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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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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Oilers vs. Sharks – Game 21 – 2013-11-15 @ 8:00 PM MST – TSN

By , November 15, 2013 3:27 pm
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4-14-2 Record 12-2-5
Location: Rexall
Date: November 15, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

None of us are as strong as all of us, chop wood, carry water…

New motivational slogan painted in the Oilers dressing room. I’m guessing the chop wood was from Lowe. He was good at that. And carry water… to distract the Sharks? They love that shit!

Tonight’s XBOX achievement is to score a goal. I don’t care if we lose 7-1, just score a goal. The drought has gone too long in our own barn. It should be the opposite. Not that we’re a dominant road team, but the road losses have been more competitive at least. Sharks did play last night while the Oilers rested, but there is no advantage in that with the contrasting seasons of both teams. It’s not going to be an easy night and if the Sharks smell blood, there’s going to be a frenzy.

Some line shuffling for tonight. The holy trinity is back together and Arcobello is trading places with Klefbom. I imagine it’s a tough pill to swallow for Acrobello considering he’s been one of the few bright spots thus far. Could just be a victim of the numbers though and needing another D man on the roster. This gets Gazdic back in tonight to lay some licks and try to slow down a Shark or two. With the current talent producing so well for San Jose, taking the body frequently will be the best way to keep them off their game.

In OKC land, Bryzgalov is getting the start tonight, so it will be interesting to hear how that goes. We need some kind of glimmer of hope here. The season is ¼ in and for all intents we’re already out of the playoffs… Sounds like Justin Schultz has had a minor setback in his recovery as well.
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L – Oilers 0, Stars 3 – Game 20 – 2013-11-13 @ 8:00 PM MST – TSN

By , November 13, 2013 4:08 pm
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4-13-2 Record 8-7-2
Location: Rexall
Date: November 13, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

So… Let’s see what’s been happening as of late. We traded away a reliable stay at home D-man and a goaltending prospect for a better prospect and a unproven center so we could sign a somewhat unstable Russian. Maybe he’s the one who’s been whispering into Yakupov’s ear about passive aggressively requesting more ice time. Another heart and soul guy will be back on the ice, except this time he’ll be playing on the opposing team. Be kind Oil Country. You rode him out of town, don’t be classless and boo him on his return. Maybe we can pick something up from his work ethic.

At the very least the team has started putting the puck in the net again, coincidentally timed with Taylor Hall’s return. The PP numbers are up, but the GAA is still steady. The D still need to solidify and that’s team wide. If Bryz can recapture some of his greatness, it will take some pressure off, but he’s still in conditioning with Dubnyk starting tonight.

Should be a fairly open game with a lot of speed so hopefully Dubnyk plays like he doesn’t want to give up the starting role.

Line ups are a little less frightening tonight but Justin Schultz is still injured.

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Oilers vs Blackhawks – Game 19 – 2013-11-10 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNET W

By , November 10, 2013 1:00 pm
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POTF corporate retreat…

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3-8-3 (as of Nov 4th) Record 9-2-4 (as of Nov 4th)
Location: Chi-town Rink
Date: November 10, 2013 @ 5:30PM MST
TV: SNET W

PRE-GAME RANT

Your friendly neighbourhood POTF staff are all in Vegas for the next week trying their hardest to forget the fact that this team exists.

Enjoy the game…
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Oilers vs Flyers – Game 18 – 2013-11-09 @ 11:00 AM MST – SNET W

By , November 9, 2013 8:00 am
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POTF corporate retreat…

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3-8-3 (as of Nov 4th) Record 4-9-0 (as of Nov 4th)
Location: Philly Rink
Date: November 9, 2013 @ 11:00AM MST
TV: SNET W

PRE-GAME RANT

Your friendly neighbourhood POTF staff are all in Vegas for the next week trying their hardest to forget the fact that this team exists.

Enjoy the game…
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