The Rebuild Part 1: Introduction (by Zackman35)

By , January 15, 2012 11:35 am

The Rebuild Part 1: Introduction


Taylor Hall

“One, they’re probably going to beat you by eight goals and two, they’re going to kick that crap out of you too if you want to challenge them that way. “ – Steve Tambellini

Edmonton is a well educated hockey town and you don’t have to go very far to find out what state the Oilers are in, and for that matter what it is and what it means to be in a rebuild. What is a rebuild anyways? The dictionary defines it as:

    verb (used with object)
    1. to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with newparts: to rebuild an old car.
    2. to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
    3. to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.

Now of course there are varying degrees of rebuilds and every season every team in the league is sure to make at least one roster/on-ice movement which will hopefully improve or re-strengthen the on ice performance of their franchise. These degrees of “rebuilds” can vary, from more subtle movements/transactions (Detroit Red Wings) to full on scorched earth type rebuilds (Edmonton Oilers).

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Oilers 2, Kings 1 (OT) – Game 44 – 2012-01-15 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , January 15, 2012 11:15 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings
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16-23-4 Record 22-15-8
Location: Rexall Place
Date: January 15th, 2012 @ 6:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

So last game we saw Andrew Cogliano’s return… now we get to see Dustin Penner… however this isn’t his first game back to Edmonton. It is, however, his first game back since the pancake injury. If you saw the lady who was responsible for the delicious stack, you might not be so critical. I can also say that Dustin Penner’s “fat” is still in better shape than me.. so I’d never honestly be critical of the guy’s weight/shape. I just love a good laugh and glad he is taking it in stride and poking fun at himself.

Anyways, the Oilers are in a world of hurt right now, sliding down the standings… they’re running out of spots to slide down to. Currently, only the team that beat them 5-0 (Anaheim Ducks) and the Columbus Blue Jackets sit below them in the standings. The Ducks are just one point behind. Let’s be honest… when the season started, no one expected the Oilers would be near the top of the standings like they were… however this has been a monumental collapse to their season and is incredibly disappointing. There are cries for a few heads out in Oilersland from Renney to Tambellini. I’m not willing to give up on Renney, but the other fellow seems to be either still in the tear-it-down phase, or is horrible at reacting to troubled times here and plugging holes.

No word on the lineup just yet, so I’ll post the same as last game for now and modify it later.

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