GDT: #44 | Panthers @ Oilers | Jan 10, 7:00 PM | TV: SN-W

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  1. ConnorMcMullet

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    I actually think that the Oilers still have a good shot at the playoffs. It all relies on the next 10 games though. Pretty much all the the teams we play are bad:

    :panthers
    17-17-7
    Lost 3 in a row
    Most recent game 5-1 loss vs Penguins

    :coyotes
    18-21-3
    Lost 3 of last 4
    Lost 6 of last 7 vs Oilers

    :sabres
    23 - 14 - 6
    Good record, but Eichel injury has them struggling to score.

    :nucks
    20 - 21 - 4
    Lost 3 of last 4
    Most recent game 5-0 loss vs Toronto
    Injury to Petterson, leading scorer.

    :flames
    28-13-4
    Good team, but Oilers always show up against them
    Lost 8 of last 11 vs Oilers

    :canes
    20-17-5
    Not a bad team, but definitely beatable.
    We usually get depth scoring against them - most recently a 7-3 win, with McDavid mustering just 1 assist.

    :wings
    16-22-7
    Won 1 of last 8
    Dropped 3 of last 4 vs Oilers

    :flyers
    15-22-6
    League-worst goaltending
    8 game losing streak

    :habs
    23-16-5
    Soft team that struggles VS West
    Lost last game vs Oilers 7-2

    :hawks
    16-22-18
    1-4 in their last 5
    Awful defense, bad goaltending with Crawford out long term.

    All of these games seem very winnable. If we can win 7 of those 10, we should probably have a wild card spot. I don't see the playoffs as a long shot at all considering this stretch of games.

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    As for the GDT itself... I had one idea in mind: to neutralize the opponent before the Oilers play them. I've got a feeling it will spark a winning streak. So the Panther will get shot and Barkov will get squashed.

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    Projected Lines:

    :edmonton

    Chiasson - McDavid - Draisaitl
    Lucic - Nuge - Puljujarvi
    Rieder - Khaira - Kassian
    Spooner - Brodziak - Rattie

    Jones - Larsson
    Nurse - Russell
    Gravel - Benning (Petrovic out, concussion)

    Talbot

    :panthers

    Huberdeau - Barkov - Dadonov
    Vatrano - Borgstrom - Hoffman
    Brouwer - McCann - Malgin
    Hawryluk - Lammiko - Sceviour

    Yandle - Ekblad
    Matheson - Pysyk
    Kiselevich - Weegar

    Riemer

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    GOilers!!!


    EDIT: I just watched highlights of the Panthers last 3 games, and my god they are a mess. Yandle's playing like trash, and Luongo can't save a beach ball. Their PP is awful, they leak more chances against than they create. Offense isn't bad though, we should watch out for their top line. Defense is a mess overall.

    Edit 2: Riemer starting

    Edit 3: Lines, Talbot starting.
     
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    Nice GDT. Hope it works. A 10 game win streak is what we need.

    I think they should do

    Chiasson - McDavid - Draisaitl
    Lucic - Nuge - Puljujarvi
    Rieder - Khaira - Kassian
    Spooner - Brodziak - Rattie
     
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    How about a little "Panther-a" for a GDT tune.

     
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    I hope JJ doesn’t stay on the top line. What a **** show.
     
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    Yotes are bad but play decent against the Oil when they want or get lucky, same as the wings.

    Canes and Panthers can score.

    Flames will be a test as they've come out to play lately.

    Hopefully the Flyers don't play Hart that game. Kid is good.
     
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    Yup. I like Kassian there, but Khaira tries to do WAY too much. Kassian works because he plays a simple game and gets it to McDavid.
     
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    He was also a bozo without the puck. I think last game was the worst game I have seen him play. I still like Kassian up there, he understands the game at that level.
     
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    The refs are going to throw haymakers in this one.
     
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    Too many 3rd and 4th line wingers on this team. That wing depth is pathetic.

    Good game day thread.
     
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    Thanks for the GDT by the way. It looks good.
     
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    send gamby back to Bakers and bring back Benson
     
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    Really prefer the look of the team that included Strome and Caggiula...

    Draisaitl - McDavid - Chiasson
    Caggiula - RNH - Puljujarvi
    Khaira - Strome - Rieder
    Lucic - Brodziak - Kassian
     
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    How is benson looking? I like him having a full year in the AHL.
     
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    I just watched highlights of the Panthers last 3 games, and my god they are a mess. Yandle's playing like trash, and Luongo can't save a beach ball. Their PP is awful, they leak more chances against than they create. Offense isn't bad though, we should watch out for their top line. Defense is a mess overall.
     
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    So they are the Oilers of the east. Fantastic.
     
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    Is it me or does McDavid look less dynamic these days? Not really seeing highlight reel stuff from him lately.
     
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    The Oilers of the last 15 years always blow series of games where they can theoretically do well.
     
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    Where are the GDT polls?
     
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    He's gonna come out with a record breaking 11 point night. Luongo and Barkov retire after the game and Hoffman is benched for the rest of the season.
     
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    Most of McDavid's highlight reel plays come against the Eastern conference teams. It could be because teams in the West are bigger and play tighter defense, but If you watch McDavid highlight videos, the majority of the plays come against the East. Just 3 out of their last 27 games have been played against those teams, so his dynamic plays would have been limited slightly. However, 6 out of the Oilers next 10 are in the East, so there's a chance McDavid will look even more superhuman than usual.
     
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    Riemer starting.
     
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    Alright let's go, lemme tell ya, this @ConnorMcMullet kid is something. Always ready, always creative. Doesn't write unnecessary stuff. That's the kind of GDT poster you want to have on your board. Unbelievable I tell ya. *begins to scream* WHAT DO WE HAVE NEXT? Another GDT? Come on, pick it up. - Don Cherry

    Thx for your effort. Always appreciated.
     
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    How dynamic would anyone look beside 2 4th line players?

    I am regretting being patient and wanting Chiarelli to have another year. I’ll have my crow with mustard and a beer.
     
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    Oilers always play down to the lowest common denominator vs weaker teams.
     
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    THEN WHY THE HELL DIDN'T YOU LIKE THAT POST???

    Lol jk, thanks for the kind words. People like you are why I take time to make them. :)
     
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