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GDT: Oilers 6, Blue Jackets 3 – Game 31 – 2010-12-16 @ 7:30 PM – SNET1

By , December 16, 2010 9:34 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
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16-11-3 Record 11-14-5
Location: Rexall Place
Date: December 16, 2010 @ 7:30 PM MST
TV: SNET1

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers’ roller coaster is taking us back down again. They have lost 3 of their last 4, albeit one of them in the shootout. The one game they did win (against Tampa Bay), they didn’t have much business winning, but thanks to some heroics by Khabi, they were able to stay in the game long enough for Omark to add to the list of #danellisproblems. By some miracle, the Oilers are 6-3-1 in their last 10, while the Blue Jackets are 2-5-1 in their last 10.

Hall seems to be flying high. As one critic here would likely point out, he’s made his share of mistakes, but Renney is doing a great job of loosening the reigns, and this has done wonders for his creativity. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but in that brutal 4-1 loss to the Leafs, Mr. Hall accounted for a third of the Oilers’ shots (8 shots)! He earned the third star and seems to be doing everything in his power to carry this team in the absence of Horcoff and Hemsky. He’s not alone, but there are definitely quite a few passengers as of late, as Tom Renney would say.

Anyways, there is a chance we’ll see Taylor Hall playing the PK now, according to a couple of sources. I’ve often wondered why they haven’t given him much opportunity yet. I assumed it was because in one of the games he did PK on, he circled back in the neutral zone and played keepaway for a bit to shed more time off the clock. I thought maybe perhaps the coach thought it was too risky, and he should have “dumped it in the corner”, like linemate Jordan Eberle jokingly suggested he should have done on his first NHL goal. Anyways, it will be nice if he does get some PK time, as the Oilers stupid-penalty parade is getting more popular these days, keeping Hall off the ice.

Well, I think this one is winnable. Renney seems to be decent at bringing the team back on track. So I’ll predict a 3-2 (SO) win for the home team.

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GDT: Oilers 2, Blue Jackets 3 (SO) – Game 8 – 2010-10-28 @ 5:00 PM – SNET ONE

By , October 28, 2010 8:02 am
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Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets
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2-4-1 Record 5-3-0
Location: Nationwide Arena
Date: October 28, 2010 @ 5:00 PM MST
TV: Sportsnet One

PRE-GAME

Well, this would be the first match up between thecaptainethanmoreau and thecaptainshawnhorcoff, however, Ethan Moreau injured his hand and won’t be playing tonight. Also out tonight will be Edmonton Oiler defenceman Kurtis Foster, who is recovering from a groin injury he no doubt suffered while scrambling to recover from one of his failed pinch-ins. OK, I’ll play nice. But he is out tonight. Him and Jacques are our only injuries currently (knock on wood). When you look at the line up, we have a lot of size in the bottom 4 now… all of which are guys that have been known to use it in the past. But at least a couple of them are also known to have the speed of a fire hydrant, so we’ll see how this goes.

The Oilers are desperately struggling to keep their heads above water right now, but they are coming off a spectacular 3rd period rally against the Flames, so hopefully they can ride that high. This is where one would mention that Taylor Hall is still looking for his 1st goal, however, I’m not one to put pressure on the young players, so we’ll just breeze past that part.

I still have my rosey glasses on, so I’ll say 5-3 Oilers, although something tells me I’ll be dropping Khabibulin in the pool after tonight (not because he’s playing poorly but because the Oilers haven’t played well around him). Let’s hope for a good victory.

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GDT – Edmonton Oilers 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 5 – Mar 15, 2010 @ 5:00 PM – SNET– Game 69

By , March 15, 2010 11:36 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets
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21-40-7 Record 27-31-11
Location: Nationwide Arena
Date: Mar 15, 2010 @ 5:00 PM MST
TV: SNET

PRE-GAME RANT

Game day and the Oilers are taking on the Nashless Columbus BlueJackets.  The Oilers are coming off a loss against the lowly Leafs, where JDD was chased from the net giving up 5 goals in 2 periods.  They have lost 3 in a row now giving up 14 goals in regulation, so we’ll need some J-Lo booty(firm back end) to get through tonight.  The Jackets are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Blues and are without their Olympic gold medalist Rick Nash.  The Oilers are officially out of the post season and the BlueJackets have little more than a hope and a prayer.

May the best team win?
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GDT – Edmonton Oilers 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 – Jan 7, 2010 @ 7:00 PM – SNET – Game 44

By , January 7, 2010 11:24 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

PRE-GAME RANT

Missed the last game vs. the Coyotes, as I’m sure many of you did since it was PPV and Team Canada was on. However, we are currently 1-9-1 in the last 11. The Blue Jackets are 1-8-2 in that same time frame (1-13-2 in their last 16.. wow.. thought we had it bad), so it should be the battle of the titans tonight.

Steve-O and I will be heading to the game tonight courtesy of free tickets I won from work.. yay! Anyways, I sure as hell hope they win so I can at least enjoy being at the game. I’ve had some rotten luck there this year, like many others. Both the heart and brain are predicting a win tonight though.

Brain prediction: 4-3 Oilers
Heart prediction: 7-3 Oilers

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