GDB 32.0: SINGING THE BLUES

Jason Gregor
March 26 2013 01:29PM

The frustration is mounting in Oilersnation. The Oilers have won 8 of their past 26 games and once again they find themselves closer to the basement than a spot in the playoffs.

For the first 40 minutes last night the Oilers didn't play with the smarts, energy or passion you'd expect for a team fighting to stay in the playoffs. They were good in the 3rd period, but this team isn't good enough to play one solid period and win. 

The bigger question is what is ailing the Oilers?

The harsh reality is there is no quick fix for the Oilers. One or two moves won't suddenly make this team a contender. They need to upgrade their blueline, they need to mix in some size in their top-nine and they need to find more players who will go to the net regularly. They could improve their 4th line, but that isn't the main concern.

Do the Oilers have the right mix of players to win moving forward? It seems everyone wants to ship out veterans or fringe players, and I see why, but when you get rid of them do you believe the core group has the right combination of skill sets to win?

Some will say it is too early to tell. I'd agree it is too early to know how productive the young kids will be in the future, but is it too early to tell what style of game they'll play?

Can they alter their games to the point they go to the net regularly, or become better puck retrievers, or win more one-on-one battles?

I think the Oilers have a lot of good young players, but I'm not sure that collectively they possess the right mixture of skills to win regularly in the NHL. I assume they will put in the necessary work during the off-seasons to get stronger and quicker and improve any deficiencies in their game, but will that be enough?

I just don't see how the Oilers can develop all their young, skilled forwards at the same time and expect to win. Can six skilled forwards between the ages of 19-23 , none of whom are over 200 pounds or possess a consistent physical element in their game, simultaneously develop the skills, work ethic and gamesmanship that lead to winning ?

I'm not sure anyone knows for sure, but when I look at the history of the game, it seems very unlikely that could happen.

Tonight is another good test to see how the Oilers match up vs. a veteran team filled with numerous strong, heavy players. On Saturday, David Backes, Patrick Bergland and Chris Stewart were too big and strong for the Oilers. Tonight we'll see if they can alter their game and force the Blues to match their speed. The Oilers can't match the size and strength of the Blues, so they'll need to try and quicken the pace. If that doesn't happen, this could be another agonizing evening for the Oilers and their fans.

LINE UP

Eric Belanger aggravated his groin injury after only eight shifts, and he's headed back to the IR, however the Oilers will make the mistake of moving Ryan Smyth back to centre. He's more effective as a winger, there is no point moving him to centre. They should have called up Chris Vande Velde or Anton Lander.

Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins played pretty well last night. Taylor Hall continues to be their most dangerous forward and while the 4/93/14 trio was great together in the 3rd period they ultimately didn't produce anything. I'd keep the triple-H line together, play Eberle with RNH and slide Gagner back with Yakupov and Paajarvi.

I think Theo Peckham has gotten the message. He screwed up in December and January, by not staying in game shape, and he admits as much, but he played decent the games he dressed and after last night's struggles for the 3rd pair I'd dress Peckham tonight. However, it looks like Whitney will draw in for Fistric.

The Oilers aren't mathematically out of the playoff race, but their chances of making it are extremely low. It is inevitable they will move Whitney, so they will showcase him for the next four games, unless he gets moved earlier.

Hall/Horcoff/Hemsky
Jones/Nugent-Hopkins/Eberle
Paajarvi/Gagner/Yakupov
Brown/Smyth/Petrell

Smid/Petry
N.Schultz/J.Schultz
Whitney/Potter

Khabibulin

QUICK HITS

  • I watched the replay numerous times and I still don't understand what Fistric was doing on the Mueller goal. I also am perplexed as to why Potter elected to go that far to his left. Fistric's lapse in judgement was the worst, but Potter's wasn't good either. Maybe lack of communication from rarely playing together was a factor, but it is hard to excuse that type of play.
     
  • Bad timing for Belanger to get injured. If he isn't healthy by next week, it is unlikely they can move him. A source told me they would have certainly moved him, but if his groin doesnt' heal then a deal is unlikely.
     
  • Alex Semin gets $35 million over five years. Did Jim Rutherford honestly believe someone would have paid him that on the open market?
     
  • Currently there are only two potential free agent D-men younger than Ladislav Smid, and one of them is Mark Fistric. Here is the complete list of the potential free agent D-men. If the Oilers don't re-sign him do any of these names excite you as possible replacements for him? I don't see many, if any, who play the same role as Smid and would be an upgrade moving forward. It would be foolish to not re-sign Smid.

 

  Team  Age  Cap Hit 
Aucoin, Adrian  CLB  39 $2,250,000
Gonchar, Sergei OTT  38 $5,500,000
Hamrlik, Roman  NYR  38 $3,500,000
Sutton, Andy EDM  38 $1,750,000
Visnovsky, Lubomir  NYI  36 $5,600,000
Zidlicky, Marek NJD  36 $4,000,000
Poti, Tom  WAS  36 $2,875,000
Streit, Mark NYI  35 $4,100,000
Lydman, Toni ANA  35 $3,000,000
Corvo, Joe CAR  35 $2,000,000
Wade Redden STL  35 $1,000,000
Scuderi, Rob  LAK  34 $3,400,000
Ference, Andrew  BOS  34 $2,250,000
Rozsival, Michal CHI  34 $2,000,000
Hannan, Scott  NAS  34 $1,000,000
Murray, Douglas  PIT  33 $2,500,000
Hainsey, Ron WIN  32 $4,500,000
Regehr, Robyn  BUF  32 $4,020,000
Leopold, Jordan  BUF  32 $3,000,000
Walker, Matt PHI  32 $1,700,000
Bergeron, Marc-Andre  TBL  32 $1,000,000
Alberts, Andrew  VAN  31 $1,225,000
Whitney, Ryan  EDM  30 $4,000,000
White, Ian  DET  28 $2,875,000
Babchuk, Anton  CGY  28 $2,500,000
Pardy, Adam  BUF  28 $2,000,000
O'Byrne, Ryan COL  28 $1,800,000
Lundin, Mike  OTT  28 $1,150,000
Smid, Ladislav EDM  27 $2,250,000
Clitsome, Grant WIN  27 $1,250,000
Fistric, Mark EDM  26 $1,475,000

  •  I'm curious which teams Doug Maclean thinks would offer up a 2nd rounder for Nikolai Khabibulin? Do you see a fit for him?
     
  • Would you re-sign Khabibulin to a one-year deal at $1.2 million to be the back up next year? His injury history is the major concern, and I wonder if the Oilers would want a veteran or a younger, unproven goalie to push Dubnyk.

TONIGHT....

 

GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Blues are healthy and they are too big, strong and experienced for the Oilers. The Oilers lose 3-1.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Chris Stewart, Alex Steen and David Backes have their way with the Oilers all night. The Oilers aren't big enough, strong enough or skilled enough to handle them.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Some of the most dedicated and diehard Oiler fans will walk away from the TV tonight. Guys like Racki, Humantorch, Vetinari, Geoilersgist, Newj, Bucknuck, Crusty Grit, Archaeologuy, Ducey, Smokey, A-Mc, Phixieus666 and many more Nation loyalists will switch the channel. They'll end up in the fetal position questioning their sanity and wondering why they are more loyal to the Oilers than they were to any of the first few girlfriends.

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#101 justDOit
March 26 2013, 06:11PM
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DieHard wrote:

is there a game tonight?

Habs/Pens is on now, and CBJ visits the Nucks later. I think that's it...

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#102 OilClog
March 26 2013, 06:14PM
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I've began punching myself in the stomach an hour before puck drop, this is something the players should start thinking about doing. Surprisingly enough I'm incredibly hungry by the end of it all.

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#103 GVBlackhawk
March 26 2013, 06:22PM
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Rob... wrote:

Did I miss an article devoted to the knee-on-knee that Eberle took? I swear I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere and can't understand why. It looked much worse and more blatant than Hall's hit on Clutterbuck, and yes I'm aware Clutterbuck got a bruise from the Hall hit... big deal.

Did you see Mike Brown step up after that hit and 'protect the kids'?

Oh right. He didn't do anything. He only punches faces when there is no purpose behind it.

Another waste of a roster spot.

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#104 GVBlackhawk
March 26 2013, 06:27PM
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Bucknuck wrote:

I think what you mean is that Ownership has no desire to win?

And he (Katz) is excelling at this endeavor. Amongst NHL ownership, Katz has racked up the worst record and no playoff appearances.

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DSF wrote:

Yes. Why do you ask?

Didn't Sather get him fired for not being a homer? Or am I remembering wrong?

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#106 Lochenzo
March 26 2013, 06:31PM
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It's one thing if management builds a team to miss the playoffs. It's quite another when you put missing the playoffs on the players. I hope the kids take this experience, put it on themselves, and use it to make themselves hungry to win next year. For that reason, management should not waive the white flag at trade deadline. Move Whitney just because he won't be back next year. Outside of that, let this team play.

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#107 Zamboni Driver
March 26 2013, 06:31PM
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michael wrote:

At this rate the only people making money will be the psychotherapists. The negativity is so thick you can cut it with it a knife. Does everyone here believe a thing that Tambo spews from his mouth.Really? If so I question your intelligence.Did we really believe him when he said he wanted the Oilers to play meaningful games in March? Really? Were you that blind not to see that snowjob. Its like watching a magician , you never see the trick because your watching the magician wave his arms and spewing abracadabras.

Stop the moaning and groaning.Stop the woes me. Grow up Oilersnation and put the blame where it belongs.On you. You bought the mans bag of magic beans. You believed in the flim and the flam.You all wanted to believe that Yak(18),RNH(19),Ebs(21),Hall(20) would become the 80s Oilers overnight.You bought the hype.You bought it like a starving man buys lottery tickets hoping that the next draw will be the one. Hook.Line and sinker.

What should you expect? More of the same.For how long? As long as it takes.

Should we believe in Tambo? Klowe? No. We.Should. Not.

Gregor has the right of it.Question everything.Until the results change we should not expect more of the same.

Gregor alwways says it.The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results.

The trade deadline approaches.Tambo once again will be a seller. Opportunity knocks to improve this team via the trade deadline. Can Mr.Dithers overcome and be more than the Wizard of Oil.

Gregor was the one who gave the definition of stupidity??

Gosh I thought it was someone slightly more famous.

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#108 DSF
March 26 2013, 06:31PM
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The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33 wrote:

Didn't Sather get him fired for not being a homer? Or am I remembering wrong?

That was part of it.

There was another issue I can't discuss.

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#109 Chuckpuck5000
March 26 2013, 06:33PM
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Oilers win tonight 3-2 . Jones , Ebs, smid with goals

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#110 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 06:35PM
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Ok, lets give Ralph five minutes before we key in adjustments for him.

We could refer to the last GDB against the Blues but tonight we need to give Ralph the correct d-zone exit, but we need to wait a few minutes to see if he finds it on his own, no jumping in early.

Two key adjustments for Ralph tonight one in the d-znoe exit dept and one in the offensive dept.

If we catalyse our offense exactly as they do we will murder them out there tonight, if we dont do that we are likely screwed. Actually with the correct d-zone exit we can still outgun them playing our way, but if Ralph misses that correct exit for more than 5 mins we will be in deep kaka already.

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#111 Racki
March 26 2013, 06:42PM
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GVBlackhawk wrote:

Did you see Mike Brown step up after that hit and 'protect the kids'?

Oh right. He didn't do anything. He only punches faces when there is no purpose behind it.

Another waste of a roster spot.

He actually knocked Clune on his ass (Clune was the one that hit Eberle) later in the game. Clune went down in a pretty good heap on the hit and looked hurt. DeBrusk also noted that Brown did try to fight him, but Clune declined. Blame the instigator there.. but at least Brown finds other ways to get even if the guy won't go.

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#112 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 06:44PM
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Nice, they are dialed in through the n-zone so no need to mess with Ralphs reality just one tip, we need to make sure that before we make the first give and go pass that the man recieving the pass is on the left side of the middle coverage trailing him so we dont give them position and on the other side the mand recieving the first pass needs to make sure he is on the right side of the middle coverage tailing him, they try to use backchecking pressure and they go man on man so it is hard to stop them, we have the right answer now we need to just remember to deny them the body position when they try to backcheck.

Their n-zone pressure has no set play so they simply go one man immediatly to the puck and then two come in tight behind our support guys waiting to backcheck them on the spot as soon as we make the first pass, so all we need to do is make sure we are on the inside strong wing body position on them and not let them backcheck into better position than us, nice short passes to men who have bodt position, the price they pay for their offensive initiation is a lack of n-zone set structure, we can eat them up there as long as we deal with their random one on one pressure on our pass outlet support guys by simply being aware they are going to be right on us immeiatly so we need to be aware of THEIR body position in the n-zone and realise they will backcheck us hard and pursue longer than normal with their pressure because they have no set plays to return to as forwards and their d-men go back early because they do.

The give and go is the right call , as long as we maintain the body position on their random n-zone pressure we will have excellent sucess.

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#113 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 06:47PM
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If we activate J Schultz and our forwards can box out their weak structured but random and tight pressuring n-zone pressure we can spring Justin at will into their zone and defeat them in the n-zone, as long as the forward he hits with the first pass is in the right position to nullify the tight backcheck that will be on him immediatly, we wont spring the d-man we will rocket him especially if the other forwards are aware and also box out their men by taking superior body position, we only need to beat then once with the body position dominance and we spring the give and go last man into their zone.

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#114 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 06:50PM
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Cha-ching!!!

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#115 Rama Lama
March 26 2013, 06:55PM
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I like the way St.Louis is put together........size with skill. I would love if a main stream media would challenge the assumption of Lowe.........that the game has changed and favors small fast players.

Unless major changes are made adding bigger skilled players at the trade deadline, our young players will sign out.

I think we all know this is going on.......RNH, Eberle, sometimes Hall have all gone to sleep. Tamby did say that that the Oilers will be aggressive at trade deadline.........I wonder if that means he will find a number to dial?

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#116 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:02PM
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Excellent job of standing the puck carrier up on the blueline, soon you can attack their outlet play and go for the odd man rushes, be patient the adjustments are perfect and working well. They will bare their throats on the half-wall soon because we wont stop pressuring them as we are with the immediate contact.

Soon they will start to dump it in deep and then work it back to the half-wall to try to generate offense from there, same solution , immediate engagement of the puck.

And then in our zone we need our d-men being aware of body position all the time and funnelling the opposition out of the shooting lanes and hotspots as a solid unit because their puck support will be floating randomly trying to spread us out, just triangulate the puck csarrier with three guys like on the PK and keep the triangle mobile with the puck and playaction boxing out their support random as it may be.

A good way to beat the last man back at the end of the give and go is to suck him to the boards and then as he cuts in on you hard bank it off the wall and pick it up deep to pass to the netfront after cutting inside on the d-man at high speed. This style of dumpin is hard for them to read and react to harder than a north/south deep one for sure, this way we give them less time to react.

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#117 Harlie
March 26 2013, 07:05PM
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shudders...MAB!!!

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#118 EricOG
March 26 2013, 07:10PM
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Those Oiler line changes are pure comedy

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#119 Jay
March 26 2013, 07:14PM
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Heard oilers put in a claim for jokinen. Doesn't make sense to me

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#120 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:23PM
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We started out picking them apart through the n-zone with perfect short crisp passes on the give and go and then we abandoned the tactic for some odd reason. We need to get back to that immediatly and remember that their n-zone pressure will always be backchecking randomly and will be on our support guys trying to recieve passes immediatly trying to get the inside postion on us and remember they will be chaseing the puck longer than any other team because of a lacK of set play committment by their forwards.

They are likely to adjust and start the dumpin tactic to start the 2nd period, they will still be weak through the n-zone and will try to enter our zone the exact same way with the one-man spear-tip tactic , they will just start dumping it in behind the net and working it back to the halfwall immediatly for an attack or a pass back to the blueline. we can still neutralise them by standing them up and we can plan an attack because we know their reaction to our standup pressure already, lets plan the attack now.

we need to read and react the right ways now because once they initiate the dumpin tactic a bit they will use the other option as their pressure attack adjustment to catch us off balance. We need to be communicating well and identifying when they make the switches, they only really have two tactics they can use in tandem and those are them,ha ha ha.

Remeber the body position of the man recieving the first short crisp pass initiating the give and go, he MUST be aware of the backchecking pressure that WILL be on him faster than any other team so we need EARLY body position before we recieve that first pass, and the other two forwards also need to always be aware of their bachchecking angleing in tactic so they can also box out their men by getting early body position. A key thing is the explosion of the d-man who starts the give and go because if we time it right we can force their forchecker to commit and be caught flatfooted if our d-man passes stutter and explodes through to recieve the finishing pass at the net, we need to activate J. Schultz or Petry because we need that explosive burst of speed to get past theman we suck in early because they are WIDE open past that man if our forward get and keep superior body position and box out their ability to backcheck and apply middle pressure so that wing stays wide open for our streaking d-man who is coming in hard to recieve the backend of the give and go.

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#121 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:26PM
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Pressure the blueline and go for the shorty immediatly, dont let them get comfortable let them know we want the 2 points more all game long.

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#122 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:30PM
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We need to put wayyy more pressure on them high on the blueline on the PK because they like to spear that d-man to the net from the point and cover for him, we need to eliminate that playaction.

Cha-Ching!!!

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#123 Wäx Män Riley
March 26 2013, 07:31PM
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Ebersqueeeeeeeee

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#124 Alsker
March 26 2013, 07:33PM
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Damn...I need to miss the beginnings more often, 2-0 but what are shots 15-4, wooo make it 3-0 WTF ... NICE

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#125 Noooo
March 26 2013, 07:34PM
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@DSF

This is bad memories and all it makes me think is that Tambo is 100% perfect for this organization.

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#126 dougtheslug
March 26 2013, 07:35PM
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The 3 goal lead. The worst lead in hockey.

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#127 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:35PM
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This is how we know we are dialed in, when we run off the starting goalie. Now lets bust up their back-up realllllly baaaaad.

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#128 vetinari
March 26 2013, 07:42PM
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We're winning??? On the road??? Against the Blues???

NewAgeSys, take some time and explain how and why this is happening. To make it a challenge, try doing it without using the letters "e", "d" or "h"... go!

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#129 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:48PM
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we need to bring MPS down the middle and maybe with him in the middle of a give and go, but we need him down the middle because they are keying on him all game long to shut down the line, they can only do this if we keep MPS hemmed in on the wing for them, he is to big and fast for them to risk that immediate contact on if he is blasting down the middle, so on the wing he is just a battering ram we becaue they are on him immediatly tonight, we might as well call him Hartikainen if we waste him like that, and we need MPSs skillset involved and we need secondary scoring right away. So we need him being more involved in the exact middle of the ice where he is to much for them to handle, without that wall beside them for support the d-men are to vulnerable to risk that first disrupting contact that they are using to neutralise maggie from the playaction, its not only MPSs job to find ways to beat that type of immediate pressure, the rest of the line need to work together and put MPS in the middle so he can punch them back with his size,speed and a goal.

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#130 Bucknuck
March 26 2013, 07:51PM
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~Yeah, Hall is the problem with this team~

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#131 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:51PM
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vetinari wrote:

We're winning??? On the road??? Against the Blues???

NewAgeSys, take some time and explain how and why this is happening. To make it a challenge, try doing it without using the letters "e", "d" or "h"... go!

Just read my GDB posts from the last game, they are doing exactly as those posts tell them to do. Exactly.

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#132 Alsker
March 26 2013, 07:51PM
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vetinari wrote:

We're winning??? On the road??? Against the Blues???

NewAgeSys, take some time and explain how and why this is happening. To make it a challenge, try doing it without using the letters "e", "d" or "h"... go!

Easy(and short) Bulin Wall or http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1329376922157_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x

It is worth a thousand words

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#133 Peanut Sauce
March 26 2013, 07:52PM
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Getting KILLED in shots tonight.... Good thing Ebs is looking clutch again!

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#134 Lofty
March 26 2013, 07:55PM
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Can't wait for the 'hope we make it to a shootout' 3rd period.

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#135 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 07:56PM
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Keep sending Yakupov in hard and tell everyone to keep the pedal down and be prepared for the contact but work through it, dont stop to screw with them, just keep the pedal down, if we score one more they will have to go back to offense, they are just trying to soften us up so lets not play their game and engage , lets just be ready for the hits and challenge them by playing our game right through their pressure.

Dont let anyone back down and dont get paranoid, we have them on the full run, so lets keep chasing as hard as we can and remember to keep biting, we need three more goals to win this game.

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#136 Walter Sobchak
March 26 2013, 07:56PM
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The Oilers are so fortunate to be up 3-0, lordy, this is one of those lucky to win games.

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#137 Alsker
March 26 2013, 07:58PM
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shooting %@30..if only we could get more than half dozen shots a period

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#138 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 08:04PM
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1:44 to go in the 2nd period of a game we are trying to close and we ice the puck like rookies and bring it back to our end? Come on guys wake up, reality check time this game is far from over. We need to stay focused on our system execution and play the same game we brought in the 1st period, focused HARD and fast, this way we will always be ready for the contact we KNOW is coming, they are letting us get to the pucks first to lets adjus to that between periods and design some offense around it, I think however they will come out like they did in the 1st in the 3rd to try to overwhelm us with offense, but it wont work this time,ha hah a ha.

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#139 Jay
March 26 2013, 08:05PM
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It's amazing what good goaltending can do

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#140 DSF
March 26 2013, 08:09PM
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NewAgeSys wrote:

1:44 to go in the 2nd period of a game we are trying to close and we ice the puck like rookies and bring it back to our end? Come on guys wake up, reality check time this game is far from over. We need to stay focused on our system execution and play the same game we brought in the 1st period, focused HARD and fast, this way we will always be ready for the contact we KNOW is coming, they are letting us get to the pucks first to lets adjus to that between periods and design some offense around it, I think however they will come out like they did in the 1st in the 3rd to try to overwhelm us with offense, but it wont work this time,ha hah a ha.

Yes, playing a system where you are outshot 29-9 after two periods will work every time.f

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Since we're winning this game, I predict this tread does not come close to 200 posts. Haters only come out when it's really easy. Then they post the same thing five times just in case someone missed it.

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Yes, playing a system where you are outshot 29-9 after two periods will work every time.f

Ha! You couldn't help yourself, could you?

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#143 dougtheslug
March 26 2013, 08:14PM
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This is like being tied to a post, blindfolded, and waiting for the executioners bullet. Blues score early on the pp, shortly thereafter, and as the noose tightens, we all fold into the fetal position and wait for the final coup de grace

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#144 TonyT
March 26 2013, 08:14PM
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Wow Bulin wall looking clutch. Oilers need a fight or some kind of response, as I can't see another 20 min of this without someone getting hurt.

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#145 vetinari
March 26 2013, 08:15PM
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Outshot 3-1 but up 3-0.... wow... I guess the third is where we see whether they have learned how to shut the door...

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#146 Dave
March 26 2013, 08:15PM
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Wouldn't be nice to get goal tending like this most nights? I seem to be alone in thinking that you build a team from the net out.

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#147 outdoorzguy
March 26 2013, 08:20PM
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This is the greatest team ever assembled on ice. Ever!! The Oiler brain trust should be proud to see all of their hard work paying off tonight. But wait, we know what happens in third periods. But still, congratulations to Oiler management on finally turning things around.

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#148 outdoorzguy
March 26 2013, 08:24PM
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I had the chance to listen to some of the game on the radio tonight, something that doesn't happen that often. It will be the last time I listen on the radio. I couldn't believe what an apologist for this poor excuse of a hockey team that Stauffer has become. I'd rather listen to Brian Hall.At least he has an excuse...he's old.

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#149 NewAgeSys
March 26 2013, 08:26PM
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No sweat Petry but for christsakes next time make the juice worth the squeeze and hit the man with more than your purse that snowflake reaction was NOT woth the penalty, by all means defend the team but dam well do it if you are going there man. And Ralph you need to be saying this right now to the entire bench.

we need to get the pedal back down ASAP and not let them claw back.

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#150 Kevin
March 26 2013, 08:34PM
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Someone should organize a ticket burning ceremony outside Rexall and tip the media about it.

Or throw thousands of waffles.

lol, haven't done my taxes yet but has Revenue Canada granted a "write off" for Oiler tickets purchases ??, no pun intended but can't see any other reason why someone would pay $$ to watch this team. I hear our ticket prices are 4th highest in the league. I can see Katz and Tambo's smug grin drinking the koolaid and laughing at all the fools here in Edm. Tell me one day this nightmare will be over. Oh noooo the oil are winning tonight. Tambo will need to re assess his previous assessment.

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