G26 2015-16: BRUINS AT OILERS

This is Leon Draisaitl. He came to training camp bound and determined to make the opening night roster, but they demoted him instead. Leon sulked a little, went to work, and has been punishing opponents non-stop for since returning. What a season!

IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER, YEAR OVER YEAR

  • Oilers in October 2014: 4-5-1
  • Oilers in October 2015: 4-8-0
  • Oilers in November 2014: 2-9-3
  • Oilers in November 2015: 4-7-2
  • Oilers in December 2014: 2-8-4
  • Oilers in December 2015: 0-0-0
  • Oilers after 25 in 2014-15: 6-15-4, 16 points (-36 GD)
  • Oilers after 25 in 2015-16: 8-15-2, 18 points (-15 GD)

The 26th game last year was a 3-2 OT loss to Winnipeg, as the Oilers stumbled toward Christmas. I remember this period being very trying for the entire fan base and the comments from this thread reflect it. The post itself has a somewhat similar feel, save for the fact no one is talking about firing the coach at this point.

  • Shots For Per Game This Season (Last Season) in All Situations: 28.7 (28.4)
  • Shots Against Per Game This Season (Last Season) 5×5: 29.3 (30.0)
  • Goals For Per Game This Season (Last Season) In All Situations: 2.44 (2.35)
  • Goals Against Per Game This Season (Last Season) 5×5: 3.08 (3.37)

All of the numbers are just a little better, you can see the Oilers climbing the mountain (going from -1.6 shots/60 to -.6 shots/60) but they need to keep pushing. I am hopeful the last 40 games of the year allow Edmonton to close the gap before April 2016.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

  • Elliotte Friedman: No doubt Chiarelli is going to perform major surgery. But he needs to hold more than Queen-high. Source

That is exactly it. The issue for Edmonton is they won’t trade their really good pieces and no one wants their under-performing players. As you’ll recall, I was singing the praises of GM Peter Chiarelli just a day ago about his steady guidance of the team through a difficult time, and his recognition of the spot he is in.

  • Chiarelli on making a trade to save the season: “It doesn’t mean that you won’t make a move, but the last thing you want, is to try and go out and force a move to shake things up. I’m not adverse to making moves and certainly I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last two weeks. But to think I have to go out and make a move because I have to shake things up, I think that’s the wrong way to approach it.” Source

That’s the play here, Edmonton is No. 30 overall now. The spot I think Chiarelli may covet, that last playoff spot in the Pacific division, is nine points away. If Edmonton gets there, it will be a miracle and there is no way this long shot team is worth a major deal. This sliver of hope is the definition of a distant bell, crazy crazy to even speak its name.

standings

On Monday night, Todd McLellan was pointed in his post-game comments and it was pretty obvious who he was unhappy with after a difficult performance.

  • “When I look at the trip as a whole, we had some key, key people really under-perform on the trip. Significant minus numbers, not hitting the score sheet. It can’t always be the (Leon-Hall line) that provides that.” Source

That seems pretty tame to my eye, but it is clear who is being called out. Bob Nicholson decided to double down on RNH and Jordan Eberle.

  • Bob Nicholson: ‘They are players that have been very good for our team. They haven’t performed this year. This last road trip, they haven’t been where they need to be for our team to be good.”

I am prepared to take issue with that statement, the underlined portion. Jordan Eberle is a somewhat different case, he is in fact struggling and fits the description. Nuge? The flu and the road trip aside, he appears to be right on target for another solid year.

Nuge has been very consistent over the years, even as he improved with each passing season. From 18 to today, you can find a lot of quality in every line.

nuge

When I hear management calling out the Nuge because they feel he hasn’t performed well this year, I begin to wonder. Bad week? Sure. Flu got him down? I hear it was a tough one.

If this window of subpar performance is enough for Peter Chiarelli to contemplate dealing RNH, I am going to suggest this is going to be a long decade. If this is calling out a player, I am going to suggest this was overkill. If this was a case of a manager going solo in a television studio, I am genuinely afraid for the future of this organization.

I would like to hold my own little media avail, if I may. Right now, here. I am far less confident in this management group than I was on Saturday. If they trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, they better be right. More than that, I am disappointed in the men running this team. They haven’t performed this year.

OILERS FORWARDS, 2015-16

oil forwards over season

The area of weakness for the Nuge-Pouliot-Eberle line is even strength scoring. A lot of that has to do with opponent and usage, any fool can see that just by watching the games and reading the post-game usage charts.

If you are asking me, I think the Oilers will eventually move on from Jordan Eberle, but that is down the line, perhaps summer. Not because he is a poor player, Eberle is a quality offensive player and that holds high value. This valley of struggle has a reason, we may not like it, or we may believe he should be farther along, but no one questions his ability to score when 100 percent.

Trading the Nuge, even in summer, is a foolish idea. The Oilers finally have depth and can bring along McDavid and Draisaitl without having to worry about them spending every night in the land of the Kopitars.

I sincerely believe that the events of yesterday have a lot to do with management pride and less to do with the performance of Nuge and Eberle. If Oilers management would like to blame someone, perhaps they can return to the events of summer when they stopped short of balance. I believe the Oilers will make the playoffs with a balanced roster, and trading RNH takes you away from that goal.

It has been a strange 48 hours. Reactionary management does that to you.

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  1. Pretendergast says:

    I see the Oiler announcers as very much like the Oilers. You always think they’ve reached the nadir of their profession, and yet every time without fail they find a new bar to sink to.

  2. Ice Sage says:

    A Bettman point out of this game would be a big deal. Despite being on the road, Bruins are actually more rested and will really up the press in the 3rd. Oilers need a bounce or 2 and more Nilsson heroics.

  3. Statsman says:

    Interesting tidbit

    There are 9 scouts from other NHL teams here

    Winnipeg with 3,

    Dallas, Florida, San Jose and the islanders are all represented

    Hmmmm.

  4. Protagonist says:

    Do the Oilers lead the league in breakaways against on the PP? Sometimes it feels like it.

  5. square_wheels says:

    No shot on goal for that PP, surprising.

  6. MrEd says:

    Someone tap Nurse to go and score a goal. I’d sure like him to settle in.

  7. Statsman says:

    square_wheels:
    Statsman,

    Face off circle ?

    Can’t state enough how poor we were on the road trip, lots of puck chasing in both zones.

    Bos-22 Edm-21

  8. Protagonist says:

    Loved the end of that shift. Hard pressure in the offensive zone, heads up play to take stock of the zone before dishing it, get it to the point and some traffic to the front of the net. That was a great coached shift right there.

  9. jp says:

    Man, Khaira remains dangerous.

    He’s looked worthy of a lineup spot for sure. Hope he can keep it up.

  10. flyfish1168 says:

    Gryba may get a call from head office

  11. Protagonist says:

    Hayes’s bucket was barely on there, you could see his chinstrap riding the front of his chin as he went into the boards. No wonder it popped off. If the lid doesn’t come off and make it look worse than it was I doubt that’s a penalty.

  12. Ice Sage says:

    Gryba knows what he’s doing – conjuring another shortie

  13. Younger Oil says:

    Missed a high stick on Gryba there, the bastard refs 😀

  14. Halfwise says:

    Protagonist:
    Hayes’s bucket was barely on there, you could see his chinstrap riding the front of his chin as he went into the boards. No wonder it popped off. If the lid doesn’t come off and make it look worse than it was I doubt that’s a penalty.

    And the high stick to Gryba’s face was not called, though Hall served 2 minutes for the same thing.

  15. hunter1909 says:

    Pretendergast:
    I see the Oiler announcers as very much like the Oilers. You always think they’ve reached the nadir of their profession, and yet every time without fail they find a new bar to sink to.

    lol

  16. square_wheels says:

    Statsman,

    Much better night against a very good FO team.

  17. hunter1909 says:

    jp:
    Man, Khaira remains dangerous.

    He’s looked worthy of a lineup spot for sure. Hope he can keep it up.

    Adrenaline, grasshopper. #kungfuOilers

  18. tcho says:

    I was worried about this one, but it’s been a fun game to watch. Oilers have played well.

  19. Aron_S says:

    My Sphincter/60 is at an all time high because I keep worrying that if Ebs/Nuge don’t score, the Oilers are about to make a really stupid trade.

    Edit: And Hendy!

  20. jp says:

    Haha, well that’s timely 3rd line scoring. Feels so weird!!

  21. Melvis says:

    Remenda. Even when he’s got nothing to say, he’s got nothing to say. I want a selective voice audio mute app for Xmas.

  22. Pretendergast says:

    Pretendergast:
    3 SCORING LINES!!!!

  23. stevezie says:

    23 and 55 are having themselves a game.

  24. lynn says:

    jp:
    Man, Khaira remains dangerous.

    He’s looked worthy of a lineup spot for sure. Hope he can keep it up.

    Khaira is close to being a key bottom-six player. Big, strong, motivated. Only twenty-one.

  25. dangilitis says:

    I love secondary scoring – and for the record, I don’t mean scoring from the 2nd line 🙂

  26. Ice Sage says:

    Jimi!!!!!!

  27. russ99 says:

    Nice that we have our third line playing as originally intended tonight.

  28. dangilitis says:

    4 pairings in 2 months:
    Hall-Draisaitl
    Eberle-RNH
    Yak-McDavid
    Hendricks-Letestu?

  29. doritogrande says:

    “Letestu and Hendricks on the powerplay”..Said every Oilers fan watching this game.

  30. hunter1909 says:

    Melvis:
    Remenda. Even when he’s got nothing to say, he’s got nothing to say. I want a selective voice audio mute app for Xmas.

    Even Remada gets dumbed down working with that Oilers play by play dude who’s been calling the games since Rod Philips left. I don’t get it, he’s a horrible announcer from a varsity cable tv league.

  31. Statsman says:

    square_wheels:
    Statsman,

    Much better night against a verygood FO team.

    Oil now ahead 29-22.

  32. russ99 says:

    Ugh this power play..

    Move your damn feet and move the puck if you’re going to give the goalie a clear look and then move in for rebound that never comes.

  33. Melvis says:

    C’mon boys, sew it up. That means you Nuge. Shove the Theatre of the Absurd up their asses.

  34. Captain's Log says:

    There is no excuse for that power play. Just pathetic

  35. Ice Sage says:

    russ99:
    Ugh this power play..

    Move your damn feet and move the puck if you’re going to give the goalie a clear look and then move in for rebound that never comes.

    Big bad bruins just corralling the delicate skilled Oilers in the corner for long stretches

  36. russ99 says:

    I get that McLellan wants them to get to a place where making the right play is second nature, but do we have to cycle all 60 minutes, even against the Kings and Bruins and even on the power play?

  37. Protagonist says:

    Oh don’t put up a stat about Edmonton’s historically bad streak about the Bruins SN. That’s just asking for some Oilers brand heartbreak.

  38. Mr. D. says:

    God we are SOFT!

  39. Protagonist says:

    Protagonist:
    Oh don’t put up a stat about Edmonton’s historically bad streak about the Bruins SN. That’s just asking for some Oilers brand heartbreak.

    *sigh*

  40. tcho says:

    Man. I’d sell a body part for a regulation win. Fucking Chara.

  41. Protagonist says:

    Iiro caught REALLY looking at that play. Look around for your mark!

  42. Zelepukin says:

    well that was inevitable. This is some sloppy fucking hockey.

  43. lynn says:

    Mr. D.:
    God we are SOFT!

    Name the players.

  44. hunter1909 says:

    This is Rob Schremp time.

  45. delooper says:

    C’mon Hendricks-Letetsu..

  46. Melvis says:

    No please, I don’t want to hear that hoary old cliche again. M—-l V—–y.

  47. hunter1909 says:

    delooper:
    C’mon Hendricks-Letetsu..

    Droll.

  48. Captain's Log says:

    The Oilers haven’t won a puck battle in 10 minutes

  49. doritogrande says:

    Different linemates, same -1 for RNH. Just sayin’.

  50. russ99 says:

    Live on the wall, die by the wall.

  51. hunter1909 says:

    With luck, I think Oilers can get this baby to overtime.

  52. Lowetide says:

    Ice the puck with 44 seconds left. THATS the ticket!!!

  53. Ice Sage says:

    That was so predictable. ‘Skill’ ain’t worth much if there isn’t the strength to free it up. Bruins showed that beautifully on that 2nd goal.

  54. Lowetide says:

    A point!!!!

  55. Lowetide says:

    doritogrande:
    Different linemates, same -1 for RNH. Just sayin’.

    I dont think arguing that Nuge had great linemates is a very strong argument.

  56. russ99 says:

    Good deal. Hope we can get the second one in OT or he shootout.

  57. Halfwise says:

    Game 5 in 8 nights, what’s left on the tank?

  58. Kitchener says:

    Alright – just tuned in and the Oil grabbed a point, maybe two.

    Woohoo – all the pessimists will be quiet tomorrow in the comments!

  59. Protagonist says:

    Ice Sage:
    I like the Oilers 4 vs 4

    The question is do you like them 3 v 3?

  60. russ99 says:

    Lowetide,

    He really hasn’t been the same since he was with Hall – Drai but I’m sure the flu had something to do with that.

    Just shocking that the Pou – RNH – Ebs line hasn’t been effective this year when being so good last year.

  61. Protagonist says:

    Chara is very mobile for such a big man.

  62. flyfish1168 says:

    Martin Marincin +1 with 13:34 est
    phaneuf -4 with 11:04 est

    Martin only + player tonight on leafs

  63. Protagonist says:

    Pretty play off the board by Draisaitl. I think he’s thinking the game much quicker now.

  64. Professor Q says:

    This is so stressful.

  65. Professor Q says:

    This is not a bad call, Mr. Commentator.

  66. russ99 says:

    Oh man so close.

  67. rich says:

    Ok, if you think the Oil broadcasters are bad, Jack Edwards and the Bruins color guys are brutal.

    They can’t believe a penalty was just called. Refs are terrible. Blah, Blah. Cry me a river.

  68. stevezie says:

    Edwards cannot believe the call

  69. Protagonist says:

    Someone get the number of that freaking snake. Holy cow.

  70. russ99 says:

    The whole problem with the PP is nobody is moving.

  71. Protagonist says:

    russ99:
    The whole problem with the PP is nobody is moving inwards.

    Fixed that for you.

  72. Lowetide says:

    russ99:
    Lowetide,

    He really hasn’t been the same since he was with Hall – Drai but I’m sure the flu had something to do with that.

    Just shocking that the Pou – RNH – Ebs line hasn’t been effective this year when being so good last year.

    When you are dealing with really talented players, you just play them. Theyll come out of it.

  73. Ice Sage says:

    Protagonist:
    Someone get the number of that freaking snake. Holy cow.

    33 in white

  74. russ99 says:

    Cmon Oil, we want the point.

  75. saddleblazer says:

    Trade Eberle!

  76. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAint'sSo! says:

    Nice shot

  77. jp says:

    Wonderful goal!!! (if a little soft)

  78. flyfish1168 says:

    wow what a shot Jordan

  79. jp says:

    So far so good Nilsson.

  80. Professor Q says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  81. jp says:

    So God Damn nice to get that win!!

  82. Protagonist says:

    Oilers win! Good game by Nilsson and the 4th line tonight. The rest of the team was present, but not scoring. Good team effort for a lot of what I was watching.

  83. stevezie says:

    M’boy Ebs got wiked hands

  84. Professor Q says:

    See? Bad feeling. A win. :p

  85. D says:

    Nilsson is iceman.

  86. jp says:

    Nilsson seems pretty good at this.

    And nice game overall!

    Goaltending!!

    And depth scoring!!!

  87. russ99 says:

    I’ll take a win against Boston anytime.

  88. Protagonist says:

    Rask looks like he should be a 50s villain in some sci-fi movie.

  89. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAint'sSo! says:

    That was an entertaining game. There were some very bad parts but also some good ones.

    First game after a big road trip is a toughie and overall I would say they met the challenge.

    Nuge will get one. So will Eberle.

    3rd line scoring… What a great idea!

  90. Gerta Rauss says:

    Might be the biggest win of the season. An emotional victory made even sweeter by the contributions from the bottom 6

  91. jp says:

    stevezie:
    Edwards cannot believe the call

    He was equally shocked at the first Gryba penalty. They’ve been a pretty good crew overall.

  92. Quinlan says:

    I know this might be early… but do the Edmonton Oilers have a starting goaltender???? What’s going on Anders?!

    Another stolen game?

    Go Oilers!

    Whooot!

  93. sliderule says:

    Oilers outhit them 18-14 and won more than their share of puck battles.

    That’s how you win hockey games

  94. Lowetide says:

    sliderule:
    Oilers outhit them 18-14 and won more than their share of puck battles.

    That’s how you win hockey games

    I liked the forecheck and contesting plays. Make them make good passes, cut down on their time to make decisions. Did a good job of that imo.

  95. Quinlan says:

    Bob Nicholson throws Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins under the bus on national television.

    Matt Hendricks and Mark Letestu carry the team to victory, THE VERY NEXT DAY!

    Only one conclusion….

    Bob Nicholson is a genius.

  96. geowal says:

    Well after that I feel a little better about my tickets for Friday not selling and deciding to suck it up and drive up QEII and give the spare ticket to a friend in exchange for a place to crash, weather looks good for the drive so why not. Hopefully I feel the same way come Saturday, sans pending hangover..

  97. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Nilsson up to a .915 on the season, eating Talbot’s lunch.

    Need some scoring from the top 6 and for the entire 2nd line to become healthy

  98. tcho says:

    Quinlan:

    Another stolen game?

    Seemed a pretty 50/50 game to me. Not sure how Nilsson “stole” it. Will be interested to see Staples scoring chance data, and CF though.

  99. Lowetide says:

    40-56 EVEN Corsi, 42 percent. Lots of good performances, lots of luck and weird calls going our way for once. The big thing? 9-15-2.

  100. tcho says:

    Lowetide,

    Wow. Thanks for that, LT. That’s weird. Seemed a lot more even up to me (and my normal bias is against the Oilers… what’s happening to me?)

  101. Quinlan says:

    tcho: Seemed a pretty 50/50 game to me. Not sure how Nilsson “stole” it. Will be interested to see Staples scoring chance data, and CF though.

    The shots were pretty close. Rask was very good. But I think 38/40 with several high danger saves has got to qualify. My take was that Boston got the better chances, especially in the last 6 minutes or so of regulation.

    Regardless of whether it qualifies as a stolen game or not, we’re still talking about an Oiler goalie who is on a really nice streak of ‘starter’ performances. That’s pretty cool.

  102. tcho says:

    Quinlan:

    Regardless of whether it qualifies as a stolen game or not, we’re still talking about an Oiler goalie who is on a really nice streak of ‘starter’ performances. That’s pretty cool.

    Indeed. NHL average save %! Unicorns! Parades! Beer!

  103. OilersShotClock says:

    I’m ready to see Hendricks on the first line again.

  104. Quinlan says:

    tcho,

    Glass half full. Mediocrity = progress.

  105. G Money says:

    sliderule:
    Oilers outhit them 18-14 and won more than their share of puck battles.

    That’s how you win hockey games

    Right, hits.

    I’m sure the goalie pitching a .950 against 40 shots (not to mention stopping all shots in the shootout) has nothing to do with it.

  106. G Money says:

    Shot data up: https://oilersnerdalert.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/g26-2015-12-02-oilers-vs-beantowners-shot-and-distance-data/

    If you don’t think Nilsson was the star of that game, you may want to look at the ‘shots against’ rink maps, and take a gander at exactly how many point blank shots Nilsson stopped.

  107. AsiaOil says:

    Sounds like you are starting to warm up to him G. He was the best goalie in TC and it would have been foolish to send him down in favor of Scrivens. That said – expecting this level of play over a full season in a starters role would be wildly optimistic. TOR still going strong in their bizarre plan to destroy a quality young starter – buy low is all I can say.

    G Money:
    Shot data up: https://oilersnerdalert.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/g26-2015-12-02-oilers-vs-beantowners-shot-and-distance-data/

    If you don’t think Nilsson was the star of that game, you may want to look at the ‘shots against’ rink maps, and take a gander at exactly how many point blank shots Nilsson stopped.

  108. Gerta Rauss says:

    TMac post game audio

    http://oilers.nhl.com/club/podcastplayer.htm?pid=98&iid=52991

    -An excellent game. There’s no other way to put it.He’s played that way for a long time now..a good night for both goaltenders

    -I thoughy physically we were more in tune with what our opponents were throwing at us, and we accepted the challenge

    -I can see Darnell standing up before his name is called- that’s a sign of a guy that is confident and is ready to go. He wants to be on the ice. Whereas, some guys that aren’t real sure of themselves kind of wait for their name to be called, he’s already half way up and his ass isn’t on the bench any more, he’s playing like that..good for him.

  109. G Money says:

    AsiaOil,

    C’mon man, I was *never* “cold” to Nilsson. I thought it was ridiculous to anoint him a starter based on a few good preseason games, not to mention his short-but-poor NHL history. That’s not on him, that’s on the decision makers. They were the target of my ire.

    That will never change. It’s a terrible basis for making a decision.

    But he’s certainly pulled up his game the last few weeks. Five of his last six games have been outstanding. I give him credit where credit is due. And he was the best player on the ice tonight for either team.

    This is the second game in recent days where I have kvetched because Nilsson was not given his proper due. The last was against Pittsburgh, where Nilsson was clearly the reason for salvaging a win, and didn’t even get a star. At least this time he got a star, even if it was second.

    And yes, it would be foolish to assume he’ll keep this level the whole season. He’s now at .915, which is a decidedly average number. This game doesn’t count any more than one of his lousy games. It’s just fresher in the ol’ noggin.

    He’s now a career .903 NHL goalie. There’s an asterisk beside his early games due to rumours of sickness, but they also are what they are. Needs another 20 games of solid performance before I’ll believe he could be legit starter material.

  110. hunter1909 says:

    MacT has got a lot of nerve, sitting next to Chiarelli watching tonight’s game.

    A LOT of nerve.

  111. Lois Lowe says:

    I thought Nilsson was really fighting the puck tonight. Lots of awkward rebounds, lost pucks, and belly flopping. He clearly won the game for the Oilers, but not because he was at his best.

  112. Lowetide says:

    I for one am glad that G Money finally embraced Nilsson as his lord and saviour. 🙂

  113. SwedishPoster says:

    Good effort. A lot of try out there. And sometimes that’s enough to win. The team isn’t playing very good hockey though. The passing game is abysmal which leads to crappy breakouts and useless zone entries. A lot of early and unstructured dump ins, which in itself leads to an uneffective forecheck. Very few controlled zone entries and that is really hurting the offense.

  114. Kmart99 says:

    G Money: Right, hits.

    I’m sure the goalie pitching a .950 against 40 shots (not to mention stopping all shots in the shootout) has nothing to do with it.

    It was all those bits that took the mustard off Boston’s shots. Don’t u know anything?! Jeez 😉

  115. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    1-0 to start second 25 game stretch. Go Oilers go.

  116. Yeti says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”:
    1-0 to start second 25 game stretch. Go Oilers go.

    Can we quit now while we are ahead?

  117. ruotsalainen says:

    “I can see Darnell stand up before his name is called”
    -Todd McLellan on Darnell Nurse

    What a great quote that perfectly sums up Nurse.

  118. jp says:

    G Money: Right, hits.

    I’m sure the goalie pitching a .950 against 40 shots (not to mention stopping all shots in the shootout) has nothing to do with it.

    Does the NHL track hit location and velocity? Maybe you could start including it in your analysis.

  119. PhrankLee says:

    One day closer to McHealing.

    That game fell under the category of grateful-we-pulled-it-off-and-didn’t-collapse-well-not-entirely-thank-gord.

    A very sweet 2 points.

    God I needed that. First time iv’e seen Eberle seem vulnerable to pressure in any way. Glad he roofed that first one under the lights and cameras. I give Rask all the credit he deserves but the open net needs to be scored on by Eberle.

    Thanks LT you’re the best at this.

  120. vishcosity says:

    Again I saw clear 2 – 1 – 2 structure for most of the night. They so often look like a X on the ice with the whole thing moving as a unit. Like if there were four equal sized strings between them, they could move together fine. Unit. Team. Kinda fun for me to watch.

    Nuge had his try hat on all night. He was throwing his body into the fire. Ebs too. Reckless abandon. Especially hard after missing time for an injury.

    Lowetide you said yesterday that you didn’t know what to think about all these US shootings lately. And you said that you were looking for new ways to wear tin foil. So here’s this: if photos of this chica appear in San Bernadino, would you then possibly start to have a possible idea about what might be possibly going on (as horrific as the obvious consequences would be):
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204908268046769&set=p.10204908268046769&type=3&theater

  121. russ99 says:

    OilersShotClock:
    I’m ready to see Hendricks on the first line again.

    I’m not. We got a good game out of Letestu and Korpkoski.

    He needs to stay there to make it a viable third line.

  122. Ca$h-McMoney! says:

    vishcosity,

    There was at least 1 crying brunette girl between the ages of 25 and 35 at each event?

    Stop the presses.

  123. sliderule says:

    G Money,

    Hits are a measure of battle level.

    Listen to Tmac

  124. theres oil in virginia says:

    PhrankLee: I give Rask all the credit he deserves but the open net needs to be scored on by Eberle.

    If the goalie makes the save, is it an open net?

  125. theres oil in virginia says:

    SwedishPoster:
    Good effort. A lot of try out there. And sometimes that’s enough to win. The team isn’t playing very good hockey though. The passing game is abysmal which leads to crappy breakouts and useless zone entries. A lot of early and unstructured dump ins, which in itself leads to an uneffective forecheck. Very few controlled zone entries and that is really hurting the offense.

    Still a good deal of “puck fumbling” too.

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