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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615532 is a reply to message #615527 ]
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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615539 is a reply to message #615527 ]
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Jackets are healthy and rolling. 3-0-2 in their last 5... Wouldn't be surprised to see them add another win tonight.

Also wouldn't mind if they left a few of Dubinsky, Jenner, Foligno, Calvert, or Johanson here when they left town. They have a lot of pieces the Oilers could really use.



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Stauffer reporting same forward lines as last game. Arcobello still scratched - Acton and Gazdic still in with expectation that they don't need to create chances reinforced by the coaches comments last game.

http://oilersnation.com/2013/11/18/dallas-eakins-and-the-edm onton-oilers-fourth-line

Justin Schultz is back. I'm curious whether it'll be Potter or Larsen out. Potter has looked more solid defensively. Larsen is an adventure. High risk, high reward player.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 10:52

Stauffer reporting same forward lines as last game. Arcobello still scratched - Acton and Gazdic still in with expectation that they don't need to create chances reinforced by the coaches comments last game.

http://oilersnation.com/2013/11/18/dallas-eakins-and-the-edm onton-oilers-fourth-line

Justin Schultz is back. I'm curious whether it'll be Potter or Larsen out. Potter has looked more solid defensively. Larsen is an adventure. High risk, high reward player.


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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615571 is a reply to message #615564 ]
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I think the goal here is to get back to getting shutout at home, and we kind of got away from that in the SJ game.

You will likely see Yakupov's icetime reduced so he doesn't go all Russian defect on us and try to win a game or score.

Also, we have a pretty big opportunity tonight. We could put together our second two game win streak of the year. (I know I was surprised there was a first one too).



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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615599 is a reply to message #615564 ]
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I've a actually really liked Larsen's game. He's a great skater, very agile and seems to make decent decisions with the puck. He could be a very solid player for a lot of years here.


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HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:24

I've a actually really liked Larsen's game. He's a great skater, very agile and seems to make decent decisions with the puck. He could be a very solid player for a lot of years here.


Larsen to me is a little rough. He has struggled to maintain possession at the blueline a lot I have noticed. Kind of reminds me of a young Tom Gilbert but without the give-a-way passes. Hopefully it is just nerves.



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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615617 is a reply to message #615600 ]
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6zeppelin6 wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:27

HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:24

I've a actually really liked Larsen's game. He's a great skater, very agile and seems to make decent decisions with the puck. He could be a very solid player for a lot of years here.


Larsen to me is a little rough. He has struggled to maintain possession at the blueline a lot I have noticed. Kind of reminds me of a young Tom Gilbert but without the give-a-way passes. Hopefully it is just nerves.


Yes, I agree. Not to harp on the kid, but his ability, or lack of, to keep the puck at the blue line is atrocious. I literally cringe now whenever I see the Oilers putting pressure in the other teams end, and the puck spits out and comes towards Larsen on the right side. I think he will develop and get past that but for now that is a glaring issue.



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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615624 is a reply to message #615617 ]
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bigEfromGP wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 17:25

6zeppelin6 wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:27

HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:24

I've a actually really liked Larsen's game. He's a great skater, very agile and seems to make decent decisions with the puck. He could be a very solid player for a lot of years here.


Larsen to me is a little rough. He has struggled to maintain possession at the blueline a lot I have noticed. Kind of reminds me of a young Tom Gilbert but without the give-a-way passes. Hopefully it is just nerves.


Yes, I agree. Not to harp on the kid, but his ability, or lack of, to keep the puck at the blue line is atrocious. I literally cringe now whenever I see the Oilers putting pressure in the other teams end, and the puck spits out and comes towards Larsen on the right side. I think he will develop and get past that but for now that is a glaring issue.


For now. I like what he can bring to the game though, as HamBlaster said, he really is a great skater and I do think he is a solid puck mover. I'm confident he can work through the holes in his game at this time, I like his upside.



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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615612 is a reply to message #615599 ]
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I personally agree. He's still young (23?) and for a d-man it's not uncommon that it takes a little longer to develop, but at least he competes every night, and his offense is pretty decent from the blue-line, something we've been lacking lately. Plus, he SHOOTS!!! which is like a god-send on the current incarnation of our squad.

I hope he plays in place of Potter, no offense Corey.



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Rattimus wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 16:51

I personally agree. He's still young (23?) and for a d-man it's not uncommon that it takes a little longer to develop, but at least he competes every night, and his offense is pretty decent from the blue-line, something we've been lacking lately. Plus, he SHOOTS!!! which is like a god-send on the current incarnation of our squad.

I hope he plays in place of Potter, no offense Corey.


He's not.

Larsen is an adventure. He looked terrible on his coverage on the Monahan goal last game, and I think that's been fairly typical of his play. Remember, the game he had 3 assists, he also was -3 and was culpable on all the goals against.



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 Re: Pregame: Columbus @ Edmonton (Game #23) [message #615615 is a reply to message #615613 ]
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Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 20:25

Rattimus wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 16:51

I personally agree. He's still young (23?) and for a d-man it's not uncommon that it takes a little longer to develop, but at least he competes every night, and his offense is pretty decent from the blue-line, something we've been lacking lately. Plus, he SHOOTS!!! which is like a god-send on the current incarnation of our squad.

I hope he plays in place of Potter, no offense Corey.


He's not.

Larsen is an adventure. He looked terrible on his coverage on the Monahan goal last game, and I think that's been fairly typical of his play. Remember, the game he had 3 assists, he also was -3 and was culpable on all the goals against.


The good news is, it's easier to teach defensive coverage than it is to teach "hands." And they were mostly coverage issues, right and not giveaways? He wouldn't have been the first player to struggle a little getting used to the Eakins system.



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Hibernia wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 17:10

Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 20:25

Rattimus wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 16:51

I personally agree. He's still young (23?) and for a d-man it's not uncommon that it takes a little longer to develop, but at least he competes every night, and his offense is pretty decent from the blue-line, something we've been lacking lately. Plus, he SHOOTS!!! which is like a god-send on the current incarnation of our squad.

I hope he plays in place of Potter, no offense Corey.


He's not.

Larsen is an adventure. He looked terrible on his coverage on the Monahan goal last game, and I think that's been fairly typical of his play. Remember, the game he had 3 assists, he also was -3 and was culpable on all the goals against.


The good news is, it's easier to teach defensive coverage than it is to teach "hands." And they were mostly coverage issues, right and not giveaways? He wouldn't have been the first player to struggle a little getting used to the Eakins system.


Has there been anyone on the team who hasn't been guilty of grievous turnovers this year? I think there have been some from Larsen as well, but where he's stood out as particularly bad to me is in coverage.



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I think the Oilers start turning it around.

They are back from the perpetual road trip, Dubie is playing better, Yak seems to at least care, Gagner seems to be getting back to NHL level.

I just worry that this team wins enough to fall to 8-10 in the draft and they waste an entire year without the payoff at the end.



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If I were a betting man, I would say that 1st round pick won't be there by the time June rolls around anyway, at least based on MacT's little presser last week where he said it was in play!!


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NetBOG wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 12:56

I think the Oilers start turning it around.

They are back from the perpetual road trip, Dubie is playing better, Yak seems to at least care, Gagner seems to be getting back to NHL level.

I just worry that this team wins enough to fall to 8-10 in the draft and they waste an entire year without the payoff at the end.


At this point, a turnaround that sees us finish the season out of the playoffs but at least close is better than another lottery pick. What does this team need with another 18 year old? Especially one in the #4-8 range that will tease with their talent but will be incredibly raw and need a tonne more work? The cupboards are pretty well stocked. We've got a tonne of good young forwards on the big team and a tonne of decent defensive prospects in the system. We'd be just fine picking in the low teens and having our players win enough that they gain a little confidence for next season.

That said, the Oilers haven't beaten a single team in a playoff spot this year. They've beaten 18th place Montreal, 21st place Ottawa, 23rd place New Jersey, 26th place Calgary and 28th place Florida. That doesn't have the look of a team that's going to threaten cracking out of the bottom of the league. You may have nothing to worry about and we may yet have another 18-year old that the club can pin our hopes on.



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There is absolutely zero objective evidence to suggest that they are "turning it around"


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Chief wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 18:49

There is absolutely zero objective evidence to suggest that they are "turning it around"


Ok gotcha, one vote for 'glass half full' .....next???



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I would love to go on a tear for the rest of the season. Even if we don't make the playoffs, we need to start winning. More high picks because we're sucking hard is not going to help the team nearly as much as actually starting to win games and get back to competing.


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vsove wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:24

I would love to go on a tear for the rest of the season. Even if we don't make the playoffs, we need to start winning. More high picks because we're sucking hard is not going to help the team nearly as much as actually starting to win games and get back to competing.


Totally agree. I think some of the cracks this team has shown are because everyone hates losing and is starting to point fingers. If they win for a while, it heals a lot of wounds in that dressing room.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:28

vsove wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:24

I would love to go on a tear for the rest of the season. Even if we don't make the playoffs, we need to start winning. More high picks because we're sucking hard is not going to help the team nearly as much as actually starting to win games and get back to competing.


Totally agree. I think some of the cracks this team has shown are because everyone hates losing and is starting to point fingers. If they win for a while, it heals a lot of wounds in that dressing room.


Yep. It's tough to lose - especially tough when you're A) young and B) have high expectations placed on you. Plus, not everyone is mature enough to handle this sort of personal responsibility - far easier to point fingers than to admit that you've screwed the pooch.

One of the reasons I was sad to see Horcoff go was that I always felt he had a pretty steadying influence - while I'm sure many will disagree, I never felt he passed the buck, but he also didn't get too down on himself.

Winning will fix a lot of things, and even if we're more or less eliminated already, it would be a great stepping stone for next season. If anything, honestly, I think it might help - you build the base off of winning when there are no expectations or pressures, and then you learn what it takes to win when it actually does matter.



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vsove wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:33

Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:28

vsove wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:24

I would love to go on a tear for the rest of the season. Even if we don't make the playoffs, we need to start winning. More high picks because we're sucking hard is not going to help the team nearly as much as actually starting to win games and get back to competing.


Totally agree. I think some of the cracks this team has shown are because everyone hates losing and is starting to point fingers. If they win for a while, it heals a lot of wounds in that dressing room.


Yep. It's tough to lose - especially tough when you're A) young and B) have high expectations placed on you. Plus, not everyone is mature enough to handle this sort of personal responsibility - far easier to point fingers than to admit that you've screwed the pooch.

One of the reasons I was sad to see Horcoff go was that I always felt he had a pretty steadying influence - while I'm sure many will disagree, I never felt he passed the buck, but he also didn't get too down on himself.

Winning will fix a lot of things, and even if we're more or less eliminated already, it would be a great stepping stone for next season. If anything, honestly, I think it might help - you build the base off of winning when there are no expectations or pressures, and then you learn what it takes to win when it actually does matter.


Hall, Eberle and Yakupov have all shown a great deal of respect for Shawn Horcoff. I tend to agree. I think he was a unifying presence in the locker room, even if he was such a divisive topic around here.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:39

Hall, Eberle and Yakupov have all shown a great deal of respect for Shawn Horcoff. I tend to agree. I think he was a unifying presence in the locker room, even if he was such a divisive topic around here.

The only reason Horc was a divisive topic was his salary. If he cost $2mil less to keep, he'd still be an Oiler, and very few of us would be complaining about it.



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Ragnarok73 wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:47

Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 13:39

Hall, Eberle and Yakupov have all shown a great deal of respect for Shawn Horcoff. I tend to agree. I think he was a unifying presence in the locker room, even if he was such a divisive topic around here.

The only reason Horc was a divisive topic was his salary. If he cost $2mil less to keep, he'd still be an Oiler, and very few of us would be complaining about it.

I didn't want him regardless of price. He couldn't skate after the injury, he wasn't quite Cam Barker skating bad, but it was close.



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http://oilersnation.com/2013/11/19/gdb-230-going-streaking

Looks like Potter is in, Larsen is out.

Noticed this in the article:

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Have Oilers fans become adverse to hard plays. I can't believe Andrew Ference is taking grief for his fight with Lee Stempniak. Stempniak crushed Ference with a hard hit; Ference was annoyed by it and elected to go after Stempniak. The Oilers rarely push back, and when one finally does, some fans actually complained about it. Go back and watch tapes of the Oilers in the 80s, do you think they were choir boys all the time? They were incredibly skilled, but they also were tough and didn't let teams take advantage of them.


If anything, Oiler fans should be excited that they have a player who is wiling to stand up for himself. He took matters into his own hands. This team needs more guys to play with an edge or emotion.


I don't have a huge problem with what Ference did except that A) it was a clean hit and B) he took an extra penalty at a time when another goal against could have sunk the team on the night and C) he was lucky not to get an instigator and a ten minute misconduct, depriving us of one of our top four defencemen for 17 minutes. As it was, he had to sit for seven.

I think that retaliatory fights should be something you do when it's really deserved, so I'd have respected it a lot more if Ference had "refused to take no for an answer" when whoever it was stuck his leg out to knee/trip Nuge a few games back (instead, he did take no for an answer AND took a minor penalty to nullify the man advantage we should have had). Stempniak was playing clean, so I don't think there was any need to fight him and for Ference to put his team at a disadvantage in that situation was somewhat selfish.

ETA:

This is a stat I didn't know:

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David Perron is the only forward who has an ES point in the last six home games. We've focused a lot on the lack of a top-pairing D-man, which is true, but until this group of forwards can sustain a cycle in the offensive zone they will struggle scoring. It is time the forwards started carrying their weight on home ice.


Good god that's bad.

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Adam wrote on Tue, 19 November 2013 14:38

http://oilersnation.com/2013/11/19/gdb-230-going-streaking

Looks like Potter is in, Larsen is out.

Noticed this in the article:

Quote:

Have Oilers fans become adverse to hard plays. I can't believe Andrew Ference is taking grief for his fight with Lee Stempniak. Stempniak crushed Ference with a hard hit; Ference was annoyed by it and elected to go after Stempniak. The Oilers rarely push back, and when one finally does, some fans actually complained about it. Go back and watch tapes of the Oilers in the 80s, do you think they were choir boys all the time? They were incredibly skilled, but they also were tough and didn't let teams take advantage of them.


If anything, Oiler fans should be excited that they have a player who is wiling to stand up for himself. He took matters into his own hands. This team needs more guys to play with an edge or emotion.


I don't have a huge problem with what Ference did except that A) it was a clean hit and B) he took an extra penalty at a time when another goal against could have sunk the team on the night and C) he was lucky not to get an instigator and a ten minute misconduct, depriving us of one of our top four defencemen for 17 minutes. As it was, he had to sit for seven.

I think that retaliatory fights should be something you do when it's really deserved, so I'd have respected it a lot more if Ference had "refused to take no for an answer" when whoever it was stuck his leg out to knee/trip Nuge a few games back (instead, he did take no for an answer AND took a minor penalty to nullify the man advantage we should have had). Stempniak was playing clean, so I don't think there was any need to fight him and for Ference to put his team at a disadvantage in that situation was somewhat selfish.

ETA:

This is a stat I didn't know:

Quote:

David Perron is the only forward who has an ES point in the last six home games. We've focused a lot on the lack of a top-pairing D-man, which is true, but until this group of forwards can sustain a cycle in the offensive zone they will struggle scoring. It is time the forwards started carrying their weight on home ice.


Good god that's bad.

Playing Potter over Larsen is a mistake.



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Larsen wasn't on the ice yesterday I think I read somewhere he is nursing an injury.


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I'll be at the game tonight....it's too bad Bryz isn't starting this one. I guess we've got to ride Dubie while he's starting to find his game.


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Got some last minute tickets for cheap tonight, off to the game, hopefully on time with these awful roads in Edmonton today.

Sure hope the Oil can carry on the momentum of their positive play and start stringing together some wins.

Watched the Flames game on Saturday with a Flames fan (future father-in-law, makes for a fun back and forth at times, he's a good sport) and he hated the Ference play on Stempniak which made me love it. Ference needs to step up like that and stir up emotion in this team. There has been a huge lack of that lately.

The kid Yakupov with 2 Goals and an assist tonight.



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I mentioned it in another thread, but Larsen could really use Huddy. I like the kid, think he is highly skilled, not afraid to engage, and very smooth and fluid. But he does need to work on his positioning and clearing the net.

He'd be a project I'm working on over the next couple seasons though, working in and out of the lineup. I like a lot of what he brings and his potential to bring more.



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