Monday Morning Standings…again on Tuesday

By , October 20, 2009 9:02 am
With Toronto's pick, the Bruins are happy to select, at #1 in the 2010 draft, Taylor Hall.

With Toronto's pick, the Bruins are happy to select, at #1 in the 2010 draft, Taylor Hall.

I wanted to do this weekly on Monday mornings, even though it has no real value now it will get more and more interesting as the season goes on (or less and less depending on who you cheer for).

But Mondays apparently suck at work right now, so here it is on Tuesday.

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GDT: Oilers vs. Canucks – Oct 19, 2009 – Game 8

By , October 19, 2009 10:11 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

PRE-GAME RANT

This is the first regular season meeting of the two teams this year, however the teams met twice in the pre-season. The Oilers lost the first one 3-1 while the Oil won the second one 5-4 in OT. The Oilers are coming off of a decisive 5-2 win over the Wild, while the Canucks also came off a win versus the Wild with a final score of 2-1. Tonight’s game will be televised on Sportsnet and is a 7:00 start. Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers vs. Canucks – Oct 19, 2009 – Game 8'»

Pat Quinn`s Edmonton Oilers – by Hockey Noob

By , October 17, 2009 3:18 pm

Looking back at the recent off season, Edmonton Oilers fans endured both an embarrassing refusal by one Dany Heatley to waive his no-trade clause as well as what felt like some stagnation in terms of our roster of players. Dwayne Roloson was let go due to age and concerns over the duration of a contract that he was seeking. Kyle Brodziak was traded at the draft for a bucket of pucks. We also let go of Ales Kotalik which raised concerns over the loss of the scoring that he brought to the Oilers.

If you add it all up, we lost an aged but competitive goalie who battled on a nightly basis, a center who could win draws and kill penalties, and a big if not physical winger who could score goals. Following these changes, not surprisingly several Oilers bloggers lamented the refusal of Oilers’ management to find a center who can kill penalties and win face-offs, a shut-down defensemen, and a big winger who could score goals. Oh, and did I mention that we transitioned from the Oilers old boys club to the Nucks old boys club (sort of). Continue reading 'Pat Quinn`s Edmonton Oilers – by Hockey Noob'»

The Wall – Be Heard With Your Own Blog Posts

By , October 17, 2009 3:16 pm

Some of you may notice a new link on the sidebar – “The Wall”. Introducing our latest feature, based on feedback from the users: The Wall. You, the user, now have the ability to post your own blog posts over on our sister site. Head on over now, and start posting! There are instructions right on the main page there as to how to begin.

GDT – Oilers 5, Wild 2 – Oct 16, 2009 – Game 7

By , October 16, 2009 8:42 am
GDT - Oilers vs. Wild

GDT - Oilers vs. Wild

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight’s game is a 7:00 start and on PPV. The Oilers are coming off a 4-3 loss in which they were schooled by the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. The score didn’t tell the story of the game. Thankfully Khabibulin was fairly decent in net or it could have been a lot worse. The Wild are also coming off of a loss, having lost 3-2 to the Ducks on Wednesday.

I’ll be missing this one, so I won’t be able to get in a post game rant (unless I catch the highlights later). It’s too bad, because I predict another good game for the Oilers. I’ll predict a 5-2 win for the Oil.

The lines are likely to change, but here’s where they stand so far, until I hear something else (if anyone hears anything, please feel free to update in the comments). Continue reading 'GDT – Oilers 5, Wild 2 – Oct 16, 2009 – Game 7'»

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