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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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L – Oilers 1, Capitals 4 – Game 11 – 2013-10-24 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET EDM

By , October 24, 2013 2:16 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
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5-4-0 Record 3-6-1
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 24, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

As the Oilers longest road trip of the season continues they have a layover in Edmonton so why not squeeze a game in.  The Washington Capitals just so happen to be in town.  Perfect.  Quick stop at home before hitting the road for 2 more games.  The Oilers and Caps played one another just 10 days ago so they should be fresh in each other’s minds.  Time for the coaching battle to take over and see who can outduel the other.  The Capitals won at home 4-2 so the Oilers will be looking exact a little vengeance and take the win streak to 3.

Ovechkin is the man to stop tonight.  Through his first 9 games he has 9 goals which is only his second best start in a season.  Slacker…  Oilers have their own secret weapon.  Arcobello!  Who dat?  Just the Oilers leading scorer thus far in the season.  The rookie has tallied 10 assists so far.  Time for a goal or two!

The Oilers will need some secondary goal support for the next little while with Hall on the sidelines.  For Steve-O’s sake we’ll say that Hemsky isn’t a secondary scorer, but last game Smid, Petry and Jones all tallied so we’ll need more of the same.

TSN tells me that Dubnyk has gone from “who’s cold” to “who’s hot”, so hopefully he can stay there for awhile.

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W – Oilers 4, Canadiens 2 – Game 10 – 2013-10-22 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , October 22, 2013 12:02 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Ottawa Senators
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2-6-1 Record 5-3-0
Location: Bell Centre
Date: October 22, 2013 @ 5:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The new look Oilers will have another new look today. Notable roster slots to fill include Hall (knee – 4 weeks) and Smyth (groin – 1 week). In response the team has called up Pitlick and Eager. Hall’s offence is hard to replace so in an effort to get the Yak attack going, he’ll be on a line with Eberle and RNH. Eberle strained his hip slightly on Saturday, but says he’s good to go today.  There won’t be any better opportunities for guys like Jones to prove themselves like there is over the next month or so.  He used to have the versatility to play on different lines with different roles.  I still think it has to do with the haircut, but I’m rooting for him.

MacTavish cited Gazdic’s play, the desire to call up Pitlick, and the number of contracts on the books as contributors to moving Mr. Brown and his moustache. Someone should tell him the princess is in another castle and give him a map of San Jose. It’s never easy to be traded, but moving to California on the cusp of an Edmonton winter and going to a top contender probably ease the pain just a little bit. Good luck to you Mike. This gives the team a little more flexibility in bringing in someone to fill another need. D-Man that could play 30 tough minutes would be nice, or maybe a proven tender. Dubs has been better of late though.

Tonight`s game is in Montreal. A town full of hockey zealots with a lot of history and pride. It`s not an easy house to walk into and leave with a win, so expect the boys will be in tough tonight. The Habs likely sympathize with the Oilers on the injury front as they are without Briere and just lost Prust as well after an awkward fall into the end boards to name a few of many.

After Dubnyk`s recent elevated play and earning the win last game I expect he`ll get the start again tonight, but Eakins has surprised me before so if I hear anything more official, I`ll update the projected lines below.

Last but not least, a big congrats to Anton Lander, the latest captain of the OKC Barons. Continue reading 'W – Oilers 4, Canadiens 2 – Game 10 – 2013-10-22 @ 5:30 PM MST – SNETW'»

Mike Brown traded to SJS for 4th rounder in 2014

By , October 21, 2013 9:55 pm


The Edmonton Oilers traded Mike Brown to the San Jose Sharks for a 4th round pick in 2014. That puts the Oilers at 48 pro contracts now (limit is 50), giving them some wiggle room in a deal. You have to figure there is something else coming in the near future. At the very least, it’s good to have flexibility. I liked the kind of player Mike Brown is, but unfortunately that type of guy just isn’t useful on a hockey club. This is addition by subtraction. The Oilers recalled Tyler Pitlick today, and also Ben Eager. There is some reports that they also recalled Tyler Fedun, as he shows on the AHL transaction list as being recalled and is on the Oilers active roster page currently. Mysterious.

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