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Avalanche at Oilers – Game 30 – 2013-12-05 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET-OILERS

By , December 5, 2013 7:28 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche

Putting on the Foil stock Avalanche win photo…

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19-6-0 Record 9-18-2
Location: Rexall
Date: December 5, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET-OILERS

PRE-GAME RANT

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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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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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L – Oilers 1, BlueJackets 4 – Game 27 – 2013-11-29 @ 5:00 PM MST – SNET W

By , November 29, 2013 3:28 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Nashville Predators
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8-16-2 Record 9-13-3
Location: Nationwide Arena
Date: November 29, 2013 @ 5:00PM MST
TV: SNET-W

PRE-GAME RANT

Aside from the first two losses then win of the season, every time the oilers had suffered a loss, it resulted in a streak of 5. Three 5 game losing streaks spread over October and November sounds ridiculous, and it is. It has the Oilers sitting dead last in the Western conference and only ahead of the Sabres league wide. After gaining a little momentum the Blackhawks stomped on our brittle confidence.

That being said the team did the unthinkable and responded with a win in Nashville last night to break the 5 game curse. It feels like we are turning a corner with this new development and the prior 3 game win streak. We’re scoring plenty, and gaining confidence in our goaltenders. Sadly we’re turning the corner when the lead teams have already finished the race. It’s been a tough quarter for damn sure. Fans and players alike have been struggling with the desire to make it to the rink. If we can even manage some .500 hockey through the season end though I think everyone would be fairly pleased. We are all but eliminated from the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t compete and play the Oil brand of hockey we’ve only seen glimpses of so far.

Bryzgalov nonchalantly tallied a shutout in his first game as an Oiler. He’s a character and has some swagger which gave the team in front of him a boost. So much so that Eakins has penciled him in to play again tonight. He must not have hydration issues like Khabibulin did…

As for the rest of the crew, nothing is changing there either. Grebeshkov, Arcobello and Jones are all playing again tonight and lines remain the same.

Since embarrassing the Blue Jackets in Edmonton, they in turn embarrassed the Leafs. No one likes a route so expect a more competitive squad tonight with a little more grit. We have traditionally owned them, but they’ll be looking to reclaim some of that pride we kicked repeatedly.
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L – Oilers 1 Hawks 5 – Game 25 – 2013-11-25 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET W

By , November 25, 2013 1:38 pm
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GDT - Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers
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16-4-4 Record 7-15-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: November 25, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET-W

PRE-GAME RANT

We’re going streaking!!! 3 in a row is officially a streak right? And the kind we actually want this time.

The boys will be in tough tonight to keep that momentum rolling against a very talented Hawks team. They are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and we have 7 wins through the entire season. Aside from a tough opponent, the team has been off since Thursday. A nice break to heal some wounds but when you finally start hitting your stride you don’t want to sit at home on the couch. Ideally we come out focused and don’t have the rust of 3 days to shake off. Don’t expect any shutouts tonight as the last time these 2 met 9 goals were tallied collectively.

Dubnyk was named the 3rd star of the week and the team has averaged 5 goals per game over the modest streak. If the back end is stopping while the top guys are popping, therein is a recipe for success.

Eakins has said previously why mess with the lines when things are working, so tonight’s lines remain unchanged. Dubnyk gets the start as well. Bryzgalov will likely get his first start as on Oiler on Thursday or Friday with back to back games against Nashville and Columbus.
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