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 Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726522]
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2018-19 Regular Season
Sunday, November 25, 2018Edmonton 2 @ Los Angeles 5Loss
Thursday, November 29, 2018Los Angeles 2 @ Edmonton 3Win
Saturday, January 5, 2019Edmonton 0 @ Los Angeles 4Loss
Tuesday, March 26, 2019Los Angeles @ Edmonton
Home Record: 1-0-0       Road Record: 0-2-0       Overall Record: 1-2-0
Home / Road Goals For: 3/2 Total: 5
Home / Road Goals Against: 2/9 Total: 11

2017-18 Regular Season
Tuesday, January 2, 2018Los Angeles 5 @ Edmonton 0Loss
Wednesday, February 7, 2018Edmonton 2 @ Los Angeles 5Loss
Saturday, February 24, 2018Edmonton 4 @ Los Angeles 3Win
Saturday, March 24, 2018Los Angeles 2 @ Edmonton 3Win
Home Record: 1-1-0       Road Record: 1-1-0       Overall Record: 2-2-0
Home / Road Goals For: 3/6 Total: 9
Home / Road Goals Against: 7/8 Total: 15




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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726524 is a reply to message #726522 ]
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Seems like this has been said about 30 times this year, but if the Oilers are to make the playoffs these are the games they have to win. This Cali swing is when the "secondary scoring" (will they finally show up after seeing their pictures on milk cartons and billboards?) has to get going.

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41st must win of the year. icon_biggrin



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726525 is a reply to message #726524 ]
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I have faith in Hitchcock, McDavid and Koskinen and that's about it. Hope they can pull it together on this road trip. Wonder where they would be sitting if the coaching change had happened at the beginning of the season. Go Koski Go!


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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726528 is a reply to message #726525 ]
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overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 11:34

I have faith in Hitchcock, McDavid and Koskinen and that's about it. Hope they can pull it together on this road trip. Wonder where they would be sitting if the coaching change had happened at the beginning of the season. Go Koski Go!


I add Drai and RNH to that for sure.

I know Drai draws some ire from the critics because he doesnt look like he is going 100% but that is because he likely cant. Not everyone has the tank of McDavid.
Add in his big frame and he will always look "lazy".
His production speaks for itself though. I dont care how many minutes he has played with McDavid, a lot of players have and no one else has been able to make it work and be in the top ten in scoring.
Add in the fact that he is one of two reasons why the PP is respectable from a % point of view this year. Anyone who watches the games know it is largely ineffective outside of some McDavid or Draisaitl magic.
Lastly he has become the guy who takes the faceoffs on that line when it matters. In effect McDavid is the one playing wing on Drai's line a lot of the time. While I have argued the imnportance, or lack thereof, of faceoffs over all they of course have a level of importance and I dont see anyone mention how good Drai has been thins season in that role

For RNH he is underrated defensively by most who dont watch the Oilers, I dont think us fans should start doing that. He draws a lot of tough matchups and is holding his own on a terrible defensive team.
Add in his scoring clip this year, which is quite good and you have consistent quality player.

I would actually Koski out of the list that I have confidence in. After his initial amazing run he has been good but inconsistent. I need to see more from him on a longer term basis before I can fully have confidence in him.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726532 is a reply to message #726528 ]
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PlusOne wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 11:29

overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 11:34

I have faith in Hitchcock, McDavid and Koskinen and that's about it. Hope they can pull it together on this road trip. Wonder where they would be sitting if the coaching change had happened at the beginning of the season. Go Koski Go!


I add Drai and RNH to that for sure.



I know Drai draws some ire from the critics because he doesnt look like he is going 100% but that is because he likely cant. Not everyone has the tank of McDavid.
Add in his big frame and he will always look "lazy".
His production speaks for itself though. I dont care how many minutes he has played with McDavid, a lot of players have and no one else has been able to make it work and be in the top ten in scoring.
Add in the fact that he is one of two reasons why the PP is respectable from a % point of view this year. Anyone who watches the games know it is largely ineffective outside of some McDavid or Draisaitl magic.
Lastly he has become the guy who takes the faceoffs on that line when it matters. In effect McDavid is the one playing wing on Drai's line a lot of the time. While I have argued the imnportance, or lack thereof, of faceoffs over all they of course have a level of importance and I dont see anyone mention how good Drai has been thins season in that role

For RNH he is underrated defensively by most who dont watch the Oilers, I dont think us fans should start doing that. He draws a lot of tough matchups and is holding his own on a terrible defensive team.
Add in his scoring clip this year, which is quite good and you have consistent quality player.

I would actually Koski out of the list that I have confidence in. After his initial amazing run he has been good but inconsistent. I need to see more from him on a longer term basis before I can fully have confidence in him.
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You're probably right in including Drai and Nuge. Drai would be easier for me to like if his contract was less inflated. I really like Nuge, he brings a lot to his team. Koski is just the better option right now. A mistake or two by Talbot can cost wins with this low scoring team.For the most part Koski has been pretty solid. Outside of those players though it's a crap shoot even on defence.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726534 is a reply to message #726532 ]
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....the Oiler line-up....

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/morning-skate-report-oilers- at-kings/c-303560112?tid=282301100

..."The Oilers went with the following lines at morning skate:

Draisaitl - McDavid - Kassian
Rieder - RNH - Chiasson
Lucic - Khaira - Puljujarvi
Spooner - Brodziak - Rattie
Gambardella

Nurse - Larsson
Jones - Petrovic
Gravel - Manning
Russell - Benning

Alex Chiasson has been activated from injured reserve as expected and will play tonight.

It's expected that the defence pairing which makes the cut will be Kevin Gravel and Brandon Manning. "...

...will be good to see Chaisson back in the lineup....with most of the salary cap space from his LTIR status used up, I expect Sekera's season is done.....wonder how Russell's status has gone from "ready to go by New Years" to staying on IR...




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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726540 is a reply to message #726534 ]
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GabbyDugan wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 13:49

....the Oiler line-up....

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/morning-skate-report-oilers- at-kings/c-303560112?tid=282301100

..."The Oilers went with the following lines at morning skate:

Draisaitl - McDavid - Kassian
Rieder - RNH - Chiasson
Lucic - Khaira - Puljujarvi
Spooner - Brodziak - Rattie
Gambardella

Nurse - Larsson
Jones - Petrovic
Gravel - Manning
Russell - Benning

Alex Chiasson has been activated from injured reserve as expected and will play tonight.

It's expected that the defence pairing which makes the cut will be Kevin Gravel and Brandon Manning. "...

...will be good to see Chaisson back in the lineup....with most of the salary cap space from his LTIR status used up, I expect Sekera's season is done.....wonder how Russell's status has gone from "ready to go by New Years" to staying on IR...


I'm happy with the defence pairings. Rieder doesn't add much to Nugies line, but I'm hoping Chaison and Nuge will connect. I've got a feeling Kassian gets things going tonight... and Koski wins another.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726526 is a reply to message #726524 ]
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Oscargasm wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 08:48


41st must win of the year. icon_biggrin

40 previous must wins... 19 wins.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726533 is a reply to message #726526 ]
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CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 11:47

Oscargasm wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 08:48


41st must win of the year. icon_biggrin

40 previous must wins... 19 wins.


And 3 "almost made it fella" points icon_wink



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726536 is a reply to message #726524 ]
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Oscargasm wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 08:48

Seems like this has been said about 30 times this year, but if the Oilers are to make the playoffs these are the games they have to win. This Cali swing is when the "secondary scoring" (will they finally show up after seeing their pictures on milk cartons and billboards?) has to get going.

MOGA
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41st must win of the year. icon_biggrin


I'd give this one a 13/10 on the must win game scale.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726542 is a reply to message #726522 ]
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Need this win to tie Minnie in 10th and close on Van who are getting their asses handed to them tonight by the Leafs. Go Koski go!


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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726543 is a reply to message #726542 ]
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overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 19:31

Need this win to tie Minnie in 10th and close on Van who are getting their asses handed to them tonight by the Leafs. Go Koski go!


The Oilers are a full game ahead of the Canucks in the standings. You can't really read the standings by points when one team has played 5 more games than another.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726546 is a reply to message #726543 ]
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NetBOG wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 19:49

overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 19:31

Need this win to tie Minnie in 10th and close on Van who are getting their asses handed to them tonight by the Leafs. Go Koski go!


The Oilers are a full game ahead of the Canucks in the standings. You can't really read the standings by points when one team has played 5 more games than another.


Ok, I'll just imagine that they are ahead of the Canucks in the standings then.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726548 is a reply to message #726546 ]
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overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 20:12

NetBOG wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 19:49

overdue wrote on Sat, 05 January 2019 19:31

Need this win to tie Minnie in 10th and close on Van who are getting their asses handed to them tonight by the Leafs. Go Koski go!


The Oilers are a full game ahead of the Canucks in the standings. You can't really read the standings by points when one team has played 5 more games than another.


Ok, I'll just imagine that they are ahead of the Canucks in the standings then.



If you want to use the NHL's faulty system that doesn't tell where teams ranked in relation to each other, then sure, go right ahead.



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 Re: Pregame: Edmonton @ Los Angeles (Game #41) [message #726544 is a reply to message #726522 ]
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Oh god, don't tell me CBC is using d-bag Bieksa as an on air personality now.


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