Oilers end 2009 with a stinker

By , December 31, 2009 11:22 pm
The solution to our cap issues.. rig the scoreboard to do this during a game

The solution to our cap issues.. rig the scoreboard to do this during a game

Well, the Oilers have ended this year with a real stinker. It was only a 2-1 loss, but in case you were out partying and missed this one, the Oilers didn’t show up until about the 58 minute mark. It wasn’t as close as the score would have you believe. As they are so famous for doing, they left their goaltender out to dry and attempted to make up for it with a rally in the dying minutes. Not going to work, folks.

Really, Tambellini needs to do something with this team. We’re going to need a stronger group of veteran and complementary players. If there aren’t any moves within the next little while here (even a couple of small deals to shake things up), I’m going to have to assume that Tambellini’s on board with tanking for Taylor as well.

Anyways, look for our Edmonton Oilers quarter 2 review. We should have it up sometime on Monday. I’m going to have to take a guess and say that the 3 of us probably won’t many kind words to say.

Lastly, to close things out… Lubomir Visnovsky left the game with a foot injury. No word on the extent of the injury. I didn’t see what caused it, so I’m not sure what happened.

UPDATE: Happened in the middle of the 1st period… Visnovsky said that he crashed into the boards after being hit and twisted his ankle. He still managed to play a full shift on it, but he says it’s quite painful now. He will go to the doctor tomorrow to get it checked out and “needs a couple of days off” (at minimum). I replayed the game on the PVR, and it happens with 7:05 remaining in the first period. Visnovsky is following beside Prust as he goes behind the goal line. Vis is super low to the ice to block the pass. Prust cuts in front of Visnovsky, and Vis loses his balance and falls and goes feet first into the boards. The miraculous part is Visnovsky still plays nearly a full 2 minutes on that shift after getting hurt, and was already out there for a minute before getting hurt. To top it off, he even prevent a Calgary goal on the play too. What a warrior.

WJHC GDT – Canada 5, USA 4 (SO) – Dec. 31, 2009 @ 6:00PM – Game 4

By , December 31, 2009 10:45 am

GDT - Team Canada vs. Team USA
Canada vs. USA
Game 4 of the WJHC Prelimary Round
Canada Record: 3-0-0
USA Record: 3-0-0
Date: December 31 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV: TSN

This should be the first real test for Canada. Are the Americans up to the challenge though? I think this should be a pretty exciting and physical game. So it’ll be tough to switch over to the Oilers game to watch the BoA part 2 (for the week). But thankfully, through the miracle of PVR, I can watch both games.. just not live.

And remember… the chant is “GO CANADA GO!”, not “Eh, oh Canada Go”. Don’t bow down to Pepsi!

logo EDMONTON OILERS PROSPECT WATCH
Player Team G A PTS +/-
Jordan Eberle 3 5 8 +3
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson 2 6 8 +5
Anton Lander 2 2 4 +3
Toni Rajala 1 2 3 +1
Teemu Hartikainen 2 1 3 0

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 1, Calgary Flames 2 – Dec 31, 2009 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 41

By , December 31, 2009 9:11 am

Lets keep it going boys!!

PRE-GAME RANT

Hey, doesn’t victory feel awesome.  Sure it was against the laffs, but it was a beautiful thing seeing the boys shut up all those misguided fans.

And isn’t it nice to see the team play with a little confidence (I’m talking from the point of the second goal until about 5 min left in the game).  Looked good out there.

And have a happy and safe new year’s eve everyone.

Now some Racki-stats:

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