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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722570 is a reply to message #722556 ]
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Time to find better uses of your entertainment time than this supposed professional hockey organization. They need a fan time out and we can meet again after they have sorted out how to be a team.


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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722599 is a reply to message #722570 ]
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82 games (no playoffs, obviously) X ~3 hours/each = 246 hours. Double that with time spent on message boards, Twitter, arguing about hockey with friends, reading newspaper articles, listening to sports radio, etc - that's 492 hours/year on the Oilers.

There are 168 hours per week, minus ~40 for work and ~56 for sleeping. Leaves 72. Take away all the commute time, showers, buying groceries, cleaning the house, doing taxes, additional work nonsense, walking the dog, whatever. If you've got kids take away almost everything else.

A VERY lucky person has maybe 35 hours of truly free time a week. X52 that's 1820. 492 divided by 1820 is .027. Who wants to spend minimum 27% of their free time on watching a terrible team run by a truly terrible organization, owned by a creep? These clowns would all be fired if they did your job (whatever that might be) and came out with results like they have.

At least one quarter of your free and very finite life devoted to this gong show? No way! Go play with your kids in the snow. Try to pick up that girl you like. Rebuild a Camaro. Read Dostoyevsky. Get in shape. Do a jigsaw puzzle. Take a nap. Life is finite. These goofs will still be tripping over themselves if/when you want to come back.

Vote with your wallet, and with your time.



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Ramone wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 20:53

82 games (no playoffs, obviously) X ~3 hours/each = 246 hours. Double that with time spent on message boards, Twitter, arguing about hockey with friends, reading newspaper articles, listening to sports radio, etc - that's 492 hours/year on the Oilers.

There are 168 hours per week, minus ~40 for work and ~56 for sleeping. Leaves 72. Take away all the commute time, showers, buying groceries, cleaning the house, doing taxes, additional work nonsense, walking the dog, whatever. If you've got kids take away almost everything else.

A VERY lucky person has maybe 35 hours of truly free time a week. X52 that's 1820. 492 divided by 1820 is .027. Who wants to spend minimum 27% of their free time on watching a terrible team run by a truly terrible organization, owned by a creep? These clowns would all be fired if they did your job (whatever that might be) and came out with results like they have.

At least one quarter of your free and very finite life devoted to this gong show? No way! Go play with your kids in the snow. Try to pick up that girl you like. Rebuild a Camaro. Read Dostoyevsky. Get in shape. Do a jigsaw puzzle. Take a nap. Life is finite. These goofs will still be tripping over themselves if/when you want to come back.

Vote with your wallet, and with your time.


This. I’ve been giving the Oilers a semi vacation for the last few years. Play good, I’ll watch. Play bad, I’ve got better things to do than be negative.

Leave the pressure on Katz to fix the team. He should be doing everything possible to ensure we want to watch. He’s not because win or lose he still gets good numbers watching live and on TV. Our only real power as fans is the decision to watch or not watch. Happy or angry is the same amount of revenue.

Be happy and stop giving this apathetic billionaire your time and money.



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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722654 is a reply to message #722599 ]
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Ramone wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:53

82 games (no playoffs, obviously) X ~3 hours/each = 246 hours. Double that with time spent on message boards, Twitter, arguing about hockey with friends, reading newspaper articles, listening to sports radio, etc - that's 492 hours/year on the Oilers.

There are 168 hours per week, minus ~40 for work and ~56 for sleeping. Leaves 72. Take away all the commute time, showers, buying groceries, cleaning the house, doing taxes, additional work nonsense, walking the dog, whatever. If you've got kids take away almost everything else.

A VERY lucky person has maybe 35 hours of truly free time a week. X52 that's 1820. 492 divided by 1820 is .027. Who wants to spend minimum 27% of their free time on watching a terrible team run by a truly terrible organization, owned by a creep? These clowns would all be fired if they did your job (whatever that might be) and came out with results like they have.

At least one quarter of your free and very finite life devoted to this gong show? No way! Go play with your kids in the snow. Try to pick up that girl you like. Rebuild a Camaro. Read Dostoyevsky. Get in shape. Do a jigsaw puzzle. Take a nap. Life is finite. These goofs will still be tripping over themselves if/when you want to come back.

Vote with your wallet, and with your time.


Thanks for being the voice of reason, It is after all just a game that we get so wired into we forget how trivial it really is. Fun bashing the Oilers organization though. Some of these posts are pretty funny! IF the Oilers started winning again ( a miracle took place in other words) Katz would quickly go from being a creep to an owner who really loves this franchise and this city.So glad I didn't have time to watch the Vegas game.



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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722573 is a reply to message #722556 ]
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Just to cheer people up




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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 19:36

Just to cheer people up




Awesome.



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What a stink fest.
Never watching these bozos live again.

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If Result= W, Then
<watch>
Else
<delete>
EndIf



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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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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722583 is a reply to message #722575 ]
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Have a feeling you’ll have a lot of free time on your hands. I’m looking for a new hobby as well, any suggestions? Lol


Shoot the puck!!

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Hitting your thumb with a hammer. It'll be more enjoyable.


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 Re: Review: Vegas @ Edmonton (Game #20) [message #722580 is a reply to message #722556 ]
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Hawks fire 3 time Cup winner after 1 missed playoffs and a 6-6-3 start. Somehow we are still hanging on to no time Cup winner, under .500 20 games into the season hack.

After tonight, punt him and everyone else to the curb. Bring in Q. No guarantees it will work, but what’s the worst that happens? We miss the playoffs?

Not sure if this has been posted

https://thehockeywriters.com/edmonton-oilers-todd-mclellan-s hould-be-fired/

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Wolverine anyone?

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Mike wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:43

Hawks fire 3 time Cup winner after 1 missed playoffs and a 6-6-3 start. Somehow we are still hanging on to no time Cup winner, under .500 20 games into the season hack.

After tonight, punt him and everyone else to the curb. Bring in Q. No guarantees it will work, but what’s the worst that happens? We miss the playoffs?

Not sure if this has been posted

https://thehockeywriters.com/edmonton-oilers-todd-mclellan-s hould-be-fired/


Thanks for posting this.

Question would be, if (IF) TMac is canned, does JQ even want to touch this hodge podge roster? Yes, the McDavid effect could play a part but I’m sure he’d get an offer to join a more attractive situation later in the year or in the spring.



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OilMJMOil wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 20:54

Mike wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:43

Hawks fire 3 time Cup winner after 1 missed playoffs and a 6-6-3 start. Somehow we are still hanging on to no time Cup winner, under .500 20 games into the season hack.

After tonight, punt him and everyone else to the curb. Bring in Q. No guarantees it will work, but what’s the worst that happens? We miss the playoffs?

Not sure if this has been posted

https://thehockeywriters.com/edmonton-oilers-todd-mclellan-s hould-be-fired/


Thanks for posting this.

Question would be, if (IF) TMac is canned, does JQ even want to touch this hodge podge roster? Yes, the McDavid effect could play a part but I’m sure he’d get an offer to join a more attractive situation later in the year or in the spring.


Probably needs to be an understanding between JQ and Nicholson that Chia is on notice. If that's not good enough, Chia is out right away.



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Something more attractive, like coaching an AHL team?


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Magnum wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:57

Something more attractive, like coaching an AHL team?


I was thinking more like Pittsburgh if things remain ugly there.



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OilMJMOil wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 20:59

Magnum wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:57

Something more attractive, like coaching an AHL team?


I was thinking more like Pittsburgh if things remain ugly there.


Remain ugly? The Pens have won 2 Cups in 3 years.



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philly boy wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 22:45

OilMJMOil wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 20:59

Magnum wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:57

Something more attractive, like coaching an AHL team?


I was thinking more like Pittsburgh if things remain ugly there.


Remain ugly? The Pens have won 2 Cups in 3 years.

Different scales for different teams. If the Pens are below average for 20 games it's something of an outlier. If the Oilers are bad for 19 years, well, keep buying tickets.



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This is a bad hockey team that needs lots of pieces to be competitive. WE have 3 good centers. That is it. We are week in Goaltending, top 6 wingers, bottom six players and defence can't move the puck out of there own end. They said this season would show which team the Oilers really are. The team that almost made the conference finals 2 years ago or the disaster that was last season. It's looking a lot like last year. Groundhog day with one exception for over a decade. Oh yea we have no coach or GM either.




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Vegas coach said they were not happy with the first period but they made some really good adjustments. Over to you Todd. It only seams like the opposing coach only has to make a few adjustments and Todd has no answer. He is one of the most overrated coaches in this league


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scotiaoiler wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:06

Vegas coach said they were not happy with the first period but they made some really good adjustments. Over to you Todd. It only seams like the opposing coach only has to make a few adjustments and Todd has no answer. He is one of the most overrated coaches in this league


He's not that bad.

If we were to get Pavelski, Couture, Burns and Vlasic for nothing right now, I'm sure we could make the playoffs and then go out in the 1st round.



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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:10

scotiaoiler wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:06

Vegas coach said they were not happy with the first period but they made some really good adjustments. Over to you Todd. It only seams like the opposing coach only has to make a few adjustments and Todd has no answer. He is one of the most overrated coaches in this league


He's not that bad.

If we were to get Pavelski, Couture, Burns and Vlasic for nothing right now, I'm sure we could make the playoffs and then go out in the 1st round.

Throw in a prime Joe Thornton and we might even be ready to blow a 3-0 series lead in the second round!



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Jay wrote on Mon, 19 November 2018 11:21

Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:10

scotiaoiler wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:06

Vegas coach said they were not happy with the first period but they made some really good adjustments. Over to you Todd. It only seams like the opposing coach only has to make a few adjustments and Todd has no answer. He is one of the most overrated coaches in this league


He's not that bad.

If we were to get Pavelski, Couture, Burns and Vlasic for nothing right now, I'm sure we could make the playoffs and then go out in the 1st round.

Throw in a prime Joe Thornton and we might even be ready to blow a 3-0 series lead in the second round!


Todd deserves some of the blame during those years, in several of those series I'm sure. But Joe Thornton has never been an inspired playoff performer, when considering the level he was at in his prime (consistently top 10, top 5 in the world at his apex); neither has Marleau. Those were their two superstars that they built around, and both of them were consistently underwhelming. Guys who played at high levels, but remained on that plateau come playoffs. Maybe some of that is on coaching, maybe some of it isn't. I just don't think Sharks got over their hump soon enough, and when they fired Todd it had already been too late. Sounds like I'm making excuses for McLellan, I'm not, and I hope he gets kicked to the curb ASAP, but just some added stuff to consider.

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0-2 in the Pacific. 1 win in the last 7 games. Pathetic.

I thought Talbot was going to lock it down after 4 goals on 11 shots at one point, but didn't happen:icon_lol: . I don't know what the circumstances are at this point where you'd give Talbot a start unless it's one of back to backs.

Sloppy effort otherwise, a ton of turnovers.

Here they sit, trending downward through mediocrity into obscurity again. There are personnel issues, many of the GM's creation, and he's painted the franchise into a salary cap corner. Can't be trusted with a big deal because he hasn't made a good one for this franchise.

Coach lost BOA game last night with disgustingly stupid personnel decisions on the 1st line in particular, and personnel in general in the 3rd period. Can't leave a line intact aside from the 4th.....just has to frigging meddle. How much time does TM get? What's the message, and are any of the players buying it? I can't see the GM letting this go much farther with his own ass on the line as the season begins to evaporate.

#1 goaltender can't stop anything in a contract year. So thin at top 6 wing that you have to use 2 of your top 3 centers on the 1st line. Chronic incompetence on D, specifically on the breakout.

They end October in not a bad spot, but November is an unmitigated disaster. Good grief, what the hell goes on and where does it go from here?



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K.McC#24 wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 21:19

0-2 in the Pacific. 1 win in the last 7 games. Pathetic.

I thought Talbot was going to lock it down after 4 goals on 11 shots at one point, but didn't happen:icon_lol: . I don't know what the circumstances are at this point where you'd give Talbot a start unless it's one of back to backs.

Sloppy effort otherwise, a ton of turnovers.

Here they sit, trending downward through mediocrity into obscurity again. There are personnel issues, many of the GM's creation, and he's painted the franchise into a salary cap corner. Can't be trusted with a big deal because he hasn't made a good one for this franchise.

Coach lost BOA game last night with disgustingly stupid personnel decisions on the 1st line in particular, and personnel in general in the 3rd period. Can't leave a line intact aside from the 4th.....just has to frigging meddle. How much time does TM get? What's the message, and are any of the players buying it? I can't see the GM letting this go much farther with his own ass on the line as the season begins to evaporate.

#1 goaltender can't stop anything in a contract year. So thin at top 6 wing that you have to use 2 of your top 3 centers on the 1st line. Chronic incompetence on D, specifically on the breakout.

They end October in not a bad spot, but November is an unmitigated disaster. Good grief, what the hell goes on and where does it go from here?

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Six of seven lost, and the Oilers are now 9-10-1 after 20 games and three points out of the playoffs in the weakest division in hockey.

If you don't fire the coach now, you're walking away from this season. And by all rights the GM should accompany him out the door.



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Adam wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 23:21

Six of seven lost, and the Oilers are now 9-10-1 after 20 games and three points out of the playoffs in the weakest division in hockey.

If you don't fire the coach now, you're walking away from this season. And by all rights the GM should accompany him out the door.


But the plan, it's going so accordingly still.

People say firing the coach won't matter. I'm not sure firing Chia will either. MacT wanted Lucic long ago, and threw money at David Clarkson. The org was leaking how Hall wasn't who they thought he would be before Chia even got here. All these losers in the head office are in on this together and Chia may just be another scapegoat and will be replaced with another OBC friendly.



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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 23:42

Adam wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 23:21

Six of seven lost, and the Oilers are now 9-10-1 after 20 games and three points out of the playoffs in the weakest division in hockey.

If you don't fire the coach now, you're walking away from this season. And by all rights the GM should accompany him out the door.


But the plan, it's going so accordingly still.

People say firing the coach won't matter. I'm not sure firing Chia will either. MacT wanted Lucic long ago, and threw money at David Clarkson. The org was leaking how Hall wasn't who they thought he would be before Chia even got here. All these losers in the head office are in on this together and Chia may just be another scapegoat and will be replaced with another OBC friendly.

Exactly. Chia has made a lot of dumb moves. I don't believe for a second that he made those moves entirely of his own volition. I mean he will take the blame and the pink slip eventually but if anyone thinks that things will be different they haven't been paying attention for the last decade and a half.

Speaking of The Plan - any update? what about the Forensic Audit? Rebuilds 1 through 5?

Its probably to soon to expect another letter of apology from the owner but hopefully after 97 requests a trade we will get one. Remember the last one? Where they talked about the future of the Oilers young nucleus...I think it included Stortini and Brodziak...Maybe Nillson...they are all blending together.



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Holy crap on a cracker. The inability to adjust after a setback or on the fly during a game is completely unacceptable and foul. The coach should be hung with these results because no matter how bad his roster is, it's his job to make the best of what he's been given. That's his job. Building a halfway decent roster is the GM's job. Top down, this franchise is a complete disaster and a joke. The fact that there is anyone that even cares anymore is a testament to rampant mental health issues. Sheesh.


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I'm thinking that if this Spooner trade turns out to be a minus, that'll be Chiarelli's final nail.
Losing a capable, stay out of trouble, 3rd line NHL center, and you replace him with an AHL rookie (Marody), so your new acquisition can play top 6 wing, the theory being he'll be better than what you already had, so far the theory (aka hope) isn't looking good, and all you've done is swap Marody for Strome, which is a downgrade.

Quennville will come in, lots of flash, media chit chat, the result will remain the same. Best player in the world leading half an AHL squad.

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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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Skookum Jim wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 23:59

I'm thinking that if this Spooner trade turns out to be a minus, that'll be Chiarelli's final nail.
Losing a capable, stay out of trouble, 3rd line NHL center, and you replace him with an AHL rookie (Marody), so your new acquisition can play top 6 wing, the theory being he'll be better than what you already had, so far the theory (aka hope) isn't looking good, and all you've done is swap Marody for Strome, which is a downgrade.

Quennville will come in, lots of flash, media chit chat, the result will remain the same. Best player in the world leading half an AHL squad.



What was McLellan really thinking here with Spooner? Guy who has been struggling all year flies across the continent, lands, and is immediately tossed into the top 6. Gets exposed, then tossed out for more the next day. McLellan trying to make Chia look like an arse? It worked. But McLellan looks like one too.



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Oh yeah ..forgot... Benning. doh
Pure Awful


That 2-2, short handed goal against was all on him.. lazy, weak-assed, dopey, skate around his own net, guy chasing him, realizes he's going too slow, tries to accelerate for a break out, trips over his own feet, wipes out, coughs up the puck, Oilers recover it, Benning gets it again, then promptly serves up a nice fat pepperoni pizza to Eakins for the snipe, thanks bud. Just a complete cycle of dopey, weak-assed play.


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That killed the team right there




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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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Okay that has to be enough eh? At least fire one of them. My preference is Chia but I will take a Todd pink slip.


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Don't let our winning streak fool you, this team stinks. They need changes, it should happen but probably won't as sucking is the norm and it's okay to lose.


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Another disappointing weekend in the books. They had a chance to do some damage against Pacific Division opponents and pissed it away. The game was lost in a 5 min span when they gave up 3. Plenty of blame to go around as I don't think a lot of players were that good. But it came down to goaltending once again. Fleury was good making several really good saves when his team needed them, Talbot sucked AGAIN. When you give up 6 goals and have a .806 save percentage, that isn't NHL goaltending. Oilers make a mistake on the PP, Eakins comes down the just flat out beats Talbot with a wrister to the far side. Was it a decent shot? Sure I guess so but he's a freaking 3rd line center. This isn't Ovie for F- sake. Make a freaking save!! Then Marchessault comes down 1.5 mins later and does the exact same thing. Same side of the ice, from the same spot, goes in the same place. How does an NHL goalie let in the same goal not even 2 mins later? Is Marchessault a real good player? Yes he is but you just saw that same f-ing play not 2 mins earlier. How does that happen?

I am not excusing the GM for the roster, it clearly isn't good enough. I am not excusing the coach because something is not working, it's obvious. BUT as a team, how do you do ANYTHING with goaltending like that? I am not an NHL coach but I would think that as a team defensively, the goal would be to not give up the middle and keep the shots to the side just like they did on those goals. There wasn't much to shoot at YET they still went in. The defense isn't great I know that but my god, if the expectation of the defense has to be that you basically give up no shots from ANYWHERE in your own zone, I don't care who's on defense. That just isn't realistic. If you had a picture of the Oilers end of the ice, is there any spot that you can circle that you can say with confidence you are safe to give up a shot from with Talbot in the net? I would say no.

They have to roll with Koskinen for a bit. This shouldn't be about hurting a guys feelings or getting you previous "guy" going. This is about playing the guys that give you a chance to win. The Oilers basically have zero margin for error on most nights, they can't afford to play a guy in net that isn't up to NHL standards right now.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 19 November 2018 08:24

Oilers make a mistake on the PP, Eakins comes down the just flat out beats Talbot with a wrister to the far side. Was it a decent shot? Sure I guess so but he's a freaking 3rd line center. This isn't Ovie for F- sake. Make a freaking save!!


In defence of Talbot, when you have Benning backing up to you instead of forcing the play, plus acting as a screen, it's tough to stop a shot that you can't see. Don Cherry has criticized this rookie defensive lapse on Coach's Corner at least once....a week...for the past 35 years....someone please tell Benning.



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PlusOne wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 16:17

scotiaoiler wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 15:30

This will show the character of this team.



Or lack there of
This last two weeks is soul crushing for most players. Last night is likely the jewel in that crap crown

If this was a franchise with a decade of good management and a winning culture it is easier to expect them to power through.
I fully expect a "here we go again" attitude for most of the team.

I am mentally prepared for the worst showing of the year and will be pleasantly surprised with anything better


I posted this in the pre game thread. I am sad at just how accurate it was.
You could see the looks and performance on most players faces. No drive, no push back, just got walked on over and over again.

The good news is my "negativity" has me climbing the ranks in the score prediction contest. 70% had Edmonton to win!



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PlusOne wrote on Mon, 19 November 2018 08:31

PlusOne wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 16:17

scotiaoiler wrote on Sun, 18 November 2018 15:30

This will show the character of this team.



Or lack there of
This last two weeks is soul crushing for most players. Last night is likely the jewel in that crap crown

If this was a franchise with a decade of good management and a winning culture it is easier to expect them to power through.
I fully expect a "here we go again" attitude for most of the team.

I am mentally prepared for the worst showing of the year and will be pleasantly surprised with anything better


I posted this in the pre game thread. I am sad at just how accurate it was.
You could see the looks and performance on most players faces. No drive, no push back, just got walked on over and over again.

The good news is my "negativity" has me climbing the ranks in the score prediction contest. 70% had Edmonton to win!

I noticed it on the players faces. Even Connor has been reduced to what Eberle was. Just content to go get his cookies. Few points, or a goal and after that why try? He's either tired out or worried about getting injured for this sorry group.



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This all begins and ends with Chia. He's responsible for this mess and the brain trust. You have all these hockey brainiacs in management positions most from the glory days and the team is rife with incompetence.

You have an owner who is next level of creep who's toy is now tattered and played with.

We have a coach that is throwing everything into a blender and seeing what kind of crap it can do on the ice, but it's all he has. I'm not in line to fire the coach, because it's the roster that's the problem. After the roster issues we can talk about coaching prowess because he's showing the same patterns he showed in SJ where he is stubborn in his method and cannot adapt to the opposing coach. Todd is the problem when the team can't hit the next level. The roster is making the team trend down. Who takes his place, Yawney or Gulutzan? Neither in my opinion. Q? He wouldn't want to touch this organization!

You have Lucic who should actually sit a night or 5 to relax and eat some popcorn (you don't do that to veterans? Be productive and then let's talk about what you do with veterans) You have Benning who I'm not sure is NHL calibre anymore. Klefbom is doing what exactly? Not sure, eating ice time I guess. Nurse? Trending down and no doctor can fix his ability to defend but his partner is Benning so maybe a pass? Russell can block shots, but puck GET RID OF IT! No play just dump it away and hope his team gets it. Gravel? Thank you NEXT! Larsson is the only capable defensive player

Offensive break ins are a joke.

Defense? What's that? Get in the prime spots and take your shot!

Talbot, weak on his angles. This organization is where good goalies die.

Koskinen? He's new and hasn't been affected by the stink of this organization, should he be resigned, he'll be bad.. equal to that of his play in preseason.

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Rocksteady wrote on Mon, 19 November 2018 09:48

This all begins and ends with Chia. He's responsible for this mess and the brain trust. You have all these hockey brainiacs in management positions most from the glory days and the team is rife with incompetence.

You have an owner who is next level of creep who's toy is now tattered and played with.

We have a coach that is throwing everything into a blender and seeing what kind of crap it can do on the ice, but it's all he has. I'm not in line to fire the coach, because it's the roster that's the problem. After the roster issues we can talk about coaching prowess because he's showing the same patterns he showed in SJ where he is stubborn in his method and cannot adapt to the opposing coach. Todd is the problem when the team can't hit the next level. The roster is making the team trend down. Who takes his place, Yawney or Gulutzan? Neither in my opinion. Q?

You have Lucic who should actually sit a night or 5 to relax and eat some popcorn (you don't do that to veterans? Be productive and then let's talk about what you do with veterans) You have Benning who I'm not sure is NHL calibre anymore. Klefbom is doing what exactly? Not sure, eating ice time I guess. Nurse? Trending down and no doctor can fix his ability to defend but his partner is Benning so maybe a pass? Russell can block shots, but puck GET RID OF IT! No play just dump it away and hope his team gets it. Gravel? Thank you NEXT! Larsson is the only capable defensive player

Offensive break in are a joke.

Defense? What's that? Get in the prime spots and take your shot!

Talbot, weak on his angles. This organization is where good goalies die.

Koskinen? He's new and hasn't been affected by the stink of this organization, should he be resigned, he'll be bad.. equal to that of his play in preseason.




It still begins and ends with Lowe doesn't it?

He pushed to hire Nicholson. He was without a doubt in pushing for Chia. He kept MacT and Howson on board so he had friendlies around Chia.

The disaster always roots back to Lowe, and removing Chia only gets you another guy that will appease the red wine summiters who are all old school hockey minds without a clue of how to build a team in today's NHL.



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