Post-Game Talk: Oilers Getting Cocky

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  1. rboomercat90

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    Got a bonus for it. Snatched it away from Eichel in the final game of the season. He wasn’t happy about it.:laugh:
     
  2. Todd from Leduc

    Todd from Leduc Connor “The Next Great One” McDavid

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    Big win boys, 2 points out of the playoffs can I get a FRIG WOOOOO!

    BOILIEVE
     
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    THIS ONES FOR YOU TODD!

    FRIG WOOO!!!
     
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    Minny sure looked bad. They just let guys walk by them. In their own end they were closer to the puck a lot, but didn't even try go for it.

    It was like we were wearing Minny jerseys


    Good call on Talbot. Guy showed he was mad and went back and played like a guy that had to play for something.

    Do like that Hitch was off the bench longer than Russell. Gotta love the NHL concussion protocol.
     
  5. Drivesaitl

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    Why make an interpretation that purposely casts the rising star player in a poor purview. The reader is left to wonder from your posts at what Darnell stated and how bad it was. You make it sound as if Nurse was blatantly disrespectful of the city. That's what one is left with after your posts. Fortunately we have the actual interview to compare it to, and viewing that leaves one with an entirely different impression than you had.

    Lets Embrace and Celebrate instead that Darnell Nurse is on a months long run of being a near elite D producer, supporting offense, making plays, being an integral part of the PP, etc.
     
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    Instead of a 68 point team, we are a mighty 75 point team now.
     
  7. Todd from Leduc

    Todd from Leduc Connor “The Next Great One” McDavid

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    Ya bud!
     
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    I know that playing with playoff intensity in the regular season can't happen for more than a handful of games, but the parts I watched they simply looked like they played better in ways that weren't related to effort - more crisp passing, less dumb turnovers. Looked improved mentally and more focused.

    My question was more, why aren't they focused in the other games.
     
  9. GMofOilers

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    Game of inches, so much parity in this league.

    You could say 1 win in last 7 games, or you could say got points in 3 of last 4 games.

    Tough task tomorrow, but if, and its a big if, we can win against the Sharks, things are looking up.
     
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    Minny is an extremely bipolar club. You never know which version you are getting. Two of the Oilers goals were pure gifts. One on a really stinky goal that Dubnyk let in. (he still seems to do that more than other high calibre goalies) another on a horrendous misplay by Zucker who got stripped in NZ on an easy dump in opportunity while his team was changing lines. These were AWFUL misplays. You can't make 2 mistakes in a game that bad that result in GA and expect to win. Those were the difference.
     
  11. Drivesaitl

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    Nah, the puck battle level last night by the Oil was very intense. Especially around the Oiler net it was a warzone. Its energy expended, and as much as anybody wants it games like that don't occur in regular season every night. They don't even occur anymore in every game in playoffs. With players getting stronger, harder to play against physical expenditure increases. The amount of battle required in hockey has drastically increased, but conversely the amount of games has stayed the same. This favors clubs that have deeper lineups or that can win with speed vs muscle. The Oilers are stuck in the same current no mans land as the LA Kings. A big team that extends a lot of effort to win games. Kings have to dominate an opponent to win. They can only do that so many times. Same thing with this current Oilers roster.

    Look at Khaira for instance. Shifts in opponent end where it looks as his life depends on maintaining puck and using puck possession as a defensive tactic. But you won't see that every night. The Oilers were particularly engaged in this one. They've shown they can play around 3 games in a row like this. Then they are back to being taxed. The usable roster here is far too thin.
     
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    We usually make numerous mistakes like that a game.

    We've also had teams make those mistakes against us in the past, but we never would capitalize. Team really needed that one last night
     
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    Thank God all the wildcard teams out west are horrible. It's great fortune the Oil are still in the mix but this window will close up quick if a couple teams get hot. Seems now that Blues and Hawks are favorites. Gotta muscle one out
     
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    I think most people are resigned to the fate of the team.

    Missed the game last night but it sounds like there were some positives namely Talbot so enjoy the win while we can because the next one might not come for a while.
     
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    Don't you mean one of the laziest contracts in the league? ;)
     
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    Way to double down.
     
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    Safe bets are my thing.
     
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    I like you better when you're optimistic. :(
     
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    I liked me better too when I was optimistic. :(:(
     
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    Hopefully Stitchcock didn't have too bad a headache today.
     
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    I forgot about that :laugh:
     
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    Boob Stuffer reveals himself.
     
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    Fair enough, I do love Darnell Nurse, jumped the gun on quick judgement
    Well said
     
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    That win was easy peasy...no?
     

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