Quick Hits

By , November 20, 2010 11:18 am
The reason for Cogliano's bad luck so far this season

The reason for Cogliano's bad luck so far this season

First things first, pun not intended with the post title, given that the first topic is Cogliano’s hit from behind last night. Secondly, credit to Chucker for finding a different church sign pic, which I then used to generate the pic above.

ANDREW COGLIANO

Tom Renney apparently asked Andrew Cogliano to step up his hitting game, as of late. The first hit of the game he throws is on Kyle Turris, from behind. Cogliano wasn’t even credited with the hit on the official scoresheet, but more importantly, he was ejected from the game for the hit.

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GDT: Oilers 3, Coyotes 4 (SO) – Game 18 – 2010-11-19 @ 7:00 PM – SNET

By , November 19, 2010 10:23 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes
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8-5-5 Record 4-10-3
Location:Rexall Place
Date: November 19, 2010 @ 7:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Oil face the Coyotes at Rexall. The Coyotes come in fairly hot, with a 4 game winning streak. The Oilers are winless in 5 and are 2nd last in the league (since they have a game in hand on the Islanders). So there’s a good guess how this one will go.

The Oilers had a fun day yesterday in practice. They came out jerseyless, threw the sticks in the middle and then had an old school pond hockey game. They also has a strip-down shootout. The season so far hasn’t been fun at all for this team. I actually don’t Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers 3, Coyotes 4 (SO) – Game 18 – 2010-11-19 @ 7:00 PM – SNET'»

Rekhabi on IR, Gerber Recalled

By , November 18, 2010 1:16 pm
You can actually hear the groin tearing if you stare at this pic long enough...

You can actually hear the groin tearing if you stare at this pic long enough...

Old news now, but we’ve got to post on it….

Khabibulin has injured his groin and is expected to be placed on IR. Gerber has been recalled. But don’t get too excited folks, rumor is that Dubnyk will get the games and that is why Deslauriers wasn’t an emergency recall.

GDT: Oilers 0, Blackhawks 5 – Game 17 – 2010-11-17 @ 7:30 PM – SNET1

By , November 17, 2010 9:38 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
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9-9-2 Record 4-9-3
Location:Rexall Place
Date: November 17, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet One

PRE-GAME RANT

Well it seems these days like the only team that the Oilers can beat are the Chicago Blackhawks. Here we are with 16 games behind us, and the Blackhawks account for half of our tremendous 4 wins – 1 dominant win in the opener against the Flames, another in the second game of the season, against Florida that the Oil likely didn’t deserve and 2 good (if not great) performances against the Blackhawks. If you’re doing the math, that means the Oilers haven’t beaten anyone, aside from the Hawks, since the first two games.

How is Renney handling this? Well his mantra is “keep it simple, stupid”. While it doesn’t seem to be working yet, I do like what I hear from Renney so far. Sometimes guys just don’t get it, but you have to keep bringing them back to those basics (albeit cliché). MacTavish’s biggest knock was that he was too complex of a coach for his players… too many instructions… too many criticisms. Hockey might not be rocket science, but the average player isn’t anywhere near a rocket scientist either, so Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers 0, Blackhawks 5 – Game 17 – 2010-11-17 @ 7:30 PM – SNET1'»

Monday Morning Standings

By , November 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Just saw Scott Pilgrim so here you go.


Again the MMS will be on time, but thats only because I’m doing this from home. I have had two weeks off to move (thanks for the help everyone!) and at this point I’m starting to look like Racki (his avatar, not the baby face).

Also you may notice that the standings today are a little ghetto, but as I am home I don’t have access to a proper spreadsheet program and as such, well you get what you see today. Note that it will not impact the selection of the pic, as I have the proper tools for that here at home.

The Home Team

With the Oilers, well they have sucked balls (unless thats your thing, then they have sucked something really unpleasant). Although in all honesty, I can’t say I’m surprised as I called for them to finish real low this year. Not last, as they seem deadset on hitting, but still real low. Looking at some quick stats here, it looks like the Oilers lead the league with goals against (4.00 per game, and for reference Atlanta is second with 3.61, LA is last (first) with 1.87). The PK is also dead last at 67.6%. Surprising to me is that we are not last in FO% or shots against.

Sunday Night Fights

Amazingly, with the brawl in New York yesterday, only Dubinsky will be fined, and no other punishment handed out…which is surprising as I believe Peckham left the bench to go after Avery prior to his fight with #22 (can’t remember off the top of my head). Then again, Dubinsky fought Fraser from the bench so thats pretty bad.

After the brawl, Tencer reports that Smid is now out with a concussion and Peckham hurt his wrist, so looks like a couple defensemen will need to be called up now. Or at least 1. I predict Plante or Petry, cause while Belle may be playing better, he’s not in the future of the team. And really at this point we need to look to the future.

Around the league

Islanders fired their head coach. Feel kinda bad for him as his team is about as stacked as the Oilers.

mc79hockey has a post up (link would be up but his site has crashed, will update later) doing some work where he highlights some of Colin Campbells dealings with referees. I’m not going to talk much about it here, but he has pissed off some mainstream media (calling him a blogger with the derisive tone) but really its is some good solid work. TSN has a link here with more details (and thankfully they just don’t bash the dude).

Hell of a fight. I mean, wow.

Carter signs a 11 year deal.

The All Star game list came out, and there are 2 Oilers. Khabibulin and Hemsky. Hemsky deserves in it.

And I can’t think of anything else…remember I’ve been a hermit for the past week here.
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