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GDT: Oilers 0, Blackhawks 5 – Game 17 – 2010-11-17 @ 7:30 PM – SNET1

By , November 17, 2010 9:38 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
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9-9-2 Record 4-9-3
Location:Rexall Place
Date: November 17, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet One

PRE-GAME RANT

Well it seems these days like the only team that the Oilers can beat are the Chicago Blackhawks. Here we are with 16 games behind us, and the Blackhawks account for half of our tremendous 4 wins – 1 dominant win in the opener against the Flames, another in the second game of the season, against Florida that the Oil likely didn’t deserve and 2 good (if not great) performances against the Blackhawks. If you’re doing the math, that means the Oilers haven’t beaten anyone, aside from the Hawks, since the first two games.

How is Renney handling this? Well his mantra is “keep it simple, stupid”. While it doesn’t seem to be working yet, I do like what I hear from Renney so far. Sometimes guys just don’t get it, but you have to keep bringing them back to those basics (albeit cliché). MacTavish’s biggest knock was that he was too complex of a coach for his players… too many instructions… too many criticisms. Hockey might not be rocket science, but the average player isn’t anywhere near a rocket scientist either, so Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers 0, Blackhawks 5 – Game 17 – 2010-11-17 @ 7:30 PM – SNET1'»

GDT: Oilers 2, Blackhawks 1 – Game 12 – 2010-11-07 @ 5:00 PM – SNET1

By , November 7, 2010 7:58 am
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Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
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3-6-2 Record 8-7-1
Location: United Center
Date: November 7, 2010 @ 5:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet One

PRE-GAME

The Oil head back into the united center tonight for another match against the Chicago Blackhawks. Last time they were there (Oct. 29), things went very well for the Oilers, as they won 7-4 in a pretty wild game, where they pretty much dominated the Hawks. Khabibulin also played a pretty solid game as well. The Oilers weren’t perfect, but when most people (myself included) were predicting an ugly loss to the Hawks, you’ll take an imperfect win. Especially one where we put on our best offensive showing of the season.

Last game vs. Chicago, the Oilers saw 2-point performance from each of the young kids, plus the grizzly old veteran – Sam Gagner. Will we see that again tonight?

Prediction: Hawks wake up this time and get the better of us in a 4-3 game.
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GDT: Oilers 7, Blackhawks 4 – Game 9 – 2010-10-29 @ 6:30 PM – SNET

By , October 29, 2010 8:48 am
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Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks
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2-4-2 Record 6-4-1
Location: United Center
Date: October 29, 2010 @ 6:30 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet

PRE-GAME

So last night’s game was a loss, but I think there were a lot of positives in it, one of them being that the Oilers still got a point out of it. The other was that Dubnyk played a very rock solid game. The Oilers special teams were also better than that of Columbus, scoring 1 PP goal and not allowing any against. Dubnyk was peppered with shots though, and that is a concern, but if the Oilers can keep the shots to the outside, it’s fine to allow some extra shots… but Dubnyk was BUSY last night.

I’m not sure yet who the Oilers are going to go with tonight, but you can predict that they will also be very busy against a Hawks team that has been known to dominate us at our own game. They’ve got guys that can get in behind our defense and exploit holes all night, so I predict a fair number of 2-on-1 situations, and partial breaks. The Oilers are going to have to play a very tight defense. Aside from Whitney’s inability to pass the puck properly yesterday, I didn’t see too many big problems on defense last night, and the team looked better without Foster. Sorry to pick on a player, but they looked better having an 2/3s of the blue focused on defense. They’re going to need a very heavily defensive mindset tonight against the Hawks.

I’m hoping we see another good game. My heart says this will be a win for Edmonton, but the brain says 5-2 Chicago.

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GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 5 – Mar 3, 2010 @ 6:30 PM – TSN2 – Game 63

By , March 3, 2010 4:11 pm
GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks

PRE-GAME RANT


Sorry folks for the late GDT and the crummy pic. :lol: For some reason I originally thought it was a 6:00 start… my bad. Anyways, the trade deadline came and went with a little less activity on the Oiler front than I’d like. Today the Oilers dumped Staios and moved Visser for a younger O-minded d-man. That one will remain to be seen as to how smart a deal it was. Tonight should be an ugly one, however, because the new guys aren’t in the lineup, and we’re already down a Visnovsky, Staios and Grebeshkov. So Mean, Dean Arsene and Johan Motin have been called up.

I predict a 9-1 win for the Hawks tonight. Sorry all the other fluff is out for tonight as I’m a bit behind… plus I have no idea what the lines will look like, at least from the blue line.

GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Chicago Blackhawks 4 – Jan 26, 2010 @ 7:30 PM – TSN – Game 51

By , January 26, 2010 11:54 am

One fell swoop.

PRE-GAME RANT

Well the boys played hard against Dallas last game, but the end result was another deflating defeat after a late game winner by Neal.  They’ve had a few days off since then and the skills competition over the weekend, so hopefully they are in good spirits and come out with energy.  The Hawks are a team you don’t want to come out flat against.

The Hawks are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and most recently lost to the Canucks on Saturday 5-1.  They’ve had a few days rest and time to think about the loss, so expect them to come out firing and try to break the Oilers spirit early on.

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