GDT: #15 // Oilers @ Lightning // Nov 6 @ 5:30 PM MST // TV: SN-West

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Florida?

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  1. Cloned

    Cloned Amazing Alicia

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    GDT TUNES


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    Game #15
    Oilers @ Lightning
    Nov 6 @ 5:30 PM MST
    TV: SNET-W

    Oilers Lines:

    TBA


    Lightning Lines:

    TBA

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    Please vote in the poll!
     
  2. Cloned

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    Let's take a deep breath, reset and get back on the same page for this one. :)
     
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    Get Talbot outta there.
     
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    Hoping for Koskinen as well.
    Perhaps Rattie gets back in.
     
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    Hoping for

    RNH - McDavid - Rattie
    Rieder - Draisaitl - Chiasson
    Lucic - Strome - Caggiula
    Khaira - Brodziak - Kassian

    Pulju and Yama to the AHL.
     
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    Bathsalts and cannibalism.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] lol that escalated quickly.
     
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    Rattie should be in the lineup. I personally don't think he's a first line player despite his preseason success, but what other team sidelines a healthy first liner for multiple games? Personel decisions have been puzzling all season.

    RW is still a big question mark. Preseason play never held much weight to me. Chiasson has been great obviously but it won't last. Yamomato hasn't produced at all despite being a fixture in the top 6, our treatment of Puljujarvi is laughable, Caggiula has worked but it's like Chiasson overperforming, and Rattie is still unproven and a 2RW at best imo. When Chiasson/Caggiula fall back to earth we're going to have a big hole in one of the top two RW spots.

    How has Strome played all 14 games? Bench this kid please, oh wait he's been in the league for 6 years. An offensive blackhole, butter soft, and has taken a few absolutely boneheaded penalties too. Don't get why he's given a long leash when we've seen Brodziak, Puljujarvi, even Rattie as healthy scratches. He does absolutely nothing out there except force passes and give away the puck. Even Lucic has been hustling out there and throwing hits.

    I think we're only doing well because of the structure introduced by our assistant coaches. Oh and Connor McDavid. Team depth is going to be a problem imo.
     
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    thadd Oil4Life

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    I don't suppose it would be too early to start looking for next season's starting goalie now....
     
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    I'm cool with it. Tell them they don't need to bother asking when they're being brought up till they're at least leading the team in points.
     
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    If you're old enough to get the "hanging chads" reference, that's strike one.

    If you're old enough to get the Miami Vice reference, that's strike two.

    I've already struck out, so...
     
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    On to the next one on to the next one.

    Yeah I'm ready to throw in Koskinen. We know the Bolts have some offense that's always ready.
     
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    first thing I think of Florida is getting drunk at the Quaterdeck pub in Ft Lauderdale
     
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    nexttothemoon 1 out of 13 ain't bad.

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    I'd like the Oilers to beat the Lightning.

    I like when they win.
     
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    It's probably time to send JP and Yama down but I would give Jesse an opportunity on the top line before that..at least for one game. He's playing harder but I still believe he needs to have a decent shot on a line with offensive players instead of in the 'dead zone.

    I'd play Koskinen over Talbot for this game.

    Put Rattie back in on the 2nd and rotate up to 1st if JP isn't working.

    Maybe Caggiula can spark the 3rd to score a goal?

    Even though Khaira had a decent couple of games, he's just not playing that 'safe game we were getting from him. I'd sit him..at least for one anyway.

    Chaisson... keep him on the #1 pp (over Lucic) but I'd slide him down to replace Khaira, at least for a game or two.


    RNH - McDavid - Puljujarvi
    Rieder - Draisaitl - Rattie
    Lucic - Strome - Caggiula
    Chiasson - Brodziak - Kassian
     
  16. GMofOilers

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    Koskinen time!!
     
  17. Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused Ludicrous speed, GO!

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    I think this is the best approach.

    With the defence how it is (playing solid, but can't generate/support the offence), I think you're better off having a forward core that a bit more grinding focused, and letting McDavid, Drai, and Nuge be the game breakers.

    The Condor's seems able to score, so let Yama and Pulju join that environment and build up their confidence.

    This isn't a long term solution, but it buys you a bit of time.
     
  18. GMofOilers

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    This will be Koskinen 3rd game in the last 4 games played.

    Just incase any fans are wondering which goalie is playing better at the moment.
     
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    Blackhawks fire Quenneville
     
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    I can feel it coming in the air tonight...

    Like incoming.

    Not having huge hopes for this game. I was expecting bad things on this road trip. We'll see.

    Another day in paradise might have been a better choice DJ;)

    But man, the Oilers are going to have to tighten up their coverage and attention. They got real complacent against Caps and at no point in that game were they defensively solid. Talking all players on ice. Every goal was a complete break down and loss of coverage. As bad as the first two were the Oshie goal was probably the worst. If our most responsible Center isn't picking up a prolific goal scorer cloaking in what on Earth.. It looked like Eakins era last night.
     
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    Even multiple Stanley Cup winners fire their coaches. hmmm. In the Kings case firing the coach that replaced the fired coach.

    The Hawks firing is especially odd. Is it Quennevilles fault guys like Debrincat are half court players that don't give a toss about own zone?
    Or that Toews as plummeted to where he is now? Indistinguishable from Dustin Brown?

    The hawks were playing better than anybody expected this year. I was fully pencilling them in for an out of the playoffs season.
     
  22. BlackMcDog

    BlackMcDog we still suck, still.

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    GreatKeith Ryan Strome sucks.

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    Oilers should be all over that, but they won't be. He'll probably end up in Calgary or something.

    Lightning are licking their chops about this game.
     
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    To add a little more fuel to the fire, sure the Caps are the defending cup champs but they were a non-playoff team prior to last night's game whereas Tampa is #2 overall in the league (and one pint behind Nashville). Koskinen gets the top two teams in the league in short order.

    It makes you wonder where the coaching staff's head is at as they could easily have started Koskinen again last night with the day off between games.

    I give the net back to Talbot against the Panthers. If he has a **** game, win or lose, Koskinen becomes the starter in my opinion.
     
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    Betting trends doesn't look good for Edmonton
    -Home team has won the last 11 of 12 match-ups vs Tampa Bay
    -Edmonton has not won in Tampa Bay since Oct 12, 2009. Nine years
    -Lightning on a 2 game winning streak, being the #1 team in the Eastern conference and #2 team in the NHL

    But the stats I believe will win the game and break the 9 year curse:
    -Koskinen is 3-0 with a 0.935 SV%
    -Victor Hedman is injured
    -Oilers are 5-1 in last 6 road games

    If they win, they'll be the first/only team in the NHL to beat the #1 seeds in both conferences in their home arena
     
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