Post-Game Talk: Same Ol' Oilers

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  1. yababy Registered User

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    now that you outlined it nicely for us...that lineup is abysmal. A couple of superstars and the rest are AHL players up front
     
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    The issue with the first line is RNH and Kassian defers to McDavid too much. Every second they had the puck, they would pass it to him immediately. That's becoming too predictable for teams to read.
     
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    I did like how Tippet noticed that Turris was struggling and Puljujarvi was playing well and gave them a few shifts together.
     
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    Yeah, if Pulj consistently plays like that all year, everybody should be very pleased.
     
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    Mcdavid had literally 3-5 grade A chances. Hit the bar at the end of the game, should have had a penalty shot on his breakaway. And got robbed by Holtby on his other partial break.

    If that’s Neutralizing I hope they do that more every game. Because I can guarantee he won’t have that many chances again and not score more.
     
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    I wouldn't be concerned about their play being the first game and all.... But the issues are the same issues they had last year, and it looks the exact same. That is a bad sign.
     
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    We have that........

    k I made that up :(
     
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    After sleeping on it and being much more sober this morning, I still want Khaira and Chiasson to never touch the ice with this team again.

    everyone else I’ll give some leeway. The D is a bunch of guys playing over their head who outside Nurse and Bear have barely played together (I can’t remember if larsson played with Jones much last year).

    Although I’m pretty disappointed in nuge and Kassian for coming out like that playing on the top line, but at least with nuge based on last year this game was an outlier.

    Also I’m a big koskinen fan, and I think the forwards and D gave up way too many high quality chances, but it sure would be nice if he could have robbed one of those chances.
     
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    if that was the case then the Oilers wouldn’t have scored a single goal and every player would have no clue of what to be doing, but really it was 4 or 5 players who played the worst games I have ever seen them play. If the issue was coaching or systems then every player would have looked horrible. The players on the ice need to be better. Bottom line.
     
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    The main problems were, and always have been, defense. There were some monumental screw-ups in front of Koskinen last night. But they are the same screw-ups that we've been seeing consistently ever since Sekera got Getzlafed in the playoffs. The Oilers could have used Nate Schmidt, sorry to say. (Unreal that he was acquired for a 6th round pick.)

    This team will have to rely on outscoring their problems and stellar goaltending. We have to accept that the defense is what it always has been.
     
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    RNH not deferring was the issue last night.

    He kept trying to carry the puck and losing it within two strides.
     
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    I got hammered watching it till 2AM here in NS and had to go to work this morning. What a waste of a good buzz on last night. HABS game was better
     
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    Oilers have given up 21 goals in their last 5 games dating back to the Return to Play in August
     
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    You wouldn't have said this if you have read my previous comments re Drai.
     
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    Shore probably going in
     
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    Agreed.
    When is the last time we actually had a goalie that could steal a game for us? I remember Scrivens had that crazy night against San Jose but I think our last legit goalie was Roloson
     
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    The guy who ate the bat in China?
     
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    Since August the Oilers have only allowed 21 goals.
     
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    It eases the pain when we r losing
     
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    Jack is only doing the regional broadcasts
     
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    Kassian was fine, he did make the best pass of the game last night to Nurse.
     
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    My takes:
    Koskinen will have to steal some games to make this group work. He was just ok tonite.
    Defense was rusty early but Nurse-Bear got the rust off. KK looked good next to Barrie but TB has work to do to be effective. Larsson-Jones we’re definitely 3rd pair and need to improve a lot.
    When was the last time we scored two on clean point shoots?
    The KYD line looked good and when Kahun finds his hands they will be even better.
    The first line was the worst line. Lots of solo work but zero effective puck movement between them. They’re vets, it’ll improve.
    We need a big body (Neal) at 3LW to work the boards with Turris and Pulj. This line is a work in progress
    I want Ennis and Arch as 4th line energy wingers. At center,Haas Shore or McLeod will fill that role better than JJ.
    PP was rusty. Will anyone play net front role if Barrie keeps hitting people in the head?
     
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    That game was a textbook example of Nuge's "d" game.

    Slow moving his feet, nonchalant with the puck, risky plays at both blue lines, passenger in the battles.
     
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