GDB 40.0: STAYING IN THE RACE

Jason Gregor
April 10 2013 01:11PM

At the start of the season the Oilers' goal was to be in the playoff hunt, and they are, but they need to win tonight to stay near the pack. So far, the Oilers are 0-3 in this stretch drive, and I suspect the players will be hungry to show they can win a meaningful game, not just play in them.

The first goal will be crucial tonight.

The Coyotes have been shut out in five of their last nine road games. Even Wanye doesn't get blanked that much during his final tour of the bar at two in the morning.

Lately both the Coyotes and Oilers are getting outshot. The Oilers have been outshot 256-202 in their last eight games, but they are 5-3. The Coyotes have been outshot 285-231, but they are 4-2-2. Neither trend will last, and the Oilers must take advantage of a team that lacks any serious offensive punch.

Prior to their loss in Vancouver on Monday the Coyotes had won three straight, with three different goalies registering the win. Mike Smith blanked Colorado 4-0 on Saturday, Chad Johnson beat Detroit 4-2 last Thursday and Jason LaBarbera made 39 saves to beat the Kings 3-1 on April 2nd.

Smith will get the start tonight, but due to injuries he has yet to find the consistency he had last year when he led the Coyotes to the conference final. The Oilers need to get after Smith and the Coyotes.

LINEUP

Hall/Nugent-Hopkins/Eberle

Paajarvi/Gagner/Hemsky

Smyth/Horcoff/Yakupov

Brown/Smithson/Petrell

 

Smid/Petry

N.Schultz/J.Schultz

Whitney/Fistric

Dubnyk

Ales Hemsky's foot is good enough to play, so he'll draw back in and Jones will sit. Dubnyk is 5th in SV% amongst goalies with at least 20 starts and he'll start his 32 game, good for 9th most in the NHL.

QUICK HITS

  • You wonder how much the uncertainty of their future impacts the Coyotes? Dave Tippett doesn't have a contract extension, and even though Gary Bettman says, "There is more interest than ever in purchasing the Coyotes," I won't believe it until a deal is done. That uncertainty has to wear a guy down eventually, no?
     
  • Dubnyk and Khabibulin each have a .923 SV%. The team SV% is .918 due to empty net goals and Yann Danis' 110 minutes of .881SV%. The only teams with a better SV% than the Oilers are: Ottawa, .934, Boston, .926, Chicago .922 and the Rangers with .920. Those who believe goaltending is one of the Oilers' main issues need to realize that isn't the case. Goaltending isn't the problem in Edmonton.
     
  • The Oilers will re-evaluate Eric Belanger tomorrow and if he is healthy enough to play then Anton Lander will be sent to OKC. I doubt Belanger draws in for Smithson, but the Oilers want to have a centre around in case of emergency.
     
  • Justin Schultz is a lock to make the all-rookie team, but he will need an excellent final 9 games to be a finalist for the Calder I suspect. In a short season, nine games is almost 19% of the season so how he finishes will play a big role in voting.
     
  • The Oilers outshot the Ducks 11-2 in the first 11:49 on Monday, but then the Ducks had 17 consecutive shots. The Oilers next shot didn't come until 4:55 into the 2nd. They went 13+ minutes without a shot, and gave up 17. The Ducks did have two powerplays during that time, but the Oilers can't afford unproductive stretches like that if they plan on beating top teams.

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TONIGHT....

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Both teams are desperate for a win, and instead of playing it safe they play run and gun to the delight of the crowd. Oilers win 5-4.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: With last change Krueger will get even better matchups for the 4/93/14 combo and they will combine for three goals. Hall picks up three points to move into a tie for 6th place in NHL scoring.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: After nailing two NSOGDP (Flames quote and Nick Schultz goal) on the four game road trip, it will be difficult to accurately predict the unexpected...However....

After watching N. Schultz light up the Ducks on Monday Ryan Smyth is inspired. Smyth hasn't scored in 23 games, the 2nd longest goal-scoring drought in his career -- he went 25-games between Oct 20th-Dec 15th, 1998--, but he ends that tonight. Smyth has more points vs. Phoenix than any other franchise, 59, and he picks up his 60th point and 26th goal vs. Phoenix. It will be a patented wrap around.  

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#101 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
April 10 2013, 05:42PM
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Clarko wrote:

My point is that if you dissect anybody's game, you are going to find faults. Looking at the pure stats, Crosby is having an amazing season, but I'm sure I could find 10-15 plays where he should have done better and maybe scored.

Same with Dubnyk...if you look at his numbers, he is having an amzaing season. If you break down and dissect every game, then sure, you can find room for improvement. I'm sure he wants to improve too. But if his numbers don't say #1 goalie, then again, you will never see a #1 goalie in Dubnyk.

I see one.....Good goaltending is a function of team play....when this team gets better, Dubnyk will be top 7 in the league!

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#102 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
April 10 2013, 05:42PM
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Clarko wrote:

My point is that if you dissect anybody's game, you are going to find faults. Looking at the pure stats, Crosby is having an amazing season, but I'm sure I could find 10-15 plays where he should have done better and maybe scored.

Same with Dubnyk...if you look at his numbers, he is having an amzaing season. If you break down and dissect every game, then sure, you can find room for improvement. I'm sure he wants to improve too. But if his numbers don't say #1 goalie, then again, you will never see a #1 goalie in Dubnyk.

I see one.....Good goaltending is a function of team play....when this team gets better, Dubnyk will be top 7 in the league!

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#103 Rocket
April 10 2013, 05:45PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

If Oilers had Toews, they wouldn't have Hall, RNH, Yakupov or Eberle (part of Pronger deal)...

True enough. I like what The Oilers got but I thought it was interesting none the less.

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#104 Rocket
April 10 2013, 05:46PM
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Time Travelling Sean wrote:

Was it happening in the off-season? Or was that the pick they got next year? Cause I think having Pronger would increase their win totals.

Besides we got Ebs and Smid for Prongs, doesn't seem like a bad deal, even considering we could have gotten Toews.

I don't know when the deal was to be made. I'm just quoting Friedman. I know as much as you do about it.

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#105 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
April 10 2013, 05:47PM
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Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy! wrote:

Awesome.

I love when people think they're smarter than you. That's a sign of immaturity, if not stupidity.

Fact: I've played organized hockey since 8 years of age. I'm 31 now. Still play beer league.

Fact: I graduated from U of A with an Engineering degree. I've learned something about logical thinking along the way.

Logic my d*ck.

Logic my d*ck ? They didn't offer that course when I was in University....

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#106 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
April 10 2013, 05:52PM
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Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy! wrote:

I agree 100% with you. Dubnyk is better than average, and by a quite a bit too. And he's definitely a bargain.

I also agree with you that Lou is not a good idea for the Oilers. Or most teams for that matter because of his contract.

At the beginning of the season, the question was: Is Dubnyk good enough to start in the NHL?

My answer now is: Almost. Soft goals have got to go.

When you took that D*ck Logic course...did they teach anything about beating a dead horse?

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#107 Rocket
April 10 2013, 05:53PM
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Pucker wrote:

For me then main reason reason for frustration with the easy goals (Duby or Khabi) is because the team has such a problem scoring.

I think Duby is good goalie and he was outstanding vs Anaheim!

And to my eye, there are a lot less 'easy' goals this year vs last.

Agreed. Dubnyk has stepped up his game. Those soft ones are still a concern though.

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#108 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 06:02PM
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This looks to be a good game I am curious what we will be trying to do tonight from a tactical standpoint. Our backs are to the wall so our true colors have to come out tonight, I am betting on raw speed of execution

I am starting to hope the team begins to outright pad Yakupovs and J Schultzes stats so they can take the Calder as a consolation prize for the team, you know set them up all night and for the remaining games, just make it sickening, put Gagner-Nuge-Yakupov on one line and tell Nuge to just dish it out.

Gagner-Nuge-Yakupov

MPS-Horcoff-Eberle

Hall-Smyth-Hemsky

I think our 3rd line will score enough to win the game on their own if we ice this lineup,ha ha ha. No one is going to be able to handle that speed on the 3rd line position, no one.

Come to think of it the 2nd line looks pretty solid with two big bodies in Horcs and MPS, lotsa room for Ebbs to cruise around in.

The 1st line would be lethal with Gagner back on the wing just focusing on scoring goals being fed by Nugent-Hopkins as a primary target and by Nail as an outlet.

I must be getting desperate making up lines like this, its like comedy hour.

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#109 Wax Man Riley
April 10 2013, 06:23PM
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@NewAgeSys

Your line combination system is a system of poor offensive and defensive systems.

Gagner-Nuge-Yakupov?

Gagner is on his off wing, and with RNH and Yak they would get KILLED defensively.

Why would you put the team's best player, Hall on the 3rd line?

The MPS-Horc-Eberle line looks pretty solid though.

You are better off with:

Hall-Nuge-Yak

MPS-Horc-Eberle

Smyth-Gags-Hemsky

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#110 Rocket
April 10 2013, 06:34PM
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wiseguy wrote:

The Oilers would also likely have gone off the board and chosen some else other than Toews.

Yeah no kidding. KP would have definitely messed that pick up.

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#111 Crispy
April 10 2013, 06:35PM
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I hate to say it, but now that we are basically eliminated from playoff contention, I am just cheering for the chance to draft Monahen. We need someone to replace Horcoff sometime soon!

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#112 oilerjed
April 10 2013, 07:31PM
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With all of the talk about Dubnyk maybe I can get an answer to a question that has been on my mind for the season. It seems that Dubnyk has alot of posts hit, I mean like 1-3 a game. Is this due to his size in the net and shooters having nothing to aim for or is it that he is almost getting beat that often. I think he is a solid #1 for us and has played well but if even half of his posts start going in we are talking about a lot of goals. Can someone clue me in?

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#113 DSF
April 10 2013, 07:45PM
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oilerjed wrote:

With all of the talk about Dubnyk maybe I can get an answer to a question that has been on my mind for the season. It seems that Dubnyk has alot of posts hit, I mean like 1-3 a game. Is this due to his size in the net and shooters having nothing to aim for or is it that he is almost getting beat that often. I think he is a solid #1 for us and has played well but if even half of his posts start going in we are talking about a lot of goals. Can someone clue me in?

He's lucky.

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#114 GVBlackhawk
April 10 2013, 07:51PM
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Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy! wrote:

FIST!

Edit: Dubnyk is always good for a softy despite his excellent SV%. And that to me is a problem. I don't care where it ranks on the Oilers' totem pole of problems.

Also, Ochocinco is a multi-sport athlete?? Crazy!

Classic selective perception.

We have all seen Dubnyk let in a few soft goals in his career. However, this phenomena of letting in 'soft goals' is not exclusive to Dubnyk. If you watched every game played in an NHL season and tracked soft goals (which is a very subjective measurement), you would likely find that the majority of goalies let in the same number of soft goals per season.

But those times that you saw him let in a brutal one (eg. shot from center ice in Nashville...Legwand I believe) really stuck in your mind. And now you think Dubnyk lets in a soft one every game -- even though his stats suggest that he is performing above league average.

No goalie is going to stop every shot. Every goalie is going to allow soft goals on occasion.

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#115 GVBlackhawk
April 10 2013, 07:53PM
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oilerjed wrote:

With all of the talk about Dubnyk maybe I can get an answer to a question that has been on my mind for the season. It seems that Dubnyk has alot of posts hit, I mean like 1-3 a game. Is this due to his size in the net and shooters having nothing to aim for or is it that he is almost getting beat that often. I think he is a solid #1 for us and has played well but if even half of his posts start going in we are talking about a lot of goals. Can someone clue me in?

If half of the posts that the Oilers hit start going in, we are talking about a lot of goals.

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#116 DSF
April 10 2013, 08:00PM
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GVBlackhawk wrote:

If half of the posts that the Oilers hit start going in, we are talking about a lot of goals.

How many posts have they hit?

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#117 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
April 10 2013, 08:03PM
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@GVBlackhawk

Don't tell me what I saw and what it did to me.

I don't expect goalies to stop all shots. I agree with you. All of them will let in a soft one here and there. But some will more than others. And I'm not even talking about the center ice goal. That's not a soft goal. That's an accident.

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#118 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 08:11PM
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Wax Man Riley wrote:

Your line combination system is a system of poor offensive and defensive systems.

Gagner-Nuge-Yakupov?

Gagner is on his off wing, and with RNH and Yak they would get KILLED defensively.

Why would you put the team's best player, Hall on the 3rd line?

The MPS-Horc-Eberle line looks pretty solid though.

You are better off with:

Hall-Nuge-Yak

MPS-Horc-Eberle

Smyth-Gags-Hemsky

Gagner can play all three forward positions, and the defensive vulnerabilitys are in my estimation offset by the offensive upside, I think we can outscore any line in the NHL with that firepower. Nuge is very responsible defensively and gagner is a six year pro who is also responsible defensively, Nuge isnt a shrinkong violet and is quite physical and Yakupov is a tank alread, Sam Gagner is about 190lbs so thats not really a soft line or a defensively weak line, as i said I think we outscore more teams than not head to head.

Halls speed is like hemskys, those guys only need one or two possesions to score a goal, if opponents top defensive pairing cant cover them they will kill teams on very few possesions, hemmer more than Hall. Halls speed is best used where he can score goals where others cant, and we need scoring depth to win games, who cares what the players name is?

I wouldnt roll these lines, it was a desperation plea. I would roll

Hall-Nuge-|Ebbs

MPS-Gagner-Yakupov

Smyth-Horcoff-Hemsky

I believe every line needs a zone entry specialist and ours are Hemsky, MPS,and Hall, we need one of these on each line if we can manage it to maximise their potential.

Each line needs a sniper Ebbs,Yakupov and Smyth

Each line needs a setter Nuge,gagner, Horcoff

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#119 book¡e
April 10 2013, 08:52PM
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Re- soft goals.

The team knows how good their goalie is. 'Soft' goals only matter when your goalie is sub-par (the here we go again feeling). In most games, the Oilers know their goalie is going to outplay the goalie at the other end. That is all that matters.

It's kind of like how a dingy dime is worth more than a shiny nickel. Aesthetics is the wrong measure of value.

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#120 book¡e
April 10 2013, 08:59PM
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Also, goal softness may have a lot of perception bias. Different goalies have different styles. Small floppy goalies never let in soft goals because they always look good when they get scored on. There are lots of those 'good looking' goalies in the AHL that we could swap Dubnyk for.

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#121 book¡e
April 10 2013, 09:05PM
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That was a soft goal!

Why are the Oilers still trying?

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#122 StHenriOilBomb
April 10 2013, 09:14PM
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All I care about this game is for the boys to give a SH1T. Haven't seen it in a while now. Who's going to be our Giguere?

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#123 The Soup Fascist
April 10 2013, 09:15PM
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Look I like Dubey, but its like he is out to validate the comments here tonight. He has all the tools but he needs to bear down for 60 minutes. Does that come with maturity? I hope so because those goals ARE killers when you are struggling.

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#124 Jakethesnake
April 10 2013, 09:15PM
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Say what you want the goalie is a problem. All day on the radio and on tv all you hear is how great he is Bull this guy sucks and this team goes no where with him as the goalie

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#125 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
April 10 2013, 09:16PM
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WEZEAK!

Okay, the point is made. Now let's win this b*tch!

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#126 Bubba
April 10 2013, 09:17PM
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@Lochenzo

Shows what all that small "skill" does for ya.

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#127 steelymac
April 10 2013, 09:18PM
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Lochenzo wrote:

So I guess the Oilers are losing because of Dubnyk and not because they've scored a total of 2 goals in 3 games plus one period.

Pretty safe to say they ARE losing cause of Dubnyk and the soft goals but not winning cause no offence could and should be 0-0.

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#128 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 09:21PM
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Devan Dubnyk 2 --- Edmonton Oilers 0

jesus christ. I think it was all the nasty talk pre-game but Dubby sucks tonight man he is choking.

Where is Hall, where is Nuge, Gagner, Hemmer, what the hell kind of second rate effort is this in a playoff game atmosphere?

We need to shoot the puck a bit sooner, and possibly take it to the net, we are down two now to a defensive team so we need to plan on at least trying to score more than one dam goal.

Guys are getting in close but are not making dekes and driving it right in and trying to push it through, no more cute little shots upstairs, drive the puck through.

MPS nows the time to use your speed the right way, take it to the middle and drive it in to the net.

J Petry, rush the puck end to end same with J Schultz, all the way in and bury it, and pick up the pace across the board.

Pull Dubby just because man he looks so shaky.

Gagner needs to shoot the puck more and harder.

Hall needs to learn to drive the middle in two stride bursts not full flight.

We might as well go back to hockey school so lets see the give and gos we know are consistantly going to put us in scoring positions in close and lets drive it ver the line the hard way.

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#129 Hat Pughes
April 10 2013, 09:26PM
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And finally we get to the meat of this issue. Yes Fuhr let in LOTS of softies but they were when it was 4-0 Oil or they were down by more than 3 ... Recollection was his rep with the Boys on the Bus was Fuhr never let in the next one when it was a tight game.

In comparison Dubnyk does see lots of rubber, has a good SV% BUT the softies he lets in are often at the most critical time ... First goal of games ( case in point tonight) or to give the opponent a lead ( ahem again case in point tonight). And for a team who struggles for offense, one softie a game is a killer.

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#130 Yep
April 10 2013, 09:27PM
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oh look, the oilers are getting badly outshot again, theres a shocker.

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#131 Rocket
April 10 2013, 09:42PM
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Phoenix seems to out play teams by keeping it simple.Hard work along the boards,pressure down low, & a solid defensive game.

It seems like The Oilers were pinned in they're own end almost the entire 2nd period & when they did break out Phoenix had at least 2 if not 3 players for The Oilers to beat. Phoenix, to my eye, never had a bad pinch & were getting all the bounces their way.

Just another one of those nights for The Oilers I guess.

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#132 GVBlackhawk
April 10 2013, 09:44PM
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DSF wrote:

How many posts have they hit?

How many posts have the opposition hit?

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#133 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 09:49PM
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We might want to challenge them when we have the puck and go right at the coverage closing the distance on them instead of the other way around as the 1st line was doing when they were stacking guys on the o-zone and relaying the puck back to their support. It was working great for them.

This is the best legal use of the pick play, a man for a man dynamic that benefits us if we relay the puck into support, it eliminates prolonged coverage by forcing immediate contact in a forward motion.

The best way to beat their tight coverage is to stack players and relay the puck, or just line them up four deep and use the Flying V to overload the n-zone. and flood them out.

We need to hit Yakupov sooner with passes, we need to look for him IMMEDIATLY because he is ALWAYS open in the o-zone earlier than everyone else and ready to shoot, but if we goddam pause all the time before we look for him its to late, get on the ball already those chances he gets are always golden, get him the puck.

Gagner needs to come in behind hemmer on the rush and when the d-man takes hemmer out or tries to Sam needs to be ready to onetime a realy from hemmer he will simply leave behind as he contacts the d-man, the onetimer from there at that speed will be devestating, coming off of a relay its harder for the tender to read coming in. Have MPS time his back door presence with Sams shot not Hemmers pass. We need to see Hemsky gaining the o-zone consistantly as usual and Sam shooting ASAP.

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#134 GVBlackhawk
April 10 2013, 09:50PM
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Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy! wrote:

Don't tell me what I saw and what it did to me.

I don't expect goalies to stop all shots. I agree with you. All of them will let in a soft one here and there. But some will more than others. And I'm not even talking about the center ice goal. That's not a soft goal. That's an accident.

Relax. It is human nature to develop certain biases -- you are simply looking for confirmation in this instance.

Unfortunately, Dubnyk is also helping to confirm that bias with one, if not two soft goals tonight.

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#135 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
April 10 2013, 09:53PM
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GVBlackhawk wrote:

Relax. It is human nature to develop certain biases -- you are simply looking for confirmation in this instance.

Unfortunately, Dubnyk is also helping to confirm that bias with one, if not two soft goals tonight.

Thanks, bro. That's solid advice.

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#136 Jay
April 10 2013, 09:53PM
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Well this is the last oiler game I'm watching this season. Can't wait til next season so I can be disappointed all over again

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#137 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 10:01PM
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Ok maybe we can try lobbing the puck wayyyy up high as we just enter the n-zone so we get the extra fraction of time to get in position on them, we need to buy some time so because they are clogging the n-zone we need to lob it in high and slow and then chase it down not throw it in low and fast and chase it the hard way, just lob it over their n-zone pressure up high and if we do that it will give us the extra time to make that dumpin work for us.

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#138 Alsker
April 10 2013, 10:02PM
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steelymac wrote:

Somewhere in the building Dithers has been pre-occupied and missed most the game BUT has come to an important conclusion.There are actualy 22 pieces in a pack of nibs.

How unfortunate he forgot the ones he ate, thusly it may be months before he could confirm that the actual number may vary package to package.

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#139 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 10:07PM
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I would rather watch this team sign off on the season useing the Flying-V and tossing nutty high lob dumpins than rolling over like we are doing again tonight. I want to see three men stacked and driving through the n-zone, nothing else seems to be working.

We are all so screwed up here that i am already thinking of when Ralph will pull Dubby and I cant be the only one. We are scarred badly here in E-Town.

Nice goal Nail.

Now lets see the Flying-V.

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#140 Alsker
April 10 2013, 10:08PM
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Nice Yak, oh wait, greasy goal,do they count? Lets see some serious desperation NOW not with only 90 seconds left....

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#141 StHenriOilBomb
April 10 2013, 10:11PM
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I really hope Hallsey doesn't get run this game...

and the make-up call cometh.

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#142 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 10:14PM
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|Ralph, leave the dam goalie in and start whatever it is you do after you usually pull him, greenlight guys or pull the plug or flip the freaking switch but cut these guys loose already this is as good as our last game so we need to be going nuts not being patient.

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#143 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 10:17PM
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Well we seem to be as Vanilla as ever, god i wish we had a dirty player who would retaliate for us with ralphs permission once in a while , every system compensates for protective preemptive plays. We are taking penaltys anyways so lets pick and choose if we can.

Someone chop Hanzal down like a bad habit.

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#144 NewAgeSys
April 10 2013, 10:30PM
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We CAN NOT have guys like Yandle going after teenagers, this is sickening for christs sakes.

We simply have no heart and no fight, fighters are born not made and htis is becoming our terminal weakness.

Thanks for trying for the last four goddam minutes you guys, where the hell was this effort the rest of the game, there are a lot of questions to be answered in the off-season.

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#145 hunkybill
April 10 2013, 10:36PM
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I would rather watch this team sign off on the season useing the Flying-V and tossing nutty high lob dumpins than rolling over like we are doing again tonight. I want to see three men stacked and driving through the n-zone, nothing else seems to be working.

We are all so screwed up here that i am already thinking of when Ralph will pull Dubby and I cant be the only one. We are scarred badly here in E-Town.

Nice goal Nail.

Now lets see the Flying-V.

What is the flying V?

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#146 Dog Train
April 10 2013, 10:36PM
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The score of this game might show up in the fine print in the newspaper down in Phoenix.

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#147 Dog Train
April 10 2013, 10:39PM
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I'm sick of Hall and Yakupov having to fight their own battles. Those two showed gumption all night long but there are just not enough players showing that passion consistently enough.

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#148 Jay
April 10 2013, 10:43PM
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Dog Train wrote:

I'm sick of Hall and Yakupov having to fight their own battles. Those two showed gumption all night long but there are just not enough players showing that passion consistently enough.

This has been a problem with this team for years. You should just get use to it

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#149 OilersBrass
April 10 2013, 10:48PM
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God, I loved Yak this game. Scoring goals, making big hits, getting in scraps and chirping non stop in the box. The kids got spunk!

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#150 Alsker
April 10 2013, 10:50PM
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Meaningful games in April,meaningful to whom?? Obviously not to the guys in copper nd blue..4 straightloses and out of the race...wait weren't we laughing at fLames last year for doing the same thing...

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