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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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Oilers 1, Coyotes 3 – Game 40 – 2013-04-10 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , April 10, 2013 10:22 am
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16-16-7 Record 17-16-6
Location: Rexall Place
Date: April 10, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers are on the ropes. Not mathematically done, but basically done. They’re going to need a miracle at this point. They don’t hold the tie breaker on Detroit or Dallas (regulation or overtime wins), so that makes life tough, as is. They’re also now 4 points out of a playoff spot with 9 games left to make up that difference. They can’t worry about other teams though, only themselves. They can’t worry about Saturday’s game yet, only today’s. They just have to keep showing some fight until they are mathematically eliminated. The problem is, I’m not sure they’ve shown that much fight as of late, outside of the usual suspects. Some players like Hall are dragging this team along, while others such as .. well… let’s just say the usual people… are dragging this team down, instead. I don’t think this team is really built yet for playoffs, or to even compete to make the playoffs, so I give them a bit of slack.

They have glaring holes, so a lot of this rests on the shoulders of the GMs that continually watch it happen. There are fans that seem to accept this too, making excuses: “we can’t trade during the regular season.. it never happens. We can’t sign guys in the off-season, they won’t come here (granted, they won’t if we keep messing things up here). We can’t trade guys leading up to the deadline, because we might crush the team’s spirit (a lot of good that did). We can’t trade for guys during the off-season, because we should see what we have here first. Where are we going to find a big center.. no one trades those.” Enough with the stupid excuses. The management doesn’t need our free pass. Management needs to address the team needs. Other teams trade for big centers from time to time.. other teams trade in the course of a season, even if it’s more rare. We also didn’t need to go through another bad season to recognize the holes. Just because The Hockey News thought we’d be good doesn’t mean we don’t have issues here. I would have fired the group a while ago, but I’d imagine Katz is on the same page as our management group.

Anyways, enough on that.. this is a new game, and we just have to take them 1 by 1. Every loss is going to be astronomical, but until there is no chance, there’s still a chance.. so I hope to see some “give a damn” the remainder of our games. Will we make the playoffs? As I told my friend, Vygur: “The realist in me says no. The optimist in me says.. probably not.” But it ain’t over til it’s over.

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Oilers 3, Phoenix 2 (SO) – Game 17 – 2013-02-23 @ 1:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 23, 2013 12:13 pm
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6-7-3 Record 8-6-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 23, 2013 @ 1:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The lines I have below aren’t real, just as a heads up. I don’t know what the real lines are. For the sake of laziness, I threw Ben Eager in Hall’s place, and Jones in Eager’s place. This is possibly what can happen tonight, although I doubt it. Who knows though.

Anyways, I can’t believe how crappy this team still is this year. They can’t score for a damn, and that’s a huge problem. I am not sure this is worth putting much effort into a GDT. The Oilercoaster is at the bottom, so I’m guessing we’re due for a win any moment now to get us thinking this team is remotely better than another last place (ish) finish.

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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
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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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