GDT – Edmonton Oilers 1, St. Louis Blues 2 – Jan 28, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 52

By , January 28, 2010 9:09 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues

PRE-GAME RANT

Going to keep this brief, as for one, there’s not much good to talk about these days. The Oilers are on a giant winless streak, and still looking for the first win of the new year. The Blues lost 3-2 to the Canucks last night. They are 6-3-1 in their last 10. For those that have wiped it from the memory banks, the last times the Oilers and Blues faced each other, the Blues won 7-2. So this could be another bad one.

Brain prediction: 5-3 Blues
Heart prediction: 4-1 Blues

Don’t think this will be the first win of the new year for the Oil.

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More(au) trade talk

By , January 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Sums up how we all feel watching the team this year..

Sums up how we all feel watching the team this year..

Was listening to the Team 1260, and Jason Gregor mentioned that there are 3 teams interested in Ethan Moreau – Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Jose. So for those of you saying that these big contracts are immovable, you may be surprised. I think Staios is another guy that Tambellini might be getting a couple of calls about (as far as guys who surprisingly have value). So as I’ve said before, I do think that Tambellini does have the ability to drop significant salary. Of course we won’t likely get much in return for Moreau/Staios, but I’m fine with that.

There’s also been some talk (by fans) of moving Souray to the Ducks for Guigere. I would have to presume that more would come our way as well, but the thought process there is that we’d be gaining a year’s worth of salary cap hit because Guigere’s contract expires a year earlier than Souray’s. I am not sure if we talked about it here too, because that sounds familiar to me. But I just wanted to say I’m not a fan of the idea at all. Wanted to hear what you folks had to say on the matter.

UPDATE:
One more topic I wanted to throw in here.. in the Metro today there was an article suggesting that Gagner and Cogliano should be sent to the minors for development reasons. Wanted to get some reaction on that too. First off, unless I’m completely mistaken (and I doubt I am in this case) both would have to clear waivers, which makes the idea completely unthought out. Secondly, even if they didn’t need to clear waivers, why would we do that? Gagner is doing his part right now. Cogliano really is maybe just in need of more decent linemates (although he’s had Penner/Gags recently). Anyways, seemed like a silly idea, waivers-aside.

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 4 – Jan 26, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – TSN – Game 51

By , January 26, 2010 11:54 am

One fell swoop.

PRE-GAME RANT

Well the boys played hard against Dallas last game, but the end result was another deflating defeat after a late game winner by Neal.  They’ve had a few days off since then and the skills competition over the weekend, so hopefully they are in good spirits and come out with energy.  The Hawks are a team you don’t want to come out flat against.

The Hawks are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and most recently lost to the Canucks on Saturday 5-1.  They’ve had a few days rest and time to think about the loss, so expect them to come out firing and try to break the Oilers spirit early on.

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Monday Morning Standings

By , January 25, 2010 2:24 pm

Coles Notes of the standings...

So it has finally happened. Rock bottom. The dream of the Taylor Hall sweepstakes is slowly becoming a reality. That doesn’t mean he’s ours though. We aren’t even guaranteed a top 3 pick at this point in the season, but it certainly seems to be a strong indicator. Rumors abound about when and where Shelly may end up likely won’t do much for morale, so look forward to more of the same for the next little while!
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HNIC: Sheldon Souray to provide list of teams he’ll waive NTC for

By , January 23, 2010 10:32 pm
Studly Wonderbomb

Studly Wonderbomb during happier times

Well, let me preface this by saying that I hope people will see this for what it is and not turn this into another Chris Pronger incident. Sheldon Souray likely isn’t demanding his way out, but it’s quite likely he would jump at any chance to move to the teams on his list. And well, I can’t blame him. He came here with hopes of helping turn this team into a cup contender. At this stage of the game, nearly 3 years since he signed here, it’s obvious that the Oilers are in re-build mode after keeping the team on life support for at least that length of time. Souray is turning 34 this July, and is likely looking to play for a contender. More importantly though, he’s also expressed several times Continue reading 'HNIC: Sheldon Souray to provide list of teams he’ll waive NTC for'»

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