Pre-Game Talk: Oilers VS Jets -Oiler fly home for 48 hours

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  1. jumptheshark

    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    Personally I find it a little bit odd that the oilers flew home after the Rangers game and are flying to the Peg the morning of the game

    while the win was good-there are a few things that are of concerns

    --McDavid has been in on 100% of the oilers goals
    --only 6 players have pts
    --5 goals in 3 games

    They looked a little better against the rangers--but against the jets you are playing a better team
     
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    RNH-McDavid-Rattie
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    ex Chiasson-Kassian

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    These are lines at practice today.

    Hopefully we can pull out a win vs Winnipeg.
     
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    The guys had been on the road for 14 days, and I'm guessing yesterday was one of those mandated days off. So I think it makes sense to give them that day off at home instead of hanging out in New York or Winnipeg.
     
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    I think its a great that they came home. They haven't been home for over 2 weeks. Flying to the peg isn't a big deal.
     
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    Laundry day at home haha
     
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    I like how the big road trip that was supposed to be a really good positive bonding experience (stated by the players) is now the worst idea ever and some devestating start to the season. Well guess what Oilers, now it gets HARDER. Jets are tough, the schedule continues against good teams, and the home fans will be out for blood on Thursday against the B's.
     
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    Glad they're sticking with what's working so well. Yeesh.
     
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    At least we get Boston on a b2b.
     
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    Well that "lineup" won on Saturday so I can see him trying to stick with it for another game. Particularly when two of the extras were sat for performance issues.
     
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    The second line is an issue.
     
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    EZ win against Winnipeg
     
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    To be honest a win tomorrow salvages the road trip pretty well.
    Going 2-2 wouldn’t be too bad at all for a 4 game road trip to start the year.

    Anyone know if koskinen might get the start? Getting close to that time if we’re going to want him to play ~20-25 games this year. And we probably want talbot starting the home opener.
     
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    Talbot has only played 3 games in 2 weeks and hasn’t played in 3 days. No point in throwing Koskinen to the wolves in Winnipeg. Would rather have Talbot sharp as he looked like he was starting to find his game against the Rags in a strong performance. I’d play him in the home opener as well.

    Maybe start Koskinen against the Preds on Saturday, but even then if Talbot plays really well in the next two I’d ride the hot goalie.
     
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    Even a loss in WPG tomorrow doesn't mean that it was the worse thing. The bonding was something that hopefully yielded long-term benefits.

    I.E. Guys getting to know each other more and if at some point someone is off personality wise maybe someone steps up and helps the other through it.
     
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    Does inserting Kassian or Chia's son into it improve it? The other three lines had a decent showing, so it's up to themselves to get it going.

    I also didn't mind Todd's double shifting Leon into Rattie's spot or double shifting McDavid into Yamamoto's spot a couple times per period to throw the opposite off a bit for line matching. I don't want McDavid and Leon to be permanent partners on a line, but I like giving them that little push from time to time.
     
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    Hopefully Todd keeps tossing Drai some extra minutes with McDavod in an attempt to get him going a bit like he did last game.

    And I know it’s a crazy thought but maybe try switching up Yamamoto and Puljujarvi if the 2/3 lines struggle in the first. Probably silly of me to think our coach would try doing coach things like that.
     
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    That would probably mean more near the end of the season. No way are players fatigued this early.
     
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    According to who?

    A lot of hfers going on about it but players, despite obviously being disappointed over the games played, were still saying it was a good experience after the NJD game. They are professionals and know they'll win and lose games. Of course no likes to lose but it happens. Fans freak out, players focus on the positive and get ready for the next game.
     
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    Hahaha looks like another year where they try to reinvent the wheel on the PP and fail every time they try.
     
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    At this point putting Reider on the 2nd line is probably our best/most likely bet to fix line two. I'd like to see RNH with LD, but I don't know that they'll break up line 1, just more have LD play at times there.

    Not sure if that means KY completely out or demoted.
    Does he have a shot to put him there? Never really noticed him shoot from that far. I know Strome last year looked to have a shot from there, and I didn't realize it until we tried it.
     
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    It worries me going with Koskinen, but still at some point they have to. He's faced them before in the pre-season and wasn't horrible, and that was against their big guns (rusty but still).
     
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    didn't Rattie have a decent one timer in pre season?
     
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    I wonder if they also just end up sending Koskinen on a conditioning stint to get in some AHL games.

    While he has the NMC, his agent did say he'd be open to the AHL if need be.
     
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    That is not a bad idea. He hasn't played for a while now so it could be good for him. If he doesn't play this one of course.

    AHL is probably more competative than pre-season.
     
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