Posts tagged: Pre-season

GDT: Oilers 1 – Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 3 – 2011-09-22 @ 7:00 PM MST – TSN

By , September 22, 2011 10:43 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

This picture is of course of former Vancouver Canuck, and now Edmonton Oiler, Darcy Hordichuk. I always love when guys play their former teams (although it has now been over year since he played there). Hordichuk only played 2 years with Vancouver (in 08/09 and 09/10), but still he might be inclined to stir a little trouble with his former teammates. Some people got on him a bit for “losing” a fight to Matt Kassian, but I think that’s a silly thing to do. Kassian is a big kid at 6’4″ 232lbs to Hordi’s 6’1″ 212lbs. He did a really good job at keeping Hordichuk at bay, but I thought Hordi was more of the aggressor in that one. Anyways, he also had 6 hits in that game, which is a good part of why we picked him up.

On to the other Oilers, I’m loving the lineup (below). Tonight we’ll get to see Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers 1 – Canucks 2 – Pre-season Game 3 – 2011-09-22 @ 7:00 PM MST – TSN'»

GDT: Oilers 3 – Wild 4 and Oilers 4 – Blackhawks 2 – Pre-season Game 1&2 – 2011-09-20 @ 7:00 PM MST – Webcast

By , September 20, 2011 11:58 am

Tonight you get two for the price of one! (well, none, really)

Tonight you get two for the price of one! (well, none, really)

So it’s two for one night tonight with the Oilers. I’ll be going to the game here in Edmonton, vs. the Wild. And the lucky Saskatoon bastards will get to see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins play with Smyth and Eberle. *envious*.

Which game will you be watching tonight, if either?

Here are tonight’s lineups/rosters:
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GDT: Oilers 0, Flames 1 – Pre-season Game 6 – 2010-10-03 @ 6:00 PM – SNET (..and BELL users rejoice!)

By , October 2, 2010 11:07 pm
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4-1-0 Pre-season Record 6-0-0
Location: Pengrowth Saddledome
Date: October 3, 2010 @ 6:00 PM MST
TV: SNET ONE CGY (301/320 Shaw, 108/679 TELUS)


So, unfortunately the Flames continued their dominance over the Oilers, with the last game being a 5-1 loss. That puts our last win over Calgary at September 15, 2009 (in pre-season) in a 4-1 win. But the stage was set for a great end to the pre-season with some good action in the Battle of Alberta. The game was good for 40 minutes or so, but the Oilers just couldn’t stay out of the box, and that eventually cost them, despite some really good PKs. Khabibulin might have been hammered on Friday too, as at one point during a commercial break, he ran over one of the ice crew girls, drawing a comment from my girlfriend’s dad of “he skates like he drives”.

I’m hoping that the final pre-season game will be an ugly one, but not on the scoresheet. The first game had some good rough stuff, with a fantastic scrap between Ivanans and MacIntyre, a decent fight between Vandermeer and Jackman, and a tussle between Gingerballs and Whothefuckcares.

Lineups will be added when they are made available, but Millhouse already mentioned that the following players will be in the lineup, in a last ditch effort to evaluate talent: Peckham, Petiot and Belle on defense, Omark, Giroux, O’Marra, Ondrus and Jones at forward. The next round of cuts will be made on Monday.

And on an unrelated note, for you folks in the pool, don’t forget the pool drafts are tonight. For those of you in the first pool (“Foiled Again”) the draft starts at 8:00PM MDT. For those of you in the second pool (“Foiled Again Too”), the draft starts at 9:15PM MDT. You should show up a bit early, and you might want to rank your players before then, in case something happens where you can’t make the draft on time or at all.

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-up




Alex Tanguay-Olli Jokinen-Jarome Iginla
Niklas Hagman-Mikael Backlund-Rene Bourque
Curtis Glencross-Stefan Meyer-Tim Jackman
Raitis Ivanans-Craig Conroy-Brett Sutter
Robyn Regehr-Ian White

Jay Bouwmeester-Mark Giordano
T.J. Brodie-Adam Pardy
Cory Sarich-Steve Staios




GDT: Oilers vs. Flames – Pre-season Game 5 – 2010-10-01 @ 7:00 PM – SNET1 (SHAW – yup, TELUS – highly likely, Bell – When hell freezeth over)

By , October 1, 2010 2:00 pm
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4-0-0 Pre-season Record 5-0-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: October 1, 2010 @ 7:00 PM MST


Well, the rosters have reduced, the young guns are all in the lineup, and the goons are dressed to protect them.  Still preseason, but… 


The battle of Alberta starts off tonight with the Oilers having the home field advantage.  Continue reading 'GDT: Oilers vs. Flames – Pre-season Game 5 – 2010-10-01 @ 7:00 PM – SNET1 (SHAW – yup, TELUS – highly likely, Bell – When hell freezeth over)'»

GDT: Oilers vs. Coyotes – Pre-season Game 4 – 2010-09-29 @ 7:00 PM – SNET1 (SHAW 355/360, TELUS 678)

By , September 29, 2010 10:31 am
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3-0-0 Pre-season Record 4-2-0
Location: Rexall Place
Date: September 29, 2010 @ 7:00 PM MST


So the Oilers are 3-0 so far, heading into this one. Can they keep their record perfect tonight? I sure as hell hope so, as Trogdor and I are going to the game tonight (thank you, OG77). Tonight we’ll get our first pre-season taste of Magnus Paajarvi on the top line with Ales Hemsky, and Sam Gagner. I have to admit… I’m pretty excited about this. Both of these guys play a pretty similar game, but from what I’ve seen, Paajarvi also brings a good ability to snipe as well. I thought the two would make a great powerplay complement for that reason, so let’s see how things work for them over an entire game.

Liam Reddox and Ryan Jones seem to be in a battle for that last slot on the wing with Colin Fraser and Zack Stortini, and tonight they’ll have a bit of a tête-à-tête. My money is on Reddox to come out on top by the start of the season. Word is, Tom Renney is pretty keen on Reddox, however management has a lot of love for Jones. In the end, the player that Renney wants is the player that stays. I just think it’s impossible to deny the heart Liam has shown right now along with an incomprehensible sudden ability to bowl people over with that small frame.

The second line of Penner-Cogliano-Brule has quietly been good as well, so look for a strong game from the trio.

I haven’t seen the Coyotes line-up just yet, but they are 4-2 so far this pre-season (they are coming off 2 straight losses, however). I really hope that they give the Oilers a run for their money, as amidst all the optimism and flash of these young kids, this team has barely been tested. Even the normally sweaty Khabibulin barely sipped one of his sweat beads in the last game.

This one is a tough one to call, but being that I’m at the game and I’m hoping for a good one, I’ll say 4-3 Oil in OT.

Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-up




Phoenix Coyotes Projected Line-up

FORWARDS: Mikkel Boedker, Eric Belanger, Paul Bissonnette, Vernon Fiddler, Lauri Korpikoski, Petr Prucha, Taylor Pyatt, Lee Stempniak, Viktor Tikhonov, Kyle Turris, Scottie Upshall, Kyle Wellwood.

DEFENSEMEN: Adrian Aucoin, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Maxim Goncharov, Derek Morris, David Schlemko, Keith Yandle.

GOALIES: Ilya Bryzgalov, Jason LaBarbera.


It’s a different experience being at the game. You catch things you don’t see on TV, but you miss a lot of other stuff. It looked like a game where the bubble guys came out to play. In particular Giroux and Jones stood out a bit for me. Jones was a thorn in the Coyotes side and drew a penalty playing that way. Giroux looked good for most of the night, at least in the offensive zone. He isn’t a guy that can seemingly do much aside from shoot pucks in the net, however… although that is definitely a good talent to have. But the NHL game requires more from all players.

Paajarvi seemed to turn over the puck quite a bit tonight from what I saw, trying too much. But from what I understand, he also drew several penalties with his shiftiness and quickness.

Petiot again seemed to have a stand out game, and even wallpapered someone just in front of Trogdor and I. I loved seeing Plante drop Kyle Turris, even though he took a penalty.. but it was a nice show of strength there anyways. Chorney probably shocked all of us with his big open ice hit and then fighting the first person he saw after being blind-sided.

Gerber.. well, I thought he was scary to watch. Wanders too much for me, and didn’t really inspire confidence as I hoped he would. Speculation, BTW, is that the Oilers have now made their choice for backup. Guys like Rishaug and Gregor figure we won’t see more JDD or Dubnyk this pre-season as they don’t want to showcase them for a waiver claim. I’m not sure if they meant Deslauriers in particular only, or what. But we’ll see.

Next up, Calgary on Friday. The game is at 7:00 on Sportsnet One and I will be there again.



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