Oilers 2, Avalanche 3 (SO) – Game 68 – 2012-03-10 @ 1:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 10, 2012 10:37 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
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26-35-6 Record 35-30-4
Location: Pepsi Center
Date: March 10, 2012 @ 1:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

This is an early one today. According to Jonathan Willis, over at Oilers Nation, afternoon games aren’t actually that bad for us. It turns out we just suck all the time, and being particular adept at sucking at afternoon games is just an illusion. This is just any old normal game, so carry on.

Khabibulin will get the start (according to a Bob Stauffer tweet, Dubnyk pulled his groin), and the actual game lines are below. Omark will play with Hemsky and Gagner some more today. Watching the game live is a lot different than watching it on TV. There’s a lot of stuff you see happening live that you don’t see on TV, but I think you miss a LOT at the live game too. So I’m looking forward to seeing how Omark really plays with Hemsky today, because I didn’t get a very good sense of this when I was at the game vs. the Canadiens. The “kid line” together on the road (where Renney and co. can’t get their line match-ups easily) could be interesting (i.e. not good). We’ll see how that goes. Renney’s been sheltering them quite a bit this season, and rightfully so. But lately, I think we have had a lot of what Renney calls “passengers” on this team, so that’s an even bigger story here. It would be fine for teams to check our kid line into submission if the other 2 scoring lines were actually doing their jobs properly and potting some goals.

Enjoy this one folks. I should be around in the GDT Chat, if anyone else happens by.

OILERS LINES (per NHL_Oilers)


Hall-RNH-Eberle
Omark-Gagner-Hemsky
Smyth-Horcoff-Petrell
Hordichuk-Belanger-Jones

Smid-Petry
Whitney-Schultz
Sutton-Potter

Khabibulin
Dubnyk

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4 Responses to “Oilers 2, Avalanche 3 (SO) – Game 68 – 2012-03-10 @ 1:00 PM MST – SNETW”

  1. zackman35 says:

    Should be a really entertaining game, both great young and up and coming teams. I really wanted to see Landeskog but my brother has a hockey tournament today so I’ll have to game. Go Oil!

  2. G&S says:

    Welcome back Andy. It’s about damn time!!!!

    Hate to say it but I think we have seen the last of Teddy Peckham in an oil jersey (barring injurys) Theo is a prime candidate to be traded this summer as I think other teams still see the potential is still there for him to have a bounce back season next year and be a good bottom pairing, physical player.

  3. Racki says:

    If you’re tossing him aside, G&S, then all is lost for Teddy! :P

    Seriously though, you are quite likely right. They need to make some decisions on D, and well, looks like him and Barker are gone. Too bad, cause last year was such a good season for him. That would have been the ideal time to move him.

    I still think there is a solid D in the making here.. just not so sure we can patiently wait for him.

  4. G&S says:

    Racki:
    If you’re tossing him aside, G&S, then all is lost for Teddy!

    Seriously though, you are quite likely right. They need to make some decisions on D, and well, looks like him and Barker are gone. Too bad, cause last year was such a good season for him. That would have been the ideal time to move him.

    I still think there is a solid D in the making here.. just not so sure we can patiently wait for him.

    With Andy signed next year I think Teddy will be an add on in a trade for help on D or in goal. Teams love having gritty, hard noised bottom pairing guys like Theo so he still does hold some value, especially with him being an RFA who could be signed for close to minimum.

    On second thought I would be more inclined to keep him for depth, hoping for some sort of bounce back year. If we were willing to give Barker a shot at redemption then why not give Pecks the same luxury on the cheap???

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