GDT: PS #6 // Coyotes @ Oilers // Sept 27 @ 7 PM MST // Streaming

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Have your feelings about this upcoming season changed based on the preseason so far?

  1. Yes! I was a pessimist but now I'm very optimistic :)

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  2. Yes! I was a pessimist but now I'm slightly less worried. :|

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  3. Yes! I was an optimist but now I'm very pessimistic. :(

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  4. Yes! I was an optimist but now I'm slightly more worried. :|

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  5. No! I was always a pessimist and I'm still pessimistic :(

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  6. No! I was always an optimist and I'm still optimistic. :)

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  7. Wow! I didn't know Cloned actually listened to rock music. :o

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  1. Cloned

    Cloned Amazing Alicia

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    GDT TUNES


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    Preseason Game #6
    Coyotes @ Oilers
    Sept 27 @ 7:00 PM MST
    Streaming on Oilers.com
    TV: NHL Center Ice, Rogers Gamecenter (probably)

    Oilers Lines:

    TBA

    Coyotes Lines:

    TBA

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    Please vote in the poll!
     
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    Having flashbacks to NHL 13 with that song.
     
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  3. Cloned

    Cloned Amazing Alicia

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    Mission accomplished. ;)
     
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    Voted no, always optimistic. Had $200 on the Oil making the playoffs before training camp started. Feel better about now than at the time though - mainly based on Rattie’s chemistry with Nuge and McD. Puljujarvi I was always confident would take the next step.

    All we need now is for teams out East to quit gifting division rivals talent for pennies on the dollar (see MaxPac and EK65).
     
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    Well they probably learned that from watching Chia... :sarcasm:
     
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    I've gone from being optimistic that they could make the playoffs to being optimistic they could be in the top two in the division if the defense can hold up. It's still early and they've got a tough start to the season schedule wise so we'll see, but Talbot looks better and overall the forwards look better than I was expecting. Obviously the defense appears to be the weak point, and the special teams are still questionable despite the PP scoring so far in pre-season. The pleasant surprises outweigh the unpleasant surprises though.
     
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    I was optimistic before Sekera got injured.

    Still optimistic until rookie tourney.

    After rookie tourney I realized how much good defense and especially goaltending makes and was pessimistic.

    Currently optimistic primarily because of Talbots stellar play. Was never concerened about our forwards or goalscoring in general. Still am concerned with defense but if Talbots plays like he is that shouldn't be too bad.

    Still only preseason tho, and even more of that to. Beating up on a rather sad Vancouver team doesn't exactly suggest the Oilers are going to steamroll the league.
     
  8. Mr Positive

    Mr Positive Cap Crunch Incoming

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    Well... sure

    Our defense has always been the big problem. In 2016, they were great though, so it can happen. When I think of how Klef and Lars were last season though, man that was rough compared to what I saw previous. Losing Sekera is a huge deal too, since he would have likely come back in 2016-17 form after a "true" 100% recovery, and not what we were seeing last season.

    I will choose to be optimistic though. They don't have to be the best, but even if they are average I think we will make the playoffs.
     
  9. RipsADrive

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    I'd say I'm an optimist and still am after this preseason.

    I was of the opinion that with a few bouncebacks the Oilers would be back in the playoff hunt this year which I'm seeing signs of this preseason.

    On the other hand, like most others, I think the defence is still a huge worry. I'm totally fine with Klefbom, Larsson, Nurse, and Russell but counting on two of Benning, Bouchard, Bear, Jerabek, and Garisson to handle the bottom pair is a scary thought.
     
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    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Cloned doesn't listen to rock music;) what drivel

    This here is some rock;



     
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    Some people are never satisfied. ;)
     
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    Rock music? Butt rock. :laugh:
     
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    I think Montreal did pretty good on the Patches trade.
     
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    Everything looks good except the pp they need to take their heads out of their asses and put Bouchard in for Klefbom and Rattie/JP in for Lucics useless ass. How long do we have to wait to see Mcdavid with 2 cross ice outs is it going to take the same amount of time these clowns took to put RNH/Mcdavid together. I pray Mclellan is either terminated early if it ****s up the teams win loss column or that he actually gets with the times realizes you need multiple threats from the point when you have a player like Mcdavid threading the puck to them.
     
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    Well, if we’re sharing music....
     
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    GreatKeith Ryan Spooner sucks even more than Ryan Strome.

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    It's hard to get a real grip on things in the preseason when we keep playing cupcake teams. The only team that was actually a challenge we lost to, and it's not like we had our big guns in that game either.
     
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    A91 Oilers + Real Madrid

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    Any guesses on lineups?
     
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    I think the Oilers players will play the Coyotes players

    you're welcome :)
     
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    A91 Oilers + Real Madrid

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    Bold take my friend. BOLD
     
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    I've always been optimistic they'd be in the hunt for a wildcard spot, it's been reinforced through pre season so far, especially if Talbot maintains how he's looked early. I think Yawney will be able to get a level of consistency out of our D but it could take some time, so hopefully we get some scoring from the forwards early season to float us.
     
  22. nexttothemoon

    nexttothemoon 1 out of 13 ain't bad.

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    I was neutral... thought they'd be a borderline wildcard team but likely just miss... somewhere in that 90-95 pt range... and realistically I still think that's where I'd still project them... maybe moving my guesstimate up slightly towards the 92-95 pt range.
     
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    I always have the Oil winning the cup every October! Nothing's changed this year
     
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    I am the Liquor 1 in the surf, 2 in the turf...

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    Oilers win the President’s trophy but fall just short of the cup or win the cup but fall just short of the President’s trophy, I’m not sure which.
     
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    Oilers Propagandist #Original 7 #07 #Canada'sTeam #AINEFC

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    :edmonton with a 2012 kings run.
     
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