Oilers 2, Canucks 3 (OT) – Game 9 – 2013-02-04 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 4, 2013 10:36 am
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Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 4, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Some early updates on this one… Magnus Paajarvi has been recalled. Eric Belanger was put on the injured reserve list after hurting his foot blocking a shot. Doesn’t sound like anything serious. But given our luck, he might need to have his foot amputated.

Shawn Horcoff is also expected to be in the lineup for this one.. hopefully that is the case. He was absent from the last couple games with neck strain suffered on a hit from Shane Doan.

The Canucks are starting to show more of their “true” form… back on top of the standings, based on some fine play from Roberto “We don’t need you here anymore.. wait, yes we do” Luongo. Bleh.

Update @ 10:50am… sounds like Whitney will sit this one out in favor of Corey Potter. Hate to say it, but this is good. Also, word is Eric Belanger is wearing a walking boot now for his foot.

OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)


Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Yakupov – Gagner – Hemsky
Smyth – Horcoff – Petrell
Paajarvi – Lander – Hartikainen

Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – J. Schultz
Fistric – Potter

Dubnyk
Khabibulin

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20 Responses to “Oilers 2, Canucks 3 (OT) – Game 9 – 2013-02-04 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW”

  1. dawgtoy says:

    I have to say I like this lineup. See if the 4th can play with some of its OKC chemistry. Sad to see what has become of Whitney. Can’t wait for Jones to be healthy again. Need his spark and energy ASAP.

  2. Racki says:

    Yah, speaking of Jones.. he and Eager skated today (With no contact jersey on). Hopefully it won’t be too long before Jones is back in.

  3. NorwegianOiler says:

    “@TSNRyanRishaug: Whitney says he’s not happy, but respects coaches decision. Ralph told him he’s not playing good enough.”

    Whitney is a shadow, but I understand if he’s disgruntled seeing as Mr Corey Potter gets a place in the lineup…

    We ought to go out and get ourselves a solid veteran. I’d love to see a Barret Jackman or even good ol’ Eric Brewer in Oil silks. Someone steady. Jackman is somewhat of a Jason Smith too. A bit pricey though.

  4. Racki says:

    I think Whitney is likely angry at himself, not at the decision. He’s generally been pretty honest about his own play. Really, it’s been mediocre some nights, invisible in a bad way other nights. This is probably overdue considering Fistric has played well enough to stay in, and Ralph wants to keep benched players “warm” so to speak. It only makes sense for Whitney to sit.

  5. NorwegianOiler says:

    I agree (Whits should know full well that he’s underperformed), but I am sorry that we don’t have an adequate defenseman to put in the lineup. It’s lateral at best when we insert Potter in his place.

    Meh.

    Who’s the Jaro Spacek of 2013?

  6. Metal&Oil says:

    I just hope that we can get something for Whitney on the trade market. He has not showed anything on the ice that warrants an extension with us so a trade if there are any takers seems like the best option moving forward.

  7. Racki says:

    Agreed, NorOil, we don’t have a solid replacement for Whitney currently.

    And also agreed M&O.. I’ve been leading the “trade Whitney” parade for quite a while now.. not just this past year. Never really liked trading Visnovsky for him.

    Yandle is supposedly available… too bad he’s so pricey now. According to the 4th period, we’ve got scouts checking out the Toronto D. Not sure if I like that idea much either.

  8. Racki says:

    Damn.. Horcoff is out long turn with a broken knuckle.

    You have to figure the Oilers will peruse the free agent market. Brendan Morrison and Jason Arnott are two names mentioned by media. Arnott failed physical in NYR for bad knee.

    Daymond Langkow still unsigned too..

    Pretty slim pickins. They may need to make a trade.

    In desperation, they can slot Smyth at center, but I think they really need to be serious about this team and fill a gap via trade or UFA signing. UFA signing will be risky, as you know there is rust on those old parts as is, never mind with the lockout.

  9. hemmerlady says:

    Horc’s out – and Fistric too with a back injury. Great. And they call it….Depthless.

    This was a tough loss to take- was at a bar surrounded by Nucks fans, really hoping Louie would fold like a cheap card table on the penalty shot. I was covering my eyes during our especially shoddy D-zone play in the late 3rd / OT. We need to learn how to keep a lead too.

    I like NorOil’s suggestions. Anything to help us on the back end. Gawd.

  10. Racki says:

    I guess there had been talk about Stephen Weiss as being possibly shopped by Florida (unrelated to today’s events). That would be a solid pick up.. and his contract ends this year, so the timing short term is perfect.. but there’d be opportunity to bring him back. Not sure what the asking price would be though.. probably not something that justifies a short term gain though.

    Weiss is quite good on the dot and he sees decent PK time in Florida. Add in, he’s put up good offensive numbers. He’s an all around player that could move up and down the lineup. That all adds up to a good fit in Edmonton, just not sure if the asking price would be too high.

  11. dawgtoy says:

    This is the time where we will see what the management “team” is made of. Obviously VDV Will likely be called up as a short term solution, but a trade will have to be made in order to stop the bleeding.

  12. Racki says:

    Yup, in previous years, they’d let the team sink or swim (with the inevitable outcome of sink since we didn’t have enough good parts to keep us afloat) with the thought that if we win, hey great, but if we don’t we get a good pick anyways.

    The time for good picks is long passed… (I thought it was last year too). Time to earn your paycheque Tambo.

  13. Racki says:

    There is a new 30 thoughts out. He doesn’t mention the Oil specifically re: centers, but Weiss sounds off the table. But at the same time, Most good GMs don’t come out and say a player is available. So I kind of laugh when a media personality authoritatively says a player is unavailable.

    Anyways, sounds like the market for C is quite in favor of the guy who has a C available… if you’re looking for a C.. you’re screwed.

  14. Racki says:

    The Oilers have recalled Mark Arcobello from OKC. He’s played well for them and has seen some time with Hall and Eberle while Nuge was in the WJHCs. He is pretty small at 5’9, 165.. not sure how his faceoff skills are, but that small frame can’t help. Still though, worth a shot, and good to reward the good soldiers.

  15. dawgtoy says:

    Peckham sent down to OKC for a two week conditioning stint. Hope he can get his shit together. I like what he brings, get in game shape, and stay out of the sin bin.

  16. chucker says:

    Racki:
    Damn.. Horcoff is out long turn with a broken knuckle.

    You have to figure the Oilers will peruse the free agent market. Brendan Morrison and Jason Arnott are two names mentioned by media. Arnott failed physical in NYR for bad knee.

    Daymond Langkow still unsigned too..

    Pretty slim pickins. They may need to make a trade.

    In desperation, they can slot Smyth at center, but I think they really need to be serious about this team and fill a gap via trade or UFA signing. UFA signing will be risky, as you know there is rust on those old parts as is, never mind with the lockout.

    Racki:
    I guess there had been talk about Stephen Weiss as being possibly shopped by Florida (unrelated to today’s events). That would be a solid pick up.. and his contract ends this year, so the timing short term is perfect.. but there’d be opportunity to bring him back. Not sure what the asking price would be though.. probably not something that justifies a short term gain though.

    Weiss is quite good on the dot and he sees decent PK time in Florida. Add in, he’s put up good offensive numbers. He’s an all around player that could move up and down the lineup. That all adds up to a good fit in Edmonton, just not sure if the asking price would be too high.

    Impossible. His hands are made of stone.

  17. chucker says:

    Racki:
    The Oilers have recalled Mark Arcobello from OKC. He’s played well for them and has seen some time with Hall and Eberle while Nuge was in the WJHCs. He is pretty small at 5’9, 165.. not sure how his faceoff skills are, but that small frame can’t help. Still though, worth a shot, and good to reward the good soldiers.

    Awesome. Maybe we can get Cogs back too.

  18. Racki says:

    dawgtoy:
    Peckham sent down to OKC for a two week conditioning stint. Hope he can get his shit together. I like what he brings, get in game shape, and stay out of the sin bin.

    This is good to hear. I always liked Peckham, and he has struggled to get his butt back in game shape, but I think he can.

    In other news, Ben Eager also says he’s feeling the best he’s ever felt in quite a while. Good to hear.

  19. phawley says:

    Really not happy with all of the injury’s lately. I can see a few more than usual with a short season and no time between games to heal from bruises. However we almost have two full lines on the recovering list right now.

    To keep up with times I am thinking of buying a yellow / orange Oilers jersey. Go Recovery Team!

    I have high hopes for Arcobello. Yes he is another Cogliano but seems to have had some chemistry with Hall and Ebs down in OKC. He seems to be overlooked most of the time and it is a good opportunity to give him a try.

  20. Racki says:

    Knock on wood and all, but at least so far the injuries have happened only to the bottom end guys. Yah, Horc and Belanger are important to the team, but I’d rather they were injured than Nuge and co.

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