Post-Game Talk: Oilers win a defensive battle? Oilers won a defensive battle!

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    Well done, Edmonton Coyotes!
     
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    He was standing on the precipice of the ledge and had an epiphany, and decided to come back. Let's hope he realizes how close he really was to being out of the best league in the world, and throwing away a lifetime opportunity that very few get.
     
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    I missed that. What was Francis blathering about?
     
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    Smith - First, Second and Third star. Without him, this could be 4-2 Flamers.

    That's now 4 solid games out of five, so hopefully people will lay off him for a while. At least until a game where our team leaks multiple chances and the opposition finally cashes in on them.

    Khaira, Haas, and Puljo our best forwards by a mile.

    Barrie did what was expected. Some great offensive plays mixed with some defensive gaffes.

    But Smitty was outstanding.
     
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    Nvm see it here lol
     
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    I posted it above...maybe on the previous page now?
     
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    Oh, and a HUGE shoutout to Darnell Nurse. What a game, and what a stud!

    Honorable mention to Russell and Larsson.
     
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    I don't like Francis but he was gushing over Puljo for a good 2 minutes. And what he said about the Oilers depth is probably not entirely untrue , if you take off the orange blinders. We only have a short sample of the so-called depth, and it's looking good at this point. Like so many things with this team, it's a wait and see. But as a fan, I'll enjoy what we bring to the table right now.
     
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    I think Treliving should be the first to go...not that I want him to be, he's doing an excellent job from this Oilers fan view through rose colored glasses.

    I thought he signed a lengthy extension but it carries him through the '23 season. He's made some bizarre HC hires with all of them really, when better coaches were available. Peters I suppose he gets some sort of mulligan on that one but the Flames were awful under him last season so who knows what would have transpired.
     
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    2016-17 Larsson was at current Nurse levels imo. Pronger of course was at a higher level than both.
     
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    Larsson was very good back in '17, but there is no way he brought near the skating and rushing the puck out of the zone and offensive chops of Nurse this year.
     
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    Here's a theory. The Oilers have a lot of Canadian players (15 as of last season). We also have the least Americans and least Russians (no Russians) in the league. And there is something about Canadian hockey culture that discourages players having big personalities. The Capitals on the other hand have long had the least Canadians in the league (they had 5 as of last season). Maybe this plays into the culture of the team?

    Numbers from Breaking down each NHL team’s roster by nationality – 2020
     
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    Sure, but similarly Nurse isn't bringing the same consistent physical shutdown defence Larsson did. They're different players, I simply think 2017 Larsson and current Nurse are on a similar level of play.
     
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    Nurse providing elite play at both ends though, which Larsson never has.

    Nurse playing like a $7-8m d-man. You think Larsson’s play was THAT good back then? I’d say more like $5m.
     
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    Yeah, it's kinda funny seeing people getting mad at some talking head for questioning our depth when that happens all the time on this board.

    In fact, we have a "Fire Holland" thread where it seems his biggest sin, according to a lot of posters, was not sufficiently addressing our depth issues despite having no salary cap to work with.
     
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    Larsson was a really good complement to Klef, but I don't think he had close to the same impact Nurse is having right now.
     
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    I think the timing of criticism is what makes it a dumb comment by him.

    In the last five games, Chiasson, Khaira, Pulju, Ennis and the #4C(Shore/Haas combined) are leading the team in even strength points.
     
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    he is playing upwards to 30 mins a game. He is not getting spoonfed minutes as you claim
     
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    lol
     
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    McDavid, Nuge, KK, and Bouchard all could do with a review of the game tape of their defensive zone coverage; I don't know why Tipp keeps Nuge and Yams separated, considering they looked better defensively and offensively when together.
    Kahun looked good, but his linemates and D-men fumbled a few plays for him. I think he deserves a shot with McDavid and Pulju.
     
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    Rittich made way bigger saves than Smith did. He flat out stones Draisaitl and Archibald, plus makes other nice saves on Khaira x2 and Koekoek. Not saying Smith wasn’t good, he was but so was Rittich.
     
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    Shows we have more depth IMO. This time next week , could be on top of the North
     
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    Rittich was good too, but Smitty made one more save than him. Maybe Rittich can have 3rd star, but that's as far as I'll go for a Flamer.;)
     
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