Post-Game Talk: Same Ol' Oilers

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  1. joestevens29 Registered User

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    The only thing I didn't like is he tried too many times to split the d. There was literally no room. I suspect he'll make adjustments and try avoid those types of plays if the Vancouver d are going to play that tight.
     
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    Lets close this thread...new day...new game...new GDT please....also be all positive after only one L to start the season...nothing happened yet...we can jump from the bridge after we lose again today :)
     
  3. GreatKeith Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!

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    Boy they better win tonight after that shameful game.
     
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    Anyone else think the ice was horrific as well? Thought I was watching a June game in Florida, though maybe that was the empty arena
     
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    "I don't know who needs to hear this" but I think that commentator was imbibing his energy into the team....
     
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    When will Kassian get the boot from the top line jfc
     
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    And there is always next season...
     
  8. GreatKeith Nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!

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    He needs a boot from this team. That extension was a massive error.
     
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    Whats actually more gut wrenching is that Toronto won.
     
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    Yeah that was pretty much it. Canucks defense was pretty good and Holtby was really solid though. But the game came down to unimaginably stupid defensive zone plays (Larsson made 2 by himself, lol)
     
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    Yeah, none of that was the tenders fault. Yeah, I guess he didn't make any "big saves", but he was hung out to dry on essentially every single goal, except maybe the 2nd Boeser goal which was a ridiculous shot by a very good shooter.
     
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    I think Haas takes his job this year for sure. Haas plays a WAY better defensive game and has enough speed to have an impact. What does Khaira actually do?

    The reality is that we are talking about the 4th line C, and the problems with this team are our D. We could have the worlds best 4th line C, but if we have players like Larsson playing like they did last night (Nurse/Bear, I thought played fine actually), directly responsible for 2 GA, well....
     
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    How exactly was he to do that? He brought in Barrie for a really cheap deal, but other than that? Piets was the only really good Dman available in the off-season. Schmidt became available late in the game because Vegas needed to dump money, and our cap was already full at that point. I can't blame Holland for that.

    If he doesn't do something to address the defense next off-season though, where we have lots of cap room, THEN I'll be pissed. But Holland can't invent cap space, so I can't blame him.
     
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    Khaira just floated around again. Kassian is trash when there are no fans. Kick him out of that top line. Anyone with some jump or juice instantly makes the top line better
     
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    I had one massive misgiven about the Kassian extension. I realize why they did it. My problem is that when we were in close games and we needed our best players were on the ice, most games I watched last year and in the bubble? He was on the bench, I did not watch all games, but most games
     
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    I really never thought of it until Gazzola mentioned it, but when was the last time we had a line of all right shots?
     
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    Yeah, Nurse was, by far, our best defender last night. Low bar and all I know, but still.
     
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    you care about them that much?
     
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    Smith with the start tonight...
     
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    The Kassian we got in the playoffs a few years ago was a cruel illusion. he's basically been a ghost since unless someone gets under his skin (which isn't hard to do).

    Extending him was a mistake. He's been invisible since the extension.
     
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    Pretty much. Not much he could do. The hope and I don't like hoping for this is that one of the young guys can step up.

    The other hope was that by adding Barrie that it gives our defense a different look. It may not help with the battling issues we have, but it should help with getting the puck out quicker. And at the end of the day given what was available it was well worth the shot
     
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    I don't know how anybody who watched that game could come away with this impression. Kahun was all over it in the offensive zone especially in the second half of the game. The entire line was creating tons of chances every shift seemingly.
     
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    To be expected but outside of back to backs we should be staying away from Smith. There are a few, thank goodness not many, who are calling out goaltending for last night's fail... Completely not true. Sad as it is to say he was one of our better players. As most others noted he was left out to dry on all but one of the last goals. You honestly don't see that many grade A AA opportunities given up by NHL clubs even in preseason. Last night was a train wreck. A glimpse back into the decade of darkness level bad defensively.

    For those that do think Koskinen was bad last night and isn't good... You do realize we are left with geriatric Smith or basically nothing. Outside a curious case of Mike Smith taking place without Koskinen our season is sunk. So those trying to pin team losses on the guy be aware if you really are down on Koskinen you are basically saying the Oilers season is already over.

    Even if Holland had the space or resources I don't see a goalie upgrade possible this year. It will be up to the team in front of Koskinen to tighten the f*** up.
     
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    He's just racist against Germans not named Drai :P
     
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    you'll be back win or lose
     
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