DUCK HUNTING

Jason Gregor
January 03 2014 01:24PM

After a 5-1 attack by the Sharks last night, things don't get any easier for the Oilers tonight when they will try to hand the Ducks their first home regulation loss of the season. The Ducks are 15-0-2 at home, and have outscored their opponents 65-31. The Ducks have allowed three goals twice and four goals once in 17 games, so don't expect much offence from the Oilers tonight.

The harsh reality is that the Oilers are severely overmatched heading into tonight's match. While they try not to think about that, I'm sure it is impossible not to have those thoughts creep into their head. If the Ducks score early, things could get ugly.

LINEU...updated

Hall-RNH-Perron
Yakupov-Gagner-??
Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
Joensuu-???-Gazdic

Ference-J.Schultz
Marincin-Petry
Hunt-N.Schultz

Bryzgalov

Eberle has a knee injury and won't play.  It sounds like Jones and Arcobello will return, so we won't know the exact lines until later. If it is me I put Hemsky with Yakupov and Gagner. Yakupov has more success playing with Hemsky than he does any other forward.

The Oilers have recalled D-man Brad Hunt from OKC, and he'll be a game time decision. Maybe an Oiler D-man is banged up, or maybe they want to put someone in the pressbox. Martin Marincin has played well enough to stay in the lineup, and it would be odd to take him out and insert 5'9" Hunt against the Ducks.

Quick scouting report on Hunt... "Smart player. Moves the puck well and fires it hard. Not overly fast, but makes up for it with hockey sense."

Why was Hunt recalled and not Klefbom some wonder? Fair question, but it happened because Hunt is playing better right now, and partially because it is best to keep Klefbom away from a losing environment. Klefbom is also still dealing with an injury, but even prior to that he was only playing okay according to coaching reports.

Either way, the Oilers need a strong effort from all 18 skaters if they have a hope of being competitive tonight.

QUICK HITS

  • Oilers are so far away from the elite teams in the league it is scary. It illustrates just how far they have to go. I don't see a quick fix over the summer.
     
  • I might be in minority, but I think J.Schultz has improved his defensive game a lot the past two weeks. He's making smarter decisions with and without the puck. He's only played 83 NHL games, so he likely needs at least another 100 before he's really solid, but he's been one of the few positives recently.

TONIGHT...

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Many will ask who is that? It is Nina Agnal, and with -30 weather coming to Edmonton and a likely 4-1 loss to the Ducks tonight, I felt Oilers fans needed a small "pick me up."

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Oiler fans will watch, and some will be infuriated when the Oilers make a bad play. I love the passion and the fact fans still have hope that things will change. God love you.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: The entire comment section will be full of positive posts. They will only focus on the good plays in hopes that that will change the fortunes of the Oilers. Pointing out every bad play hasn't helped the Oilers, so posters elect to channel their inner "George Costanza" and write the opposite of their first thoughts.

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#101 pkam
January 03 2014, 05:18PM
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Sisyphus wrote:

Close. Make that Hall OR RNH, Klefbon, 1st rounder, and hey, throw in another prospect (not top quality, but decent) for Weber, and sure, that would do for me.

I wouldn't send Hall AND RNH for the same player, but one or the other, sure. Or Hall for one top quality needed player, and RNH or Ebs for another very needed player, again, yes, I'm okay with that

You are okay with Hall/RNH + Klefbom + 1st rounder for Weber, but is Poile okay with that? Is Weber willing to come to Edmonton?

I believe Poile will be okay with both Hall + RNH in the package (not 100% sure as Poile may think he can squeeze us more), but will Weber be happy to come here?

I know Weber's contract doesn't have a NTC, but will he ask for a trade after he arrives, like Pronger and Souray did to us?

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#102 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 05:21PM
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John wrote:

Wonder if Hall has already warned Nurse to wear his best fake selfie smile when he's paraded on stage during the pick. " ... And Darnell, don't ruffle the Katz kids hair on the way up ; he fricken hates that!"

Agents are already telling ekblad and Reinhardt to blow the oilers interview.... *If they ask you why you wanna play in the NHL, tell them its because you heard you can make lots of money

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#103 camdog
January 03 2014, 05:27PM
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@pkam

Souray didn't demand out of Edmonton he demanded out of the Lowe/Mactavish circus. If they would have both been fired Souray would have been happy to play in Edmonton.

Now Visnovsky on the other hand fits your example perfectly. He signed a no trade clause with LA and was traded here in bad faith.

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#104 Sisyphus
January 03 2014, 05:28PM
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pkam wrote:

You are okay with Hall/RNH + Klefbom + 1st rounder for Weber, but is Poile okay with that? Is Weber willing to come to Edmonton?

I believe Poile will be okay with both Hall + RNH in the package (not 100% sure as Poile may think he can squeeze us more), but will Weber be happy to come here?

I know Weber's contract doesn't have a NTC, but will he ask for a trade after he arrives, like Pronger and Souray did to us?

Would "fill in the player" be happy to come here? What makes you think the players already here are happy here? You're worried about guys we might trade for asking for another trade out of town---why on earth do you seem to think that Hall, RNH, etc. won't want trades out of town for themselves if this kind of embarrassing excuse for a team continues?

If you want to build a team based on who wants to be in Edmonton right now, you'll find that very hard to do. I'd hazard a guess that none of the current players on the team want to play for Edmonton right now--I'm sure if there was a way Hall or RNH or Eberle, etc etc could get a trade out of town, they'd be thrilled with it (for anywhere but Buffalo).

Stop worrying about what players want--they want to win. Or at very least not feel like a disgrace. You're never going to get that if your plan is to wait until prospects can fill the holes.

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#105 pkam
January 03 2014, 05:38PM
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Would "fill in the player" be happy to come here? What makes you think the players already here are happy here? You're worried about guys we might trade for asking for another trade out of town---why on earth do you seem to think that Hall, RNH, etc. won't want trades out of town for themselves if this kind of embarrassing excuse for a team continues?

If you want to build a team based on who wants to be in Edmonton right now, you'll find that very hard to do. I'd hazard a guess that none of the current players on the team want to play for Edmonton right now--I'm sure if there was a way Hall or RNH or Eberle, etc etc could get a trade out of town, they'd be thrilled with it (for anywhere but Buffalo).

Stop worrying about what players want--they want to win. Or at very least not feel like a disgrace. You're never going to get that if your plan is to wait until prospects can fill the holes.

I don't know if Hall, Eberle, and RNH already want to leave and ask for a trade. If they already did, then the management is probably working on it.

However, I heard rumors that Weber wasn't even interested in discussing an offersheet with the Oilers 2 years ago. So if he has a NTC, do you think Oilers will be included? It makes it very likely that he will ask for a trade.

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#106 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 05:38PM
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camdog wrote:

Souray didn't demand out of Edmonton he demanded out of the Lowe/Mactavish circus. If they would have both been fired Souray would have been happy to play in Edmonton.

Now Visnovsky on the other hand fits your example perfectly. He signed a no trade clause with LA and was traded here in bad faith.

I remember Souray showing up at camp asking to wipe the slate clean and stay with the team. Tambellini did everything in his power to squander the value we had there, forcing souray out of town.

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#107 pkam
January 03 2014, 05:47PM
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K_Mart wrote:

I remember Souray showing up at camp asking to wipe the slate clean and stay with the team. Tambellini did everything in his power to squander the value we had there, forcing souray out of town.

He didn't apologized for what he did to the organization.

What will you do if you are the boss and one of your employees embarrasses you and your company in the public, then he asks to wipe the slate clean without even an apology?

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#108 pkam
January 03 2014, 05:53PM
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camdog wrote:

Souray didn't demand out of Edmonton he demanded out of the Lowe/Mactavish circus. If they would have both been fired Souray would have been happy to play in Edmonton.

Now Visnovsky on the other hand fits your example perfectly. He signed a no trade clause with LA and was traded here in bad faith.

MacTavish was already gone when he bad mouth the organization.

In one statement, he complained that Lowe kept asking him when he can returned when he didn't feel he was ready, Then in another statement he was complaining the Tambellini didn't follow up with his status. So damned if you do and damned if you don't?

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#109 Rob F
January 03 2014, 05:55PM
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pkam wrote:

I don't know if Hall, Eberle, and RNH already want to leave and ask for a trade. If they already did, then the management is probably working on it.

However, I heard rumors that Weber wasn't even interested in discussing an offersheet with the Oilers 2 years ago. So if he has a NTC, do you think Oilers will be included? It makes it very likely that he will ask for a trade.

Hey Sisyphus

I think I've spent time with your cousin gonnorhea.

Rob F

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#110 pkam
January 03 2014, 05:56PM
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Sisyphus wrote:

Would "fill in the player" be happy to come here? What makes you think the players already here are happy here? You're worried about guys we might trade for asking for another trade out of town---why on earth do you seem to think that Hall, RNH, etc. won't want trades out of town for themselves if this kind of embarrassing excuse for a team continues?

If you want to build a team based on who wants to be in Edmonton right now, you'll find that very hard to do. I'd hazard a guess that none of the current players on the team want to play for Edmonton right now--I'm sure if there was a way Hall or RNH or Eberle, etc etc could get a trade out of town, they'd be thrilled with it (for anywhere but Buffalo).

Stop worrying about what players want--they want to win. Or at very least not feel like a disgrace. You're never going to get that if your plan is to wait until prospects can fill the holes.

camdog just reminds me of Jeff Carter.

Isn't it a great trade for the Columbus?

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#111 Arius Mumin
January 03 2014, 06:01PM
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Eakins is a #@$%ing goof.

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#112 6 ring circus
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I have been coming in late for the past 8 years at work,some days I just don't even bother to show up,I have used up all my sick days and whenever something goes wrong, I have an excuse,when customers call and complain I tell them that there are two types of customers and that they don't know WTF they are talking about because I have been a screw up for the past 8 years and they still keep using my company and my boss keeps giving me raises and keeps promoting me.I have hired a lot of my friends and we sit around and do nothing on most days we go out of our way to piss off our customers, nobody ever gets fired around here, no matter what they do wrong,if we really get pissed off, we go on strike, we have had 2 in 8 years.Our competition keeps getting better every year, some even win international awards every year and their customers really appreciate their customer service.Our current owner doesn't even live in Edmonton anymore, he only comes to visit a few times a year but he could care less what our customers think,our original owner, we ran him out of town , things were different then, our company was at the top every year,we won international awards and customer service was our focus, we had a really good president and General manager (he was the same guy), our old owner really cared about the performance of the company because he relied on it for money,this new owner he has forgotten how to run a business, if things do not change soon, I can see most of our customers going to other companies ,I know quite a few have gone already, but its okay, we keep telling our existing customers that there is a awaiting list to deal with us, and you want to know what the best part about our company, we have raised our prices for the past 4 years and our customers keep paying and coming back to use us LOL!!!!

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#113 pkam
January 03 2014, 06:09PM
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RexHolez wrote:

Agents are already telling ekblad and Reinhardt to blow the oilers interview.... *If they ask you why you wanna play in the NHL, tell them its because you heard you can make lots of money

But you believe Weber will be happy to come here?

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#114 Chet134
January 03 2014, 06:22PM
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@Primo

I'm with u that Kevin Lowe should be fired however that won't change things. We won't get that number one defenseman unless we draft that player. Teams won't make those trades. Finding a number one defenseman that's young with term that will gel with the core players. Then he ll resign here. Impossible trade.

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#115 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 06:26PM
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pkam wrote:

But you believe Weber will be happy to come here?

I don't think anyone would be happy to come here. Infact, I feel sorry for the kids drafted here. but if they have a contract, they have no choice... as pathetic as that is

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#116 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 06:28PM
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Off topic... but anyways. It's time we admitted Jultz isn't ever going to be a #2 like we'd hoped. He's basically going to be Dennis Wideman. Nothing more. A serviceable NHL defenseman against easy competition with powerplay time. And he's soft as butter, just like everyone else on this frikkin roster. Right now everyone knows the oilers' biggest problem(one of many) is the roster we have on D. But that isn't changing. Eakins needs to make a change that is easy and will have a MASSIVE and IMMEDIATE IMPACT. GET EVERYONE HITTING. EVERYONE. Eakins said "Usually when you out hit your opposition, it's because they had the puck all night, and that's not a good thing." First off, that's no excuse to loop away from a check, second, I guarantee you that ANAHEIM will have the puck more than us tonight, so we better be finishing our checks. 2 years ago I posted a long rant about how our top guys need to learn to finish their checks all the time even if they are small and that isn't "their game", because there is no cavalry coming. It didn't happen. Hall, Ebs, and Nuge have resorted to playing non contact hockey in a contact league. Game over. The oilers were out hit last night by a tally of like 25-10 and we NEVER HAD THE PUCK. WTF is that about?!?! During the five years that ron low was our coach, if we were on a losing skid he would always resort to having every player on the team just hit everything that moved. It made teams HATE coming into our building. Heck, Doug Weight practically lead the charge most nights. Sure we barely squeeked in to the playoffs, but every game was a battle for the opposition because we punished them. And we weren't that big either. The bottom line is that it hurts getting hit all game, even if it's by small players. I'm not saying ignore position in order to make a hit, but right now our team plays as if this is a non contact sport and that is unacceptable. Get Pitlick in this line up, he's better than Joensuu at everything. And he's a hitting machine. It's a start at least. When people say the oilers can't go into a game trying to be something they aren't and out muscle a team that is simply much bigger than them, it tells me the game is lost before it even starts. This is a contact sport. There's no way around that. No matter how smart our guys are defensively, no matter how skilled they are, if they give the other team a free ride physically all it's going to do is boost the opposition's confidence and make things that much worse. Knowing what kind of team you have, and completely abandoning a part of the game that is essential are two completely different things. If arcobello can wobble Chara, then every player on this team can deliver damage on a hit to any other player. I'm so sick of watching Eberle loop away from a body check that he should be finishing. Man does it suck. In my opinion, this is the easiest, and quickest fix that Eakins could implement right now. It's only one part of a plethora of problems, but the fact that it continues to be ignored drives me up the wall. FINISH YOUR CHECKS. FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY, JUST DO IT.

Here's Ron Low out coaching Ken Hitchcock and getting the Oilers to out muscle a seemingly bigger, stronger, and more veteran team. http://video.oilers....nsole?id=189953

Every Oiler from the first to fourth line finishes every hit in these highlights 1997 oilers v stars. Absolute classic

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#117 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 06:30PM
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@K_Mart

I gave you a like because I liked where you were going, then 5 sentences later I lost interest

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#118 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 06:33PM
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@RexHolez

I'm a terrible story teller. I'll admit it.

Let me sum up my post.

We are soft as butter and need to play as if hockey were a contact sport, despite our size.

The end.

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#119 Primo
January 03 2014, 06:38PM
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pkam wrote:

I don't know if Hall, Eberle, and RNH already want to leave and ask for a trade. If they already did, then the management is probably working on it.

However, I heard rumors that Weber wasn't even interested in discussing an offersheet with the Oilers 2 years ago. So if he has a NTC, do you think Oilers will be included? It makes it very likely that he will ask for a trade.

If Eberle hasn't asked for a trade he will after tonight. He is sitting out vs the Ducks. Perhaps a trade is imminent?

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#120 Primo
January 03 2014, 06:41PM
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K_Mart wrote:

Off topic... but anyways. It's time we admitted Jultz isn't ever going to be a #2 like we'd hoped. He's basically going to be Dennis Wideman. Nothing more. A serviceable NHL defenseman against easy competition with powerplay time. And he's soft as butter, just like everyone else on this frikkin roster. Right now everyone knows the oilers' biggest problem(one of many) is the roster we have on D. But that isn't changing. Eakins needs to make a change that is easy and will have a MASSIVE and IMMEDIATE IMPACT. GET EVERYONE HITTING. EVERYONE. Eakins said "Usually when you out hit your opposition, it's because they had the puck all night, and that's not a good thing." First off, that's no excuse to loop away from a check, second, I guarantee you that ANAHEIM will have the puck more than us tonight, so we better be finishing our checks. 2 years ago I posted a long rant about how our top guys need to learn to finish their checks all the time even if they are small and that isn't "their game", because there is no cavalry coming. It didn't happen. Hall, Ebs, and Nuge have resorted to playing non contact hockey in a contact league. Game over. The oilers were out hit last night by a tally of like 25-10 and we NEVER HAD THE PUCK. WTF is that about?!?! During the five years that ron low was our coach, if we were on a losing skid he would always resort to having every player on the team just hit everything that moved. It made teams HATE coming into our building. Heck, Doug Weight practically lead the charge most nights. Sure we barely squeeked in to the playoffs, but every game was a battle for the opposition because we punished them. And we weren't that big either. The bottom line is that it hurts getting hit all game, even if it's by small players. I'm not saying ignore position in order to make a hit, but right now our team plays as if this is a non contact sport and that is unacceptable. Get Pitlick in this line up, he's better than Joensuu at everything. And he's a hitting machine. It's a start at least. When people say the oilers can't go into a game trying to be something they aren't and out muscle a team that is simply much bigger than them, it tells me the game is lost before it even starts. This is a contact sport. There's no way around that. No matter how smart our guys are defensively, no matter how skilled they are, if they give the other team a free ride physically all it's going to do is boost the opposition's confidence and make things that much worse. Knowing what kind of team you have, and completely abandoning a part of the game that is essential are two completely different things. If arcobello can wobble Chara, then every player on this team can deliver damage on a hit to any other player. I'm so sick of watching Eberle loop away from a body check that he should be finishing. Man does it suck. In my opinion, this is the easiest, and quickest fix that Eakins could implement right now. It's only one part of a plethora of problems, but the fact that it continues to be ignored drives me up the wall. FINISH YOUR CHECKS. FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY, JUST DO IT.

Here's Ron Low out coaching Ken Hitchcock and getting the Oilers to out muscle a seemingly bigger, stronger, and more veteran team. http://video.oilers....nsole?id=189953

Every Oiler from the first to fourth line finishes every hit in these highlights 1997 oilers v stars. Absolute classic

WTF..if I wanted to read a book I would go to the library!

Ever heard of paragraphs? They have a purpose! wow.

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#121 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 06:41PM
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K_Mart wrote:

I'm a terrible story teller. I'll admit it.

Let me sum up my post.

We are soft as butter and need to play as if hockey were a contact sport, despite our size.

The end.

Agreed!! We also need defencemen that can put the puck on a forwards stick as hes breaking out, and a coach that wont put the blame on a 20yr old 1st overall pick when the puck comes at his feet

We need a lot of things. that's why I raise the question, what exactly have we rebuilt in 4 years other than being pathetic and picking 1st every year?

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#122 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 06:44PM
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@Primo

The paragraphs and breaks were there, not sure what happened. Tried to fix it... didn't work.

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#123 fatso
January 03 2014, 06:47PM
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Coach Dallas Eakins getting the guys fired up before the game.

http://youtu.be/ZDLY5zEs8ak

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#124 D-Unit
January 03 2014, 07:21PM
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So, is it not the GDB anymore to distract us from how many games the Oil have sucked in, and for those of us who can do simple math, how many more the Oil will suck in?

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#125 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 07:26PM
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Just thought of a wonderful business plan for Katz:

He should set up a system so either a private individual or a large group of investors can pay 100,000g to be g.m for a week. Give them free range on trades, contracts, draft selection, coaching decisions...Etc

That would net him a tidy 5.2 mill a year and an on ice product that would almost certainly be better than it currently is

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#126 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 07:41PM
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Here's an anomaly.

We lose the possession game by a massive margin pretty much every game, so we should be leading the league in hits should we not? I know toronto and edmonton both get outshot horribly pretty much every game so we should be at the top in the league in hits right?

http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetchKey=20142ALLSAAAll&sort=homeHits&viewName=realTimeStats

.... hmm 25th in hits at home for a team that never has the puck. Sounds like we must be the easiest team to play against.

Vancouver and San Jose are at the bottom and that makes sense because they always have the puck. We are at the bottom because nobody on our team hits. If we did, we'd probably find the puck on our stick a little more often.

When you're evaluating your team, if they get horribly outshot, they should be outhitting the opposition drastically so at least it shows they were busting ass. If you out shoot the opposition and dominate the possession game, that is the only time it is acceptable to not have more hiTS.

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#127 jake
January 03 2014, 07:45PM
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Oliveoiler wrote:

I'm angry, depressed and sick and tired of this. I love my team, but cannot for the life of me raise ANY enthusiasm for this gong show of a team. I believe MacT is trying his hardest to sign D men, he's not sitting up in his glass penthouse (unlike POHO) and reminiscing about 6 rings. What I am mostly sick and tired of hearing from coaches AND players is "we know what we have to do to win" Well IF they KNOW, why the hell aren't they doing it? I have 4 tix for the upcoming Preds game and 4 for the Kings in March game. Have tried almost giving them away, no-one wants them, and I certainly can't/wont sit through another 60 minutes of agony, and have to pay for the privilege. I'm looking forward to NEXT season and hope the merry-go-round stops and this losing is over.

There must be 4 to 8 kids out there in Edmonton who have never been to a game and would be absolutely over the moon to go.....seek them out somehow.

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#128 RexHolez
January 03 2014, 07:53PM
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jake wrote:

There must be 4 to 8 kids out there in Edmonton who have never been to a game and would be absolutely over the moon to go.....seek them out somehow.

Don't let our kids go and raise them to support failure.

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#129 Walter Sobchak
January 03 2014, 07:55PM
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8 years, worst record out of the 8 years.

Nuff said.

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#130 K_Mart
January 03 2014, 08:02PM
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Eakins appears to be out of ideas. But every coach knows that when you're out of ideas you need to simplify simplify simplify. Strip everything down to the bare bones.

This is the one time that cliches are actually useful.

Here's everyone's check list: Get the puck deep. Keep it simple. One shift at a time. Finish your checks. Go to the tough areas. Get shots from anywhere. Protect the front of your net. Stand up for one another. Follow it or sit. Your call.

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#131 Bryzarro World
January 03 2014, 08:11PM
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THAT was awesome....

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#132 Bryzarro World
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K_Mart wrote:

The paragraphs and breaks were there, not sure what happened. Tried to fix it... didn't work.

Same excuse Dally uses with the swarm D...

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#133 6 ring circus
January 03 2014, 08:16PM
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Eakins will blame Yakopov on the 1st Anaheim goal ,he should have been sitting on the bench in front of Smith not Buchberger.

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#134 BingBong
January 03 2014, 08:18PM
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Considering that we're gonna lose this game bigtime, I view our 12 second lead as a moral "victory".

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#135 BingBong
January 03 2014, 08:21PM
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I honestly don't think we've ever looked more like an AHL team than these last few weeks; the good teams don't even bother playing their "systems" and they still just walk all over us.

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#136 **
January 03 2014, 08:24PM
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boy that kid Bryzgalov looks good on net. I hope he makes it to an NHL team.

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#137 Bryzarro World
January 03 2014, 08:27PM
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I want to slap the crap out of Samwise every time I see him sucking on his guard.... Douche

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#138 BingBong
January 03 2014, 08:29PM
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When did we trade Dubnyk to the Ducks?

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#139 **
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Dammit, yakupov scored, now he is going to do something that will cost the oilers the game. I love how Gagner slid into frame at the last second for the picture.

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#140 cain
January 03 2014, 08:31PM
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F@ck I hate Gagner.

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#141 Anton
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** wrote:

Dammit, yakupov scored, now he is going to do something that will cost the oilers the game. I love how Gagner slid into frame at the last second for the picture.

Even by some miracle that Oilers actually win this game, he will still probably get blamed for something. Consider him a healthy scratch for next game because he scored.

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#142 BingBong
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Isn't Hiller supposed to be the best of the UFA goalies this year? On to plan B...

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#143 BingBong
January 03 2014, 08:38PM
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And don't even get me started on J. Schultz. He must regret his decision every time he hears those boos.

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#144 Quintana
January 03 2014, 08:39PM
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Isn't Hiller supposed to be the best of the UFA goalies this year? On to plan B...

I hope Mac-T sign Bryz ASAP. Give him 3 years @ 3.5 overpay if necessary..

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#145 cain
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Another great goaltending effort tonight...

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#146 I tried it at home
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Did doobie leave his "goaltending for dummies" book out for Bryz to read? WTF, Comrade Bryzgalov??

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#147 Gk1980
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I hope Mac-T sign Bryz ASAP. Give him 3 years @ 3.5 overpay if necessary..

Why would he want to sign here? This team is pathetic. I sure hope mact knows what the heck he is doing. If this team wants to compete in this division they have a LONG way to go. No light at the end of this tunnel.

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is Hall mentally challenged? why does he go cover the guy with the puck when there's a;ready an oiler covering him?. Wow, just fu$%ng wow

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#149 Anton
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Since Gregor wants some positive comments, guess we should be focusing on how Oilers did not get shutout tonight. Nice hustle by Gordon and Yak to get those 2 goals. Petry played most minutes so far and is sitting at +2. Oilers are also winning most of the faceoffs. They have a perfect PK so far. We should also ignore the fact that both Hall and Nuge are both -3.

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#150 Hockey fan 1976
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I would give anything for any player from the opposition to skate over to Gags and punch him in the face anytime he f&!(; chews on that stupid mouthpiece. Wtf!!! You aren't that good of a fu'&!? player!!!

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