GDB 41: FLYERS V OILERS, BRYZ GETS PAID!

Lowetide
December 28 2013 02:18PM

In a season where we've seen Oiler goalies do the regrettable, the impossible awaits. After Devan Dubnyk posted the first Oiler shutout in Shametown ever, Ilya Bryzgalov has a chance to play his old team—the Philadelphia Flyers!

BIG FACTS!

Hello! Devan Dubnyk has an answer for every Calgary bullet, Ryan Smyth hearts a goal and then sends the slowest moving puck in NHL history into the net for a 2-0 win in Sin City. It was a beautiful moment, made even more enjoyable because the Flames were wearing their new "we have Crayola" uniforms.

But, enough about the past.

BIG NEWS

Dittrick brings the news: Martin Marincin, the tallest building in Edmonton, will draw into the lineup tonight for Corey Power Potterplay. I like it—give these towers a chance to play an NHL game or two and maybe they'll be regulars before I get the pension!

BIG BIG NEWS

Wait, there's more! The Oilers signed Mitchell Moroz to his entry level deal today, meaning he's bona fide and buying root beer floats for everyone! Seriously, congratulations to a guy who took a lot of heat for no reason (Moroz didn't control where he was drafted, only his performance and today's signing tells us he was plenty good enough) and this is a day us to congratulate him.

YAK CITY!

Russia's coolest export is BACK ON THE POWERPLAY according to coach Dallas Eakins! Music! I have no idea what he'll do, but will guess 'score with a ricochet off the shot clock" for the win.

LINEUP

  • Hall-Nuge-Perron
  • Joensuu-Gagner-Ebs
  • Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
  • Gazdic-Lander-Yakupov
  • Ference-Petry
  • Belov-J Schultz
  • Marincin-N Schultz
  • Bryzgalov

BEAT THOSE FLYERS!!!

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Oilers take the Flyers to overtime before Wayne Simmonds walks Nick Schultz and Philly wins 4-3

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins put on a show for the home crowd, but the big news is Bryzgalov stopping 42 shots.

NOT SO OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Bryzgalov turns into a real life Jigglypuff and sings the Flyers to sleep in a 7-1 romp.

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#1 I tried it at home
December 28 2013, 02:28PM
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This should be interesting, Ive been waiting a while to see what Marancin looks like on the big ice. Good on DD too, Im no longer a backer of his, but good work gets good applause.

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#2 vetinari
December 28 2013, 02:36PM
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Hope that they can bring it, two games in two nights is not easy. Bryzer should be motivated.

Oilers 4 Philly 3 in the shoot out

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#3 The real minnow
December 28 2013, 02:42PM
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Hey everyone with Dennis Seidenberg sidelined for the rest of the year there may be a suitor for mister Nickolas Pylon Shultz.

FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!

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#4 Danger Pay
December 28 2013, 02:42PM
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So Dubnyk earns the 1st Donut in Cowtown, ever?! Oh the irony. Good one Hockey Gods, good one!

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#5 Oilers Coffey
December 28 2013, 02:45PM
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Great read and an even more sizzling GIF WOW. Oilers pull off a 3 game winning streak with a win tonight!

Damn it was fun chanting LetsGoOilers in the dome last night!!!

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#6 Bloodsweatandoil
December 28 2013, 02:47PM
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I just hope the Oilers break the CBC curse, or at least show the rest of Canada they have heart and a pulse!

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#7 Low
December 28 2013, 02:57PM
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I see the oilers pushed around on this one, but will win 3-1!!!!!!

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#8 boxman
December 28 2013, 03:01PM
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All good news and thx LT for helping an old guy pitch a tent.

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#9 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:02PM
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Why does eakins still starts DD when they signed the cosmonaut? Also, why make the goalie switch after Bryz did good on Monday vs the Jets?

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#10 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:07PM
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To my trasher: are you a Flamer? Eakins is not only an NHL rookie coach, he's also inconsistent in his decisions. Why switch goalies after a win? Sounds very incredible to me. What does it say?

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#11 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 03:13PM
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@Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"

Are you actually complaining about a decision which resulted in a shutout?

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#12 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:16PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

Are you actually complaining about a decision which resulted in a shutout?

What if we lost? You guys make too many assumptions. A real NHL class coach rides the winning goalie. That's all I'm going to say here.

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#13 Bucknuck
December 28 2013, 03:17PM
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Can the Oil make it three in a row? Yes, they can. 5-2 Oilers, and Yak gets a pair.

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#14 BC BOY
December 28 2013, 03:20PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Why does eakins still starts DD when they signed the cosmonaut? Also, why make the goalie switch after Bryz did good on Monday vs the Jets?

Cause he wanted to start Bryz against his former team and be well rested

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#15 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:22PM
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Looking at all the trashes on my posts #9, 10 & 12. I had no idea that this site was used by teenagers. I'm moving over at lowetide.ca

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#16 Cubro
December 28 2013, 03:22PM
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Lol, okay mr coach, after playing bryz in both of a recent back to back, why would you want the same results? I think Eakins is learning the ropes, he tried and Clearly playing a goalie back to back doesn't work. Which game would you want bryz in? Obviously he wants revenge on the team that paid him to leave.....

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#17 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:26PM
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BC BOY wrote:

Cause he wanted to start Bryz against his former team and be well rested

So we traded Smid, the only legit shutdown defenceman we had to dump salary in order to sign Bryz because DD sucked so much as a goalie and we needed help in that area and... you tell me that Bryz can't play back to back games? Who are you people? Kinda validates my post #15. Bye now, kids.

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#18 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 03:27PM
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I'm interested in seeing Braydon Coburn. I've seen his name crop up in trade scenarios on the oilogosphere and have no idea how Philly Fans feel about him.

I only know one Philly Fan (and not very well), and he seemed to be ok with the idea of losing Coburn since, in his words, he "sucked".

However, that was earlier in the year before Giroux and the team woke up.

Also, the stats here:

http://www.extraskater.com/team/philadelphia-flyers/2013#player-stats

suggest a defensive workhorse who leads his team in ice-time 5v5 and on the PK. He can't 'suck' if his coach likes him that much. Anyone 'seen him good'?

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#19 Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"
December 28 2013, 03:27PM
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Cubro wrote:

Lol, okay mr coach, after playing bryz in both of a recent back to back, why would you want the same results? I think Eakins is learning the ropes, he tried and Clearly playing a goalie back to back doesn't work. Which game would you want bryz in? Obviously he wants revenge on the team that paid him to leave.....

Fail. Playing starters back to back works in the other 29 NHL franchises. Only in Edmonton.

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#20 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 03:37PM
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@Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"

I still don't think that they moved Smid as a salary dump to sign Bryz. There were other reasons.

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#21 Bucknuck
December 28 2013, 03:44PM
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What's that smell? *sniff* *sniff* Ooooh, it's a troll.

It was nice to see Dubnyk get the start against the popgun Calgary offense so that our starter could be fresh for his old team. Smart play by Eakins.

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#22 THRNHJE
December 28 2013, 03:46PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

I still don't think that they moved Smid as a salary dump to sign Bryz. There were other reasons.

Agreed. I know the rest of the team was around Smid numbers in Corsi for before he left as well, but look at the lowetide article that posts the corsi for and guess which defenseman is at the bottom of the pile.

Hint: He plays for the fLames now.

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#23 TayLordBalls
December 28 2013, 03:48PM
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This team is just starting to rock!

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#24 Ivan Drago
December 28 2013, 04:08PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Fail. Playing starters back to back works in the other 29 NHL franchises. Only in Edmonton.

You still here? I thought you were moving on? Please hurry.

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#25 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 04:09PM
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Found this gem on a Philly site:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-39K1pTLhd1g/T3FQ9QDuvWI/AAAAAAAABmo/Cj61HOvjhac/s1600/28ldpvt.gif

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#26 sec206
December 28 2013, 04:14PM
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I tried it at home wrote:

This should be interesting, Ive been waiting a while to see what Marancin looks like on the big ice. Good on DD too, Im no longer a backer of his, but good work gets good applause.

marincin plays game #3 tonight, or do you mean in person? 3-2 shootout win.

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#27 Westcoastoil
December 28 2013, 04:14PM
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He's raw as all get out, but Marincin brings a different look on the back end and it's nice to see a big mobile guy back there. If he can tread water and play 10-15 mins. then keep him up.

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#28 Dog Train
December 28 2013, 04:17PM
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Win one for Captain Bryzgalov! Show those dirty Flyers what they are missing out on!

Seriously, no more post-mortems after sad HNIC games. We need to look like we're something other than a joke on national TV.

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#29 master of my domain
December 28 2013, 04:19PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Looking at all the trashes on my posts #9, 10 & 12. I had no idea that this site was used by teenagers. I'm moving over at lowetide.ca

complains that site is used by teenagers, threatens to "run away" to another site (like a teenager)

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#30 Naky
December 28 2013, 04:21PM
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@Rheal1

Your logic is heavily flawed. By your logic, Bryz should not have played against the Jets in that 6-2 win because he stunk the joint out against St. Louis the game before (the whole team did, but Bryz wasn't exactly stellar either).

So by your reasoning, DD should have played the Jets and if the results had been the same, still earned the game last night.

You've got a short memory, my friend.

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#31 risto siltanen's slapshot
December 28 2013, 04:25PM
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unless marincin brings some grit and edge to the d he'll just be another ryan whitney.bring your a game rook and good luck. here's to breezy makin the d look good.

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#32 wiseguy
December 28 2013, 04:29PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Fail. Playing starters back to back works in the other 29 NHL franchises. Only in Edmonton.

You're like a bad parent. You threaten to do something if we continue to trash your comments. We keep doing it and you don't leave. You even said "Bye now kids". Please learn to follow through with your threats otherwise it'll just diminish your credibility.

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#33 andrewmk20
December 28 2013, 04:41PM
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@Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan"

Very simple, the games are back to back and all NHL teams will play both goaltenders in a back to back.

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#34 pelhem grenville
December 28 2013, 05:13PM
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..."Obviously he wants revenge on the team that paid him to leave....."said cubro

...maybe the only reason Bryz gets the start BUT pop a few in early he gets the hook early

Eakins has a lot to learn tonite...

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#35 woodys destroyers
December 28 2013, 05:16PM
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just wondering why everybody's trash rheals comments.what he says make sense you do play your goalie that is now your number your number one.its not like bryz has played a lot this year.

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#36 woodys destroyers
December 28 2013, 05:20PM
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@woodys destroyers

First time poster. Sorry about the typing.keys are to small...lol

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#37 Taylor Gang
December 28 2013, 05:39PM
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Bryz is the starter. Just like Bernier before him, he outplayed the established goalie. That doesn't mean Duby can't play his odd game or two. After all, he has put up decent numbers as of late.

As for the game, I have a good feeling for tonight. 4-1 Edmonton. Eberle with the empty netter. Hall and Nuge play excellent as usual.

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#38 boxman
December 28 2013, 05:42PM
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woodys destroyers wrote:

just wondering why everybody's trash rheals comments.what he says make sense you do play your goalie that is now your number your number one.its not like bryz has played a lot this year.

You actually changed your name to support yourself rheals. You sound "walmart" special.

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#39 Spydyr
December 28 2013, 06:03PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Looking at all the trashes on my posts #9, 10 & 12. I had no idea that this site was used by teenagers. I'm moving over at lowetide.ca

Remember when the site troll DSF actually knew about the game even though he cherry picked his stats.

Now the new troll Rheal1 knows little about the game. Then keeps threating to leave but never does.

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#40 Bucknuck
December 28 2013, 06:08PM
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Spydyr wrote:

Remember when the site troll DSF actually knew about the game even though he cherry picked his stats.

Now the new troll Rheal1 knows little about the game. Then keeps threating to leave but never does.

What's going on with DSF anyways. I haven't seen him in ages. Did he finally get himself banned and I missed it?

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#41 Drowning in Oil
December 28 2013, 06:12PM
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Just listening to Don "your time past....... Long ago" Cherry on HNIC. What a tool.if he only understood the actual plight of an Edmonton Oiler fan, maybe he would shut his mouth!!

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#42 Cameron
December 28 2013, 06:12PM
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Cherry just went on rant about Edmonton having the best fans in the world and that the "sweater on the ice" was disgusting and that fan would never have gotten out of the arena alive if it had happened in Boston. Then he just couldn't resist the put down on Yakipov, from his celebration, to his hit to the Jets goalie. Ended by comparing the play of the good Canadian boy Smythe, to the horrible antics of the (bad Russian-implied) Yakipov

Give it a look

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#43 Offthebandwagon
December 28 2013, 06:14PM
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Don Cherry blasting Yakupov again on Coach's Corner. Had his best game of season and Cherry keeps going back to his celly from last year. What a douche.

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#44 pelhem grenville
December 28 2013, 06:26PM
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...DSF who?

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#45 Rick Stroppel
December 28 2013, 06:35PM
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WHY DALLAS EAKINS BUGS ME

Eakins breezed into town with the smug self-assurance of a guy who had won two or three Stanley cups. He should have shown the humility of a guy who has accomplished just about zero in the NHL, as player or coach.

He should have pondered the case of Scott Arniel, the last "flavor of the month" from the AHL. Ariel got 1.5 seasons as HC in Columbus, accomplished nothing, and got fired.

I think Eakins has made many mistakes and you could justify firing him a fast as you can say "George Burnett". But you probably have to give him the rest of this season and next, for these reasons at least. Fire him and you give Management (who made this mess) another reason to postpone expectations of success. Also, we are quickly approaching the point where no coach in his right mind will want to work here. So Eakins and Edmonton are kind of stuck with each other.

Sometimes Eakins seems smart and innovative. As an Oilers fan, I WANT him to succeed. I just hope his Christmas dinner included a big slice of humble pie.

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#46 TigerUnderGlass
December 28 2013, 06:41PM
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Rheal1 "Ontario Oilers Fan" wrote:

Looking at all the trashes on my posts #9, 10 & 12. I had no idea that this site was used by teenagers. I'm moving over at lowetide.ca

The funniest part of this comment is your belief that Lowetide.ca is the place to find support for your plan of starting a goalie in back-to-back games.

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#47 Johnnydapunk
December 28 2013, 07:01PM
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I didn't really get what Cherry was on about either, normally I'm fine with most of what he says, but in this case it was just baffling. I just watched the replays of the goal, the forearm and the melee after where he drew like a million penalties and Cherry must have been on the sauce. Yeah there was a forearm shiver that he got away with, but when he scored, he didn't celebrate much which according to Cherry is the Canadian way, and he didn't back down when he was challenged at the next face off, I don't know what Cherry wants but whatever, he's becoming more and more irrelevant as the years go on.

I'm sure this is one of the few games that one team is paying the salaries of both starting goalies tonight.

Hoping the good Bryz shows up and the Oil grind a win out.

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#48 Butters
December 28 2013, 07:06PM
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I was a little miffed at the Moroz pick and thought he would never get to the AHL nevermind the NHL. It starting to look like I was wrong about that. And I hope I was very wrong.

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#49 Derian Hatcher
December 28 2013, 07:23PM
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Rick Stroppel wrote:

WHY DALLAS EAKINS BUGS ME

Eakins breezed into town with the smug self-assurance of a guy who had won two or three Stanley cups. He should have shown the humility of a guy who has accomplished just about zero in the NHL, as player or coach.

He should have pondered the case of Scott Arniel, the last "flavor of the month" from the AHL. Ariel got 1.5 seasons as HC in Columbus, accomplished nothing, and got fired.

I think Eakins has made many mistakes and you could justify firing him a fast as you can say "George Burnett". But you probably have to give him the rest of this season and next, for these reasons at least. Fire him and you give Management (who made this mess) another reason to postpone expectations of success. Also, we are quickly approaching the point where no coach in his right mind will want to work here. So Eakins and Edmonton are kind of stuck with each other.

Sometimes Eakins seems smart and innovative. As an Oilers fan, I WANT him to succeed. I just hope his Christmas dinner included a big slice of humble pie.

Very well said.

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#50 DAVE
December 28 2013, 07:32PM
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I for one would like to know why SMid was really traded, I thought he was a nasty piece of business in his own end.

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