GDT Oilers 2, Stars 3 – Game 41 – 2011-01-11 @ 6:30 PM – SNET EDM

By , January 11, 2011 2:11 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
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13-20-7 Record 25-13-5
Location: Dr. Pepper Arena
Date: January 11, 2011 @ 6:30 PM MST
TV: SN EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

Hopefully Hemsky and Hall can look beyond the all star invites and focus on the game at hand tonight. Also congrats to Eberle who also got an invite if he’s healthy enough to attend.

This is the first matchup with the Stars this season and they aren’t to be taken lightly having greatly turned things around after finishing 12th in the West last year.

The Oilers will be in tough again with an inexperienced pairing of Chorney and Petry rounding out the 6 defenseman tonight. They’re also experimenting with Hall at center. It’s not new to Hall who spent some time at the position in junior, but this will be his first go at the NHL level.

PROJECTED LINES



Penner – Hall – Hemsky
Paajarvi – Gagner – Omark
Reddox – Cogliano – Jones
Jacques – Fraser – Stortini

Peckham – Gilbert
Smid – Foster
Chorney – Petry

Khabibulin
Dubnyk


A different goalie for Reddox to give the randy dog treatment

LIVE CHAT

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10 Responses to “GDT Oilers 2, Stars 3 – Game 41 – 2011-01-11 @ 6:30 PM – SNET EDM”

  1. Racki says:

    Well, things are up and running again.. although I found a new host that we may switch to in the near future. We’ll see how things go.

    No explanation of why it was taken down other than that the site somehow bogged down the computer hosting it. No explanation either why it was brought up or what to do or anything… I seriously don’t get it.

  2. Trogdor says:

    Look at the timing, you’re posting comments while I’m setting up the chat.

  3. Racki says:

    Oilers played a very good game tonight.. especially in the latter half. Could have gotten a win, deserved at least 1 point. Oh well, tough break, but I’m happy at how they played. 41 shots tonight!

  4. Bostonoiler says:

    Sounds like they played well. I didn’t watch any of the game tonight, but again sounds like it went well. I’m really liking this team’s direction right now, and while it might currently suck, I think Tambi has got it right. Our young core is the best players on the team. Give them the rest of this season, then surround them with good role players and this team will, in my mind,contend for a playoff spot next season.

    I think we are only missing two things, a center and a defender. We will get one at the draft, and hopefully the other at the deadline and then be set.

    LOsing close games might suck, but at least it is a sign that things are getting better and we are competing in most games that we play in. Development year almost over at this point, lets hope for a better year next season.

  5. John says:

    The offensive part of their game was top notch tonight, as usual it was scrambling defense & slightly better than mediocre goaltending that sealed the Oilers fate again. Yet another game where I watch Hall & just shake my head in amazement; just imagine what this kid will be able to do after he puts on a few more pounds & gets another season or two under his belt!!! Pretty damned impressed with Jonesy too, good job Tambi :)

  6. Racki says:

    Yah good call on the defence and goaltending. I watched the replay of Foster getting one-punched by Morrow. He had his arms tied up at the time, so it was a cheap shot by Morrow. I give Foster credit for playing gritty tonight, but that guy is such a liability defensively.

  7. hemmerlady says:

    Only saw the highlights.
    Jonesy’s goal – stellar
    Sucker punch on Foster – not cool
    Foster sticking up for Omark – solid. We have people that fight now?
    Khabiboozin’ – a little shaky

    Consolation prize – at least the Flames lost too.
    Edit: 41 shots is a herculean effort. I’m proud of that.

  8. oilinblood says:

    Racki: Yah good call on the defence and goaltending. I watched the replay of Foster getting one-punched by Morrow. He had his arms tied up at the time, so it was a cheap shot by Morrow. I give Foster credit for playing gritty tonight, but that guy is such a liability defensively.

    Dont know if you saw at the end of the fight morrow got off foster and patted him on the bum in a non condescending way. It made me think Morrow probably didnt want to catch him defenseless but it happened. Morrow is pretty classy so ill read that into it without verbal proof to back it up. cheap shot yes… intentionally cheap no. like a bar fight other people got involved and thats the unknown variable that happens. Foster trying to cross check morrow in the head was bad… good thing he missed the first attempt that was really well placed height wise. that would have been 5-8 games.

    Khabi was terrible. Cogs had a good game but again gets pushed around like he weighs a feather yet eberle hall chorney and even omark hardly ever get pushed over when they arent in full stride (and thus off balance in place). cogs gets his footing and still gets pushed over by my 82 year old neighbour. Good game for him though when he could stand up.
    Foster is a lost cause.
    Pecks looks hungry for round 2.
    Way to go Mac… nice deflection for the assist.
    Do we need khabi right now? seriously?
    Khabi … yikes.

  9. John says:

    @ OinB & Racki, yup I am so done with the Foster experiment. He might be the kind of guy you pick up as a PP specialist on an already solid Dcore (ala MAB) but he’s practically useless in our lineup.

    On Cogs: You can’t fault the guy for his efforts for sure but I just don’t see his game improving much more than the level he’s at now. Unless he goes to Detroit of course lol.

  10. chucker says:

    Yeah, Foster is sure exposed on this team. I agree with the sentiments that he should be dealt at the trade deadline for anything. We signed him as an UFA, so any gains are pure gains as far as a trade goes. Besides, it’s not like we don’t have depth guys to fill in. Chorney has made huge strides in his own end and plays a more physical game now. I like it.

    We also have lots of other guys we could call up if need be. Let’s face it, he’s shown what he’s capable of, now he’s expendible. The rest of the year should be about putting those D prospects into the NHL for stints to see if we have an internal solution or how much more they may need to develop in the AHL or get released or whichever situation is appropriate for a given player.

    Say what you will about MAB, but at least he was good on the PP.

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