GDT: Oilers 3, Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 1 – 2010-09-22 @ 8:00 PM – SNET ONE

By , September 22, 2010 3:13 pm
Knocked him the f--- out!!!!

Knocked him the f--- out!!!!

Well, it’s the first game of the pre-season… this should be exciting. Or not… our team is laden with knuckle draggers and grinders, while the Canucks are icing a good team. But here are the lineups (per Jason Gregor at Oilers Nation).

Edmonton Oilers lineup

Alex Giroux/Shawn Horcoff/Jordan Eberle
Greg Stewart/Brad Moran/Zack Stortini
Colin McDonald/Ryan O’Marra/Teemu Hartikainen
Steve MacIntyre/Chris Vande Velde/Ben Ondrus

Ryan Whitney/Jeff Petry
Jim Vandermeer/Theo Peckham
Taylor Chorney/Jake Taylor

Devan Dubnyk
Martin Gerber

Vancouver Canucks lineup

D.Sedin/H. Sedin/Shirokov
Raymond/Kesler/Samuelsson
Schaefer/Bolduc/Desbiens
Volpatti/Perrault/Oreskovic

Hamhuis/Edler
Albers/Ehrhoff
L. Sweatt/Connaughton or
(Ellington-Ramsay)

Luongo
Schneider

Should be an ugly one. I like the looks of our top line, but beyond that it’s pretty weak. Come on Doobie….

POST GAME SUMMARY


Grit. Determination. Guys wanting to win an NHL spot. That’s what this game was about tonight. Great performance by the Oil tonight, highlight by solid goaltending by Gerber, a strong game by the top line, some offensive power from unlikely sources such as the 4th line, and a nice beatdown by O’Marra on Connaughton. The Oil dominated most of this game, on some great performances by the blue collar guys. I was pretty impressed with Giroux as well too.. he’s a guy I’ll be keeping a close eye on.

Also, do the Oilers have an incredibly fortunate offensive blueline trio of Whitney, Gilbert and Foster, or what? I expect some big points from them, so long as they stay healthy.

188 Responses to “GDT: Oilers 3, Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 1 – 2010-09-22 @ 8:00 PM – SNET ONE”

  1. dawgtoy says:

    Scores!!!

  2. Racki says:

    Nice moves Ebs… beauty move to freeze the D, although it didn’t end up working in the end.

  3. dawgtoy says:

    Ben Ondrus…interesting, don’t even know who he is?

  4. otto says:

    dawgtoy: Ben Ondrus…interesting, don’t even know who he is?

    Luongo sure does, now.

  5. dawgtoy says:

    Pecks is hitting, that’s what we need to see from him.

  6. Racki says:

    Not too bad of a fight. I thought Taylor won it until they showed the replay. I’d give that to Volpatti

  7. chucker says:

    That fight was for Bell!!

  8. Racki says:

    Dive on Shirokov there..

    nice.. they got it

  9. Racki says:

    The deadly Peckham / Vandermeer PP

  10. otto says:

    Wtf? Burrows commentating?

  11. Racki says:

    Is he on the Canucks feed? LOL

  12. MetalOil says:

    Looking pretty good so far tonight !!!

  13. dawgtoy says:

    Wow, quite a second PP unit…yikes!

  14. otto says:

    Yup. I couldn’t understand a word he said, either.

  15. Bostonoiler says:

    Ondrus with an early goal. Just found a feed so I’ll watch a little bit of this one

  16. dawgtoy says:

    Nice work by Ebs, like the compete level in this kid, nice save also by baby food.

  17. John says:

    Thanks for the link Chucker! It’s a little stuttery on my computer but beggars can’t be choosers lol.

  18. LateNightOilFan says:

    Tried the video feed, thx folks, but think I’ll stick with CHED, already have a splitting headache and the racing video isn’t helping my head. Plus I have a report due tomorrow.

    New PBP guy Michaels seems to be on the ball so far.

  19. otto says:

    Shut up Burrows.

  20. Racki says:

    Wow, what a shift by the top line.

    And you know what… I’m impressed with Giroux… this guy’s got some game. Bad skater or not, he still might be an alright NHLer.

  21. Racki says:

    Wow, Eberle just got FLATTENED. But he’s back up.

  22. otto says:

    Close Horcoff

  23. Racki says:

    Is it too soon to laugh at the Canucks for having difficulty with this weak Oilers lineup?

  24. Racki says:

    I wish they’d mic up Horcoff during these pre-season games. Would love to hear what he says to the kids from the bench.

    Oh man, beauty hit by McDonald on Ehrhoff

  25. dawgtoy says:

    Nice shift for Chorney

  26. otto says:

    Nice job Storts

  27. Racki says:

    Really good period for this weaker Oil team.

  28. Racki says:

    Final shots on the period.. Oilers 15.. Vancouver 8.

  29. John says:

    Yup so far so good. When I saw the line-ups for this game I figured the Oilers would get schooled by the Sedins in the 1st, it was pretty much the opposite :)

  30. chucker says:

    Holy welcome to the NHL on Eberle there. lol

    Good feed. I’m also watching LA Ink right now too. Left eye on the tv, right eye on the feed.

  31. Racki says:

    John: Yup so far so good. When I saw the line-ups for this game I figured the Oilers would get schooled by the Sedins in the 1st, it was pretty much the opposite :)

    I think the Sedins are still pretty dominant, but the other lines don’t seem to be doing squat and the Oilers are getting good performances out of everybody. I love it.

    I am going to reiterate that I’m infatuated with this Giroux character…. I like what I see. Offensively, he’s like a poor man’s Penner – very active stick, good hands / stickhandling, and knows exactly where to be. Seems physical too.

    Man this Leafs/Sens games has some good highlights with the rough stuff.

  32. dawgtoy says:

    chucker: Holy welcome to the NHL on Eberle there. lolGood feed.I’m also watching LA Ink right now too.Left eye on the tv, right eye on the feed.

    Nice…Kat Von D

  33. John says:

    So being that I can’t really watch the feed “realtime”, can someone tell me how Gerber looks? I know he’s only had to stop 8 or 9 shots but were they weak shots or good stops? He’ll probably be busier in the beginning of the 2nd.

  34. Racki says:

    He looks fine.. no issues that I’ve noticed

  35. Racki says:

    Oh man.. Horcoff…. almost. Nice partial breakaway. Love what I’m seeing from him so far this camp.

  36. Racki says:

    Oh how I hope Quinn is right about Hemsky having a H. Sedin like breakout year.

  37. MetalOil says:

    Ouch, 4 Goals on 8 shots against Carey Price tonight. Refused to speak to media afterward. So begins the Halak-Less era of the MTL Canadians. They are so gonna regret that trade with the Blues.

  38. John says:

    Racki: Oh man.. Horcoff…. almost. Nice partial breakaway. Love what I’m seeing from him so far this camp.

    He does look rejuvenated but it’s the “almost” part that has me worried already.

  39. chucker says:

    Liking the pace and systems play. Also, Giroux is doing what I hoped.

  40. MetalOil says:

    Racki: Oh man.. Horcoff…. almost. Nice partial breakaway. Love what I’m seeing from him so far this camp.

    For sure. If can up his pt total a lil bit and lead this club then we could probably take him out of the NHL’s worst contracts consideration.

  41. Racki says:

    John:
    He does look rejuvenated but it’s the “almost” part that has me worried already.

    How does that worry you? He had a guy draped all over him… I don’t think it’s a concern. Pretty hard for him to do anything there.

    Oillll scorrreeee.. Ondrus again!

    Goalie switch for the Oil.

  42. otto says:

    Haha! That was a weird goal.

  43. zackman35 says:

    Yeah, I’m really loving this. Horc looks like he has quite a bit of potential this year and DOOBIE! Is Mac attack a +2 now?

  44. otto says:

    Gerbs looks really good in that first half.

  45. gr8one says:

    lol, the Gerber baby has more hair than Gerber.

  46. Racki says:

    Ooooh Vandermeer bowls over Kesler.. niceee

  47. otto says:

    This is awesomely hilarious. Even Storts is looking like an offencive juggernaut.

  48. Racki says:

    Kesler looks like he wasn’t sure where he was after that hit.

  49. zackman35 says:

    Kesler rocked by Vandersmeer!

    And Racki what do you think of having a POTF 3 stars of the game?

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