dubnyk, knows this year is his shot to prove what he's got and he cracked under the pressure.

Eberle, Hall and Nuge got big contracts and there was chatter about Hall and Eberle at the Olympics. Most players struggle after signing their first big contract. They start thinking they have to do more. And when it doesn't come the pressure mounts.

Especially with 19-21 y/o. They are literally kids with a bunch of mouth-breathing rednecks screaming at them or insulting them on twitter.

The irony being most of the people flaming the kids completely crack and curl up in the fetal position when the pressure is on in their own lives.

Last night's game doesn't change much in the standings. Playoffs are still lost this year. The roster changes MacT needs to make still need to be made. But hopefully the monkey is off their back and they have some confidence back.

10 games at a time. Always above 0.500 and build some momentum going forward.

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#102 Lochenzo
November 20 2013, 09:58AM
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It's Columbus without Gaborik and Horton so they should win. Still though, I'm still flabergasted that I saw Yakupov dump the puck in deep on the rush. Doing lots of little things right, so expect a lot more wins on the horizon.

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#103 Under My Bridge
November 20 2013, 10:57AM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

confessions of a drug user. appropriate?

I thought that trolls couldn't come out in the cold.

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#104 Hemmertime
November 20 2013, 11:58AM
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@camdog

The hate on Rishaug is because he is grilling the newest Oiler who had nothing to do with our terrible season and lobs softies to MacT and Lowe and anyone responsible for this crap.

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#105 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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#106 sizzay
November 20 2013, 01:44PM
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It was nice seeing the Oilers dominate. Watching Yakupov play up to his potential and dominate. Watching Perron pop 2 goals in and even Smytty batting one out of the air.

We have the opportunity to beat Florida, Chicago (unlikely), Nashville and Columbus to continue the upswing.

However, the truth of the matter is, we are still a bad team. Changes still need to be made to the top 6, the top 4 and maybe goaltending.

We still need Lowe gone. Forever.

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#107 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:08PM
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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.

Thank you and I totally agree

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#108 K_Mart
November 20 2013, 05:51AM
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Tim Thomas actually looked good the last two games for FLA now that he's over his injury... Should actually be a close game.

This game was good though. Combination of horrible play by CBJ and solid play by all the oilers.

Bryz must be using his Jedi mind tricks.

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#109 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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#110 Taylor Gang
November 20 2013, 09:12AM
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Serious Gord wrote:

You really think the oil management is a good organization - comparable to the red wings? Really?

It was nice to see the oil drub the CBJ yet again (in the last seven they have avg 5gpg). It's about time people who paid cold hard cash for tickets get their money's worth for a change.

But many oil fans embarrass themselves with their glee at the oil getting their third win in regulation in 23 game played. Do you think Yankee fans would be as pleased? Or red wings fans? Where's your self-respect?

Meanwhile MacT and Klowe help Katz count and fold his money...

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.

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#111 pkam
November 20 2013, 09:14AM
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Serious Gord wrote:

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.

You are too uptight man, just relax for a night and have some fun. After all, it is just a game.

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#112 Taylor Gang
November 20 2013, 09:15AM
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It's like people forgot what it means to be a fan. I was fortunate enough to go to Gagner's 8 point night, Yak's legendary celebration night, and the Bluejacket Beating last night, and I can tell you what... I was going crazy last night! Hopefully this is the start of something great :)

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#113 pkam
November 20 2013, 09:16AM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

Not true!

Sometimes it's whoever has just made a trade, or drafted a player, or hired a coach or GM or anything really.

Basically anything done by any team not-Oiler is a good move.

DSF practices a kind of idiosyncatic "everybody's a winner (except Oilers)" approach to life.

If you posted his exact posts on a forum for any other NHL team, fans would think he was some kind of smothering mommy blogger cooing away bruises, but with a child's strange and reactionary hatred for the Oilers.

Sum it up, any team but Oilers.

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#114 LoweBlow
November 20 2013, 09:24AM
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I've been up there with the worst of you Debbie Downers of late, like DSF and Serious Gord. Honestly though, do we need to crap on them after a 7-0 victory?

I know the playoffs are already out of reach.

I know the team has serious holes that need to be addressed.

But can't we just savor a long overdue domination of another team?

It's not Kool-Aid, just choosing happiness.

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#115 pkam
November 20 2013, 09:28AM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

It's like people forgot what it means to be a fan. I was fortunate enough to go to Gagner's 8 point night, Yak's legendary celebration night, and the Bluejacket Beating last night, and I can tell you what... I was going crazy last night! Hopefully this is the start of something great :)

I was in the Yak's celebration night. The most frustrating game to watch for 59 minutes, not because of the players, but the refs. Have to say Yak and Gagner saved the night so I slept in a good mood.

I wish I was in last night's game instead of the Dallas game last Tuesday. Not saying the Oilers were terrible in the Dallas game, but it is never fun that we got shutout. Wish the Oilers could have move a goal or 2 from last night's game to the Dallas game so I had something to celebrate even we lost.

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#116 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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#117 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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#118 pkam
November 20 2013, 10:20AM
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Lochenzo wrote:

It's Columbus without Gaborik and Horton so they should win. Still though, I'm still flabergasted that I saw Yakupov dump the puck in deep on the rush. Doing lots of little things right, so expect a lot more wins on the horizon.

You mean the same Columbus who haven't lost in regulation in their last 5 games?

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#119 Rama Lama
November 20 2013, 10:28AM
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What a difference...........every player made plays and received passes. The biggest difference is everyone playsed a team game with consistent puck support.

I'm not sure what has changed but this was a totally different team. I did notice that everyone seems to be shooting from any angle in stead of the pretty passing plays that have plagued us for so long.

Cant wait for the next game to see if this is just a fluke or a substantive change in the Oilers game.

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#120 CellyHard
November 20 2013, 10:35AM
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My favorite part of the game was yaks second star celly. That kid loves the game.

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#121 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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#122 isense7en
November 20 2013, 11:11AM
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How about the new look #1 PP unit!!! About time

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#123 Hits from the BoNg
November 20 2013, 11:23AM
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@pkam

Pssst!! Gordie...

Over here !!! I got something to put a perma grin smile on that mug.

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#124 Bucknuck
November 20 2013, 11:40AM
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I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. It's so much better to read all the write ups after the Oilers dominate.

Anyone remember the dude who would always write "OILERS DOMINATION TO FOLLOW" after all his posts? It was kind of irritating. Anyways, I thought of him last night.

I can't help but hope that this is the "turning of the corner" that makes this season bearable to watch.

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#125 DrunkGuyTy
November 20 2013, 12:50PM
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The point is that when someone says "even well run organizations struggle at times" (the comment you quoted) in reference to the Wings' 5 game losing streak, that is not comparing them to the Oilers at all (which you accused them of).

In fact, it is reinforcing that there is a wide degree of difference between the two teams. One is generally perceived as much better than the other.

And just to be clear, I don't think anyone on here is suggesting the Oilers are the better of the two teams.

...even though they may have been last night. And by "last night", I mean last night.

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#126 Pouzar99
November 20 2013, 12:57PM
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Columbus was so bad defensively and toothless offensively that it was like getting to play against ourselves. Can we play every game against the Bluejackets?

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#127 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:07PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

You really think the oil management is a good organization - comparable to the red wings? Really?

It was nice to see the oil drub the CBJ yet again (in the last seven they have avg 5gpg). It's about time people who paid cold hard cash for tickets get their money's worth for a change.

But many oil fans embarrass themselves with their glee at the oil getting their third win in regulation in 23 game played. Do you think Yankee fans would be as pleased? Or red wings fans? Where's your self-respect?

Meanwhile MacT and Klowe help Katz count and fold his money...

Actually that's not at all what I said.

What I was pointing out is that even a well run organization....such as the Red Wings....who have lost 7 in a row....can struggle too.

And it's ok for people to enjoy seeing their team play better and winning.

Not all of us are dead set as being as miserable as you are about everything :)

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#128 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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#129 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:16PM
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@gcw_rocks

So does that mean we can't be happy when they actually win?

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#130 Oilcruzer
November 20 2013, 02:20PM
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Cynic wrote:

Have the Boobs on the Bus beaten a team with a winning record yet?

It really is sad to go through life with a motivation to make others frown.

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#131 dqgc
November 20 2013, 02:29PM
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This is interesting. Serious Gord used to make sense. Then lately DSF had a couple posts that made sense. It's like we're watching a metamorphosis...

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

Even a broken clock is right twice a day

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#133 Coppperhead
November 20 2013, 02:41PM
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gcw_rocks wrote:

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.

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.

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

well said

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#135 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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#136 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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#137 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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#138 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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#139 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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#140 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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#141 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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#142 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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#144 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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#145 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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#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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