GDB 17.0: BRACING FOR THE BOLTS

Jason Gregor
November 07 2013 12:06PM

When you are a 28th place team every game is tough. Two days after a 4-3 OT victory over the 27th place Florida Panthers, the Oilers at least have some momentum heading into a showdown with the 10th place Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Oilers, most likely Andrew Ference and Jeff Petry, will have the pleasure of trying to shut down the dangerous duo of Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis. Stamkos is 2nd in NHL scoring with 20 points, while St. Louis is tied for 17th with 16.

Those two have scored 40% of Tampa Bay's goals, and only twice this season have both of them been held pointless. The Bolts lost both games, 3-1 and 5-0, and both losses came against the Bruins.

The Oilers don't have a Zdeno Chara, so it is unlikely the Oilers can shut out Stamkos and St. Louis, but they will need to contain them.

The Bolts have five players with 4+ goals, while the Oilers only have two, Gordon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Twenty different players have scored a goal for the Oilers this year, but they need get a few more players scoring consistently. It is difficult to win regularly without a few go-to players, but the Oilers will get a huge boost as Taylor Hall returns to the lineup.

LINEUP...

Hemsky-RNH-Eberle
Hall-Gagner-Yakupov
Omark-Gordon-Arcobello
Jones-Smyth-Gazdic

Hall will play his first game since being injured in Ottawa and Eakins is hoping Hall can jumpstart two struggling players, Gagner and Yakupov. Hall is the best option to do that.

The only aspect of the line juggling that I question is moving Ryan Smyth to centre. Smyth struggled mightily last season playing in the middle. He excels on the wall, not in the middle of the ice. You can't expect him to contribute when he is playing centre.

There is no way you could demote Mark Arcobello or Boyd Gordon to the 4th line. They've arguably been the two most consistent forwards all year. There is no way Eakins could retain respect within the room if you demoted them, yet played struggling players like Yakupov, Gagner, and recently recalled Linus Omark ahead of them in the top-nine.

Smyth at centre has to be a short-term experiment. He is better on the wall.

I'm most interested to see who Eakins will use to try and contain Stamkos and St. Louis. Gordon is his best defensive forward, but with his wingers I'm not sure that is a matchup Eakins wants to run. I'm guessing he'll try to get the RNH line out against them.

Ference-Petry
Smid-Larsen
N.Schultz-Fedun

There is no reason to switch up the D pairs. Petry and Ference are the Oilers best option to face 91/26. I liked Larsen's game in Florida, especially on the PP. Fedun and Schultz won't outmuscle many players, but both play smart, positional defence.

Dubnyk

Tampa Bay is getting solid goaltending. Dubnyk needs to match Ben Bishop's play to give the Oilers a chance. 

YAK SUPPORT....

Yesterday head coach Dallas Eakins and Craig MacTavish made it clear that Nail Yakupov wasn't being shopped.

“Nail Yakupov is not being shopped, he’s not going anywhere and I wanted him to hear that from me, look me in my eye, and let him know that we’re attached at the hip," Eakins said after he had a heart-to-heart chat with Yakupov on the ice in Tampa Bay that had some speculating the first pick in 2012 might be a healthy scratch.

While scouting the Rangers/Pengiuns game, MacTavish said this to the media, "We very much believe Nail will evolve to become that dynamic, electric player — become one of the most entertaining guys in the game. I told that to Igor (Larionov) (Yakupov's agent) and I told that to Yak. Development is very rarely a straight line. It has ups and downs.”

It was smart for the coach to tell a young player who is struggling he believes in him, but the harsh reality of pro sports is that if you aren't performing you likely won't be playing much. Yakupov didn't see the ice for the final 9:30 or regulation, and the 1:55 of OT, while the Oilers were trying, unsuccessfully, to protect a lead.

That isn't surprising, considering he's not a defensive stalwart just yet, but if he continues to sit for long stretches, and continues to struggle offensively, will the Oilers consider a stint in OKC?

MacTavish wisely said development is rarely a straight line. Yakupov isn't the first sophomore to struggle, but due to his age they could let him gain some confidence in OKC. Yakupov has high-end skills, so he could score tonight and no one will worry about his offence, but if his slump continues the Oilers should consider OKC a viable option.

QUICK HITS...

  • Unless they acquire another goalie the Oilers need to stick with Devan Dubnyk. Jason LaBarbera is not going to perform better, so tell Dubnyk he's your guy, and tell him to stay focused the entire game. Challenge him to be consistent.  
     
  • The Oilers have actually played pretty well at ES on the road this year outscoring teams 26-25. They've been decent at ES, but they've been outscored 9-3 on PP. Their PP is only 9.4% on the road. Their PP looked much better in Florida, and if it can get going, they might start to pull out some wins away from Rexall.
     

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Four of the last five games between these two teams in Tampa have ended in 3-2 scores with each team winning twice. In those four games Oilers won, Tampa won, Oilers won and Tampa won, so based on extensive scientific research (none whatsoever) the Oilers continue that trend tonight with a 3-2 victory.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Omark scores, because Oilersnation thrives on drama/debate.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: After opening the Florida broadcast with a muscle shirt and shorts, Mean Gene Principe starts his segment standing along the boards at the zamboni entrance. He does a quick spin-o-rama then walks towards the camera talking about the return of Hall and Omark's recall from OKC. As he gets closer, he tosses it upstairs to two guys who are "classy" and "no joke", Louis Debrusk and Kevin Quinn, and then stares into the camera and drops the mic. BOOM.

** Principe was playing off the words of the Tampa Bay Lightning players after Omark's infamous SO goal on December 10th, 2010, when they whined about his move being a joke and Dan "cancelled my twitter account" Ellis claimed it "wasn't very classy."

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#151 Rob...
November 07 2013, 08:05PM
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So once again the Oilers forwards were expected to score 4 goals for the win.

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#152 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:05PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Battle for 28th overall on Saturday.

Someone is going to get hurt.

Hopkins?

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#153 Sidd
November 07 2013, 08:05PM
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Maybe Kevin Lowe should run for Mayor in Toronto

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#154 Rob F
November 07 2013, 08:05PM
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im not sure who's had a worse couple months.....me or the oilers....

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#155 Harlie
November 07 2013, 08:06PM
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Ho hum another loss. I guess I'll just console myself with some Sailor J and Pepsi and some home made Escargot with garlic butter and melted cheese.

Once there was a snail who was tired of being slow. He went out and bought a really fast sports car and had the dealer paint a big 'S' on each side of it.

Whenever someone saw him zooming past in his new car, they would say, "Hey, look at that S-car go!"

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#156 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 07 2013, 08:08PM
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Rob... wrote:

So once again the Oilers forwards were expected to score 4 goals for the win.

Bishop pulled a Bachman tonight, he was an absolute monster in net. Must be nice...

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#157 jonny94
November 07 2013, 08:11PM
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If Dubnyk gets the start in Philadelphia I bet Giroux gets his first goal.

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#158 James
November 07 2013, 08:11PM
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I wonder what our stats are when we pull a goalie for the extra man, it never seems to work very much for our team but it sure seems to work for other teams a lot more.

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#159 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:11PM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

Bishop pulled a Bachman tonight, he was an absolute monster in net. Must be nice...

Hockey is a team game.

The better team won the game.

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#160 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 07 2013, 08:13PM
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@DSF

Someone up above said it best, we switch goalies with Tampa tonight, we win by a large margin. Not saying the Oil are better than Tampa, but Bishop stole this game.

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#161 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 07 2013, 08:14PM
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Here is one of the things that is wrong with the Oilers.

A couple of years ago the Tampa Bay Lighting sign a 21 year old undersized undrafted player to an AHL contract. Kid plays well in the AHL, gets a shot with the big club. Kid exceeds expectations, so they showcase him, sometimes with sheltered minutes, sometimes with talented line mates. At age 23 kid gets serious consideration for NHL Rookie of the Year. The kids name is Cory Conacher. So, what do the Lightening do? Rather than sit around and thank their lucky stars, they have the COURAGE to trade the kid while the kid is at his peek of expectations/potential, to the Ottowa Senators for back up goalie Ben Bishop.......THAT TAKES COURAGE! THATS NOT EASY...THAT IS BOLD !

Except for the part where they showcase him and then have the courage to trade him at peek value, this is actually the story of the Oilers Mark Arcobello.

The two kids Conacher and Arcobello are one year apart in age.

*edited ..took out Gallagher....put in Conacher*

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#162 Rob F
November 07 2013, 08:15PM
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@DSF

even a crack head could tell we need a goalie....today the team with a better goalie won

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#163 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:16PM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

Someone up above said it best, we switch goalies with Tampa tonight, we win by a large margin. Not saying the Oil are better than Tampa, but Bishop stole this game.

I agree.

The Oilers had a chance to trade for Bishop but decided to sign Dubnyk to a stupid contract instead.

Because Oilers.

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#164 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:17PM
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Rob F wrote:

even a crack head could tell we need a goalie....today the team with a better goalie won

You know goalies are part of the team, right?

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#165 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 07 2013, 08:18PM
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@DSF

Can't argue there. Always the smartest guys in the room.

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#166 Rod from Viking
November 07 2013, 08:18PM
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RexHolez wrote:

Is there a gagner for gardiner type deal to be made with T.O?

How about Reimer?

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#167 God
November 07 2013, 08:21PM
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Terrible turnover by Fedun resulting in that empty net goal.

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#168 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 07 2013, 08:22PM
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Maybe we need a mercy rule like in PeeWee when one team is getting slaughtered, they trade goalies for the third period.

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#169 Harlie
November 07 2013, 08:24PM
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God wrote:

Terrible turnover by Fedun resulting in that empty net goal.

C'mon man, game was done by then and you know it.

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#170 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 07 2013, 08:25PM
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Oh Yeah........and Taylor Hall's a BEAST!

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#171 Umm... What !?!?!
November 07 2013, 08:25PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Here is one of the things that is wrong with the Oilers.

A couple of years ago the Tampa Bay Lighting sign a 21 year old undersized undrafted player to an AHL contract. Kid plays well in the AHL, gets a shot with the big club. Kid exceeds expectations, so they showcase him, sometimes with sheltered minutes, sometimes with talented line mates. At age 23 kid gets serious consideration for NHL Rookie of the Year. The kids name is Cory Conacher. So, what do the Lightening do? Rather than sit around and thank their lucky stars, they have the COURAGE to trade the kid while the kid is at his peek of expectations/potential, to the Ottowa Senators for back up goalie Ben Bishop.......THAT TAKES COURAGE! THATS NOT EASY...THAT IS BOLD !

Except for the part where they showcase him and then have the courage to trade him at peek value, this is actually the story of the Oilers Mark Arcobello.

The two kids Conacher and Arcobello are one year apart in age.

*edited ..took out Gallagher....put in Conacher*

Who the hell is Rory Gallagher ?!

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#172 Bad with names much
November 07 2013, 08:27PM
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Cory Conacher

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#173 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:28PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Oh Yeah........and Taylor Hall's a BEAST!

Steven Stamkos says:

LOLOLOL

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#174 Mikey
November 07 2013, 08:29PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Here is one of the things that is wrong with the Oilers.

A couple of years ago the Tampa Bay Lighting sign a 21 year old undersized undrafted player to an AHL contract. Kid plays well in the AHL, gets a shot with the big club. Kid exceeds expectations, so they showcase him, sometimes with sheltered minutes, sometimes with talented line mates. At age 23 kid gets serious consideration for NHL Rookie of the Year. The kids name is Cory Conacher. So, what do the Lightening do? Rather than sit around and thank their lucky stars, they have the COURAGE to trade the kid while the kid is at his peek of expectations/potential, to the Ottowa Senators for back up goalie Ben Bishop.......THAT TAKES COURAGE! THATS NOT EASY...THAT IS BOLD !

Except for the part where they showcase him and then have the courage to trade him at peek value, this is actually the story of the Oilers Mark Arcobello.

The two kids Conacher and Arcobello are one year apart in age.

*edited ..took out Gallagher....put in Conacher*

Cory Conacher

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#175 God
November 07 2013, 08:29PM
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Harlie wrote:

C'mon man, game was done by then and you know it.

A 1 goal game with a minute to go? Seriously?

That game was far from over. It was a rookie turnover, so I simply expect him to learn from it. I'm condemning him.

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#176 The Real Gongshow
November 07 2013, 08:30PM
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DSF wrote:

I agree.

The Oilers had a chance to trade for Bishop but decided to sign Dubnyk to a stupid contract instead.

Because Oilers.

The Oilers offered Jones and a 3rd. The Bolts offered Conacher and a 4th. Who would you rather have if you were the Sens ?

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#177 John Kirsch
November 07 2013, 08:32PM
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jonny94 wrote:

If Dubnyk gets the start in Philadelphia I bet Giroux gets his first goal.

Dubs was fine tonight Stamkos burned 2x get over it, he is the best pure goalscorer on the planet.

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#178 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:33PM
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The Real Gongshow wrote:

The Oilers offered Jones and a 3rd. The Bolts offered Conacher and a 4th. Who would you rather have if you were the Sens ?

Duh.

Which management team had the brains to put a proper value on Bishop and got the deal done?

Ryan Jones?

Good grief.

You can pick up far better players off the waiver wire or in the offseason for nothing.

See Mason Raymond for reference.

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#179 God
November 07 2013, 08:34PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Oh Yeah........and Taylor Hall's a BEAST!

He was certainly a step behind tonight. I bet he is being rushed back far too quickly. Hope there's not chance of making the injury worse.

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#180 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:34PM
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Time for some Big Boy Hockey ®.

Vancouver @ San Jose.

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#181 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:36PM
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John Kirsch wrote:

Dubs was fine tonight Stamkos burned 2x get over it, he is the best pure goalscorer on the planet.

Dubs was .880 tonight.

Bishop was .950.

Game over.

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#182 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 07 2013, 08:36PM
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Bad with names much wrote:

Cory Conacher

Damn!.......except for the alcoholic dyslexia...it was such good post....

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#183 Seriously
November 07 2013, 08:39PM
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Poolanov wrote:

Not sure why, but I smell a comeback...

I smell Bulls$it!!! Must be from the CFR or dubnyk's performance

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#184 Harlie
November 07 2013, 08:39PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Oh Yeah........and Taylor Hall's a BEAST!

Who? You mean Toedrag?

Two minutes left, Taylor Hall speeding down the left wing as he enters the zone with 2 Oilers crashing the net. The pass opportunity is wide open, yet Taylor Toedrag Hall decides to advance further into the zone, attempt a lame toedrag, get pokechecked, and the scoring opportunity is lost.

C'mon Hallsy, use your brain and your balls.

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#185 BingBong
November 07 2013, 08:44PM
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Sloppy game all around; TB's second goal summed up our season nicely I thought: sloppy pass by Ference, Eberle mishandles it and doesn't play the body, then Dubs gives up a weak wrap-around.

Oh, and I wouldn't mind if our big money guys could score. Eberle, RNH, Hemsky...0 goals in the last 4 games now? If our top 2 lines can't score, we're doomed.

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#186 Clarko
November 07 2013, 08:44PM
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DSF wrote:

Dubs was .880 tonight.

Bishop was .950.

Game over.

Well, Dubnyk is the official whipping boy for Oiler fans everywhere. The Oilers played well tonight, but we are all delusional to think that goaltending is the only thing that is stopping this team from being a contender.

The giveaways on the first were absolutely terrible. They were both no pressure giveaways to one of the best two goal scorers in the game. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

Then Smid gets turned inside out and a one-timer from 5 feet goes in. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

I am not saying that Dubnyk has played well this season...he hasn't been good. But the giveaways and defensive liabilities were far more atrocious in this game then our goaltending.

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#187 Mikey
November 07 2013, 08:45PM
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The Real Gongshow wrote:

The Oilers offered Jones and a 3rd. The Bolts offered Conacher and a 4th. Who would you rather have if you were the Sens ?

Damn oilers, should have thrown in Omark! Would have been an overpay, but worth it.

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#188 Larry
November 07 2013, 08:46PM
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Good grief DD needs to go...

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#189 Harlie
November 07 2013, 08:46PM
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DSF wrote:

Time for some Big Boy Hockey ®.

Vancouver @ San Jose.

Until one of them wins a cup they are failures just the same as the Oil.

Don't even delude yourself, Mr. Dashing Silver Fox.

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#190 BingBong
November 07 2013, 08:47PM
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The Real Gongshow wrote:

The Oilers offered Jones and a 3rd. The Bolts offered Conacher and a 4th. Who would you rather have if you were the Sens ?

I think it was Jones and a 2nd no?

Either way, the Sens obviously wanted a legit roster player.

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#191 Batfink
November 07 2013, 08:47PM
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MacBlender was dusted off and used to full effect tonight. Seriously, Hall & Yak grinding with Smytty as centre. WTF.

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#192 Mikey
November 07 2013, 08:49PM
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Clarko wrote:

Well, Dubnyk is the official whipping boy for Oiler fans everywhere. The Oilers played well tonight, but we are all delusional to think that goaltending is the only thing that is stopping this team from being a contender.

The giveaways on the first were absolutely terrible. They were both no pressure giveaways to one of the best two goal scorers in the game. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

Then Smid gets turned inside out and a one-timer from 5 feet goes in. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

I am not saying that Dubnyk has played well this season...he hasn't been good. But the giveaways and defensive liabilities were far more atrocious in this game then our goaltending.

Uh, no one believes that its only just Dubnyk. And Dubnyk has now officially earned the right to be the whipping boy.

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#193 jonny94
November 07 2013, 08:50PM
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Clarko wrote:

Well, Dubnyk is the official whipping boy for Oiler fans everywhere. The Oilers played well tonight, but we are all delusional to think that goaltending is the only thing that is stopping this team from being a contender.

The giveaways on the first were absolutely terrible. They were both no pressure giveaways to one of the best two goal scorers in the game. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

Then Smid gets turned inside out and a one-timer from 5 feet goes in. But that was Dubnyk's fault too.

I am not saying that Dubnyk has played well this season...he hasn't been good. But the giveaways and defensive liabilities were far more atrocious in this game then our goaltending.

I don't think anyone figured the Oilers were going to be contenders this year but some meaningful hockey in November would be nice.

It's sad to say but it's seemingly becoming more truthful that if the Oilers want to win they need at least 4 goals with Dubnyk in net.....and even if they do that's not a guarantee they get the W

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#194 DSF
November 07 2013, 08:54PM
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Harlie wrote:

Until one of them wins a cup they are failures just the same as the Oil.

Don't even delude yourself, Mr. Dashing Silver Fox.

Phhhttt...there are many great teams that haven't won the cup.

The Oilers can't even sniff their jocks.

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#195 Rob...
November 07 2013, 08:56PM
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DSF wrote:

Hockey is a team game.

The better team won the game.

What? You think you're insulting the Oilers with that one? Lightning weren't a lot better than the Oilers tonight, they just had the phenomenally better goalie. Were I the Lightning I'd be damn shaken over the fact that the Oilers could have tied it at and pushed for a victory if not for the D&D-Suck factory.

If they want to push for a contender spot the Lightning forwards and D need to do a hell of a lot better than they did tonight.

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#196 Bucknuck
November 07 2013, 08:59PM
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frickin dubnyk. friggin Bishop. Damn. Such a good game to watch.

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#197 Harlie
November 07 2013, 08:59PM
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DSF wrote:

Phhhttt...there are many great teams that haven't won the cup.

The Oilers can't even sniff their jocks.

Sorry old man, the cup is the barometer and you know it. Don't try bending the rules now.

Sounding desperate, haha!

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#198 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 07 2013, 09:01PM
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Umm... What !?!?! wrote:

Who the hell is Rory Gallagher ?!

Rolling Stone magazine ranks him as 47th best guitar player of all time!

But he was Irish so he couldn't really play hockey.

*pours another drink....puts needle back on Rory Gallagher album...gets back to posting giberish*

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#199 gongshow
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@The Real Gongshow

Hello

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#200 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 07 2013, 09:05PM
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DSF wrote:

I agree.

The Oilers had a chance to trade for Bishop but decided to sign Dubnyk to a stupid contract instead.

Because Oilers.

I have problems with both of those management decisions… but your sense of history is weird if you think they are related in some way.

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