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  1. one-bit

    Oilers vs Hurricanes

    Connor McDavid: hey parents, have your kids ever wanted to play in Rogers Place? Parents of Edmonton: Yep, for whichever team plays against the Oilers.
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    GDT: SABRES @ OILERS 01/14/19, 7pm MST, SNW

    Apparently Bro-lo_el_cunado is at the game with two lower bowel tickets.
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    GDT: Coyotes @ Oilers - Sat, Jan 12.19 8PM (MT) SN

    Another thing I've noticed lately is that the forwards give to the Dmen and head north only to have the Dmen go east-west a few times forcing the forwards to stop and come back into the play. Other teams start north and keep going north which creates open ice but not the Oilers, they turn back to regroup so that by the time they get going north there's no space and they have to battle through five guys.
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    GDT: Coyotes @ Oilers - Sat, Jan 12.19 8PM (MT) SN

    Waaaayyy too much coasting towards pucks. Instead of going to get it, these guys stand there waiting for it to come to them which it rarely does because half the team Can't complete a pass. Find myself screaming "go get the damn thing already" at my screen far too often.
  5. This is definitely not on Kosk. More like a mercy pull/wake up call.
  6. To think... I was looking forward to this game.
  7. I said earlier that I thought that's exactly what we were getting in Lucic and why I was excited to get him at the time. Unfortunately, for some reason, it doesn't seem to be the case. Milan doesn't seem to have the same "edge" that he once had. I love the Chiaisson pick up for exactly the reason you pointed out. A recent cup champion with strong work ethic and decent skill. He reminds me a great deal of Hendricks and given more time with the team may become exactly that. No disrespect MDubz but of course the players in the room would speak highly of their captain. To do otherwise would be the quickest means towards total alienation from the group.
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    Oilers acquire Manning, Norell

    I'm not sure I even care that PC asked McD and got his blessing. It's the kind of question that should never been asked in the first place. This does not send a good message to the players on this team at all.
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    Oilers acquire Manning, Norell

    Holy crap that's funny.
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    Latest Oiler Signings and Acquisitions

    Suppose Connor might be thinking "rather have the S.O.B. with me than against me". On the flip side, how comfortable would you be if you were Brandon Manning walking into the Oilers dressing room?
  11. I said earlier that I thought that's exactly what we were getting in Lucic and why I was excited to get him at the time. Unfortunately, for some reason, it doesn't seem to be the case. Milan doesn't seem to have the same "edge" that he once had. I love the Chiaisson pick up for exactly the reason you pointed out. A recent cup champion with strong work ethic and decent skill. He reminds me a great deal of Hendricks and given more time with the team may become exactly that. No disrespect MDubz but of course the players in the room would speak highly of their captain. To do otherwise would be the quickest means towards total alienation from the group.
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    Latest Oiler Signings and Acquisitions

    I should have written in sarcasm font. Was (unsuccessfully) trying to be light about this signing; perhaps because I can't even fathom what PC is thinking or what McDavid must be feeling.
  13. I have nothing negative to say about Connor McDavid. He is clearly mature beyond his years and handles all situations with grace and class. Having said that, the year he "led" the Oilers to the second round, Matt Hendricks and Patrick Maroon were both still here. Leadership is a combination of innate qualities (personality) coupled with a particular skill set. That skill set does not just happen, It must be learned either by mentorship or experience. Crosby had Lemieux and learned to lead quite quickly. Ovechkin did not have a mentor and it took him much longer. Gretzky and Messier both had Lee Fogolin and they learned to lead fairly quickly as well. Connor has the qualities and he will learn the skill set. It just would have happened so much faster had we held onto Matt Hendricks and let Connor learn from a mentor.
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    Latest Oiler Signings and Acquisitions

    Well... we do have Zach Kassian as well, so there's that.
  15. Sounds like a discussion from years past (Dubnyk). I liken it to footbalĺ. The greatest QB in the world is nothing without a decent offensive line. They will even struggle with routine plays when they can never be sure where the pressure is coming from. For our goalies, the defence is running around so much the guy in the pipes never knows where the shot is coming from. Their eyes are darting between shooter and trailer because they can't trust the D to take away the pass. As a result, they cheat on some shots and get caught out of position on others. When we see a stinky goal, It almost always comes when the opponent has had too much time to throw the puck around while defenders stand and watch. Good defensive teams don't allow opponents to toss pucks around at will; they get in passing lanes and pressure the puck carrier. Their goaltenders can anticipate where the shot will come from (If it ever does). In early December, the Oilers were doing this and the goalies looked great. Lately the team is surrendering sustained zone time with too many passes and our goalies are being made to look bad. They need our O-line to start providing better protection.
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