G80 2016-17: OILERS AT SHARKS

First, the names: Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Pat Conacher, Lee Fogolin Jr., Grant Fuhr, Randy Gregg, Wayne Gretzky CAPTAIN, Charlie Huddy, Pat Hughes, Dave Hunter, Don Jackson, Jari Kurri, Willy Lindstrom, Ken Linseman, Kevin Lowe, Dave Lumley, Kevin McClelland, Mark Messier, Andy Moog, Jaroslav Pouzar, Dave Semenko, Peter Pocklington, Owner Glen Sather General Manager-Coach.

When I visited the HHOF many years after the 1984 SCF, the Stanley Cup was my destination and 1984 was my first stop. Two of those names were new arrivals (Pat Conacher had been signed in October of 1983; Kevin McLelland, acquired in early December for Tom Rouston), but the first Oilers Stanley team was pretty much the Boys on the Bus. I saw all of these men, live and on television, and many of them own iconic status in this northern outpost. When great feats are achieved by any of these men, it is celebrated here. When anyone on this list suffers loss, it impacts the city, too. Fred Shero told his Philadelphia Flyers (on the day his men would win their first Stanley) “win today and we walk together forever” and that applies to these Oilers to this very day. They were a wonder and 1984 remains a special year in our town’s history.

Edmonton swept the Jets, won a 7-game classic against the Flames you could write a book about (Calgary won two OT games), swept the Minnesota North Stars, won Stanley against the NY Islanders in five games. It might have been the most emotional experience I’ve ever had as a fan. The Stanley Cup hadn’t been west in my lifetime. Five years previous the bully NHL had steamrolled my team and the WHA babies in the expansion draft. The NHL fathers had been dismissive every. damned. day. of the Oilers existence. And these young Oilers beat the whole damned league like a rented mule. I will never forget them. They were giants.

 THE POWER AND THE GLORY, 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: 9-3-1, goal differential +15
  • Oilers in April 2016: 1-1-0, goal differential -1
  • Oilers in April 2017: 1-1-0, goal differential -1 
  • Oilers after 79, 2015-16: 30-42-7, goal differential -42
  • Oilers after 79, 2016-17: 44-26-9, goal differential +30
Edmonton impressed against Anaheim on Saturday, were shock and ugh against Los Angeles and we await tonight against the third member of the NHL California. A year ago, G80 was a 5-0 loss to the Flames.

 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM APRIL

  • At home to: Anaheim (Expected:1-0-0) (Actual: 1-0-0)
  • On the road to: Kings, Sharks, Canucks (Expected: 1-1-1) (Actual: 0-1-0)
  • At home to Canucks (Expected: 1-0-0)
  • Overall expected result: 3-1-1, seven points in five games
  • Current results: 1-1-0, two points in two games
This is a big game tonight, win and there’s a strong chance the Oilers will host their first playoff game since 2006 to start the series. Edmonton needs three more points in order to reach the century mark and there’s the matter of McDavid also hitting 100 in his second NHL season.

 OILERS TOP SCORERS, 2016-17

  • McDavid’s season is spectacular from every angle. The gap between 97 and his RW is 20, and he’s 50 points beyond his LW.
  • Leon’s season is going  to be expensive this summer, those 26 power-play points will put a large bow on a negotiating position that is very strong today.
  • Four 20-goal men, will we see another? Will CMD, Leon and Maroon hit 30 goals?
  • Mark Letesu’s 15 goals are distributed in genuinely unique fashion. Not many seasons have been divided up in this way.
  • Zack Kassian has a 5×5/60 of 1.76, and is 2-2-4 in 37 minutes 5×5 with Connor McDavid. I wonder if he emerges in more of a feature role next season.

WOODMONEY, 2016-17

  • Most of this table is from WoodMoney earlier in the week, so slightly outdated but the averages and percentages remain similar/same.
  • I added TOI with McDavid because that’s the real thing when it comes to being an Oiler this season. As you can see, we are looking at a top 4D who play almost identical minutes with 97 at 5×5. I went into this looking to see if there was a push for any defender. Looks like it is across the board even save for Nurse and that could be all kinds of things (injury, natural deployment of 97 in the big parts of the game).
  • The slotting done by WoodMoney really does offer us a chance to see who the coach believes can do the job. Among the top 4D, Adam Larsson has the best DFF percentage and DFF rel comp, which matches my eye. I do think a defenseman is dependent on his partner to a large extent, and would vote for Andrej Sekera as Edmonton’s best defenseman this season. It’s close, there are some noble warriors here.

CONDORS UPDATE

Joe Gambardella had a goal and an assist in his pro debut, what I saw of him was impressive. As Ryan Lambert and others had suggested to us, Gambardella is a demon on the forecheck and a lot of his offense comes immediately after turnovers. A better passer than I thought he’d be, and he has that sixth sense that allows him to be in good places.

Bakersfield lost and now trail Stockton Heat by two points in the race for the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division. Jesse Puljujarvi was -3 on the night, but did have some good looks when playing with Anton Lander. Jujhar Khaira had an assist and also had some nice moments. It will be a disappointing result if these team can’t grab some playoff games, lots of new pro players looking for spring at-bats.

OILERS-SAN JOSE, BY THE NUMBERS

  • Oilers (San Jose)
  • Fenwick for 5×5: 50.6 (52.1)
  • Corsi for 5×5: 49.7 (51.2)
  • Goals for 5×5: 157 (148)
  • Goals against 5×5: 135 (132)
  • Shots for percentage 5×5: 50.5 (51.9)
  • Shooting percentage 5×5: 8.25 (7.82)
  • Save Percentage 5×5: 92.75 (92.46)
  • Power Play goals for 5×4: 49 (32)
  • Penalty Kill goals against 4×5: 37 (35)
  • Source

Fairly even overall, I think Edmonton has an edge in McDavids, starting goaltending and (at least during the regular year) special teams. The health of Joe Thornton and Logan Couture seems assured for the playoffs (if not tonight), so I think it reasonable to frame the Oilers as underdogs entering the series.

THERE ARE COMPLIMENTS, AND THEN THERE’S THIS

  • Roman Josi: As a defenseman, a guy with this combination of skill is extremely tough to stop, because you want to maintain a close gap to take away his space, but in the back of your mind you know he can accelerate so quickly and burn you with his speed. So how far do you play off of him? I don’t think there’s a right answer. That’s why he’s so tough to play against.
  • Source

I quoted just one part, the entire article is outstanding. The Players’ Tribune is a fantastic site, only downside is it’ll be dark by the time you’re done clicking and reading.

LOWDOWN WITH LOWETIDE

We are once again live at Northlands Coliseum for the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship. At 10 this morning, TSN1260, scheduled to appear:

  • Bruce McCurdy, Cult of Hockey. We’ll talk Oilers-Sharks, Gushue at the Worlds, and a few other hockey items along the way (1984, Polei).
  • Al Cameron, Director, Communications & Media Relations for Curling Canada. Putting this run by the Gushue rink in historical perspective.
  • Jake Sundstrom, Fear the Fin. Playoff preview, updates on  Jumbo and Couture.
  • Frank Seravalli, TSN. Is the Hart race over, Letang.

10-1260 text, @Lowetide on twitter. See you on the radio!

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  1. Centre of attention says:

    Pouzar,
    treevojo,

    Catching up on the thread, I hope for the best like everyone else here

    I know you’re all technically strangers. But I like to think we have a bit of a community here and it’s so encouraging to see us come together and show compassion.

  2. danny says:

    Pouzar,

    lol. So many memories

    Man that Moose interview puts McDavid interviews into perspective.

  3. hunter1909 says:

    Seismic Source:
    If I had a Billion dollars, the last business I would get into would be movies.

    Katz is slamming hard into mid life, needs to get it up and now that he’s out of the drug business(boring), he’s got time to play with both the Oilers and Hollywood starlets. He needs a better pimp.

  4. danny says:

    Todd Macallan:
    danny,

    Good to know I’m not the only one up watching in the middle of the night and struggling through the next day!

    #NewfoundlandOilerFans

    I remember being 8 or 9 years old and hiding an alamr clock uner my pillow when I went to bed at 10pm so my parents would go to bed and wouldnt hear me wake up at 11:30 for ITV games.

    Then theres the non-telecast nights and you’d have to make sure you were up at 3:30am for ITV SportsNight and you would get a full review of the game…. TSN SportsDesk wasnt a thing

  5. Pouzar says:

    Lowetide:
    I’ve always felt NL fans are the best Oilers fans. I love this team, and will be up until 1am writing the morning post, but goodness waiting until bedtime for things to start is kind of crazy.

    ahhhh schucks….

  6. Lowetide says:

    sekera-russell take 30 seconds toget the puck out of the zone. Le oy.

  7. Pouzar says:

    danny: lol. So many memories

    I remember grabbing each new edition of Newfoundland Herald and looking for a game….that and Saturday Night’s Main Event!

  8. The Original JDI says:

    Pescador: As a former film star, I agree with this.

    Cameo appearance in Boogie Nights?

  9. danny says:

    Lowetide:
    I’ve always felt NL fans are the best Oilers fans. I love this team, and will be up until 1am writing the morning post, but goodness waiting until bedtime for things to start is kind of crazy.

    Except we are never as jovial as expected, and toss a wrench in the whole newfie stereoptype when we prove to be salty assholes lol 🙂

  10. danny says:

    Pouzar: I remember grabbing each new edition of Newfoundland Herald and looking for a game….that and Saturday Night’s Main Event!

    Sat Night Main Event… god damn.

    It broke my heart seeing The British Bulldogs choke against The Hart Foundation every damn month 🙁

  11. Pouzar says:

    Centre of attention:
    Pouzar,
    treevojo,

    Catching up on the thread, I hope for the best like everyone else here

    I know you’re all technically strangers. But I like to think we have a bit of a community here and it’s so encouraging to see us come together and show compassion.

    This.

  12. Lowetide says:

    Oilers are not going to win this game from the penalty box.

  13. treevojo says:

    Centre of attention:
    Pouzar,
    treevojo,

    Catching up on the thread, I hope for the best like everyone else here

    I know you’re all technically strangers. But I like to think we have a bit of a community here and it’s so encouraging to see us come together and show compassion.

    Agreed.

    Looks like the Oilers want to test out their pk early.

  14. Jethro Tull says:

    Lowetide:
    Oilers are not going to win this game from the penalty box.

    Cue McDavid shortie hat trick.

  15. Pouzar says:

    Just Wow.

  16. Soup Fascist says:

    Your referees tonight, Joseph Thornton and Logan Couture …..

  17. LadiesloveSmid says:

    If only Brent Burns name was David Desharnais. If I were McLellan I’d be screaming in the refs ear. Non-call -> goal. If this is how the series will be called I wanna play Anaheim.

  18. Johnny Larue says:

    Refs 1 Oilers 0

  19. Seismic Source says:

    Wow. Such B.S

  20. Lowetide says:

    Oilers are absolute garbage.

  21. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    The oilers aren’t in this game yet. If this is being prepared to play I’m a little concerned

  22. jp says:

    The first 9 minutes here have certainly made me reflect. But I’m wondering if a loss here might actually be a good thing for the Oilers. Definitely would be a wakeup call.

  23. Pouzar says:

    danny: Sat Night Main Event… god damn.

    It broke my heart seeing The British Bulldogs choke against The Hart Foundation every damn month

    Yup. F^ck those guys ha ha

  24. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Wow… pouliot…. terrible passing

  25. Jon K says:

    Oilers figuratively shitting their pants. Hopefully they get it out of their system when the first playoff game hits. Ref not giving them much help either. Ticky tack call then an obvious missed call against McDavid.

  26. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    jp:
    The first 9 minutes here have certainly made me reflect. But I’m wondering if a loss here might actually be a good thing for the Oilers. Definitely would be a wakeup call.

    Didn’t we say the exact same thing in the LA game?

  27. Lowetide says:

    First sign of life Pouliot and Kassian a two-on-one, puck takes a bounce but at least those two have shown a little jump. What a fantastically awful start against the team you’ll be playing wednesday night.

  28. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Me thinks tmac should pull out the blender early… nothing seems to be rhyming… and this is without Thornton and couture…

  29. Zeabs93 says:

    Man, refs sure are getting warmed up for playoff hockey right now too. Few more non-calls on McDavid and they’ll be right in playoff form!

  30. LadiesloveSmid says:

    The momentum killing that the reffing has done doesn’t help the garbage play

  31. khildahl says:

    Every player in the game looks like they’re skating in soup.

  32. hunter1909 says:

    I love how this game highlights the game of inches, millimeters etc that high level hockey invariably turns into.

  33. thurmtim says:

    I am predicting a goal from Kassian the Assass-Ian, just because I like the nickname…

  34. danny says:

    SJ broadcast: the oilers, should they play San Jose in the playoffs, are not going to enjoy themselves

    Thats quality journalism right there

  35. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    That line should not be on the ice with the 3rd pair d…

  36. Lowetide says:

    Someone finally hits someone, it was Lucic.

  37. The Original JDI says:

    Lucic just initiated time travel there. Nice.

  38. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Dammit… the sharks have obviously been watching the Oilers play by play tapes

  39. khildahl says:

    Lucic appears to be ill-tempered this evening.

  40. Jon K says:

    Russell looks awful out there. Gaps are way off, letting his check drift in front of the net. He’s supposed to be one of the veterans.

  41. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    That fight better spark some hungry Oilers…

  42. sliderule says:

    Haley wanted to drop but Lucic was holding him up

  43. The Original JDI says:

    Crazy Pedestrian: sharks have obviously been watching the Oilers play by play tapes

    Any veggie loving, VO2 Maxing, Swarm™ coach will tell you watching video is vastly over-rated.

  44. hunter1909 says:

    At 0-1 Oilers look well in this game to this 3rd tier hockey fan. Sharks are playing their “A” game tonight, but 1 goal from Oilers all but guaranteed by McDavid/Dr Drai keeps this usually nervous fan in a state of equilibrium.

    0-2 is altogether different. Say, Nurse just gave that Shark the San Quentin prison yard treatment, lol.

  45. jp says:

    Réal Goudenyéu: Didn’t we say the exact same thing in the LA game?

    Did we? Damn.

    I did mean specifically for the playoff series vs. the Sharks though. Make sure they don’t go in there feeling too comfortable.

  46. khildahl says:

    sliderule:
    Haley wanted to drop but Lucic was holding him up

    He was downright methodical.

  47. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    Well at least they are only down 1

  48. JOFA says:

    Sooooo we want to play the Sharks?

  49. Lowetide says:

    That was a disappointing period. 1-0 SJS, 10-5 shots favor Oilers, 15-8 SJS Corsi for 5×5 Have to be better than that, good grief.

  50. spoiler says:

    Lowetide,

    We have 10 shots on net but only 8 corsis?
    Edit: Ahh, EVs

  51. Pouzar says:

    Don’t look at possession numbers for line 1.
    Line 2 OTOH…..

  52. DBO says:

    Tough to get going killing off two penalties early. Responded better in last part of period.

    Starting to understand why Desharnais was benched in Montreal. He doesn’t really bring much right now, and is physically overmatched against San Jose and Anaheim, and that’s not good.

    #FreeAnton

  53. admiralmark says:

    Todd Marchands excuse: “Things happen quickly out there” Wow 😳

  54. hunter1909 says:

    Lowetide:
    That was a disappointing period. 1-0 SJS, 10-5 shots favor Oilers, 15-8 SJS Corsi for 5×5 Have to be better than that, good grief.

    They’re learning how to win high level hockey games tonight. Nurse looks very good, as does Larsson as ever, lol.

    The offense is still there. McDavid breaking out anytime during the 60-65 minutes.

  55. digger50 says:

    admiralmark:
    Todd Marchands excuse: “Things happen quickly out there” Wow

    Comes across as a real idiot there. Leader in the game? Nope.

  56. hunter1909 says:

    Oilers should pinch that young play by play announcer who works for the Shark’s AHL affiliate. He looks like a Scandinavian hockey player. 100% certain he accepts a promotion to the NHL.

  57. jp says:

    Pouzar: This.

    Seconded. All the best.

  58. Lucinius says:

    On the positive side of things; Leafs lost to Tampa while the Islanders and the Sens won (with Boston getting the loser point).

    On the really positive side of things; I turned down a job offer, three weeks ago, that would have had me providing personal security a bit south of a certain military airport that hit the news tonight.

  59. Oilanderp says:

    admiralmark:
    Todd Marchands excuse: “Things happen quickly out there” Wow

    That breakaway goal in game 7 was real nice though….

  60. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Ffs… you have to be kidding me…

  61. Lowetide says:

    Maroon takes an undisciplined penalty. What a ghastly performance by the Oilers tonight.

  62. hunter1909 says:

    Prediction: Sharks starting to goon it up. It’s going to backfire big time against the Oilers.

  63. admiralmark says:

    I see we’re being treated to another night of absolute shiiite reffing.

  64. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Momentum = gone

  65. admiralmark says:

    Oilanderp: That breakaway goal in game 7 was real nice though….

    I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the Bruins winning Game 7 in Nuckville.

  66. hunter1909 says:

    I want a bench clearing brawl.

  67. Lowetide says:

    Great save by Talbot there.

  68. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    McDavid has to use his speed there and shoot not pass…

  69. Oilanderp says:

    admiralmark,

    I meant Dallas in 1997 🙂

  70. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    The refs really have nothing to do with how shitty the oilers are playing

  71. hunter1909 says:

    I have to admit I get a huge kick watching McDavid play sweeper.

  72. admiralmark says:

    Oilanderp:
    admiralmark,

    I meant Dallas in 1997 🙂

    Lol Gotyah.. that was a beauty.

  73. Lowetide says:

    McDavid scored.

  74. treevojo says:

    Nice gift

  75. The Original JDI says:

    McDavid on the doorstep!

  76. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Hell yeah!!! Gift goal right there…

  77. Pouzar says:

    YES!

  78. hunter1909 says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha

  79. flyfish1168 says:

    admiralmark:
    Todd Marchands excuse: “Things happen quickly out there” Wow

    Sad how the NHL miss the boat on a repeat, repeat , repeat , repeat offender. He should be missing the 1st round at the minimum.

  80. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    And McDavid has 30 goals!!! Hopefully the first of many 30+ goal seasons!!

  81. hunter1909 says:

    1-1 I like.

  82. Oilanderp says:

    Weeeee! You know… Larsson has been impressing me lately with his offensive ability. Are we sure he will be a defensive d in 5 years? Seems to be getting more comfortable out there, adding an extra dimension.

  83. hunter1909 says:

    Oilanderp:
    Weeeee!You know… Larsson has been impressing me lately with his offensive ability.Are we sure he will be a defensive d in 5 years?Seems to be getting more comfortable out there.

    Seems more like an all rounder. Chris Pronger lite.

  84. spoiler says:

    Braun was so worried about where McDavid was, he forgots all about the puck.

  85. treevojo says:

    Lucinius:
    On the positive side of things; Leafs lost to Tampa while the Islanders and the Sens won (with Boston getting the loser point).

    On the really positive side of things; I turned down a job offer, three weeks ago, that would have had me providing personal security a bit south of a certain military airport that hit the news tonight.

    I haven’t been looking at the news today.

    But I will catch up.

    Sounds like a good decision by you.

    I’ve always liked your posts.

  86. Lowetide says:

    This is WAY better now.

  87. spoiler says:

    Dunno who Lars is but I love his son.

  88. Pouzar says:

    Suck it SJ. Penalty.

  89. Oilanderp says:

    Jeebus what a save by Jones!

  90. Lowetide says:

    Lucinius:
    On the positive side of things; Leafs lost to Tampa while the Islanders and the Sens won (with Boston getting the loser point).

    On the really positive side of things; I turned down a job offer, three weeks ago, that would have had me providing personal security a bit south of a certain military airport that hit the news tonight.

    someone up there likes you!

  91. thurmtim says:

    Starting to see some pushback from the Oil. Drai is starting to go now too!

  92. Zelepukin says:

    Oilanderp:
    Jeebus what a save by Jones!

    ya. A couple ridiculous plays there.

  93. hunter1909 says:

    This feels like a Bruins fan must have felt in 1969 watching Bobby Orr.

  94. Pouzar says:

    I have no idea how I am awake right now but maybe this game just took a turn.

  95. jp says:

    Lowetide:
    This is WAY better now.

    Bend but not break!

  96. spoiler says:

    If they can keep Jones giving up rebounds…

  97. jp says:

    danny: Except we are never as jovial as expected, and toss a wrench in the whole newfie stereoptype when we prove to be salty assholes lol

    We do like our drink though. Not all the stereotypes are wrong.

  98. Oilanderp says:

    If only we were more….. right handed.

  99. hunter1909 says:

    Larsson just turned into Serge Savard there.

  100. The Original JDI says:

    Nuge would be K-Tel’s biggest seller 40 years ago. He’s slicin’ and dicin’.

  101. Zelepukin says:

    spoiler:
    If they can keep Jones giving up rebounds…

    He has had to make some difficult stops though. The rebounds seem to be justified.

  102. digger50 says:

    Kind of forgot about Iro P

    Just kind of skates up and down tryin to hit someone.

    If he gets the puck in front of the net he’d probably pass it to the goalie and then try to hit him.

  103. hunter1909 says:

    Anyone watching the San Jose feed? Their announcers cater for the Silicon Valley audience, by expertly analyzing the on ice situation.

    Compare this to Kevin Quinn’s horse faced knowing virtually nothing about hockey.

  104. treevojo says:

    jp: Bend but not break!

    That’s the beauty of this team.

    I can’t think of a game this year that I thought they were done after the first period.

    Even that buffalo game earlier in the year if a couple bounces in the second went their way I thought maybe just maybe.

    It’s a personal decision but I never will turn off the tv in a game mcdavid laces up unless it is out of my control

  105. Lucinius says:

    Lowetide,

    I’m an atheist, but some things do work out!

    I only turned it down because the guy wanted me out there immediately (I had work commitments I couldn’t/wouldn’t get out of until two weeks ago) and I found him to be a bit of an ass. Thankfully I’m not greedy/materialistic because the money offered was amazing.

    Treevojo; thanks.

  106. Pouzar says:

    The Original JDI:
    Nuge would be K-Tel’s biggest seller 40 years ago. He’s slicin’ and dicin’.

    How would you like an autographed pic of me standing in front of K-Tel Head Office?

  107. Pouzar says:

    Wakey Wakey Kass.

  108. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Yep… saw that coming… the Oilers were doing too well…

  109. Lowetide says:

    Lucky goal from the blue line, Sharks up 2-1. I have liked this period a ton, even with this GA. Need to get that one back.

  110. Lucinius says:

    Kings can’t do anything right; Flames up 3-1 with 8 minutes left in the second.

  111. hunter1909 says:

    It’s just a glitch.

  112. Oilanderp says:

    Lucinius,

    By ‘up there’ I think he meant Fort Mac.

  113. --hudson-- says:

    Hell of a shot by Burns

  114. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Ahhhh!! So close guys…

  115. McSorley33 says:

    Face offs….

  116. hunter1909 says:

    Oilers are a one line team, lol.

  117. Zelepukin says:

    Lowetide:
    Lucky goal from the blue line, Sharks up 2-1. I have liked this period a ton, even with this GA. Need to get that one back.

    Agreed. Lovin’ Cags’ game this period.

  118. jp says:

    Caggiula has been really good lately. It’s not looking so bad that they stuck with him.

  119. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Booo… Oilers getting sloppy again…

  120. spoiler says:

    Stole our mo’

  121. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    2 for… nothing… a dive for sure

  122. hunter1909 says:

    Fun game – for San Jose.

  123. Oilanderp says:

    It was a penalty, but an unlucky one.

  124. Lucinius says:

    Oilanderp:
    Lucinius,

    By ‘up there’ I think he meant Fort Mac.

    Not if the last time I was in Fort Mac was any indication! Though, to be fair.. I am an asshole, so it really wasn’t their fault.

    Flames now up 4-1. Ugh. Want them to lose and end up facing the Hawks!

  125. jp says:

    My Lord, it does not feel like we’re outshooting the Sharks 20-8

  126. Johnny Larue says:

    So you can chop McDavid down in front of the net but barley touch a guy who falls over and that’s a penalty unbelievable

  127. treevojo says:

    Oilanderp:
    Lucinius,

    By ‘up there’ I think he meant Fort Mac.

    Nothin wrong with a little fort mac.

    I wouldn’t pick a different place to grow up.

    Not that I had a choice.

  128. Lucinius says:

    Important kill there. Be nice if we could tie this up before the end of the period.

    Man, feels so.. weird to be watching the Oilers in April and looking forward to it!

  129. The Original JDI says:

    The Sharks’ DJ rocking some Dio! Sweet.

  130. verite says:

    Oilers are women
    Losing to the Sharks is a disgrace
    RNH and Eberle invisible as usual

    Flames destroying the
    Kkngs, showing how pathetic the Oilers are

    Woeful, Chiarelli did nothing to make this team better

    An abject incompetent

  131. Lowetide says:

    2-1 SJS after two period, Edmonton owns the shot clock 21-10 and the Corsi for 5×5 is 22-22. Much better period by the Oilers.

  132. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    The oilers certainly aren’t intimidating their probable​ first round opponent

  133. spoiler says:

    Pouzar:
    Wakey Wakey Kass.

    Two poor plays from the same spot on the half-boards which leads to a faceoff in our own end and *boom* goal.

  134. verite says:

    Talbot is a sieve
    That second goal was pathetic
    Stand up like a man

  135. Oilanderp says:

    treevojo,

    I’m a newf, so I think I am an honourary citizen.

  136. Zelepukin says:

    Sharks grindin’ this one out.

  137. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    Zelepukin:
    Sharks grindin’ this one out.

    Yeah that’s what scares me. They’ll grind them out in the playoffs too.

  138. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Talbot save% going down the crapper recently… not a good time for your goalie to have a bad string of games…

  139. sliderule says:

    Face offs 41-59 in favor of Sharks.

    One crucial one resulting in second goal.

    If they can’t clean it up somewhat it will bite them in ass in playoffs.

  140. dangilitis says:

    That must have been a scripted speech by Spector because tonight is not the night to be touting Talbot. He has not kept them in this game at all. 2 games in a row with poor performance, and it’s costing them home ice advantage.

    Also, fuck the Cavs, I mean the blackhawks, for resting their stars against Anaheim…

  141. treevojo says:

    Oilanderp:
    treevojo,

    I’m a newf, so I think I am an honourary citizen.

    I’m one of the very few that grow up in fort mac and spend my adult life out east.

    I think my kids have benefited but my bank account sure as hell wishes it was still out west.

    Who knows I could end up back out in my home town soon enough.

    Last time I was there was 2007 and it was hardly the same.

    But as they say money talks.

  142. The Original JDI says:

    dangilitis: tonight is not the night to be touting Talbot.

    I guess we’ll see…

  143. Réal Goudenyéu says:

    This team does not look composed at all. This does not bode well for the playoffs at all.

  144. The Original JDI says:

    The Original JDI,

    Stopped by Talbot!

  145. Lowetide says:

    big save by Talbot there.

  146. Oilanderp says:

    *fistpump*

  147. Pouzar says:

    Was Larsson not hooked down low there?

  148. treevojo says:

    Fuckin saweet

  149. The Original JDI says:

    Milan!

  150. treevojo says:

    That’s a 7th Rd tip right there

  151. Lowetide says:

    Lucic scored.

  152. Pouzar says:

    That goal was more fortunate PP ice time.

  153. dangilitis says:

    Milan Smytty Lucic doing what he does best on the PP (call me crazy but I think this production is somewhat sustainable for him).

    And yes I take back what I said about Cam, he kept them in it when they needed him.

  154. treevojo says:

    What’s funny.

    No one likes to talk about how much respect defenders give lucic on the pp.

    Dmen are scared to cross check the guy.

    I think that’s something.

  155. Oilanderp says:

    treevojo: I’m one of the very few that grow up in fort mac and spend my adult life out east.

    I think my kids have benefited but my bank account sure as hell wishes it was still out west.

    Who knows I could end up back out in my home town soon enough.
    Last time I was there was 2007 and it was hardly the same.

    But as they say money talks.

    Everything changes. I’m as far west as one can go now, on Vancouver Island. I moved out here so I could make 1/4 of what I used to. Money is the least important thing in life assuming you have enough for the basics… and maybe a treat now and then. 🙂

  156. jm363561 says:

    5.30 a.m. In London. Just lost my feed. Fuck it. 2-2 apparently.

  157. Lowetide says:

    Lucic scored again.

  158. treevojo says:

    Double 7th

  159. BONE207 says:

    Loooch

  160. McSorley33 says:

    Face off win. Goal.

  161. The Original JDI says:

    No, they’re saying LOOOOOOOOOOOCH.

  162. Yak Efron says:

    Seventh rounder type of goal.

  163. Pouzar says:

    7th…….

  164. Oilanderp says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOCCHHHHHH! He should fight every night if that’s what does it! haha

  165. The Original JDI says:

    treevojo:
    Double 7th

    A 14th?

  166. Soup Fascist says:

    There is ZERO reason Klefbom can’t be a 45-50 point defenseman next year.

    Oh and Milan says, “F You Sharks”.

  167. PhrankLee says:

    Stupid 27 inflated PP goal!
    I’ve never heard a weaker criticism.

    Oh man another stupid goal by an immovable object in front of the net!!

  168. Lucinius says:

    Klefbom and Lucic seem to be having good games tonight, eh?

  169. hunter1909 says:

    …Calling Bruce Wayne…

  170. treevojo says:

    Sooooooo fucking boring.

    I wish I cheered for the maple leafs.

  171. Younger Oil says:

    Taylor Who?

  172. Oilanderp says:

    They pre-emptively called back another Kassian goal there by calling offsides.

  173. Lloyd B. says:

    Pouzar: This.

    Just catching up on the thread. Sorry to hear about your son. It’s all been said but as LT said Kids are remarkably resilient.

    I think they sense they need to be strong for their parents. They are incredible.

    All the best to you and yours.

  174. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Ok, someone tell me where this “7th rounder” stuff came from? Wasn’t Lucic a 2nd rounder? Or is that the joke?

  175. hunter1909 says:

    Lucic = invaluable playoff impossible to bully player.

    Hilarious seeing how the Sharks are just starting to wilt a little.

  176. Soup Fascist says:

    Let’s see 2 goals, huge hit, decisive win against a face puncher.

    Don’t need a calendar to know its April.

  177. jm363561 says:

    Feed back. We are winning 3-2. WTF.

  178. Crushelnyski says:

    One thing I have to say about this edition of the team is resilience.

  179. The Original JDI says:

    Crazy Pedestrian: Or is that the joke?

    Kind of, yes. A sad joke.

  180. treevojo says:

    Younger Oil:
    Taylor Who?

    No need.

    Everybody is getting along

  181. hunter1909 says:

    Sweeper McDavid just helped stop a great San Jose scoring chance.

  182. Pouzar says:

    Lloyd B.: Just catching up on the thread.Sorry to hear about your son.It’s all been said but as LT said Kids are remarkably resilient.

    I think they sense they need to be strong for their parents. They are incredible.

    All the best to you and yours.

    Thank you fine sir.

  183. Zelepukin says:

    man, if Lucic could put on a Boston-esque playoff performance and drive this 2nd line, we are going to be a handful running 4 lines.

  184. Gerta Rauss says:

    Lucic is a little angry tonight my friends

    Like an old man trying to send soup back at a deli

  185. treevojo says:

    Honestly how good can these Oilers be?

  186. The Original JDI says:

    Gerta Rauss,

    Is that a Titleist?

  187. Pouzar says:

    Suck it MarLowe

  188. hunter1909 says:

    Oilers accept that power play.

  189. treevojo says:

    It seems no one wants to think it because of ridicule.

    16-9

    I believe it.

    It seems I may have undershot at 101.

  190. dangilitis says:

    Marleau: Ya I hooked him good, but remember which team is bribing you tonight!

  191. Oilanderp says:

    *yells* CMON REF! MARLEAU’S A VETERAN! THAT SHOULDN’T BE A PENALTY!

    *stomps feet*

  192. hunter1909 says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    Lucic is a little angry tonight my friends

    Like an old man trying to send soup back at a deli

    Or a lion who hates chasing game, but does it anyway when he feels like it.

  193. Gerta Rauss says:

    Another McDavid point here would be swell

  194. Gerta Rauss says:

    tee hee

  195. treevojo says:

    What a bum

  196. hunter1909 says:

    treevojo:
    It seems no one wants to think it because of ridicule.

    16-9

    I believe it.

    It seems I may have undershot at 101.

    At 2-1 Sharks I was wondering where I got the idea the Oilers are winning 10 games in the playoffs.

  197. dangilitis says:

    Reminiscent of Smyttys fastest natural hat trick against San Jose in a comeback victory several years back!!

  198. Pouzar says:

    Fortunate Son.

  199. Oilanderp says:

    Gorilla boy with a hatty!

  200. Rich M says:

    Beautiful. Loooooch w/the hatty!

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