Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Del Preston, Oct 10, 2018.
Philadelphia @ Ottawa, 5:30pm (Sportsnet)
Vegas @ Washington, 6pm
Arizona @ Anaheim, 8pm
A little shocked at how bad Provorov has looked to start the year.
Last night he was especially brutal.
I too have him in fantasy, friend
As much as I hate Leafs fans, their offence sure is living up to the hype so far... Matthews with 7goals 10pts in 4 games and Tavares with 6 goals in 4 games. Jesus.
I get the feeling reading certain Main Board threads about this phenomena that a "Is McDavid Overrated" or "Is McDavid the Most Overrated Player in the League" thread is imminent.
Yet they are in the bottom 5 in goals against. Hmmmmmm. How many games will they win if they can't keep the puck out of their net?
They have 6 out of 8 possible points. They had 105 points last year.
Take a wild guess which of the top two scoring Oiler teams post 1988-89 season are. I'll give you a hint, the two highest scoring Oiler teams since then were both in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The whole "offence is dirty and must be secondary to defence!" stuff is nonsense.
You can win playing offence first, you just better be damn sure your offence can back up the hype.
Around the NHL: Week One
Interesting tidbit on goalies in here. Price shortened his stance by .6ft. The link has a visual it sure a lot when you look at it.
Really like the breakdown Woodley gives
its the new nhl....so all of them
It is extremely hard to win playing offense first. Only Pittsburgh has won a cup doing so in the last 10, 20, ??? Years.
Even making the post season is difficult and more than a few teams that do get swept.
It's getting better for those types of teams but I don't think it will ever be a good idea to build your team that way again. Especially since players generally get paid by points and in a cap world that is unsustainable.
PHI/OTT being on national TV instead of the Stanley Cup Final rematch is the most Sportsnet decision ever.
If Ottawa reaches 10 wins before the Oilers, there better be some heads on spears outside of Rogers on full display.
*Not literally though, that'd be gross.
Telus' free preview of NHL Centre Ice was supposed to end last night but it's still working for me.
I tried turning on the knights caps game and mine has ended on Shaw
Hmm, maybe it is Telus' that ends on Oct. 12 and Shaw's that ended last night.
Caps make a pp look so easy.
Arizona is still trash.
Apparently Chayka is not a genius.
I hope Ovechkin never stops scoring goals
He has been a top GM on this board since he was hired because of analytics.
Oh I know but the results have never proven that belief.
Vegas loses again.
I don't know why I enjoy watching them lose, but I do.
Local bully not so tough after being BTFO 4 times in a row on national TV.
another 5GA on that defense...said all along their defense was weak, especially without Schmidt
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