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Oilers 2, Coyotes 3 (SO) – Game 72 – 2012-03-18 @ 6:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 18, 2012 11:01 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes
logo vs. logo
28-36-7 Record 35-26-11
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 18, 2012 @ 6:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

In the Battle of Alberta, we won the war, but we lost won of the battles big time. Taylor Hall was concussed on a pretty ugly looking play. He picked up the puck along the boards halfway up the defensive zone. With his head down, he turned to skate up ice, and lost his balance. As he was going down, Cory Sarich pinched in with a decent amount of speed and ran through and over top of him. Contact was made with Hall’s head, but I wouldn’t go saying that this one was a dirty hit, per se. Hall’s head then seemed to hit the ice pretty hard. He lose consciousness briefly. After being checked over by the trainer on the ice, Hall skated off on his own power and left the game. Concussion. We’re all hoping he’ll be back soon, as I’m sure most Oilers fans have high hopes of another 30 goal scorer here this year. Of course, his health is far more important though.

Some good news is that Hall is not feeling any headache from after the hit, and plans to hit the stationary bike today. “I feel good, pretty much normal. I woke up yesterday and felt fine and today I feel even better. I’d never been knocked out before, so it was pretty scary for me. I don’t remember the hit, but I feel fine,” Hall said. “Who knows what would have happened if I would have stayed on my feet.”

The Oilers have also been more diligent about keeping players out of the lineup long enough to prevent re-injury, since coming under the microscope from fans and media. “There are steps in place for us to follow. We’ll listen to (medical staff). He could play this season,” Renney assured when asked about Hall’s return to the lineup. “I’m not going to guess my way through a young guy’s career who means so much to our organization.”

“I just talked to him and I think he’s doing pretty good today. It was a tough situation on Friday,” Shawn Horcoff commented on the Hall injury/hit.

On to the game tonight… we will have Dubnyk in net, again. He’s played rather stellar since taking the net back from Khabibulin. Darcy Hordichuk also could draw back in. His family just had a son (Declan).

“The Nuge” now sits at 45 points in (51gp), 1 point behind Adam Henrique (64 games played) and 2 behind Gabriel Landeskog (74 games played). Don’t forget to vote in the sidebar (or click multimedia, then polls archive up top) as to who the Calder winner should be.

Lastly, don’t forget that Oil Change Season 2, Episode 4 re-airs tonight on Sportsnet, following the game.

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Oilers 1, Coyotes 3 – Game 61 – 2012-02-25 @ 2:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 25, 2012 9:32 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes
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24-30-6 Record 31-21-9
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 25, 2012 @ 2:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Nuge makes his return to action tonight. Not sure on the lines yet, but I’m guessing they’ll want to keep the top two lines intact since they’ve been playing well and having success with them the last two games. Maybe even easing Nuge back into the lineup on the 3rd line would be good. Tom Renney will also return to the bench tonight.

If you live in a hole, you may have missed that Ales Hemsky re-signed last night. Some love the idea, some don’t. Count me as one of the people that loves the idea. It’s actually barely any different than his last contract (which just about everyone thought was a bargain), so I don’t see the big deal, even if Madonna doesn’t like it.

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Marincin traded to Regina Pats, Brule claimed off recall waivers by Phoenix.

By , January 10, 2012 10:25 am

Gilbert Brule is now a Phoenix Coyotes

Gilbert Brule is now a Phoenix Coyotes


The Phoenix Coyotes have claimed forward Gilbert Brule off recall waivers. This means that the Oilers will have a $925K cap hit (well, to simplify) on the year rather than $1.85M. When a player is claimed on recall waivers such as this, the original team is “on the hook” for half of the cap hit, while the new team is on the hook for half (the same goes for salary). I think this is a good thing. Gilbert Brule’s oft injured/sick/whatever situation wasn’t doing the Oilers any favors. Great guy, and I wish him well in Phoenix. I hope he can become a better NHLer there. My prediction though is the Coyotes eventually cut him loose too, and the Oilers take him back for Oklahoma City. Just a guess.

Martin Marincin was also traded today to the Regina Pats (from Prince George Cougars). This is great news for Marincin, as the Cougars are an AWFUL team, while the Pats are quite good. As a reminder, the Pats are Jordan Eberle’s old team. They have a shot at the playoffs, whereas the Cougars are definitely mailing the season in.

Oilers 2, Coyotes 4 – Game 31 – 2011-12-15 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET EDM

By , December 15, 2011 12:14 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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14-12-3 Record 15-12-3
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: December 15, 2011 @ 7:30 MST
TV: SNET EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

It has been so long since the last Oilers game (4 days off) that I got accustomed to no Oilers hockey, and almost forgot there was a game tonight.

Tonight the Oil face the Coyotes. The Coyotes sit just above the Oilers in the West standings at 9th place, with 2 more points. So I’d say this is an important game, not that they all aren’t.

We should see the return of both Taylor Hall and Corey Potter, which is fan-fuckingtastic news for a team that’s had a bit of a tough go in their last 10. The Oilers are in a small bind though… they have 24 bodies on their roster if Hall and Potter return. That means they need to send someone down. Who do they send down? Obvious choices are: Anton Lander, Lennart Petrell, Magnus Paajarvi, or Colten Teubert. Who goes? I say Paajarvi. Will he though? Wonder what Omark would suggest on this…

Devan Dubnyk will get the start tonight. Tom Renney says “he’s just tired”, in regards to Nikolai Khabibulin. Is it really a back-to-back start for Dubnyk if he had 4 nights of rest? I don’t think so. Anyways, this stuff about Khabi is definitely a concern. Perhaps they are just being overly cautious (which has been the theme with a few guys this year), but it doesn’t sound so good. But sure… rest him up. Hopefully Dubnyk can find his game again.

OILERS LINES

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Oilers 2, Coyotes 4 – Game 13 – 2011-11-05 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 5, 2011 12:54 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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8-2-2 Record 6-4-2
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: Movember 5, 2011 @ 8:00 MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers will try for their 7th win in a row tonight vs. Phoenix. Really, this is quite an impressive feat considering it’s been years since they’ve had 6 in a row (back in March, 2002). This team has a lot of the media even buying in. I’d say they compare to the Colorado Avalanche 2 years ago – a team that everyone thought had no business being as good as they ended up being. Now, eventually the Oilers are going to come down to earth and lose a game, but it’s spectacular that they’re winning these games because every little bit counts when it comes to making the playoffs. Yes, they are months away, but you have to be looking that far forward if you hope to make it.

Prediction: 3-1 Oilers

OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)

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