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Oilers 2, Canucks 3 (OT) – Game 9 – 2013-02-04 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 4, 2013 10:36 am
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Justin Schultz avoids a hit from Dale Weise, that dirty whore.
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4-3-1 Record 4-2-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 4, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Some early updates on this one… Magnus Paajarvi has been recalled. Eric Belanger was put on the injured reserve list after hurting his foot blocking a shot. Doesn’t sound like anything serious. But given our luck, he might need to have his foot amputated.

Shawn Horcoff is also expected to be in the lineup for this one.. hopefully that is the case. He was absent from the last couple games with neck strain suffered on a hit from Shane Doan.

The Canucks are starting to show more of their “true” form… back on top of the standings, based on some fine play from Roberto “We don’t need you here anymore.. wait, yes we do” Luongo. Bleh.

Update @ 10:50am… sounds like Whitney will sit this one out in favor of Corey Potter. Hate to say it, but this is good. Also, word is Eric Belanger is wearing a walking boot now for his foot.
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Oilers 3 at Canucks 2 (SO) – Game 1 – 2013-01-20 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , January 20, 2013 12:05 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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0-0-0 Record 0-1-0
Location: Rogers Arena
Date: January 20, 2013 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

I’m liking that I don’t have to choose a new GDT pic for this one, since the Oil start the 2012/13 season the same way they finished the 2011/12 season.. playing Vancouver. Hopefully this time the Oilers will have more jump in their step. The Cancuks got SMOKED last night 7-3 by the Anaheim Ducks, and, believe it or not, 5 of those goals were on Cory Schneider.

Who here is NOT excited to see Justin Schultz and Nail Yakupov play their first NHL game? Hell, I’m excited to see all the existing Oilers, never mind the new ones. But I’m also anxious to see Mark Fistric play his first game with us too. Too bad it won’t be game 1 though, as according to Dan Tencer, he’s scratched for game 1, and Corey Potter is in. Strange choice. I like Corey Potter, but I think you go with your muscle in the divisional games. Is Fistric not ready to play yet?

Hopefully this will be a good one, as this has a lot of promise.

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Oilers 0, Canucks 3 – Game 82 – 2012-04-07 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , April 7, 2012 11:43 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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32-39-10 Record 50-22-9
Location: Rogers Arena
Date: April 7, 2012 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

So it’s the last game of the season. It seems to me like it got here pretty quickly. Maybe because almost nothing happened in the last few months – another dud of a season. But there are positives to look to. Hall had another good season, although plagued by injuries. The Nuge looked incredible almost all year and is in the running for the Calder trophy. Jordan Eberle was spectacular… the best forward on our team… and is in the running for Lady Byng while also being amongst the cream of the crop in the league as far as points go.. 76 points in 77 games! Jeff Petry had a year I never expected him to have, despite him being my favorite defensive prospect. Ladislav Smid surprised just about everyone with his stellar physical defensive play. Unfortunately the excitement dies out after that.

The Oilers will have some tough decisions (as always) this off-season with what to do with some players. Gagner had a big 8 point night back in February, but his season has been OK, but not great. His defensive game has come along though, but we’re still hoping for the offense to show up (that one game aside). He’s up for contract too. Ales Hemsky had a brutal year. That might be a positive in a way, because I feel this was just an off year, and I think that with a healthy Hemsky we could be a lot better. Ryan Smyth had pieces of a good year. He will be looking to seal a deal here that takes him into retirement.. but will we want that? I’d love to see Smytty retire here, but we have to remember that Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky and Smyth are no longer the future here. They’re the past. So yah, signing them is fine, but we need to do it for fairly cheap, and we need to see the minutes dialed back a significant amount for those vets next year. They are complementary players now, not the main show.

I feel a little better about where we sit on defense, with Smid and Petry’s coming out parties. But it definitely doesn’t hurt to think about some solid depth pick up. It felt clear to me that Corey Potter was a very good defenseman for us when his minutes are managed. Colten Teubert is looking better these days… will he show up next year as our most improved d-man this time? Last year it was Peckham.. but let’s hope Smid doesn’t regress like he did. What about Taylor Fedun or any of our other defensive prospects?

The one position I still don’t feel safe in is goaltending. I really hope the Oilers do what they can to fix this problem. Devan Dubnyk has looked really good in the latter months, but I still don’t think he is our man long term. Nikolai Khabibulin looked spectacular early on in the season… but where the hell did he disappear to later in the season? I think we’ve got an improved defense across the board, and we should be able to get the most out of our goaltending. OK, maybe we could use a bit more d-help, but I think the team looks much better (in my opinion) than how we started the season, even though we got off to such a great start. I think we could use some help in our bottom six too though, although finally sending Magnus Paajarvi and Anton Lander down has helped make us a more “NHL” team. We’re still not there yet, but Petrell looks better there. I think Teemu Hartikainen is a lot more NHL ready than Paajarvi and Lander too. We need some guys there that can score too though.

Anyways, we’re facing Vancouver. They’re playing for the Conference and President’s trophy. Let’s hope for a St. Louis win tonight and an Oilers victory. The Oilers made promises of being spoilers. I’d like to see it. Sure, Vancouver still makes the playoffs, but they don’t have guaranteed home ice vs. any opponent. Every little bit helps.

BTW, Steve-O and I will be at the Oil Kings playoff round 2, game 2 tonight at Rexall. G’Oil x2…

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Oilers 2, Canucks 5 – Game 58 – 2012-02-19 @ 7:00 PM MST – SNETW

By , February 19, 2012 10:51 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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22-29-6 Record 37-15-6
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 19, 2012 @ 7:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

I think this should permanently be our GDT pic for Vancouver games. Anyways, the Canucks are fresh off spanking the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 last night. The Oilers have miraculously played fairly well and kept it close against the Canucks this season. However, I’ll predict a slow, painful, merciless death at the hands of the Canucks tonight.

Not a lot of pre-game news out there yet, so not much to write here. I don’t believe Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be returning for this one. There is a good chance that Peckham will be back tonight though, which would be great (well, I may be in the minority there.. but I still like Peckham a fair bit). If he’s back, Cam Barker definitely should be the guy sitting.

No word on a starter just yet.
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Oilers 2, Canucks 3 (SO) – Game 49 – 2012-01-24 @ 8:00 PM MST – TSN

By , January 24, 2012 11:30 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks
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18-26-4 Record 29-15-4
Location: Rexall Place
Date: January 24, 2012 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

Well.. holy crap…. we won a game! I think the Oilers seem to do their best against the difficult opponents, and slack off against the bottom feeders. If only that were the case against teams like Vancouver too.

Lines have been updated.. Ryan Whitney is back, and Ben Eager also draws back in.

Edit: And Eager is now out with an upper body injury.. Either Lennart Petrell or Darcy Harodichuk will draw in.

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