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 Pregame: Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40) [message #398378]
Mon, 31 December 2007 01:00 Go to next message
OilFans  is currently offline OilFans
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3 Cups

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Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40)
Game Time: 4:00pm
Broadcasters: SportsNet, 630 CHED Online Radio



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 Re: Pregame: [message #398381 is a reply to message #398378 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 03:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Horseradish Hemsky  is currently offline Horseradish Hemsky
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No Cups

So gonna lose again.


With a trail, the best way to keep it alive is to walk on it, because every time you walk on it, you create it again. - Middle Eastern Proverb

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 Re: Pregame: [message #398384 is a reply to message #398381 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 04:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
NCREDiBLE  is currently offline NCREDiBLE
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No Cups

Now now that is no way to talk about our team.
Something has to give sooner or later.



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 Re: Pregame: [message #398385 is a reply to message #398384 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
goffer48  is currently offline goffer48
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Registered: March 2006
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No Cups

NCREDiBLE wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 04:23

Now now that is no way to talk about our team.
Someone has to show accountability sooner or later.



Corrected for accuracy icon_wink
faint

Time to start playing as a team . Too many individualists ( puck watchers on D ) and not enough team responsibility in some of the players' mindsets. There are too many late reactions because of players out of position. Their minds are not in the proper gear for the situations they find themselves in. I was disgusted at how easily Minnesota exposed this in the last game. ARRRGH !!! angryfire



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 Re: Pregame: [message #398388 is a reply to message #398385 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
halfafrog  is currently offline halfafrog
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Playing to protect a lead....you know MacT's strength as a coach teaching defensive responsibilities? Hopefully we spot the other team the lead and come from behind to win.

I expect little. Hitchcock can actually coach, MacT can't. I expect Columbus is becoming the borg like team all his teams eventually end up as.

On the plus side are statistics. We are statistically ready to win now after 5 losses. But we also are 90% likely to give up a point. At least it won't be to a team in our own division.

Can MacT and Lowe Katz. Just buy this team and demand some accountability from management. Only 31 more days til Jan 31 and the deadline for the EIG to sell to Katz. There is light at the end of the tunnel.



So this is what hope feels like?

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 Re: Pregame: [message #398391 is a reply to message #398388 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 09:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
NCREDiBLE  is currently offline NCREDiBLE
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No Cups

I hope it's sold before Jan 31st.


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 Re: Pregame: [message #398393 is a reply to message #398391 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 09:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Beerfish Revisited  is currently offline Beerfish Revisited
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1 Cup

I think the Oilers are going to win this game, just when things look the worst they pull off a few wins to keep from going under the water.

As for Katz, I see no moves from him at all for a good long time regardless of what happens. If he owned the team totally tommorrow this regime would be starting off like new and get at least 2 or 3 more years to 'work their magic'. Katz is not going to be riding in on his accountability pony.



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 Re: Pregame: [message #398407 is a reply to message #398393 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oilerfansince87  is currently offline Oilerfansince87
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No Cups

Your most likly right Beerfish. Even though I wouldnt mind if they bombed the next few and got MacT canned. Lowe if your reading this I meant next few games not years. 4-3 Oilers in a shootout after dropping a two goal lead in the third is my prediction.





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 Re: Pregame: [message #398409 is a reply to message #398388 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 13:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ExtraSpecialOilerFan  is currently offline ExtraSpecialOilerFan
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Registered: September 2007

No Cups

halfafrog wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 08:41

We are statistically ready to win now after 5 losses.


Not true. If you flip a coin a billion times, record the results, and look at every instance where it came up heads five times in a row, the sixth flip will be tails half the time. Five consecutive losses do not make a sixth attempt more likely to win.

I'd rather have Raffi on IR right now than Moreau. Hemmer and Pits are sorely missed. Less so Raffi. But look at how well Detroit has played with both Zetterberg and Holmstrom out of the lineup. Sheesh.

Our young offence looks lost out there. I suppose they should. But so does Stoll. Would love to see a two-point game out of him tonight, but I think his circuits are fried and need a few years to rewire. In the meantime, I'll keep my hopes for him simple: win half his faceoffs, attempt only foolproof passes on the breakout, get the puck out of our zone, dump it into theirs. I don't want to see him on specialty teams anymore, not until he shows some fire again EV.

To paraphrase Glen Sather, "Horc, you're up."

And here's to Pitkanen's spinal cord. drink



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 Re: Pregame: [message #398425 is a reply to message #398384 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hemskoreson  is currently offline Hemskoreson
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No Cups

NCREDiBLE wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 04:23

Now now that is no way to talk about our team.
Something has to give sooner or later.




So.... are you talking about our D, or the Forward core, or the coach........... please, if you see positives right now, share with the rest of us.



The only Steady thing about him is his deterioration in play.

Gagliano for School Prez

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 Re: Pregame: [message #398411 is a reply to message #398378 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Longcat  is currently offline Longcat
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No Cups

I think the Oil win this one if only so they can maintain their mantle of mediocre. Eventhough we know they're terrible.


CrusaderPi wrote on Tue, 12 February 2008 14:57

I'm just going to say it, this Longcat fellow is quite possibly the best poster on Oilfans.

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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40) [message #398419 is a reply to message #398378 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oil Tycoon  is currently offline Oil Tycoon
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Registered: March 2006
Location: St.Catharines, Ontario

No Cups

Please please just end this year on a high note. Go Oil!


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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40) [message #398428 is a reply to message #398419 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MrOiler  is currently offline MrOiler
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Registered: March 2006
Location: Calgary

No Cups


The OGM asked for a prophet to lead us out of the dark on another thread. What the hell:

OIL win 5 - 0.




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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40) [message #398432 is a reply to message #398428 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 14:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oilerfansince87  is currently offline Oilerfansince87
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No Cups

MrOiler wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 14:46


The OGM asked for a prophet to lead us out of the dark on another thread. What the hell:

OIL lead 5 - 0 after two. Lose 6-5 in OT




Fixed it for you icon_biggrin






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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Columbus (Game #40) [message #398433 is a reply to message #398432 ]
Mon, 31 December 2007 14:53 Go to previous message
HBomb  is currently offline HBomb
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1 Cup

Oilerfansince87 wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 14:51

MrOiler wrote on Mon, 31 December 2007 14:46


The OGM asked for a prophet to lead us out of the dark on another thread. What the hell:

OIL lead 5 - 0 after two. Lose 6-5 in OT




Fixed it for you icon_biggrin



This is Columbus guys....Hitchcock OWNS MacT.

3-0 Columbus, another shutout for Leclaire, MacT scratches his head when putting Patrick Thoresen on the PP point in place of Joni Pitkanen fails to generate offense.

"But it worked so well with Toby last year!".......



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