G75 2016-17: AVALANCHE AT OILERS

The Edmonton Oilers are now driving toward clinching a playoff spot and that could come as early as Tuesday. Added to that major news item is the possibility of pushing up the Pacific Division standings as teams ahead and behind sputter. Connor McDavid has a chance to win the scoring title and is approaching other-worldy, Leon Draisaitl is the Mannheim Steamroller (Mozart) and Cam Talbot is the best goalie in town since Dwayne Roloson. The interesting thing about this WC playoff season is there is just one power (‘Hawks) and seven teams who appear to be capable of beating each other any given hockey night. In a case of that kind, the best player on the ice can have an enormous impact. The scene is set for a very interesting spring.

 GATEWAY TO THE NORTH, YEAR OVER YEAR

  • Oilers in October 2015: 4-8-0, goal differential -7
  • Oilers in October 2016: 7-2-0, goal differential +10
  • Oilers in November 2015: 4-7-2, goal differential -6
  • Oilers in November 2016: 5-8-2 goal differential -3
  • Oilers in December 2015: 7-6-1, goal differential -9
  • Oilers in December 2016: 7-2-5, goal differential +3
  • Oilers in January 2016: 4-5-2, goal differential -5
  • Oilers in January 2017: 9-4-1, goal differential +8
  • Oilers in February 2016: 3-8-2, goal differential -18
  • Oilers in February 2017: 6-6-0, goal differential -2
  • Oilers in March 2016: 8-8-0, goal differential +5
  • Oilers in March 2017: 6-3-1, goal differential +10
  • Oilers after 74, 2015-16: 29-38-7, goal differential -38
  • Oilers after 74, 2016-17: 40-25-9, goal differential +26
The Oilers lost 3-2 to Colorado in G75 a year ago. If the Oilers win tonight, it will mean the club will have won seven or more games in a month for the first time since January . Edmonton has a chance to pass 90 points this evening, first time since 2005-06. A win tonight (possibly) sets up a possible wild night in this city on Tuesday.

 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MARCH

  • At home to: Detroit, NY Islanders, Pittsburgh, Montreal (Expected: 2-2-0) (Actual 1-2-1)
  • At home to: Dallas, Boston, Vancouver, Los Angeles (Expected: 3-1-0) (Actual 4-0-0)
  • On the road to: Anaheim, Colorado (Expected: 1-1-0) (Actual: 1-1-0)
  • At home to: Colorado, Los Angeles, San Jose (Expected 1-1-1) (Actual: 0-0-0)
  • Overall expected result: 7-5-1, 15 points in 13 games
  • Current results: 6-3-1, 13 points in 10 games

After years of losing, the Oilers have been pretty good at delivering 1.2 points-per-game. They have been very consistent throughout 2016-17, save November. This isn’t a Stanley team, but there are players on the current Oilers club carving out their future roles in this important early time.

LAST 10 GAMES (forwards)

  1. Connor McDavid 10, 5-10-15
  2. Leon Draisaitl 10, 3-12-15
  3. Milan Lucic 10, 4-4-8
  4. Patrick Maroon 10, 5-3-8
  5. Jordan Eberle 10, 3-4-7
  6. Zack Kassian 10, 2-3-5
  7. Drake Caggiuala 7, 1-3-4
  8. David Desharnais 10, 2-2-4
  9. RNH 10, 2-2-4
  10. Mark Letestu 10, 2-1-3
  11. Benoit Pouliot 8, 2-1-3
  12. Anton Slepyshev 4, 1-1-2
  13. Matt Hendricks 6, 0-0-0
  14. Iiro Pakarinen 3, 0-0-0
  15. Jujhar Khaira 2, 0-0-0

The forwards have scored 32 goals in the last 10 games, a handsome total. The top line (McDavid with Leon and Maroon) has scored 13 of those goals and the second line (Lucic-Nuge-Eberle) has nine tallies. Good production through this period, with the 3line (Pouliot-Desharnais-Kassian) potting six and the 4line (Caggiula-Letestu-Slepyshev-Hendricks) with four. Some of that is on the power play, but this has been a solid 10-game performance.

LAST 10 GAMES (defense)

  1. Andrej Sekera 10, 1-5-6
  2. Darnell Nurse 10, 1-2-3
  3. Kris Russell 8, 0-3-3
  4. Oscar Klefbom 10, 1-1-2
  5. Adam Larsson 10, 1-1-2
  6. Matt Benning 7, 0-1-1
  7. Eric Gryba 5, 0-0-0

One of the things we will talk about a lot during the RE series is increased scoring from the defense this season. The defensemen scored 24 goals a year ago, and this year (with games remaining) that total has reached 29. Last year the team had one 30-point blue (Sekera) and have doubled it this year (Sekera, Klefbom). One of the key elements of Thursday’s third period came when Sekera and Klefbom engaged and joined the play.

LAST 10 GAMES (goalies)

  1. Cam Talbot 10 (5-3-1) 2.49, .918
  2. Laurent Brossoit 2 (1-0-0) 1.00 1.000

Cam Talbot had an unusual road trip but it allowed the team to get comfortable with Laurent Brossoit. I think the better bet is to play LB tonight, but Todd McLellan’s pick for goalie every night has been fairly consistent.

Gustavsson’s highlight happened in the minors, but good for him and he is quietly saving his minor league season with a strong run (now possessing a .920SP in Bakersfield). As for JP, a nice run here has his NHLE at 82gp, 15-21-36. For comparison, Mikko Rantanen’s NHLE last year was 82gp, 20-30-50. Puljujarvi is six months younger than Rantanen was at the same time he was playing his AHL season.

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU (OOO-HOO-OOO-OO)

Connor McDavid changes everything and it is interesting (and at times frightening) to see how this team performs when he is on and off the ice. Here are CMD’s numbers w/wo each of the three goalies:

  • McDavid with Talbot (52.2); McDavid w/o Talbot (56.5); Talbot w/o McDavid (47.8).
  • McDavid with Gus (57.8); McDavid w/o Gus (52.3); Gus w/o McDavid (54.2)
  • McDavid with LB (54.6); McDavid w/o LB (52.6); LB w/o McDavid (46.0)

The numbers for McDavid with Talbot and Talbot without McDavid are equal to one year ago. As Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com shows, the big difference from last to this is McDavid when apart from Talbot (48.3 to 56.5 this year).

Bottom line? You are watching two different teams. When McDavid is on the ice, the Oilers are a power, extremely dangerous at 5×5. What’s more, they are more dangerous than a year ago, the sweat is getting more pronounced for opponents.

When McDavid is off the ice (and Talbot on), the world is flat. Edmonton hasn’t improved without McDavid year over year (47.7 to 47.8). I have seen a lot of folks pointing to that number as proof the Oilers aren’t getting better, but I’m surprised they haven’t slud (thanks Dizzy Dean) in year one without Taylor Hall. Depends on your perspective I guess. Note: I am not suggesting Taylor Hall is a bad bad man, nor commenting on his ability or personality. I am talking numbers and my reaction to them. I don’t hate Taylor Hall, or Adam Larsson. I am beginning to wonder about you, however. 🙂

MAROON

Congratulations to Patrick Maroon for being named the Oilers’ candidate for the Masterton Trophy. He is a strong candidate in my opinion, and could be one of several winners come summertime. After a long drought (1990 for a major award) it appears we are about to see an invasion of fine silver in this northern town. Good to see and congratulations to Patrick Maroon.

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  1. hunter1909 says:

    If only they’d scored on that power play.

  2. BONE207 says:

    hunter1909:
    If only they’d scored on that power play.

    Why do you hate empty net goals???

  3. Ice Sage says:

    Yak Efron:
    Couture out, eh?

    Sharks looking like the preferred matchup

  4. jzed says:

    Pass the damn puck!

  5. spoiler says:

    The Wave is never a good sign

  6. leadfarmer says:

    So we’re 12-7-1 in the last 19 games? That’s impressive.

  7. BONE207 says:

    I noticed Kassian trying fancy shit every shift. What a confident guy

  8. Rebilled says:

    Leoncredible.

  9. spoiler says:

    Incredibly smart delay by Drai through the neutral zone.

  10. Captain's Log says:

    leadfarmer:
    So we’re 12-7-1 in the last 19 games?That’s impressive.

    The Oilers are so good they can play more games than are on the schedule…

  11. npanciroli says:

    Honestly, fix the damn ice. You have the most exciting hockey player on the planet.

  12. Pouzar says:

    Leon is making passes that I don’t even see. *gulp*

  13. BONE207 says:

    Captain’s Log: The Oilers are so good they can play more games than are on the schedule…

    Epic at math.

  14. treevojo says:

    2 important things left.

    1. Win the game.

    2. Get mcdavid at least another point.

  15. spoiler says:

    Cassie is too “nice”.

  16. Gerta Rauss says:

    A 3rd goal here would be swell

  17. treevojo says:

    Cagey

  18. Ice Sage says:

    Drake owns Denver

  19. BONE207 says:

    Woohooo

  20. jzed says:

    Caggs is feeling it!

  21. spoiler says:

    Calvin robbes 97… Ca Jewels!!!

  22. Lowetide says:

    Caggiula scored.

  23. Ice Sage says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    A 3rd goal here would be swell

    We are swollen!!!!

  24. Todd Macallan says:

    Started from the bottom, now we’re here!

  25. SK Oiler Fan says:

    PP has looked good tonight.

  26. Captain's Log says:

    Atta be boys!

  27. Professor Q says:

    Landeskog is laughing in disbelief.

  28. BornInAGretzkyJersey says:

    That’s Nuge making other people better.

  29. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Benning… oh boy…

  30. The Original JDI says:

    Caggs = Pisani?

    #bloodlines

  31. spoiler says:

    not good

  32. BONE207 says:

    Ouch Benning…blocking while checking

  33. npanciroli says:

    Fuck

  34. Pouzar says:

    *********************************************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. StixMalone says:

    Doesn’t look good…

  36. Professor Q says:

    Todd is not happy at all.

  37. hunter1909 says:

    Somewhere buried in the AHL Reinhart just smiled.

  38. BeerMe says:

    Definitely broken

  39. SK Oiler Fan says:

    Fk. Right in the top of the knee.

  40. Zelepukin says:

    Faccccck.

  41. Pouzar says:

    Man I hope it’s a deep bruise but I don’t like his chances.

  42. spoiler says:

    So how’s the ice, Mr. Katz?

  43. hunter1909 says:

    I love 2 goal leads.

  44. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Let’s hope Benning will be ok… hopefully nothing’s broken… especially so close to the playoffs…

  45. BornInAGretzkyJersey says:

    “Connor McDavid has an assist tonight, not much more. His team leads, 3-1.”
    Colorado commentators.

  46. Pouzar says:

    The Original JDI:
    Caggs =Pisani?

    #bloodlines

    I don’t even know who you are anymore!

  47. hunter1909 says:

    Draisaitl looks like he be a Tiger tank out there.

    Leon “Tank”

    Leon “Panzer” (in German)

  48. BONE207 says:

    spoiler:
    So how’s the ice, Mr. Katz?

    It’s not the ice Mr. Spoiler…we use superball technology in our pucks. Here…have a valium.

  49. hunter1909 says:

    Nice, relaxed 2 goal lead with less than 10 minutes left – what can possibly go wrong?

  50. jzed says:

    AVS forward picked him so he couldn’t front shot, kid got a shit deal. Someone run Booshameman and make me feel better.

  51. treevojo says:

    hunter1909:
    Somewhere buried in the AHL Reinhart just smiled.

    Until Mark Fayne reminded him about the lefty righty situation.

  52. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    I almost don’t care about the game amymore… just want to know if Benning will be ok..

  53. BONE207 says:

    Colorado really should learn to share the puck

  54. The Original JDI says:

    Pouzar: I don’t even know who you are anymore!

    Just keep your eyes on Leon’s passes.

  55. treevojo says:

    Apparently cbc didn’t see the game on Thursday.

  56. The Original JDI says:

    Alright Brossoit stop.

  57. BONE207 says:

    Bro Swat with a lovely save.

  58. Lowetide says:

    Nuge scored.

  59. --hudson-- says:

    That’s a good looking pp. lots of movement and chances

  60. BONE207 says:

    Connor wants a point. Someone give it to him….NUGEY

  61. Android says:

    He’s a Witch!

  62. treevojo says:

    Such a bust.

  63. spoiler says:

    The Golden Nugget

  64. Pouzar says:

    Nuge B!tches!

  65. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Wow… that was a pretty effective pp…

  66. Ice Sage says:

    Nice goal by Nuge. Some balance in the scoring tonight.

  67. The Original JDI says:

    That goal was NUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!

    I’m a supporter.

  68. Gerta Rauss says:

    Love the Nuge..!

  69. treevojo says:

    Maybe Colorado will pull their goalie for a few more goals.

  70. hunter1909 says:

    RNH scores?

  71. BONE207 says:

    BONE207:
    Connor wants a point. Someone give it to him….NUGEY

    Ok 97 doesnt score but 93+4 score

  72. Professor Q says:

    That Nuge is Huge.

  73. Side says:

    Remember when people were screaming for Woodcroft to be fired for coaching a bad PP unit?

    Remember when people this season were saying the Oilers are a boring team playing boring hockey?

    Good times.

  74. Jaxon says:

    Interesting Spencer Foo trivia that may help in convincing him to come to Edmonton. He played with Craig MacTavish’s son, Sean in Bantam AAA and Midget AAA, and they were the leading scorers so quite likely linemates, so they may still be close.

  75. Professor Q says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    Let’s hope Benning will be ok… hopefully nothing’s broken… especially so close to the playoffs…

    We need him to have as many caps as possible, indeed.

    In both medical and football terms…

  76. npanciroli says:

    Really don’t want to see Gryba in playoffs.

  77. StixMalone says:

    Side:
    Remember when people were screaming for Woodcroft to be fired for coaching a bad PP unit?

    Remember when people this season were saying the Oilers are a boring team playing boring hockey?

    Good times.

    It’s still a predictable power play…..

  78. treevojo says:

    Just your average third line centre at best.

  79. Lowetide says:

    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

  80. Ice Sage says:

    Man do the Avs look like the Oil of old.
    Play like they deserve better but something un-clicks most games.
    Less than the sum of their top-pick parts.

  81. Professor Q says:

    Lowetide:
    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

    I’m sorry?

  82. Gerta Rauss says:

    npanciroli:
    Really don’t want to see Gryba in playoffs.

    Fayne..?

  83. hunter1909 says:

    Oilers 2016-17 Death March Update(in game):

    Oilers are going to defeat the Colorado Avalanche no question about that.

    Oilers now rise up to the giddy heights of FIRST PLACE in their division in late March.

    Death March geniuses for tonight, all who predicted the correct amount of points at 99 are:

    _ Gordies Elbow

    _ Shane

    _ Cahoon

    _ Oil Hub

    _ Zelepukin

    _ Mr Sakich

    _ Stush 18

    _ Judged Rude

    _ Nate 780

    First place in the Pacific Division with games vs their nearest rivals it doesn’t get better than this, folks.

  84. Android says:

    Professor Q,

    I think it’s Laleggia, Lander(?) and Oesterle.

  85. BONE207 says:

    Lowetide:
    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

    Is that Lola’s son???

  86. Yak Efron says:

    Lowetide:
    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

    You’re making me dizzy.

  87. hunter1909 says:

    The final minute is like watching the teams trading places. Oilers don’t usually beat anyone like this.

  88. spoiler says:

    Lowetide:
    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

    …from the Trap-eze?

  89. hunter1909 says:

    Ok guys. I might have that whisky lol

    4-1 yay

  90. spoiler says:

    hunter1909: Oilers are going to defeat the Colorado Avalanche no question about that.

    So Bob Cole posts as Hunter?

  91. Gerta Rauss says:

    That’s a big win

    Not a masterpiece, but it’s a win

  92. npanciroli says:

    Gerta Rauss,

    I actually like this idea.

  93. hunter1909 says:

    StixMalone: It’s still a predictable power play…..

    Yeah. McDavid gets the puck and runs it like a general. Best power play in hockey.

  94. hunter1909 says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    That’s a big win

    Not a masterpiece, but it’s a win

    It’s a reverse masterpiece where the losers console themselves with crumbs.

  95. The Original JDI says:

    Ice Sage: Man do the Avs look like the Oil of old.

    I thought Kass’ goal in Colorado was a very ‘lost decade’ Oiler goal against.

  96. Jaxon says:

    “Kept the rebounds to a minimum”, while every clip they showed had a huge rebound. Might want to talk with the guys in the truck about that highlight reel.

  97. hunter1909 says:

    spoiler: So Bob Cole posts as Hunter?

    Watch it Spoiler. That might be racism.

  98. hunter1909 says:

    The Original JDI: I thought Kass’ goal in Colorado was a very ‘lost decade’ Oiler goal against.

    Like watching an old Oilers v Sakic Avalanche throttling, where the Oilers played around the perimeter all night with the Avs routinely scoring a few goals here and there, seemingly at will unless the Lowe+MacT Oilers played their little hearts out.

    Possibly Rob Schremp scored one of his multiple assists during his 4 game call up against the Avs.

  99. SK Oiler Fan says:

    Ice Sage:
    Man do the Avs look like the Oil of old.
    Play like they deserve better but something un-clicks most games.
    Less than the sum of their top-pick parts.

    Nailed it. Can have all the top pick F studs you want , but shite D = Shite team
    Their 3rd periods are awful

  100. Gerta Rauss says:

    I think for Benning it’s a charlie horse/bone bruise best case scenario, worst case scenario it’s the knee cap

  101. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    San Jose in free fall

    All three of the Flames goals went in off of a St Louis Blue player

    Connor and Leon each on seven game point streaks

    LB with a good showing

    Sucks for Benning, but lets wait and see before getting worked up

  102. spoiler says:

    hunter1909: Watch it Spoiler. That might be racism.

    I think I’m going to need a government grant to study that, lol.

  103. BONE207 says:

    First place with socal teams in March. Beats the shit out of draft watches in November. Joy in Dustville

  104. Yak Efron says:

    Brossoit is as hard to pronounce as Gagne is to spell.

  105. Todd Macallan says:

    hunter1909:
    Ok guys. I might have that whisky lol

    4-1 yay

    On this blog, we need more specifics on the chosen whiskey. Please and thank you.

  106. hunter1909 says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    I think for Benning it’s a charlie horse/bone bruise best case scenario, worst case scenario it’s the knee cap

    I’m always blasé when it’s a bottom pairing defenseman, lol.

  107. Pouzar says:

    #FreeGus

    Jonas Gustavsson, in March:
    5-2-0; 1.51 GAA, .950 sv%

  108. BONE207 says:

    Eichel with 2 goals tonight for the 10th time. Can we redo that draft???

  109. hunter1909 says:

    Todd Macallan: On this blog, we need more specifics on the chosen whiskey. Please and thank you.

    Where I drink it’s spelled whisky, is single malt 10 year old Scotch whisky.

    That guarantees that it’s the real stuff, and not the “blended” variety which is not blended with anything much other than 40% grain alcohol – basically acting as the “GM food” of the whisky world.

    It costs money though. And I personally wouldn’t recommend anyone try it.

  110. BONE207 says:

    Pouzar:
    #FreeGus

    Jonas Gustavsson, in March:
    5-2-0; 1.51 GAA, .950 sv%

    What was his sts%? (Saw the shot)

  111. N64 says:

    BONE207: First place with socal teams in March

    Pikes Peak ahead. 5 games stretch with the California teams.

    (San Jose is not socal)

  112. Pouzar says:

    BONE207:
    Eichel with 2 goals tonight for the 10th time. Can we redo that draft???

    Dylan Strome isn’t walking through that door.

  113. who says:

    So, if the Benning injury is serious, Gryba is now a full time starter. I like the player, but is anyone else missing Davidson right now.
    We traded our defensive depth for a third line center who has taken a dumb penalty in the last two games and had a horrible giveaway that almost made the score 3-2 tonight.
    On a positive note give us more of Cassie doing color. She is a huge improvement over most of the color guys I have heard in the last few years. Understands the game and can string a couple of sentences together.

  114. Pouzar says:

    Edmonton Oilers‏Verified account @EdmontonOilers 1m1 minute ago
    More
    “He looked pretty darn good. He’s been walking around. He’s got a welt.” Coach McLellan with positive news on @mbennzzzz’s status

  115. BONE207 says:

    N64: . Pikes Peak ahead5 games stretch with the California teams.

    (San Jose is not socal)

    Sorry…should be SOAL (south of Alberta)

  116. treevojo says:

    I hope chiarelli shows up to the interview in full track attire.

    Announces that his goal was to build a boring hockey team.

    You know the kinda team tied for 1st in the pacific.

    You know the kinda team that is third in goals for and goal differential in the west.

    You know the kinda team that nobody in the west wants to play against.

  117. npanciroli says:

    Pouzar,

    Praise the lord!

  118. The Original JDI says:

    Well that tie is almost a track suit.

  119. tcho says:

    Stats back up what my eye told me – not a pretty game for the Oil:

    CF: 34.94%
    FF: 41.51%
    HDCF%: 38.46%

    (All via naturalstattrick)

  120. Yak Efron says:

    So who had 85 points in the Hunter pool? One of them is Chia.

  121. jimmers2 says:

    Lowetide:
    Gerrard Leggabridgida (18) (Landon Antropolous, Jamcan Oesterity) 3-1

    Oh oh… LT broke open the Absinthe…

  122. BONE207 says:

    Pouzar: Dylan Strome isn’t walking through that door.

    I was thinking Jacob Larsson so we can have the Larsson tag team D.

  123. npanciroli says:

    Yak Efron,

    I really want to see the full list.

  124. OriginalPouzar says:

    StixMalone: It’s still a predictable power play…..

    Predictable that it will score goals at a higher rate than 25 other teams.

  125. Captain's Log says:

    Jaxon:
    “Kept the rebounds to a minimum”, while every clip they showed had a huge rebound. Might want to talk with the guys in the truck about that highlight reel.

    I like Cassie Campbell but I find she often doesn’t put the right amount of thought into her comments. A lot of clichés thrown at the wall.

  126. Todd Macallan says:

    Scott Oake trolling Chia on the Hall trade, he must read this blog.

  127. Gerta Rauss says:

    Yak Efron:
    So who had 85 points in the Hunter pool?

    I did…lol

  128. The Original JDI says:

    Cassie puts Pete on the defensive.

  129. npanciroli says:

    Todd Macallan,

    Oh man wish I could watch this I need details!

  130. jimmers2 says:

    who:
    So, if the Benning injury is serious, Gryba is now a full time starter. I like the player, but is anyone else missing Davidson right now.
    We traded our defensive depth for a third line center who has taken a dumb penalty in the last two games and had a horrible giveaway that almost made the score 3-2 tonight.
    On a positive note give us more of Cassie doing color. She is a huge improvement over most of the color guys I have heard in the last few years. Understands the game and can string a couple of sentences together.

    I note that Cassie can in fact pronounce “Brossoit”. So she stands out in that crowd.

  131. Pouzar says:

    jimmers2: I note that Cassie can in fact pronounce “Brossoit”.So she stands out in that crowd.

    Those 2 syllable ones are tough-ies!

  132. Pouzar says:

    Jack Michaels‏Verified account @EdmontonJack 1m1 minute ago
    More
    Any kind of EDM win over LA Tuesday clinches a playoff spot for the Oilers.

    Movement.

  133. Pouzar says:

    I will shut up now.

  134. BONE207 says:

    Chia Pete captained Harvard hockey. Interesting

  135. jimmers2 says:

    Pouzar,

    The ironic thing is that hockey nicknames are often about simplifying names and these hockey guys are trying to add sounds to Brossoit’s name that aren’t there!

  136. spoiler says:

    Captain’s Log: I like Cassie Campbell but I find she often doesn’t put the right amount of thought into her comments. A lot of clichés thrown at the wall.

    Agreed. And a lot of “nices”.

    Some people have it. DeBrusk is a natural, for eg. Remenda and Cassie are not at the same level as the top colour guys. They’re okay, but nothing special.

  137. Android says:

    BONE207,

    Let’s just sell the farm for Ekman-Larsson, set the two up as a pairing, and listen to the utter confusion.

  138. Todd Macallan says:

    npanciroli,

    Nothing groundbreaking, but a great chat overall. Learned a lot about him as a person, including his description of himself as a player and the fact the he played briefly in Nottingham, Britain (think of the new nickname possibilities relating to Sheriff), but I digress.

    Sportsnet.ca always has the After Hrs segments in full on their website sunday morning, enjoy them there!

  139. npanciroli says:

    Todd Macallan,

    Thanks!

  140. BONE207 says:

    Android:
    BONE207,

    Let’s just sell the farm for Ekman-Larsson, set the two up as a pairing, and listen to the utter confusion.

    Brilliant

  141. Pouzar says:

    jimmers2:
    Pouzar,

    The ironic thing is that hockey nicknames are often about simplifyingnames and these hockey guys are trying to add sounds to Brossoit’s name that aren’t there!

    Let’s just simplify this sh!t and call him “Bro”.

  142. Yak Efron says:

    Scott Oakward

  143. The Original JDI says:

    I heart Kass.

  144. Pouzar says:

    Ryan Holt‏ @CondorsHolty 23s24 seconds ago
    More
    The evolution of Joey LaLeggia and his 18 goals, moving from D to winger is the biggest storyline of this Condors season.

  145. jzed says:

    Kassian impressive in honestly answering Oake missles

  146. BONE207 says:

    Pouzar:
    Ryan Holt‏ @CondorsHolty23s24 seconds ago
    MoreThe evolution of Joey LaLeggia and his 18 goals, moving from D to winger is the biggest storyline of this Condors season.

    You have twitters servers in your home, don’t you?

  147. jimmers2 says:

    Pouzar,

    Ha! Fantastic.

    “Lo Bro”

  148. Todd Macallan says:

    Man, Kassian is an easy guy to cheer for. Great class answering all the tough questions about his life tonight. That interview was right up there with Lucic’s from earlier this year.

  149. Android says:

    BONE207,

    I’ve gone a step further and determined next year’s optimum roster.
    Disclaimer: All non-Larsson/Larsen/Ekman-Larsson’s were randomly selected, based on fitting the aforementioned important players into the lineup.

    Forwards:
    Maroon – McDavid – Puljujarvi

    Lucic – Draisaitl – Eberle

    Pouliot – Letestu – Kassian

    Caggiula – Larsson (Johan) – Slepyshev

    Defense:
    Ekman-Larsson – Larsson (Adam)

    Sekera – Benning

    Larsson (Jacob) – Larsen (Philip)

    Goal:
    Talbot
    Larsson (Filip)

  150. kgo says:

    Todd Macallan: On this blog, we need more specifics on the chosen whiskey. Please and thank you.

    Connemarra is smooth and peaty like an old WWII tin full of bandaids

  151. Pouzar says:

    BONE207: You have twitters servers in your home, don’t you?

    It’s the bane of my bitcoining I tell ya.

  152. hags9k says:

    jimmers2: Oh oh… LT broke open the Absinthe…

    By the sounds of things maybe Ouzo?

  153. highgloveside says:

    ” If the Oilers win tonight, it will mean the club will have won seven or more games in a month for the first time since January” you realize that is only 2 months right? You may as well just said they could break their streak of month without 7 wins. Now if you had said the Oilers could win 7 games in a month for the 4th time this season, that stat has some teeth to it.

  154. Georges says:

    Woodguy v2.0: You’re pretty awesome and sharing your work is very appreciated.

    Awww, that’s a nice thing to say. I’m already on record with my appreciation of your work. This place is much funner with good questions and ideas and different people with different views figuring stuff out.

  155. edwards_daddy says:

    Wow, Chiarelli played for the (Nottingham) Panthers in 87-88.
    I saw a lot of hockey that season, mostly due the Warriors being so damn sexy, but I don’t remember him.
    Other players of interest that he might have played against that season include Mike Babcock, Tony Hand or Garry Unger.
    So digging a little deeper into Chiarelli’s career at Harvard, it appears he was teammates with Mark Benning – who is, I believe, Matt’s uncle.

  156. The Original JDI says:

    “He’s walking around back there. He’s got a welt but nothing looks broken.”

    https://www.nhl.com/oilers/video/post-game-raw–todd-mclellan/t-277437406/c-50827403

    That’s encouraging.

  157. Jaxon says:

    Captain’s Log: I like Cassie Campbell but I find she often doesn’t put the right amount of thought into her comments. A lot of clichés thrown at the wall.

    Me too. Yeah, it was either a case of getting thrown under the bus by her replay team or, like you said, just throwing cliches at the wall to see what sticks. If the clips didn’t juxtapose so much with what she was saying I would have bought it completely.

  158. who says:

    Jaxon: Me too. Yeah, it was either a case of getting thrown under the bus by her replay team or, like you said, just throwing cliches at the wall to see what sticks. If the clips didn’t juxtapose so much with what she was saying I would have bought it completely.

    I think the only thing she said last night that didn’t make sense was that LB had good rebound control. Other than that I think everything was spot on. She even had the balls to tell McDavid to shoot the puck.

  159. --hudson-- says:

    edwards_daddy:
    Wow, Chiarelli played for the (Nottingham) Panthers in 87-88.
    I saw a lot of hockey that season, mostly due the Warriors being so damn sexy, but I don’t remember him.
    Other players of interest that he might have played against that season include Mike Babcock, Tony Hand or Garry Unger.
    So digging a little deeper into Chiarelli’s career at Harvard, it appears he was teammates with Mark Benning – who is, I believe, Matt’s uncle.

    He also played on the same team as Sweeney for three years and both studied economics. I wonder if Chia feels like Sweeney ever back stabbed him

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