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Give credit to Coach Knob for a well-timed time-out to kill the Dys’ momentum.


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I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.



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Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.

Yep, the Oil figured that they needed to give the fans some excitement by playing like timid zombies for part of that last half of the third. What should have been a jaunt ended up being a marathon.



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Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 20:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.


That last minute panic was all on McLeod.. brutal pizza.. so dopey .. so Mcleod.. brought Vancouver, and fans, back into the game..
McLeod owes Skinner a shutout.

.. have to give credit to the refs.. they were not a factor this game.. sorry for trashin' you Mr. Rooney.. :)






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Agreed about McLeod. The guy really needs to find some way to really contribute to the team in the playoffs. All I've seen so far is a lot of skating earlier on, and while there has been some intensity to his game recently... he's made some real bonehead plays.

Hope Ryan can start bringing some more meaningful minutes in the WCF.



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Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.


I'll start with the positive - WOOOOHOOOO!!!! See ya Canuckleheads! It wasn't pretty, but it's a win, and we're on to Round 3.

That said, the coach has to get his head out of his hindquarters with his lead protection strategies. You could see it basically from the point where the Oilers scored their second goal. They stop attacking, they stop forechecking, they dump in and then all get back. You could suggest that it helps shot suppression, because the Canucks only had 5 third period shots, but then you remember that at one point the Oilers had a 25-5 edge in shots, and then from that point (about 35 minutes in to the game) on, they were outshot 12-4 and blocked about 300 more. If they kept playing like they had been up until that point, and we out shoot them 40-11 or something like that, are we still holding our breath and white-canuckling it through those final minutes?

We've seen Knoblauch make some important changes to his systems in this playoffs, most notably changing the defensive structure on the PK after the first three games of this series, so maybe he can take the next couple of days and come up with a better plan, because this just isn't going to work against Dallas. They need to be better, and they need to keep taking the play to the Stars.

Okay, rant over. Now just to enjoy again for a little while. Bring on the Stars!



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Adam wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:01

Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.


I'll start with the positive - WOOOOHOOOO!!!! See ya Canuckleheads! It wasn't pretty, but it's a win, and we're on to Round 3.

That said, the coach has to get his head out of his hindquarters with his lead protection strategies. You could see it basically from the point where the Oilers scored their second goal. They stop attacking, they stop forechecking, they dump in and then all get back. You could suggest that it helps shot suppression, because the Canucks only had 5 third period shots, but then you remember that at one point the Oilers had a 25-5 edge in shots, and then from that point (about 35 minutes in to the game) on, they were outshot 12-4 and blocked about 300 more. If they kept playing like they had been up until that point, and we out shoot them 40-11 or something like that, are we still holding our breath and white-canuckling it through those final minutes?

We've seen Knoblauch make some important changes to his systems in this playoffs, most notably changing the defensive structure on the PK after the first three games of this series, so maybe he can take the next couple of days and come up with a better plan, because this just isn't going to work against Dallas. They need to be better, and they need to keep taking the play to the Stars.

Okay, rant over. Now just to enjoy again for a little while. Bring on the Stars!


Honestly not sure if Knob is telling these guys to hang back .he was very unhappy with the sitting back earlier in the series. After the timeout we actually started to push in the offensive zone again.

These guys need some smacks upside the head still to not start playing scared.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:06

Adam wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:01

Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.


I'll start with the positive - WOOOOHOOOO!!!! See ya Canuckleheads! It wasn't pretty, but it's a win, and we're on to Round 3.

That said, the coach has to get his head out of his hindquarters with his lead protection strategies. You could see it basically from the point where the Oilers scored their second goal. They stop attacking, they stop forechecking, they dump in and then all get back. You could suggest that it helps shot suppression, because the Canucks only had 5 third period shots, but then you remember that at one point the Oilers had a 25-5 edge in shots, and then from that point (about 35 minutes in to the game) on, they were outshot 12-4 and blocked about 300 more. If they kept playing like they had been up until that point, and we out shoot them 40-11 or something like that, are we still holding our breath and white-canuckling it through those final minutes?

We've seen Knoblauch make some important changes to his systems in this playoffs, most notably changing the defensive structure on the PK after the first three games of this series, so maybe he can take the next couple of days and come up with a better plan, because this just isn't going to work against Dallas. They need to be better, and they need to keep taking the play to the Stars.

Okay, rant over. Now just to enjoy again for a little while. Bring on the Stars!


Honestly not sure if Knob is telling these guys to hang back .he was very unhappy with the sitting back earlier in the series. After the timeout we actually started to push in the offensive zone again.

These guys need some smacks upside the head still to not start playing scared.


He may not feel that he's telling them specifically to do nothing, but you can see the strategy shift. The Oilers moved in the second period to more dump and chase - they had very few controlled entries. It was just clear that they were instructed to make sure it gets deep. Their forecheck also shifts to less aggressive - they were generally only sending one, and if the Canucks made the D-to-D pass, you would see the team retreat to behind the blue line to clog the neutral zone.

It was somewhat effective at suppressing shots on goal because everyone was blocking shots and there's lots of bodies back there, but they absolutely changed their tactics and that's definitely related to their attack fizzling in the last 25 minutes.

I also think the coach needs to come up with a new plan on breakout. What they are doing is flawed and the Canucks took advantage. If we give the puck away at our own blueline that much against Dallas, we are in real trouble.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 21 May 2024 08:54

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:06

Adam wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:01

Mike wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:45

I shouldn’t be pissed off and annoyed like this after a game 7 win, but holy crap. How long until they learn they can’t sit back like that?

Anyway - woohoo! Bring on the Stars. Hope our guys can rest up a bit.


I'll start with the positive - WOOOOHOOOO!!!! See ya Canuckleheads! It wasn't pretty, but it's a win, and we're on to Round 3.

That said, the coach has to get his head out of his hindquarters with his lead protection strategies. You could see it basically from the point where the Oilers scored their second goal. They stop attacking, they stop forechecking, they dump in and then all get back. You could suggest that it helps shot suppression, because the Canucks only had 5 third period shots, but then you remember that at one point the Oilers had a 25-5 edge in shots, and then from that point (about 35 minutes in to the game) on, they were outshot 12-4 and blocked about 300 more. If they kept playing like they had been up until that point, and we out shoot them 40-11 or something like that, are we still holding our breath and white-canuckling it through those final minutes?

We've seen Knoblauch make some important changes to his systems in this playoffs, most notably changing the defensive structure on the PK after the first three games of this series, so maybe he can take the next couple of days and come up with a better plan, because this just isn't going to work against Dallas. They need to be better, and they need to keep taking the play to the Stars.

Okay, rant over. Now just to enjoy again for a little while. Bring on the Stars!


Honestly not sure if Knob is telling these guys to hang back .he was very unhappy with the sitting back earlier in the series. After the timeout we actually started to push in the offensive zone again.

These guys need some smacks upside the head still to not start playing scared.


He may not feel that he's telling them specifically to do nothing, but you can see the strategy shift. The Oilers moved in the second period to more dump and chase - they had very few controlled entries. It was just clear that they were instructed to make sure it gets deep. Their forecheck also shifts to less aggressive - they were generally only sending one, and if the Canucks made the D-to-D pass, you would see the team retreat to behind the blue line to clog the neutral zone.

It was somewhat effective at suppressing shots on goal because everyone was blocking shots and there's lots of bodies back there, but they absolutely changed their tactics and that's definitely related to their attack fizzling in the last 25 minutes.

I also think the coach needs to come up with a new plan on breakout. What they are doing is flawed and the Canucks took advantage. If we give the puck away at our own blueline that much against Dallas, we are in real trouble.


I hope he is drilling into these players heads that our only defense is offense. Would be crazy to think that we have the D OR goaltending to ever just sit back. Burned multiple times now, just in this series.

Definitely another level of execution we'll need against Dallas. Canucks luck ran dry against us, but Dallas doesn't need luck to create loads of scoring chances, they just need to roll a few lines. TheBore has them playing a pretty consistent and dangerous game now.




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.. Cue Georgia Street riots..


I went down to Georgia St. after work to check out the "watch party" before that last game 7 vs. Boston .. I could smell it was going to get ugly.. got out of there watched game at home.. then watched the riot play by play..

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P. Chiarelli math.. T. Hall = A. Larsson, Yak= bag o'pucks (OK he got one right...) K. Russell = $4.1 M+NMC, G. Reinhart= M. Barzal + A. Beauvillier, J. Eberle = R. Spooner,

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Nice time out Knob. Reminded the players that they can still play hockey.

Another dominant game for 50 minutes until we tried to sit back. Great win! Hope we get at least a couple days off.



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Aside from a what the heck McLeod, great game all around.

Not a biiiig fan of the sit back and defend. But they bought into blocking shots. Knob used his timeout(!!!) and the boys pulled it out.

What a pant launching!

On. To. Dallas.



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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 20:57

LFG!

Aside from a what the heck McLeod, great game all around.

Not a biiiig fan of the sit back and defend. But they bought into blocking shots. Knob used his timeout(!!!) and the boys pulled it out.

What a pant launching!

On. To. Dallas.



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Dallas D is top notch.. that Harley kid is going to be an all star..

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P. Chiarelli math.. T. Hall = A. Larsson, Yak= bag o'pucks (OK he got one right...) K. Russell = $4.1 M+NMC, G. Reinhart= M. Barzal + A. Beauvillier, J. Eberle = R. Spooner,

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My goodness, we didn't need that last 5 or so minutes. Both goals came from brutal errors, I know Mcleod hasn't had a great series and was called on that high sticks in the first, but to do that was inexcusable. Had we not progressed we could have placed that play next to Steve Smith or even Patrik Stefan's.

However, we did what we had to do and win the game and series. It takes all kinds of wins to progress, and now we travel home feet up tomorrow and then go again...

Dallas we've got history with them, time to make some more.

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Awesome series win. I feel very good in my circles after beating Calgary and now Vancouver.

Probably shouldn’t have gone to 7 but oh well, down to the final four. Gets very tough from here. But we have the best two players in every series.



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Holloway, Carrick and Ceci had great games. The team defense bought in and although we sat on our heels after the 71 giveaway I loved the last 2 minutes. Pretty much just played a PK. Aggressive. Didn’t look for the empty net and just took control.

Bring on Dallas. A few days rest and this team can be marginally better than San Jose , or Dallas, or New York, or Florida.

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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 22:28

Holloway, Carrick and Ceci had great games. The team defense bought in and although we sat on our heels after the 71 giveaway I loved the 2 minutes. Pretty played a PK. Aggressive. Didn’t look for the empty net and just took control.

Bring on Dallas. A few days rest and this team can be marginally better than San Jose , or Dallas, or New York, or Florida.


I told you the PP would be vital in this game after Saturday!! GWG on the PP the first in 10 or so attempts. It wasn't pretty, but it was sure darn important.



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Not sure if a ‘like’ button is an option in this site, but I ‘loved’ this game.


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Georges Laraque @GeorgesLaraque

I told ya @Canucks fans and you didn’t wanna listen… You started the game waving the white towel, so here you go, you got your wishes! 😂🤣 Bring on these @DallasStars! Let’s GO @EdmontonOilers! 🔥🔥🔥



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 21:51

Georges Laraque @GeorgesLaraque

I told ya @Canucks fans and you didn’t wanna listen… You started the game waving the white towel, so here you go, you got your wishes! 😂🤣 Bring on these @DallasStars! Let’s GO @EdmontonOilers! 🔥🔥🔥



Thought the same thing as George.. I've always thought that it wasn't the most positive legacy symbol for a franchise to have.. waving a white flag (towel).. I know the original story behind it.. but putting a kid out at center ice to start the games, under a spotlight, hanging a white towel off a stick.. it looks like you're waving a white flag.. total negative waves man !

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Vancouver (Game #7) [message #834602 is a reply to message #834601 ]
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That last 5 mins...man. TOTALLY get what Mike was saying about feeling pissed off. My wife was so mad she couldn't watch it any more and went to bed lol. Holloway's line was the ONLY one that was still pushing. I was sure the Nucks were going to tie it up and send it to OT.

McDavid: Love ya man, but a shut down defensive juggernaut you are not. His best defense is when he's pushing the play in the offensive zone.

BRUTAL turnover by McLeod, but why on earth was Vinny flying the zone early there? Isn't it basic defensive play for the defenseman to hold the zone until the puck is out?

Just so happens that I'll be in Alberta at the time game 3 goes. I wonder if my brother-in-law still has his box for the playoffs. If so then hopefully he can get us tickets!

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Vancouver (Game #7) [message #834636 is a reply to message #834602 ]
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I was a center in junior a few levels down from the NHL and if I left the D zone before the puck, my ass woulda been tattooed to the bench for a few shifts after. Never mind a D man. Be curious to hear what Coffey said to him after? As a center I was expected to be on both sides of the puck depending on which way it was going so I'm not sure what he was thinking. This entire series Desharnais & Nurse haven't looked the same as they did vs LA. Not sure if it's injuries? Desharnais seems to be laboring. But I did enjoy him smearing Garland repeatedly tonight. That little man has a lot of energy and drive.

This teams puck pursuit on the D side of the puck can be infuriating as it's too lame at times. They picked it up on the PK lately it seems. I just like aggressive puck pressure like Vancouver always seems to have. That passive lay back and let them take it to you tactic I can't stand. Doesn't mean you send 2 guys in but the first guy has to be really aggressive as does the second man who has to read the play well. They looked so good the first 2 periods.

I really thought Tocchet got the most out of his players. At the beginning of the year I don't think anyone expected them to go as far as they did. But he has a 3-4 year shelf life like most coaches. See how it goes in Vancouver the next 3 years.

What surprised me more than anything was Winnipeg's poor showing in the playoffs.



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get 'US' tickets?! I'm so flattered you'd want to take us!


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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Vancouver (Game #7) [message #834593 is a reply to message #834545 ]
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Absolutely wild:

This is the first time in NHL history that three players on one team have 20+ points through the first two rounds of the postseason (Evan Bouchard 20, Connor McDavid 21, Leon Draisaitl 24

To put that into context, there have only been 4 postseasons in NHL history with 3 players with 20+ points in the first two rounds… across every team


Wow. Some playoff performers on this team. Hope the depth can find more ways to step up.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Vancouver (Game #7) [message #834594 is a reply to message #834593 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 21 May 2024 01:22

@Arda

Absolutely wild:

This is the first time in NHL history that three players on one team have 20+ points through the first two rounds of the postseason (Evan Bouchard 20, Connor McDavid 21, Leon Draisaitl 24

To put that into context, there have only been 4 postseasons in NHL history with 3 players with 20+ points in the first two rounds… across every team


Wow. Some playoff performers on this team. Hope the depth can find more ways to step up.


We have been so spoiled the last few years I think we forget sometimes what we are witnessing.



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oilfan94 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:30

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 21 May 2024 01:22

@Arda

Absolutely wild:

This is the first time in NHL history that three players on one team have 20+ points through the first two rounds of the postseason (Evan Bouchard 20, Connor McDavid 21, Leon Draisaitl 24

To put that into context, there have only been 4 postseasons in NHL history with 3 players with 20+ points in the first two rounds… across every team


Wow. Some playoff performers on this team. Hope the depth can find more ways to step up.


We have been so spoiled the last few years I think we forget sometimes what we are witnessing.


We will look back at this fondly. Hopefully with not the disappointment of 2006, but when I think back to that time I really only have good memories. Cup is tough to win. Enjoy every moment.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Vancouver (Game #7) [message #834600 is a reply to message #834597 ]
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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:53

oilfan94 wrote on Mon, 20 May 2024 23:30

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 21 May 2024 01:22

@Arda

Absolutely wild:

This is the first time in NHL history that three players on one team have 20+ points through the first two rounds of the postseason (Evan Bouchard 20, Connor McDavid 21, Leon Draisaitl 24

To put that into context, there have only been 4 postseasons in NHL history with 3 players with 20+ points in the first two rounds… across every team


Wow. Some playoff performers on this team. Hope the depth can find more ways to step up.


We have been so spoiled the last few years I think we forget sometimes what we are witnessing.


We will look back at this fondly. Hopefully with not the disappointment of 2006, but when I think back to that time I really only have good memories. Cup is tough to win. Enjoy every moment.


Unless they win the cup, most won't. A lot of fans seem to love living in a permanent state of misery with respect to this team, only offering negative viewpoints.



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Blows me away how fans who fancy themselves as educated think it's the coach telling the players to sit back.
Do I think the coach tells them to play smart, make sure you get pucks in deep for changes and don't fly the zone before your dman has the puck? Yes, 100%! I think the coach tells the players to play proper hockey. But do I think the coach instructs great puck movers like Bouchard or puck transporters like McD or Leon to flip the puck out of the zone or off the glass instead of making tape to tape? Hell freaking no. When you are in the lead protecting a lead, it's human instinct to not go for it as much as you would if you are chasing the game. If there is a loose puck and it's 50-50 to get it and if you don't, it's an odd man rush the other way. Late in the game, your instinct is to not go for it 100% because if you miss, you are screwed.

If any fan played any kind of remotely competitive sport in their life, where there is some level of incentive to win, no chance in hell did they not stick back to some degree when they were up to protect the lead. So enjoy the win, they are on to the conference finals for the second time in 3 years. It's a good team. Rather than nit pick the team, enjoy it for a rare time.



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