Scrivenses, You're the Best

baggedmilk
March 07 2014 12:42PM

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When Taylor Hall scored in overtime how many of you noticed Ben Scrivens race down the ice to join in the celebration? How awesome is this guy? If he keeps up this kind of play and antics we'll be building a Scrivens statue to go along with RX2. I offer a coffee mug salute and multiple fist pumps to our hometown prince!

Since showing up from LA, Scrivens has done nothing but shoot the moon with his studlyness. He's rocking a .941 save% FOR THE OILERS and already has nearly as many saves in 9 games played as he did in 19 for the Kings! (303 saves for the Oilers, 432 for the Kings) I'm not sure how he's managed to keep things going, but whatever he's doing it's working and I love him for it. Just imagine, if Scrivens had been around at the start of the season maybe the Oilers could have been in 23rd place instead of 29th! REBUILDIN' BABY!

When the year started, who would have thought that the Oilers would be using 6 goalies before the year was done? If it wasn't for Montreal picking up Dubnyk for future pistachios, both of the Oilers starting goalies would have finished the season in the minors. That's crazy! I'm not going to go and blame all of the Oilers problems on batch 1 of the goalies, but their sucktacular play certainly didn't help. I'm excited about the Scrivens/Fasth combo and it'll be interesting to see what happens now that MacT has his guys.

The First Lady of Edmonton

JenScrivens

If Ben Scrivens hasn't been awesome enough, his queen seems to be leading the charge as the new Oilers ambassador to the Nation. She's taking pictures with fans, posting post contract jersey shots and winning Twitter every time you look at her account. She coached girls hockey in LA and one would imagine that won't be long before she finds a team to coach here.  After taking a shot from a blog, when Sir Scrivens was first traded, she didn't respond and has been nothing but cool since they arrived. That's champion material.

JenScrivensRexall

If the First Lady thinks Rexall is loud when the 29th place Oilers win in overtime - just wait until we get back to the playoffs. If you've got sensitive ear feelings grab some ear plugs, and you may as well start callusing your hands now - you'll be high fiving more strangers than you'll ever remember. Yeahhhh that'll be sweet.

Scrivenses, we salute you!

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#51 Soccer Steve
March 07 2014, 07:44PM
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"Ben.....Dagobah System....Ben"

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#52 Chainsawz
March 07 2014, 07:45PM
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I thought Princess Scrivens was going to be an issue. Very glad to be wrong.

If Prince Scrivens keeps posting those numbers, give him the keys to the city. Or at least the top floor of Katz Tower that city has paid for a million years.

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#53 David S
March 07 2014, 07:48PM
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Hey congrats to BM and his being officially given an office chair at Oilers Nation HQ. I can only imagine the pillow fights he and Wanye get into avoiding "work" and coin tosses to settle who pays the next Pint bar tab.

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#54 David S
March 07 2014, 07:56PM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Uh, barely above average SV%?

Actually Scrivens leads the league in SV% at present. Yes. The NHL. That league.

Which does bring up the problem of crazy hot goaltending. Anyone here who believes the Oilers have turned the corner with their insane 7-2-2 record over the past 11 games has missed the fact they have been outplayed, often badly, in probably 8 of the games. (Does being outshot 59-27 in a 3-0 win ring a bell?)

They are still so bad it sometimes defies belief. Last night they gave up a clear cut breakaway, for Pete's sake, in the last minute of a tied game. Another shorty given up. A pathetic power play rescued by a softy off the rush. No structure. No try for 50 minutes. But somehow a win against, on paper at least, an outmanned opponent.

Calgary for years got away with mediocre teams heading down the stretch in a playoff race, because Kipper held them in for 70 games. Good goaltending can mask a lot of deficiencies. And crazy good goaltending by Scrivens is papering over a ton of them right now.

For the love of god man just enjoy the wins for what they are - beautiful daisies poking up in a shell scorched battlefield.

None of us are personally affected by whether they win or lose.* It's just a frakin' game. If you have season's tickets and hate the team so much give them up so some of us can get closer to the front of the waiting line.

*Except Kevin Lowe, who I think trolls this site every day. Maybe he's posting as "Wonger". Could be. Never know.

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#55 Rod from Viking
March 07 2014, 08:05PM
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Wonger wrote:

GREAT GAME MARK FRASER!!!! Please lock this gentleman up for at least 3 more years MACT! He is a perfect 5-6-7 D! He even scares me in the warm up! HE LOOKS TOUGH AND IS TOUGH AS NAILS!!!!!!!! GO MARK FRASER!!!!

I sure hope he can increase his foot speed so he has a job next year, it has been a long time since we had someone that wouldn't allow players to get in the goalies grill, the last was Jason Smith, the next will be Darnell Nurse.

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#56 KL
March 07 2014, 08:14PM
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David S wrote:

Hey congrats to BM and his being officially given an office chair at Oilers Nation HQ. I can only imagine the pillow fights he and Wanye get into avoiding "work" and coin tosses to settle who pays the next Pint bar tab.

Maybe it's time to bring the Wonger on board to Oiler Nation!

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#58 Sevenseven
March 07 2014, 08:38PM
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Two goals in nine periods coming out of the Olympic break.

Out-shot in 10 of their last 11 games.

Power play is operating at 10% over the last 10 games.

Shut out twice in the last eight games.

No shots in the first 11 minutes against Ottawa.

Forty minutes late for Thursday’s game against the hurt and lowly Islanders.

And anybody seen Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?

Yup, you guessed it, the Edmonton Oilers are one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League right now.

It doesn’t make a tremendous amount of sense — unless you’re willing to concede, as Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman famously said, that “statistics are for losers” — but this is the most successful stretch of hockey the Oilers have played in nearly three years. #7-2-2 #corsidoesntcount #winscount

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#59 Sevenseven
March 07 2014, 08:38PM
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Two goals in nine periods coming out of the Olympic break.

Out-shot in 10 of their last 11 games.

Power play is operating at 10% over the last 10 games.

Shut out twice in the last eight games.

No shots in the first 11 minutes against Ottawa.

Forty minutes late for Thursday’s game against the hurt and lowly Islanders.

And anybody seen Ryan Nugent-Hopkins?

Yup, you guessed it, the Edmonton Oilers are one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League right now.

It doesn’t make a tremendous amount of sense — unless you’re willing to concede, as Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman famously said, that “statistics are for losers” — but this is the most successful stretch of hockey the Oilers have played in nearly three years. #7-2-2 #corsidoesntcount #winscount

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#60 kale
March 07 2014, 08:41PM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Uh, barely above average SV%?

Actually Scrivens leads the league in SV% at present. Yes. The NHL. That league.

Which does bring up the problem of crazy hot goaltending. Anyone here who believes the Oilers have turned the corner with their insane 7-2-2 record over the past 11 games has missed the fact they have been outplayed, often badly, in probably 8 of the games. (Does being outshot 59-27 in a 3-0 win ring a bell?)

They are still so bad it sometimes defies belief. Last night they gave up a clear cut breakaway, for Pete's sake, in the last minute of a tied game. Another shorty given up. A pathetic power play rescued by a softy off the rush. No structure. No try for 50 minutes. But somehow a win against, on paper at least, an outmanned opponent.

Calgary for years got away with mediocre teams heading down the stretch in a playoff race, because Kipper held them in for 70 games. Good goaltending can mask a lot of deficiencies. And crazy good goaltending by Scrivens is papering over a ton of them right now.

agree with everything Doug said and none of what staples said

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#61 Dan
March 07 2014, 09:27PM
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Haha oilers back in the playoffs! That was hilarious joke to finish the article off with

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#62 Dog Train
March 07 2014, 10:30PM
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I enjoyed his interview on HNIC last weekend as well. He has a good taste in music. He needs a chant because he saves our bacon quite often during games.

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#63 Rdubb
March 08 2014, 07:58AM
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Hopefully, his mates noticed him rushing down into the opposite corner to congratulate Hall & Gagner, and perhaps, fingers crossed, some of that enthusiasm and spirit rubs off on a few of the others. It is too bad, but perhaps being from the Grove has something to do with it (but I doubt it because the teams he'd have cheered for weren't very good either), but the Prof seems to be one of the few Oiler players who seems to have the copper&blue running through his veins, and he has only been here for short time, opps, shouldn't the "core" have it in their veins too? Now, one hasn't heard much about players wives doing much since, it's been a long time. Good to see that she is embracing the Oiler culture. I am also glad to see that she is giving time for the fans too, putting herself "out there" so to speak. I know many wives and girlfriends do a ton behind the scenes either with their spouses charity or with the Oilers wives stuff, but it'd be nice to see more go about visiting and interacting with the fans, showing the fans that they too have the same passion as the fan does. I think it could only help out, all around, maybe even letting the "boys" know that they have as much passion as they do, and perhaps that would rub off on them, and thus they'd show it more often on (& off) the ice. One could hope? Tip my hat to Mrs.Prof, and WELCOME TO OIL COUNTRY

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#64 camdog
March 08 2014, 08:47AM
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Sevenseven wrote:

I dont know about you, but Id take a winning team over a number one pic anyday. Everyone talks about a losing culture, but know is getting upset about winning?! Its a lottery, the 17th place team has a chance at picking number 1. I for one, hope the oilers win down the stretch. I hope the attitude gets better, I hope they become a team I want to watch again. I hope the lowe point is over, and that maybe, just maybe some good goaltending brings this team together. Ekblad will probably be great, but wont help us anytime soon, even if we get him. Id rather be excited for next season, not the draft.

I wish I was watching a winning team, but that isn't the Oilers.

On a side I want a Centre at this year's draft.

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#65 JohnB
March 08 2014, 05:37PM
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If the Oilers as a team take the phenomenal goaltending they have been receiving lately & use it properly then it's a good thing. It can be utilized as a cushion giving them leeway to work on systems & tighten up on mechanics since they don't have to worry about every mistake ending up in the net.

However if they get back to thinking that everything is better because they are winning 70-80% of their games then this franchise is poised to take another huge step backwards!

A huge "Thank you for giving us something to cheer for" to Scrivens for now though :)

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#66 BillHK
March 08 2014, 09:56PM
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@Rod from Viking

Actually the last one was Souray. Tambo really screwed that one up!

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#67 Harlie
March 08 2014, 10:16PM
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Dubnyk for future pistachios! GOLD!! Haha

More baggedmilk, please.

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