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@Q!@$!@$!@$@#! The Oil still played well overall, but I hate these late-game losses.... icon_frown


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Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.



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vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player



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PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!



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ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Philadelphia (Game #7) [message #700619 is a reply to message #700617 ]
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PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Philadelphia (Game #7) [message #700625 is a reply to message #700624 ]
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ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:23

CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.


We forget that Howson never got the shot as GM here. I think he's paid his dues.



"We need to get better immediately. That starts today"
- Lowe, 2013

"Next year I would forecast as another developmental year"
- MacT, 2015

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Philadelphia (Game #7) [message #700626 is a reply to message #700625 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:25

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:23

CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.


We forget that Howson never got the shot as GM here. I think he's paid his dues.


But is he OBC enough? I'm not sure... probably why he's been passed over time-and-again.



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ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:29

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:25

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:23

CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.


We forget that Howson never got the shot as GM here. I think he's paid his dues.


But is he OBC enough? I'm not sure... probably why he's been passed over time-and-again.



I think he has achieved tier 2 OBC status. The org seems to bend over backwards now to make sure he has a good job. Lots of praise has been given to him by OBC members since he rejoined the org.



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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 17:01

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:29

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:25

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:23

CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.


We forget that Howson never got the shot as GM here. I think he's paid his dues.


But is he OBC enough? I'm not sure... probably why he's been passed over time-and-again.



I think he has achieved tier 2 OBC status. The org seems to bend over backwards now to make sure he has a good job. Lots of praise has been given to him by OBC members since he rejoined the org.


The sad thing is that you're more likely to be right than you are wrong.



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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:25

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 15:23

CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Who's next in line for the throne? Lowe and MacT already had their turns... Haven't heard much from Messier since those god-awful commercials.


We forget that Howson never got the shot as GM here. I think he's paid his dues.


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CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:45

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:42

ziltoid wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:12

PlusOne wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.

At his best he is a passable 4/5 defenceman. At his worst he an AHL player


4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!


321 games (plus playoffs)
Not that I'm counting

He'll get Ference'd or Fayne'd by the next GM.


Haha...you're forgetting the no-move clause!



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vsove wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:33

Russell starfishing for both goals against.

He is Not A Good Player.


Was that a starfish or a snow angel?



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Another another goalie with >0.950 against us. fun.

The end of that game, what the hell was McLellan doing? McDavid's shift gets wasted, we don't pull the goalie with control in the zone. Then the lesser gang comes out for the 6 men and just dumps in pucks with everyone standing still at the blue line so no one has a hope to get it. Sigh...



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I really hope McClellan is gone by game 20 so we can salvage this thing.


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Babaganoosh wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:39

I really hope McClellan is gone by game 20 so we can salvage this thing.


Hate to pile on, as I said going into the season I was wanting to refrain from overanalyzing, criticizing or “critiquing” the team... just to cheer the team on and enjoy what I’m watching, but...

McLellan is GARBAGE.

Get him out ASAP.

I I concur with your statement.



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Afternoon game: bad.

Oilers being the better team and still losing: bad.

The rest of the league tries harder against McDavid's team. The Oilers have to be more opportunistic to combat the enhanced effort they can expect to face for the next 10 years moving forward. This team can't finish. Even Connor is not the NHL player I would choose if I had one penalty shot to win a game. McDavid is the best hockey player physically on this planet, but he still needs 6 chances for every goal scored. In sports they call someone who consistently executes a money player. The Oilers have no "money" players.



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Wondering if this team will ever look ready at the start of a game again. Once again, come out not sharp, get scored on, and then slowly feel our way into the game. That was every single night under Eakins.


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Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?



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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?


Good photo.. haven't seen the replay, so where, and who, were the forwards?
Agree, don't know why Talbot was so out of position, did Simmons get a pass just before he shot?

Glad I missed the game, these losses are getting way too frustrating.
Chiarelli and McClellan not looking like those draft picks we coughed up for them are paying off. I hope Chiarelli doesn't panic and make another "ballsy" trade.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:58

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?


Good photo.. haven't seen the replay, so where, and who, were the forwards?
Agree, don't know why Talbot was so out of position, did Simmons get a pass just before he shot?

Glad I missed the game, these losses are getting way too frustrating.
Chiarelli and McClellan not looking like those draft picks we coughed up for them are paying off. I hope Chiarelli doesn't panic and make another "ballsy" trade.


It was a slow short pass. Maybe not even a pass. Simmonds just kinda skated into the free puck. I think Talbot assumed Filpulla would make a weak backhand on him from the middle and he committed to that. Shot was never attempted, puck just kept going to the side and lots of open net for Simmonds.

Forwards we just coasting behind the play and let Simmonds skate by them earlier.

Just weird crap by everyone out on the ice in the sequence.

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Russell is getting allot of hate. Its not his fault, he's a great #4/5 but with Sekera's absense he is exposed. Russell makes too much and is undeserving of a no move clause I agree. Russell cashed in. He had Pete over a barrel with Sekera out.

Our d depth is bad. I'd offer our next first rounder to Vegas for Nate Shmidt. I would post this in speculation, but I don't know how to create a new topic.



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Xombie wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:26

Russell is getting allot of hate. Its not his fault, he's a great #4/5 but with Sekera's absense he is exposed. Russell makes too much and is undeserving of a no move clause I agree. Russell cashed in. He had Pete over a barrel with Sekera out.

Our d depth is bad. I'd offer our next first rounder to Vegas for Nate Shmidt. I would post this in speculation, but I don't know how to create a new topic.


I think "great" is higher praise than Russell ever deserves.

The sad thing is that he didn't have Chiarelli over a barrel. It was June. We hadn't seen how the free agent market played out, and several defencemen would be traded within the next month.

Russell was a guy who'd been a free agent the summer before, and spent months without a team, only signing with the Oilers just before the season started. The Oilers also have McDavid and a lot of positive press following the playoff run last year, so theoretically, they're a more attractive place to land now than many others. Annnnd yet we gave Russell a deal that was comparable to the best he was likely to land on the open market. Gave term, gave dollars and gave a no-move clause. Now, the no-move becomes a bit limited later on, but the player could be harder to move anyhow, and the deal even has buy-out protection!

It was a ridiculous contract to give that player, and I think it was as much about people saying the Oilers were wrong about the player than anything else. They had to show us all how right they were...



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Adam wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:34

Xombie wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:26

Russell is getting allot of hate. Its not his fault, he's a great #4/5 but with Sekera's absense he is exposed. Russell makes too much and is undeserving of a no move clause I agree. Russell cashed in. He had Pete over a barrel with Sekera out.

Our d depth is bad. I'd offer our next first rounder to Vegas for Nate Shmidt. I would post this in speculation, but I don't know how to create a new topic.


I think "great" is higher praise than Russell ever deserves.

The sad thing is that he didn't have Chiarelli over a barrel. It was June. We hadn't seen how the free agent market played out, and several defencemen would be traded within the next month.

Russell was a guy who'd been a free agent the summer before, and spent months without a team, only signing with the Oilers just before the season started. The Oilers also have McDavid and a lot of positive press following the playoff run last year, so theoretically, they're a more attractive place to land now than many others. Annnnd yet we gave Russell a deal that was comparable to the best he was likely to land on the open market. Gave term, gave dollars and gave a no-move clause. Now, the no-move becomes a bit limited later on, but the player could be harder to move anyhow, and the deal even has buy-out protection!

It was a ridiculous contract to give that player, and I think it was as much about people saying the Oilers were wrong about the player than anything else. They had to show us all how right they were...


I think McLellan just absolutely loves him and told Chia he has to keep him. He overplays the heck out of Russell (he kinda has to now, but last year he didn't have to but still did). Seems like Russell is his ideal hockey player or something.

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Philadelphia (Game #7) [message #700665 is a reply to message #700633 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:35

Adam wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:34

Xombie wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 16:26

Russell is getting allot of hate. Its not his fault, he's a great #4/5 but with Sekera's absense he is exposed. Russell makes too much and is undeserving of a no move clause I agree. Russell cashed in. He had Pete over a barrel with Sekera out.

Our d depth is bad. I'd offer our next first rounder to Vegas for Nate Shmidt. I would post this in speculation, but I don't know how to create a new topic.


I think "great" is higher praise than Russell ever deserves.

The sad thing is that he didn't have Chiarelli over a barrel. It was June. We hadn't seen how the free agent market played out, and several defencemen would be traded within the next month.

Russell was a guy who'd been a free agent the summer before, and spent months without a team, only signing with the Oilers just before the season started. The Oilers also have McDavid and a lot of positive press following the playoff run last year, so theoretically, they're a more attractive place to land now than many others. Annnnd yet we gave Russell a deal that was comparable to the best he was likely to land on the open market. Gave term, gave dollars and gave a no-move clause. Now, the no-move becomes a bit limited later on, but the player could be harder to move anyhow, and the deal even has buy-out protection!

It was a ridiculous contract to give that player, and I think it was as much about people saying the Oilers were wrong about the player than anything else. They had to show us all how right they were...


I think McLellan just absolutely loves him and told Chia he has to keep him. He overplays the heck out of Russell (he kinda has to now, but last year he didn't have to but still did). Seems like Russell is his ideal hockey player or something.


He’s a real hickish small town Berta boy with a high pain threshold and is also a pretty honest worker. Ideal personality and player for McLellan, no question.



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Yeah he really only had Chirelli over the "devil you know plus coach likes me" barrell which is not enough reason for a bad deal plus a nmc.


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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:01

Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:58

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?


Good photo.. haven't seen the replay, so where, and who, were the forwards?
Agree, don't know why Talbot was so out of position, did Simmons get a pass just before he shot?

Glad I missed the game, these losses are getting way too frustrating.
Chiarelli and McClellan not looking like those draft picks we coughed up for them are paying off. I hope Chiarelli doesn't panic and make another "ballsy" trade.


It was a slow short pass. Maybe not even a pass. Simmonds just kinda skated into the free puck. I think Talbot assumed Filpulla would make a weak backhand on him from the middle and he committed to that. Shot was never attempted, puck just kept going to the side and lots of open net for Simmonds.

Forwards we just coasting behind the play and let Simmonds skate by them earlier.

Just weird crap by everyone out on the ice in the sequence.



I finally saw a clip of the 2nd goal, Simmons comes off the bench and skates right by #18 Strome, Strome was oblivious, just coasting down the slot watching the play, didn't even bother to glance around to find a man, that was his man, I'm putting that goal all on him.
I'm seeing why Islanders gave up on him.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 17:24

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:01

Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:58

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?


Good photo.. haven't seen the replay, so where, and who, were the forwards?
Agree, don't know why Talbot was so out of position, did Simmons get a pass just before he shot?

Glad I missed the game, these losses are getting way too frustrating.
Chiarelli and McClellan not looking like those draft picks we coughed up for them are paying off. I hope Chiarelli doesn't panic and make another "ballsy" trade.


It was a slow short pass. Maybe not even a pass. Simmonds just kinda skated into the free puck. I think Talbot assumed Filpulla would make a weak backhand on him from the middle and he committed to that. Shot was never attempted, puck just kept going to the side and lots of open net for Simmonds.

Forwards we just coasting behind the play and let Simmonds skate by them earlier.

Just weird crap by everyone out on the ice in the sequence.



I finally saw a clip of the 2nd goal, Simmons comes off the bench and skates right by #18 Strome, Strome was oblivious, just coasting down the slot watching the play, didn't even bother to glance around to find a man, that was his man, I'm putting that goal all on him.
I'm seeing why Islanders gave up on him.



Dont get me wrong. Of course there is some fault on Strome. But as one infamous poster around here likes to say, the first job of a defenceman is to stop the other team from scoring.
On both goals there were two Flyers near Russell. On both he took neither and chose to sprawl on the ice and hope the pass/shot hit him.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 17:24

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:01

Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 14:58

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 21 October 2017 13:44

Backcheck was trash on that goal, as many have pointed out a 1 on 4 turned into a 2 on 1 against us. Russell looked like a goof. And Talbot was waaay out of position. Totally misread the play leaving half the net to shoot at for Simmons

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMr7ctEVwAAA-RT.jpg


Such a slow boring game, both sides trying to hard defensively. Then our whole team falls asleep with 2 mins to go. What's it gonna take for this team to get their crap together?


Good photo.. haven't seen the replay, so where, and who, were the forwards?
Agree, don't know why Talbot was so out of position, did Simmons get a pass just before he shot?

Glad I missed the game, these losses are getting way too frustrating.
Chiarelli and McClellan not looking like those draft picks we coughed up for them are paying off. I hope Chiarelli doesn't panic and make another "ballsy" trade.


It was a slow short pass. Maybe not even a pass. Simmonds just kinda skated into the free puck. I think Talbot assumed Filpulla would make a weak backhand on him from the middle and he committed to that. Shot was never attempted, puck just kept going to the side and lots of open net for Simmonds.

Forwards we just coasting behind the play and let Simmonds skate by them earlier.

Just weird crap by everyone out on the ice in the sequence.



I finally saw a clip of the 2nd goal, Simmons comes off the bench and skates right by #18 Strome, Strome was oblivious, just coasting down the slot watching the play, didn't even bother to glance around to find a man, that was his man, I'm putting that goal all on him.
I'm seeing why Islanders gave up on him.



Yeah Strome just totally out to lunch. LW Lucic chasing the play on our right side of the ice for no apparent reason, completely taking himself out of the play.



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Missed the game, PVR messed up, what were the defense pairings?
2 goals against vs Philly is actually a decent result, the scoring for has been a problem. Its been basically McD vs The World. All teams need to do is focus on McD and the rest of the forwards crumple like a cheap tent in a tornado.

Btw, who did Russel play with? Was it Russel-Nurse, or Russel-Benning?



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Watched the game live, Philly fans are total douches. Still early in the season, i see good things happening



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So that's 7 games played so far.

Oilers are 2-5-0. 26th best record in the league.

Opposition teams have picked up 11 out of a possible 14 points against us.

Goals for is 14 to date - good for 29th in the league. McDavid in on 8 of those (57.1%).

Our PP has contributed 4 of the goals, so we're scoring just under 1.5 even strength goals a game. (That's not good).

McDavid is in on 60% of the even strength goals. I believe his line is on for 70% (the Maroon goal today being the extra one.

Nugent-Hopkins line was on for the other three even strength goals this year (Nuge, Lucic, Russell). The third and fourth lines have contributed zippo.

The biggest debate about the team from Edmonton media members is whether the just-turned-19-rookie who's scored 0-3-3 in 7 games should be given a spot on the team past the 9 game audition.

Goaltending at least has been better the last two games!

I still think the team is better than they've shown, but this is a brutal start to the season and gives them a pretty big hole to climb out of. The weaknesses on defence and wing continue to be an issue and likely will plague the team this year.



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Meanwhile Pitlick has 2 G 2 A in 8 games for Dallas. Tell me again, why we let him go.


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Sun, 22 October 2017 06:23

Meanwhile Pitlick has 2 G 2 A in 8 games for Dallas. Tell me again, why we let him go.


Because he’s going to go on the IR any moment now.



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inverno76 wrote on Sun, 22 October 2017 08:53

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Sun, 22 October 2017 06:23

Meanwhile Pitlick has 2 G 2 A in 8 games for Dallas. Tell me again, why we let him go.


Because he’s going to go on the IR any moment now.



Speaking of IR. Hemsky just broke again, might be time to call it a career. Jagr hurt last night as well.



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I can't believe there is a debate about Yamo. Yes he's looked decent and he looks like he will be a player. But he's way too small. He needs to get stronger and when you are on McDavid's wing, you should be scoring. 3 assists isn't enough.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 23 October 2017 08:23

I can't believe there is a debate about Yamo. Yes he's looked decent and he looks like he will be a player. But he's way too small. He needs to get stronger and when you are on McDavid's wing, you should be scoring. 3 assists isn't enough.


I can't believe there's ANY debate about Yamamoto. He's only put up 3 assists, despite playing a bunch of games with McDavid. He's got a bunch of shots, but only a handful of dangerous chances and he hasn't been scoring. There is just no good argument for keeping him here past his 9 game audition and blowing a year off his entry-level deal. We need good players on cheap contracts, so playing him now is not getting enough out of that deal.

He's had his audition, he's done just fine for a kid his age, but he shouldn't be with the team by the end of the week.

Only reason there's any doubt at all about this is that A) Edmonton sports media are terrible and are rarely capable of critical thought and B) the Oilers brass tends to blow these easy decisions about young players clearly not ready for prime time yet (see Draisaitl and Puljujarvi).

Although it's going to be heart-breaking to see the Oilers waste the contract space on Chris Kelly the second that he's sent down...



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