The Playoff Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by elmeroil, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Cloned

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    Mainly because of the loser point. Get rid of the loser point like most other professional sports leagues have around the world and it's a non-issue.
     
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    Doesn't solve the too-long season thing though.
     
  3. PeakMcOil

    PeakMcOil Loyal To The Oil

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    McDavid's closest comparable for me has always been Lebron, as odd as it is, even down to the awful teams they started their careers on.
     
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    Eh, it's alright. 72 games might be better but honestly an extra month on the schedule isn't the end of the world.
     
  5. Little Fury

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    I think they should cut the preseason down and start the season in mid-September so it ends by April.
     
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    They need to reorganize some of their divisional and travel logistics so that teams are fresher when they play each other. It makes for more entertaining hockey games and the season doesn't "feel" as long.
     
  7. Todd from Leduc

    Todd from Leduc Connor “The Next Great One” McDavid

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    2 POINTS OUT BOYS AND GIRLS!!! CAN I GET A FRIG WOOOOO FER THE WILDCARD!
     
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    They will never willingly forfeit more money. Less games will never happen.
     
  9. Little Fury

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    *fewer

    And I know, but a guy can dream.
     
  10. Little Fury

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    I guess it's not the length so much as seeing the Cup handed out when I'm on my deck in shorts and flipflops* doesn't sit right.



    *I don't actually wear shorts or flipflops.
     
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    Living the Canadian dream.*




    *In 4 out of the 12 calendar months
     
  12. Little Fury

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    4? In what tropical paradise do you live?
     
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    :laugh: This is the funniest thing I've seen in awhile...laughed at this for awhile!
     
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    77 game season and make the first round of the playoffs best of 5 like it used to be (first round that is). Playoffs are likely wrapped up mid-May.
     
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    Season needs to start October 1st and end no later than May 31st.
     
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    I'm surprised the Oilers are struggling this much this year overall.

    I'm impressed they are hanging around the playoffs with so many key injuries and key personel severely underperforming.

    If the Oilers can stay within 2 to 4 points of a playoff spot like they are. Once Klefbom comes back we "should" be in a good spot to potentially make a playoff run.

    Lot of ifs at this point but I really hope they make it into the playoffs. Everybody needs it. Organization, players, and us fans.

    I'm cautiously optimistic about the team moving forward because our prospects and youth are at least respectable. One or two diamonds in the rough or even just solid growth of a guy like Puljujarvi could really change the effectiveness of the team.

    I dont buy into the team sucks bs. People forget what awful looks like even though it was only a couple years ago. I take this team over that team every time. A couple missing pieces is what is keeping us from greatness imo.

    Goaltending being the main thing we just need more from overall.
     
  17. EchoesoftheEighties

    EchoesoftheEighties Oilers 2020

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    They'll never get rid of it because it keeps playoff races interesting later on into the season
     
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    They need at least another top 6 winger for Nuge. They are too easy to shut down right now since the NHL refuses to call penalties when guys hook and hold McDavid. If they had a legitimate second scoring line, teams couldn't just load up on McDavid and Drai.

    The wingers they have are being forced to play above their skill level. I don't think it's a lack of effort, they are playing against guys who are just flat out better than them.

    With Klefbom back they can run

    Klefbom - Larrson
    Nurse - Russell
    Gravel - Jones

    It's not a world beating D corps, but it's at least a good defense by committee arrangement. They don't even need vezina level goaltending, as long as they get league average, I think they can do ok.
     
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    I just want the Oilers to make it as the last WC spot and take out the 1st place Flames in the 1st round. That would make up for all the BS of this season and more lol.
     
  20. Ramrod

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    They should do the 3-2-1-0 format like the WJCs. A total of 3 points handed out each and every game.
     
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    They dont need less games, they just need to increase the roster.
     
  22. AM

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    Yes, every game has to be worth the same amount.
     
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    Been saying that for years. NHL definitely know about this, but wants "artificial parity" to keep interest in the weaker markets.
     
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    They argue that it wouldn’t make a huge difference. I think it’s BS. Either drop the shootout/loser point and go back to ties after 3 on 3 or use the 3 point system.
     
  25. AM

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    Way too much collusion with the current system.
     

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