GDT: Oilers 1, Canucks 2 – Game 29 – 2010-12-12 @ 6:00 PM – SNETW

By , December 12, 2010 11:00 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks
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15-8-4 Record 11-12-5
Location: Rexall Place
Date: December 12, 2010 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

I have to keep this one short as I have a pretty busy day today. But, the Oil hope to continue their streak tonight when they take on the Canucks. The Oilers are 7-2-1 in their last 10. They may have gotten lucky in their last game, vs. the Lightning, when Khabibulin stole one for them. The Canucks are 5-4-1 in their last 10. They also won the only regular season game between the two teams, so far, on November 2. The final score was 4-3 for the Canucks. This was of course the game in which the NHL’s most dangerous Mexican, Raffi Torres, scored a hattrick.

I’m going to venture a guess and say the fun ride stops here tonight, for the Oilers.

Prediction: 6-3 Canucks, but I hope I’m wrong.

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KHL Brawl round 2 – Vityaz Chekhov beat up Avangard Omsk again

By , December 10, 2010 2:47 pm

UPDATED with sparring partners (and I use that term very loosely).
A line brawl broke out in the KHL today between Vityaz Chekhov and Avangard Omsk. It looks like this is the second time this happened with the first time documented on Puck Daddy here.

I guess these two teams don’t like each other.

Hell of a line brawl this time around, as it started right off the start of puck drop. Two players were hospitalized (Roman Cervenka and Martin Skoula). Chris Simon plays for Vityaz.

Former NHLer Josh Gratton is #92 in white (Vityaz) and can be seen laying the boots to someone pretty good. #61 for white is Sergei Belokon, who is also unleashing holy terror. #7 (goes after what looks like Alexei Bondarev then goalie Karri Ramo) is scrappy Canadian Darcy Verot. #13, who probably had the fairest looking fight and ends up jerseying and working over Martin Skoula (who ended up hospitalized), is Captain Denis Sergeev. Kudos to Josh Gratton for being a pussy and jumping in to help out Sergeev in that fight after Skoula got back up, sans jersey/shoulder pads. Looks like Gratton ended up bloodying Skoula when he pulled him around (I believe Skoula hit his head on the ice). Bondarev (Avangard) is later seen watching in fear as Belokon works over someone (I believe this is Svatos). Cervenka is also seen lying on the ice hunched over, but I didn’t see who dropped him.

Ivan Larin, #43 for Vityaz, is also seen mixing it up. Suprisingly enough, I didn’t see Chris Simon in any of this mess.

As for Avangard, I see Marek Svatos was the guy getting tossed around off the start by Belokon.

Let me know if that doesn’t work.. unfortunately I had to type that by hand out from my phone since I can check that out on my work PC.

Puck Daddy reported that in the last brawl, Vityaz was heavily punished for instigating the brawl. They actually instigate it again in this one. I’m not sure if they’re the KHL’s Broadstreet Bullies or what the deal is, but I love it. lol Intimidation tactics. Meeting 3, Avangard might just decline to play.

Click here to be taken to Youtube link.

Edit:
Suspensions/etc…

Thanks to SvenskaRiga@hfboards for this info:

Avangard
- Fined 100,000 rubles (100,000 rubles = $3262 CDN)

Vityaz
-Fine 400,000 rubles (400,000 rubles = $13,048 CDN)
-Players suspended (all from Vityaz – white team): #61 Belokon-13 games, #7 Verot-12 games, #92 Gratton-15 games, #43 Larin-14 games.
-Management receives invitation to come to KHL offices to explain the reason for all this.

Meeting between KHL and Vityaz management will take place on December 16th, 2010 and additional sanctions may be imposed.

GDT: Oilers 4, Lightning 3 (SO) – Game 28 – 2010-12-10 @ 7:00 PM – SNETW

By , December 10, 2010 10:25 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
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15-10-3 Record 10-12-5
Location: Rexall Place
Date: December 10, 2010 @ 7:00 PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

So this game of course marks the debut of another highlty-touted prospect – Linus Omark. Both Omark and Ryan O’Marra were recalled from Oklahoma City on Wednedsay, as replacements for the injured Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff.

We all know Omark from his youtube videos and even a bit this year from camp where he scored quite a pretty goal on a nice individual effort. But the question mark for him has been whether he plays for himself or for the team, so hopefully he’s learned the right answer to that question in Oklahoma City. He’s been tearing it up down there though. He’s on a point-per-game pace so far with 26 points in 26 games, and an even balance of 13 goals and 13 assists. The highlight of his North American professional career came on November 7th, 2010 in an AHL game between the Oklahoma City Barons and the Toronto Marlies. Omark led the Barons to a 7-6 victory by scoring 5 goals in the game (including a goal that tied the game at 6 with under a minute left to force the game to overtime).

O’Marra is also having a good start to his year in Oklahoma City. The big, 6’2″, 200 lb. center has 14 points in 22 games so far (1G and 13A). This isn’t his first trip to the show, however. O’Marra played 3 games last year for the Oilers in which he notched 1 assist. He only took 12 draws, but won 7 of them (58.3%). I thought he played pretty good. It’s nice seeing a big pivot on our team, for once. So I’m a bit excited to see how well he can mesh with the team too. He will likely play with Omark and Jones, if yesterday’s practice lines hold up.

Stamkos has cooled off temporarily, it would seem. He has 2 points in his last 6 games, both were assists (let’s not even talk about the games before – not pretty unless you love the Lightning or goal scoring). Even though I have him in one of the POTF pools, I’m hoping he stays cold tonight. The Lightning are still fairing OK, being 6-3-1 in their last 10. The Oilers have been pretty solid in their last 10 too, with a 6-2-2 record (wowza).

Starting goaltenders tonight appear to be Khabibulin and Ellis. The Lightning like to score goals, and Ellis apparently seems to like letting them in (dropped him like a bad habit in the pool), so I suspect this SHOULD be one of the more exciting games we’ll see this year.

I’m going to call this one a 6-5 Oilers win.

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Decrypting the 2005 NHL CBA: NHL Waivers – The Ultimate Waiver Bible

By , December 9, 2010 12:14 am
The NHL CBA was actually prophesied in the 16th century by this old dude

The NHL CBA was actually prophesied in the 16th century by this old dude

NOTE: There is now a permanent link to this Waiver FAQ in the menu, under “Resources” (2005 NHL CBA Waiver FAQ).

One thing that confuses the heck out of people is a player’s waiver status. It is so confusing that even CBA guru’s for NHL team’s get it wrong from time to time. Case in point of this is a situation that happened before the start of last year in which Rick Olczyk was asked about Gilbert Brule’s waiver status. In fairness, Olczyk had not yet researched the question when asked. But he responded by saying that Brule did not need to clear waivers to be sent down. Several bloggers (including yours truly) and CBA-expert-wannabe’s pointed out that Brule did in fact have to clear waivers. Several panicked at the thought that the Oilers might actually send him down at the start of the year and foolishly place him on waivers (which I think was a bit of a stretch, but still was an interesting case proving how cryptic the CBA is).

Before I sound like a know it all when it comes to the CBA for calling the Brule status right, I can say that I’ve made my share of mistakes too and have had to re-read over many different sections dozens of times to get a slight grasp of a particular section. It’s confusing probably to even the fellows that wrote it, no doubt. At any rate, I’ve done some digging around, and thanks to some guys who have done a bit of ground work such as NHLSCAP, cross-referenced with the CBA and various smart forumers, I figured I’d clear up a few questions/misunderstandings in regards to waiver status. This eventually will be a bit of a waivers resource for you junior GMs out there, and as such I’ll try and update this as required and if anyone has anything to add to it. Soooo.. *breathes deeply*, here goes. Continue reading 'Decrypting the 2005 NHL CBA: NHL Waivers – The Ultimate Waiver Bible'»

Monday Morning Standings

By , December 7, 2010 9:09 am

As requested. Plus Mad Men is a killer show.


NOTE: Today’s GDT is below.
In Oiler news, Hemsky is out a month. That is not good. Hall was 3rd star of the week. Plus 4 wins in a row. Not last overall. Those are all good news. So I’m going to have to say it was a good week. There is some talk of calling up someone, but no one is mentioning whether it will be Reddox or Omark.

In other NHL news, Crosby is being ridiculous. It’d be nice if he could share some talent with the rest of the league.

Kaleta beating the shit out of Dorsett. Great fight. Once I can find the youtube I’ll link it here.

If you have HBO, set your PVR’s to Tuesday or Wednesday night as the 24/7 re: the Pens and Caps starts. Should be good stuff. (again, once I have the actual details I’ll update this)

Rumor is that cap will be going up 3 mil. So will the floor. I didn’t realize that the Oilers are at the salary floor (not counting Souray obviously). I suppose that’s better than being a cap team and last.

Guerin retired.

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