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  2. TeamEllis

    20 Game Status/Analysis

    What a whiney thread.
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  4. HappyHappy

    20 Game Status/Analysis

    I blame the lynx for all things bad.
  5. Oil_Dude

    How Much Longer with Matt Benning ??

    Didn't have to be that way this time. Chia had a lot of bullets in his arsenal to "fix" the defense the last few years. Hall, Eberle, 1st and 2nd round picks, Maroon. The only real defensman we have after losing all those assets?Larsson. Benning is being forced to play over his head, that simple. If he could be your number 6/7 you would be in okay shape.
  6. arturo

    How Much Longer with Matt Benning ??

    honestly if Benning is still playing next game then Todd(3 million per season salary, 2 years left on contract 2nd highest paid in NHL), Peter(god knows his salary and hes angry about it as well) really are clueless. pretty sure i only have a few games in me left this is way, too frustrating. Ill probably just wait until these 2 guys are fired and see what comes out of the rubble.
  7. I expect a team to play for a win every game. Back to back or not. EVERY period!
  8. thekiltedzombie

    Is it time for another evaluation?

    Good post.
  9. thekiltedzombie

    Coaching or Management, which was worse?

    You missed a few, most notably Schultz and Davidson for third round picks, pretty sure both these guy's would be upgrades to half our D core...and let's not forget we gave up a second round pick to get him. Katz needs to man up and scorch the entire upper management group...it's only money, and you've made lots off this fan base...we have been more than patient, and don't really care if we need to re-name a burger!
  10. Messrules11

    Is it time for another evaluation?

    Now read that again with the NFL Films voice guy lol
  11. HappyHappy

    Future of the Flames

    Good stuff here. I agree.👍
  12. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Thanks to the large early lead, head coach Bill Peters gave the 4th line and the 3rd pairing the highest TOI tonight.
  13. So 20 games in the oilers are 12/15 in the West and 26/31 in league standings. Things we know 20 games in 1. 97 still the best player in the world and a one man team. 2. Lucic still the worst 6 mill player in the world wiith 1 goal and 2 in his last 65 games as an Oiler. 3. Talbot is done. His numbers all worse than last year. Koskinen is the starter for the next 20 games. 4. Lazy Leon proven to not be able to drive his own line. Chiarelli has made him the 14th (tied with stamkos) highest overpaid non line driver in league. Good for lazy Leon to cash in riding 97s coatails. Bad for team oilers. 5. Adam Larsson is a number 4 Dman. Klefbom is a number 3 on top caliber teams . 6. Nurse had played himself back to 2.5 million per year. He is a below average passer and no real PP future . He also had a draw in a fight with a guy 60 pounds lighter after Bennett put him on his azz. Kinda embarrassing for a supposed tough guy but Bennett showed you don’t need to be able to do one pull up at the combine to hold your own versus nurse in a scrap at a buck sixty. sad sad Darnell. give him a massive pay cut or trade him. 7 Chiasson proves ANY right shot can score on oil PP with 4 lefties out there. after 40 games, I suspect coach will get canned PC has to sacrifice him to buy himself more time 97 is the only thing you can cheer about on the oilers Mind numbing lazy Leon is tied for 14th highest paid in the entire league. Mind numbing if you realize he cannot drive his own line
  14. All quiet on the good ship Oiler. Media and fans calling for the GM,Coach,Nicholson and all Ex Oilers to be removed. Every board expressing utter despair over the last decade of incompetence that has seen no real improvement for this franchise. 4 years in for McDavid and the only thing the team has managed to raise is almost being at the salary cap limit. The problems did not just happen in the last 7 games nor was it a tough start to the schedule...this presented itself last season and has continued and has festered. I can understand bringing in a goalie to challenge Talbot... what has happened to Talbot? Is it confidence or is it the goalie coach? I have never in all my years watching hockey and playing hockey where a goalie is on his knees as often as Talbot. Butterfly style is one thing but on your knees before the shot?...on your knees for a icing when the puck is not near the crease? On your knees hugging the post when you know the player is going to pass across the crease to the open man on the other side of the net? It is impossible to kick off to get to the other side of the net when you're on your knees. Should the goalie coach not see this and break this terrible habit that has invaded his game.... Talbots focus following the play started last year...watch his head and where the puck is...you will see where I'm going with this. Tunnel vision or failure to read or both. Talbot is a good goalie but it has been a decline and some bad habits that were never in his game being allowed to be ever present. Most fans celebrated when Nicholson came in only to find out it was a complete joke and more chair shuffling...the smoke and mirror show continues...let's bring Gretzky in...unless he has returned to form and is dressing for the game what is the point? Coffey as a coach with no professional experience but he coached his son.... Celebration after celebration of what was achieved in the Dynasty years with former Oilers telling stories of what was achieved well over 28 years ago..... I can just imagine the pressure being put on these young players by having this around and trying to have your own team identity....impossible to say the least. Look at the ego of Lowe towards the media and fans...can you imagine what is said behind closed doors to young players. We all jumped for joy when we heard a billionaire was going to save our team.Katz was the savior and white knight who came in to save our love ,our Oilers. I understand the friendships he developed with the players of the dynasty teams and the loyalty amongst friends. Katz has proven to be absolutely true to his friends. Katz is a smart man and successful but after a decade of wheel spinning when does the man begin to question the journey here... is it as long as the seats are sold then I can be as patient as I want? Does Katz want a successful team or successful season ticket sales? I understand the ex Oiler friends have introduced him to every aspect of the game and people involved in it....it would be hard to turn your back on them and as far as I know he has been given the same hope every year that us fans have been given...2016 was a success that happened immediately and disappeared just as fast.it was hard not to get on board with the excitement...10 years after the last success. Katz is the one who changes this... I would suggest the Toronto model, Tampa with yzerman leading the vision or what Detroit did in the past. Katz holds the key.... after more then a decade of inconsistency and year 4 of the best player in the game still in the basement there should be cause for concern. This step back has been going on for over a year...will it be the revolt of season ticket holders that end this or McDavid wanting out...the day will come if this continues. Another season in turmoil and no plan,no panic ,no reaction..all quiet on the Oiler front. Will another coaching change help or a GM replacement or will it just renew false hope to carry on the celebration of former glory.
  15. CalgaryFlamesAltFan

    Future of the Flames

    He turtled a few points tonight. Sportsnet Article "Flames quarter mark report: Unlikely leaders helping Calgary thrive."
  16. Messrules11

    Future of the Flames

    Sorry man, it’s a Sportsnet article if you google ‘Tkachuk turtles’ you should find it.
  17. Yuke

    Future of the Flames

    Didn't work
  18. Messrules11

    Future of the Flames

    http://google.ca/amp/s/www.sports...spirit-battle-alberta/sn-amp/
  19. Way to early to make that prediction. Leafs made a huge jump in one year. I suspect the same will happen here once the boys get some seasoning in the minors ( see Leafs ).
  20. CalgaryFlamesAltFan

    Future of the Flames

    I would never say something so silly. LOL
  21. I would.bet the house that Drai and Connor were in touch through out the contract talks. Wouldn't have matter who signed first.
  22. Messrules11

    Future of the Flames

    TKACHUK SUCKS!
  23. Sharptooth1

    Future of the Flames

    Some people take a little time to learn
  24. Messrules11

    Future of the Flames

    You finally got it right
  25. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Calgary scores 5 goals in the first period of a home game for the first time since March 11, 1993 vs Detroit. Johnny Gaudreau gets his first career 4-point game, with 1 goal, 3 assists in tonight’s 7-2 win over Las Vegas.
  26. WindsorOiler

    Coaching or Management, which was worse?

    You forgot Pulj and Yammo. He made some good picks too but given our cap the team is dependent on not missing out on quality players come draft time. Hope is not lost but so many players from those draft classes have made a huge impact for their teams already. At least one was counted on this year to bring it, part of the reason why we are on the decline.
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