Trade Rumor Sunday – 2009-12-20

By , December 20, 2009 11:14 am
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Well, time for this Sunday’s rumors. As always, these trades aren’t meant to be directed towards the Oilers, necessarily.

Rumor 1: We’ll kick things off with a rumor involving Edmonton, however. Continue reading 'Trade Rumor Sunday – 2009-12-20'»

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Washington Capitals 4 – Dec 19, 2009 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 35

By , December 19, 2009 9:37 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Washington Capitals

PRE-GAME RANT

Here we go… the 2nd best team in the East vs. the 3rd worst team in the West (hurts to hear, doesn’t it?). Not what the Oilers needed on their recent home losing streak (of only 2 games, mind you). The Oilers are coming off a loss to the Kings on Tuesday and a 6-3 beating at the hands of the Predators on Thursday. The Capitals, meanwhile, lost to the Canucks last night, allowing the Devils to bump them out of the top spot in the NHL. The Capitals have only won 2 of their last 5, including a loss against the Laffs, so they are human. There is a remote possibility of an Oilers win tonight.

I’m going to have to guess that almost everyone is predicting a bad loss for the Oilers tonight. Our only hope is that the Canucks softened them up enough last night. However, sometimes teams come up biggest when all odds are against them. Last year the Oilers won 5-2, as the Oilers homepage tells me… on an Erik Cole hat trick. The game winner was scored by none other than Gilbert Brule.

I read a story by Don Cherry in his book “Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff” – a very casually written archive of events from the days of yore when he was playing and coaching. He said that there were times as a Coach where he would sit his starter (Gary Cheevers) and put his back up (Gillie Gilbert) in, in games where he “knew” his team would lose. He actually didn’t get along with Gilbert at all (which might have accounted for him having no problems with destroying any ego Gilbert could have possibly had). Cherry’s son looked back in the records a few years ago and discovered that Gillie Gilbert actually set a record at one point of 17 straight wins (obviously with several other games between where Cheevers started), all the while with Cherry feeding him the hardest games, so that was pretty remarkable. Anyways, I doubt will see Dubnyk tonight. But wouldn’t it be a great story if Quinn played Doobie and he came in and stole the game?

Great story, yes. However, my brain is telling me that no matter who is in net, it will be 8-3 Capitals. The heart says 6-4 Oilers though, just based on last year’s win. Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Washington Capitals 4 – Dec 19, 2009 @ 8:00 PM – CBC – Game 35'»

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 3, Nashville Predators 6 – Dec 17, 2009@7:30PM – PPV (Boo) – Game 34

By , December 17, 2009 9:51 am
And the new winner of most difficult logo is...

And the new winner of most difficult logo is...

Last night a few beers after work turned into an official shit-show, so my head hurts and I’m not feeling 100% so I’ll leave the rest up to Racki and his fancy-schmancy stats.

Oh and its a PPV which sucks.  Oilers win but Quinn still hates on O’Sullivan.

Racki-stats:

Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 3, Nashville Predators 6 – Dec 17, 2009@7:30PM – PPV (Boo) – Game 34'»

Cornet and Roy cut from Team Canada, Eberle makes the cut

By , December 16, 2009 9:46 am

Philippe Cornet and Olivier Roy were announced as cuts from Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The final cuts have been made, so as expected, Jordan Eberle has made the team. Read more on TSN.

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2 Los Angeles Kings 3 – Dec 15, 2009 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 33

By , December 15, 2009 9:08 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers return home tonight after an awesome 5 game road trip that saw them go 5-0. I don’t even know the last time they had a 5 game winning streak, but it was at least 3 years ago. Tonight, they face the Los Angeles Kings who are on a streak of their own, having won 4 of their last 5. They did fall to the Canucks in their last game, however, 3-1. In the loss, they also ended up losing Stoll to a groin injury. No Sympathy from the Oilers, however.

The last time these two teams met was November 25, a 3-1 loss. However, that was before the “Awesome Oilers” showed their faces, so hopefully we see a better battle tonight. Heart prediction: 4-3 Oilers in shootout. Brain prediction: 4-2 Kings. I have a feeling the heart is right in this one though.

Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2 Los Angeles Kings 3 – Dec 15, 2009 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 33'»

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