GDT Oilers 2, Wild 4 – Game 77 – 2011-03-31 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 31, 2011 12:36 pm
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GDT: Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild
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23-42-11 Record 36-32-8
Location: Xcel Energy Center
Date: March 31, 2011 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV:SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight, the Oiler pictured above returns to the lineup – Gilbert Brule. Colin Fraser is out (foot). I expect a tough game tonight for the Oilers, even though the Wild are on a slump of their own (2-7-1 in the last 10). The Oilers haven’t won a game since March 5th, which makes that 10 straight games without a win (0-7-3). Yikes.

In other news not specific to the game, the Oilers have signed UNB LWer Hunter Tremblay. I’d expect that to be depth for the Barons. The Fourth Period has the photo shoot of Taylor Hall up here.

The Wild have won all the matches between these two teams so far this season (four). Why stop now? And in case you were worried that the 30th place spot was in jeopardy at all, Khabibulin gets the start.

Prediction: 5-1 Wild

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Monday Morning Standings

By , March 30, 2011 2:33 pm

Back to the sports, and here are some soccer fans


Not much in the way of news, other than the playoff races have been super tight. Rod retired last night and got a banner raised for him, and Laurier is soon going to be done. Other than that…well, its been the annual death march to the season’s end.

In other league news, Oshie skipped a practice and will now miss 2 games. And Selanne is ridiculous. And Crosby is skating with the team again…a little too late for my fantasy team there Sid.

Can’t think of any other league news either, so on to the standings:
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GDT Oilers 0, Kings 2 – Game 76 – 2011-03-29 @ 7:30 PM MST – TSN

By , March 29, 2011 10:02 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings - Rod Phillips last broadcast
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43-26-6 Record 23-41-11
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 29, 2011 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV:TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Oilers say goodbye to another huge legend.. Rod Phillips. Rod’s been broadcasting Oilers games since their WHA days (since 1973). How many of us have turned down the sound on a game and flipped on the radio. Thanks to radio delay, that doesn’t work so well anymore, but my dad used to do that back in the day, and it was glorious. Rod’s already been inducted into the Hall of Fame.. will we see a jersey retired in his honor (or perhaps a start of a ring of honor here?). I hear the players will be wearing a specific number with Phillips on the back for the ceremony (37, to commemorate his 37 years of service). Whatever they do, I am sure it will be memorable. Phillips is a great announcer. I think he hands the mic off to a guy who will one day be seen as a great talent too, in Jack Michaels, but that guy has BIG shoes to fill. Anyways, on to the game…

The Oilers are coming off a tough loss against the Flames in which they got to a 4-1 lead before seeing it slowly chipped away. They lost it 5-4 in the shootout. What a heart breaker. But really, it was great to see this band of misfits get off to such a great start and play a hard game. But the Flames comeback was just too much for them. The Kings have won their last 3 and sit in 9th in the league right now. If you’re like me, you’re hoping for an Oilers win BIG TIME tonight, because the Kings are in control of one of our 2011 1st round picks. Right now it’s looking to be a high 20s pick. But, given how tight the standings are, the Oilers can help try and give themselves a mid-round pick for the 2011 draft. This is a draft pick rally we can all get behind, unlike “Losin’ for Larsson” and such.

That said, I have a tough time believing the Oilers can win this one.. but I’m going to spread some positive vibe and guess that they win…

Prediction 5-3 Oilers

P.S. Trogdor asks: “In true Oiler fashion, how loud will Penner be booed?”
Followed by Steve-O with: “also, how many goals will he score?”
Indeed.

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GDT Oilers 4, Flames 5 (SO) – Game 75 – 2011-03-26 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , March 26, 2011 11:28 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames (Battle of Alberta)
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37-28-11 Record 23-41-10
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 26, 2011 @ 8:00 PM MST
TV:CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers have a chance to put another nail in the coffin of the Calgary Flames’ playoff hopes. That would be nice to see. The Flames are two points behind the playoff cut right now, but they’ve played 76 games and most teams have played 73 or 74. If our AHL team is going to win one in the remaining 8 games, this is the one.

That said, I don’t see it happening. Although we do have some nice new lines tonight! (thanks to Dawgtoy for relaying that).

Prediction: 5-1 Flames

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