2019-20 Game 14: Oilers at Blue Jackets

Detroit came out flying last night, could have been 4-0 if that team had some skill. The Oilers were slow off the mark, sleepy in the middle and woke up late. Since the dawn of time, that’s a bad damned recipe.

The first time the Oilers played Columbus, it was in Ohio and ended in a 4-2 win for the road team. Doug Weight had four assists, Ryan Smyth scored twice, Billy Guerin scored into an empty net 10 days before he would be traded to the Boston Bruins.

THE ATHLETIC!

The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of The Athletic, there is a Puck Drop Special offer here.

  • New Jonathan Willis: Unproductive Oilers forwards are in danger of losing their jobs — and soon
  • New Lowetide: Analyzing the current state of the Edmonton Oilers goaltending.
  • New Jonathan Willis: Should the Oilers trade for a veteran NHL defenceman?
  • Lowetide: Oilers first-round pick Philip Broberg increases his role; Condors’ Caleb Jones looks NHL-ready
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: ‘I don’t think anyone’s feeling comfortable’: Oilers’ Holland pleased but cautious amid early improvements.
  • Lowetide: Josh Archibald’s injury and limited replacements available puts some pressure on Oilers
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: 4 reasons why the Oilers passed their first true test of the season
  • Lowetide: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and James Neal are leading a quality Oilers second line
  • Lowetide: Assessing the early season progress of Oilers’ defence and goaltending
  • Jonathan Willis: A rare success during Edmonton’s long rebuild, why Oscar Klefbom is the model for finishing Oilers’ blue line
  • Lowetide: Jesse Puljujarvi’s impressive Liiga performance headlines Oilers prospects this week
  • Jonathan Willis: Can the Oilers afford to pursue Taylor Hall in free agency?
  • Corey Pronman: Oilers No. 9 farm system.
  • Lowetide: Oilers top 20 prospects summer 2019.

OILERS IN OCTOBER

  • Oilers in October 2015: 5-9-0, 10 points; goal differential -6
  • Oilers in October 2016: 9-4-1, 19 points; goal differential +7
  • Oilers in October 2017: 5-8-1, 11 points; goal differential -12
  • Oilers in October 2018: 8-5-1, 17 points; goal differential +1
  • Oilers in October 2019: 8-4-1, 17 points, goal differential +4

The Oilers are limping into Halloween but in all honesty this has been a smokin’ month. In McDavid’s fifth season, three of the point totals were playoff worthy. Even with a loss tonight, suspect fans, if they’re being fair, have to be pleased with the first month of 2019-20.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN OCTOBER

  • At home to: Vancouver, Los Angeles (Expected: 1-1-0) (Actual 2-0-0)
  • On the road to: NYI, NJD, NYR, CHI (Expected 2-1-1) Actual (3-1-0)
  • At home to: Philadelphia, Detroit (Expected 1-1-0) (Actual 2-0-0)
  • On the road to: Winnipeg, Minnesota (Expected 1-1-0) (Actual 0-1-1)
  • At home to: Washington, Florida (Expected 1-1-0)(Actual 1-1-0)
  • On the road to: Detroit, Columbus (Expected 1-1-0) (Actual 0-1-0)
  • Overall expected result: 7-6-1, 15 points in 14 games
  • Current results: 8-4-1, 17 points after 13 games

Oilers beat my projection but the month was really two different chapters. The team started 7-1-0 before going 1-3-1 with tonight’s game ending the October story. Fans wanted a better result but I don’t think this team has the kind of ability that would make a 10-win October realistic—even if they’d delivered that kind of insane run. All numbers five-on-five unless indicated, via NST.

LINE 1 Leon Draisaitl-Connor McDavid-Zack Kassian played 15:06, going 7-18 Corsi (gack!), 6-9 shots, 1-0 goals and 1-4 HDSC. Scored a lovely goal.

Leon Draisaitl scored his 10th goal of the season, two shots, drew a penalty, some errant passes. Connor McDavid had an assist, shot, HDSC, and also drew a penalty. Zack Kassian had a shot, a HDSC and hit everything that moved. Line looked tired and chased the puck a lot, both 97 and 29 played over 26 minutes overall. How much they have in the tank for tonight is a concern.

LINE 2 Jujhar Khaira-Nuge-Sam Gagner played 10:51, going 16-3 Corsi (!!!), 12-2 shots (!!!), no goals and 4-1 HDSC (!!!). This is one experiment that worked very well.

Jujhar Khaira had three shots, three HDSC and two rebound attempts. It was his first good game of the season. Nuge had five shots, one HDSC and was solid in the dot. As well as he played, there were enough opportunities to expect him to cash. Maybe tonight. Sam Gagner had a fine evening, finding seams for his deft passes and creating chem on a makeshift line. As was the case with Khaira, his best game of the season.

LINE 3 Alex Chiasson-Gaetan Haas-James Neal played 7:55, going 6-2 Corsi, 3-2 shots, 0-1 goals and 0-1 HDSC.

Alex Chiasson didn’t accomplish much five-on-five, the puck seemed to be jumping on him. I’m not down on this player, it’s a long season and we’ll see him in a better light. Gaetan Haas had one shot and won six of 12 in the dot, he has size and speed and might be a player. I don’t think the Oilers have time to find out. James Neal made a terrible play that led to the second goal, passed to Chiasson in the defensive end and his partner never saw the pass. Two shots, penalty, not his best game but then again he was placed in a tough spot.

LINE 4 Tomas Jurco-Riley Sheahan-Patrick Russell played 5:18, going 1-5 Corsi, 0-2 shots, no goals and 1-0 HDSC.

Tomas Jurco had a shot on goal and a couple of looks, and his reach came in handy on a couple of loose pucks. Riley Sheahan didn’t have much going on and was chasing the puck constantly. Patrick Russell had a shot on goal. The big winner? Markus Granlund.

PAIRING ONE Darnell Nurse-Ethan Bear played 16:22, went 13-14 Corsi, 12-11 shots, 1-1 goals and 3-4 HDSC. Spent half of their icetime with McDavid on the ice. Pairing was 5-7 shots with, 7-4 without 97.

Darnell Nurse had two shots, drew a penalty and engaged physically. Ethan Bear made multiple effective passes, got walked badly two times (Larkin and AA), and took a penalty, had one shot and one HDSC.

PAIRING TWO Oscar Klefbom and Kris Russell played 13:55, going 7-16 Corsi, 4-7 shots, no goals and no HDSC. Pairing played 7:45 with McDavid, going 2-6 shots with 97 and 2-1 without. No idea what the hell was going on with 97, but he looked tired.

Oscar Klefbom seemed off in his passes and was chasing a lot, matching Kris Russell. One of the keys to Klefbom’s success is using those calm feet to settle things down. Haven’t seen it the last few games. Russell was soft on Larkin net front on the first goal.

PAIRING THREE Brandon Manning and Matt Benning played 7:52 together, 4-2 Corsi, 3-0 shots, no goals and 1-2 HDSC.

Manning had the only five-on-five giveaway (!!!) and a shot on goal. Matt Benning hammered Frans Nielsen at the blue line. Not much happened with these men on the ice.

GOALIE Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 of 21, .952 at five-on-five and 25 of 27, .926 overall. He gave this team a chance to win.

CONDORS

Bakersfield plays today, noon Edmonton time. I spoke to Ryan Holt on the Lowdown yesterday, Shane Starrett made the trip to San Jose (encouraging) but is unlikely to play. He was a key to success a year ago.

One of the craziest things about yesterday involved the idea of Kailer Yamamoto being recalled. It’s fine to argue for and against, but let’s at least agree on what the facts are before proceeding. I had several texts and dm’s telling me “Yamamoto is 95th in AHL points” when in fact he is tied for No. 68. Neither is a recommendation for recall, but if you’re going to argue a point, please get the facts right. When a player has six points and is listed at No. 95, have a look to see how many players he is tied with at the point total. It’s important. Especially if you’re arguing he should stay, because being correct on the stats makes your argument stronger. I think he should stay until at least game 20. Recall a player with at least one year of success at that level. Options include Joe Gambardella, Josh Currie, Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody. I expect the Oilers like Yamamoto’s speed, and do believe there’s a good chance he’ll be recalled first. That’s not the same as an endorsement, although I do believe in the player.

LOWDOWN WITH LOWETIDE

At 10 this morning, TSN1260, my friend Bruce McCurdy will know the phone will ring in 20 minutes. In a cruel twist of fate, the Oilers have lost with unusual frequency on the evening before his appearances. Today is another example. Bruce will bring fire at 10:20. Kris Abbott from OddsShark will pop in to talk World Series bets, NFL, Heisman, Tiger. 10-1260 text, @Lowetide on twitter. Talk soon!

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  1. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Is it just me, Or did Persson’s slap-shot wind up look like it was in slow motion? It looked very…weird.

  2. OriginalPouzar says:

    drglen: maybe concussion protocal… and hold him back for Xrays regardless.Hmm.Still got Granland and Haas. can play centre. Prob bring up malone to sit?

    Given cap implications, I’m not sure they should bring anyone up to sit (if Riley goes on IR opening up a spot) – they would likely send down Lagesson and call up a forward, mind you so, ya, maybe.

    I’d prefer Cooper, a player that maybe could maybe make a positive difference if he gets some ice – we know Malone can’t.

  3. drglen says:

    mcdavids line , little soft on the D coverage there..

  4. OriginalPouzar says:

    SN just showed “shot attempts” – is that new?

    They are so fancy now.

  5. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Seriously Kassian???

  6. OriginalPouzar says:

    This is a big kill!

  7. drglen says:

    even up call.

  8. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    SERIOUSLY BEAR?????

  9. OriginalPouzar says:

    Oh, shit, as I type that, Bear gets his stick up and its a full 2 minute (almost) 5 on 3.

  10. drglen says:

    oh dear… this is not great. oh well, kinda got to call that one.

  11. drglen says:

    columbus should pull the goalie..

  12. OriginalPouzar says:

    Wow, Leon Selke:

    – wins face off on 5 on 3 for a clear
    – tips a pass for a second clean
    – make a third clear.

  13. drglen says:

    oooh deep breath

  14. OriginalPouzar says:

    Oilers kill of the full 1:47 5 on 3.

    Leon and Nurse were huge and then a nice battle by Russ.

  15. drglen says:

    good kill. we’re having trouble Checking anderson.

  16. Nix says:

    That whole ‘hiding the stick and then poking at the last second’ thing Hitch awkwardly praised Jessie about has been mastered by Leon. Hes picked off numerous d to d passes on the pk this year.

  17. OmJo says:

    digger50: I didn’t see the veterans win the jobs in the preseason. I believe they received preferred treatment and the results of who made and didn’t make the team were pre-determined.

    Any of Hollands new guys made the team. Funny how that works.

    I also think Tippet was going forward with the plan “not to lose the game” from the bottom six. With that in mind he chose defensively responsible, experienced players. There is some logic to this.

    It is much easier to just poke the puck up the boards dump and chase than it is to try and hold the puck and make a play.Benson and Marody were attempting to do something with puck possession

    Regardless. Very few have problems with holding back some AHL talent for experience, plus allowing assessment of the veterans and Europeans.

    And we didn’t expect to make playoffs? Any GM withConnor that cannot make playoffs should step aside.

    To be honest, I’m sure they did receive preferential treatment, too. The thing is, I think that was the only reason those players were signed, for filler. To buy Holland or the prospects time for something. There a couple of Tippett’s guys thrown in there, too.

    Normally, I’d agree with the last sentence. But considering the state of this team, if that was the case, then we wouldn’t have a GM right now. Nobody could have turned this roster around in one summer without doing something illegal involving drugs, hookers, an unhappy marriage or two, and blackmail.

  18. hunter1909 says:

    Good to see the Oilers return to their winning ways before the death march comes for them™

  19. Jordan says:

    OmJo: To be honest, I’m sure they did receive preferential treatment, too. The thing is, I think that was the only reason those players were signed, for filler. To buy Holland or the prospects time for something. There a couple of Tippett’s guys thrown in there, too.

    Normally, I’d agree with the last sentence. But considering the state of this team, if that was the case, then we wouldn’t have a GM right now. Nobody could have turned this roster around in one summer without doing something illegal involving drugs, hookers, an unhappy marriage or two, and blackmail.

    OMJO, do you know something about the lucic – neal trade you’d like to share?

    =)

  20. OmJo says:

    Jethro Tull: They don’t have to be lighting up the AHL, that’s the point. Why do people see this as a necessary prerequisite for playing in the NHL? They just have to be better than whoever they replace.

    I agree and disagree.

    I disagree for this reason…

    Jethro Tull: Constant assessment against proven criteria are what should determine whether a player plays in the bigs or not.

    If the criteria are what are, as of right now, below replacement level players, then using them as the criteria to decide the readiness for AHL players is a bad idea.

    Being a better player than Sheahan in the NHL, for example, does not mean the player is NHL ready. It means they’re better than a non-NHL player.

    I do agree that point totals aren’t everything, but they are at least an indicator of NHL readiness in terms of offense.

  21. drglen says:

    Jordan: OMJO, do you know something about the lucic – neal trade you’d like to share?

    =)

    lol… I was also going in enquire? ha ha… Hey maybe that’s the real reason we traded Paul Coffey.

  22. Oilin4 says:

    Oilin4:
    Columbus has been sitting around since giving up 7 on Saturday, need a win, and the Oil played last night. Don’t cancel your evening plans.

    NAILED IT!!!!

  23. Lowetide says:

    Through Two:

    4-1 Oilers (2-1 Oilers in the second)
    19-17 Oilers shots (12-10 CBJ in the second)
    33-22 Oilers Corsi five-on-five (18-12 Edmonton in the second)

    ==

    What will this third period bring? Crazy crazy.

  24. jenga66 says:

    Would someone please teach Elliot Friedman how to tie a tie.

  25. OmJo says:

    Jordan: OMJO, do you know something about the lucic – neal trade you’d like to share?

    =)

    Whatever do you mean?

  26. steelymac17 says:

    Man would I love to see #77 Anderson playing for the Oil one day.Not sure what it would take,but I would offer Seth Jones little brother,Poolparty and a good pick.I realize we don’t have the cap space now but down the road he would look great with McDavid and Drai.

  27. jenga66 says:

    LT, who do you watch tonight? Expos or Oilers?

  28. OriginalPouzar says:

    Wow, P. Russell showed some skill on that rush – almost scored a beauty.

  29. OriginalPouzar says:

    OmJo: I agree and disagree.

    I disagree for this reason…

    If the criteria are what are, as of right now, below replacement level players, then using them as the criteria to decide the readiness for AHL players is a bad idea.

    Being a better player than Sheahan in the NHL, for example, does not mean the player is NHL ready. It means they’re better than a non-NHL player.

    I do agree that point totals aren’t everything, but they are at least an indicator of NHL readiness in terms of offense.

    Sheahan is absolutely an NHL player – he’s been the best of the bottom 6 group – great on the PK and has been involved in more scoring chances over recent games than any of the others (until Khaira started playing better). In my opinion.

    Note his defensive zone starts at FOUR TIMES the rate of his offensive zone starts.

  30. Ryan says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    Wow, P. Russell showed some skill on that rush – almost scored a beauty.

    #Draisaitl4selke

  31. OriginalPouzar says:

    Bear with a poor choice not retreating in the offensive zone and getting caught in no-mans land leading to a clear 2 on 1 against.

    Game management Ethan – a learning experience and I’m sure Tippett/Playfair will do the requisite teaching.

  32. OriginalPouzar says:

    No, Kevin, McDavid and Drai have not been separated – this is just filling in for the absent 4C.

    In Kevin’s defence, I believe he caught his mistake and corrected his analysis.

  33. OriginalPouzar says:

    steelymac:
    Man would I love to see #77 Anderson playing for the Oil one day.Not sure what it would take,but I would offer Seth Jones little brother,Poolparty and a good pick.I realize we don’t have the cap space now but down the road he would look great with McDavid and Drai.

    Well, we could actually afford him this year (if we could get players off the IR) at $1.85M but that will be going up to the $4M-$5M range for next year.

  34. Ice Sage says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    No, Kevin, McDavid and Drai have not been separated – this is just filling in for the absent 4C.

    In Kevin’s defence, I believe he caught his mistake and corrected his analysis.

    It’s not a bad ‘road game with 3 goal lead’ strategy, though – have your best possession-control guys out 2/3 shifts.
    Their backup goalie has a great name

  35. OriginalPouzar says:

    JethroTull:
    The team couldn’t even “score effects” until the last ten minutes, when they actually put their foot down.

    The Oilers are so good that CBJ can’t even “score effects” – Oilers well over 50% in all metrics in the third, 3/4 of the way through.

  36. Yeti says:

    Ice Sage: Their backup goalie has a great name

    I didn’t realize he’s Latvian!

  37. OmJo says:

    OriginalPouzar,

    To be honest, his name was just the first to pop in my head. 😇

  38. Nix says:

    Haas decided to turn on the jets the past few shifts. I like this player, even though he has some of that euro-loop in his game. I hope he gets a decent look and leash.

  39. Material Elvis says:

    Ok Khaira had a good game. Maybe I was too harsh on him. He might be NHL caliber after all. Second decent game in a row. What a difference getting Russell out of the top four, too.

  40. drglen says:

    a good win.

  41. Halfwise says:

    Plenty of vacated seats in the lower bowl at CBJ. Oilers chase the goalie and the fans!

  42. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Omg… did everyone just see Draisaitl laugh there!?!? HE JUST SHOWED EMOTION!!!

  43. 719 says:

    Oilers 6 – 1 with Persson in the lineup

    3-4-1 without Persson in the lineup

  44. Yeti says:

    Klefbom played over 27 mins tonight

  45. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Why does Brian Burke Always look like he’s disappointed in his dog for peeing on the floor??

  46. npanciroli says:

    Yeti,

    The weight of Russell was lifted off him.

  47. OriginalPouzar says:

    Not that I have any desire to kick-start more Hall talk, this does not bode well for the early negotiations in Jersey:

    Corey Masisak
    @cmasisak22
    #NJDevils Taylor Hall: “We’re kind of battling our own fans right now. We were 1-for-3 on the power play and we are getting booed. It’s a tie game that we are getting booed.”

  48. Jethro Tull says:

    OriginalPouzar: The Oilers are so good that CBJ can’t even “score effects” – Oilers well over 50% in all metrics in the third, 3/4 of the way through.

    The difference being that tonight, the Oilers are playing a poor team and dominating, as they should. Last night they played a terrible team and were lucky the game wasn’t out of sight before they started playing.

    This team doesn’t know what it is.

  49. OriginalPouzar says:

    Oilers are 6-0 when scoring first – they should try and do that more often….

  50. GMB3 says:

    Pavel Zacha off to a nice start this season. Would the blog be opposed to a JP for Zacha trade?

  51. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Let’s go LA!!!

  52. OriginalPouzar says:

    No update on Sheahan from Tip in the, about 80 second, post-game presser

  53. OmJo says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    Omg… did everyone just see Draisaitl laugh there!?!? HE JUST SHOWED EMOTION!!!

    Was he laughing at how lazy he is?

  54. OriginalPouzar says:

    MaterialElvis:
    Ok Khaira had a good game.Maybe I was too harsh on him.He might be NHL caliber after all.Second decent game in a row.What a difference getting Russell out of the top four, too.

    He had a decent game yesterday but a GREAT game today – to my eye.

    Confidence is a wonderful thing as is chemistry – maybe there really is something to him and Nuge as a pair.

  55. OriginalPouzar says:

    I give unsung hero to Joel Persson.

    His best game by far – just looked confident with and without the puck – making plays. A couple wobbles but he is a rookie.

    More than anything, offence in the NHL starts with the transition game and my goodness did his insertion seem to make a large difference – not just for the bottom two pairings but for the structure of the breakouts.

    Its like they went right back to that, supports the d-man down low and open up passing lanes through the middle structure that they used through the first 5-6 games. Just thinking back, they essentially starting struggling moving the puck and went away from that when Persson got hurt and I’m pretty sure that was a function of puck-moving skill/abilities.

    Klef is better with the puck when paired with a puck mover.
    Persson is a more proficient puck mover in the top 4 than an off-side Russell.
    Russell is a much better puck mover on his left side and move the puck just fine as a 3LD.
    No Manning.

  56. Nit64 says:

    719: Oilers 6 – 1 with Persson in the lineup

    OriginalPouzar: Oilers are 6-0 when scoring first

    Same 6?

    D news so far. An interesting Bear and a Persson of interest.

  57. OriginalPouzar says:

    GMB:
    Pavel Zacha off to a nice start this season. Would the blog be opposed to a JP for Zacha trade?

    I don’t see any reason why any Oiler fan would given the situation.

    His pedigree is essentially just as high and his NHL production has been just as good as Jesse’s and, this year, better than Jesse has ever produced (small sample). He’s barely played in the minors but been PPG in that small sample.

    Oilers would have to add I think.

  58. drglen says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    Why does Brian Burke Always look like he’s disappointed in his dog for peeing on the floor??

    +1 totally agree…always a scowl !

  59. drglen says:

    so how come Khaira plays an excellent game tonight? Something about being with Nuge works. Maybe he needs to be on a line where he can say ” okay, I don’t need to do the fancy stuff’ .. and just plays on instinct.

  60. ArmchairGM says:

    OriginalPouzar: Well, we could actually afford him this year (if we could get players off the IR) at $1.85M but that will be going up to the $4M-$5M range for next year.

    We can afford that next year.

  61. drglen says:

    Russel looks way better the less he plays, .. and that’s on the third pair. The one place where we seem him good though, actually two. Blocking goal mouth passes on the PK…, and on pinches where the oilers are behind and pressing in desperation. He was not ‘bad’ today at all. Just Persson.. and Klefbom, looked so much better.

    Benning also had a good game.. Nurse had a good game… Bear had a good game, all in all.

    Leon might be MVP this year and I”m not kidding.

  62. Jordan says:

    Jethro Tull: The difference being that tonight, the Oilers are playing a poor team and dominating, as they should. Last night they played a terrible team and were lucky the game wasn’t out of sight before they started playing.

    This team doesn’t know what it is.

    You and I are watching different games.

    Detroit’s speed and transition gave the Oilers fits last night, and no one was making sharp passes. Detroit interfered with anyone who tried to make a controled zone entry and got away with it, so the Oilers had to dump and chase and detroits quick mobile D managed to transition the puck effectively.

    Tonight, the Oilers had their way with a shaky goalie, and then controlled play to victory. The early PPs made a huge difference, as they gave the Oilers a 2-goal lead (3rd PP in the first lead to the 2nd goal, 3 secs after penalty expired).

    Team played better? Or was it a better matchup? Or was Korpisalo a big factor?

  63. drglen says:

    If Shehan is out for a bit, what happens?

    Jurco sat out today did he not? So really its move Granland to centre Russel and Jurco, .. though I’d fankly like to see Haas with Jurco and Neal for a while anyways.

    Do they call up Marody to press box?

  64. drglen says:

    Jordan: You and I are watching different games.

    Detroit’s speed and transition gave the Oilers fits last night, and no one was making sharp passes.Detroit interfered with anyone who tried to make a controled zone entry and got away with it, so the Oilers had to dump and chase and detroits quick mobile D managed to transition the puck effectively.

    Tonight, the Oilers had their way with a shaky goalie, and then controlled play to victory.The early PPs made a huge difference, as they gave the Oilers a 2-goal lead (3rd PP in the first lead to the 2nd goal, 3 secs after penalty expired).

    Team played better?Or was it a better matchup?Or was Korpisalo a big factor?

    I basically agree with this. In a seven game series, I’d probably say Columbus in 7. Oil played better but columbus was hurt by PPs early, less than stellar goalie, but also they were misfiring in the offensive zone and could have burned us on a couple of 2 on 1s, wrap around taps, and screen shots. Credit to Smith also, .. but Columbus was ‘off’ tonight. But no question the Oil were better and the major difference is actually Persson and the breakouts.

  65. Boil-in-the-Oil says:

    Material Elvis:
    Ok Khaira had a good game.Maybe I was too harsh on him.He might be NHL caliber after all.Second decent game in a row.What a difference getting Russell out of the top four, too.

    JJ had a much better game tonight. I think he heard the message, need to produce some offence… accomplished…Nuge pairing kinda worked out! He was more physical, hitting harder too. I was worried after his goal that they would review it for goalie interference (although I thought the goal was fine).

    I believe a component that is missing, imo, we need to be more physical, harder hitting (with more “violence”). But overall this was a better Oilers team tonight. Pretty good performance after back to back games.

    Go Oilers Go!

  66. edoil1 says:

    drglen,

    Do not post often ,but on this one it seems Drai playing with McDavid is like Messier with Gretzky ,neither would have reached their high elite playing ability without being pushed by the best,In any other situation it could have been quite different.

  67. OriginalPouzar says:

    ArmchairGM: We can afford that next year.

    If we get rid of Russell fairly clean.

    With Nurse signed (apx $7M) we are looking at $18M (apx – depending on final cap) to sign 12 players.

    If you add Anderson, we are looking at $13M-$14M to sign 11 players including Smith’s replacement (or Smith), Kassian (or replacement).

    We basically have one bullet next year.

    Of course, in addition to the contract, we’d need to trade for Anderson.

  68. Bag of Pucks says:

    The Astros should come out in the bottom of the 9th wearing these beauties.

    https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/08/03/the-oral-history-of-the-houston-astros-tequila-sunrise-uniforms/amp/

    The Nationals will be laughing so hard, Houston will load the bases.

  69. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yeti:
    Klefbom played over 27 mins tonight

    Over 7 minutes on the PP mind you. Only like 16 minutes at 5 on 5.

  70. OriginalPouzar says:

    drglen:
    If Shehan is out for a bit, what happens?

    Jurco sat out today did he not?So really its move Granland to centre Russel and Jurco, .. though I’d fankly like to seeHaas with Jurco and Neal for a while anyways.

    Do they call up Marody to press box?

    They may call up Marody to play 4C (or put Haas at 4C and put Marody at 3C) and keeping Jurco in the press box for now.

    Could be Cave as well considering the PK implications (in particular with Archie out).

  71. drglen says:

    HOly shit 3 2 wash top of the 8th… this is insane. Washington batting.

  72. godot10 says:

    Yeti:
    Klefbom played over 27 mins tonight

    An easy 27 minutes, because with Persson, rather than Russell, Klefbom isn’t defending all the time, and is able to play to his strengths rather than to his weaknesses.

  73. Wilde says:

    Condors goaltending is trash

  74. leadfarmer says:

    Well the win rinses the trolls away for the night

  75. drglen says:

    OriginalPouzar: They may call up Marody to play 4C (or put Haas at 4C and put Marody at 3C) and keeping Jurco in the press box for now.

    Could be Cave as well considering the PK implications (in particular with Archie out).

    I’d agree except the won the game. Tip thus far has been conservative and veteran biased as far as roster. One more injury though, hed have no choice but to bring him up and play him. I just don’t think Tipp and Holland trust marody, which is too bad, because he’s got good open ice ‘keep away’ possession skill. (probably better than Haas imo) Haas is just faster and bigger, and actually took a few guys hard to the boards in that third period which was nice.

  76. GMB3 says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    The Astros should come out in the bottom of the 9th wearing these beauties.

    https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/08/03/the-oral-history-of-the-houston-astros-tequila-sunrise-uniforms/amp/

    The Nationals will be laughing so hard, Houston will load the bases.

    We played a school from Oregon who wore those in college. Was a big fan

  77. drglen says:

    leadfarmer:
    Well the win rinses the trolls away for the night

    ya.. and for a day stops the ‘go nuclear’ JP call up trade pics new team tomorrow chatter too. ( Guilty. )

  78. Bag of Pucks says:
  79. OriginalPouzar says:

    BoilintheOil:

    I believe a component that is missing, imo, we need to be more physical, harder hitting (with more “violence”).

    Maybe they should see if Lucic is available?

  80. Halfwise says:

    OriginalPouzar: Maybe they should see if Lucic is available?

    Gosh, could he be?

  81. Bag of Pucks says:

    The Astros have the top of the order in the bottom of the ninth. How much do you want to bet they don’t even try to steal a base? Baseball has become a very boring game since the death of Whiteyball.

  82. oilersfan says:

    Somebody posted the oilers are 6-1 withPersson in the lineup.

    THis is true and understates his case a bit because he was concussed early in the Chicago game and finished the game while playing with a concussion!

    While he is not that good he is a mobile puck mover who makes Klefbom much better and pushes Russell down to the third pair.

    Will be interesting to see what a difference this makes going forward.

    Russell’s style of play really sucks possession out of the team and prevents them from getting the puck out of their zone. Hasn’t he had some games where him and Klefbom were around 20% Corsi?

    How do we find klefbom’s corsi with Persson compared to with Russell?

  83. hunter1909 says:

    Khaira scored tonight what in the playoffs will become known as a “Khiara/Pisani” huge goal…

  84. Nit64 says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    The Astros have the top of the order in the bottom of the ninth. How much do you want to bet they don’t even try to steal a base? Baseball has become a very boring game since the death of Whiteyball.

    Huh. 4 runs down in the 9th you’re not going to steal much in any era. Not before a run or two.

    Also one of the Nats runs tonight was generated by stealing 2nd.

  85. tileguy says:

    Let me be the first to congratulate the expos.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuTbL2FKJxk

  86. Ryan says:

    oilersfan:
    Somebody posted the oilers are 6-1 withPersson in the lineup.

    THis is true and understates his case a bit because he was concussed early in the Chicago game and finished the game while playing with a concussion!

    While he is not that good he is a mobile puck mover who makes Klefbom much better and pushes Russell down to the third pair.

    Will be interesting to see what a difference this makes going forward.

    Russell’s style of play really sucks possession out of the team and prevents them from getting the puck out of their zone. Hasn’t he had some games where him and Klefbom were around 20% Corsi?

    How do we find klefbom’s corsi with Persson compared to with Russell?

    https://www.naturalstattrick.com/linestats.php?fromseason=20192020&thruseason=20192020&stype=2&sit=5v5&score=all&rate=n&team=EDM&vteam=ALL&view=wowy&loc=B&gpfilt=none&fd=2019-10-02&td=2020-04-04&tgp=2000&strict=incl&p1=8476472&p2=8471729&p3=8480940&p4=0&p5=0

  87. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    Expos win!

  88. Victoria Oil says:

    I was a big Expos fan until the 1994 strike which caused me to lose most of my interest in baseball.

    Not sure if I am happy or sad right now.

    Amazing that the road team won all 7 games.

  89. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    Lowetide:
    Through four periods, Khaira-Nuge-Gagner are 26-3 at five-on-five Corsi events. Nice little start for the trio.

    they had very good numbers in small sample size last year too
    Let’s see them keep it going!

  90. Professor Q says:

    I am both saddened for and happy for Lowetide.

    This should be an Expos celebration, not Senators 3.0.

    Maybe in time, however. Maybe in time.

  91. Professor Q says:

    Victoria Oil:
    I was a big Expos fan until the 1994 strike which caused me to lose most of my interest in baseball.

    Not sure if I am happy or sad right now.

    Amazing that the road team won all 7 games.

    First and only time in all 115 years of World Series baseball that this has occurred.

  92. Ryan says:

    godot10: An easy 27 minutes, because with Persson, rather than Russell, Klefbom isn’t defending all the time, and is able to play to his strengths rather than to his weaknesses.

    Klefbom / Persson are:

    Cf: 52.8% ; FF: 52,2% ; GF: 50% ; xGF: 55%

    Klefbomb / Russell

    Cf: 43.7 % ; FF:44.4 % ; GF: 50% ; xGF: 48.6%

  93. Nit64 says:

    Professor Q: First and only time in all 115 years of World Series baseball that this has occurred.

    Or hockey or basketball

  94. OriginalPouzar says:

    oilersfan:
    Somebody posted the oilers are 6-1 withPersson in the lineup.

    THis is true and understates his case a bit because he was concussed early in the Chicago game and finished the game while playing with a concussion!

    While he is not that good he is a mobile puck mover who makes Klefbom much better and pushes Russell down to the third pair.

    Will be interesting to see what a difference this makes going forward.

    Russell’s style of play really sucks possession out of the team and prevents them from getting the puck out of their zone. Hasn’t he had some games where him and Klefbom were around 20% Corsi?

    How do we find klefbom’s corsi with Persson compared to with Russell?

    natural stat will have that.

  95. Wilde says:

    Just a bit into tracking the Condors game but here’s the deployment:

    Benson – Marody – Currie

    – Standard, Benson and Marody appear to be coming on lately, Currie was himself from the start (he’s great)

    McLeod – Malone – Yamamoto

    – Gambardella’s injured, he and Yamamoto were the team’s best 5v5 forwards

    – McLeod was moved to wing a few games ago after Cave showed up but stayed on the third line, was him – Cave – Maksimov, so this is a promotion, I’ve been abstaining from forming an opinion too quick on this player but – and this might be confirmation bias – I think my call about one of the tools NECESSARILY being missing from the toolbox was correct

    Maksimov – Cave – Koules

    – Cave’s arrival has been good for Maksimov because coaches really like CC which causes the lack of icetime Max was getting early in the season (which was unfair imo) to be alleviated

    – Pretty much every player that the Oilers grab for the Condors from the ECHL or whatever is bad, they don’t even bother trying to have a good ECHL team or to import skill at all, disregard every single one

    Iacobellis – Esposito – Peluso

    – Boring

    Jones – Bouchard

    – Killers, started getting shifts together instead of apart with Lowe – Jones and Kulevich – Bouchard which was bad for both players, hope this pairing stays together so long as each are in Bakersfield

    Lowe – Day

    – Day coming back is fantastic, I have an extremely low opinion of Lowe so if Day can push this pairing into positive GF-GA then he’ll have impressed me; in general I think we’ll see a lot of pairing mixing as we have so far

    Samorukov – Kulevich

    – Not getting too many minutes, Samorukov gets turned around a fair bit but that’s a rookie pro’s lot in life, Kulevich is in the bin Koules is in though and it’s a 2L pairing, so, Sam being set up well in terms of ice time and deployment but not wrt partnership

  96. Bag of Pucks says:

    Capitals. Nationals. Been a good couple years for Washington sports fans.

    Almost makes up for Daniel Snyder. Almost.

  97. Bag of Pucks says:

    Nit64: Huh. 4 runs down in the 9th you’re not going to steal much in any era. Not before a run or two.

    Also one of the Nats runs tonight was generated by stealing 2nd.

    Wasn’t a 4 run lead when I posted that.

  98. Wilde says:

    I’ll also add that I expect the line blender to be out for the rest of the game, so these are probably not the lines/pairings that play the most but this is what they intended to play out the game with at the beginning

  99. Harpers Hair says:

    leadfarmer:
    Well the win rinses the trolls away for the night

    Expos win!

  100. OriginalPouzar says:

    oilersfan:
    Somebody posted the oilers are 6-1 withPersson in the lineup.

    THis is true and understates his case a bit because he was concussed early in the Chicago game and finished the game while playing with a concussion!

    While he is not that good he is a mobile puck mover who makes Klefbom much better and pushes Russell down to the third pair.

    Will be interesting to see what a difference this makes going forward.

    Russell’s style of play really sucks possession out of the team and prevents them from getting the puck out of their zone. Hasn’t he had some games where him and Klefbom were around 20% Corsi?

    How do we find klefbom’s corsi with Persson compared to with Russell?

    Klef is 52.8% with Persson
    Klef is 46.4% without Persson

    Klef is 43.7% with Russell
    Klef is 53.3% without Russell

  101. Nit64 says:

    Professor Q: First and only time in all 115 years of World Series baseball that this has occurred.

    Has it happened in any final or non final 7 games series in MLB NHL or NBA before this?

  102. Boil-in-the-Oil says:

    OriginalPouzar: Maybe they should see if Lucic is available?

    I don’t know, they say he’s pretty valuable in cowtown, providing that physical threat… hahaha. I think looch should end it all and head off to the khl.

  103. Nit64 says:

    Bag of Pucks: Wasn’t a 4 run lead when I posted that.

    Ah. Things happen fast.

  104. Professor Q says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    Capitals. Nationals. Been a good couple years for Washington sports fans.

    Almost makes up for Daniel Snyder. Almost.

    I guarantee you that Snyder is seething tonight.

    Maybe he’ll call out Lerner for conspiring with Leonsis (for both the Capitals and the Mystics!) in making him look bad.

  105. treevojo says:

    Halfwise,

    Thanks for the Alberta premium recommendation.

    I found it pretty smooth and easy to drink.

    For the price you can’t go wrong.

    I do enjoy the flavours of more expensive scotches and Irish whiskeys quite a bit more though.

    But when the budget is tight I will have no problem picking up another bottle.

  106. Bag of Pucks says:

    If the Jets won the Cup, I couldn’t imagine any Atlanta fans saying, “Thrashers win!”

    This win has nothing to do with the Expos imo.

    Sad but true.

  107. Harpers Hair says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    If the Jets won the Cup, I couldn’t imagine any Atlanta fans saying, “Thrashers win!”

    This win has nothing to do with the Expos imo.

    Sad but true.

    Don’t break LTs heart.

  108. OriginalPouzar says:

    BoilintheOil: I don’t know, they say he’s pretty valuable in cowtown, providing that physical threat… hahaha. I think looch should end it all and head off to the khl.

    “Goals are easy to measure but the intangibles that Lucic brings, according to his teammates, are just as valuable” – Jermain Franklin – TSN

    No KHL – the flames should not be relieved of that contract.

  109. Bag of Pucks says:

    Professor Q: I guarantee you that Snyder is seething tonight.

    Maybe he’ll call out Lerner for conspiring with Leonsis in making him look bad.

    You could write a Bible length tome filled solely with eyewitness accounts of what a horrible greedy evil person Daniel Snyder is. Makes Harold Ballard, George Steinbrenner and Peter Pocklington look like charitable saints by comparison.

  110. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    If the Jets won the Cup, I couldn’t imagine any Atlanta fans saying, “Thrashers win!”

    This win has nothing to do with the Expos imo.

    Sad but true.

    My comment was a joke.

  111. Bag of Pucks says:

    Harpers Hair: Don’t break LTs heart.

    I was an Expos fan too. Our heart was broken in 94. Everything that followed was just adding insult to injury.

  112. Bag of Pucks says:

    GordieHoweHatTrick: My comment was a joke.

    Gotcha.

  113. Ice Sage says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    If the Jets won the Cup, I couldn’t imagine any Atlanta fans saying, “Thrashers win!”

    This win has nothing to do with the Expos imo.

    Sad but true.

    It has been a while.
    I do recall Nordiques fans begrudgingly celebrating Colorado’s first cup, and North Stars fans cheering the Dallas Stars. Mind you there was personnel overlap.
    Speaking of Jets, until the new iteration came from Atlanta, many fans were cheering Phoenix… imagine!

  114. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    Bag of Pucks: Gotcha.

    A bad one though 😉

  115. Bag of Pucks says:

    A baseball night reminded me of when we drafted Jesse thinking he was the mythical 5 tool player.

    Turns out he was just a tool.

  116. Harpers Hair says:

    Bag of Pucks: I was an Expos fan too. Our heart was broken in 94. Everything that followed was just adding insult to injury.

    Those of us old enough to be diehard Expos fans need any comfort we can get.

  117. Halfwise says:

    treevojo:
    Halfwise,

    Thanks for the Alberta premium recommendation.

    I found it pretty smooth and easy to drink.

    For the price you can’t go wrong.

    I do enjoy the flavours of more expensive scotches and Irish whiskeys quite a bit more though.

    But when the budget is tight I will have no problem picking up another bottle.

    Well thank you sir.

    In scotch, check out Longmorn. It’s the main flavour in Chivas but is wonderful on its own. A unique sweet aftertaste.

    Every whisky has its right moment. I like Laphroaig 18 in the winter, can’t stand it in the summer, for example.

  118. Bag of Pucks says:

    We talk about draft and develop a lot here.

    That model was perfected by the Montreal Expos.

    I would love nothing more than Holland and KG to go on an Exposesque run at the draft table. There’s nothing better than watching a homegrown team grow and gel together. Much better than a mercenary collection of free agents (ie the Yankees).

  119. Bag of Pucks says:

    Harpers Hair: Those of us old enough to be diehard Expos fans need any comfort we can get.

    Well there is scotch talk going on!

  120. Harpers Hair says:

    Bag of Pucks: Well there is scotch talk going on!

    Sipping an Oban as we speak.
    (Phone corrects Oban to Obama)
    Spits.

  121. Halfwise says:

    Bag of Pucks: Well there is scotch talk going on!

    Feel sorry for H.H. He lives in Parksville where the BC liquor store is bad even by BC standards.

  122. Bag of Pucks says:

    Harpers Hair: Sipping an Oban as we speak.
    (Phone corrects Oban to Obama)
    Spits.

    Love me my Macallan too. Recently had a bottle of Glendalough and found it to be exceptional value for $

  123. Harpers Hair says:

    Halfwise: Feel sorry for H.H. He lives in Parksville where the BC liquor store is bad even by BC standards.

    It is lacking but that’s what happens when the government is in charge.
    Just read about a Tim Horton’s in Newfoundland located in a hospital.
    It lost $250,000 last year because they were paying their employees $28/hour.
    They’ve decided to turn it over to the private sector.
    Who could have seen that coming?

  124. Harpers Hair says:

    Bag of Pucks: Love me my Macallan too. Recently had a bottle of Glendalough and found it to be exceptional value for $

    Will look for it.

  125. Harpers Hair says:

    Watching Canucks @ Kings.
    Todd Macllelan looks like he might strangle himself with his own tie.

  126. oilersfan says:

    Juho Lamikko has more points than Jesse on the same team

    Former third round pick of Florida in the 2014 . Wonder if he would be a good free agent signing for next season? Didn’t do thAt well in Canadian junior or the ahl but is tearing it up in finland

  127. godot10 says:

    Harpers Hair:
    Watching Canucks @ Kings.
    Todd Macllelan looks like he might strangle himselfwith his own tie.

    McLellan signed for 5 x $5 million. I think Rob Blake is the guy who is going to want to hang himself.

  128. Harpers Hair says:

    oilersfan:
    Juho Lamikko has more points than Jesse on the same team

    Former third round pick of Florida in the 2014 . Wonder if he would be a good free agent signing for next season? Didn’t do thAtwell in Canadian junior or the ahl but is tearing it up in finland

    I’m guessing Jesse has given him the word.

  129. Bag of Pucks says:

    Time to hit the hay but one last Expos story.

    Was in the restaurant having a pint after a round of golf this summer. Wearing my Expos cap. A guy comes off the course wearing a Dodgers cap. Turns out he’s an American on vacay with family up here. Spots my cap and says, “Expos fan, hey?” I nod warily and he smiles a shit eating grin and says two words. “Blue Monday.”

    Absolutely nothing I can say in retort. It’s the literal equivalent of saying 5-1 to a Flames fan. Fuck that guy.

  130. Harpers Hair says:

    godot10: McLellan signed for 5 x $5 million.I think Rob Blake is the guy who is going to want to hang himself.

    Can’t disagree.
    I’ve always been of the same mind as you on Todd.
    He inherited Ron Wilson’s team in San Jose and didn’t move the needle at all.
    Not sure why people keep hiring him.
    He’s a fraud.

  131. Numenius says:

    Very happy to see Khaira playing with skill today and getting rewarded.

    Hope he sticks on that line for awhile. He had a great game.

  132. BONE207 says:

    godot10: McLellan signed for 5 x $5 million.I think Rob Blake is the guy who is going to want to hang himself.

    You forgot…

    #thoroughly…

  133. Boil-in-the-Oil says:

    OriginalPouzar: “Goals are easy to measure but the intangibles that Lucic brings, according to his teammates, are just as valuable” – Jermain Franklin – TSN

    No KHL – the flames should not be relieved of that contract.

    Cheers for digging that out, precisely the folks I was referring to… brilliantly boneheaded. Make them pay cuz it’s almost buyout-proof.

  134. danny says:

    Bag of Pucks:
    If the Jets won the Cup, I couldn’t imagine any Atlanta fans saying, “Thrashers win!”

    This win has nothing to do with the Expos imo.

    Sad but true.

    I’m still an expos fan, even though they are now called The Nationals. Tonight’s win was as surreal as it would have been in 1994. The sad but true feeling is me feeling bad for old Expos fans that (completely justified) don’t care about this win. It is timeless and it is glorious. This one’s for you Gary Carter (rip), Tim Wallach, Andres Gallaraga, Tim Raines, Andre Dawson, Jeff Fassero, John Wetteland, Grissom, Reardon, Pedro Martinez, Walker, Dennis Martinez, both Alou(s), Steve Rogers, and all the rest of the crew.

  135. GMB3 says:

    Halfwise: Feel sorry for H.H. He lives in Parksville where the BC liquor store is bad even by BC standards.

    Oh man, I live in Nanaimo and the liquor store with walking distance of my house is a BCL and it is tragic. It’s so convenient too, it’s a 5 minute walk compared to a terrible drive to the next closest liquor store.

  136. ArmchairGM says:

    OriginalPouzar: If we get rid of Russell fairly clean.

    With Nurse signed (apx $7M) we are looking at $18M (apx – depending on final cap) to sign 12 players.

    If you add Anderson, we are looking at $13M-$14M to sign 11 players including Smith’s replacement (or Smith), Kassian (or replacement).

    We basically have one bullet next year.

    Of course, in addition to the contract, we’d need to trade for Anderson.

    Yeah, next year’s roster depends a lot on prospects moving up and taking jobs. If we use your numbers ($7M for Nurse + $5M for Anderson) and add Benson ($808k), Yamamoto ($894k), Lagesson ($900k) and Starrett ($900k), and also re-sign Bear and Persson ($4.5M combined), that’s 18 players signed and $6M left.

    In this scenario Benning, Puljujarvi and Jones are without contracts and are trade bait for a young forward – maybe these guys form the basis for the Anderson trade? If Bouchard makes the team that also makes Persson expendable, with some cap savings there as well. It’s tight, but workable.

    And I remain convinced that Russell’s $1.5M salary would be attractive to a team with an internal budget.

  137. ArmchairGM says:

    Bag of Pucks: Atlanta fans

    I didn’t know there were any.

  138. ArmchairGM says:

    It’s not Scotch, but I opened a bottle of this last night:

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/cognac/tiffon/tiffon-chateau-de-triac-reserve-de-la-famille-cognac/

    Fantastic stuff, I must say.

  139. OriginalPouzar says:

    ArmchairGM: Yeah, next year’s roster depends a lot on prospects moving up and taking jobs. If we use your numbers ($7M for Nurse + $5M for Anderson) and add Benson ($808k), Yamamoto ($894k), Lagesson ($900k) and Starrett ($900k), and also re-sign Bear and Persson ($4.5M combined), that’s 18 players signed and $6M left.

    In this scenario Benning, Puljujarvi and Jones are without contracts and are trade bait for a young forward – maybe these guys form the basis for the Anderson trade? If Bouchard makes the team that also makes Persson expendable, with some cap savings there as well. It’s tight, but workable.

    And I remain convinced that Russell’s $1.5M salary would be attractive to a team with an internal budget.

    Yup, see, that’s the thing, we “could” make it works but we are relying on ALOT of kids and is that the target we want to spend our one bullet on?

    This is why it was important that Holland not use the cap space this past off-season on marginal top 6 players because it wold be the one bullet for the next couple of years.

    Damn Chiasson and 2 years though.

  140. Professor Q says:

    ArmchairGM: I didn’t know there were any.

    I believe they still have an active Reddit and everything. Or communities elsewhere. I didn’t mind them actually, and their uniforms and logos were unique and could have added to the NHL. But, hey, we have another Canadian team so that is one positive. Should be 8, however.

  141. ArmchairGM says:

    OriginalPouzar: Damn Chiasson and 2 years though.

    I don’t dislike Chaser, but if Holland goes out and gets a 3C with a bit of term (Bjugstad / Staal) I think a guy like Chiasson goes the other way.

    Another player to watch who isn’t doing well on his current team: Mikael Granlund. He’s a rental and he’s not cheap, but he’d be a pretty nifty upgrade on Gagner if Nashville chooses to move on.

  142. ArmchairGM says:

    ArmchairGM: a 3C with a bit of term (Bjugstad

    Maybe the Pens would like Russell to cover 3RD…

    Johnson – Russell would be an epic pairing.

  143. Pescador says:

    ArmchairGM: Maybe the Pens would like Russell to cover 3RD…

    Johnson – Russell would be an epic pairing.

    Especially if they were in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Oil

  144. ArmchairGM says:

    Pescador: Especially if they were in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Oil

    Exactly! Hard match them against Draisaitl-McDavid.

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