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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#51 Jay
December 28 2013, 07:32PM
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The problem with Eakins is that he's coaching the Oilers

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#52 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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#53 RexHolez
December 28 2013, 07:33PM
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So if the oilers win tonight and make it 3 in a row will it be a new 8 year record winning streak

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#54 Serious Gord
December 28 2013, 07:52PM
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Philly wins 6-3 Bryz looks bad/distracted

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#55 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 08:00PM
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Please god, give us the good cbc guys, how I hate Rick Ball....he sounds bad like flames guys

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#56 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 08:03PM
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Jay wrote:

The problem with Eakins is that he's coaching the Oilers

He plays Joensuu on the 2nd line with Nail Yakupov, #1 overall on the 4th! The problem with Eakins is hes a bad coach. with hipster tool hair..

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#57 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 08:04PM
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I hope they play safe defensively sound hockey like they did last night. At least give Bryz a chance to look good against the team that paid him to go away.

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#58 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 08:07PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

I hope they play safe defensively sound hockey like they did last night. At least give Bryz a chance to look good against the team that paid him to go away.

Ilya Bryzgalov isn't scared, only bears scare him. He will have a shutout. Oilers win 8-0! hope

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#59 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 08:12PM
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HAHA maybe my friend was right about Coburn... pretty bad giveaway to Hall to make it 1-0.

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#60 Bucknuck
December 28 2013, 08:14PM
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Well that's a good way to start. Nice one Hall!

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#61 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
December 28 2013, 08:14PM
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Why do we want Coburn? Imagine if he played for us and made that mistake. The nation would have traded him for Omark.

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#62 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 08:15PM
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Wowee the Philly D looks really slow!

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#63 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 08:20PM
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Hauk15 wrote:

He plays Joensuu on the 2nd line with Nail Yakupov, #1 overall on the 4th! The problem with Eakins is hes a bad coach. with hipster tool hair..

Yak deserves to have limited ice time until he can learn to do some smart simple plays with and without the puck. Trying to deke 3 Flyers by himself and turning it over didn't cost us only because Philly iced it.

He's young. Eakins will teach him in time.

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#64 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 08:26PM
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Ball and Hrudy are fine. Lee and Weeks were brutal.

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#65 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 08:26PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

Yak deserves to have limited ice time until he can learn to do some smart simple plays with and without the puck. Trying to deke 3 Flyers by himself and turning it over didn't cost us only because Philly iced it.

He's young. Eakins will teach him in time.

he's playing with two plugs! watch, they always pass it to yak first

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#66 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 08:31PM
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How is the PP so ridiculously bad? I don't get it.

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#67 Oilerz4life
December 28 2013, 08:39PM
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I respect that Kelly Hrudey had a decent NHL career and maybe its just me, but most everything he says as a color guy just annoys me. Its not that everything he says is stupid, but he just sounds like such a dunce saying it. That and what's with CBC's little HNC clown boy PJ Stock? Also, I can't take anything seriously whenever that guy with a transparent grey comb-over interviews somebody.

On a side note I understand that Yak needs to mature as a player, but I don't see how a player with his talent can grow his game playing 7 minutes a night on the forth line.

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#68 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 08:45PM
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Just like Ontario: no power.

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#69 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 09:07PM
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Bryzgalov looking fierce

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#70 Oilerz4life
December 28 2013, 09:13PM
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Quinn the Eskimo wrote:

How is the PP so ridiculously bad? I don't get it.

Special teams are terrible, couldn't look any worse.

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#71 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 09:17PM
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Oilerz4life wrote:

Special teams are terrible, couldn't look any worse.

I'd say they looked like the Keystone Cops, but at least those guys were good at what they got paid for. Thank God the Phlyers are just as crap.

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#72 Harlie
December 28 2013, 09:21PM
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Argh! Tambellini and Eberle ATB commercial.

And Pump Up the Jam in between whistles? Lolz

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#73 kgo
December 28 2013, 09:29PM
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insert negative comment about J schultz

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#74 Serious Gord
December 28 2013, 09:30PM
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Two things confirmed for me watching the flyers for the first time this season:

1. They are far better than their overall record shows - their record over the last 20 has been much better.

2. There are a half dozen or more players on the flyers who would look awesome in oilers silks.

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#75 Reg Dunlop
December 28 2013, 09:30PM
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Wow are the oiler bad. Tied up near the halfway point and the Flyers might win by 10.

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#76 Rick Stroppel
December 28 2013, 09:31PM
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CANNOT RESIST

Looks like the Oilers kind of QUIT about half way through the first period.

But that's OK! The Oilers are like little babies and you cannot expect them to listen when the coaches tell them to pay more attention to defense.

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#77 Harlie
December 28 2013, 09:32PM
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kgo wrote:

insert negative comment about J schultz

Ference was watching Simmonds yet decided not to check him on that play.

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#78 Hauk15
December 28 2013, 09:32PM
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Oilers need to pull their heads out of their asses. Bryzgalov deserves a 200% effort from the rest of the team

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#79 Oilerz4life
December 28 2013, 09:33PM
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Quinn the Eskimo wrote:

I'd say they looked like the Keystone Cops, but at least those guys were good at what they got paid for. Thank God the Phlyers are just as crap.

The Oiler's penalty kill is making the Flyers look like a golden turd.

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#80 Gk1980
December 28 2013, 09:33PM
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If Bryz plays well up until the trade deadline, would you trade him if the right fife was presented? I say yes, there seems to be a lot of goalies available on the market next year.

Man these guys look lost in their own end. They look competly stunned. When is Smith going to be fired? It's embarrassing watching them in their own zone.

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#81 Alsker
December 28 2013, 09:38PM
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Wow this period looks just like the 2nd period in Philly. Back to boys vs. men again.

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#82 steelymace
December 28 2013, 09:50PM
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OUT COACHED!!!Can anyone tell me why in the hell Smyth has played 2:20 minutes more than Hall and 5:40 more than Yakupov?Eakins starts the period with a powerplay and Smyth is on it if he can not see Smyth is 2 steps behind then we are in big trouble.Ralph Kreuger would have this team in a better position,I am certain of that.

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#83 Reg Dunlop
December 28 2013, 10:05PM
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That was an embarrassing dive by Giroux, must have been coached by Billy Barber.

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#84 DAVE
December 28 2013, 10:12PM
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Why is kevin weekes still have a job. If you need a black dude on your staff,wouldn't Mike Grier be a better choice.

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#85 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 10:12PM
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@steelymace

Smyth is third all-time in PP goals for the Oilers. He is 1 behind Gretzky and 2 behind Anderson. He is also one of the only guys on the team that knows what to do in front of the net. You don't have to be fast to screen the goalie.

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#86 2004Z06
December 28 2013, 10:14PM
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steelymace wrote:

OUT COACHED!!!Can anyone tell me why in the hell Smyth has played 2:20 minutes more than Hall and 5:40 more than Yakupov?Eakins starts the period with a powerplay and Smyth is on it if he can not see Smyth is 2 steps behind then we are in big trouble.Ralph Kreuger would have this team in a better position,I am certain of that.

Probably because Smyth is the only player on this team that isn't afraid to go to the front of the net.

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#87 Oilerz4life
December 28 2013, 10:17PM
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Are the fans at Rexall chanting "lets go Flyers!"??

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#88 Alsker
December 28 2013, 10:17PM
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Nuge's goal was our 5th shot, 8 shots since(40+ minutes), if Bryzzer isn't standing on his head.....

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#89 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 10:28PM
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This team is more in thrall to their emotions than a pyjama party of 13 year old Twihard girls.

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#90 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 10:38PM
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DAVE wrote:

Why is kevin weekes still have a job. If you need a black dude on your staff,wouldn't Mike Grier be a better choice.

Bait. Leave it.

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#91 Bender
December 28 2013, 10:46PM
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Is Hrudey hammered?......"mumble mumble...stick on the ice....mumble mumble...penalties. Mumble mumble burp."

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#92 Quinn the Eskimo
December 28 2013, 10:52PM
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Bender wrote:

Is Hrudey hammered?......"mumble mumble...stick on the ice....mumble mumble...penalties. Mumble mumble burp."

I thought the same thing. And he's getting the Oilers names all mixed up: that's Gagner, not Eberle with that "trade mark move".

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#93 Arius Mumin
December 28 2013, 10:59PM
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@Oilanderp wrote:

Yak deserves to have limited ice time until he can learn to do some smart simple plays with and without the puck. Trying to deke 3 Flyers by himself and turning it over didn't cost us only because Philly iced it.

He's young. Eakins will teach him in time.

Gagner!

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#94 kale
December 28 2013, 11:01PM
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What has Gags done this year to earn "go to" guy status. I wonder if we are going to hear from Igor soon

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#95 Arius Mumin
December 28 2013, 11:04PM
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The Oilers need to trade RNH and Yak: they don't deserve this.

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#96 @Oilanderp
December 28 2013, 11:05PM
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Great game by Bryzgalov. The Oilers almost won a game by only playing 5 minutes.

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#97 Lawndemon
December 28 2013, 11:06PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Two things confirmed for me watching the flyers for the first time this season:

1. They are far better than their overall record shows - their record over the last 20 has been much better.

2. There are a half dozen or more players on the flyers who would look awesome in oilers silks.

An Eberle for Simmonds trade would be wonderful...

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#98 FireKLowe
December 28 2013, 11:12PM
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Another 41 games left of this crap!!! Now that is depressing.

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#99 Quintana
December 28 2013, 11:16PM
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Is there any chance we can send Samwise and our 1st to Philly for Couturier, thats what we need badly!!

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#100 Serious Gord
December 28 2013, 11:17PM
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41 games - halfway - and the oil have 30. Pts. Take away the four OT win pts and you get 26. That is the worst half-season performance in oiler history. And that is THE story tonight.

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