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      As most of you know Invision announced they were retiring chat April 30th.   After speaking with our webmaster the Oilers Organization has decided to cover the cost to have a new chat application added to the forums. Hope to have this up and running within a week for you all.
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  1. I give the Leafs credit...they played well enough to keep the Caps on their heels much of the time. The Rookies impressed (love that Matthews kid) and Anderson played large. 4? 5? OT games in that series? Against the top team in the NHL!
  2. The kid sounds promising...and we'll need a RS winger soon (that doesn't cost $6m). I like our chances (for the reasons stated by others above).
  3. I saw that, Sid....he never even came close to losing his balance. How strong is that? In fact, i noticed that when Leon got the puck throughout the game, the Sharks backed up a lot....could see the "Alamo complex" taking shape. Love what that kid brings to the team!
  4. Happy....are you my uncle Ned?
  5. By the sounds of things, the Oilers will need every bit of the break possible with the cold / flu hanging around. Anaheim could be a case of (a) too much to handle or (b) even money in 6 or 7 games. Watching the Flames / Ducks games, I never got the sense that the Ducks were overpowering. They made less mistakes (in their end) and played a simpler game plan. The Flames were within a break or two of winning a couple of those games. I didn't check and compare the stats of those games but went with the eye test. I'm not suggesting that the Ducks will be beaten easily, but I think we can do it. Will really need Talbot' s A game as well as secondary pressure and scoring.
  6. Welcome to NCIS - NHL...where we examine the forensics about "first contact", sifting through the CCTV evidence, frame-by-frame. Don't forget next week we look closer at "Did man really land on the moon, or was your uncle Ned right?"
  7. It was nicely played....calm, deliberate and no muss up on dekes, etc. He's got a beauty shot! Maybe he could work with Ebs in the off-season.....
  8. Heard some hockey analysts chatter about the expansion draft. Here's the gist of what was said: Vegas picks 30 players from the teams' lists. Theory is that they will pick a few goalies as they are expected to be good trading pieces going into next season. There are a number of good back-up goalies out there, and a number of teams expected to be looking for goalies (think Calgary, Dallas, etc). So it kind of makes sense. Looking forward to seeing the draft played out - could be some real drama!
  9. I'm impressed that TM has been able to get Pouliot to play decent zones, although the Ozone is his weakest. We should be able to upgrade that position easily if Vegas takes him in the draft.
  10. Drai was great in the closer games and gave us a lift when he was out there. He's gonna cause a lot of head scratching over the off-season...center or stay put? Guess there's no wrong answer there but there could be a less-optimal one. In Todd we trust.
  11. The shock is being to wear off....WOW!!!!! Sure feels great after a bazillion years of being out of the playoffs! Congrats to the coaches, the players, and the fans.....all in all, the best!
  12. We have to play the 3rd period as if we're down a goal...on our toes...win the races....and finish the checks.
  13. Great graphics C2G and Telly....think you guys caught the spirit of this playoff!
  14. I like the idea of going with the lineup from the last game. We just need to make sure we bring the tempo and pace by finishing checks, battling for the pucks and going hard on the net. McD's line should be locked and loaded for tonight - and ready for scoring.
  15. Hoping that California weather is doing right by him. He'll bring a big game tonight - last game, he was strong on faceoffs, passing and controlling the puck in the Ozone.