W – Oilers 4, Canadiens 2 – Game 10 – 2013-10-22 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , October 22, 2013 12:02 pm
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2-6-1 Record 5-3-0
Location: Bell Centre
Date: October 22, 2013 @ 5:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The new look Oilers will have another new look today. Notable roster slots to fill include Hall (knee – 4 weeks) and Smyth (groin – 1 week). In response the team has called up Pitlick and Eager. Hall’s offence is hard to replace so in an effort to get the Yak attack going, he’ll be on a line with Eberle and RNH. Eberle strained his hip slightly on Saturday, but says he’s good to go today.  There won’t be any better opportunities for guys like Jones to prove themselves like there is over the next month or so.  He used to have the versatility to play on different lines with different roles.  I still think it has to do with the haircut, but I’m rooting for him.

MacTavish cited Gazdic’s play, the desire to call up Pitlick, and the number of contracts on the books as contributors to moving Mr. Brown and his moustache. Someone should tell him the princess is in another castle and give him a map of San Jose. It’s never easy to be traded, but moving to California on the cusp of an Edmonton winter and going to a top contender probably ease the pain just a little bit. Good luck to you Mike. This gives the team a little more flexibility in bringing in someone to fill another need. D-Man that could play 30 tough minutes would be nice, or maybe a proven tender. Dubs has been better of late though.

Tonight`s game is in Montreal. A town full of hockey zealots with a lot of history and pride. It`s not an easy house to walk into and leave with a win, so expect the boys will be in tough tonight. The Habs likely sympathize with the Oilers on the injury front as they are without Briere and just lost Prust as well after an awkward fall into the end boards to name a few of many.

After Dubnyk`s recent elevated play and earning the win last game I expect he`ll get the start again tonight, but Eakins has surprised me before so if I hear anything more official, I`ll update the projected lines below.

Last but not least, a big congrats to Anton Lander, the latest captain of the OKC Barons.

Probable Lines


Yakupov-RNH-Eberle
Perron-Arcobello-Hemsky
Jones-Gordon-Pitlick
Eager-Acton-Gazdic

Smid-Petry
N. Schultz-Ferrence
J.Schultz-Belov

Dubnyk-LaBarbera

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4 Responses to “W – Oilers 4, Canadiens 2 – Game 10 – 2013-10-22 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW”

  1. Racki says:

    Lars Eller on the Edmonton Oilers: “With this team it can be anything. They play a little bit like a junior team I think some times. They take a lot of risks, a lot of chances and they’re a little all over the place. Not a lot of structure, always, in their game. It can really be anything. You don’t know.”

    I’m guessing that will be put up on a bulletin board.

    Lots of Oilers fans are losing their shit over it, but you know what… it’s completely true. I like that he said it. Maybe it will wake the Oilers up.

  2. john says:

    Yup, people can get pissed all they want about it but until the Oilers can prove Eller wrong ( certainly doesn’t look like they will tonight), then it’s pretty much true.

  3. Racki says:

    Oilers won with a great 2nd half of the game, but I don’t think they proved Eller wrong at all, despite the win.

  4. NorwegianOiler says:

    Eller is right. That the Habs lost is incidental. We are unorganized and lack strength as a team.

    Nice to get a win still, but the way Eakins tries to make it a “statement win” against Eller’s comments is pure rhetoric and little else. We were still running around a bit.

    Waiting for Yakupov to finally score and get on a tear. He is confidence away from putting up some numbers.

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