Post-Game Talk: Make Edmonton Great Again (MEGA)

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  1. Took a pill in Sbisa

    Took a pill in Sbisa 2showToffoliIwascool

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    Hahaha when they signalled the penalty shot, and then the camera showed Talbot's face, I knew there was no chance in hell he was going to save it!

    Well, the Talbot we all know and hate is back.

    Depth sucks. When I saw Puljujarvi and Lucic come on the ice with RNH all I wondered was if RNH did something to piss Hitchcock off. Legit had my suspicions.

    Our defence is still missing 2 top pairing players, even when Klefbom comes back. Meanwhile San Jose trades for a Norris winner to compliment their other Norris winner.

    After the first period I pretended that the Sharks were my team and it felt pretty nice to cheer for a good team.
     
  2. Took a pill in Sbisa

    Took a pill in Sbisa 2showToffoliIwascool

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    Why in the world would you offer $2.5M to Talbot?
     
  3. McSuper

    McSuper 5-14-6-1

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    Because it is the Chia way and it is quite obvious the captain Katz isn’t going to fire Chia
     
  4. McJesusSaves97

    McJesusSaves97 Registered User

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    So we "get" to have the same team pretty much...perfect, sounds great! Just rebuild the rebuilt rebuild...again
     
  5. joestevens29

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    It's gonna be interesting with him. Stauffer has made it sound like Sekera is a long way away from being an NHLer. Has no first step right now

    I could actually see him do the AHL stint, come up for a couple weeks and then go back onto the LTIR.

    The player is going to want to give it one last shot, but is the player going to want to be a healthy scratch for the rest of the year?
     
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    It's funny they said as much on 1260 and said we can beat the bad teams, but just aren't there for the tough games. I too saw the schedule as what should be easier.

    But then again we got our ass handed to us by how many crap teams lately?

    Even our win in Anaheim we were out played for a lot of the game. We just had goaltending finally step up for one game.
     
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  7. nabob

    nabob :]

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    I don’t really agree. A couple of posts robbed him of another three point game last night. Even in the King’s game didn’t he have almost half of our shots on net?

    McDavid is still going 150% it’s just that the level of suck he is surrounded by sometimes drags even the best player in the world down a bit.

    Imagine if he had Stamkos, Point and Hedman to play with, or Marchand and Pasta? He’d be a 200 point player.
     
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  8. McCupofOil

    McCupofOil Still Evaluating

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    Welcome to The Apathy Side. I've been there for a while.

    The Blues loss at home did it for me, I knew right there and then that this was the same team as last year.
    That was the real test coming off the Canucks loss that broke the good vibes to see if this team had real bounce back ability against a supposed inferior opponent at home. That listless performance signaled to me that a severe tailspin was soon to follow. The emotion was sucked out of me after that clunker.

    Of course I could easily get sucked back in if they have another hot stretch because I, just like most of us who post here, have a sickness called Oileritis which is only curable by death.
     
  9. McCupofOil

    McCupofOil Still Evaluating

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    The Oilers have been getting outchanced by a large margin the last 15 games (even when they were healthy) and you're still scapegoating the goalies? Hell, if it wasn't for Koskinen going Vezinen for about 10 games, the Oilers would likely be last in the conference now. The goalies have been a problem but not THE problem.
     
  10. Saskatoon

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    Karlsson 'only' got three points
     
  11. McCupofOil

    McCupofOil Still Evaluating

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    Hall, Eberle, 1st, 2nd, 2nd (Chia comp), 3rd, 6th Strome, Cagguila
    For
    Chia, Larsson, Reinhart, Spooner, Manning and Petrovic

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  12. Aerrol

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    Are you ****ing kidding me? If Oilers fans gave up Rogers would be empty every game instead of sold out. We're angry, vocal and rightfully expect the worst but don't talk **** about Oilers fans giving up. They SHOULD have given up years ago but we're still here, going to games and posting on boards beyond all logic.
     
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  13. DecadeofDarkness

    DecadeofDarkness the real Steal..

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    didn't we lose a 3rd for McLellan as well?
     
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    Well said - totally agree!!!
     
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    We’ll lose them all. Oilers style.
     
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    This needs to be stapled to Bobby N’s and Katz walls. If they can’t see how incompetent Chia is from this alone then I don’t know what to say....
     
  17. LaGu

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    I think you're over-selling being out-chanced. We've been out-chanced in many games, not all, and at least a couple or more of the last 15 games in question became tilted when the Oilers were already up and the other team chasing (COL, ANA come to mind). Things are not looking good right now and the LA game was a back-breaker, but we do have a 2L 2L on-the-road record in Jan so it's not all negative.

    Arizona came out strong at home but after we got that goal in the beginning of the 2nd it was pretty even, despite them chasing at the end. LA, despite being a **** game we apparently out-chanced them after that 1st period (and in Corsi for the full game), Anaheim was pretty much even until we were up 4-0 and SJS... Well let't not talk about that game any more :laugh:

    Anyhow, it's been a rough stretch, that is for sure and I definitely agree that we should not lay the blame on the keepers.
     
  18. FlameChampion

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    I usually watch the Cult of Hockey Podcasts with David Staples and Bruce McCurdy and according to those guys, especially Staples he tends to look at the grade A scoring chances (at least what he views them as grade A scoring chances), and more times than not, I would say the Oilers are usually ahead.

    I believe the scoring chances are viewed how far they are taken from the net. The problem is that we just seem to have a lack of shooters on this team. One of our guys might get a shot in the slot, but they end up just shooting the puck into the goalies pads or crest.

    I know we all blame Talbot and Koskinen about letting in goals on the high glove, but how many of our scorers can actually pick a corner when they have the time and space to do so? Probably just McDavid, Drai and RNH. And theres the problem. Not enough skill on this team. Our depth guys just cant score.
     
  19. StevenF1919

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    If you're interested in this stuff, hockeyviz has some neat shot location tools. You can do game-by-game or full season, and can also restrict it to particular players.

    EDM at ANA
     
  20. Stoneman89

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    First time in forever that about 30 guys didn't post on the pregame that Looch was going to score, and sure enough, he pots one. lol.
     
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  21. 5 Mins 4 Ftg

    5 Mins 4 Ftg Flames came this close to the Cup... Sponsor

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    You forgot a 3rd for TMac.
     
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    5 Mins 4 Ftg Flames came this close to the Cup... Sponsor

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    His ankle seems ok then.
     
  23. Multigrain

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    So is the guy the Oilers got from the Panthers injured?
     
  24. Stoneman89

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    Looks like it, so now we're really screwed.;)
     
  25. Multigrain

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    Time to bring Pat Maroon back. Hitchcock type of player.
    They should have kept Wideman at least he was able to get a couple of assists and help McDavid out.
     

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