HALL HURT, COULD BE BACK SUNDAY

via edmontonoilers.com Coach Krueger says Taylor Hall is experiencing “tightness in his leg” and was taken out of the game as a “safety precaution.”

“There’s a good chance he’ll be back in the lineup (on Sunday). We’ll see how the next 48 hours go.” – Krueger on Hall

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  1. Woodguy says:

    “There’s a good chance he’ll be back in the lineup (on Sunday). We’ll see how the next 48 hours go.” – Krueger on Hall

    So its broken then.

  2. voxwah says:

    Does that mean he has a shoulder injury?

  3. Lowetide says:

    I think he may have lost his torso.

  4. Woodguy says:

    Maybe after he saw 28′s back checking efforts and general clusterfuckery he lost the will to play.

  5. Lowetide says:

    Jones was killing me tonight. He has this ‘hero’ thing he does every loose puck, kind of waves his stick but doesn’t really engage. It’s exactly like that Roseanee Cash song about waving lanterns at runaway trains.

  6. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Well… this has gone from hilarious to funny to simply sad:

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=658135&navid=nhl:topheads

  7. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide:
    Jones was killing me tonight. He has this ‘hero’ thing he does every loose puck, kind of waves his stick but doesn’t really engage. It’s exactly like that Roseanee Cash song about waving lanterns at runaway trains.

    And everyone thinks he works so goddam hard

    I don’t think he ever wins a puck battle.

  8. Southern Oil says:

    Woodguy: And everyone thinks he works so goddam hard

    I don’t think he ever wins a puck battle.

    Maybe 91 should grow out his hair?

  9. Lowetide says:

    Dennis King Final chance tally: 20-18; 5-2 ST

  10. eidy says:

    Dennis’s chances look better than it looked. 15 minutes into the first I thought they would only have to flood half of the ice.

    The passing on this team has fallen off as well. lots of missed passes, not getting in the right place, and the fire it around the boards and hope play. Hopefully hall is back sunday. Also watching eager handle the grenade out there and skate it into his own corner by himself and come out without the puck was painful. I sure hope we get more gritty players that skate around without any idea of how to handle the puck or provide defensive coverage. good thing he provided grit while sideburns watched

    Wonder if whitney should play with shultz the younger. showcase him and have two defenseman that can pass without losing the puck. Defensive zone would be an adventure, but might be the only way to pump and dump 6.

  11. TheOtherJohn says:

    Did not get game on TV down here, seriously how bad is Hall hurt?

  12. hunter1909 says:

    I swear I’m still waiting to evaluate this team at the 24 game mark.

  13. Lowetide says:

    TheOtherJohn:
    Did not get game on TV down here, seriously how bad is Hallhurt?

    The Oilers don’t really give out information. He is upright and has 10 fingers and toes.

  14. OilLeak says:

    Lowetide:
    Jones was killing me tonight. He has this ‘hero’ thing he does every loose puck, kind of waves his stick but doesn’t really engage. It’s exactly like that Roseanee Cash song about waving lanterns at runaway trains.

    Jones has a lot of TRY, even when failing miserably he looks like he’s trying so hard, Oiler fans love that even if the player is sucking the very life force of the team.(Also, see Petrell). The worst part out of all this is that Paajarvi is twice the player that Jones is on his bad days than Jones is on his good days, yet he gets scratched, madness. I think it’s time to start sending in suggested line-up cards to Krueger in the thousands, or Edmonton will have last place locked up by the end of this road trip.

  15. Minister D- says:

    Bottom line: no Hall, no hope.

  16. Lowetide says:

    Rob Tychkowski ‏@SUN_TYCHKOWSKI

    Hall says the leg doesn’t feel that bad, hoping he’ll be good for Minnesota. “I’m hoping it’s better in the morning.”

  17. bookje says:

    I saw a moment when Jones and Gagner (I think it was Gagner – short term memory is hard) were near an open puck, but Jones was closer with both heading towards it (as were some Blues players). Jones cranked around and started heading away from the play looking for a pass. Gagner got there and had to battle for the puck where Jones could have got their cleanly.

    It kind of pissed me off.

  18. gogliano says:

    eidy:
    Dennis’s chances look better than it looked.15 minutes into the first I thought they would only have to flood half of the ice.

    The passing on this team has fallen off as well.lots of missed passes, not getting in the right place, and the fire it around the boards and hope play.Hopefully hall is back sunday.Also watching eager handle the grenade out there and skate it into his own corner by himself and come out without the puck was painful.I sure hope we get more gritty players that skate around without any idea of how to handle the puck or provide defensive coverage.good thing he provided grit while sideburns watched

    Wonder if whitney should play with shultz the younger.showcase him and have two defenseman that can pass without losing the puck.Defensive zone would be an adventure, but might be the only way to pump and dump 6.

    FWIW, Blues feed also had a close chance count. Can’t remember the final tally but it was tight into the third.

    Probably has something to do with the fancy dan-ing by the Oil.

  19. Lois Lowe says:

    I will say that although I am not a huge fan of Jones, he certainly has had his chances to score since he’s been back in the lineup. In limited minutes, I can see the appeal of him; he’s a poor man’s Curtis Glencross.

  20. OilLeak says:

    Lowetide:
    Travis Yost and his score adjusted Fenwick

    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Travis-Yost/Score-Adjusted-Fenwick-Standings-Is-Your-Team-For-Real/134/49651#.UTF-MTcYEUk

    Now there is a list that makes sense. A few observations:

    How the hell is Ottawa pulling this off? And how can the Oilers copy it? So much for the scorched earth rebuild approach.

    The sad realization that both the Minnesota Wild and the Florida Panthers are better possession teams than the Oilers are. Sob

    I didn’t expect to see the Jets so close to the top of this list, their forwards are somewhat underwhelming, but have a solid defensive core, good for them.

  21. Lowetide says:

    Blues feed was 10-9 STL at one point in scoring chances, that I do recall.

  22. eidy says:

    Not disputing it, just a bit surprised.

    Three points in three games pretty good start to the road trip. Hopefully hall is ok and MPS shaves for minny

  23. geeker99 says:

    I really don’t want Hall playing sunday if he is hurting at all. he is going to be targeted for that hit. That distraction could help us win the game but after watching tonight i’m nervous. Sick to my stomach nervous. anyone else?

  24. Captain Happy says:

    It appears someone has presented the “Theory of Everything at the Sloan conference at MIT.

    It’s called Thor:

    On Friday afternoon, a few hundred hockey-inclined types took in an academic presentation on a new system to value NHL players called THoR (Total Hockey Rating). It was interesting food for thought — executives Kevin Lowe and Craig MacTavish from the Edmonton Oilers were among the attentively assembled.

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2013/03/01/former_toronto_maple_leafs_gm_brian_burke_speaks_out_a_conference.html?

    Gentlemen, start your engines.

    :)

  25. oilers89 says:

    geeker99:
    I really don’t want Hall playing sunday if he is hurting at all. he is going to be targeted for that hit. That distraction could help us win the game but after watching tonighti’m nervous. Sick to my stomach nervous. anyone else?

    I don’t think Hall’s ‘injury’ is anything bad, or that will be worsened. Mostly just a gut feeling and watching the play that he was injured on. However, I see your point about Minny looking for redemption. That is very scary. If Hall gets taken out then the oil will be doomed this season, and a lottery pick (top 5 or worse) is likely. Being sick to your stomach is about right lol.

  26. oilers89 says:

    Lowetide,

    It almost seems as though Ralph is coaching a system where he lets the other team shoot from the outside which somewhat distorts the shots for vs. against. I noticed the Blues shooting a lot from the outside tonight. I really don’t mind the oilers being taught defence, but really if they can simply figure out how to clear the puck out of their zone then that will solve a lot of problems. They seem to play their best hockey when the dmen are pinching and they are full on attacking (surprise lol). Either way the oil seem to get their chances in most games but not as many as I would like to see.

  27. Wes Mantooth-11 says:

    I noticed Gagner and Jones cheating for offense at least 3 times by my count including one for a goal.

    I only got to watch the second and third so, from what I’m reading here could be more?

    I’m done smashing Gagner-Hemsky, I’ve come to terms that the Oilers don’t mind losing goals as long as both these players keep putting them in.

    I also think the Oilers wont play Hall in Minny. I don’t think they take a chance on him getting really hurt, plus he can use the rest.

  28. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide:
    Travis Yost and his score adjusted Fenwick

    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Travis-Yost/Score-Adjusted-Fenwick-Standings-Is-Your-Team-For-Real/134/49651#.UTF-MTcYEUk

    BTN has Fenclose that is updated daily as well:

    http://behindthenet.ca/fenwick_2012.php?sort=6&section=close

    Look for ANA and TOR to stat losing more.

    Not coincidentally, they are both near the top of the PDO charts too.

  29. cabbiesmacker says:

    I must have been having an acid flashback late in the game. Could have sworn that when RK pulled Dubnyk for the extra attacker and tieing goal he had Petrell and Jones on the ice.

    I know. I’m being silly. It’d never happen.

  30. sliderule says:

    I guess when they made RK coach we should have expected him to run a passive system similar to Swiss.I know we are only half way thru the season but this system is not working.
    For those complaining about players cheating for offense I say we need more of that before all our team is on injury list from shot blocking.

  31. russ99 says:

    sliderule,

    Can’t complain, considering how porous our team defense is generally, due to relative weakness of most of the defensive unit and the bottom six.

    Top 6 (plus Smid and J. Schultz) are pulling their weight, so once we upgrade the parts of the roster as needed, the “cheating for offense” system will be fine, since we’ll have good cover for the players that “cheat”.

    Still, this is vastly better than Renney’s “cheat for defense” system… with the center (especially Horcoff and Belanger) and the two defensemen not committing to the offensive zone. Can’t win a board battle, control the puck or get good scoring chances when it’s 2 against 5.

  32. Captain Happy says:

    Woodguy: BTN has Fenclose that is updated daily as well:

    http://behindthenet.ca/fenwick_2012.php?sort=6&section=close

    Look for ANA and TOR to stat losing more.

    Not coincidentally, they are both near the top of the PDO charts too.

    The problem is Woodguy that using those numbers to predict future performance is almost pointless due to the fluid nature of the sport and the effect injury and roster changes will have.

    For example, the Leafs are due to get Lupul, Frattin and Gardiner back from injury shortly and, of course, Reimer just returned.

    With four impact players out of the lineup for most of this season, trying to get a read on the real Leafs is very difficult.

    Last night, the underlying numbers appear to have been very close but they don’t account for the fact that STL was missing its entire first line.

    Even then, STL outshot the Oilers by an almost 2-1 margin.

    The result was predictable.

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  34. Lowetide says:

    Ha!

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