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Oilers 2, Avalanche 5 – Game 23 – 2011-11-26 @ 5:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 26, 2011 12:07 pm
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Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
logo at logo
12-8-2 Record 9-12-1
Location: Pepsi Center
Date: Movember 26, 2011 @ 5:00 MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers have won 2 of 3 games on this road trip so far (4-1 loss to Dallas, 6-2 win against Nashville, and 5-2 win vs. Minnesota). They’ve also seemed to have found their scoring touch, having scored 12 goals in those 3 games. I expect that we’ll see another good game tonight. The Oilers took the only meeting of the season between these two (also in Colorado) by a score of 3-1. The Nuge also seems to bring out his A game most when on CBC. I assume that is just blind luck, however.

Speaking of the Nuge, he’s still tied for first in team points and is on a point-per-game pace. His 24 points in 22 games puts him 8 points ahead of the closest rookie, Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators. I know the pace will have to slow down eventually, this season, but it doesn’t seem like it ever will. He’s looking better out there both offensively and defensively (despite being stripped of the puck on one of the Wild’s goals last night). This kid was the right choice.

Other “heroes” on the season… Ladislav Smid is still leading the league in shots blocked, while Nikolai Khabibulin is 4th in GAA and 2nd in SV%. Peckham is still trying to find his stride, and so is Whitney. I am anxious to see what happens once those two are back to their peak form.

Dubnyk should play this one tonight, although I don’t predict any other roster changes tonight.

OILERS LINES

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GDT: Oilers 3, Avalanche 1 – Game 10 – 2011-10-28 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNET OILERS

By , October 28, 2011 1:03 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
logo vs logo
5-2-2 Record 6-3-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 28, 2011 @ 7:00 MST
TV: SNET OILERS

PRE-GAME RANT

So it’s official. Like we didn’t know it was happening, but sorry Brent Sutter, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not be returning to the Red Deer Rebels. I think we can all agree that he’s been a pleasant surprise here. So has our defense and even… gasp… Nikolai Khabibulin, who really stole a game for us last night against the “best team in the NHL” – the formerly undefeated Washington Capitals who had been averaging close to 4 goals per game. Great work by the Wall, who at least temporarily won fans over. Hopefully that trend continues.

I’m not sure, but I have to figure that Dubnyk starts tonight, being a back to back. I think he’ll play well, but with the Oilers being tired from a shortened rest between games, I think this one could be a loss and the Avalanche will regain #1 spot in the Northwest. That’s right, I said regain, as currently that spot belongs to the Oilers (by tie breaker). I’m not thinking too much of that though, as really it’s way too early in the year, but this has been one of their best starts to a season in quite some time, despite missing services of key players Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky.

Prediction: 3-1 Avalanche

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Question of the day…

By , June 6, 2011 1:10 pm

I didn't feel like coming up with a clever picture, sorry.

I didn't feel like coming up with a clever picture, sorry.


OK, not exactly something we haven’t brought up from time to time, but I can’t help but think about it more.

Would you trade the 1st overall and 19th overall pick to Colorado for 2nd and 11th overall?

I think I would. Last year, that gets you any one of these players:
Jack Campbell, Cam Fowler, Brandon Gormley, Jaden Schwartz, Derek Forbort, Vladimir Taresenko, etc…

As well, it also gets you one other player not named Taylor Hall.

Would you do it? I’m stealing a conversation between “spOILer” and “cabbiesmacker” on Lowetide. spOiler asked the question I phrased above, and cabbiesmacker replied with: Continue reading 'Question of the day…'»

GDT Oilers at Avalanche – Game 82 – 2011-04-10 @ 1:00 PM MST – SNET1

By , April 10, 2011 9:56 am
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Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
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25-45-11 Record 29-44-8
Location: Pepsi Center
Date: April 10, 2011 @ 1:00 PM MST
TV:SNET1

PRE-GAME RANT

Here we are, the final game of the season> And what way to end it than with a meaningless game between two bottom feeders? In all seriousness, I am still very much enjoying Oiler hockey. While the end result is a big stinker, I think the season has been a great success in seeing what the future holds. And while there won’t be a post-season for our Edmonton Oilers, there will be one for the Oklahoma City Barons… so I suggest you follow and cheer them on. If you want to follow someone on Twitter who updates the Barons games a lot, I’d suggest following @ryaber (Ryan Aber).

Don’t forget, Tuesday night we find out who the “winner” of the first overall pick is. That’s the only excitement we have in the near future, aside from the AHL playoffs.

Prediction: 4-1 Oilers

VERY GUESSTIMATED LINES

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GDT Oilers 2, Avalanche 3 (SO) – Game 72 – 2011-03-19 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , March 19, 2011 9:41 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche
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26-36-8 Record 23-39-9
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 19, 2011 @ 8:00 PM MST
TV:CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

Some are calling this the Basement Bowl… others the Toilet Bowl. Call it what you will, it’s two teams that have struggled immensely. The Avalanche have had a serious meltdown in the last month. The most recent standings I could check while Steve-O was still saving them and the Avalanche were a decent team was January 19th, and the Avs were sitting in 7th place in the West. This actually looks to be the meltdown point anyways, as I had a look and they’ve gone 2-21-3 since then!!! Yikes. That’s disgustingly bad. That’s reminiscent of that one January we hadn’t had a single win. But even the Oilers did better than that. I don’t think they’ve had such an awful stretch in such a short period of time. Talk about a disaster.

Now the Avalanche are contending with us for the 30th position in the league. They haven’t had a win in their last 10 games, and two of those losses came at the hand of the Oilers by a score of 5-1. This is one we can win. It will pull things tighter in the standings, but I know the players don’t want to finish 30th. They’ll do what they can to win this one.

Prediction: 4-2 Oilers

VERY GUESSTIMATED LINES

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