Closing the chapter on another legend…

By , April 11, 2014 9:27 pm
Goodbye to another great one..

Goodbye to another great one..

Due to the suck the Oilers put on most nights, this blog has been put on pause, as you all know, but sometimes you have to forego all that. This is definitely the one time…

Tomorrow is Smytty’s final game as an Oiler. I will say that Ryan Smyth is a shade of the player he was in his first stint here, but I will miss him a heck of a lot. I think too that while he has obviously slowed down, his battle level had never died. That’s the one thing I’ll always admire about Smytty. When you think about all the Oilers that have “bled copper and blue”, he’s the first one that comes to mind. Even amid the greats that once played here, he’s the first one you think of when you think of a guy who left everything on the table each game. He never won a Stanley Cup, but I think he earned one. It’s a shame the Oilers never won in ’06, cause he really deserved it.

I just want to personally thank Ryan Smyth for all he’s done for this city, and all he’s done as a player. I have a lot of respect for you, and I just hope that some of your character rubs off on the new wave of players here.

Lastly, I can’t wait until we inevitably see your #94 hanging in the rafters some day.

P.S.: oh how great would it be for him to score on the PP tomorrow?? Bed-f’in-lam.

R.I.P.

By , February 22, 2014 12:29 am

As mentioned before, we’re going on hiatus as there isn’t much good to talk about with the Oilers these days, sadly. You can still visit us at the forum (which if you aren’t registered on, you’ll need to e-mail me for access). I was going to completely turn off the site and redirect this blog to the forum, but I think I’ll keep it up for now just because there is some info here people might want to dig up.

This site only serves to collect spam now, so I’ve turned off registrations and won’t allow commenting unless you’re signed up now. This is just to prevent all the spam coming in.

Will be back? Probably one day, but I’m not sure when. We thank you all for visiting the site though and making this fun for us while it lasted and hope to see many of you on the forum still!

Oilers at Stars – Game 28 – 2013-12-01 @ 4:00 PM MST – SNET OILERS

By , December 1, 2013 12:32 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
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8-17-2 Record 12-9-3
Location: American Airlines Center
Date: December 1, 2013 @ 4:00PM MST
TV: SNET-ONE

PRE-GAME RANT

Early game today. Ilya Bryzgalov gets the start again. Boyd Gordon is out due to injury. This doesn’t bode well… not that it boded well before. Too be honest, the Oilers have taken a back seat for me the past couple of games. Just can’t watch them. I think they’ve been better, aside from the CBJ game (perhaps? I wouldn’t know..), but the season is just too far gone for me to really care. The GDT threads are clinging to a thread here…

Anhyways, now that I’ve doom and gloomed this one… enjoy the game!
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W – Oilers 4, Flames 2 – Game 22 – 2013-11-16 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 16, 2013 1:09 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames
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4-15-2 Record 6-10-3
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome
Date: November 16, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

So we didn’t get to see Klefbom last night, but we should tonight. Arcobello was “sent down” (on paper) to make room, but he’s been told by the coach to find himself a place to stay. In plain english, that means he’s made the team. This is good news. In reality, he should be ahead of Sam Gagner. He should be the 2nd line center… at least the way Gagner has been playing. I’m sure Gagner’s slowed down by the broken jaw. He isn’t going to go in the dirty areas like he needs to for him and this team to be successful. So, for now at least, Gagner needs to be moved down the lineup, and Arco up the lineup. But that won’t happen tonight.

Bryzgalov played for the Barons yesterday. Looks like he got shell-shocked in a 5-4 loss. According to Jonathan Willis, though, only one goal was possibly his fault. So that isn’t as bad as it sounds.

Sad moment.. this marks the first time the team will see Ladislav Smid in another uniform. I still hate this trade. Urgh.

The team needs a miracle tonight. They are playing an equally crappy team in Calgary. Calgary is all work, with little skill to show… the Oilers are all skill… with some heart from many players, but with a great lack in common sense and tactics. Something’s gotta give here. Both teams are struggling. 2-1 SO win for someone? The Oilers are slump-busters for most teams… but the Oilers also spanked the Flames 8-2 the last time these two teams met in Calgary. So who knows.

In other, non-hockey news, tonight is another George St-Pierre UFC fight. Not sure what time that starts, but I’m really interested in that too. I think Johny Hendricks will be a tough opponent for him. I will likely attempt to watch both tonight. Hopefully the Oilers don’t let me know…. GSP? He never lets me down.
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Smid traded to dirty Flames, Bryzgalov signed

By , November 8, 2013 6:04 pm

Hey folks.. I must keep this short, as I am still away in Vegas… but I wanted to quickly whip up a post on today’s events.

Ladislav Smid and Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames for Roman Horak and Laurent Brossoit. First off, I absolutely love Laurent Brossoit. Steve-O, Trogdor and I got to see a lot of him here in Edmonton for the Oil Kings, and he is a terrific goaltender. He’s currently playing in the ECHL for Alaska where he has played 2 (and a smidge) games, both of them shutouts. He played in a 3rd for 6 minutes and didn’t allow any goals, so he has currently not allowed a goal in 126 minutes. The ECHL isn’t exactly the greatest league, but it’s the success you want to hear about for a goalie in the system. He is definitely an upgrade on Roy.

Roman Horak, all I can do is read stats, for the most part. He’s a 2-way centreman. His numbers aren’t what I consider too stellar (22 years old, 82GP, 5 goals, 13 assists). I’ll have to wait and see to judge that one.

As all the media caught onto right away, this trade seemed to be a salary dump so they could make the next move, signing Ilya Bryzgalov. Now, I actually like this. Bryzgalov is a nut, but aside from in Philly, where everyone sucks in goal, Bryzgalov had been a good goaltender in his career. I am curious to know the details of the contract. Apparently Smid has to pass a physical to complete the deal before Bryzy will be officially signed. Some part of me hopes that he fails the physical and is stuck with the Oilers, because I absolutely love Smid. I like Craig MacTavish a lot as GM, but I can’t get behind turning all your blueline (nearly) into a bunch of offensive minded players that are unaware of how to take care of their own end of the rink. I guess that duty will fall to Nick Schultz and Andrew Ference.

I’m not sure just yet how much I like this deal, but I sure like it a lot more than just about any deal that involves Jordan Eberle.

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