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Oilers 2, Ducks 4 – Game 65 – 2012-03-05 @ 8:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 5, 2012 11:24 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Anaheim Ducks
logo vs. logo
25-33-6 Record 28-28-10
Location: Honda Center
Date: March 5, 2012 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers will be without Taylor Hall tonight. Speculation is that he’s re-injured his shoulder. Linus Omark has been recalled from Oklahoma City. The media seems to have caught wind that this is game number 4 in 4 nights for Omark (should he play). So I’m not so sure that Omark will just slot into Hall’s spot on the top line, but that’s where I’ve penciled him in until I hear otherwise.

No word on goaltending yet either, but I assume Dubnyk starts.

Sorry, not a lot of info for this GDT just yet. Will update if I find out anything else.

Edit: Sounds like Hall will play tonight, as he’s been cleared to play (should we be worried?). Also, Khabibulin gets the start tonight. Omark might still play. If he does, my guess is that he’ll slot in with Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle, and perhaps Petrell bumps down to Hordi’s spot (who would sit). This is just me guessing though.
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Oilers 0, Ducks 5 – Game 43 – 2012-01-13 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , January 13, 2012 2:23 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks
logo vs. logo
16-22-4 Record 13-22-7
Location: Rexall Place
Date: January 13th, 2012 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight is Andrew Cogliano’s first game back at Rexall Place as an Anaheim Duck. I liked him here, but you never know what fans will do when players return. Could be some boos in there… maybe the odd applause. But I’m betting for more of the former.

There aren’t many teams worse than the Oilers, but as luck would have it, the Ducks are one of them. That means the Oilers should play pretty awful tonight :P I’ll be rooting the team on live at the game tonight. Hopefully it’s a good one. The Ducks are only 3-10-6 on the road while the Oilers are 10-6-3, so it SHOULD be a good one for us. But you never know.

Nikolai Khabibulin gets the nod in net tonight. Josh Green was recalled and will play wing with Ben Eager and Ryan O’Marra (who is OK to play now, after being sick for the last game).

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Ducks: Randy Carlyle canned… Bruce Boudreau hired

By , November 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Multiple twitter media types are reporting that Randy Carlyle has been fired as coach of the Ducks and Bruce Boudreau has been hired as replacement. At this point, I think that puts a stop to the Bobby Ryan rumors, for now. Have to give these guys all a chance under a new coaching strategy.

Andrew Cogliano…

By , July 19, 2011 10:41 am
Andrew Cogliano

Andrew Cogliano

So today the Ducks signed Andrew Cogliano to a 3-year deal that works out to a $2.39M cap hit ($2.15M in 2011/12, $2.35M in 2012/13, and then $2.67M in 2013/14). What is your take on this?

I’ve got a couple of opinions here:
1 – The Oilers made the right choice. Andrew Cogliano’s only role here was going to be a checking centreman. I think we can all agree that he isn’t very good at it. Eric Belanger is cheaper and provides much more quality at the checking centre role.
2 – The Ducks could be very content in the end if they find a role for Cogliano that works to his strengths more than molding him to the team’s needs.

I think the Ducks will be pleased with the contract in the long run. It was too much for us to sign him to that kind of contract, but that’s because we wanted him to be our 3rd or 4th line center… something that he was quite poor at. The Ducks will need to play to his strengths in order to get full value for him. If they intend to continue the “checking centreman” experiment, they will be gravely disappointed and that contact will weigh heavily on them. However, should they use him in more offensive situations, with some PK duties here and there, and solely as a winger, I think they will be content and they could reclaim that player we once thought we had.

I’m sure we can all think back a whole 2 years. That’s when the Oilers nearly traded Dustin Penner, Andrew Colgiano and Ladislav Smid to the Senators for Dany “Fucking” Heatley. The Oilogosphere lit up with worries about trading Cogliano. Most had thought of him and Sam Gagner as untouchables. A year before that, there wasn’t even the slightest question of trading these guys. In fact, I remember some big backlash from fans at rumors of Cogliano being moved after his first season. Things change very quickly here in Edmonton. Players that were once untouchable can’t be run out of town quickly enough.

That said, I am happy the Oilers moved on from Cogliano. The only role he could have possibly had any chance of succeeding at was a checking centre. In my mind, he’s a decent scoring winger with defensive upside, but he’s behind guys like Smyth, Eberle, Hemsky, and Hall by quite a bit, and guys like Omark and Pajarvi have more promise. As a faceoff guy, he is just plain awful. The Oilers made the right choice here, but I’m not at all sold that the Ducks made the wrong choice. I think this will work out for both teams in the long run.

What are your thoughts?


Did the Ducks make the right choice?

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Andrew Cogliano traded to the Ducks for 2013 2nd round pick…

By , July 12, 2011 10:14 am
Andrew Cogliano has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks

Andrew Cogliano has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks

Andrew Cogliano has been traded the the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Cogliano dropped down the depth chart quite a bit here. His days were definitely numbered. But did we get full value for him?


Did the Oilers get good value for Cogliano in the trade with the Ducks?

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