GDT – Edmonton Oilers 1, Ottawa Senators 4 – Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – SNET – Game 66

By , March 8, 2010 11:50 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators
logo Edmonton Oilers 1 FINAL logo Ottawa Senators 4
21-38-6 Record 36-25-5
Location: Rexall Place
Date: Mar 9, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet

PRE-GAME RANT

Well, the Oilers are coming off 2 wins in a row now. After watching them plod heartlessly through January, it’s nice to see some effort out of everyone right now. I’d like to believe that there has been a big morale and culture shift, however really there shouldn’t be much reason to believe that, as the only guy of the vets from 06 to go was Staios. However, there are a lot of new faces in the line-ups these days, so there is a possibility that this is the case. Even Horcoff, everyone’s favorite goat, has stepped his game up lately. I think, personally, I’d bet that with the trade deadline gone, the guys can relax a fair bit more and play loose. The Senators have won only 1 game in their last 5. So they’ll be hoping to bounce back against a team that is normally considered the free spot on the big card. Not tonight though!

Prediction: 3-1 Oilers
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GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, New Jersey Devils 0 – Mar 7, 2010 @ 6:00 PM – SNET – Game 65

By , March 7, 2010 1:48 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils
logo Edmonton Oilers 2 FINAL logo New Jersey Devils 0
20-38-6 Record 38-22-3
Location: Rexall Place
Date: Mar 7, 2010 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet

PRE-GAME RANT

Here we go again, another Oilers game. Despite their trend to suck most of the season, I’m interested in watching this one. I missed the last game (the PPV.. no way am I ordering PPV these days), so I’m suffering some withdrawls ;) I did catch the shootout though, which was spectacular. The Oilers won the game vs. the Wild by a score of 2-1 on a shootout goal by Mike Comrie and some pretty stellar goaltending by Jeff Deslauriers. If only he could do that on a regular basis! The Devils are 3-6-1 in their last 10, while the Oilers are 3-7-0. Both teams are in need of some wins (depending on your view on that!). I’m anxious to get a closer look at Ryan Whitney in Oil blue.

I’ll predict a 3-2 win for the boys in blue tonight.

Lines for Edmonton are a total guesstimation on my part. They were in the Edmonton Sun today, but I didn’t have enough time to memorize them. ;) If anyone knows them, please mention them in the comments.
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GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Minnesota Wild 1 (SO) – Mar 5, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – PPV – Game 64

By , March 5, 2010 12:21 pm
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild

PRE-GAME RANT

Well these GDTs are getting a bit harder to do given the state of affairs here. This one is also a PPV, which makes it doubly hard to watch, but I think I will catch it, if I can, just to see Whitney in the lineup. Anyways, the Oilers are currently on a 3 game losing streak, while the Wild have won their last 2.

There’s some significant changes to our lineup as of late, partly due to trades/waiver pickup, and partly due to injury. The defense lines aren’t known at the moment (although I can say Smid is out for the year), but the forward lines are pretty much set.

Prediction: 4-2 Wild win tonight.

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The rebuild….

By , March 4, 2010 1:16 pm
The mastermind behind the Oilers rebuild..

The mastermind behind the Oilers rebuild.. or so it seems, sometimes

Well, it’s D-day + 1. The trade deadline has past and we are left with the aftermath. Expectations for Tambellini to be able to pull it off were quite low, but hope was quite high. As such, I think a lot of people were disappointed by his efforts.

I’m going to play devil’s advocate on this one, however (which I know won’t gain popular support). I thought he did a relatively good job with what he has to work with. I do think that trading Grebeshkov over Gilbert was a poor decision, if that was the choice. However it wasn’t either or here… it was both. Gilbert was set to go to the Rangers (not sure for who though) and that fell through. It’s hard to say whether we got full value for Grebeshkov, however. I would have liked to have seen Continue reading 'The rebuild….'»

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 5 – Mar 3, 2010 @ 6:30 PM – TSN2 – Game 63

By , March 3, 2010 4:11 pm
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

PRE-GAME RANT


Sorry folks for the late GDT and the crummy pic. :lol: For some reason I originally thought it was a 6:00 start… my bad. Anyways, the trade deadline came and went with a little less activity on the Oiler front than I’d like. Today the Oilers dumped Staios and moved Visser for a younger O-minded d-man. That one will remain to be seen as to how smart a deal it was. Tonight should be an ugly one, however, because the new guys aren’t in the lineup, and we’re already down a Visnovsky, Staios and Grebeshkov. So Mean, Dean Arsene and Johan Motin have been called up.

I predict a 9-1 win for the Hawks tonight. Sorry all the other fluff is out for tonight as I’m a bit behind… plus I have no idea what the lines will look like, at least from the blue line.

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