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Dad is gonna have a lot to say about this one!


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McDavid, Drai and Nurse look really down, almost morose in the post-game interviews. Also not calling out specifically, but still definitely calling out Larsson for the goal at the end of the second.

Not good.



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This game brought to you by the moves made from a GM of The Year candidate.


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How is this season going so, so, so wrong.......?

This is brutal.

Thanks for sinking us back into the depths of despair Oilers brass. Super appreciated.



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Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.



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g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.

I dunno, Eakins was here for Hall's 4th year and some people still believed in that rebuild at the time.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:05

g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.

I dunno, Eakins was here for Hall's 4th year and some people still believed in that rebuild at the time.

Okay stop.

I don’t really like how you are swaying me here. This is scary talk.



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g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:05

g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.

I dunno, Eakins was here for Hall's 4th year and some people still believed in that rebuild at the time.

Okay stop.

I don’t really like how you are swaying me here. This is scary talk.

If 93 points and 30 losses or less are the target to make the playoffs the Oilers have to go 37-23-11 the rest of the way.



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g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.


It does bring an interesting question. Yes, the Oilers were very quick to dismiss Larionov as some crackpot interfering agent who had no business questioning the team about the usage of his player, etc. etc.

Now, whether you agree with him or not, he was involved in saying that Dallas Eakins wasn't making the right moves - which seems like there was something to it.

So what about Bobby Orr though? He's McDavid's agent. What if he were to go to Katz & Co. and tell him that something needs to change? This is one of the absolute legends of the game - are they going to tell him to pound sand and embarrass their MVP by sending him out in front of scribes to defend what his agent is saying?

I think he might have the ability to change the coach at some point by applying proper pressure. I don't know that McDavid would have the confidence to do that right now, but would Orr do it for him? Maybe...



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Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:29

g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.


It does bring an interesting question. Yes, the Oilers were very quick to dismiss Larionov as some crackpot interfering agent who had no business questioning the team about the usage of his player, etc. etc.

Now, whether you agree with him or not, he was involved in saying that Dallas Eakins wasn't making the right moves - which seems like there was something to it.

So what about Bobby Orr though? He's McDavid's agent. What if he were to go to Katz & Co. and tell him that something needs to change? This is one of the absolute legends of the game - are they going to tell him to pound sand and embarrass their MVP by sending him out in front of scribes to defend what his agent is saying?

I think he might have the ability to change the coach at some point by applying proper pressure. I don't know that McDavid would have the confidence to do that right now, but would Orr do it for him? Maybe...

Both Hall and McDavid have Orr as an agent, right? If Orr didn't have the juice to fix the situation here with Hall what reason is there to believe he'd be able to fix the team for McDavid? Now the threat of a hold out or not reporting to camp might do something. I strongly doubt it comes to that though. Could you imagine though? The city would absolutely lose it if McDavid didn't report. It would be so fun to watch the media, team, and normie fans turn on him.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:34

Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:29

g2k wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:37

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.

I don’t know.

McDavid is a bigger part of this “window” than everyone and anyone connected to this organization.

If this team is out of the race by New Years there is going to be a lot to talk about.


It does bring an interesting question. Yes, the Oilers were very quick to dismiss Larionov as some crackpot interfering agent who had no business questioning the team about the usage of his player, etc. etc.

Now, whether you agree with him or not, he was involved in saying that Dallas Eakins wasn't making the right moves - which seems like there was something to it.

So what about Bobby Orr though? He's McDavid's agent. What if he were to go to Katz & Co. and tell him that something needs to change? This is one of the absolute legends of the game - are they going to tell him to pound sand and embarrass their MVP by sending him out in front of scribes to defend what his agent is saying?

I think he might have the ability to change the coach at some point by applying proper pressure. I don't know that McDavid would have the confidence to do that right now, but would Orr do it for him? Maybe...

Both Hall and McDavid have Orr as an agent, right? If Orr didn't have the juice to fix the situation here with Hall what reason is there to believe he'd be able to fix the team for McDavid? Now the threat of a hold out or not reporting to camp might do something. I strongly doubt it comes to that though. Could you imagine though? The city would absolutely lose it if McDavid didn't report. It would be so fun to watch the media, team, and normie fans turn on him.


While Hall had some power here, enough that the Oilers were never going to suggest he do any charity stuff locally, or try to moderate anything he did around the city, I don't think he ever had the power that McDavid has. And maybe there were times where Orr considered acting under Hall, but he had to know that the team was rarely good enough that they were going to win a Cup the way they were constructed. But he knows McDavid is a generational talent, and has the ability to drive a lot of a team's success, so if the coaching is holding things back, maybe it would make sense for him to go to Chiarelli and say - this has to change. I don't even think you have to specifically say what McDavid would do without that happening.

It would be a bold move though, and who knows...maybe Orr is no better than the rest of these old hockey players at understanding what they need to do differently.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.


I think any actual professional GM with earned NHL management experience would have fired Eakins 20 games into his first season.



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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:40

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:31

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:28

Coach has to go. If PC wants to show he knows whats on the go it is time to wipe the slate clean. First the freaking towel coach if there s on.

Eakins got a year and 30 games of full out, unmitigated suck. I can't imagine TM doesn't have another 100 games to turn this around and more likely he's good until summer 2019.


I think any actual professional GM with earned NHL management experience would have fired Eakins 20 games into his first season.

Yeah, there’s that too.

Heh..



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It’s so weird how I miss hockey so much from June until the season opens and then I begin to dread losing streaks and bad games.

It’s gotta turn around soon. I really thought Caggiula or Nuge would pop
A late one. Give this one to Murray again. 38th star of the game goes to our PK.



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PK did an amazing job of looking like pylons last night.

Klef doesn't challenge the guy in front of Talbot, and Kessel and Malkin make it look like there were no Oilers players on the ice on the second goal.

The second was ridiculously easy. That was painful to watch.



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HamBlaster wrote on Thu, 02 November 2017 10:49

PK did an amazing job of looking like pylons last night.


You know who was pretty good on the PK? Benoit Pouliot.



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JPro wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 20:19

This game brought to you by the moves made from a GM of The Year candidate.



Yeah.. the GM.. the Great Mind

Larsson looking like a 3 or 4 D these days, Strome looking like he'll begone at the end of the year, I'm thinking I'd rather have Hall and Eberle.



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Ya know guys if the Oilers keep losing they might actually fire their skating coach.


Clean house or bust

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smyth260 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:29

Ya know guys if the Oilers keep losing they might actually fire their skating coach.


Oh god that would be cruel. The guy whose wife Craig Simpson stole?

But...ya know...someone has gotta pay I guess.



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Just not good enough. For a team that needs a damn win, the Oilers were sure outhustled, and I thought outworked tonight. Losing pucks over just snoozing, getting beat by a guy who wanted it more.

> A team with an ECL-quality PK cannot afford to take stupid penalties, it just makes it worse when you get hosed on a call on top of the senseless calls you take. That was actually a beer-league kill on Malkin's goal, 4 guys skating with the blades of their sticks off the ice, Malkin just skates into coverage that parted like the Red Sea and smoothes one in.

> A team with an AHL quality PP cannot afford to dick around with the puck, they have to get the puck to the net. PP's with 1 or 2 shots aren't going to get it done.

> The Oilers seem to get opportunity off the rush 5x5, yet when they get control and possession 5x5 down low, nothing gets to the net, it's back to the point for a s--tty little wrister. No urgency whatsoever to get pucks into the paint for a deflection or a rebound, something that doesn't look as pretty. Connor gets a good feed to Drai for the go ahead goal, but Pittsburgh locks that s--t up and that's the end of it.

Utterly disappointed with a team that just can't snap out of it.



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When the Oilers won McDavid, pitchforks and torches would have came out if the Oilers just kept Todd Nelson in place. Especially with a new shiny GM in town. Hell, I may have even lit one of those torches.

Today? I don’t think TM is nearly as smart as TM thinks he is.

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This isn't an excuse, but the officiating tonight was very poor in my mind. As in extremely poor.

The Nuge call, the whistle after the Pens rebound off the crossbar & post, the non call on Crosby for slashing, and the non call for the delay of game off a face off, and those were just the ones I noticed.



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bigEfromGP wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:32

This isn't an excuse, but the officiating tonight was very poor in my mind. As in extremely poor.

The Nuge call, the whistle after the Pens rebound off the crossbar & post, the non call on Crosby for slashing, and the non call for the delay of game off a face off, and those were just the ones I noticed.



You know they're going to blow calls, it just makes the legit calls made against the Oilers that much more costly. You just can't lean on a PK that can't kill penalties, and Talbot isn't bailing them out all the time this year.



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Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


I'm truly ready to feel very bad for David Peltier.

Seriously though, did you see Kassian fall on that breakaway? Someone isn't doing their job, clearly.

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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:21

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


I'm truly ready to feel very bad for David Peltier.

Seriously though, did you see Kassian fall on that breakaway? Someone isn't doing their job, clearly.

Nah, you only have to axe DP if the Oilers need an excuse for a McDavid injury.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


After McDavid/McLellan Year 1, didn't they bring someone in as the third assistant, with a focus on video work? Why can't you make him the sacrificial lamb?



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Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


After McDavid/McLellan Year 1, didn't they bring someone in as the third assistant, with a focus on video work? Why can't you make him the sacrificial lamb?

It's not a big enough sacrifice. Even the normies are getting worried with the results this team is putting up. There was real and semi-legitimate hope this summer, if that's broken it requires a really big and empty gesture to fill the hype train up again.

Never mind that next season they'll be in cap hell and the window will already be closing....



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:29

Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


After McDavid/McLellan Year 1, didn't they bring someone in as the third assistant, with a focus on video work? Why can't you make him the sacrificial lamb?

It's not a big enough sacrifice. Even the normies are getting worried with the results this team is putting up. There was real and semi-legitimate hope this summer, if that's broken it requires a really big and empty gesture to fill the hype train up again.

Never mind that next season they'll be in cap hell and the window will already be closing....


Could you just quasi-fire and bring back Howson again?



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Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:30

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:29

Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


After McDavid/McLellan Year 1, didn't they bring someone in as the third assistant, with a focus on video work? Why can't you make him the sacrificial lamb?

It's not a big enough sacrifice. Even the normies are getting worried with the results this team is putting up. There was real and semi-legitimate hope this summer, if that's broken it requires a really big and empty gesture to fill the hype train up again.

Never mind that next season they'll be in cap hell and the window will already be closing....


Could you just quasi-fire and bring back Howson again?


That's what the fan have been clamoring for.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:30

Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:30

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:29

Adam wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:25

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


After McDavid/McLellan Year 1, didn't they bring someone in as the third assistant, with a focus on video work? Why can't you make him the sacrificial lamb?

It's not a big enough sacrifice. Even the normies are getting worried with the results this team is putting up. There was real and semi-legitimate hope this summer, if that's broken it requires a really big and empty gesture to fill the hype train up again.

Never mind that next season they'll be in cap hell and the window will already be closing....


Could you just quasi-fire and bring back Howson again?


That's what the fan have been clamoring for.


I know I've been longing to re-cross it off my signature line. Besides, maybe he's more valuable to the team when it's not publicly acknowledged that he's still on the team?



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:18

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:09

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 22:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.





McLellan and Woodcroft are blood brothers. Can't take away one without the other.

The only way is if the Oilers have a terrible year, miss the playoffs, and the special teams are deemed to be the area responsible and sacrifice is needed for public relations. Someone will have to fall on their sword if the Oilers miss in their widest window Stanley Cup year....


Yeah if the salary structure is set up as 'win now', this is shaping up to be a big fail.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 01 November 2017 21:36

Imbecile refs were a key in this one.
Points of note, Larsson has real slow feet. Klefbom has a real slow brain. Auvitu should be in the ECHL, KY needs to get on a WHL bus soon, Strome is what he is (I think I'd take Pouliot over this plug, at least Pouliot played PK), Maroon's next contract is shrinking by the game, Benning's upside is looking limited.. what we saw last year might have been the peak, my lofty expectations for Slepychev are getting dashed, he's not been noticeable at all, Russell <sigh> doesn't seem to make a positive difference at either end of the ice, Lucic is in top shape yet moves so slow, his turnovers are getting predictable

Hmmm.. feeling kind of negative tonight for some reason





Can't disagree with much of that, I think last year was ahead of the curve, but this year is behind. This should be a playoff team at the least after going deep into the 2nd round last year.

What the hell do they change? Keep shuffling the deck chairs? Is it execution on special teams or is it the braintrust behind the philosophy? I would think the guys on the staff that are looking after special teams shouldn't have a lot of rope left before they're relieved of that particular duty or sacked. Something's gotta give, because teams has been the difference in most losses this year.

I don't want to see a revolving door behind the bench or in the front office, but this start just brings both the HC and the GM under some scrutiny, because although I think a lot of this is execution, the coach's and in particular the GM's prints are all over this.




I think that's the problem, there's too many guys on the team that are just not good enough to play competitively in the NHL. That failure is on the GM, the player personnel master mind, too many of his choices have proven to be bad ones. Getting Hamonic would have solved one problem, but instead they traded a good asset for Strome, who they will probably walk away from, where they could have bundled Eberle and a draft pick, and had a very solid top 4. Instead they used the money they saved from Eberle, and gave it to Russell. With Hamonic you probably could have not bothered signing Russel, or at least give him a low ball offer.
Strome is another swing and a miss.

Matt Barzal would probably look good in an Oiler uniform right about now..

[Updated on: Wed, 01 November 2017 22:51]


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P. Chiarelli math.. T. Hall = A. Larsson, Yak= bag o'pucks (OK he got one right...) K. Russell = $4.1 M+NMC, G. Reinhart= M. Barzal + A. Beauvillier, J. Eberle = R. Spooner,

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