GDB 54.0: Longest Losing Streak of the Season?

Jonathan Willis
January 26 2014 11:54AM

Chicago. Dallas. Minnesota. Winnipeg. Vancouver. Phoenix. Six straight losses have the Oilers on the verge of their longest ineffective run of the season; only a win over Nashville can halt the trend.

The Road To The Olympics

The schedule softens a little bit after the Olympic break, which is a good thing for the Oilers because they haven’t done a very good job of handling the rough stretches. Take the current six-game losing streak, comprised of a four-game Western road trip and then a home game against Vancouver. The only ‘easy’ matchup was a home game against the non-playoff Coyotes, which the Oilers lost on Friday.

Today the Oilers play the Predators. Tomorrow they play in Vancouver, which based on recent history is a game they’re all but certain to lose (the last time a tired Oilers team played Vancouver they lost 4-0 and were out-shot 40-19). Then there’s a Wednesday game against San Jose, then a four-game road swing out East starting with the Boston that ends with back-to-back games in New York.

A failure tonight gives the Oilers a very good shot at 10 consecutive losses.

Lottery Standings!

Rank Team Pace
1 Edmonton Oilers 56
2 Buffalo Sabres 57 (71)
3 Calgary Flames 68
4 Florida Panthers 76
5 New York Islanders 76
6 Winnipeg Jets 82

Ugh.

Buffalo is on a 57-point pace for the season, but have improved to a 71-point pace under Ted Nolan. Calgary is on track to finish a dozen points ahead of the Oilers. And that is the total number of teams set to finish less than 20 points in front of Edmonton.

Predictions!

Game Day Prediction: The losing has to end at some point; let’s call it 3-1 in favour of Edmonton.

Obvious Game Day Prediction: Even though Devan Dubnyk is not expected to start, Louie DeBrusk will find a way to use the nickname ‘Big Easy’ at least once on the broadcast.

Not-So-Obvious Game Day Prediction: After winning the hardest shot competition yesterday, Luke Gazdic gets an opportunity on the man advantage and scores his first power play goal of the season.

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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#101 oilersd
January 26 2014, 03:42PM
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I think the team has looked much more promising in the last few outings. They have been feisty and more physical and showed some good push back of late. I am looking forward to another big test for Marincin. With Ference out tonight he is likely to see increased minutes. Same for Petry. Here's to a competitive contest and hope for a win tonight to break the losing streak. Go Oilers!

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#102 Alsker
January 26 2014, 05:06PM
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Wonder if the Oil will flash a "Thanks Dubby" tonight or maybe 3 minutes of his best gaffs?

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#103 shaddup
January 26 2014, 10:55PM
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oilersd wrote:

Shift by shift. Better decision making better battle level and way more time in the right side of the puck. Progress. Not contenders yet but better than pretenders for sure.

Oh heck yeah. Once every 8 games whether you're ready or not. Yep, way better than pretenders. See you here tomorrow after the loss and your consternation over lack of size,offense,and compete level.Lack of all of those elements,shift by shift,mind you.

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#104 Oasis
January 27 2014, 01:01AM
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madjam wrote:

Another winning streak started without Ference and Hemsky in lineup . Defence better now . Scrivens played well . Oilers seem to play much better when there is no pressure to make playoffs , etc..

We play better when there is no pressure to make the playoffs? By that line of reasoning we should have been tearing up the league since the beginning of December.

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#105 Spydyr
January 27 2014, 07:56AM
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michael wrote:

Marincin needs at least 30 lbs. He hasn't got enough man muscle on him at this point. He needs an off season here in Edmonton doing 2 things, eating and working out.

Hall could use another 10 lbs also. Who the heck is the Oilers dietary advisor? We have coaches out the yjn yang for fitness and skating and other stuff. Where the heck is the dietician? Never mind 7-10 of these guys need a personal chef cooking for them so that there getting the calories they need to perform at this level. Cripes RNH still looks like a bone rack. I work with nurses with more muscles than that kid.

A Nutrition and Health Coach is someone we need to help get these kids up to peak performance.

Could not agree more. They should have a full time nutritionist on staff and a chef to cook meals for the guys. Make sure they are eating right.

They pay these guys upwards of 6 million a year a couple hundred grand on a nutritionist and a chef and would go along ways.

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#106 wellsy
January 27 2014, 08:17AM
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Show me da Money wrote:

Credit the assistant coaches?

How about we credit Ryan Jones and the fourth line?

He seemed determined in his interview before the game to break out of whatever rut his teammates were in and look what happened? When in the second period the Oilers seemed to be on their heels, the fourth line plugged away and turned the tide.

Give credit where credit is due. Bucky and Smith are a constant in the Oilers multi-year losing streak.

You can bet your next pay cheque that at the end of the season Eakins lets them go and brings in his OWN staff. I think those guys were only kept to keep some continuity and as a trial. They gotta know their days are numbered as assistant coaches. Maybe they'll end up in the organization as scouts or pharmacists?

If you read the entire post that Fresh Mess wrote,instead of just the first line, I think perhaps things will make a little more sense to you.

It would appear to me he was being sarcastic in his first line,and then expanded on that theme in the rest of his post to demonstrate the futility in getting over-excited in a single victory the Oilers have recently accomplished.

It is a shame you only read the first line, you might have enjoyed his post if you had taken the time to read it all.

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#107 Spydyr
January 27 2014, 09:32AM
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Freewheeling Freddie wrote:

The Oilers definitely need a good nutritionist. Enough of the weight training, I would like to offer my services and to teach them some old fashioned Kung Fu. They would have stamina and would be very hard to get off the puck. Back in the day my buddy taught a bunch of them boxing Lets ramp it up and get them kung fu fighting. Guaranteed results.

Everybody was kung fu fighting,fast as lightning.

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#108 D-Unit
January 26 2014, 01:14PM
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Can a report ask Lowe for a list of the GMs he was referring to here:"I would, uh, I think it’s safe to say that half the general manager’s in the National Hockey League would trade their roster for our roster right now."

If we can identify them, don't put them on the list of people to replace MacT when he is done or for any other jobs in the Oilers organization.

Also, we don't want anyone who believes this statement from Lowe: "I’ll say that there’s one other guy in hockey today that is still working in the game that has won more Stanley Cups than me. So I think I know a little bit about winning, if there’s ever a concern."

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#109 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
January 26 2014, 01:26PM
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Hockey Problems wrote:

Who cares. The season has been over for three months already. This is THE WORST team in franchise history.

I agree with everything you said except the part about not caring.

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#110 ThatButthurtOilersFan
January 26 2014, 05:04PM
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Quick question, what's the Oilers longest losing streak ever? Because I hope the Oilers top that, so management gets fired.

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#111 outdoorzguy
January 26 2014, 08:18PM
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Ari Gold wrote:

I don't know if I'm annoyed or happy...

They're winning!

Is this good or bad?

It's bad!! This team is still crap. Even crap wins once in a while. Listen to the fans at the game...they think they're watching the greatest time in the history of the NHL. They must have given out Kool-ade before the game. We should still fire the coaching staff...tonight. It's amazing how one game distorts the truth!!

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#112 oilersd
January 26 2014, 10:41PM
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@Serious Gord

Ad hominem. Snap! You got word of the day t.p. for Christmas too!?

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#113 john
January 26 2014, 11:37PM
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Look at that clown Eakins, minor league coach yelling behind the bench, none of the guys are paying attention to him. These are professional players, a rookie coach has not won anything, need to earn their respects. Time to fire this clown and bring in a real coach, look at the Jets now, they are winning.

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#114 Dave
January 27 2014, 07:38AM
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A good coach would go with Scrivens the next game.

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#115 Grant fuhr
January 27 2014, 08:31AM
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Hey fellas , was thinking about a comeback. What's the leagues substance abuse policy like these days.

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#116 Ari Gold
January 27 2014, 10:44AM
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I almost think it's bad for this team to win big like this. It just delays change.

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#117 Spydyr
January 26 2014, 01:46PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Medicate my friend...Medicate.

See a doctor if you need to....Dr. Daniels, Dr. Cuervo, Dr. Glenfiddich.

Oh, the Dr. has definitely been in the house.

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#118 Cain
January 26 2014, 10:33PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Another win against a bottom six team.

A team that is scoring impaired; was playing their third road game in four days (did/does the oil have a similar scheduling knot this year?); third string goalie; weber was invisible - touch if the flu perhaps?

It's a win but it certainly does not break any trends or set any new achievement.

Ha ha Gordo this time you have gone too far in your emotional,non-factual assessment...gotcha!!! The Preds are NOT scoring impair...um...this was NOT the Preds 3rd road game in four nigh...oh...well they sure as hell DIDN'T have their 3rd string goalie in the net tonigh...rats...uh,well,um...good night Gord.

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#119 Show me da Money
January 27 2014, 07:03AM
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Fresh Mess wrote:

Can we credit the assistant coaches for this stunning acheivement?

You can always count on amusing comments from the true believers like this comedic gold nugget after ONE WIN.

After two wins the 'I'm starting to think MacT knows what he's doing' knee-slappers start to appear.

Three wins in 5 games? That will bring about an onslaught of orgasmic pro oil fervour from the bipolar "true fans".

But next loss? I CAN'T EVEN STAND LOOKING AT EAKINS.

I love this place.

Credit the assistant coaches?

How about we credit Ryan Jones and the fourth line?

He seemed determined in his interview before the game to break out of whatever rut his teammates were in and look what happened? When in the second period the Oilers seemed to be on their heels, the fourth line plugged away and turned the tide.

Give credit where credit is due. Bucky and Smith are a constant in the Oilers multi-year losing streak.

You can bet your next pay cheque that at the end of the season Eakins lets them go and brings in his OWN staff. I think those guys were only kept to keep some continuity and as a trial. They gotta know their days are numbered as assistant coaches. Maybe they'll end up in the organization as scouts or pharmacists?

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#120 S cottV
January 27 2014, 08:37AM
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@Spydyr

Yeah - wouldn't 15 lbs of muscle look good on RNH and others.

Probably hard to get a gain in season.

Need off season weight training and diet plan to gain muscle weight in the right places.

Need in season program to maintain. So - at this point, don't lose any more weight.

Nice work by the guys vs Nashville.

You never get too high on one win and too low on one loss.

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#121 A-Mc
January 27 2014, 01:05PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

Oh the irony of a bunch of keyboard warriors talking about nutritionists!

A case of Pil is all a guy needs to maintain proper nutrition.

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#122 pkam
January 27 2014, 01:31PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

Oh the irony of a bunch of keyboard warriors talking about nutritionists!

I'll rather read about nutritionists or UFAs or draft prospects, than the call to fire Lowe, MacT, and Eakins anytime.

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#123 Rod from Viking
January 26 2014, 01:29PM
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Mason Storm wrote:

After reading this, I'm torn between going back to bed and going to the bar. Either way will have me blackout and not remember this game.

Go to the bar until 5:00 then pass out before 5::30. You will wake up tomorrow and the Oilers traded Eakins & Chabot for Trotz.

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#124 outdoorzguy
January 26 2014, 02:38PM
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As much as I want Lowe gone, I've maintained the priority is now to get rid of the coaching staff. Lowe, we can deal with later. But the coaches are a must do.

But...who's available. All the good coaches were snapped up by competent GM's and I don't think there is anyone worthwhile who is available.

Except the obvious...Krueger.

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#125 @Oilanderp
January 26 2014, 07:22PM
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Smytty!!!!

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#126 Zarny
January 27 2014, 08:18AM
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Spydyr wrote:

Could not agree more. They should have a full time nutritionist on staff and a chef to cook meals for the guys. Make sure they are eating right.

They pay these guys upwards of 6 million a year a couple hundred grand on a nutritionist and a chef and would go along ways.

Just out of curiosity, where would all of these guys have to go to eat everyday? Considering they don't all live at the same place.

I expect the players do have access to a nutritionist but a chef to cook all of their meals is a bit much not to mention impractical logistically.

Many teams do however, "encourage" their young players to billet with an older teammate (preferably one who is married and has kids) in order to help them learn about eating and sleeping right. And to curb partying.

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#127 nuge2nail
January 27 2014, 09:05AM
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JJ wrote:

This is hilarious. One win against a non-playoff team and all the sudden we hear "Oh this is the greatest team of all time we're going to win the next 3 stanley cups in a row", and all is forgiven. Guess what, you wake up tomorrow the team is still in the same place it was before. That's the problem here, the fans. They're like dogs, they have no memory of the past, only the present. So one win and all is well! Pathetic and that's why nothing will change.

Oh, and someone please ban that "Oilers domination" tool. What an idiot. There hasn't been any dominating for the past 5 years you've been saying it, won't start to "follow" any time soon. Keep drinking your koolaid kiddies.

Oiler Domination To Follow

Did you even read comments? Which by the way had 25+ props.

I said the team was a trainwreck and Mact has all the cap space in the world and all the roster spots to fix it this off season. How is that drinking koolaid?

34+ million- ONE dman signed - ZERO goalies signed. That's 5.7 million per player, with NuGe, Hall, HopKins, EberLe, Perron, Yakupov, Gordan, Hendricks, Gagner signed up front.

You want me to be banned for letting those on oilers nation know the worst MAY be over- this is probably the biggest off season in a decade.

I'd love for fans on this site to focus on ufa candidates, 34+ million is a ton of cap space - should we over pay? Caps going up every year, the core upfront is signed- over spend and fix the back end?

I'm hoping MacT is as good with his free agent signings, as he has been with his trades so far.

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#128 pkam
January 27 2014, 09:20AM
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Gk1980 wrote:

Please repost this a few weeks from now when they have lost another 4 in a row.

If you want me to write something positive about this team in a couple of weeks, absolutely no problem.

I have survived the darkest days which was 2007-10. This team is slowly improving now, just not as fast as some fans want.

I expected them to make the playoff in 2014-15 when they announced the rebuild. That is roughly how long Pens and Hawks took from rebuild to playoff. Looks like ours is a year behind my estimate. But who knows, maybe they will surprise me and make the playoff next year.

If you want to call me one of those who drinks their kool-aid, so be it.

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#129 He Who Knows
January 27 2014, 10:04AM
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The Oil got a standing ovation last night?? Yeah that sums it up.

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#130 Bryzarro World
January 27 2014, 11:31AM
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pkam wrote:

If you want me to write something positive about this team in a couple of weeks, absolutely no problem.

I have survived the darkest days which was 2007-10. This team is slowly improving now, just not as fast as some fans want.

I expected them to make the playoff in 2014-15 when they announced the rebuild. That is roughly how long Pens and Hawks took from rebuild to playoff. Looks like ours is a year behind my estimate. But who knows, maybe they will surprise me and make the playoff next year.

If you want to call me one of those who drinks their kool-aid, so be it.

Sorry but the 90's were darker. You must be too young to remember....

No young stars to fill us with hope and we were lucky to have 6000 people in there.

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#131 The Last Big Bear
January 27 2014, 12:02PM
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nuge2nail wrote:

Oiler Domination To Follow

Did you even read comments? Which by the way had 25+ props.

I said the team was a trainwreck and Mact has all the cap space in the world and all the roster spots to fix it this off season. How is that drinking koolaid?

34+ million- ONE dman signed - ZERO goalies signed. That's 5.7 million per player, with NuGe, Hall, HopKins, EberLe, Perron, Yakupov, Gordan, Hendricks, Gagner signed up front.

You want me to be banned for letting those on oilers nation know the worst MAY be over- this is probably the biggest off season in a decade.

I'd love for fans on this site to focus on ufa candidates, 34+ million is a ton of cap space - should we over pay? Caps going up every year, the core upfront is signed- over spend and fix the back end?

I'm hoping MacT is as good with his free agent signings, as he has been with his trades so far.

I would LOVE for fans on this site to start seriously talking about UFA candidates.

Especially who the clear-cut number one stud defenceman is going to be.

From that big long list of first-pairing defencemen, who are UFA's this year, are under 35 years old, and are not named "Dan Girardi".

Let's hear some names.

And while we're at it, let's talk about goalies who are currently NHL starters, who will likely hit UFA, and won't have to retire halfway through a 5 year contract... Bonus points if your suggestion doesn't rely on a starting goalie walking away from an incumbent position on a Stanley Cup favourite.

The UFA market is not going to be a quick fix for Edmonton this year.

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#132 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
January 26 2014, 02:14PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

or Dr. Blantons if you can afford it:

https://www.blantonsbourbon.com/#

magnificent mind and memory altering stuff.

Yeah.....I hear he does great work and is breaking new ground in the field of cognitive impairment.

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#133 Oil glob
January 26 2014, 02:29PM
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Guys.... Lowe will not be fired as Katz and him have "memories" ....

What we can do is put pressure on to remove the coaching clowns and maybe just maybe McT wakes up and does something.

A head coach that could not play in the NHL and nobody respected, a goalie coach that nobody wanted on a team, a bench coach that shoots the puck in our own net an Bucky with too many head knocks!!!!!!!

Keep the players bring in a real coaching staff and start something for next year.

If the answer is to keep EEEEAaaaaakins we all need to take a stick in the nuts for not trying to get rid of the real problem.

Klowe klown is harmless with McT here, but if the players won't play fire this piece of crap coach. Never thought I would give any sutter a hug but anyone of them us a better option than Eakins.

Not sure sutter knows how to say or spell swarm but he would get this ship righted....

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#134 D-Unit
January 26 2014, 03:31PM
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outdoorzguy wrote:

So then who?

Possibly Brent Sutter.

But I can't see Lowe wanting anyone who might disagree with him, challenge him, or be a smarter hockey mind than him.

I don't have a comprehensive list put together, as up to this point, I don't see Eakins going anywhere.

After the season, there might be more options available.

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#135 Sisyphus
January 26 2014, 03:31PM
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Mason Storm wrote:

The Oilers have set the precedent for how not to rebuild. They don't have goaltending, no up and comers either. The d is 3-4 years away from being regular nhlers. They have no center depth and the ones they do have can't win faceoffs, except Gordon. They have talented wingers who mostly can't defend. The way this is going, this team will be terrible for another 5-6 years. A major overhaul is needed everywhere.

But hey, remember what Katz said. Patience, fans. Yes, we're going to be every bit as bad as we were this year, for another 5-6 years minimum. But stay the course! No changes needed.

And don't worry, it's not like our few star players will have either 1) requested a trade out of town or 2) learned how to lose, and lose badly, and lose every night (what's winning?). Wait....actually, that's EXACTLY what happens if we stay the course for the future, even if the future arrives in a miraculous 4 years instead of 5-6

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#136 Serious Gord
January 26 2014, 03:57PM
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oilersd wrote:

I think the team has looked much more promising in the last few outings. They have been feisty and more physical and showed some good push back of late. I am looking forward to another big test for Marincin. With Ference out tonight he is likely to see increased minutes. Same for Petry. Here's to a competitive contest and hope for a win tonight to break the losing streak. Go Oilers!

Jesus.

Six losses in a row.

But we are improving!!!

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#137 outdoorzguy
January 26 2014, 04:11PM
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I truly would like to see some balls by the fans at the game tonight. We keep hearing about chants of fire this guy or fire this other guy. Everyone wears fake Oiler jerseys to the game ( I don't get that, especially if you are older than 12). Everyone flocks to the souvenirs. Lets see some real action tonight. I don't even need to see a jersey on the ice. I just don't want to hear "Go Oilers Go" because its meaningless. Even if we win tonight its still meaningless. Anyone who thinks there is hope for this current team is sadly mistaken. And BOLD MOVES...I don't think firing the coaching staff is a bold move...its just a necessary move.

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#138 Ari Gold
January 26 2014, 05:32PM
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I find myself hoping for my team to lose. It's the only thing that'll truly create change.

Losing will eventually overshadow all 'moral victories' that the Oilers seem to be amazing with. I just can't drink this Kool-Aid anymore.

11-0 Nashville.

Weber scores 6.

Oiler fans realize there isn't a player on their team worth Weber's value.

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#139 D-Unit
January 26 2014, 07:21PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Just once is like to see an oiler run a goalie like that... And notice how feeble the reaction is by the oil?

Yak did it a while back, somewhat dirty, and half of ON had a fit about it. Though there is really no "running a goalie" that isn't dirty.

IMO it was Yaks greatest play of the year.

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#140 Serious Gord
January 26 2014, 09:01PM
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BingBong wrote:

Ha, you must not be an Oilers fan.

A win like that certainly DOES break a trend and DOES set a new achievement, at least for this year.

Well it was more than a moral victory I'll give you that.

The trend of beating losers from time to time and being hopelessly inept against better teams remains. As does the win one - lose a bunch.

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#141 The Last Big Bear
January 27 2014, 01:33AM
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oilersd wrote:

Shift by shift. Better decision making better battle level and way more time in the right side of the puck. Progress. Not contenders yet but better than pretenders for sure.

I believe the phrase you were looking for is:

"Not contenders yet, but only slightly behind the teams that are trying to lose on purpose."

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#142 Cynic
January 27 2014, 03:31AM
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Zarny wrote:

Haha...bad night for all the haters and mouth-breathers.

Wow. A win against a non-playoff team. Start designing the 6th ring. Myopians.

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#143 camdog
January 27 2014, 09:22AM
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michael wrote:

Marincin needs at least 30 lbs. He hasn't got enough man muscle on him at this point. He needs an off season here in Edmonton doing 2 things, eating and working out.

Hall could use another 10 lbs also. Who the heck is the Oilers dietary advisor? We have coaches out the yjn yang for fitness and skating and other stuff. Where the heck is the dietician? Never mind 7-10 of these guys need a personal chef cooking for them so that there getting the calories they need to perform at this level. Cripes RNH still looks like a bone rack. I work with nurses with more muscles than that kid.

A Nutrition and Health Coach is someone we need to help get these kids up to peak performance.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/oilers-introduce-dallas-eakins-as-new-head-coach/article12459382/

Eakins is there health coach... His plan would work great for a veteran team, where the players are men and already have old man muscle. On a team full of boys though, his fitness regime sort of stunts their ability to put on weight.

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#144 Serious Gord
January 26 2014, 01:16PM
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Jonathon:

I think they have a chance at winning three before the five rings break:

Buf NYR And nj

Toss in one more against scoring impaired nsh or van and the hopey talk will resume.

Only to be crushed into dust in the last ten games of the year.

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#145 Rod from Viking
January 26 2014, 01:41PM
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Let's be very hypothetical for a moment, Katz's son decides dad you need to clean house at the Olympic break, who is out there to bring in that would be an upgrade? Dudley not interested in leaving Montreal , I can't think of any coaches except maybe Brent Sutter or Kevin Dineen. Messier would be far worse than Dallas, any ideas?

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#146 outdoorzguy
January 26 2014, 02:54PM
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D-Unit wrote:

Krueger is NOT the answer to Coaching. That is all.

So then who?

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#147 Rick Stroppel
January 26 2014, 06:07PM
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Rick Stroppel wrote:

NOBODY ELSE WOULD HIRE ANY OF THESE JACKASSES AND THE LOCAL PRESS IS AFRAID TO SAY SO

I totally agree with this. When MacTavish was fired the first time (he should have stayed fired) I phoned a phone in show to say I didn't think he was that smart. It was like I committed BLASPHEMY. You all remember this. EVERY REPORTER in this city told us that MacTavish was a genius and he would get another HC job in the NHL in five minutes. Did not happen. It has almost nothing to do with his age. Numerous NHL HC's are the same age as MacTavish or within 2 years. His failure to get another job speaks volumes about his incompetence.

For many years the so-called sporting press in Edmonton has treated the Oilers glory boys like holy cows. They pelt them with cream puffs and whip them with wet noodles. When someone dares to ask a couple of hard questions (eg. MacKinnon, Rishaug, Spector), they are treated like a traitor.

I don't want to be melodramatic, but it is kind of disgraceful. The ESSENCE of good journalism is asking difficult questions. In the last five years, the Oilers are not just the worst team in the NHL. They are objectively the WORST AMOUNG THE 120 OR SO MAJOR LEAGUE NORTH AMERICAN TEAMS (ie. NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB). In my opinion the local press (with exceptions) has reacted to this situation with incredible COMPLACENCY.

PS I want to be completely fair. Arguably the Houston Astros are as bad as the Oilers over the last five years. But the comparison is unfair, because in MLB the is no HARD salary cap and no floor, and many other teams spend MULTIPLES of the Houston payroll.

So in the last five years, the Oilers are second last amoung 120. It is INCREDIBLE what a mess the Oilers are, top to bottom.

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#148 Serious Gord
January 26 2014, 07:11PM
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Just once is like to see an oiler run a goalie like that... And notice how feeble the reaction is by the oil?

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#149 K_Mart
January 27 2014, 07:29AM
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bazmagoo wrote:

Impressed with the hockey sense of Marincin tonight, kid looks like a keeper. Put 20-30 pounds on him and a few years experience and he could be a solid NHL'er. The olympic experience will be great for him!

*Openly hoping that he's getting calls from Nelson for advice and just ignoring whatever S.Smith tells him.*

Dont ruin him like you did Petry, Gilbert, Peckham, Nultz, Jultz(still some hope), Smid...

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#150 Pete
January 27 2014, 08:45AM
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S cottV wrote:

Yeah - wouldn't 15 lbs of muscle look good on RNH and others.

Probably hard to get a gain in season.

Need off season weight training and diet plan to gain muscle weight in the right places.

Need in season program to maintain. So - at this point, don't lose any more weight.

Nice work by the guys vs Nashville.

You never get too high on one win and too low on one loss.

You sure know a lot about men's bodies...

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