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Oilers 2, Coyotes 4 – Game 31 – 2011-12-15 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET EDM

By , December 15, 2011 12:14 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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14-12-3 Record 15-12-3
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: December 15, 2011 @ 7:30 MST
TV: SNET EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

It has been so long since the last Oilers game (4 days off) that I got accustomed to no Oilers hockey, and almost forgot there was a game tonight.

Tonight the Oil face the Coyotes. The Coyotes sit just above the Oilers in the West standings at 9th place, with 2 more points. So I’d say this is an important game, not that they all aren’t.

We should see the return of both Taylor Hall and Corey Potter, which is fan-fuckingtastic news for a team that’s had a bit of a tough go in their last 10. The Oilers are in a small bind though… they have 24 bodies on their roster if Hall and Potter return. That means they need to send someone down. Who do they send down? Obvious choices are: Anton Lander, Lennart Petrell, Magnus Paajarvi, or Colten Teubert. Who goes? I say Paajarvi. Will he though? Wonder what Omark would suggest on this…

Devan Dubnyk will get the start tonight. Tom Renney says “he’s just tired”, in regards to Nikolai Khabibulin. Is it really a back-to-back start for Dubnyk if he had 4 nights of rest? I don’t think so. Anyways, this stuff about Khabi is definitely a concern. Perhaps they are just being overly cautious (which has been the theme with a few guys this year), but it doesn’t sound so good. But sure… rest him up. Hopefully Dubnyk can find his game again.

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Oilers 2, Coyotes 4 – Game 13 – 2011-11-05 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 5, 2011 12:54 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
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8-2-2 Record 6-4-2
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: Movember 5, 2011 @ 8:00 MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers will try for their 7th win in a row tonight vs. Phoenix. Really, this is quite an impressive feat considering it’s been years since they’ve had 6 in a row (back in March, 2002). This team has a lot of the media even buying in. I’d say they compare to the Colorado Avalanche 2 years ago – a team that everyone thought had no business being as good as they ended up being. Now, eventually the Oilers are going to come down to earth and lose a game, but it’s spectacular that they’re winning these games because every little bit counts when it comes to making the playoffs. Yes, they are months away, but you have to be looking that far forward if you hope to make it.

Prediction: 3-1 Oilers

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Panelists of TSN’s “The Reporters” confident Phoenix is Winnipeg bound..

By , April 17, 2011 9:24 am
Will the franchise be returned to Winnipeg as early as this month?

Will the franchise be returned to Winnipeg as early as this month?

So, many have been talking about the Coyotes potentially moving to Winnipeg. TSNs “The Reporters” addressed that topic today on the show. Here is what they had to say: Continue reading 'Panelists of TSN’s “The Reporters” confident Phoenix is Winnipeg bound..'»

GDT Oilers 1, Coyotes 3 – Game 71 – 2011-03-17 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 17, 2011 10:03 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes
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37-23-11 Record 23-38-9
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 17, 2011 @ 7:00 PM MST
TV:SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The picture above is of Chris Vande Velde, who makes his official NHL debut tonight. He was called up, along with centre Ryan O’Marra and winger Alex Giroux. Also previously called up was Teemu Hartikainen, who will also make his NHL debut tonight. By my count, Vande Velde and Hartikainen join a list that is now 8 7 players long of players who have made their NHL debut with the Oilers this year: Jeff Petry, Magnus Paajarvi, Taylor Hall, Linus Omark, Jordan Eberle, Shawn Belle, (snipped Belle because he actually played a few games in Minny and Montreal) Vande Velde, and Hartikainen. That also makes 11 different players that the Oilers have called up from the Barons (8 of them currently sitting on the Oilers team). Trogdor also reminds me that several ladies made their NHL debut with the Oilers this year as well: Octane.

I would not expect a pretty one, but it will be nice to get a closer look at Teemu Hartikainen, who has played quite well for the Barons this year. Chris Vande Velde has had his struggles, although his focus has been on the defensive aspects of his game. It will be good to get a close look at him too.

So now with these 3 call ups, the Oilers have an average of a shade over ONE whole full season played per player on their forward group (just over 2.5 for all skaters). Yikes. Sounds like Theo Peckham is close to a return, at least.

On to the fun stuff… the Coyotes are a mere 4-4-2 in their last 10, however 3 of those 4 wins came all in a row recently, as they’re on a 3-game winning streak. The Oilers are 4-5-1 in their last 10, looking at times like a team that wants to compete hard on one night, and a team that has no place in the NHL (mainly because it’s composed of AHLers) on other nights. We’ll see which one we get to watch tonight!

With any luck, this will also be the last time the Oilers ever play the Phoenix Coyotes (sorry Phoenixonians… Phoenixites… Phoenixers… whatever).

Prediction: 4-0 Coyotes

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GDT Oilers 4, Coyotes 3 – Game 48 – 2011-01-25 @ 7:00 PM – SNET W

By , January 25, 2011 8:56 am
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Edmonton Oilers vs. Phoenix Coyotes
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14-25-8 Record 24-16-9
Location: Jobing.com Arena
Date: January 25, 2011 @ 7:00 PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

The Oilers head on a short road trip with stops in Phoenix and Dallas before the Hemsky/Eberle-less All-star break. The Oilers have been on a horrible skid, allowing the Devils to catch up in standings. We currently sit 1 point higher in the standings (albeit with 1 game in hand). The Oilers are 2-7-1 in their last 10 while the Coyotes are 6-3-1 in their last 10. The Oilers have been playing some better hockey than their record would suggest, but when you’re a team this young, it’s hard to get over that hump that is the difference between a loss and a win in most games in today’s NHL. I think they’ll win this one though

Prediction: 4-2 Oilers

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