ROBIN’S LUCKY 13

In what is sure to evoke a season of name calling, twitter flame wars and sleepless nights, Robin Brownlee decided to pit the wits of the entire OilersNation against one another. The list of dos, don’ts and rules can be viewed here. The teams can be viewed here. May the Gods have mercy on your soul if you have already submitted your projections.

We set our alarm clock for the first time in a couple of months to get up early to post this. Now remember, no one has seen each others picks. If you intend on submitting your own team, do it before you read our particular picks. If anyone else predicts the triumphant return of Jason Soules we are going to call shennanigans.

He is our dark horse.

THE WINNERS

Self titled, this team of inside information getting, free pressbox popcorn eating know-it-all types are laying their good names on the line with this set of picks. Press Integrity be damned, they are in the game.

BROWNLEE

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Hemsky 26 49 75
2 Penner 30 34 64
3 Horcoff 22 40 62
4 Gagner 19 39 58
5 Brule 18 30 48
6 Eberle 17 28 45
7 Paajarvi 18 25 43
8 Hall 16 27 43
9 Cogliano 17 24 41

 

  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Whitney 13 35 48
2 Gilbert 10 36 46
3 Foster 8 30 38
4 Vandermeer 5 14 19

Note: Brownlee’s original 105 point prediction for Hemsky was a typo on our part. Team Eberle Sabotage! Intrigue!

GREGOR

 

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Penner 28 33 61
2 Hemsky 26 50 76
3 Gagner 23 37 60
4 Hall 19 25 44
5 Horcoff 24 42 66
6 Eberle 20 25 45
7 Paajarvi 18 19 37
8 Cogliano 19 24 43
9 Brule 19 20 39

 

  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Whitney 12 31 43
2 Gilbert 9 31 40
3 Foster 13 18 31
4 Vandermeer 3 13 16

80s TEAM THEME

 

THE JORDAN EBERLES

Despite the formidable handicaps of not actually knowing anything or anyone who can provide a juicy tip for this excercise, the Jordan Eberles have put together what seems to be a fine roster of picks. We have also heard that baggedmilk has impeccable hygiene and Wanye is assembling a pretty decent sword collection of late.

BAGGEDMILK

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Hemsky 21 51 72
2 Penner 31 29 60
3 Gagner 15 43 58
4 Horcoff 18 37 55
5 Hall 22 31 53
6 Eberle 23 30 53
7 Paajarvi 19 30 49
8 Brule 20 25 45
9 Cogliano 18 20 38
  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Whitney 6 30 36
2 Gilbert 5 30 35
3 Foster 10 24 34
4 Smid 3 15 18

WANYE

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Hemsky 22 50 72
2 Horcoff 17 40 57
3 Penner 24 30 54
4 Gagner 16 35 51
5 Eberle 10 40 50
6 Brule 21 25 46
7 Hall 10 35 45
8 MPS 14 25 39
9 Cogliano 10 25 35

 

  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Gilbert 9 35 44
2 Whitney 8 31 39
3 Foster 7 24 31
4 Vandermeer 2 14 16

80s TEAM THEME

 

THE NERDS

 

Quick! What’s 4+4? How many assists did Jason Strudwick have in 1998? What is a short handed goal?

If you even thought of answering, this team is for you. Willis has radioed HQ to let us know his picks will be along later today but Lowetide is prompt as always. And probably bang on correct too!

WILLIS

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Hemsky 22 45 67
2 Penner 27 30 57
3 Gagner 20 35 55
4 Horcoff 19 32 51
5 Hall 17 26 43
6 Eberle 18 21 39
7 Paajarvi 16 22 38
8 Cogliano 14 22 36
9 Brule 14 18 32

 

  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Gilbert 6 31 37
2 Whitney 9 26 35
3 Foster 5 22 27
4 Vandermeer 3 13 16

LOWETIDE

  FORWARDS
    Goals Assists Points
1 Penner 35 35 70
2 Hemsky 18 48 66
3 Gagner 16 37 53
4 Horcoff 13 29 42
5 Hall 20 20 40
6 Brule 18 22 40
7 Paajarvi 12 18 30
8 Cogliano 10 20 30
9 Eberle 12 17 29
  DEFENSE
    Goals Assists Points
1 Gilbert 9 33 42
2 Whitney 8 26 34
3 Foster 9 18 27
4 Smid 1 9 10

80s TEAM THEME

 There you have it Nation. You may now chirp the picks above or enter your own.

RB UNAPPROVED PRODUCT PLACEMENT 2

 

 

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  • DAMMMMIT! I missed the extended deadline…oh well, once again work got in the way.

    Hemsky 20 65 85

    Gagner 20 40 60

    Penner 25 35 60

    Horcoff 15 35 50

    MP 15 30 45

    Eberle 20 20 40

    Brule 15 25 40

    Hall 15 20 35

    Cogs 20 13 33

    Gilbert 15 26 41

    Whitney 10 26 36

    Foster 12 21 33

    Smid 1 9 10

  • treevojo

    sorry just got home from work out east…. hope this is in time!

    Hemsky 25 60 85
    penner 30 50 80
    gagner 20 55 75
    eberle 18 50 68
    magnus 17 45 62
    horcoff 17 44 61
    hall 20 40 60
    brule 20 38 58
    cogliano 15 35 50

    whitney 17 33 50
    gilbert 12 38 50
    foster 16 34 50
    smid 3 20 23

  • Wiggleswag

    Just to get Omark in:

    Hemsky 25 58 83 Horcoff 18 44 62 Gagne 15 51 66 Penner 34 34 68 Paajarvi 23 18 41 Brule 21 28 49 Eberle 20 20 40 Hall 20 18 38 Omark 21 21 42 Whitney 11 36 47 Gilbert 9 36 45 Foster 15 28 42 Smid 4 15 19

  • Wiggleswag

    “ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 2 P.M, EDMONTON TIME TO ALLOW ALL THE SMART GUYS WHO HAVEN’T YET POSTED TO ENTER”

    Small comfort to those who missed the extended deadline, but you can still post before JW even it it doesn’t count. Dog ate his slide rule?

  • Offthebandwagon

    Forwards
    Gilbert Brule 22-20-42
    Andrew Cogliano- 16- 14-30
    Jordan Eberle- 20-26-46
    Sam Gagner-19-35-49
    Taylor Hall-16-18-34
    Ales Hemsky-24-56-80
    Shawn Horcoff- 24-35-59
    Magnus Paajarvi-20-20-40
    Dustin Penner-35-35-70
    Defensemen
    Kurtis Foster-14-20-34
    Tom Gilbert-16-26-42
    Ryan Whitney-17-22-39
    Ladislav Smid-8-18-26

  • NO WILLIS? You guys are kidding, right. Did I read we have no Willis? Our best numbers guy? That will not do.

    Because all this calculating and extrapolating can take time, I’m giving Willis a one-time “WILLIS ONLY” exemption that’s good until the puck drops between the Oilers and Flames tonight. Wanye, tweet him, phone him, do whatever it takes. Even though Willis clearly has an added advantage because he can now study your numbers and ride Lowetide’s coattails, he MUST be in.

    There is no ducking the LUCKY 13 showdown between Gregor and I (TEAM WINNER) and TEAM NERD. Stand and deliver.

    • Its quite possible Willis is working out in the field. I know that his is incommunicado from time to time up there in Ft. St John.

      I’ll tweet his facebook and have it rerouted to his mobile phone. I haven’t seen the Willis Only exemption used since 1998. This is a big day indeed.

      • Hemmertime

        Ouch hes in Ft. St John? I just hope hes alright then. That was the only town I felt less safe in than Ft Mac standing next to crackheads. The kids at the movie theater in the mall looked very stabby.

        Too late for Top 13? šŸ™ I go to bed at 8 am, booo

  • O.C.

    Thanks for letting those other guys in late. It really woulda sucked if those of us who were fortunate enuf to have workable timetables were the only ones in.

    Besides, gives some of us a better chance to have someone enter a worse set of predictions than our own.

  • Wanyes bastard child

    Well poop on a stick…

    I just got home from work and I missed the whole thing šŸ™

    I work in construction yah no, not sitting in front of a computer all day…

    *shakes Fist angrily in Wanyes direction.

  • Bucknuck

    Hemsky 28G, 58A = 86 pts

    Penner 34G, 35A = 69 pts

    Horcoff 25G, 34A = 59 pts

    Gagner 18G, 37A = 55 pts

    Eberle 16G, 34A = 50 pts

    Cogliano 23G, 24A = 47pts

    Paajarvi 22G, 24A = 46pts

    Brule 17G, 24A = 41 pts

    Hall 18G, 21A = 39 pts

    DEFENSE

    Whitney 12G, 33A = 45 pts

    Gilbert 17G, 27A = 44 pts

    Smid 5G, 17A = 22 pts

    Vandermeer 6G, 13A = 19 pts

  • Additional note:

    I do solemnly swear that I looked at nobody else’s predictions prior to making my own. After I got Wanye’s email, I fired up NHL.com and behindthenet.ca, and put together my picks, and only then came to this site.

    • positivebrontefan

      Glad you’re in, but I’ve got to say I’m extremely disappointed that Tyler Dellow didn’t see fit to enter.

      He’s busy hacking on me over at his site, and that’s fine because I do the same, but not putting his money where his mouth is by gracing us with his best guess? Bad form.

  • OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F

    Im not great with assists so dont pay great attention to that but here it is: (g-a-p)
    hemmer 25-50-75
    penner 35-35-70
    eberle 25-30-55
    gagner 22-30-52
    mps 26-24-50
    horcoff-23-25-48
    hall 26-20-46 (hopefully) more likely 18-15-35
    cogliano 17-20-37
    brule 15-18-33
    stortini 5-4-9
    macintyre 1-3-4
    jones 2-4-6
    Defence
    whitney 9-30-39
    gilbert 8-25-33
    foster 10-20-30
    vandermeer 2-15-17
    smid 1-15-16
    peckham 3-12-15
    strudwick 0-4-4
    Goalies (sv%-gaa) (goalies play great but a lot of shots against- jdd finally puts it all together)
    jdd 909-2.99
    dd 906- 2.95
    bulin wall 911-3.05