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 Re: 2021 Playoffs Rd 1 - EDMONTON (2) vs. WINNIPEG (3) [message #785422 is a reply to message #785418 ]
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Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:06

Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:51

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Apparently Maurice said both Dubios and Ehlers are making the trip and will be game time decisions. I think he is blowing smoke up the Oilers ass. If you aren't practicing at all the day before the first game, I find it doubtful you are playing. If you are in a non-contact jersey, you don't go from that to being in the game the next day. Maybe I am wrong.


I think it is 90% likely you are right and we dont see either of those guys. If it was regular season they wouldnt even be on the plane to EDM.
Given it is playoffs and by most accounts they are underdogs I can see them pushing a return ahead if they think Dubois or Ehlers can give it a shot. If the team thinks they are better, even at limited capacity, than their replacements it might be worth the risk to rush back. Happens all the time for the playoffs.

All that said, it isn't like either guy is someone you gameplan around. The Oilers should see themselves as the driver in this series. Let the Jets chase and try and find ways to stop them. If the Oilers try to play the Jets game it gives WPG a much better chance.

If I was the coach I would have them come out flying, even take a few chances. Put the Jets on their heals and control the pace. They cant count on the refs to make calls every time but if the Oilers slow down and grind "playoff hockey" there is way more the refs will let go and will negate the speed advantage our stars have over their defence.


The one that would concern me most, is Andrew Copp (which sounds weird to actually read, I know). But he plays that heavy, playoff style that could hinder the Oily boys too guys.

Has anyone heard anything on him? Last i heard/saw he was still in the non contact side of things.

A Jets reporter tweeted from practice she saw both Copp and Ehlers in non contact jerseys today. If the coaches and docs don't even want you getting bumped in practice, that has to mean you are a ways away. Even with Ehlers supposedly flying to Edmonton, I can't see him going from don't even want your team touching you to in a game potentially getting drilled in a matter of 24 hrs.



I just saw this;

To clarify: No PLD. Copp and Ehlers in non-contact.
Copp is part of Jets availability today and took part in line rushes so I expect him to play on Wednesday.


https://twitter.com/saraorlesky/status/1394698071892799492?s =21

So sounds like Copp will play 🤷🏻‍♂️ But was in non contact, for line rushes? I’m. Confused.

Sara Orlesky was the reporter I got the info from as well. The team is worried about his own teammates accidentally bumping into him in practice but he will be OK to play in a game where opposing players will be trying to put in through the boards? Call me confused as well.

If he plays, the first shift against him I would tell whoever the biggest guy you have on the ice to hit him as hard as he can because if he can't take a bump in practice, how could he handle a body check.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:39

Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:06

Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:51

PlusOne wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:25



Apparently Maurice said both Dubios and Ehlers are making the trip and will be game time decisions. I think he is blowing smoke up the Oilers ass. If you aren't practicing at all the day before the first game, I find it doubtful you are playing. If you are in a non-contact jersey, you don't go from that to being in the game the next day. Maybe I am wrong.


I think it is 90% likely you are right and we dont see either of those guys. If it was regular season they wouldnt even be on the plane to EDM.
Given it is playoffs and by most accounts they are underdogs I can see them pushing a return ahead if they think Dubois or Ehlers can give it a shot. If the team thinks they are better, even at limited capacity, than their replacements it might be worth the risk to rush back. Happens all the time for the playoffs.

All that said, it isn't like either guy is someone you gameplan around. The Oilers should see themselves as the driver in this series. Let the Jets chase and try and find ways to stop them. If the Oilers try to play the Jets game it gives WPG a much better chance.

If I was the coach I would have them come out flying, even take a few chances. Put the Jets on their heals and control the pace. They cant count on the refs to make calls every time but if the Oilers slow down and grind "playoff hockey" there is way more the refs will let go and will negate the speed advantage our stars have over their defence.


The one that would concern me most, is Andrew Copp (which sounds weird to actually read, I know). But he plays that heavy, playoff style that could hinder the Oily boys too guys.

Has anyone heard anything on him? Last i heard/saw he was still in the non contact side of things.

A Jets reporter tweeted from practice she saw both Copp and Ehlers in non contact jerseys today. If the coaches and docs don't even want you getting bumped in practice, that has to mean you are a ways away. Even with Ehlers supposedly flying to Edmonton, I can't see him going from don't even want your team touching you to in a game potentially getting drilled in a matter of 24 hrs.



I just saw this;

To clarify: No PLD. Copp and Ehlers in non-contact.
Copp is part of Jets availability today and took part in line rushes so I expect him to play on Wednesday.


https://twitter.com/saraorlesky/status/1394698071892799492?s =21

So sounds like Copp will play 🤷🏻‍♂️ But was in non contact, for line rushes? I’m. Confused.

Sara Orlesky was the reporter I got the info from as well. The team is worried about his own teammates accidentally bumping into him in practice but he will be OK to play in a game where opposing players will be trying to put in through the boards? Call me confused as well.

If he plays, the first shift against him I would tell whoever the biggest guy you have on the ice to hit him as hard as he can because if he can't take a bump in practice, how could he handle a body check.


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Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:41

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:39

Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:27

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 12:06

Oscargasm wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:51

PlusOne wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:48

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 11:25



Apparently Maurice said both Dubios and Ehlers are making the trip and will be game time decisions. I think he is blowing smoke up the Oilers ass. If you aren't practicing at all the day before the first game, I find it doubtful you are playing. If you are in a non-contact jersey, you don't go from that to being in the game the next day. Maybe I am wrong.


I think it is 90% likely you are right and we dont see either of those guys. If it was regular season they wouldnt even be on the plane to EDM.
Given it is playoffs and by most accounts they are underdogs I can see them pushing a return ahead if they think Dubois or Ehlers can give it a shot. If the team thinks they are better, even at limited capacity, than their replacements it might be worth the risk to rush back. Happens all the time for the playoffs.

All that said, it isn't like either guy is someone you gameplan around. The Oilers should see themselves as the driver in this series. Let the Jets chase and try and find ways to stop them. If the Oilers try to play the Jets game it gives WPG a much better chance.

If I was the coach I would have them come out flying, even take a few chances. Put the Jets on their heals and control the pace. They cant count on the refs to make calls every time but if the Oilers slow down and grind "playoff hockey" there is way more the refs will let go and will negate the speed advantage our stars have over their defence.


The one that would concern me most, is Andrew Copp (which sounds weird to actually read, I know). But he plays that heavy, playoff style that could hinder the Oily boys too guys.

Has anyone heard anything on him? Last i heard/saw he was still in the non contact side of things.

A Jets reporter tweeted from practice she saw both Copp and Ehlers in non contact jerseys today. If the coaches and docs don't even want you getting bumped in practice, that has to mean you are a ways away. Even with Ehlers supposedly flying to Edmonton, I can't see him going from don't even want your team touching you to in a game potentially getting drilled in a matter of 24 hrs.



I just saw this;

To clarify: No PLD. Copp and Ehlers in non-contact.
Copp is part of Jets availability today and took part in line rushes so I expect him to play on Wednesday.


https://twitter.com/saraorlesky/status/1394698071892799492?s =21

So sounds like Copp will play 🤷🏻‍♂️ But was in non contact, for line rushes? I’m. Confused.

Sara Orlesky was the reporter I got the info from as well. The team is worried about his own teammates accidentally bumping into him in practice but he will be OK to play in a game where opposing players will be trying to put in through the boards? Call me confused as well.

If he plays, the first shift against him I would tell whoever the biggest guy you have on the ice to hit him as hard as he can because if he can't take a bump in practice, how could he handle a body check.


Biggest guy, smallest guy, doesn’t matter who. Just finish your check.

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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?



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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

I dunno, when you have the top players accounting for such a large percentage of scoring a team can probably have a couple specialists.



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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

I dunno, when you have the top players accounting for such a large percentage of scoring a team can probably have a couple specialists.


Is the fact they score such a large percentage partly because the specialists don't do much scoring of their own?

I think it's hilarious how many bottom of the roster guys about who you hear this from Tippett. The fact is, your average NHL game you're going to be short-handed 3-4x. If you're putting a third of your roster in over those six minutes, you're out-thinking yourself.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 14:28

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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

I dunno, when you have the top players accounting for such a large percentage of scoring a team can probably have a couple specialists.


Is the fact they score such a large percentage partly because the specialists don't do much scoring of their own?

I think it's hilarious how many bottom of the roster guys about who you hear this from Tippett. The fact is, your average NHL game you're going to be short-handed 3-4x. If you're putting a third of your roster in over those six minutes, you're out-thinking yourself.

Don't forget, repeat offender Connor McDavid has been fined AND suspended over the past few seasons for headhunting. They'll spend some time in the box with a hot head like that on the roster.



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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

Laugh all you want, playoff hockey is different than regular season hockey. Refs don't call as much, the hockey tends to be way, way more physical and more battle based. This isn't RDO making stuff up, it's a fact. Been like that for decades.

I am assuming you think Jones should be in there. Right now all Jones does well is pass the puck. Right now, Jones doesn't defend overly well, he's been very inconsistent and proned to extremely costly goal causing give aways all year. He doesn't play on the PK, he doesn't produce a lot of points, he's not tough or physical, he's not hard on the puck and doesn't win a lot of puck battles. So until the day comes that the job of a dman is to ONLY pass the puck, Jones is going to have to learn how to do some other things at least passable to justify he being in the line up which he does not. I am not a lover of Koekkoek but he looks to be a little more consistent so at least the coaches have a better idea what to expect when he gets on the ice. Jones this year can look good one game then have multiple games where you question if he should even be in the league.

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RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 15:49

Adam wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 14:26

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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

Laugh all you want, playoff hockey is different than regular season hockey. Refs don't call as much, the hockey tends to be way, way more physical and more battle based. This isn't RDO making stuff up, it's a fact. Been like that for decades.

I am assuming you think Jones should be in there. Right now all Jones does well is pass the puck. Right now, Jones doesn't defend overly well, he's been very inconsistent and proned to extremely costly goal causing give aways all year. He doesn't play on the PK, he doesn't produce a lot of points, he's not tough or physical, he's not hard on the puck and doesn't win a lot of puck battles. So until the day comes that the job of a dman is to ONLY pass the puck, Jones is going to have to learn how to do some other things at least passable to justify he being in the line up which he does not. I am not a lover of Koekkoek but he looks to be a little more consistent so at least the coaches have a better idea what to expect when he gets on the ice. Jones this year can look good one game then have multiple games where you question if he should even be in the league.


Read what you wrote there: "refs don't call as much"

Why would you need to dress more PK specialists if there's only going to be 1-2 shorthanded situations a game? Wouldn't it be better to have people who can outscore at even strength, if the vast majority of their time on ice is going to be spent that way?

This is from Jason Gregor's article today:

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Koekkoek’s underlying numbers were not great. In his first 17 games before the injury, he was outscored 12-4 while on the ice, with a 44.73 XGF%. He was outshot 110-82. It isn’t solely on him, as he isn’t one to generate a lot of offence.


So, from this, it means that when Koekkoek is on the ice, the Oilers spend most of their time in the defensive end, and get badly outshot and even more beaten up on goals. There's maybe a little bad luck - his expected goals for suggests that the Oilers should have been a little better than -8 in that time, but it's still not good. He's also just coming off an injury, so he may not be as well prepared to play at a higher level.

Tippett loves these kind of grind-it-out defenders, but the problem is that you can absolutely have too many of them in the lineup. If they can't advance the puck and maintain possession, you end up in a never-ending cycle of defending. That's great for shot-blocking stats and getting some hits in, but not so good if you want to win the game. I think Tippett should understand that, but every time he's asked about a player who does next to nothing in the lineup, he praises how good that guy is at penalty killing...

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Adam wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 16:13

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 15:49

Adam wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 14:26

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Tippett wants Koekkoek in for his size. He also is a penalty-killer.


Ha ha ha...how many players do we roll out every night with the rationale that they "kill penalties"?

Laugh all you want, playoff hockey is different than regular season hockey. Refs don't call as much, the hockey tends to be way, way more physical and more battle based. This isn't RDO making stuff up, it's a fact. Been like that for decades.

I am assuming you think Jones should be in there. Right now all Jones does well is pass the puck. Right now, Jones doesn't defend overly well, he's been very inconsistent and proned to extremely costly goal causing give aways all year. He doesn't play on the PK, he doesn't produce a lot of points, he's not tough or physical, he's not hard on the puck and doesn't win a lot of puck battles. So until the day comes that the job of a dman is to ONLY pass the puck, Jones is going to have to learn how to do some other things at least passable to justify he being in the line up which he does not. I am not a lover of Koekkoek but he looks to be a little more consistent so at least the coaches have a better idea what to expect when he gets on the ice. Jones this year can look good one game then have multiple games where you question if he should even be in the league.


Read what you wrote there: "refs don't call as much"

Why would you need to dress more PK specialists if there's only going to be 1-2 shorthanded situations a game? Wouldn't it be better to have people who can outscore at even strength, if the vast majority of their time on ice is going to be spent that way?

This is from Jason Gregor's article today:

Quote:

Koekkoek’s underlying numbers were not great. In his first 17 games before the injury, he was outscored 12-4 while on the ice, with a 44.73 XGF%. He was outshot 110-82. It isn’t solely on him, as he isn’t one to generate a lot of offence.


So, from this, it means that when Koekkoek is on the ice, the Oilers spend most of their time in the defensive end, and get badly outshot and even more beaten up on goals. There's maybe a little bad luck - his expected goals for suggests that the Oilers should have been a little better than -8 in that time, but it's still not good. He's also just coming off an injury, so he may not be as well prepared to play at a higher level.

Tippett loves these kind of grind-it-out defenders, but the problem is that you can absolutely have too many of them in the lineup. If they can't advance the puck and maintain possession, you end up in a never-ending cycle of defending. That's great for shot-blocking stats and getting some hits in, but not so good if you want to win the game. I think Tippett should understand that, but every time he's asked about a player who does next to nothing in the lineup, he praises how good that guy is at penalty killing...

Edit to add link:
https://oilersnation.com/2021/05/18/zack-kassian-and-slater- koekkoek-are-in-for-edmonton-oilers/?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

I love how you just cherry pick ONE thing from what I said to pick apart my argument. You even did it from what Gregor wrote.

PK is ONE of the things Koekkoek does over Jones. He's also bigger, tougher, more physical, harder to play against, more likely to win a puck battle than Jones and more consistent defending. I assume this isn't your first ever season watching NHL hockey especially in the playoffs right? Being physical and tough and hard to play against and able to win puck battles and consistent MATTERS especially in the playoffs. This isn't something that is brand new to 2021, that stuff has been what the playoffs are all about decades.

You list off what Gregor said about his 17 games and his corsi stats. Cool. What about the rest of what he said?

"I believe the main reason he is in ahead of Caleb Jones is because they feel he is a more consistent, reliable defender. Ethan Bear is the puck mover of the pairing, so they wanted a bigger body on the left side. Koekkoek was very good for Chicago against the Oilers last season and that is also likely a factor.

Defenders like Koekkoek are more valuable in the playoffs than in the regular season — defenders who aren’t flashy, but reliable defensively, engage in battles and can eat minutes. That is how Dave Tippett and Jim Playfair view Koekkoek and that is why he is ahead of Caleb Jones to start the playoffs."

I know why you didn't mention that part, because it didn't fit into your argument. If you have a not overly physical, puck mover on one side, you need someone with a different skill set to win a puck battle, maybe make an occasional body check, battle a guy in front of the net. It's called BALANCE.

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Alls I know is Koekkoek killed us in the play-ins last year. Playoffs should suit him.


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NetBOG wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 15:41

Alls I know is Koekkoek killed us in the play-ins last year. Playoffs should suit him.


Same thoughts.



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Too much complaining going on in here. It flipping’ Playoff’s Eve baby!

LFG!!!!!



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inverno76 wrote on Tue, 18 May 2021 22:40

Too much complaining going on in here. It flipping’ Playoff’s Eve baby!

LFG!!!!!


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Few thoughts on the morning of the first game.

Tippett's thought process when it comes to line-ups scare me. He seems to change his mind on a whim. Before the last game against the Canucks, Koekkoek wasn't in the Top 6 according to Tippett and was simply getting a game in, in case he was needed. Two days later, he's in the Top 6. Yet, Koekkoek had an unspectacular game to say the least, with one one of his three crooked numbers being giveaways. Yikes! Yet somehow that was good enough to leapfrog Jones.*

Not in this thread, but elsewhere on the interwebs, I've seem some grumbling about Smith in last year's play-in and blah, blah blah. While Smith may not have been the best goalie last season and perhaps didn't deserve to start the series, this year he is basically Obi-Wan Kenobi when it comes to the Oilers net. He's old, he looks like he lives in a cave and he might be the Oilers only hope.

The Jets scare me. If only because everything in hockey tends to even itself out over time and the Oilers hold an extreme advantage over the Jets historically. My only hope is that the hockey gods still think this team is the Thrashers and basically ignores this series out of habit.

We need a bottom sixer to get red hot, or for the typical Oilers bottom sixer, even warm up a little offensively. Khaira is capable of stringing together some good 5-on-5 play. James Neal can get ridiculously hot over short stretches. One of more of these guys need to step up. As much as we hope 97 & 29 keep up their regular season dominance, it might slack off a bit and we'll need scoring from somewhere else to make it through unless Smith is the guy who gets red hot.

I'm really curious to see how Tippett uses Bear and Barrie as the games progress now that the regular season is over. He showed a tendency to put Bear with Nurse in important situations late over the past month. Does he lean into that even more? If so, that might mean Barrie paired with Koekkoek, which might be a better idea than Jones and Barrie if I'm being honest.

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.



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Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.



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Greg wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:08

Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.

Fully agree with this



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Oscargasm wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:18

Greg wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:08

Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.

Fully agree with this


He skates well and has good blood lines, but with that being said so did Valerie Bure and Steve Kariya.



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inverno76 wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:38

Oscargasm wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:18

Greg wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:08

Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.

Fully agree with this


He skates well and has good blood lines, but with that being said so did Valerie Bure and Steve Kariya.


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Oscargasm wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:44

inverno76 wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:38

Oscargasm wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:18

Greg wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 12:08

Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.

Fully agree with this


He skates well and has good blood lines, but with that being said so did Valerie Bure and Steve Kariya.


Keith also 😂

Matt Tkachuk too



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Greg wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 15:38

Hibernia wrote on Wed, 19 May 2021 07:23

*There's still a part of me that believes the Oilers are trying to galaxy-brain themselves when it comes to Jones and the Expansion Draft. We already know that Holland thinks this wasn't the year to go for it. So what if they keep Jones out of the line-up? Perhaps Seattle will have second thoughts and take someone else should they have to leave him exposed.


I'd be ok with them taking Jones. I've seen nothing that indicates he'll ever be a difference maker at the NHL level. Guys like him are a dime a dozen and seem to be available every year for peanuts.


I see a player with good offensive instincts, who does a lot of little things right. He's not your stereotypical fearless defensemen who will sacrifice everything all the time, but the play is typically moving in the right direction when he's on the ice and that matters a lot. Given his age and experience, I think he has value, especially for another year or two.



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I watched the game in a garage, with a group of people 4 Oiler fans, 5 non Jet but non Oiler fans, no sound. A few thoughts, some have been stated.

- both teams looked tentative in the first 10 mins. It seems playoff series always start like this or going 100%, there is no middle ground. I dont remember the exact but there were almost no shots and zero high danger chances for a big part of the period.
- The Jets did a good job of bottling up McDavid. I didnt see over the top clutching and grabbing but the Jets did well in the neutral zone to slow down the Oilers in general.
- Outside of the Jets playing a decent defensive gameplan I didnt think our stars put in the bets game. Maybe I expect too much but the top end of our roster looked pretty average for most of the game.
- Puljujarvi was the best Oiler overall. He is the most effective net front player on the team, was the only player consistently driving play to the net and was good or better every shift.
This is great as a Jesse fan but not great as an Oiler fan. If he is your best player you dont win a lot of games.
- If I am running the team I dont panic. I would take out one of Chiasson, Neal and Kassian. Too much of the same and none are effective enough to justify one roster spot, forget three. The days of the biggest, toughest team winning the cup are long gone. Last night the Oilers needed more speed to break the trap and they didnt get it.
- The Oilers were the better team in the final 40 but need to get to the net more often. Too much perimeter play and no noticeable urgency to get down and dirty in front.
I mentioned it with Puljujarvi above but him and Yamo seemed to be the only two getting in there on a regular basis.
- I thought both Koekkoek and Kulikov didnt play well. For some reason they looked indecisive and often had the deer in a headlights look.
- Smith was fine, the defense was fine, for the most part the whole team was fine. They need to go from fine to at least good. It is one game and the Jets got the best of them. Stay the course, improve a couple of things and I still believe they win in 6.



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Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had



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Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?



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Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Word of them going back to the Royal blues next season, me thinks internally some important people don’t like the orange.



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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:50

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Word of them going back to the Royal blues next season, me thinks internally some important people don’t like the orange.


Orange do not have a winning tradition.. I'm ok with something else...



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Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:50

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Word of them going back to the Royal blues next season, me thinks internally some important people don’t like the orange.


I'm fine with going back to Royal Blue too...or if you want Midnight Blue, go back to the 1997(ish)-2006 jerseys. Those were sharp. These ones just look meh.



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Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 17:00

Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:50

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Word of them going back to the Royal blues next season, me thinks internally some important people don’t like the orange.


I'm fine with going back to Royal Blue too...or if you want Midnight Blue, go back to the 1997(ish)-2006 jerseys. Those were sharp. These ones just look meh.


100% for those midnight Blues.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 20:06

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 17:00

Oscargasm wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:50

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Word of them going back to the Royal blues next season, me thinks internally some important people don’t like the orange.


I'm fine with going back to Royal Blue too...or if you want Midnight Blue, go back to the 1997(ish)-2006 jerseys. Those were sharp. These ones just look meh.


100% for those midnight Blues.


I love the retro royal blue. But man, the late 90’s/early 00’s sweaters were top notch.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 19:06



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Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Oilers and Flames both got the jerseys right 40 years ago, and both have now spent 20 years trying to convince us that's not true. Can't sell the same thing to someone twice.



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NetBOG wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 17:09

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Oilers and Flames both got the jerseys right 40 years ago, and both have now spent 20 years trying to convince us that's not true. Can't sell the same thing to someone twice.


My closet would suggest that you can in fact sell the same thing multiple times...



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Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 17:11

NetBOG wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 17:09

Adam wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 14:18

Gator21 wrote on Thu, 20 May 2021 13:41

Anyone else notice how they kinda slipped in the “Oil spill” third jerseys as our primary homes now? Seems like every playoffs they want to feature a different jersey to boost sales.

Also find it annoying how the rink would be “rebranded” for playoffs and they literally just changed out the two tarps behind the benches. Bugged me all season how this organization was too cheap to replace the neutral green bubble tarps with home colours like every other team had


I don't get the push for the Navy uniforms. I haven't got the sense they've ever been overly popular. Are they trying to blow out inventory or something?


Oilers and Flames both got the jerseys right 40 years ago, and both have now spent 20 years trying to convince us that's not true. Can't sell the same thing to someone twice.


My closet would suggest that you can in fact sell the same thing multiple times...


Exactly. My wife was actually a bit disgusted by the amount of jerseys I have that she knew of but didn’t realize the volume until we packed up to move here last month.

Speaking of... I’ve been looking for an away Pulju 13 jersey (I know, right?)... but literally everywhere I’ve been (outside of United cycle who just have the home orange and navy ones with Pulju, which I’d likely still get one buuuut it’s either S or 3XL. So I mean, no dice for me.

All the employees I’ve spoken to told me they mainly only bring in 29, 97 and 93 as they fly off shelves which I can understand, but how can there not be a store that carries other options?

I don’t want to go the route of online or the custom stitch. Blah.



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Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 12:35

https://sportscloset.ca/product/mens-edmonton-oilers-jesse-p uljujarvi-adidas-home-orange-authentic-jersey-with-on-ice-cr esting/

Don't know if they're open right now, but call Sports Closet in Sherwood Park.


I work in St Albert, it’s just down the road here. I’ll swing by after work!! Thanks Dragon version of me!



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Kr55 wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 14:30

We HAVE to win this series. We owe it to the world to see the Tippett beard keep growing




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Oscargasm wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 14:32

Kr55 wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 14:30

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Terry Jones sounds like he needs a damn oxygen tank. When you're gasping after basically just talking, that's pretty sad. Damn near 73 and probably 400 lb. Jaysus.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 15:03

Oscargasm wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 14:32

Kr55 wrote on Fri, 21 May 2021 14:30

We HAVE to win this series. We owe it to the world to see the Tippett beard keep growing




The Must intensifies...


Terry Jones sounds like he needs a damn oxygen tank. When you're gasping after basically just talking, that's pretty sad. Damn near 73 and probably 400 lb. Jaysus.


If Eakins was still around controlling his diet, Terry is probably a sprightly 140lb dude. Probably woulda got a few more #1 OA picks too.

Missed opportunity for so many people.



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Oh good grief is that painful to watch.

- Jones wheezes his way through his questions.
- Mark Spector with the "can't score the same way in the playoffs!"
- Derek Van Diest asks about how you keep your team focused on playing after an injury like Tavares'...
- Rishaug starts by saying "I have a bit of a fishing expedition here..." Gets no answer.
- Tychkowski asks how you develop atmosphere without the fans in the building...Okay, it's still the playoffs, and it's been a year since the crowds were there. Have we not covered all these things 1000x before?

I think it would be hard not to make sarcastic remarks constantly...although if you did, the bunch of them would all go on twitter and complain about you ad nauseum.



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