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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 0, Stars 3 – Game 20 – 2013-11-13 @ 8:00 PM MST – TSN

By , November 13, 2013 4:08 pm
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4-13-2 Record 8-7-2
Location: Rexall
Date: November 13, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

So… Let’s see what’s been happening as of late. We traded away a reliable stay at home D-man and a goaltending prospect for a better prospect and a unproven center so we could sign a somewhat unstable Russian. Maybe he’s the one who’s been whispering into Yakupov’s ear about passive aggressively requesting more ice time. Another heart and soul guy will be back on the ice, except this time he’ll be playing on the opposing team. Be kind Oil Country. You rode him out of town, don’t be classless and boo him on his return. Maybe we can pick something up from his work ethic.

At the very least the team has started putting the puck in the net again, coincidentally timed with Taylor Hall’s return. The PP numbers are up, but the GAA is still steady. The D still need to solidify and that’s team wide. If Bryz can recapture some of his greatness, it will take some pressure off, but he’s still in conditioning with Dubnyk starting tonight.

Should be a fairly open game with a lot of speed so hopefully Dubnyk plays like he doesn’t want to give up the starting role.

Line ups are a little less frightening tonight but Justin Schultz is still injured.

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Oilers vs. Stars – Preseason Game 8 – 2013-09-27 @ 6:00 PM MST – web

By , September 27, 2013 4:01 pm
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs Dallas Stars
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5-1-1 Record 4-0-2
Location: Cox Convention Center
Date: Sept 27, 2013 @ 6:00PM MST
TV: webcast

PRE-GAME RANT

Small change to the line-up tonight with Eberle and Perron being split up. Eakins is trying to spread the talent over three lines. Pre season is a good time to do it, so if it’s failed experiment then it’s easy to move on. That will give the top 3 lines a dangerous option each so we should see balanced scoring opportunities.

4th line will have its own danger aspect as well with MacIntyre and Brown being centered by Acton. Word is the Stars have a goon line, so good to hear we’ll have a deterrent or two dressed.

I’m also really happy with the attitude that Eakins is bringing to the team. He wants to win every pre-season game and carry over a winning attitude into the regular season. He’s bringing a lot of passion to the bench and hopefully it will result in some solid play.

Tonight’s game will be in the home of the OKC Barons where a number of the younger guys spent time during last year’s partial lockout. The building will likely be packed and noise levels will raise the roof. Should be a great experience for the Baron’s faithful.
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Oilers 5, Dallas 1 – Game 19 – 2013-02-28 @ 6:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 28, 2013 9:20 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars
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7-7-4 Record 10-8-2
Location: American Airlines Center
Date: February 28, 2013 @ 6:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

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Oilers 1, Stars 4 – Game 13 – 2013-02-12 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 12, 2013 7:58 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars
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5-3-4 Record 6-5-1
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 12, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

So the Oilers get another shot at the Stars tonight. They lost the first game vs. them last Wednesday in overtime, 3-2 when Jaromir Jagr caught Ryan Whitney flat footed (I’m sure there’s a pun in there somewhere).

Tonight I imagine we’ll go back to “regular” lines, but I think for the first night we’re going to see Ryan Smyth sit. He has slipped a bit lately and in his last couple of games has racked up several penalties… enough to put him 1 minute behind Ladislav Smid for the team lead. The Oilers liked Chris Vande Velde’s play in the game vs. Detroit, so I think he’ll slot in. That should mean too that Hordichuk will get sent down to the Barons, should he (likely) clear waivers.

The Oilers changed up the lines in hopes of spreading the offense while on the road, in order to catch teams’ third line pairing against one or more of our better offensive players. I’m not sure I would really say it worked very well. Detroit was a fairly close game that the Oilers probably could have won, but didn’t. However against Columbus, the worst team in the West, standings-wise at the time, the Oilers barely squeaked out a win. In fact, they were outplayed and shouldn’t have won that one. Luckily Dubnyk was up to the task and stole the win. In Detroit, the Oilers were a fair bit better, but Khabibulin also had to really stand on his head to in order to keep the Oilers in the game. I can understand struggling against a good team like Detroit, but there is no excuse for poor play vs. a bottom feeding team. Yes, the Oilers won, but they shouldn’t be very proud of that win.

The Oilers now go on a 5 game home skid, so hopefully this will give them a boost in both confidence, but on the standings. A win tonight could bump the Oilers as high as 6th place, depending on outcomes of other games. At the very least, they will move ahead of Dallas in the standings, at least for now. It’s a tight race and every point is going to be important from here on out.

Edit: Line up is fairly confirmed now… Smyth and Whitney will be scratches tonight. Whitney is clearly unhappy with being a scratch again, but not in a defiant way.. more in the way you’d expect a guy to be upset. He stated he thinks he might be on the outs though, but doesn’t want to be traded. I think there’s a good chance he’ll be on a new team before the 2012/13 trade deadline (3PM ET April 3rd, in this shortened season). Best quote of Krueger’s pre-game interview.. cold, but true: “As we get better as an organization, there will be players who don’t meet our expectations anymore.”

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