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Coyotes at Oilers – Game 29 – 2013-12-01 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET-W

By , December 3, 2013 4:32 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes
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15-7-4 Record 9-17-2
Location: Rexall
Date: December 3, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET-W

PRE-GAME RANT

A little bit of news to go along with today’s GDT. The naming rights of the yet to be built new arena have been sold off to Rogers. The deal is over 13 years and includes $700 million. That amount does not go direct to the team though, instead it’s an investment in the province of Alberta. Details are still sketchy, but it could result in $700 million’s worth of new cell towers. Who knows… so whether it be in the arena or on your own couch the Oilers will be brought to you by the Rogers megalopoly. Bow down to your new supreme leader… in sports!

Okay, game talk. Bryzgalov got his noggin knocked last game resulting in an upper body injury(‘symptoms that go with a concussion or whiplash’) so LaBarbera has been called up to back up Dubnyk tonight. Dubnyk came into the last game with Bryzgalov being injured and made some key saves to keep the team alive. Although they managed to scrub out 2 points via shootout, Eakins has shuffled the lines. There was also a heavy emphasis on the power-play at practice after going 0/6 in Dallas.

Much like Columbus the Oilers have generally had the upper hand when it comes to the Coyotes, but have lost their only meeting thus far this season.
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L – Oilers 4, Coyotes 5 – Game 12 – 2013-10-26 @ 1:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , October 26, 2013 10:54 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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6-3-2 Record 3-7-1
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: October 26, 2013 @ 1:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers face the Coyotes this afternoon. The Oil played a retty good game in their last outing, vs. the Capitals, but for whatever reason, they couldn’t put the puck past Holtby until late in the game, while the Capitals… capitalized (booooooooo) on their chances when needed.

The Oilers won 2 and lost 1 against the Coyotes last year. Both of the Oilers’ wins had to come in extra time.. one in OT, the other in the shootout.

So this could be a fairly close game. The Oilers are stuck in a serious rut, where the bounces just don’t seem to be going for them. They need to just keep on battling hard, however, and hopefully the wins will finally come. Of course having some guys like Gagner and Joensuu back couldn’t hurt.

Looks like LaBarbera will start against his former team.

Enjoy the game..

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Oilers 1, Coyotes 3 – Game 40 – 2013-04-10 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , April 10, 2013 10:22 am
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16-16-7 Record 17-16-6
Location: Rexall Place
Date: April 10, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers are on the ropes. Not mathematically done, but basically done. They’re going to need a miracle at this point. They don’t hold the tie breaker on Detroit or Dallas (regulation or overtime wins), so that makes life tough, as is. They’re also now 4 points out of a playoff spot with 9 games left to make up that difference. They can’t worry about other teams though, only themselves. They can’t worry about Saturday’s game yet, only today’s. They just have to keep showing some fight until they are mathematically eliminated. The problem is, I’m not sure they’ve shown that much fight as of late, outside of the usual suspects. Some players like Hall are dragging this team along, while others such as .. well… let’s just say the usual people… are dragging this team down, instead. I don’t think this team is really built yet for playoffs, or to even compete to make the playoffs, so I give them a bit of slack.

They have glaring holes, so a lot of this rests on the shoulders of the GMs that continually watch it happen. There are fans that seem to accept this too, making excuses: “we can’t trade during the regular season.. it never happens. We can’t sign guys in the off-season, they won’t come here (granted, they won’t if we keep messing things up here). We can’t trade guys leading up to the deadline, because we might crush the team’s spirit (a lot of good that did). We can’t trade for guys during the off-season, because we should see what we have here first. Where are we going to find a big center.. no one trades those.” Enough with the stupid excuses. The management doesn’t need our free pass. Management needs to address the team needs. Other teams trade for big centers from time to time.. other teams trade in the course of a season, even if it’s more rare. We also didn’t need to go through another bad season to recognize the holes. Just because The Hockey News thought we’d be good doesn’t mean we don’t have issues here. I would have fired the group a while ago, but I’d imagine Katz is on the same page as our management group.

Anyways, enough on that.. this is a new game, and we just have to take them 1 by 1. Every loss is going to be astronomical, but until there is no chance, there’s still a chance.. so I hope to see some “give a damn” the remainder of our games. Will we make the playoffs? As I told my friend, Vygur: “The realist in me says no. The optimist in me says.. probably not.” But it ain’t over til it’s over.

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Oilers 3, Phoenix 2 (SO) – Game 17 – 2013-02-23 @ 1:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 23, 2013 12:13 pm
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6-7-3 Record 8-6-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 23, 2013 @ 1:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The lines I have below aren’t real, just as a heads up. I don’t know what the real lines are. For the sake of laziness, I threw Ben Eager in Hall’s place, and Jones in Eager’s place. This is possibly what can happen tonight, although I doubt it. Who knows though.

Anyways, I can’t believe how crappy this team still is this year. They can’t score for a damn, and that’s a huge problem. I am not sure this is worth putting much effort into a GDT. The Oilercoaster is at the bottom, so I’m guessing we’re due for a win any moment now to get us thinking this team is remotely better than another last place (ish) finish.

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Oilers 2, Coyotes 1 (OT) – Game 6 – 2013-01-30 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , January 30, 2013 3:49 pm
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3-2-0 Record 2-4-0
Location: Jobing Arena
Date: January 30, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

I expect the Oilers to turn a new page in Phoenix tonight. They struggled last year going 0-3-1 against the desert dogs, but I’ve got feeling (oooh-hooo) tonight’s going to be a good night.

The Coyotes are still without their starter Mike Smith who was injured during their game against the Blue Jackets, so Jason LaBarbera and Chad Johnson are sharing duties between the pipes. Raffi Torres is out on suspension so he won’t be super-manning any of our young stars.

It’s still early, but our talented youth have our powerplay ranking 2nd in the league and the team speed is bound to draw a penatly or two tonight. Certainly won’t complain if the crew can start producing more 5 on 5, but that will come.

Pair the potent power play with Devan Dubnyk standing on his head and success isn’t too far fetched. Taylor Hall has registered a point every game thus far, and I apologize for jinxing him.

Oh and uh, welcome back Khabibulun…

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