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Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


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The first period we seemed to be able to control the puck, make the passes and we hemmed them in for a few shifts at a time. After which we couldn't grab the puck and do anything, conceded some dumb ass penalties, some crappy ref calls as well and boom it's game over.

I think everyone can't not be impressed by Jones performance tonight, his elevation to the point where he was thrown out near the end suggests he's gained Hitch's trust already. I also thought Jesse had another good game, he got a shift or two at the start of the third on the top line, but was a pain in the neck for the Canucks all night.

Hitch brought the blender out perfectly in the third as well, just mixed things up on occasion and that led to the goal.

Not our best game, but as long as that's an exception to the rule in the majority of games then we'll be OK



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Wow. That was a rough performance by the Oil.

That was another of the few "ah, I don't think we're really going to show up tonight" efforts under Hitch so far...

20 shots in that game is terrible. The Canucks have a super young team... if they are this good already, they will be dominant in a couple of seasons. Another team that is already arguably further ahead with their rebuild than our Oilers.



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Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.



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NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Let’s blame the heir apparent Keith Gretzky for that one.



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inverno76 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:53

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Let’s blame the heir apparent Keith Gretzky for that one.



I don't think Gretzky was with the organization yet at the 2015 draft.



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NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.

Yeah, just like everyone is avoiding showing appreciation for Koskinen and Chiasson as well.

Boo freakin hoo..



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NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?



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Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.



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g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.


I do have to say, I don't quite understand the anti-negativity brigade. It's like they're numb to the fact the Oilers have sucked for the better part of two decades, and that we've already missed the playoffs on two of three years with the best player on the planet as part of the team. All the while getting hit with exorbitant ticket prices from an organization that goes out of its way to give back as little to the community as it can get away with. And with a GM who's moves have left the team with less than we had when he was hired, while having no cap space to add anything.

Not to mention, those posts tend to be some of the most negative posts in here. It's not like they ever have anything to actually positive to say. It's just griping about other posters.

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Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:08

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.


I do have to say, I don't quite understand the anti-negativity brigade. It's like they're numb to the fact the Oilers have sucked for the better part of two decades, and that we've already missed the playoffs on two of three years with the best player on the planet as part of the team. All the while getting hit with exorbitant ticket prices from an organization that goes out of its way to give back as little to the community as it can get away with.

Not to mention, those posts tend to be some of the most negative posts in here. It's not like they ever have anything to actually positive to say. It's just griping about other posters.

Who cares how many years the team was set back. He’s made some great smaller deals this season. I know it’s only Christmas, but if this team squeaks into the playoffs, he’s golden.



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g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:13

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:08

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.


I do have to say, I don't quite understand the anti-negativity brigade. It's like they're numb to the fact the Oilers have sucked for the better part of two decades, and that we've already missed the playoffs on two of three years with the best player on the planet as part of the team. All the while getting hit with exorbitant ticket prices from an organization that goes out of its way to give back as little to the community as it can get away with.

Not to mention, those posts tend to be some of the most negative posts in here. It's not like they ever have anything to actually positive to say. It's just griping about other posters.

Who cares how many years the team was set back. He’s made some great smaller deals this season. I know it’s only Christmas, but if this team squeaks into the playoffs, he’s golden.


Hahaha...even if one of those moves was incredibly risky - signing an unproven goalie to a big contract with a no-move clause - and the other was almost an after thought. Chiasson was the last free agent invited to camp, and the last one to be signed. You got the feeling that if Scottie Upshall hadn't had his body giving out on him, the Oilers would have rathered give that spot to him...



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g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.

Actually I was referring to the 2015 1st overall, but yeah, he gets credit for that too. Although, I think there is plenty of blood on others hands there as well.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





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On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





Or you know who with 3 in 13 games making $6 million



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Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 00:10

CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





You’re as a bad RDF.

I’d hate to be friends with you. You could find the suck in winning the Power Ball lottery. When was the last time you were happy, 87/88?

Single handedly making this site a terrible place to visit. Now no one can even enjoy a game and I feel guilty watching McDavid. Sad.



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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 04:03

Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 00:10

CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





You’re as a bad RDF.

I’d hate to be friends with you. You could find the suck in winning the Power Ball lottery. When was the last time you were happy, 87/88?

Single handedly making this site a terrible place to visit. Now no one can even enjoy a game and I feel guilty watching McDavid. Sad.


Awe. Is this a late night tantrum or an early morning tantrum?

You see it’s hard for me to tell. Says 4:03 here, but I don’t know the time zone for pixie land.



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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 04:03

Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 00:10

CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





You’re as a bad RDF.

I’d hate to be friends with you. You could find the suck in winning the Power Ball lottery. When was the last time you were happy, 87/88?

Single handedly making this site a terrible place to visit. Now no one can even enjoy a game and I feel guilty watching McDavid. Sad.


Also, feel really bad you think this is such a terrible place to visit. I for one come here for the very reason there are people like Adam here. I don’t need to visit a place that 100% regurgitates the spin of the local media.

So.....if it’s soooo bad for you here, grab a bag of gumdrops and lollipops on the way out. Be safe out there!



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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 04:03

Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 00:10

CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





You’re as a bad RDF.

I’d hate to be friends with you. You could find the suck in winning the Power Ball lottery. When was the last time you were happy, 87/88?

Single handedly making this site a terrible place to visit. Now no one can even enjoy a game and I feel guilty watching McDavid. Sad.



My commentary shouldn't change how you feel about watching McDavid. He's an absolute treat to watch. I would suggest to you that maybe it's the organization sucking for years on end that is what's bringing you down? When they win regularly, this place is a much more positive spot.

Don't shoot the messenger - I'm just telling you why the team never seems to get over the hump - even with the best player in the world doing amazing things on the ice night after night. (Hint: it's the fact they've assembled the worst management team in hockey).

I am curious - what WOULD you like people in here to be talking about as we sit on the bubble of a playoff spot in McDavid's fourth year in the league?



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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 04:03

Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 00:10

CrusaderPi wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:00

Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:58

NetBOG wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:41

Ragnarok73 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:32

Another night where special teams killed the team, regardless of how crappy the reffing was tonight. It didn’t help that Drai had a bad game. The only bright spot outside of more McPoints was the play of young Jones.


Be careful appreciating that Jones kid. He was a good 4th round pick by Chiarelli, and some people around here don't like it much when he gets credit for anything.


Who says you can't appreciate a kid coming in and playing well?

Besides, he was a 2015 pick. Chiarelli had been on the job for about 15 minutes at the time. Was he really a big part of picking Caleb Jones?

Well he gets full credit for that 2015 1st rounder on a daily basis here.

Oilers lost tonight. Is it okay to be upset about that? Some people here get butt hurt when people are critical.

I seem to remember, and correct me if I’m wrong, that the first rounder was traded because the new guy didn’t trust the scouts or know the draft class well enough to think anyone was better than the former oil king.


You seem to forget that shifting narratives is the way of the Oilers.

We're really disappointed in our players for where we are this year, but we really wanted to finish last and pick high again and we meant to do it, but we're firing the coach because last place if a failure, but the plan is in place and it was all about us picking first overall again! Don't worry fans!

If you only pay attention to the successes of the Oilers management team, it's really a much more successful franchise than anyone ever gives them credit for!

On a separate and totally unrelated note - I think I prefer Ryan Strome to Ryan Spooner. It seems to me that Strome did more good things more often than Spooner...who I haven't seen very good in his time here. Since that deal, Strome has 6 points in 13 games compared to 3 in 15 games for Spooner...





You’re as a bad RDF.

I’d hate to be friends with you. You could find the suck in winning the Power Ball lottery. When was the last time you were happy, 87/88?

Single handedly making this site a terrible place to visit. Now no one can even enjoy a game and I feel guilty watching McDavid. Sad.


Lol Classic.

I always wonder with these kind of posts if maybe you are projecting your personal fan experience onto others? Does your happiness actually depend in any way on how the Oilers hockey team is playing?

I personally make almost exclusively negative comments on here about the team because they are almost exclusively awful - but here's the thing - I'm happy. It has zero to do with real life. Its entertainment. Don't take it so seriously.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions you should consider re-evaluating your priorities.

1) Are you an adult who owns multiple sports teams jerseys that you wear to events other than the game?

2) Do you often blow off things that actually matter (kids activity, birthday, anniversary etc) so you can sit in front of your tv and watch the Oilers?

3) Do you routinely post on social media and chat forums about how people criticizing your favourite team aren't "real fans"? Do you believe you are somehow better because you shell out your money to millionaires without complaint every year?

You're welcome.

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Pretty lousy game from the 2nd on. Wonder if Kozari is really in the head of this team. They really started to mail it in after the garbage penalties started.


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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 22:44

Pretty lousy game from the 2nd on. Wonder if Kozari is really in the head of this team. They really started to mail it in after the garbage penalties started.


Well, if your kill picks you up on even one of those 3 PP goals against in about 15 minutes of playing time, this outcome might be different. Brutal on teams tonight.

Top line was nullified tonight. Connor gets 2nd star with one helper and 1 SOG, LD puts up zeros across the sheet in 23 min of work. I could see if they were creating but weren't rewarded, but they werent.

Some dumb calls, some non calls, some dumb legit penalties. This one is on the Oilers in the end.



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In post game, Hitch critical of how 97 is grabbed behind the play all the time.

Says it’s never “give and go”, “it’s give and hold” with Connor.

Gawd I sure don’t miss McLellan.



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g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:18

In post game, Hitch critical of how 97 is grabbed behind the play all the time.

Says it’s never “give and go”, “it’s give and hold” with Connor.

Gawd I sure don’t miss McLellan.


Wait a second - I thought it was sacrilegious to say the refs missed anything!?!

I have to say, I've been happier with Hitchcock's adjustments than I expected to be...



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Adam wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:23

g2k wrote on Sun, 16 December 2018 23:18

In post game, Hitch critical of how 97 is grabbed behind the play all the time.

Says it’s never “give and go”, “it’s give and hold” with Connor.

Gawd I sure don’t miss McLellan.


Wait a second - I thought it was sacrilegious to say the refs missed anything!?!

I have to say, I've been happier with Hitchcock's adjustments than I expected to be...


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The Oilers looked like the team that was on the back to back games, not the Canucks. They have played a ton so maybe that was it as they didn't show up. Koskinen was real good at time but the second one wasn't a good goal.

On the bright side, Khaira continues to get better and better and is finding some chemistry with Nuge. That pass to set up Nuge was really nice. Maybe I am just being overly hopeful but it is slowly starting to look like the light is coming on for Puljujarvi. One shift he had the puck and basically threw the Canuck player off him to the ground, he didn't get an assist but JP was a MAJOR contributor on the Nuge goal. In general, his cycle game and work down low is getting good. It's 2 games but Jones is looking good. I am liking Gravel. He's been solid for awhile and has done a pretty decent job being elevated.

The bad. Garrisson is not an NHL dman. When is Russell back. The PK is still bad. I don't think it's the system, I think the guys on it either aren't doing what they are told or aren't willing to do it.

I really liked Hitch blasting the refs. A bout f-ing time someone said something about McDavid. It's a joke.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 11:14

I really liked Hitch blasting the refs. A bout f-ing time someone said something about McDavid. It's a joke.


Is that the first time we hear someone from the Oilers (coach, GM, etc...) complain? Feels like it - and agree, about damned time. And I say keep bringing it up.




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Mike wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 08:31

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 11:14

I really liked Hitch blasting the refs. A bout f-ing time someone said something about McDavid. It's a joke.


Is that the first time we hear someone from the Oilers (coach, GM, etc...) complain? Feels like it - and agree, about damned time. And I say keep bringing it up.




I read Staples interview and he doesn't usually say a ton negative against the Oilers and he was saying that's one of the first times. I was never the type who thought McLellen or Chia should be ripping the refs all the time so when they early on took the high road, I accepted that but we are in YEAR 4. It is CONSTANT. Now I do not think you can call every single infraction against McDavid because it would be every shift and you can't have that. But he doesn't even get a call or 2 a game which is an f-ing joke. I have heard the argument that maybe part of it was the refs just physically were not used to a guy being that good who is that fast so there is an adjustment period. It's year 4. They should all be used to him. It's a freaking joke. Do your job NHL refs. People don't come to watch 4th liners water ski the best players.



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There is no thread to put this in so I am just going to put it in here.

I am listening to the round table on Nielsen's show. I understand these guys are radio guys so I don't take what they say all that serious but I am blown away they all to a man said they would start Talbot at home on Tuesday.

Their big reasoning, "they need to get Talbot's confidence up." Nothing to do with the team winning games which in a VERY tight Pacific, they need to do. It's all about crossing your fingers and hoping that Talbot can play well and get some "confidence'. Do I think the Oilers need Talbot to get confident and play well. Hell yes I do. If they are going to make the playoffs, they need both guys going. This isn't Talbot hate. Though he has had his struggles again this season, I still think he is a good goalie and will find his game to where he is consistently giving them good starts. Assuming that happens, I could easily see them splitting the games and be totally fine with that. But Koskinen is 7-0, 3 shutouts, under a goal a game and has a .972% at home. Basically it's guaranteed win night right now when Koskinen starts at home no matter who they play. So why on earth would you not ride that hot hand? As much as I am sure Talbot is a competitive guy who would want all the starts, the numbers right now speak for themselves and I believe even he if he is any kind of a team guy would say go with the hot hand at home. If/when Koskinen loses a game at home, THEN you start Talbot at home.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 09:46

There is no thread to put this in so I am just going to put it in here.

I am listening to the round table on Nielsen's show. I understand these guys are radio guys so I don't take what they say all that serious but I am blown away they all to a man said they would start Talbot at home on Tuesday.

Their big reasoning, "they need to get Talbot's confidence up." Nothing to do with the team winning games which in a VERY tight Pacific, they need to do. It's all about crossing your fingers and hoping that Talbot can play well and get some "confidence'. Do I think the Oilers need Talbot to get confident and play well. Hell yes I do. If they are going to make the playoffs, they need both guys going. This isn't Talbot hate. Though he has had his struggles again this season, I still think he is a good goalie and will find his game to where he is consistently giving them good starts. Assuming that happens, I could easily see them splitting the games and be totally fine with that. But Koskinen is 7-0, 3 shutouts, under a goal a game and has a .972% at home. Basically it's guaranteed win night right now when Koskinen starts at home no matter who they play. So why on earth would you not ride that hot hand? As much as I am sure Talbot is a competitive guy who would want all the starts, the numbers right now speak for themselves and I believe even he if he is any kind of a team guy would say go with the hot hand at home. If/when Koskinen loses a game at home, THEN you start Talbot at home.

I would start Koskinen as well. Right now he has made himself “the guy” while the starter finds his game. The fact that Koskinen is hot right now makes it very difficult to fit Talbot in, but that’s just life imho. We all know what the bottom line is.

Pressure is really on Talbot now. He cannot afford to stink it up tomorrow. I really hope the team plays a solid game in front of him.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 09:46

There is no thread to put this in so I am just going to put it in here.

I am listening to the round table on Nielsen's show. I understand these guys are radio guys so I don't take what they say all that serious but I am blown away they all to a man said they would start Talbot at home on Tuesday.

Their big reasoning, "they need to get Talbot's confidence up."


Good find. Oh man, that is the worst logic. Just terrible. The fact that they all agreed, seems like a prescribed line. At least I hope so.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 08:37

Mike wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 08:31

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 11:14

I really liked Hitch blasting the refs. A bout f-ing time someone said something about McDavid. It's a joke.


Is that the first time we hear someone from the Oilers (coach, GM, etc...) complain? Feels like it - and agree, about damned time. And I say keep bringing it up.




I read Staples interview and he doesn't usually say a ton negative against the Oilers and he was saying that's one of the first times. I was never the type who thought McLellen or Chia should be ripping the refs all the time so when they early on took the high road, I accepted that but we are in YEAR 4. It is CONSTANT. Now I do not think you can call every single infraction against McDavid because it would be every shift and you can't have that. But he doesn't even get a call or 2 a game which is an f-ing joke. I have heard the argument that maybe part of it was the refs just physically were not used to a guy being that good who is that fast so there is an adjustment period. It's year 4. They should all be used to him. It's a freaking joke. Do your job NHL refs. People don't come to watch 4th liners water ski the best players.


Sometimes you have to play the referees too. If you never say anything, nothing changes.

This is even more important when you have other team's campaigning against you - as we saw with the Ducks and Carlyle in the playoffs. He suggested that McDavid improperly drew penalties...and the refs stopped calling them as often. Passively saying nothing and hoping they'll finally see the error of their ways clearly didn't work.

Full credit to McLellan for sticking to his guns on that though. Maybe if we'd given that another 4-5 years it finally would have paid off...



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Adam wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 09:57

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 08:37

Mike wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 08:31

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 17 December 2018 11:14

I really liked Hitch blasting the refs. A bout f-ing time someone said something about McDavid. It's a joke.


Is that the first time we hear someone from the Oilers (coach, GM, etc...) complain? Feels like it - and agree, about damned time. And I say keep bringing it up.




I read Staples interview and he doesn't usually say a ton negative against the Oilers and he was saying that's one of the first times. I was never the type who thought McLellen or Chia should be ripping the refs all the time so when they early on took the high road, I accepted that but we are in YEAR 4. It is CONSTANT. Now I do not think you can call every single infraction against McDavid because it would be every shift and you can't have that. But he doesn't even get a call or 2 a game which is an f-ing joke. I have heard the argument that maybe part of it was the refs just physically were not used to a guy being that good who is that fast so there is an adjustment period. It's year 4. They should all be used to him. It's a freaking joke. Do your job NHL refs. People don't come to watch 4th liners water ski the best players.


Sometimes you have to play the referees too. If you never say anything, nothing changes.

This is even more important when you have other team's campaigning against you - as we saw with the Ducks and Carlyle in the playoffs. He suggested that McDavid improperly drew penalties...and the refs stopped calling them as often. Passively saying nothing and hoping they'll finally see the error of their ways clearly didn't work.

Full credit to McLellan for sticking to his guns on that though. Maybe if we'd given that another 4-5 years it finally would have paid off...



I choose to believe that McLellan's strategy of bending over and taking it from the refs was just about to pay off for us, but Hitch just ruined it :)



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Team may be playing better under Hitch, perhaps playing to what they’re “capable of”, but it’s still an 82 game schedule, with nights like this bound to happen. Especially in Vancouver, could’ve seen this coming a mile away. Also, NHL refs are atrocious. Worst in all of pro sports IMO. Hitch, Chia, any players of the team need to come out and properly rip these guys.


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Agree with you're assessment of the reffing, so inconsistent and now there are two of them which makes it twice as bad. Had a bad feeling about the Canuck game, maybe just because I hate losing to the Canucks just as much or more as losing to Calgary. Why is their rebuild coming along so nicely even with management changes etc.? Good for Hitchcock to bring some attention to the poor calls and non calls the NHL refs are so good at. At least they show consistency there.


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