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Oilers at Stars – Game 28 – 2013-12-01 @ 4:00 PM MST – SNET OILERS

By , December 1, 2013 12:32 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
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8-17-2 Record 12-9-3
Location: American Airlines Center
Date: December 1, 2013 @ 4:00PM MST
TV: SNET-ONE

PRE-GAME RANT

Early game today. Ilya Bryzgalov gets the start again. Boyd Gordon is out due to injury. This doesn’t bode well… not that it boded well before. Too be honest, the Oilers have taken a back seat for me the past couple of games. Just can’t watch them. I think they’ve been better, aside from the CBJ game (perhaps? I wouldn’t know..), but the season is just too far gone for me to really care. The GDT threads are clinging to a thread here…

Anhyways, now that I’ve doom and gloomed this one… enjoy the game!
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W – Oilers 4, Flames 2 – Game 22 – 2013-11-16 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 16, 2013 1:09 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames
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4-15-2 Record 6-10-3
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome
Date: November 16, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

So we didn’t get to see Klefbom last night, but we should tonight. Arcobello was “sent down” (on paper) to make room, but he’s been told by the coach to find himself a place to stay. In plain english, that means he’s made the team. This is good news. In reality, he should be ahead of Sam Gagner. He should be the 2nd line center… at least the way Gagner has been playing. I’m sure Gagner’s slowed down by the broken jaw. He isn’t going to go in the dirty areas like he needs to for him and this team to be successful. So, for now at least, Gagner needs to be moved down the lineup, and Arco up the lineup. But that won’t happen tonight.

Bryzgalov played for the Barons yesterday. Looks like he got shell-shocked in a 5-4 loss. According to Jonathan Willis, though, only one goal was possibly his fault. So that isn’t as bad as it sounds.

Sad moment.. this marks the first time the team will see Ladislav Smid in another uniform. I still hate this trade. Urgh.

The team needs a miracle tonight. They are playing an equally crappy team in Calgary. Calgary is all work, with little skill to show… the Oilers are all skill… with some heart from many players, but with a great lack in common sense and tactics. Something’s gotta give here. Both teams are struggling. 2-1 SO win for someone? The Oilers are slump-busters for most teams… but the Oilers also spanked the Flames 8-2 the last time these two teams met in Calgary. So who knows.

In other, non-hockey news, tonight is another George St-Pierre UFC fight. Not sure what time that starts, but I’m really interested in that too. I think Johny Hendricks will be a tough opponent for him. I will likely attempt to watch both tonight. Hopefully the Oilers don’t let me know…. GSP? He never lets me down.
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L – Oilers 0, Wings 5 – Game 15 – 2013-11-02 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 2, 2013 6:09 pm
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GDT - Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers
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8-4-2 Record 3-9-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: November 2, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Oilers will host the Detroit Red Wings. Looks like the Wings will provide backup Petr Mrazek in “Guaranteed Win Night”. According to the Oilers’ site, the Wings are 6-0-5 in their last 11 visits to Rexall. At first glance, that’s pretty terrible. The Oilers haven’t recorded a single regulation win in any of those visits.. however they do have 5 non-regulation wins to Detroit’s 6 wins. At this point, we don’t give a damn if points are conceded to the Wings, do we?

Ryan Hamilton will slot in tonight, he’ll play on the wing with Arcobello, with Gordon centering that unit. Philip Larsen is in for Justin Schultz (apparently he has both a groin AND a rib injury of some sort). Bachman gets the start tonight.

Enjoy the game…
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SO – Oilers 1, Kings 2 – Game 13 – 2013-10-27 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNET OILERS

By , October 27, 2013 1:42 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
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7-4-0 Record 3-8-1
Location: Staples Center
Date: October 27, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNET OILERS

PRE-GAME RANT

The hockey gods would like you to know that the Oilers can not have nice things. Devan Dubnyk is the latest victim to injury. Dubnyk will miss this one with a minor ankle injury. It doesn’t sound terrible. It sounds just like Dubnyk will miss a game. In his place will be Richard Bachman, since LaBarberba served up what could be described at mediocrity yesterday afternoon. At least a couple of the goals weren’t his fault (ex. the tip in), but it didn’t seem like he was playing too superbly. Maybe like Dubnyk, he needs to wander to the top of the blue paint and cut down the angle. Also sacrificed to the hockey gods yesterday was Tyler Pitlick. Boo-fucking-urns to this, because Pitlick was looking quite good. He also scored his first NHL goal yesterday too. In his first 3 NHL games, he was flying around the ice, getting aggressive on everyone, and generating chances. Basically, he was all you could ask of a 3rd liner, and then some.. and now the good lord of hockey says, no… no, you can’t have him. While speeding up the boards, Tyler Pitlick was hip checked by David Schlemko. Shlemko managed to catch a whole lot of Pitlick’s thigh and perhaps even knee. It didn’t look so good… Pitlick was in a lot of pain.. but hopefully it was just a Charley horse. I haven’t read any injury update on him yet. The way things go around here, I’m awaiting the news that the Oilers have to put Pitlick down because the leg is so badly injured. Anywho, in his place will be Anton Lander.

Both Lander and Bachman have played fairly well for the Barons. Lander was recently named Captain of the Barons (they can’t have good things either… yoink!), and Bachman is 3-4-1 with a 2.37 GAA, and 0.925 SV%. Tyler Bunz will replace Bachman on the Barons, as he was recalled from the ECHL. Bachman was quoted by Gene Principe as saying “I don’t think I have to go out there and be a superhero. I just need to make some saves.” After LaBarbera’s so-so game yesterday, his words are actually a little ironic, even though that’s not what he meant by it. It will be interesting to see how Bachman plays though, as it’s not a stretch to think that the Oilers could send LaBarbera down if Bachman plays lights out up until Dubnyk returns.

Another true test… the Oilers vs. a real hockey team.

Enjoy the game..

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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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