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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  • Forwards G A Pts

    Ales Hemsky 14 54 68

    Dustin Penner 33 29 62

    Magnus PRV 23 36 59

    Sam Gagner 14 37 51

    Shawn Horcoff 18 32 50

    Jordan Eberle 19 28 47

    Taylor Hall 27 18 45

    Gilbert Brule 13 24 37

    Colin Fraser 8 21 29

    Defense G A Pts

    Ryan Whitney 9 25 34

    Curtis Foster 13 17 30

    Tom Gilbert 7 23 30

    Laddy Smid 1 8 9

  • Npanciroli

    I hope this turns out to not be the case but I suspect Lowetide will easily be the winner here.

    Everyone else is far too optimistic (IMO) about Hemsky’s ability to stay healthy and the production of the rookies.

    Oddly enough, the opposite is true about Penner where most of you think he will see little to no improvement.

  • Dyckster

    Hemsky 22-48 70

    Penner 34-27 61

    Gagne 16-40 56

    Horcoff 22-31 53

    Magnus 19-20 39

    Eberle 14-21 35

    Brule 20-14 34

    Hall 13-20 33

    Omark 9-18 27

    Whitney 6-33 39

    Gilbert 10-27 37

    Foster 12-14 26

    Vandermeer 3-16 19

  • b.oilers

    Hemsky 23 47 70

    Penner 30 35 65

    Gagner 16 35 51

    Brule 21 23 44

    Horcoff 20 23 43

    Paajarvi 17 25 42

    Eberle 15 25 40

    Hall 14 22 36

    Cogliano 13 22 35

    Gilbert 9 29 38

    Foster 8 27 35

    Whitney 7 25 32

    Smid 3 10 13

  • ubermiguel

    Taylor Hall 15-25-40

    Jordon Eberle 10-35-45

    Magnus Paajarvi 25-25-50

    Ales Hemsky 20-55-75

    Dustin Penner 30-30-60

    Sam Gagner 18-30-48

    Gilbert Brule 18-22-40

    Shawn Horcoff 20-40-60

    Andrew Cogliano 15-20-35

    Ryan Whitney 5-25-30

    Curtis Foster 10-35-45

    Ladislav Smid 5-20-25

    Tom Gilbert 8-30-38

  • DougWeightProblem

    Hemsky – 21 43 64

    Penner – 28 29 57

    Gagner – 17 36 53

    Horcoff – 20 32 52

    Paajarvi – 20 23 43

    Hall – 22 19 41

    Eberle – 19 27 36

    Brule – 16 20 36

    Omark – 12 18 30

    Gilbert – 9 32 41

    Whitney – 11 29 40

    Foster – 14 21 35

    Vandermeer – 2 9 11

  • Dyckster

    Shawn Horcoff 22-35-57

    Taylor Hall 15-30-45

    Jordan Eberle 20-29-49

    Sammy G 17-34-51

    Dustin Penner 36-33-69

    Ales Hemsky 21 57-78

    Magnus Paajarvi 21-33-54

    Linus Omark 14-20-34

    Gilbert Brule 21-22-43

    Tom Gilbert 11-42-53

    Ryan Whitney 12-36-48

    Kurtis Foster 7-35-42

    Ladi Smid 4-12-16

  • Npanciroli

    Edit: sorry bout the lack of spacing doing this on an iPhone while in class was tricky, btw this will be my first of I’m sure many posts!

    Penner 30-35-65

    Hemsky 20-55-75

    Gagner 17-40-57

    Horcoff 23-29-52

    Pajaarvi 18-30-48

    Brule 23-23-46

    Hall 21-22-43

    Eberle 20-20-40

    Omark 15-20-35

    Whitney 12-30-42

    Gilbert 8-31-39

    Foster 10-22-32

    Vandermeer 4-11-15