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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 15:09

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Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 03 October 2023 15:06

RDOilerfan wrote on Tue, 03 October 2023 14:43

From the 2 games I was able to watch of Campbell, he looks like he is moving way less. He doesn't seem to be flopping around as much and he looks like he is covering way more of the net. I don't know if he got bigger gear but he looks way bigger in the net.


His side to side movement was abysmally s l o w last year.. last night he picked off a cross-crease pass and shot quite well .. looked quick and sharp. 🤞🏻


I'll disagree on the slowness part. Campbell has always been super athletic, but last year his anticipation and angles were all wrong. If anything he was often over-playing and moving his feet too much. It's all in the head with him.

If you meant slow in the head instead of slow in the feet, then we are on the same page icon_biggrin


I'll have to stick with my original comment.. I distinctly remember how slow his reaction time was to come across his net after a cross ice pass for a shot.. he's looked better now.. but .. still pre-season..
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Campbell reminds me of Smith. Always looks like he's trying hard, even when his sav% is 0.800. When he's making the saves, looks amazing. When he's not, looks terrible to be working that hard to suck :) Players seem inspired by his effort and never quit approach so we always seem to have a shot with him in net still.

When Skinner is off his game though, his second effort on saves just vanishes, you can see a guy that has his confidence in the toilet. Reminds me of Kotsko. When he's on his game, technically pretty solid. When he's off, the team seems to sag along with him because everyone can see he's looking defeated.

Maybe the Oilers are just destined to have Smith's and Kostko's forever now.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 03 October 2023 19:30

Gleason is looking good.. smart player.. decent wheels.. good pick up by Oiler AHL scouts.. might not clear waivers

Holloway's speed was on display.. can handle the puck at NHL level.. just needs to find the range with his shot..

Campbell 2.0 has been a very pleasant surprise so far.. 👍🏻

Lavoie's speed has looked sub-NHL.. not sure how he will do on the team.. but they might keep him to avoid waivers..

Bougault is going to be a player.. great shot.. smart.. good fore checker.. you can see Oilers vision for him.. they have had him playing regular PK minutes.. utility player that can play up and down the line up..




I think the pre-season, for the most part, has gone as expected. Some of the predictions posters had heading into September:

-Holloway would be a year older and make the team
-Lavoie would show just enough to make the big club in part because of his waiver status.
-The X-man would be improved but would still be a year away
-Broberg would not overwhelm but probably stick at the #6 D spot
-Campbell would bounce back
-A few other guys would show the club some stuff but would all be sent down to Bako since vitrually all would pass waivers.

So far, check marks all around?



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I am hoping that either some kind of update or McLeod is playing happens. They have said it's a minor thing and they are just being cautious but he hasn't played a single game and I felt he was a guy that needed camp. They are counting on him to do a pretty important role. I think he is capable of doing it but they need all guys firing on all cylinders to start the year so missing pretty much all of camp isn't ideal.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 10:31

I am hoping that either some kind of update or McLeod is playing happens. They have said it's a minor thing and they are just being cautious but he hasn't played a single game and I felt he was a guy that needed camp. They are counting on him to do a pretty important role. I think he is capable of doing it but they need all guys firing on all cylinders to start the year so missing pretty much all of camp isn't ideal.


Ekholm hasn't played either. It's pre-season. The games mean nothing and they're filled with over-excited minor leaguers trying to make a name for themselves. I think it's pretty reasonable for the team to hold anyone out of game action who isn't 100%.

Pre-season is twice as long as it needs to be and actually decides very little. This isn't the 1970s when it would be the first exercise players had done all summer. Everyone is generally pretty ready to play, so no one should lose a wink of sleep over any of our guys not playing much.



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tardigrade81 wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 10:11

No mercy. Destroy these punks


Anywhere to watch?.. online ?
I'm in Burnaby, got Center Ice.. but still not carrying it..



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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 18:13

tardigrade81 wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 10:11

No mercy. Destroy these punks


Anywhere to watch?.. online ?
I'm in Burnaby, got Center Ice.. but still not carrying it..


Looks like the official Flames site will be streaming it.
I think I recognized maybe one or two names on the Flames roster tonight. Should be a spanking.
Mind you, Flames fans said that about the last game...

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Adam wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 10:55

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 10:31

I am hoping that either some kind of update or McLeod is playing happens. They have said it's a minor thing and they are just being cautious but he hasn't played a single game and I felt he was a guy that needed camp. They are counting on him to do a pretty important role. I think he is capable of doing it but they need all guys firing on all cylinders to start the year so missing pretty much all of camp isn't ideal.


Ekholm hasn't played either. It's pre-season. The games mean nothing and they're filled with over-excited minor leaguers trying to make a name for themselves. I think it's pretty reasonable for the team to hold anyone out of game action who isn't 100%.

Pre-season is twice as long as it needs to be and actually decides very little. This isn't the 1970s when it would be the first exercise players had done all summer. Everyone is generally pretty ready to play, so no one should lose a wink of sleep over any of our guys not playing much.

I am all for letting these guys get healthy. So I am not complaining about that.

Given the style of game and his experience, I am not as concerned about Ekholm missing time. I don't see his game revolving around high skill and needing puck touches to get the hands going as much as other guys. Please don't bite my head off because I said his game isn't all about high skill. The NHL games is of course a higher skill game than it used to be so Ekhlom of course needs skill. My comment is more based on the fact that his bread and butter and what makes him so effective is a lot different than say a Bouchard who's bread and butter is high end offensive skill. So in my opinion, I think Ekholm can probably step in without as much puck touches in game action and not have it impact his game as much as a more offensive Dman.

McLeod on the other hand, given he's a center I think could have a harder time getting going with a lack of game action. He needs to make plays with the puck, take faceoffs, pass, shoot. All of which might be impacted with a lack of games.

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Game isn’t on tv. Grrrr


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tardigrade81 wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 19:12

Game isn’t on tv. Grrrr


See all the action on Oilers Plus! Only $59.99 for the year!

Honestly, forgot I bought that. Looks like I was going to auto-renew next week icon_eek



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tardigrade81 wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 22:12

Game isn’t on tv. Grrrr


I mentioned earlier that it's being streamed on calgaryflames.com

2-0 good guys, as it should be with the rosters on the ice tonight.



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NZ Oiler Fan wrote on Thu, 05 October 2023 02:24

tardigrade81 wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 22:12

Game isn’t on tv. Grrrr


I mentioned earlier that it's being streamed on calgaryflames.com

2-0 good guys, as it should be with the rosters on the ice tonight.

Ya I was going to stream. We started watching a movie. Looks like the boys are kicking ass. Brown is going to be a monster



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Freaking preseason.. can't see a game.. even paying for NHL Center Ice.. garbage.


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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 22:38

Freaking preseason.. can't see a game.. even paying for NHL Center Ice.. garbage.


Mentioned twice now that it's streaming on the Flames site.

Me & my big mouth...2-0 to 2-2 just like that. Skinner looking decidedly average on both goals.



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NZ Oiler Fan wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 19:42

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 22:38

Freaking preseason.. can't see a game.. even paying for NHL Center Ice.. garbage.


Mentioned twice now that it's streaming on the Flames site.

Me & my big mouth...2-0 to 2-2 just like that. Skinner looking decidedly average on both goals.


Glove side over the pad seems to be a popular spot on Skinner. No worries, Schwartz is well known for helping goalies improve on weaknesses.



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NZ Oiler Fan wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 18:42

Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 04 October 2023 22:38

Freaking preseason.. can't see a game.. even paying for NHL Center Ice.. garbage.


Mentioned twice now that it's streaming on the Flames site.

Me & my big mouth...2-0 to 2-2 just like that. Skinner looking decidedly average on both goals.


I went there, couldn't find a link.. confused2



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Lane Pederson scores on a great feed from E Kane.

Kane is going to have a massive comeback year after almost dying on the ice last year.



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Lineup for tonight against the Kraken. Things starting to look a bit more familiar:

Kane - McDavid - Brown
Nugent-Hopkins - Draisaitl - Hyman
Foegele - Pederson - Lavoie
Erne - Janmark - Ryan

Defence

Nurse - Bouchard
Gleason - Ceci
Broberg - Desharnais

Goalies

Campbell
Pickard



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Mentions recovery has been slower than anticipated. #Oilers




Dang. guess his issue was a little more than a miss the start of camp thing.

Need him back ASAP. I don't really want to watch a Nurse-Bouch pair.



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MJ wrote on Fri, 06 October 2023 17:26

Lineup for tonight against the Kraken. Things starting to look a bit more familiar:

Kane - McDavid - Brown
Nugent-Hopkins - Draisaitl - Hyman
Foegele - Pederson - Lavoie
Erne - Janmark - Ryan

Defence

Nurse - Bouchard
Gleason - Ceci
Broberg - Desharnais

Goalies

Campbell
Pickard


That's a solid lineup. I can't be alone in thinking that Gleason has far outplayed Vinny this preseason. Let's see how well he does playing 2nd pairing.



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MJ wrote on Fri, 06 October 2023 14:26

Lineup for tonight against the Kraken. Things starting to look a bit more familiar:

Kane - McDavid - Brown
Nugent-Hopkins - Draisaitl - Hyman
Foegele - Pederson - Lavoie
Erne - Janmark - Ryan

Defence

Nurse - Bouchard
Gleason - Ceci
Broberg - Desharnais

Goalies

Campbell
Pickard


I do not see the benefit of playing McDrai tonight.



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Last game with starters till regular season im assuming


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tardigrade81 wrote on Fri, 06 October 2023 16:25

Last game with starters till regular season im assuming


Haha - it better be, this is the last preseason game. We have a bit of a wait after this before the team is back on the ice!



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Oh wow you’re right lol. I didn’t realize it was the last pre season


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I hope Campbell continues this good play!


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I am a little grouchy that the Oilers tried to use pre-season to foist their stupid Oilers+ on everyone. I haven't watched a minute other than the game I was at, because I can't be bothered to sign up for something I'll have to cancel in a month.


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Adam wrote on Fri, 06 October 2023 21:04

I am a little grouchy that the Oilers tried to use pre-season to foist their stupid Oilers+ on everyone. I haven't watched a minute other than the game I was at, because I can't be bothered to sign up for something I'll have to cancel in a month.


Lol. The Oilers+ stream just ended with 3 mins left in the game.



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Good win

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So, does Woody start the season with Skinner? :)


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I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.



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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...



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Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 16:38

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...


We are so unbelievably screwed right now if the box is not already checked :)

Just throwing that out there.



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Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 18:48

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 16:38

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...


We are so unbelievably screwed right now if the box is not already checked :)

Just throwing that out there.

Which means the Oilers were screwed if the box was not checked at the start of last season... did the box look checked last season?



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CrusaderPi wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 19:03

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 18:48

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 16:38

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...


We are so unbelievably screwed right now if the box is not already checked :)

Just throwing that out there.

Which means the Oilers were screwed if the box was not checked at the start of last season... did the box look checked last season?


Holland as GM and zero cap space. I think yes, potential box check time is now in the past.



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Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 16:38

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...


I may be misreading some of the posts, but I don’t think anyone believes we know if Campbell has rediscovered his game, but he has outplayed Skinner. I have next to no trust in Campbell, but with his fragile ego I think you need to reward him with starts when he’s playing well.

Right now he’s deserving of starting the opening game. I would live to have a 50/50 or 60/40 tandem like Boston had last year.



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Agreed. Campbell deserves game one. He played amazing in pre season. He was also excellent in the playoffs when he came in. Last year doesn’t signify what he could do this year.


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inverno76 wrote on Sun, 08 October 2023 13:27

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 16:38

Kr55 wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:39

Adam wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 13:17

RDOilerfan wrote on Sat, 07 October 2023 07:25

I think who starts in goal game 1 is going to be an indication to me what this season is all about to the team especially the coaches. Are we here to win or we'd like to win but we have people's feelings in mind.

I am a big fan of Skinner, I think he's their future starter for a very long time. He rightly took over the job when Campbell buckled. But Skinner is young and still developing. In the playoffs, I thought they should have started Campbell at least once because he was playing better and this preseason, it hasn't been close. While Skinner has been fine, Campbell has been unreal. He's given up 3 total goals in 3 games. 2 of those game, the Oilers dressed the Condors vs an NHL line up and Campbell stole 2 games.

I think this season, the play is to have a true platoon. They need both guys going, with the travel, they need both guys fresh so I would have the split pretty even. But for game 1, Campbell deserves it. The contract means nothing. He's clearly done the work and did MAJOR changes. I get it's preseason but he's night and day right now. He out in the time and effort, they have to recognize that and reward him with opening night.


I'll never find it not funny that people can get SOOOO excited about pre-season results. Peter White was going to be the next great player in the league! Dean McAmmond was just about to have his true breakout year! Campbell has clearly rediscovered his game!!!

You're playing against minor leaguers and pros who are just trying not to get hurt. Draw no conclusions from exhibition play.


Going by playoffs at the moment. And pre-season almost exactly mirrored it for one position on our team :)

I do think Woody starting the year with Skinner over Campbell would be an odd decision.


I can agree with that. I just think some of the commentary suggesting he's bounced back is a little over the top right now. It's like looking at your tandem of Ben Scrivens and Victor Fasth and declaring the box checked...


I may be misreading some of the posts, but I don’t think anyone believes we know if Campbell has rediscovered his game, but he has outplayed Skinner. I have next to no trust in Campbell, but with his fragile ego I think you need to reward him with starts when he’s playing well.

Right now he’s deserving of starting the opening game. I would live to have a 50/50 or 60/40 tandem like Boston had last year.


I don't disagree that I'd start Campbell game 1, but there are Edmonton media guys, and the couple of people in here that love to parrot what they say faithfully who are suggesting that Campbell just worked hard all summer, and that's why he's been so good.

That ignores that he did have SOME good stretches last year (although surrounded by bad ones) and that pre-season competition is not a good measuring stick. They're selling more hope here, where I think that at best only cautious optimism is deserved.

I think Skinner didn't look good in pre-season, but again, it's pre-season so would not make any sweeping judgements on him solely based on that.



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