GDB Wrap Up: Ducks @ Oilers

baggedmilk
March 28 2014 10:32PM

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Ben Scrivens is the anti-Dubnyk. Final Score: 4-3 Oilers.

Tonight was one of the last times you will see Teemu Selanne at Rexall Place and the thought of it bummed me out. It's a weird feeling when the players you grew up watching start retiring. I remember watching his rookie season and being amazed that a guy that could score 76 goals in the NHL, let alone in his rookie season.  (I was fairly young at the time and hadn't had a chance to learn about Gretzky's 92 goal season yet) It was pretty cool to see Rexall give Teemu a standing ovation. It was also cool that he didn't score.

What can you say about Ben Scrivens other than he stole another game for the Oilers. Since he's been around he's given the Oiler saves that they never could have expected at the beginning of the year. I'm not sure how often you can get outshot 51-23 and still win the game but it worked this time! Not to mention, Andrew Cogliano didn't score! Take that former Oilers curse. It's amazing what solid goaltending can do.

Let's wrap it up...

The Bright Side

  • 100th career goal for Gagner
  • Teemu Selanne has more than enough old man strength to share with Nugey
  • Ben Scrivens was 10 shades of awesome
  • I love seeing guys score their first NHL goal - good on Klefbom
  • Fans weren't just waiting for the 50/50 announcement!

The Face Palmers

  • Turning on the TV 5 minutes late and already losing
  • Tyler Pitlick's legs
  • Corey Perry is very annoying in the best way possible - wrong team though
  • Being doubled in shots is a good thing, right?

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#1 R U Kidding Me!
March 28 2014, 10:54PM
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Outshot 51-23. LOL!! The only way we ever win is if Scrivens stands on his head.

We're such a bad team.

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#2 Sevenseven
March 28 2014, 10:44PM
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I know ex Oiler coaches and managment is not a popular topic for the nation but...

Can we get bill ranford as the goalie coach out of LA?!

Boo Jeanshorts!!

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#3 hankthetank
March 28 2014, 11:04PM
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Another bright side: Hallsy won an epic drag race against Cogs.

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#4 ubermiguel
March 28 2014, 10:51PM
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Scrivens has the face of a child but the heart of a lion.

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#5 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
March 28 2014, 11:27PM
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Love watching Eakins and the rest of the side show shake hands right after the OT winner.... "Great job, coach." "You too, coach. Just like we planned."

Meanwhile, the shot clock is literally bleeding out...

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#6 Czar
March 28 2014, 10:43PM
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All hail the anti-Dubnyk!

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#7 otter2233
March 28 2014, 10:43PM
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How in the world does Kevin Quinn not once not twice but THREE times say the play was 4 on 4 in OT when it was 3 on 3?? Is it that hard to see each team only had 3 skaters on the ice??

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#8 Max
March 28 2014, 10:51PM
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Ben doesn't do the butterfly - he does the Fuhr flop - no style, no system, just "I WILL stop the puck" - gotta love him.

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#9 Al Low
March 28 2014, 11:44PM
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Every time I watch the Ducks play us, I think about the Corey Perry deal that didn't happen when 6Rings decided it would be a good idea to ask Mike Comrie to pay back 2.5M. Of all of the dumb moves 6Rings has made, that might have been the dumbest of them all. Say what you want about him but Corey Perry is a magnificent player and would have looked in good Oiler colors.

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#11 Danger Pay
March 29 2014, 12:36AM
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No love for that Ference Clapper from the Nation?! What a way to end the game!!!!!

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#12 jeanshorts
March 28 2014, 11:09PM
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I HEAR WE'RE BOOING JEANSHORTS!

BOOOOOO!! HISSSSS!!! BOOOOO!!!!

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#13 Artie
March 28 2014, 11:31PM
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Max wrote:

Scrivens = brilliant Team = pretty damned good Eakins = can smile YAY Klefbom = great game

game overall = man oh man, we are starting to look like a team. Keep it up guys, give us poor sorry for ourselves fans HOPE!!!!!!!

48 shots against does not make a team, it just means we have the goalie issue solved. The team scored enough goals and Scriven's made the saves but don't be blinded into thinking this has pulled together yet.

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#14 Czar
March 28 2014, 10:37PM
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Ben did his Cujo impression again!!

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#15 ColourMeImpressed
March 28 2014, 10:35PM
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Brilliant and fitting pic of Scrivens.

Were you saving it for a day like today?

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#16 CMG30
March 28 2014, 11:12PM
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Congrats on the win Oil, never stop fighting!

However, considering the shots against, I'm still glad I missed this game.

If Scrivens keeps this up he's going to get his own statue outside Rexall.

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#17 Oilcruzer
March 29 2014, 01:07AM
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All three stars were Oilers? CHED picks Hendricks as 4 star??? Did Anaheim play????? Did anyone notice the game Hall had???????

Hall was on fire all night. I swear Gagner gets worse every night. He purposely avoids anything where he could dish out contact.

I'll say it. Gagner has the perfect game... For women's hockey. Then again, that's a disservice to their sport. They fight for turf in women's hockey.

Weird game. Anaheim is awesome. No floaters. No cast offs who they try trick the fans as being NHL calibre.

Positives. Marincin. Klefbom. Petty and Ference. First line and Perron and Gordon. Smyth was okay.

Gazdic, Jones... Awful.

And Scrivens. Wow. I focused on him in the third. He bent and stretched and just worked hard the entire game.

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#18 The Last Big Bear
March 28 2014, 11:34PM
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Amazing goaltending, yet again.

Since Scrivens came on board, the Oilers have been playing at a 76 point pace!!

If he'd been around from the start of the season, and the team played at this level all year, the Oilers would be up within reach of 27th or maybe even 26th place.

It's amazing what top-tier goaltending can (not) do!

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#19 Bi-Curious Gord
March 29 2014, 07:16AM
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Leafs Suck

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#20 Oilcruzer
March 29 2014, 08:23AM
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Rod from Viking wrote:

I agree but Gagner actually did hit one of the Ducks D-man on one play last night and the Oilers retrieved the puck. Ryan Smyth can't be resigned by this team, I am so sick of watching him trying to get the record pp goal from the side of the net behind the goal line, I want him to get so he'll retire but stand in the front of the net where 99% of the other ones came from.

Re Gagner.

The first goal for Anaheim wasn't good, although Perron could have recognized the weak side 2 and 1 being set up by Gagner's over commitment to the half board.

The hit he made was out of circumstance. It was the only hit. It was half of what he should have dished out. He let up.

I'm serious here. I focused on him at the game. Every shift. He takes real odd paths, like he doesn't want to be in any area where he might get the slightest contact. He never explodes after the puck carrier. He coasts. The only burst I saw all game was when he saw he had a free path to the top of the far face off circle where he would go unmolested to accept a pass, walk in, and score.

Again. The only time.

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#21 Goon80
March 28 2014, 11:02PM
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Imagine what could have been had the Oilers picked up Scrivens be the starter from the start of the season. Games like these give me hope that once the guys in front of him finally figure things out the Oil will be contending in no time.

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#22 rectal place
March 29 2014, 12:32AM
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otter2233 wrote:

How in the world does Kevin Quinn not once not twice but THREE times say the play was 4 on 4 in OT when it was 3 on 3?? Is it that hard to see each team only had 3 skaters on the ice??

Yea ruined the whole game...

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#23 -30-
March 29 2014, 07:33AM
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@ Wintoon, I hope Gagner scores a goal in each of the Oilers last few games.

Do you see the plan, playing him on the first line? They're showcasing him for a trade for when the season is done.

It's inevitable that one or two of the smurfs are gone before the summer ends. He's gone for sure.

Sell high.

-30-

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#24 Oliveoiler
March 28 2014, 10:49PM
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I don't know who he is, but there is someone who reads this web site and LOVES to slam every commenter. I think we may have a Flames/Canucks mole around. Sniff him out guys, and make him pay for his cheek. He really seems to hate it when someone makes a positive post regarding the Oilers. Hanging is too good for him.

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#25 Oilbaron
March 28 2014, 11:28PM
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I think Petry might have to go, just doesn't look top 4 caliber. Klefbom and Marincin are the future (or nice trade pieces). Nice win!!

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#26 Czar
March 29 2014, 12:31AM
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@Sevenseven

Bill Sr. use to run a goalie school out in Sylvan Lake and Bill was involved in that for several summers as well. It was a natural transition for him after hockey and agree he'd be a major improvement over Chabot. I've always said the Oiler system is where goaltending prospects go to die, I hope that's finally over.

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#27 Anton (still waiting for playoffs)
March 29 2014, 02:30AM
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Ducks undervalue Penner and now is back to haunt them.

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#28 Sevenseven
March 28 2014, 11:42PM
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ThatButthurtOilersFan wrote:

I swear on every post, you seem to rip on Chabot. Why so?

This one never ripped on chabot. But you are right, I dont think he is the best coach.

I dont think he has a very good track record. In his past five years as goaltending coach, he hasnt done anything to prove himself. Dubnyks decline in play being the main example. The comments out of Nashville on his game, and his subpar performance behind one of the best defense in the nhl back could be attributed to Chabot.

It could be the oilers just didnt have quality goaltenders in the system. Bill Ranford in La, maybe his success stems from strong defense in front of his goalies or a deep talent pool. He just has a good record. I understand you dont need nhl success to be a good coach. But as a goalie coach I feel it helps. It is the toughest position to play on the team. Chabots resume and even more so his track record form my opinion on him.

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#29 Chilly Canadian
March 28 2014, 11:56PM
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OilersDynasty wrote:

Why is this Selanne's last game at Rexall when the Ducks visit one more time? I don't get it

Last game cause he doesn't normally play both games in a back to back. Tonight he played, he'll sit vs Vancouver tomorrow. Later, he'll play against the Canucks and sit against Edmonton... At least that's what the media figures.

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#30 nuge2nail
March 28 2014, 11:52PM
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Oiler Domination To Follow

Ekblad - Nurse

Shultz - Klefbom

Marincin - Petry

Scrivens

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#31 Wintoon
March 29 2014, 06:52AM
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Let's not delude ourselves Oiler fans. The Oilers had no business winning the game last night. The Ducks outplayed us badly and the only reason we won was because Scrivens stole one for us. He is special.

On the other end of the spectrum we have Gagner. Notwithstanding the goal he scored, he is abysmal. The next time he intentionally makes contact with an opponent on the ice will be the first time.

Guilty of the same fly by approach is Smyth. Not only is he slow with a lousy shot but he avoids contact on the forecheck. This is totally opposite to the approach taken by good teams. Eakins might want to make a note of this for next season.

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#32 Max
March 28 2014, 10:42PM
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Scrivens = brilliant Team = pretty damned good Eakins = can smile YAY Klefbom = great game

game overall = man oh man, we are starting to look like a team. Keep it up guys, give us poor sorry for ourselves fans HOPE!!!!!!!

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#33 Lowe Expectations
March 29 2014, 01:03AM
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Maybe the Oilers need to do a NBA type promotion. If they give up 50 shots + and win the game, free pizza the next day. I mean if they did it the other way, getting 50 shots and winning, we'd all starve.

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#34 Tom
March 29 2014, 01:32AM
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Max wrote:

Ben doesn't do the butterfly - he does the Fuhr flop - no style, no system, just "I WILL stop the puck" - gotta love him.

I get so sick of the butterfly. I am super pumped about Scrivens. He never gives up on a play and seems to find ways to stop the puck. Let's improve our defense for him and ride him into the playoffs in 2015.

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#35 #ThereGoesTheOilers
March 29 2014, 03:06AM
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Three stars selection - were they watching the same game we were?

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#36 Rod from Viking
March 29 2014, 07:24AM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

It was amazing, that. Absolute clinic on how to skate, hope kids took note.

I don't think in 40+ years of watching hockey I have ever seen a foot race like that,incredible. As far as the 3 stars selection for the most part most games they are pretty accurate but last nights were a bit like 1970's Montreal Canadian home game picks. The negative comments about the post game show on Ched I don't agree with, I think Reid Wilkins and Rob Brown do an excellent job considering who signs their paycheck.

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#37 Chongler
March 29 2014, 01:37AM
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otter2233 wrote:

How in the world does Kevin Quinn not once not twice but THREE times say the play was 4 on 4 in OT when it was 3 on 3?? Is it that hard to see each team only had 3 skaters on the ice??

The same way that 2 goals were scored "top shelf", upon watching the replays, top shelf now appears to be 1ft. off the ice. I think one of those calls may have been Louie however.

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#38 Rdubb
March 29 2014, 02:47AM
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Sevenseven wrote:

This one never ripped on chabot. But you are right, I dont think he is the best coach.

I dont think he has a very good track record. In his past five years as goaltending coach, he hasnt done anything to prove himself. Dubnyks decline in play being the main example. The comments out of Nashville on his game, and his subpar performance behind one of the best defense in the nhl back could be attributed to Chabot.

It could be the oilers just didnt have quality goaltenders in the system. Bill Ranford in La, maybe his success stems from strong defense in front of his goalies or a deep talent pool. He just has a good record. I understand you dont need nhl success to be a good coach. But as a goalie coach I feel it helps. It is the toughest position to play on the team. Chabots resume and even more so his track record form my opinion on him.

I agree with you 110%!!!! I cannot say it better than that... All you have to do is look @ Billy in LA. One must look @ Burke in PHX, how many goalies has he turned into top NHL tenders, many came into PHX as good average goalies, but while there, they turned into above average goalies, some have been mentioned as Top 5, some mentioned as Vezina contenders, some named to national teams for either Olympics or world championships, he must be doing something right...& Billy, while not doing it as long as Burke, has seemed to found his niche after hockey. Dubbie's game absolutely fell apart, he had every chance to become a top flight NHL tender, all he needed was a little (& I mean a little) bit of COACHING. As Trotz said, when he went to NSH, he (Dubnyk) was FULL OF HOLES...

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#39 ubermiguel
March 29 2014, 07:30AM
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@Danger Pay

Great ending, but Ference played horribly the rest of the night. I have seen too many goals this year where he was behind the net watching the puck get past him and into our net.

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#40 netzky99
March 29 2014, 07:50AM
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Anyone else see a little Boris Mironov in Marincin? Loved Bobo! With a few more pounds on M&M's frame he could really develop into something special.

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#41 OilersDynasty
March 28 2014, 11:42PM
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Why is this Selanne's last game at Rexall when the Ducks visit one more time? I don't get it

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#42 Germoil
March 29 2014, 01:58AM
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otter2233 wrote:

How in the world does Kevin Quinn not once not twice but THREE times say the play was 4 on 4 in OT when it was 3 on 3?? Is it that hard to see each team only had 3 skaters on the ice??

I've been noticing how bad Kevin Quinn is at his job lately.

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#43 Rdubb
March 29 2014, 02:35AM
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Sevenseven wrote:

I know ex Oiler coaches and managment is not a popular topic for the nation but...

Can we get bill ranford as the goalie coach out of LA?!

Boo Jeanshorts!!

I don't see why not, he lived in Red Deer, played for the Oil, won a cup with the Oil, won the con smyth with the Oil, hell, shouldn't he too be considered an "Oiler for life" too? Start chanting his name again in Rexall and maybe he'll decide to come back...I don't know what he did, but he sure has done some AMAZING things in LA with all their tenders, look @ what he did with THE PROF, or Quick, or Bernier, even Jones. LA is a goalie pipeline, and Randyford (that's what I called myself playing road hockey, floor hockey, ball hockey & ice hockey in the late 80's and early 90's, hell, I even have an Oiler jersey that is #30 and says Randyford) must have something to do with it...

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#44 ThatButthurtOilersFan
March 28 2014, 11:17PM
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Sevenseven wrote:

I know ex Oiler coaches and managment is not a popular topic for the nation but...

Can we get bill ranford as the goalie coach out of LA?!

Boo Jeanshorts!!

I swear on every post, you seem to rip on Chabot. Why so?

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#45 Drowning in Oil
March 29 2014, 06:55AM
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This win shows that Scrivens is an outstanding goaltender playing on a piss poor team. So we can only expect wins when the opposition gets at least 50 shots on net, hilarious!!!

Mack T and Eakins will hold their heads high like they have conquered Mount Everest now, most comical organization around!!

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#46 Drowning in Oil
March 29 2014, 07:05AM
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nuge2nail wrote:

Oiler Domination To Follow

Ekblad - Nurse

Shultz - Klefbom

Marincin - Petry

Scrivens

Easy now..... That's a lot of offensive in your defensive group. We may need a few tough, durable defensive defenseman.

Just a thought. They seem to be fairly important.

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#47 Rod from Viking
March 29 2014, 07:30AM
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Wintoon wrote:

Let's not delude ourselves Oiler fans. The Oilers had no business winning the game last night. The Ducks outplayed us badly and the only reason we won was because Scrivens stole one for us. He is special.

On the other end of the spectrum we have Gagner. Notwithstanding the goal he scored, he is abysmal. The next time he intentionally makes contact with an opponent on the ice will be the first time.

Guilty of the same fly by approach is Smyth. Not only is he slow with a lousy shot but he avoids contact on the forecheck. This is totally opposite to the approach taken by good teams. Eakins might want to make a note of this for next season.

I agree but Gagner actually did hit one of the Ducks D-man on one play last night and the Oilers retrieved the puck. Ryan Smyth can't be resigned by this team, I am so sick of watching him trying to get the record pp goal from the side of the net behind the goal line, I want him to get so he'll retire but stand in the front of the net where 99% of the other ones came from.

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#48 Rod from Viking
March 29 2014, 08:29AM
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@Oilcruzer

Agree.

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#49 Oiler Al
March 29 2014, 09:37AM
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Lovejoy and Robidias running guys, elbowing etc. Where the frig is Gadzic, when you need him.If his need is for face punching teams other goons, then get him the frig off this team. Hendricks is doing the heaving lifting in looking after the rats, Gadzic, does sheet. He certainly cant play hockey.

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#50 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
March 29 2014, 07:06AM
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@hankthetank

It was amazing, that. Absolute clinic on how to skate, hope kids took note.

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