GDB Wrap Up: Oilers @ Ducks

baggedmilk
April 02 2014 10:58PM

EakinsVictories

Another good effort, but moral victories don't count. Final Score: 3-2 Ducks.

Having a back to back against the Sharks and Ducks is like getting kicked in the balls by the lady that ripped off your tearaways (just me?). If 6 hours of punishment is your thing, you were probably into it. If you've got dainty baby feelings like I do, seeing these two games on the schedule was like having the NHL schedule maker steal my Dunkaroos. It's not cool and it's uncalled for. Not that it really matters at this point. *sigh*

Last night was probably one of the best examples of ELPH that I've seen in a while. Unexpectedly,the Oilers followed that up with another round of it. Who would have thought that we'd get two competitive games against California teams on back to back nights!? (Quick, everyone buy a lotto ticket) Speaking of effort, how good was Taylor Hall tonight? The guy was flying and getting chances at will. At the end of the day, the good effort wasn't good enough for a win. At least the draft whiners are happy.

Wrap it up...

The Bright Side

  • Viktor Fasth we speak your name!
  • Gene Principe put a hockey stick in his pants - I love that man
  • Taylor Hall was a chance machine
  • Everyone sit down...they scored a Power Play goal!

The Face Palmers

  • Dress like a seat night in Anaheim
  • Twitter was more interesting than long stretches of the game
  • Corey Perry is awesomely annoying and it upsets me

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Nation Charity Playoff Draft

Just because the Oilers are a pile of suck and can't make the playoffs to save our lives doesn't mean the playoffs aren't happening. Since we'll all be watching anyway, it's time for you to head over to www.nationdrafts.com and sign up for the Nation Charity Pool.

This year, the sign up fee is only $10 and part of the proceeds are going to the Inner City Children's Program. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for a great cause and bestow upon the winners some heavenly prizes. And don't act like you won't spend $10 on something dumb anyway.  New Pogs can wait, helping others cannot. 

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#51 oilerjed
April 03 2014, 09:27AM
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wergy wrote:

ELPH?

Thanks Wergy, I was too ashamed to ask.

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#52 Posti
April 03 2014, 09:38AM
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oilerjed wrote:

Thanks Wergy, I was too ashamed to ask.

Edmonton Loses Played Hard.

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#53 9 years and counting
April 03 2014, 09:43AM
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There was one play last night where Perry had the puck along the boards. It was obvious from his positioning that he was going to drive the play towards the center. Gagner was positioned well but for some inexplicable reason he decided to follow another Ducks player towards the sideboards leaving Perry a chance to fire off a shot. Immediately followed by a whistle and the customary mouth piece chewing. If Gagner is the center man where was he going? Is the defensive structure taught by Eakins that confusing or has Gagner not figured out defense 101 yet? Sample poll for most annoying post whistle moments of 2013-14 season. Props for Eakins blank stare, trashes for Gagners wanns be Kane mouth piece chewing.

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#54 ubermiguel
April 03 2014, 09:49AM
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LOL! "Shayne Corson rating". Would that be bad-penalties-on-the-ice plus fighting-your-teammates-off-ice plus bar-fights-after-the-game?

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#56 NJ
April 03 2014, 11:01AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

You, sir, may have just won the comments! LOLOLOL

*partied hard.

Fixed.

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#57 Total Points
April 03 2014, 11:38AM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Who would have ever thought that a line of Hall, RNH and Eberle would be so effective?

Amazing creativity, Mr. Eakins. I tip my hat to you yet again

It only took you 74 games to clue in.

I am been saying this all season. This is anther reason that Eakins has to go.

Eberle and RNH look awesome when playing with Hall.

When Gagner and Perron play with hall it does not make Gagner look better. Perron looks the same no matter who he pays with.

Notice how much better the team play when Yak is out. Yak is a great talent but not ready for prime time yet.

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#58 ColourMeImpressed
April 03 2014, 11:43AM
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Total Points wrote:

I am been saying this all season. This is anther reason that Eakins has to go.

Eberle and RNH look awesome when playing with Hall.

When Gagner and Perron play with hall it does not make Gagner look better. Perron looks the same no matter who he pays with.

Notice how much better the team play when Yak is out. Yak is a great talent but not ready for prime time yet.

EVERYBODY looks awesome when playing with Hall.

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#59 Shifty203
April 03 2014, 11:45AM
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Total Points wrote:

I am been saying this all season. This is anther reason that Eakins has to go.

Eberle and RNH look awesome when playing with Hall.

When Gagner and Perron play with hall it does not make Gagner look better. Perron looks the same no matter who he pays with.

Notice how much better the team play when Yak is out. Yak is a great talent but not ready for prime time yet.

This isn't a new idea or concept, and is hardly Eakins fault.

The kids play well together for 3-4 games, then the other teams start taking advantage of their defensive liabilities, and light the kids up until they need to be broken up.

When all 3 commit to playing defense EVERY game, they'll be able to stay together for more than just short bursts.

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#60 Czar
April 03 2014, 11:57AM
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@baggedmilk

I'm curious as to why the writers are able to use the word sh!t in their articles yet the folks posting are not? I use Feb 2/14 as one example and yes I am just killing time until lunch.

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#61 The Swarm
April 03 2014, 12:06PM
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9 years and counting wrote:

There was one play last night where Perry had the puck along the boards. It was obvious from his positioning that he was going to drive the play towards the center. Gagner was positioned well but for some inexplicable reason he decided to follow another Ducks player towards the sideboards leaving Perry a chance to fire off a shot. Immediately followed by a whistle and the customary mouth piece chewing. If Gagner is the center man where was he going? Is the defensive structure taught by Eakins that confusing or has Gagner not figured out defense 101 yet? Sample poll for most annoying post whistle moments of 2013-14 season. Props for Eakins blank stare, trashes for Gagners wanns be Kane mouth piece chewing.

Agree. Saw the same play and was dumbfounded.

He did the very same thing during one of the two shorthanded goals the Rangers scored. The guy just doesn't get defensive positioning, nor will he ever learn at this stage.

Addition by subtraction.

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#63 ColourMeImpressed
April 03 2014, 12:16PM
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@baggedmilk

A swear filter does not make for good moderation on its own. It's not even a very good first step.

Commentary here is quite awful, tbh. =/

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#65 Rob...
April 03 2014, 12:29PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

The comments section is moderated whereas the articles are not. There are auto filters placed on the comments because some people need babysitting. Most commenters are great, but others don't know how to play nice.

Perhaps. What is unfortunate is that many people here have likely typed a respectful post that may have contained a well placed, and arguably necessary, expletive, only to have their whole post disappear without a trace. Would it be so hard to have the 'Post Comment' button trigger a message if a post is going to be bounced so the user can further modify their post?

I don't agree with the filters, but if they're going to exist, they could be implemented better... I swear I had a post blocked because it contained the word h-0-mogenized; how sad.

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#67 bulldog12
April 03 2014, 12:48PM
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Yak who. Don't miss him at all. Time for him to go, a younger version of Ovejekin. Great hockey player, will never win anything. Someone will over pay for Yak for that Dman. After all Ottawa took Hemsky and they think they like him.

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#68 Spoils
April 03 2014, 01:05PM
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Props if you think we start next season with Taylor Hall as Captain.

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#69 Czar
April 03 2014, 01:47PM
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@baggedmilk

I appreciate the response and what you bring to the Nation as well. I'll try to play nice for the remainder of this sh!t show of a season.

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#70 mayorblaine
April 03 2014, 03:17PM
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Bob Nicholson stepping down as President of Hockey Canada. Sounds like the Oilers just found their new Hockey Ops President.

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#71 2015Playoffs?Nope!
April 03 2014, 03:18PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

You're right. The reality is that there's no perfect filter system. That's why we're hiring moderators to look after it instead.

Ill be a moderator... on this site all the time as it is...

seriously. let me know.

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#72 MMAX
April 03 2014, 05:40PM
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Bob Nicholson and 6 Rings should trade positions. Oh wait...then Team Canada will be on the losing end of things for many years to come.

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#73 Ari Gold
April 03 2014, 06:36PM
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The Swarm wrote:

Agree. Saw the same play and was dumbfounded.

He did the very same thing during one of the two shorthanded goals the Rangers scored. The guy just doesn't get defensive positioning, nor will he ever learn at this stage.

Addition by subtraction.

I'm astounded how it seems like Gagner has regressed. He looks as bad as ever this year. I think he's hit a wall with his fight-level and the current Oiler's regime.

1. He looks like he wants out.

2. He's not very good at center.

3. I don't like his face. Or his stupid mouth guard.

Good riddance Gags. I'm sure you're a good guy but that doesn't make up for your ineptitude.

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#74 kale
April 03 2014, 08:07PM
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MMAX wrote:

Bob Nicholson and 6 Rings should trade positions. Oh wait...then Team Canada will be on the losing end of things for many years to come.

And it looks like after tonight, with Calgary winning, we will be the worst team in the western conference by ten points. Unforgiveable - in any other organization heads would roll, but MacT raves about his coaching staff - who is he kidding

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#75 David S
April 03 2014, 08:52PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Agreed 100%. That's why the Nation is hiring moderators to keep an eye on the scoundrels. If you ever see something you don't like, don't hesitate to contact one of us and let us know.

Bots! I DEMAND NOTHING LESS THAN MODERATING BOTS!!!

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#76 Mike Sciarpelletti
April 03 2014, 11:15PM
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The Oilers had a good moral victories record last year. This year has been shame, crippling shame.

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#77 Wax Man Riley
April 04 2014, 02:09AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Agreed 100%. That's why the Nation is hiring moderators to keep an eye on the scoundrels. If you ever see something you don't like, don't hesitate to contact one of us and let us know.

Can I start with the 1-3-1?

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#78 MMAX
April 04 2014, 05:52AM
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And it looks like after tonight, with Calgary winning, we will be the worst team in the western conference by ten points. Unforgiveable - in any other organization heads would roll, but MacT raves about his coaching staff - who is he kidding

Darryl Katz was the worst thing that ever happened to this team. Do you thing the EIG would stand for this?

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#79 Quicksilver ballet
April 04 2014, 09:39AM
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The Fire3 moderating system is a stand alone option to end all need for moderators here.

Would be easier to just fire Lowe, MacTavish and Eakins, but if you'd rather hire and add fuel to the fire, then have ater. Firing solves your problems, not hiring more internet cops.

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