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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773886 is a reply to message #773883 ]
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Tonight's affair registers in as Severely Musty, a Category 4 reading on the OG Must Scale. For those wondering how that reading is reached, we have Musty Weather and Musty Math below. Both are taken into account when registering a reading on the Must Scale.

Musty Weather;
Mainy musty. Look for humidity to get mustier as the day progresses with winds softly blowing south/southwest at a blistering 15 musts an hour as we reach a forecasted -19 degrees at puck drop.

Musty Math;
Leafs (opponent) + 9 (game number) * Home (Home/Away) + Perhaps (Team in playoff spot with win?) * Ron Jeremy (Auston Matthews rockin the stache?) - 9 (Consecutive Koskinens) + Jack Michaels (Regional Broadcast!) = MUST WIN




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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 07:31

Tonight's affair registers in as Severely Musty, a Category 4 reading on the OG Must Scale. For those wondering how that reading is reached, we have Musty Weather and Musty Math below. Both are taken into account when registering a reading on the Must Scale.

Musty Weather;
Mainy musty. Look for humidity to get mustier as the day progresses with winds softly blowing south/southwest at a blistering 15 musts an hour as we reach a forecasted -19 degrees at puck drop.

Musty Math;
Leafs (opponent) + 9 (game number) * Home (Home/Away) + Perhaps (Team in playoff spot with win?) * Ron Jeremy (Auston Matthews rockin the stache?) - 9 (Consecutive Koskinens) + Jack Michaels (Regional Broadcast!) = MUST WIN






Everything I believe and know about hockey says we are going to lose this game and lose it badly. That being said 6-3 Edmonton.



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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773890 is a reply to message #773887 ]
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God only knows what Oilers team will come out tonight. I would think after pissing away a win with an embarrassing 3rd period effort where they were completely out battled, out played, out competed and frankly looked like they didn't give a damn about winning, you'd think they would come out with a pretty spirited effort and take it to the Leafs but I have thought that in the past and been very wrong.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:39

God only knows what Oilers team will come out tonight. I would think after pissing away a win with an embarrassing 3rd period effort where they were completely out battled, out played, out competed and frankly looked like they didn't give a damn about winning, you'd think they would come out with a pretty spirited effort and take it to the Leafs but I have thought that in the past and been very wrong.


They’ll be spirited for ~40 minutes tonight then completely piss it away with a lackluster effort the remaining 20. Wether it’s the 1st, 2nd or 3rd period, they will be completely lost throughout one of them.



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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773893 is a reply to message #773892 ]
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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 08:42

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:39

God only knows what Oilers team will come out tonight. I would think after pissing away a win with an embarrassing 3rd period effort where they were completely out battled, out played, out competed and frankly looked like they didn't give a damn about winning, you'd think they would come out with a pretty spirited effort and take it to the Leafs but I have thought that in the past and been very wrong.


They’ll be spirited for ~40 minutes tonight then completely piss it away with a lackluster effort the remaining 20. Wether it’s the 1st, 2nd or 3rd period, they will be completely lost throughout one of them.

Is that not the real Oilers? They're not the good team we watch for 40 minutes or the bad team that can throw wins away in 20, they're a team that isn't built to play the full game.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:48

Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 08:42

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:39

God only knows what Oilers team will come out tonight. I would think after pissing away a win with an embarrassing 3rd period effort where they were completely out battled, out played, out competed and frankly looked like they didn't give a damn about winning, you'd think they would come out with a pretty spirited effort and take it to the Leafs but I have thought that in the past and been very wrong.


They’ll be spirited for ~40 minutes tonight then completely piss it away with a lackluster effort the remaining 20. Wether it’s the 1st, 2nd or 3rd period, they will be completely lost throughout one of them.

Is that not the real Oilers? They're not the good team we watch for 40 minutes or the bad team that can throw wins away in 20, they're a team that isn't built to play the full game.


Gotta work on their kegels to last longer



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7-1 Leafs. Men against boys. This team reminds me of a pick up game of men's hockey at the rink - some good players, some really good players, some players there for the beer that can barley play, all mixed together. What do get? Individual plays that sometimes look fancy and lots of odd man rushes putting your goalie into a hard spot. It seems like forever ago when we had them team with a good larseen, benoit poliot serving a solid role, sekera being a anchor on D, patty maroon being the winger that mcdavid needed ect...Bear has flat lined, jones has regressed, we seem afraid to give any guys a chance - bouchard, mcleaod, staurt skinner - other teams take a chance on thier guys - think st.louis with binngton the other year...We will finish just above Ottawa....and I am fearful, that will lead to McDavid asking for a trade. Rant done, Team sucks.


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:17

7-1 Leafs. Men against boys. This team reminds me of a pick up game of men's hockey at the rink - some good players, some really good players, some players there for the beer that can barley play, all mixed together. What do get? Individual plays that sometimes look fancy and lots of odd man rushes putting your goalie into a hard spot. It seems like forever ago when we had them team with a good larseen, benoit poliot serving a solid role, sekera being a anchor on D, patty maroon being the winger that mcdavid needed ect...Bear has flat lined, jones has regressed, we seem afraid to give any guys a chance - bouchard, mcleaod, staurt skinner - other teams take a chance on thier guys - think st.louis with binngton the other year...We will finish just above Ottawa....and I am fearful, that will lead to McDavid asking for a trade. Rant done, Team sucks.


Geez. I think you need to pull out your calculator and get some musty math in your life. Or take a look at the Musty Weather app (once it’s developed, we’re trying to iron out some musty kinks).

Oilers 5-3. Connor is the man amongst boys tonight. LFG!!!



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Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad

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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773904 is a reply to message #773903 ]
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Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.



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Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.


The coach is looking for lines that work on a consistent basis. You have a line in Kahun - Leon - Yamo that is scoring and grossly out playing and out chancing whoever they go up against. So that line works pretty well. The Nuge - McD - JP lines seems to be starting to gel. Nuge had an awful start to the year and JP is only played 2 games but it looks like it could work.

But you want change the only line that has worked from game 1 in the Leon line, the put McD with a guy who's barely played North American hockey in 23 months in JP and a brand new, never played with the guy before in Kahun. WHY exactly?



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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:06

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.


The coach is looking for lines that work on a consistent basis. You have a line in Kahun - Leon - Yamo that is scoring and grossly out playing and out chancing whoever they go up against. So that line works pretty well. The Nuge - McD - JP lines seems to be starting to gel. Nuge had an awful start to the year and JP is only played 2 games but it looks like it could work.

But you want change the only line that has worked from game 1 in the Leon line, the put McD with a guy who's barely played North American hockey in 23 months in JP and a brand new, never played with the guy before in Kahun. WHY exactly?



Cool your jets there Turbo...

RNH-Drai-Yamo was one of the best lines in the NHL last year, if not the best. Kahun hasn't looked bad, but he just hasn't produced. Maybe some time with the best player in the world would remedy that. It's not because Kahun is German that he needs to be stapled to Draisaitl's hip.



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Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:28

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:06

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.


The coach is looking for lines that work on a consistent basis. You have a line in Kahun - Leon - Yamo that is scoring and grossly out playing and out chancing whoever they go up against. So that line works pretty well. The Nuge - McD - JP lines seems to be starting to gel. Nuge had an awful start to the year and JP is only played 2 games but it looks like it could work.

But you want change the only line that has worked from game 1 in the Leon line, the put McD with a guy who's barely played North American hockey in 23 months in JP and a brand new, never played with the guy before in Kahun. WHY exactly?



Cool your jets there Turbo...

RNH-Drai-Yamo was one of the best lines in the NHL last year, if not the best. Kahun hasn't looked bad, but he just hasn't produced. Maybe some time with the best player in the world would remedy that. It's not because Kahun is German that he needs to be stapled to Draisaitl's hip.



And not to be the killjoy here, but they haven't outchanced their opponents 5x5, at least not according to how naturalstattrick.com defines a scoring chance. In fact they've not been great at all in that department with 36 SCF / 49 SCA. Extremely small samples, but Drai has performed marginally better with Yamamoto alone (6 SCF / 8 SCA) than with Kahun alone (3 SCF / 6 SCA), so I would try moving Kahun off that line before moving Yamamoto off.


https://www.naturalstattrick.com/linestats.php?fromseason=20 202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=2&sit=5v5&s core=all&rate=n&team=EDM&vteam=ALL&view=wowy &loc=B&gpfilt=none&fd=2021-01-13&td=2021-05- 08&tgp=2000&strict=incl&p1=8477934&p2=848094 6&p3=8479977&p4=0&p5=0

ETA: For comparison RNH/Drai/Yamamoto were 161 SCF / 135 SCA last year 5x5 and a ridiculous 28 GF / 8 GA (Kahun/Drai/Yams are an also good, but much smaller sample, 3 GF / 1 GA this year)

https://www.naturalstattrick.com/linestats.php?fromseason=20 192020&thruseason=20192020&stype=2&sit=5v5&s core=all&rate=n&team=EDM&vteam=ALL&view=wowy &loc=B&gpfilt=none&fd=2019-10-02&td=2020-04- 04&tgp=2000&strict=incl&p1=8477934&p2=847997 7&p3=8476454&p4=0&p5=0

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17/18: 234 GF / 263 GA (-29)
18/19: 232 GF / 274 GA (-42)
19/20 (82 game pace): 257 GF / 254 GA (+3) in 64 games
2021 (82 game pace):269 GF / 235 GA (+34) after 38 games

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Goose wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:46

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:28

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:06

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.


The coach is looking for lines that work on a consistent basis. You have a line in Kahun - Leon - Yamo that is scoring and grossly out playing and out chancing whoever they go up against. So that line works pretty well. The Nuge - McD - JP lines seems to be starting to gel. Nuge had an awful start to the year and JP is only played 2 games but it looks like it could work.

But you want change the only line that has worked from game 1 in the Leon line, the put McD with a guy who's barely played North American hockey in 23 months in JP and a brand new, never played with the guy before in Kahun. WHY exactly?



Cool your jets there Turbo...

RNH-Drai-Yamo was one of the best lines in the NHL last year, if not the best. Kahun hasn't looked bad, but he just hasn't produced. Maybe some time with the best player in the world would remedy that. It's not because Kahun is German that he needs to be stapled to Draisaitl's hip.



And not to be the killjoy here, but they haven't outchanced their opponents 5x5, at least not according to how naturalstattrick.com defines a scoring chance. In fact they've not been great at all in that department with 36 SCF / 49 SCA. Extremely small samples, but Drai has performed marginally better with Yamamoto alone (6 SCF / 8 SCA) than with Kahun alone (3 SCF / 6 SCA), so I would try moving Kahun off that line before moving Yamamoto off.


https://www.naturalstattrick.com/linestats.php?fromseason=20 202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=2&sit=5v5&s core=all&rate=n&team=EDM&vteam=ALL&view=wowy &loc=B&gpfilt=none&fd=2021-01-13&td=2021-05- 08&tgp=2000&strict=incl&p1=8477934&p2=848094 6&p3=8479977&p4=0&p5=0

ETA: For comparison RNH/Drai/Yamamoto were 161 SCF / 135 SCA last year 5x5 and a ridiculous 28 GF / 8 GA (Kahun/Drai/Yams are an also good, but much smaller sample, 3 GF / 1 GA this year)

https://www.naturalstattrick.com/linestats.php?fromseason=20 192020&thruseason=20192020&stype=2&sit=5v5&s core=all&rate=n&team=EDM&vteam=ALL&view=wowy &loc=B&gpfilt=none&fd=2019-10-02&td=2020-04- 04&tgp=2000&strict=incl&p1=8477934&p2=847997 7&p3=8476454&p4=0&p5=0


Yeah - sorta where I was coming from. They have been OK, but not world beaters. Maybe a swap of LWers in the top 6 could kickstart both lines.



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Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.




They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.
The above would reguire a coach able to evaluate talent or admit to mistakes... neither of which have applied to TIPPETT so far.



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watchman wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 19:11

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.




They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.
The above would reguire a coach able to evaluate talent or admit to mistakes... neither of which have applied to TIPPETT so far.


Have we ever thought that perhaps Connor is the driving force behind having Nuge with him?



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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773962 is a reply to message #773958 ]
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watchman wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 18:11

Mike wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:55

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.




They could always swap RNH and Kahun. Reunite RNH-Drai-Yamo.
The above would reguire a coach able to evaluate talent or admit to mistakes... neither of which have applied to TIPPETT so far.


The issue hasn't been the Draisaitl line, so we don't really need to bolster it. If Tippett is looking at moving Nuge, it would need to be to the third line, in the hope of changing the fortunes there. The first couple lines aren't where the problems have been, so there's no huge need to move Nugent-Hopkins. This was a red herring in the playoffs too. McDavid, Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins all got their points. Yamamoto too. We need the defence to be better, we need the 3rd and 4th line to be better, we need the goaltending to be better. Nuge to Draisaitl's wing doesn't do anything for that at all.



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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773905 is a reply to message #773903 ]
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Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad

I agree At some point Kahun needs to get some points but I am not prepared to say he's regressing. This is his 3rd year in the NHL and being on the Sabres at the end of last season, he's barely played any hockey in a year. With no camp and no preseason, it's going to take some guys more time to get going. With only 8 games in and the schedule being even more compressed than usual that they practice even less, I think it's a bit early to be thinking swapping him out. I'd be more concerned if he wasn't scoring points AND a disaster defensively while being play killer which is isn't.



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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773913 is a reply to message #773905 ]
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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:56

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad

I agree At some point Kahun needs to get some points but I am not prepared to say he's regressing. This is his 3rd year in the NHL and being on the Sabres at the end of last season, he's barely played any hockey in a year. With no camp and no preseason, it's going to take some guys more time to get going. With only 8 games in and the schedule being even more compressed than usual that they practice even less, I think it's a bit early to be thinking swapping him out. I'd be more concerned if he wasn't scoring points AND a disaster defensively while being play killer which is isn't.


A change of scenery would not hurt Kahun. Maybe a game where he switches spots with Nuge? It's not like we would see a regression in production from either wing. Kahun has been abysmal points production-wise and Nuge has chemistry with both centers.

Damn Tipp....Needs a cup of calm the old man stubbornness down.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:56

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad

I agree At some point Kahun needs to get some points but I am not prepared to say he's regressing. This is his 3rd year in the NHL and being on the Sabres at the end of last season, he's barely played any hockey in a year. With no camp and no preseason, it's going to take some guys more time to get going. With only 8 games in and the schedule being even more compressed than usual that they practice even less, I think it's a bit early to be thinking swapping him out. I'd be more concerned if he wasn't scoring points AND a disaster defensively while being play killer which is isn't.


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 Re: Pregame: Toronto @ Edmonton (Game #9) [message #773910 is a reply to message #773903 ]
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Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


Sad really. JJ was given many opportunities and wasn't forced into positions where he was swimming in the deep end without a life jacket. I had hopes he could turn out to be a less lazy Dustin Penner, but now he just a skinnier non DJ'ing retired Penner. The only DP (that's for you Oscargasm) I see in his game is the unwillingness to bring it every game.



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inverno76 wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:25

Skookum Jim wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 10:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 09:41

Lines tonight.
RNH - McD - JP
Kahun - leon - Yamo
Neal - Turris - Kassian
Nygard - Shore - Arch

Nurse-Bear
Jones - Larsson
Koekkoek Barrie


Probably the best lines the Oilers can come up with until Haas is ready and Bouchard is back from his tweak. The fact Khaira started 2, sat 5, played 1 then is out again tells me he's done. I'd send him to Bakersfield and call up someone else. I hope Tippett learned his lesson, Khaira can't play.


Khaira really regressed, he actually looked like he had some promise like .. 4 years ago.. never developed, maybe he looked good because the rest of the forwards were so poor.. anyways, too bad.
Next.

Kahun needs to start getting something done or give someone else a try.

When Haaaaaas is ready I hope he slides into #8's spot, let him sit, get his game in shape on the taxi squad


Sad really. JJ was given many opportunities and wasn't forced into positions where he was swimming in the deep end without a life jacket. I had hopes he could turn out to be a less lazy Dustin Penner, but now he just a skinnier non DJ'ing retired Penner. The only DP (that's for you Oscargasm) I see in his game is the unwillingness to bring it every game.


With Bakersfield now going, I'd be sending Khaira down and using his spot on the roster or taxi squad for someone else. It's pretty apparent the only reason he got in last game was Tippett wanted to send a message to Shore. He played the first 2 and was brutal, sat for 5 in a row, gets in for 1, then the coach can't get you out of the line up fast enough after 1 game. Tippett said he's looking for answers, especially in the bottom 6, pretty obvious he doesn't see Khaira as an answer. Time to move on.

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At least we know, win or lose, we are getting the opposite result in two days.


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CrudeRemarks wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:18

At least we know, win or lose, we are getting the opposite result in two days.

Earning the split is of paramount importance. A team must get their split



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Gene is back tonight!!!

https://twitter.com/geneprincipe/status/1354851915973095426? s=21



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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:24

Gene is back tonight!!!

https://twitter.com/geneprincipe/status/1354851915973095426? s=21



Mean Gene's first appearance with the Oilers was at the beginning of the decade(s?) of darkness. Maybe he got rid of the bad juju? Decade of Greatness coming?



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Tipp on Koskinen’s workload, “Smith looks like he is a ways off, so hopefully he (Koskinen) holds up.”


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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:38

Tipp on Koskinen’s workload, “Smith looks like he is a ways off, so hopefully he (Koskinen) holds up.”


Smith was a ways off from being a backup two years ago. I do not see how sitting Skinner on the bench does anything for his development or his mental well-being. If I am him, I am grateful for the NHL paycheque, but I am leaving the organization as soon as I can. Tippett has basically said you are a practice goalie with zero upside.

On all days this was a bad take. Bell Let's Talk says give the kid a shot. Both Koskinen and Skinner need this.

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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:38

Tipp on Koskinen’s workload, “Smith looks like he is a ways off, so hopefully he (Koskinen) holds up.”

Has it come out what happened to Smith? I'm still baffled how he could be on the bench night one ready to play if needed then at most 20 hours later he's on LTIR missing a month not having skated a single lap.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 12:15

Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 11:38

Tipp on Koskinen’s workload, “Smith looks like he is a ways off, so hopefully he (Koskinen) holds up.”

Has it come out what happened to Smith? I'm still baffled how he could be on the bench night one ready to play if needed then at most 20 hours later he's on LTIR missing a month not having skated a single lap.


He's old.



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Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.


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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:29

Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.


Hey, if the kid gets lit up, we'll blame the coach, just like we blame the coach every time Koskinen gets lit up. OK, we don't, but second-guesser Tippett can't see that.

If Stuart plays a great game, and impresses, that would be a major embarrassment to the management. Not part of the season's planning, no one would get credit except the kid, the press would have a positive story out of Edmonton- UNACCEPTABLE.

That said, I think he gets demolished if he plays. golf



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stemhovlichski wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:33

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:29

Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.


Hey, if the kid gets lit up, we'll blame the coach, just like we blame the coach every time Koskinen gets lit up. OK, we don't, but second-guesser Tippett can't see that.

If Stuart plays a great game, and impresses, that would be a major embarrassment to the management. Not part of the season's planning, no one would get credit except the kid, the press would have a positive story out of Edmonton- UNACCEPTABLE.

That said, I think he gets demolished if he plays. golf


We go from throwing raw kids into the fire to over ripening them to the point we want to toss them in the compost bin and call them garbage.

There needs to be a happy medium. We may as well have David Ayres on the bench.



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inverno76 wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:42

stemhovlichski wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:33

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:29

Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.


Hey, if the kid gets lit up, we'll blame the coach, just like we blame the coach every time Koskinen gets lit up. OK, we don't, but second-guesser Tippett can't see that.

If Stuart plays a great game, and impresses, that would be a major embarrassment to the management. Not part of the season's planning, no one would get credit except the kid, the press would have a positive story out of Edmonton- UNACCEPTABLE.

That said, I think he gets demolished if he plays. golf


We go from throwing raw kids into the fire to over ripening them to the point we want to toss them in the compost bin and call them garbage.

There needs to be a happy medium. We may as well have David Ayres on the bench.



There is nothing in Skinner's stats that suggest to me he's going to be Jordan Binnington. There's a lot to suggest he'd get blown out at the NHL level. He's practicing with the team, and presumably Tippett's getting lots of chances to see him giving our shooters all kinds of confidence by letting huge numbers of pucks past him. He had a .894 save percentage in the ECHL last year. The team is in bad need of a win. You can't risk a game by starting a mediocre ECHL 'tender.

Maybe when the Grosvenick gets to join the squad he'll get a game, but I don't think there's any way anyone should consider putting Stuart Skinner in unless Koskinen's had a limb amputated or something equally dire.



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Adam wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 16:18

inverno76 wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:42

stemhovlichski wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 14:33

clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:29

Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.


Hey, if the kid gets lit up, we'll blame the coach, just like we blame the coach every time Koskinen gets lit up. OK, we don't, but second-guesser Tippett can't see that.

If Stuart plays a great game, and impresses, that would be a major embarrassment to the management. Not part of the season's planning, no one would get credit except the kid, the press would have a positive story out of Edmonton- UNACCEPTABLE.

That said, I think he gets demolished if he plays. golf


We go from throwing raw kids into the fire to over ripening them to the point we want to toss them in the compost bin and call them garbage.

There needs to be a happy medium. We may as well have David Ayres on the bench.


Binnington also has over 4 yrs in the minors.

There is nothing in Skinner's stats that suggest to me he's going to be Jordan Binnington. There's a lot to suggest he'd get blown out at the NHL level. He's practicing with the team, and presumably Tippett's getting lots of chances to see him giving our shooters all kinds of confidence by letting huge numbers of pucks past him. He had a .894 save percentage in the ECHL last year. The team is in bad need of a win. You can't risk a game by starting a mediocre ECHL 'tender.

Maybe when the Grosvenick gets to join the squad he'll get a game, but I don't think there's any way anyone should consider putting Stuart Skinner in unless Koskinen's had a limb amputated or something equally dire.




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clutchlikeeberle wrote on Thu, 28 January 2021 13:29

Pure old school ignorance not playing Staurt - shameful if you ask me.

WHY? He's got 2 years of pro hockey, one of the year he was almost exclusively in the ECHL. He's not close to being ready. The only reason why he's on the bench is Smith the back up got hurt and the Oilers lost their 3rd stringer in a paper shuffling fiasco. The new guy hasn't passed his quarantine time limit yet to come into the country. He shouldn't even be on the team right now.

Playing him would be stupid.



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Ugh, Nurse-Bear are the "top pairing" on D. If the Leafs don't sodomize the Oil tonight, I will be pleasantly surprised.


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