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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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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
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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. Continue reading 'W – Oilers 4, Canadiens 2 – Game 10 – 2013-10-22 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW'»

Oilers vs. Canadiens – Game 4 – 2013-10-10 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET(EDM)

By , October 10, 2013 3:24 pm
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GDT - Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers
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1-2-0 Record 1-2-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 10, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET-EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

Montreal is in town which means half of the usual Oiler fans will transform into Les Habitants tonight.  In games like this where the crowd is split it’s good to get on the board early to silence the away faction.  Montreal is sitting at 1-2-0 as are the Oilers, so both will be hungry for the win.  Oilers have some momentum after an exciting 3rd period offensive outburst against the Devils on Monday night.  Tonight’s plan should be to have the scoreboard read 3rd period from the get go.  The boys need to come out flying and take it to the Habs.  That and maybe play RNH for 40 minutes tonight.
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Oilers 3, Canadiens 5 – Game 67 – 2012-03-08 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 8, 2012 1:24 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens
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26-34-6 Record 25-32-10
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 8, 2012 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

I’ll be at this one, reppin’ the home team. I expect there to be a lot of annoying Habs fans at this one. And to be honest, they’re my second fave team, so I’ve had my share of being an annoying Habs fan. However, those days of really, truly cheering for the Habs are long behind me. I’m all about the Oilers now, and I hope they smoke the Habs.

Anywho, tonight we will probably see more of Linus Omark. Sounds like he’ll get 2nd PP unit duties. Mind you, our powerplay hasn’t been given a lot of opportunity by refs these days, so that will remain to be seen.

Khabi gets the start in net tonight for the Oilers. Budaj is between the pipes for the Habs. That should be a good thing, but back up goaltenders generally play like Ken Dryden vs. us, so we’ll see. And I seem to recall Carey Price having a bad performance or two vs. us over his short career. Darcy Hordichuk is in, Ben Eager is out (flu).

No word on lines, so my lines below are a complete guess.

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Canadiens trade Jaro Spacek to Canes for Tomas Kaberle

By , December 9, 2011 9:46 am

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Jaroslav Spacek to the Carolina Hurricanes for Tomas Kaberle. I’m thinking that Kaberle revives his career a bit under Montreal.

Oilers 3, Canadiens 1 – Game 14 – 2011-11-08 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , November 8, 2011 10:42 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens
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8-3-2 Record 5-6-2
Location: Bell Centre
Date: Movember 8, 2011 @ 5:30 MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Magnus Paajarvi sits. That’s the story tonight. No wait.. the story is that Ales Hemsky returns to the line up. Both are big deals, in my opinion. Paajarvi has struggled this season. He has 1 assist in 13 games. Really, there is no way to sugar coat that. It’s downright awful. A view from the press box is in order. AHL time may even be in order. Not as a punishment, of course, but he might be having a tough time playing 3rd line minutes and he may have lost his confidence. I wouldn’t put him anywhere near Linus Omark though right now.

Anyways, back to the good… Cam Barker also returns to action tonight. Our defensive pairings will get a bit of a boost by that news. The old Smyth/Horcoff/Hemsky line will be reunited again, to which Hemsky is quite excited. Our 3rd line might finally be able to score. It looks pretty bleak on paper, but I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys work their butts off and score a couple tonight.

I always like when the Oilers play the Canadiens. The Canadiens were once a second favorite of mine. They aren’t so much now, although I’ll cheer for them in the playoffs when the Oilers are out. But the other reason I like to play them, is they often bring out the best in our team and make for some exciting games.

Prediction: 4-0 Oilers

OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)

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