GDB 27.0: BACK-TO-BACK?

Jason Gregor
November 29 2013 10:14AM

Ilya Bryzgalov couldn't have written a better script. In his first start as an Oiler, Bryzgalov 33 shots and picked up his first win and first shutout. Brzygalov is the first goalie to register a shutout in his first game as an Oiler since Jussi Markannen did it in 2001.

Does Eakins go back-to-back with Brzygalov or should he play a rested Devan Dubnyk?

Before you start yelling and ferociously hitting your keyboard with insults that I'm an idiot for even asking the question, read on.

The Oilers haven't won back-to-back road games on consecutive nights since December 1st and 2nd, 2010 when they beat Toronto and Montreal. Dubnyk beat the Habs 4-3 and the next night Nikolai Khabibulin shutout the Leafs 5-0.

Last night was Bryzgalov's first NHL start since April 25th, a span of 217 days, so he's likely a bit fatigued.

Eric T from NHLnumbers.com and Broadstreethockey wrote this piece about why you shouldn't play goalies on back-to-back nights.

He compared goalies who played on consecutive nights to goalies who played on one day's rest. Goalies playing on back-to-back nights, who usually are the starters for their respective team, see a significant dip in their SV%.

I understand that Eric's numbers are just guidelines and Eakins will go with his gut instinct, he's decided to start Bryzgalov, but considering how hard it is for Edmonton to win road games on consecutive nights, starting Dubnyk isn't as outlandish as you might think.

Dubnyk has played much better recently, he shutout Columbus ten days ago, and for the first time in a long time the Oilers are healthy and have competition for icetime throughout the lineup. This team needs some internal competition, and when I take into account Bryzgalov's recent lack of recent playing time, potential fatigue and the Oilers history on back-to-back nights, I'd lean towards starting Dubnyk tonight and going back to Bryzgalov on Sunday in Dallas.

Eakins doesn't like to mess with a winning lineup, and you could easily argue why starting Bryzgalov tonight is the right decision as well.

LINEUP

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Yakupov-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Gordon-Perron
Jones-Arcobello-Joensuu

Ference-Petry
Grebeshkov-J.Schultz
Belov-N.Schultz

Bryzgalov

No need to change any forwards or D-men. Eakins was able to roll four lines last night due to the solid play of the 4th line, but also because the Oilers were protecting a lead. I'm not sure we will see many games where the difference in icetime from the top forward, David Perron 18:29, to the lowest, Ryan Jones 11:12, is only seven minutes.

Eakins was able to rest his top forwards, Hall played 17:12 while Eberle played 15:45, so they shouldn't have heavy legs tonight in Columbus.

QUICK HITS....

  • It is interesting how people's attitudes and thoughts change after a win. The Oilers won and no one was ripping Eakins for only playing Nail Yakupov 12:54. Earlier in the season after another loss many fans were livid that Yakupov was only playing 14 or 15 minutes. Winning cures almost everything, and it sure would be a refreshing change to discuss more victories than losses.
     
  • The 4th line played very well last night, but it was only one game. I need to see how Eakins will use his bench in tie games or when his team is trailing. I suspect it will be much different, but Jones and Arcobello, not surprisingly, were flying.
     
  • The Blue Jackets have been wildly inconsistent the past few games. Over their last six games they won 4-1, lost 7-0, won 2-1, lost 6-2, won 6-0 and lost 4-0. That is why betting on hockey is extremely painful for me.
     
  • Since the Blue Jackets entered the NHL, the Oilers have dominated them to the tune of 29-10-3-5, and they are a respectable 10-6-3-4 in Columbus. Most of the Oilers love playing the Blue Jackets:

    Nugent-Hopkins: 1 goal and 11 points in 7 games.
    Hall: 4 goals and 12 points in 9 games.
    Eberle: 6 goals and 12 points in 10 games.
    Hemsky: 14 goals and 39 points in 33 games.
    Smyth: 19 goals and 47 points in 46 games.
    Gagner: Eight goals and 21 points in 23 games.
    Jones: 6 goals and 13 points in 17 games. Most career points vs. any NHL team.
    Perron: 11 goals and 25 points in 29 games. Most career points vs. any NHL team.
     
  • The Oilers are at the midway point of the "easiest" stretch of their schedule. The Oilers had an 11 game stretch where they play CGY, CBJ, FLO, CHIC, NSH, CBJ, DALL, PHO, COL, CGY AND CAR. The Oilers are 4-1 thus far, and if they want to climb out of the basement in the western conference and get to where they don't need binoculars to see Minnesota or Vancouver's point totals, they need to go at least 4-2 in the remaining six games.
     
  • Eberle has 12 points in his last 11 games. He had 10 points in his first 10 games. In between those streaks he went five games without a point. If he stays healthy, don't be surprised to see him reach the 70-point mark again.
     
  • Hall has 19 points in 19 games, and he has 56 games to play. He should surpass 70 points as well.
     
  • Nugent-Hopkins has 20 points in 24 games. He'd be on pace for 66 points, but with a slight increase in production he could reach 70 as well.
     
  • The last time the Oilers had two 70-point players was in 2005/2006. Hemsky had 77, while Shawn Horcoff had 73. Jarret Stoll had 68 points that season.
     
  • If Eberle reaches the 70-point mark he'll become the 9th player in Oiler history to have multiple 70-point seasons.

    Jari Kurri had 10.
    Wayne Gretzky had 9, but 137 points was his lowest total. Sick
    Mark Messier had 8.
    Glenn Anderson had 8.
    Doug Weight had 6.
    Paul Coffey had 5.
    Esa Tikkanen had 3.
    Ales Hemsky had 2.

    Twelve players have done it once: Jimmy Carson (100), Blair MacDonald (94) Vincent Damphousse (89), Mike Krushelynski (88), Joe Murphy (82), Craig Simpson (76), Eberle (76), (Ken Linseman (75), Dave Lumley (74), Horcoff (73), Zdeno Ciger and Ryan Smyth (70). 

MIRROR, MIRROR...

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Despite bucking the odds and playing Bryzgalov, Eakins looks smart and the Oilers pick up their 30th victory over the Blue Jackets by a 4-1 score.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: RNH, Hall and Eberle combine on a first period goal.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Denis Grebeshkov decides to give Wanye and Oilersnation a late 6th birthday present. Grebeshkov is the only player Wanye ever picked as his GOAT two years in a row, and after learning he wasn't Wanye's GOAT for a 3rd time, Grebeshkov repays Wanye by scoring his first goal of the season. It is also his 2nd career against the Blue Jackets, which ties his career high for goals vs. one team.

DAY TWO...MONTH OF GIVING...

We had an excellent first day. Yesterday we raised $7,000 thanks to Brad's bid and the fine folks at Petersen Buick GMC for donating a one-year lease on a 2014 GMC Sierra.

Today's package includes....

You can bid by calling 780.444.1260 or 1.800.243.1945. All the proceeds will go to Santas Anonymous. Thanks in advance to all of those who make a bid.

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#1 They're $hittie
November 29 2013, 10:53AM
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Who would you rather start tonight?

Props for Bryzy

Trash for Dubnyk

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#2 Eightiesanyone?
November 29 2013, 10:44AM
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@A-Mc

I sincerely hope we've seen the last of Acton. How nice to put out a fourth line that can actually put some pressure on the other team rather than our defence/goaltenders.

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#3 Blucifer Copperballs
November 29 2013, 01:24PM
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I'm gonna heff to enjoy dis game wit my 5 favorite Russians:

Yakupov Grebeshkov Belov Bryzgalov Shmirnoff

HA!

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#4 Harlie
November 29 2013, 10:59AM
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Gregor, it was nice to meet you this morning and I'm looking forward to my 2014 GMC Sierra! Best part of all is the money goes to charity and I get an incredibly low price lease for a year. Win win!!

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#5 South of Cowtown
November 29 2013, 10:21AM
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Nice to see the Bryz get his FIST win!

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#6 Clarko
November 29 2013, 10:32AM
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rob wrote:

Bryz is the modern day Rollie!A goalie everyone thought was done,laughed upon on signing and will show us all wrong.I do not think he is a stanley cup goalie(might prove me wrong) but after watching dubbie play hes a far cry better,very nice to watch a real nhl caliber goaltender play the angles and perform above par.Please get rid of dubbie now and get us a real backup for the BRYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's one game dude. I was also impressed with Bryz, but I would say the evaluation on the goaltending situation needs to be longer than ONE start.

What impressed me even more was that the Oilers gave up very few high quality scoring chances. There weren't any wide open Predators roaming the slot with no Oilers within 10 feet of them. If they can continue that kind of defensive play, that will go a long way to improving their record.

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#7 Danger Pay
November 29 2013, 11:02AM
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The whole Universe is really into Bryzgalov at the moment!

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#8 Will
November 29 2013, 12:03PM
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To everyone upset about people jumping on the Bryz 'bandwagon', after our goalies let us down at the beginning of the year, I don't think it's a bandwagon people are jumping on when the replacement gets a 33 shot shut out in his first start. It's more like a sigh of relief. Sure it's just one game, but the guy got a shut out on 33 saves. It is a big deal, especially on this team.

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#9 Will
November 29 2013, 10:56AM
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Bryz was great last night, but so was the whole team. That was one of the most complete team efforts from the Oilers I saw all year. Their backchecking was tremendous last night. They looked like a different team. But, as it happens with the Oilers, playing like that again might not happen.

I predict the Gagner, Hemsky, Yak line will ignite tonight. With the Boyd Gordon line doing the hard work, and the top line being such a threat, that leaves the Gagner line to go and chew up some soft competition.

Hurray, it's kind of slightly nice to be an Oiler fan again. man that first part of the season was dark.

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#10 Spydyr
November 29 2013, 11:01AM
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OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Bryzy starts.Oilers win.Dubnyk sits on the bench and contemplates which team he will sign with next year.....as a back-up.

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#11 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 29 2013, 01:43PM
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Wäx Män Riley wrote:

I prefer Bryz Lightyear or iBryz

Easy, Bryzy, beautiful, cover-the-goal?

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#12 rob
November 29 2013, 10:22AM
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Bryz is the modern day Rollie!A goalie everyone thought was done,laughed upon on signing and will show us all wrong.I do not think he is a stanley cup goalie(might prove me wrong) but after watching dubbie play hes a far cry better,very nice to watch a real nhl caliber goaltender play the angles and perform above par.Please get rid of dubbie now and get us a real backup for the BRYZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#13 northof51
November 29 2013, 10:34AM
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Oh man it's good to feel good about the Oilers every once in a while.

*checks schedule to make sure nothing will interrupt Friday evening Oilers game... "Good, still empty"*

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#14 Spydyr
November 29 2013, 11:03AM
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A-Mc wrote:

I thought Bryz was good but a little shakey. It's normal for a 1st game to be a little off, but somehow he came out with the ShutOut.

I think Dubnyk is the better, more consistent goalie (for better or worse), but i think Bryz has the greater potential to steal you games on any given night. Basically, my thoughts are that Bryz will either be fantastic, or stink. Nothing in between. Duby will always let in the softy, but he can be the more consistent ~3GAA option of the two.

i dont know who should start but you have to reward a SO if Bryz feels good..

BRYZ LIGHTYEAR TO THE RESCUE

The only two thing Dubnyk is consistent at is letting in week goals and being inconsistent.

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#15 nunyour
November 29 2013, 12:12PM
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It's nice to see a goalie that actually stands up in the net.

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#16 Lochenzo
November 29 2013, 01:27PM
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An argument in favour of Dubnyk is that he got the shutout against CBJ last time.

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#17 Ari Gold
November 29 2013, 06:40PM
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This effort tonight looks weak. Skate hard all you want. I'm sick of them shying away from contact and the tough areas of the ice.

Get into it, get mean. They look anemic. Feed them a bowl of blood in the 2nd intermission.

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#18 Wäx Män Riley
November 29 2013, 12:27PM
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Bryz is a proven NHL goalie.

When wa the last time the Oil could say that?

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#19 A-Mc
November 29 2013, 11:05AM
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Eightiesanyone? wrote:

I sincerely hope we've seen the last of Acton. How nice to put out a fourth line that can actually put some pressure on the other team rather than our defence/goaltenders.

Agreed. I thought they played really well.

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#20 Manfly
November 29 2013, 12:29PM
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nunyour wrote:

It's nice to see a goalie that actually stands up in the net.

ya, really! doesn't go down as much as Dubnyk and appears to be a little quicker in goal. nice to see an actuall NHL starter playing goal for us....unless he sucks tonight....then he's a bum! ;-P

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#21 Lofty
November 29 2013, 09:08PM
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Cynic wrote:

A better guess would be that Hemsky gets off-loaded at the deadline for a 5th rounder. If the Oiles are lucky.

But the safest bet is a season ending injury a couple days before the trade deadline.

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#22 A-Mc
November 29 2013, 10:31AM
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It's going to take about 4x 4-2 stretches for this team to make it back to .500 hockey. It is unbelievable how bad that first quarter was.. it has Eff'd us in the A. Hard.

At this point, that is my hope for the #Oilers this season: a .500 finish and it all starts tonight with the 5pm puck drop!

GDP: I'm too scurrred to predict anything so i'll leave it to "the gods".

OGDP: NUUUGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

NSOGDP: The 4th line ends up being our best line tonight. They score twice!

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#23 Bucknuck
November 29 2013, 12:15PM
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What's that feeling? Oh... it's been fun to be an Oiler fan for the past couple of weeks. I could get used to this.

I'm happy that Bryz played like it was 2006 again. With decent goaltending this team has a chance to climb the standings.

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#24 Dog Train
November 29 2013, 10:23AM
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I can't bet against Bryzgalov. 3-0 Mighty Oil. Arco, Perron and Belov with the goals.

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#25 S cottV
November 29 2013, 10:45AM
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With the shutout victory going with Bryz probably the thing to do. If was 3 to 2 with a strong Bryz showing, go back to Dubie. Nice to see the win, but its one game - keep both goalies well in the mix, at least until real trends start to show. Nice to see breakdowns occur at the other end of the rink for a change. Nashville coverage on RNH's goal, looked like a failed swarm and their d man's failure to identify Hall moving into a 2 on 1, was another nice gift. This is the stuff we usually do to Dubie, so - we capitalize and get the win.

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#26 Ari Gold
November 29 2013, 07:05PM
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Pathetic effort tonight. I wish Hemsky was called out once in a while by his coach, or his teammates.

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#27 pkam
November 29 2013, 11:37AM
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Spydyr wrote:

The only two thing Dubnyk is consistent at is letting in week goals and being inconsistent.

Only Dubnyk let in weak goals and no other goalies do?

Bryz is so much better than Dubnyk? Did you watch the playoff between the Pens and Flyers in 2012? I guess 0.887 SV% and 3.46 GA in 11 games is so much better than Dubnyk's start this year.

I really hope Bryz will ever play like that again. At least not as an Oilers.

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#28 mayorblaine
November 29 2013, 11:49AM
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you guys climbing on the Bryzgalov bandwagon out to be aware, next galaxy you pass he'll probably drop you off. the wagon is only so humongous big, ain't room for all of ya.

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#29 pkam
November 29 2013, 02:11PM
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Spydyr wrote:

That last four games includes the game Dubnyk allowed four goals on only 14 shots and got pulled.

You can believe Dubnyk is the answer moving forward here.I don't and neither does the GM.

IMO they will pick up one of Hiller , Halak or Elliott this summer.

Out of the 3 goalie you mention, only Halak is an upgrade to Dubnyk. Hiller is on par with Dubnyk, and Elliot is a downgrade.

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#30 bulldog12
November 29 2013, 07:01PM
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Not to worry Oiler fans. Hemsky is going to display his skill, grit, heart, veteran savvy and leadership to show these young kids how to come back and win games. Yeah you bet, a non factor again.

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#31 bazmagoo
November 29 2013, 07:43PM
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My guess is Hemsky leaves at the trade deadline for a 2nd round pick, he no longer fits in with the Oilers and it's time to move on (has been for a while). Unfortunately that is likely the most we can get for him.

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#32 **
November 29 2013, 09:10PM
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Eakins is supposed to be an advanced stats guy. Why did he start BRyzgalov?. The guy has only played 4 games since april, I'm the driver of the BRyz bandwagon but the smart play was to start Dubnyk.

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#33 Zamboni Driver
November 29 2013, 09:30PM
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The funniest thing I have heard in eons was on Gregor's show today. Recounting Oilers who are top-10 at their position.

He said Hall (Taylor Hall, who has 7 goals)...okay. I'll go in with that I guess. Barely.

The funny part was the long hesitation for Nugent-Hopkins, long long pause, after which he decided that no, RNH is not there yet.

I almost drove in the ditch.

RNH is not a top 30 centre in the NHL. Maybe not top 50.

And he's our 'star first line centre' - maybe that's part of the problem, ya think?

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#35 TayLordBalls
November 29 2013, 10:25AM
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change is imminent !

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#36 THRNHJE
November 29 2013, 11:10AM
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GDP: 3-2 Oilers win in OT

OGDP: Arco wins majority of his faceoffs, and looks like a God on ice in the 4th vs. 4th matchup.

NSOGDP: The Jackets are fired up to redeem themselves and start a full on ice battle, and its a russian goalie showdown when Bobs and Bryz meet at centre ice and Bryz gets the takedown.

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#37 Blucifer Copperballs
November 29 2013, 12:56PM
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Oiler fans are the worst. Bryz has a good game and everyone is calling for Dube's head. No wonder most athletes dont want to come play here.

Bryz had a good game. Dube's numbers from previous years have him as a contendor for a starters job.

Can't we fans just be happy that maybe we are in a place that as long as the team plays well, we have two goalies that can keep them in it and give them a chance to win? Does anybody on here really blame the goalies for the year the Oil have had so far?

I would start Dubnyk tonight. If we were at home and didn't have to travel, i'd say put Bryz back in, but back to backs on the road when you don't have to?

Go lights out again, Bryz. Make me wrong.

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#38 The Funky Chicken Has Left The Building
November 29 2013, 01:16PM
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Play Bryzgalof til wheel come off traktor!!

Dubnyks been given every chance by the Oilers to become their #1....he simply is not good enough.

There's a 2 pad stacking fool on every street corner in Finland...Oilers should scoop one to play goal in Edmonton.

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#39 Cynic
November 29 2013, 08:06PM
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A better guess would be that Hemsky gets off-loaded at the deadline for a 5th rounder. If the Oiles are lucky.

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#40 oilerjed
November 29 2013, 11:35AM
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With a Phillyesque run the Oil COULD be .500 by xmas. Stick that in your stocking DSF! These are the games that need to be won if it is to happen though. Feast on the cellar dwellers! Possibly cannibilism but do what ya need to do in a storm.

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#41 Lowe Expectations
November 29 2013, 02:31PM
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Gotta love the the goalie argument. I remember being told the two most popular athletes in Edmonton are the backup QB for the Eskimos and whichever goalie isn't playing for the Oilers.

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#42 Edsez
November 29 2013, 11:41AM
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That 4th line looks like it could be a keeper

Arcobello's speed and ability to distribute the puck with Jones' finishing touch and Joenssu's tenacity has the promise to generate some scoring chances

I would lean towards Dubnyk tonight

With all the injured back this is starting to look like an NHL lineup, my mantra is now ...... the Oilers could be the hottest team in the league the 2nd half of the season (he says with fingers crossed)

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#43 pkam
November 29 2013, 01:35PM
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No reason we can't win tonight.

If both teams are healthy, we are still a slightly better team than the BJ on paper. Now they have 3 of their top 6 out of the lineup and we are completely healthy, how can we possibly lose to them?

Being said that, we better be ready the 1st minute cause they just beat the Leafs 6-0 several nights ago, and they definitely want to return the favor of that 7-0 embarrassment.

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#44 Greasy Goal
November 29 2013, 02:00PM
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Spydyr wrote:

That last four games includes the game Dubnyk allowed four goals on only 14 shots and got pulled.

You can believe Dubnyk is the answer moving forward here.I don't and neither does the GM.

IMO they will pick up one of Hiller , Halak or Elliott this summer.

I would not like to see Elliott here. He's an average goalie on one of the top 3 teams. He'd get chewed up and spit out here.

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#45 pkam
November 29 2013, 02:54PM
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Spydyr wrote:

Dubnyk faces a lot of low percentage shots from bad angles and long range..Coaches tell their teams to shot from anywhere against him.

Save percentage is not the end all when looking at how good a goalie is.

Personally I prefer a clutch goalie who makes the big save when needed.Something Dubnyk has never done on a consistent basis.

Big saves lift teams soft goals deflate teams.A goalie who constantly lets in weak goals wears on a team.They try to hard to block everything scared to let a shot through.Anyone who has ever played hockey will tell you that.

Teams will try to win one for the goalie if he steals them games then lets in a bad goal.If the team constantly fights back to get close in games then the goalie lets in a soft one.You get what happened the first 20 games this year.A lost season.

I really have no idea how you come up with the idea that Elliot is a better goalie than Dubnyk.

I don't watch the other team's games but I watch the highlight in NHL.com. Did you?

If you didn't, then go to NHL.com and watch some of the highlight that Elliot played when he was a Sens and count how many soft goals he let in.

If you want an elite goalie, Dubnyk is not the answer, but neither is any one of the three you mentioned.

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#47 RexHolez
November 29 2013, 03:28PM
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So I take it people are still watching this team do whatever it is they do during games... I love the argument about which crappy goalie is better.... Lets talk about which of our AHL level defenceman is holding their head barely above water the best. Just a couple years away right guys.... The championships are gonna start rolling in right away, just be patient....

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#48 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 29 2013, 05:28PM
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When you're Russian for a goalie, there's no time for Stalin...

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#49 Chainsawz
November 29 2013, 06:12PM
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Spydyr wrote:

That last four games includes the game Dubnyk allowed four goals on only 14 shots and got pulled.

You can believe Dubnyk is the answer moving forward here.I don't and neither does the GM.

IMO they will pick up one of Hiller , Halak or Elliott this summer.

Did you watch that game where Dubnyk let in 4 on 14? Cause if you did you wouldn't be critical of Dubnyk at all. He was left hung out dry on all of those.

Still not a fan of Dubnyk but that game was not reflective of Dubnyk's current work.

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#50 Ari Gold
November 29 2013, 06:35PM
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So we shut them out or we get shut out. Is that the deal? This team IS bipolar!

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