GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
The Oilers hope another epic skid in Colorado tonight. They are now 1-13-1 in their last 15. Absolutely horrid. However the last two games have started to look up for the team. A tough loss in Pittsburgh in which they played a very solid game until the Pens’ Stall line exploited some holes in the team, and a loss against the Sharks where it was just a clear case of being beaten by one of the league’s best teams. There’s not really many ways to positively spin this teams failures as of late, however things have slowly been turning around, it seems. It isn’t helping that this injury/flu bug has continued to hit.
As for the Avalanche, they are currently on a 3-game winning streak with wins over the Sabres, Flames and Devils. The Avalanche are 10-5-0 in the last 15 games.
I’m not so sure the Oilers can overcome this one. Pay Per Views are generally duds as well too, so I don’t predict a win tonight. My prediction tonight, both heart/brain, is 3-2 Avalanche.
Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 0, Colorado Avalanche 6 – Jan 18, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – PPV – Game 48'»
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled forward Marc Pouliot from Springfield (AHL).
So I guess now they can dress a full line-up. Good to see him back though, I’d imagine he will draw in on line 3 center. If Hockey DB is up to date, it looks like he had a short, but good stint in Springfield with 1 goal and 5 assists for 6 points in 4 games there. Not too shabby, considering the black hole that is Springfield, lately. On that note, Chad Wiseman had a 4 goal (plus 2 assists) night for the Falcons yesterday too.
The Taylor Tank
So Mr. Majestyk brought up a question in one of the GDT threads asking how other teams have done in the same 15 game period that the Oil have gone 1-13-1 in. I decided to whip up a post figuring out what pace team’s are on, and how many points they are on pace for if they maintain that for the remainder of the season. Now obviously, paces will change, so take this with a grain of salt, but i thought it would be interesting to look at.
In the same 15 game period: Continue reading 'Tankwatch'»
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks
The Oilers are coming off a heartbreaker vs. the Penguins on Thursday. After getting a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period, the Oilers struggled to contain the Staal line. Staal assisted on all 3 goals for the Penguins, who went on to win the game 3-2. The Oilers now sit at 1-12-1 in their last 14. Their last win was vs. Toronto back on December 30th. The Olympic torch was in Rexall place on Thursday night, and Quinn helped limp it down there. It must have been hard as hell not to burn the mother(bleep)er down, the way the season is going.
As for the Sharks, they sit at the top of the heap, tied for 1st with Chicago. The Sharks lost the last one in a shootout versus the Bruins, but are 7-2-1 in their last 10. This is the 3rd meeting of the two teams this season, and second of January. The Sharks won both games. The first game was on November 27th, and was a 5-4 loss, and the second was January 2nd, a 4-1 loss.
I think given the way the Oilers last game went, they could come out with a good game, however I don’t think afternoon games are their forte these days. So, prediction time…
Heart says: 4-3 Oilers
Brain says: 6-3 Sharks
Continue reading 'GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, San Jose Sharks 4 – Jan 16, 2010 @ 2:00 PM – SNET – Game 47'»
If you only knew, lady... but he was legendary once..
This is the most exciting news I’ve heard since I was pranked into thinking that Chris Pronger was traded back to Edmonton.
Seriously though, I hope Tambellini jumps at this opportunity.
Here is the excerpt from Oilers Nation, by Jason Gregor of the Team 1260:
The Anaheim Ducks have inquired about Ethan Moreau. They have won five straight and are only four points behind the 8th place Kings. The Ducks have room to add Moreau’s salary which today would roughly be an $860,000 cap hit. It isn’t imminent but the Ducks have made some calls.
Really, send us your 7th round pick, and it’s a done deal (in my eyes). However I think Tambelli will try to get better value and the Ducks might bite a bit.