2020-21 Playoffs Game Four: Oilers at Jets

by Lowetide

You’ve probably come here for the break down of the breakdown. I’ll try to be brief.

I expect we’ll spend the day discussing Archibald’s penalty (it will be remembered a long time) or Smith’s reaction on the fourth goal (I’m going to ask Joacquin Gage about it today on the Lowdown at 10:20), or any of several wobbly plays by Ethan Bear. Or maybe the lack of a timeout after the 4-3 goal.

Eventually, we’ll begin to hammer on the lost opportunity that was Evan Bouchard’s season and everyone will hit the sofa for a 7:45 game that seems a foregone conclusion.

It was a bad beat, you can’t put it any other way. Parsing is pain and yet necessary. I cheer for Ethan Bear and man he had a tough game, sending a wayward pass that landed in a breakaway, deflecting a puck into his own net and getting rocked more than a few times by hard and effective hits.

Connor McDavid, who contributed so much on this night, made an uncertain rim around the net that quickly turned into the 4-4 tying goal. The captain is normally unerring in judgement of time and space (the play was to stop, turn and carry) and finding fault with 97 without acknowledging his outstanding overall effort in the game, series and season would be wildly unfair.

I could go on, but choose not to because this team won’t look the same the next time things matter.

I picked the Oilers in seven games. This is not what winning in seven games looks like. I didn’t see the club getting out of the North Division but did see them winning the first round, showing progress. As it is, most of us will file this mess next to last year’s Chicago series and consider it a trend.

Ken Holland said at the deadline “you pick and choose. I don’t know that you can be all in every year. I made a decision last year, to try to get in. The hope is we’re going to do it again next year and try to make bigger noise.”

That’s a practical decision in an emotional sport. Hard to sell that today or later in the week, but on the first day of free agency it may have appeal. I would encourage you to watch the game tonight, if only to enjoy the intelligent play of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins one more time.

I thought this team would go deeper, but they made the playoffs and found their outer limit in a quick hurry. This summer, Ken Holland will go to market and sign free agents to address goaltending and scoring on the wings. After the fourth loss in the series, the focus will be on those choices and the draft.

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THE 93 BEST PLAYERS IN THE 2021 DRAFT

I’ll land at 125 again, have to make another sweep through Europe but am satisfied that the CHL, USHL, NCAA and North American overagers are represented below. It is such a weird process this year, my bet is that half my list remains when the draft is complete.

In 2015, I had Mathew Barzal No. 8, in 2016 Alex DeBrincat was No. 15, Arthur Kaliyev No. 5 in 2019. The player I have to figure out this year is Mason McTavish. He is going to score a pile of NHL goals, figuring out where he should go is going to be a challenge.

  1. (1) RW Dylan Guenther, Edmonton Oil Kings. Great skater, has pure goal-scoring ability. Shoots right. April 2003.
  2. (2) LW William Eklund, Djurgardens. Exceptional offensive talent already in SHL.
  3. (4) RD Brandt Clarke Barrie Colts. Puck-moving defenseman with terrific speed and good size (6.01, 185). Feb 2003. 
  4. (5) LW Matthew Beniers, Michigan Wolverines. Two-way center with impressive skill. Plus shot, great passer.
  5. (6) LD Owen Power, Michigan Wolverines. Great skater, terrific two-way ability and a great passer.
  6. (10) LD Luke Hughes, U.S. National Development Team Terrific skater with complete range of skills.
  7. (8) RW Nikita Chibrikov, St. Petersburg Small skill winger can stickhandle in a phone booth. Massive U18’s in Texas.
  8. (3) LC Mason McTavish Peterborough PetesHe’s a pure goal scorer, PF’s tools. Reports on skating are mixed.
  9. (9) LD Simon Edvinsson, Vasteras IK Huge (6.05, 207) two-way blue with great mobility.
  10. (7) LW Kent Johnson, Michigan Wolverines High skill level, impressive numbers, October 2002.
  11. (11) LC Zachary Bolduc, Rimouski Oceanic. A fairly complete talent, his offense is the main calling card.
  12. (12) LW Zachary L’Heureux, Halifax Mooseheads Power forward is a streaky scorer, I like his numbers.
  13. (13) LC Francesco Pinelli, Kitchener Rangers  Smart, high skilled center who passes well and has plus speed.
  14. (14) RC Xavier Bourgault, Shawinigan Cataractes There’s just too much offense to ignore.
  15. (15) RW Chaz Lucius, U.S. National Development Team Great shot, high skill, good speed. He could be a steal.
  16. (16) RC Logan Stankoven, Kamloops Blazers 5.07, 165. Demon on the forecheck with plus skills.
  17. (21) RW Fabian Lysell, Lulea. Breathtaking skill winger, great release.
  18. (17) G Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings. He’s a giant goaltender had a .941 save percentage this season.
  19. (18) G Jesper Wallstedt, Lulea. 6.03, 214, 22 games and a .908 SP in the SHL.
  20. (19) LW Eric Alarie, Moose Jaw Warriors 6.01, 196. Big PF with plus skill. I expect Tyler Wright likes him.
  21. (20) LW Matt Coronato, Chicago Steel Pure scorer, great release, headed to Harvard.
  22. (22) RW Oliver Nadeau, Shawinigan Cataractes More bull than beauty, he is effective.
  23. (23) LD Daniil Chayka, CSKA Moscow Two-way defender who will play big minutes wherever he lands. 
  24. (24) LW Brennan Othmann, Flint Firebirds Best first-shot scorer among wingers in the OHL. Skating?
  25. (25) LW Fedor Svechkov, Ladia Togliatti. Smart two-way winger who can push the river.
  26. (26) LC Aatu Raty, Karpat Talented center who struggled in the Liiga but has a solid junio resume.
  27. (32) LD Carson Lambos, Winnipeg Ice A big man already (6.01, 200) he is a fine skater. Two-way blue.
  28. (27) RC Ryder Korczak, Moose Jaw Warriors A top play-making center in the WHL. Good speed, elusive.
  29. (28) LW Oskar Olausson, HV 71. Skill winger, great hands and 6.02, 181.
  30. (29) RD Corson Ceulmans, Brooks Bandits. Tremendous offensive defenseman, has size, overager.
  31. (30) LW Ayrton Martino, Omaha Lancers Small speedy winger, September 2002.
  32. (31) LW Conner Roulette, Seattle Thunderbirds He has good hands/speed, has a sixth sense for offense.
  33. (33) RW Chase Stillman, Sudbury Wolves At 5.11, 170 he has plus speed and is effective in all game disciplines.
  34. (34) RW Isak Rosen, Leksands. Speedy playmaker, March 2013. Sixth sense offensively.
  35. (35) LD Olen Zellweger, Everett Silvertips He is undersized (5.09, 165) but very skilled.
  36. (37) RW Simon Robertsson, Skelleftea.  Bert’s boy, has a powerful shot. Feb. 2003.
  37. (38) LC Cole Sillinger, Sioux Falls Stampede Dangerous shooter, fine passer. Average skater.
  38. (39) LD Evan Nause, Quebec Remparts Two-way defender is 6.02, 186 and spiking offensively.
  39. (36) LC Brett Harrison, Oshawa Generals A two-way center with good speed. Texas tournament hurt his ranking here.
  40. (40) RC Connor Lockhart, Erie Otters.  Probably the best skater among draft-eligible forwards in the OHL this year.
  41. (42) LW Sasha Pastujov, USNDTP Plus shot, offensive winger. Average speed.
  42. (43) LW William Stromgren, MoDo  Big skill winger with good wheels.
  43. (44) RC Riley Kidney, Acadie-Bathurst Titan. Another skill pivot, a good skater.
  44. (45) LD Stanislav Svozil, Brno. Outstanding outlet passer, patient, impressive with the puck, solid without it.
  45. (46) LC Oliver Kapanen JYP Smart offensive player who drives offense.
  46. (47) LC Wyatt Johnson, Windsor Spitfires Skill center showed second half improvement
  47. (48) RC Justin Robidas, Val d’Or Foreurs. He’s Yvan Cournoyer small, an absolute bullet on skates.
  48. (41) LW Alexander Kisakov, Moscow Dynamo  Just 5.10, 141, terrific skill.
  49. (49) LD Sean Behrens, USNDTP. Undersized blue is very skilled and makes smart plays with the puck.
  50. (50) LC Lorenzo Canonica, Shawinigan Cataractes. Another skill center, one of the best skaters in the QMJHL
  51. (51) G Alekesi Kolosov, Minsk. KHL goalie, .911 SP and still a teenager.
  52. (52) RW Samu Tuomaala, Karpat Good shooter, average speed, two-way resume.
  53. (53) RW Prokhor Poltapov, Moscow.  Skilled winger plays NA style. 25 goals in 61 games.
  54. (54) LD Ethan Dal Mastro, Mississauga Steelheads A big, strong shutdown blue with good speed.
  55. (55) LC Sami Päivärinta, Lukko. Small two-way center, fine playmaker.
  56. (56) LC Zach Dean, Gatineau Olympiques. He is going in the first round, numbers have him as a second-round pick.
  57. (57) LD Artyom GrushnikovMoscow. Big shutdown blue, mobile, great passer.
  58. (NR) G Benjamin Gaudreau, Sarnia Sting. Impressive U18 (.919 SP) has him here.
  59. (58) LD Nolan Allan, Prince Albert Raiders. A big (6.02, 190) D with good speed, lots of skill but the numbers are shy.
  60. (NR) RC Daniil Tesanov, Yaroslavl. Big center with speed and range, he’s 20.
  61. (59) RW Mackie Samoskevich, Chicago (USHL) Speedy skill winger.
  62. (60) RD Logan Mailloux, Lejon. Big offensive defenseman with a hammer shot.
  63. (61) LC Cole Huckins, Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He has size, can skate and posted 32 pts in 33 games. May 2003.
  64. (62) LW Matvei Petrov, Moscow. Big winger (6.02, 178) can score, great shot.
  65. (NR) LD Anton Olsson, Malmo. Big, sturdy shutdown defender. Mobile.
  66. (63) LD Graham Sward, Spokane Chiefs. He’s 6.02, 169. Physical shutdown blue with mobility.
  67. (64) LD Janis Moser, EHC Biel-Bienne. Overager, fine skater and complete skill set.
  68. (NR) LW James Malatesta, Quebec Remparts. Speedy winger is small (5.09) but plays a rugged style.
  69. (NR) LD Vladislav Lukashevich, Yaroslavl. Another shutdown blue, he’s a good skater, good shot.
  70. (NR) LW Viljami Marjala, Quebec Remparts. C-LW is highly skilled and a creative playmaker.
  71. (NR) LW Nikita Buruyanov, St. Petersburg. Small winger, terrific speed and aggressive play.
  72. (NR) LD Aleksi Malinen, JyP. Fantastic skater, skilled, some chaos.
  73. (NR) G Brett Brochu, London Knights. Under the radar goalie who delivered a .919 SP as a rookie.
  74. (NR) LC Victor Stjernborg, Vaxjo. Two-way forward, aggressive forechecker, great passer.
  75. (NR) LD Vasily Machulin, Moscow Dynamo (MHL). Good size, dynamic skater, impressive player.
  76. (NR) RD Jack Bar, Chicago Steel. Good size, plus shot, some skill.
  77. (NR) LW Jeremy Wilmer, USNDTP. August 2003, great passer, high skill.
  78. (NR) LW Ville Koivunen, Karpat. Smart winger with skill.
  79. (NR) LC Samuel Helenius, JYP. Huge checking center already in the Liiga.
  80. (NR) LW Tristan Broz, Fargo Force. Nice range of skills, fine passer good skater.
  81. (NR) RC Ryan Winterton, Hamilton Bulldogs. Solid prospect, skilled and September 2003.
  82. (NR) LD Aidan Hreschuk, USNDTP. Solid two-way defender, effective in coverage.
  83. (NR) LW Owen Pederson, Winnipeg IceBig winger with goal-scoring ability.
  84. (NR) RW Zakhar Bardakov, Vityaz Podolsk. Big PF with some skill. He is 20.
  85. (NR) LC Theo Rochette, Quebec Remparts. Undersized two-way center, intriguing offense.
  86. (NR) LC Cameron Berg, USHL. Good speed and skill.
  87. (NR) LC Juuso Mäenpää, Kalpa. Very small but highly skilled playmaker.
  88. (NR) RC Josh Pillar, Kamloops Blazers. Fast player, scored well and is draft re-entry.
  89. (NR) LD Dave Ma, USHL, Chicago Steel. Tremendous skater and very creative.
  90. (NR) RW Oliver Suni, Lukko Rauma. Strong winger with range of skills.
  91. (NR) RD Roman Schmidt, USNDTP. Huge shutdown blue with some offense.
  92. (NR) LW Ilya Nazarov, Yaroslavl. Big winger with skill, May 2003.
  93. (NR) RC Ethan Cardwell, Surahammars. Two-way center with skill, effective forechecker.

OILERS MOCK DRAFT

  • No. 39 overall: LW Eric Alarie, Moose Jaw Warriors. If I have figured out Tyler Wright’s drafting style (voiceover: He has not) then Alarie has to be a possible target. Strong and creative, he’s a great passer and a good skater owing to good edges He is 6.01, 198. Alarie posted 10-10-20 in 19 WHL games during 2020-21. Oilers could trade down to get this player, that’s what I’ve done (trading No. 21 for No. 39 and No. 71 with LAK).
  • No. 71 overall: LD Aleksi Malinen, JyP. He is a great skater and that skill got him to the Liiga before his NHL draft day. Quality at exits and entries either via pass or (more likely) carry. He is 6.0, 185 and would give Edmonton a different look than Philip Broberg or Dmitri Samorukov.
  • No. 117 overall: RW Zakhar Bardakov, Vityaz Podolsk. He is an overager (20), expect a pile of them in this year’s draft. A big power winger (6.02, 198) who drew attention at the WJ’s and scored eight goals in the KHL this past season. He is an effective grinder, I expect that to be the theme for Edmonton at this year’s draft.
  • No. 181 overall: G Kirill Gerasimyuk, St. Petersburg: He’s 6.02, 180 and has a great glove. Oilers fans deserve a quick glove from their goalies for the rest of time.
  • No. 189 overall: RW Wiljami Myllylä, HIFK. Speed demon, gaudy scoring numbers for days. Re-entry. He is 20.
  • No. 213 overall: LC Michal Gut, Sokolov. Skill center, average speed, August 2002.

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TheGreatBigMac

Lucic was Chiarelli’s biggest mistake. But was it totally a mistake, the Oilers had a reputation for being soft in a division of tough physical teams. Lucic was a big upgrade on those terms.

The game changed and Lucic declined. It was never a great contract but I worry about the game changing again. We start spending on UFAs go for a couple of more physical wingers who can score. The league tries to fix officiating, suddenly our bets are miscalibrated and it’s another 3-4 years of waiting for contracts to expire.

Last edited 3 months ago by TheGreatBigMac
UnjustEnrichment

And while I am at it, Mr. Art Ross has to learn how to speak respectfully to his teammates, particularly in public. Instead of throwing public tantrums that make him look like a spoiled brat, he needs to take some hard courses in leadership. Superstardom often creates a sense of arrogance and self-entitlement more than it does a capacity for genuine leadership. Genuine leadership lifts teammates up; it does not shame or belittle them; it takes effort. I was absolutely disgusted with McDavid’s attitude toward his teammates. It was as if he was saying, “if you were all as perfect as I am, we would be winning these games.” Problem is: McDavid is not perfect. He cannot win it all by himself. His own game–his whole arrogant display on the ice–needs some maturing still. He is not yet a true leader and this team needs one. McDavid needs to show his teammates that he needs them, not that they are an encumbrance preventing him from realizing his individual dream. The team is a community; it is not a supporting cast for a one-man show. Enough of my rant, but I was very disappointed with McDavid’s treatment of his teammates in that last game. We should not be anointing superstars as captains if they are not up to the task. Wait until they are ready.

Sierra

Oh, what did he say?

TheGreatBigMac

Rewatched the media availability and I don’t know what you are talking about.

UnjustEnrichment

I was talking about how he was behaving during the game–in particular, on the bench.

UnjustEnrichment

The beauty of chess is its rationality. The ugliness of hockey is revealed through the triumph of subjectivity and arbitrariness.

UnjustEnrichment

The mathematical reason inherent in analytics highly contrasts with the extreme subjectivity of refereeing. Perhaps it is time there was a scientific revolution in refereeing–an introduction of greater objectivity through actual training. Do these referees get any rigorous training along the way, or do they grow into what they are and the “decisions” they make through habit and bias reinforced through repetition?

Prairie_Sentinel

Oh have I got some information for you…..

UnjustEnrichment

Fine. But I hope you’re not still selling the old refereeing curriculum that creates the incompetent, inconsistent, overly subjective referees we see game in and game out.

Prairie_Sentinel

Nope, my focus is going to be on procurement……just want to do a post that lays it all out there properly.

Fuge Udvar

The thing overlooked with analytics is that it’s all based on statistics and probabilities which are inherently bad at predicting singular events. All hockey data sets are small and extremely noisy from a statistics stand point. While analytics are a fun tool when we start looking at the the confidence intervals it’s all pretty meaningless from a scientific stand point.

Admiral Ackbar

I’m very happy to not have watched a single minute of this game.

On the subject of Ethan Bear, he played well for the team this year and hasn’t been the same since that injury over a year ago. It’s nuts what happens to these young man’s decision making after head injuries. Also, like LT says, young Dmen will break your heart.

Every single thing we saw in those 4 games was a symptom of having no secondary scoring. I love Nuge, he’s a brilliant hockey player, but he can’t execute with one McD nor Drai. The bar for 2C should be higher than Nuge tbh.

Lets not get started with the bottom 6.

Fuge Udvar

You missed a good one. The result was unfavourable but it was tight and back and forth. It was emotional and riveting.

Rebuildwhatrebuild

Ethan Bear is the most overrated Dmen by Oiler fans.

Bill Clinternet

Yes he is

Giggleplex

Oil played well enough to win the series, the hockey gods did their damndest to stop them.

Decidedly Skeptical Fan

The Jets players are good, but I wouldn’t call them hockey gods just yet. Let’s see how they do against the winner of the Habs/Leafs series.

Alpine

Nah, I’m sorry but I just cannot be satisfied with this season at all. Been too much losing for too long just to be happy with these awful playoff appearances.

gregsaint

Did I hear the announcers right? Before tonight, Mike Smith had lost his last 5 playoff OT games? So now it’s 6 in a row?

Melman

To be fair, down 0-3 in the playoffs in OT and Yammer is on the 1st line and Shore & Kassian are on the 2nd. They didn’t have the depth and this summer is the reason they hired Holland. They’re missing the Toffoli’s for $4.2, Spezza for $700k, Hyman for $2.2, Rust for $3.5, …

Decidedly Skeptical Fan

I get that, but how many of those guys are willing to sign in EDM? That’s why prospect draft and development is so very crucial for this team. That’s why it pisses me off that assets like Marody and Benson didn’t get an extended look this year. Same with Bouch eating popcorn and watching from the cheap seats.

hags9k

He was disappointing this season but you still have to get Nuge signed.

Bling

It definitely depends on the price. If Nuge wants to get paid like a 1C he might get it from someone. If he wants to be paid like a 2LW, he could fit here. Even at a “good” price, the Oilers carry some significant risk if there is any further erosion in 93’s EV production.

Whatever they do, they need Drai and McDavid on separate lines at evens. Yes they are a fantastic combination together and can be used in that manner situationally, but Drai is simply too good as a centre.

UnjustEnrichment

In the last few games, there was a new intensity in Nuge’s play, which makes me wonder whether he does not have the intensity turned on at times. When he plays with intensity, he is a wonderful player. When he does not, he is merely a good player, one who deserves much less, salary-wise, than he is likely seeking.

McSorley33

Slater, McLeod And chaser played 9 min.

Do they shower..?

McSorley33

Not a dig ….just not sure I have seen that.

edoil1

Wow what are the odds on losing 3 OT games in a row,one while up by 3 in the last ten minutes.Mindboggling, with two of the best players on earth,it goes to show you don’t know what’s in front of you sometime.Only a few short years ago the Jets were considered Cup contenders ,most of those guys are still there.When you look at that it is not as surprising, if the band B.T.O made an album about the Oilers right now it would be called “Very Fragile”.

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BTW way, Condors won, 2nd OT victory in a row. They advance to finals.

So there is that…. I wonder if we see Holloway…

Lucinius

I think this is the first time the Oilers have finished a season where I didn’t feel ‘something’. I mean, sure, I was a typical raging fan after the meltdown in game three, but after tonight? Nothing. Not even disappointment. For once it is nothing more than; ‘huh, well, that happened’.

wood99

100% Agree,I’m almost numb😕

Oddspell

I’m still in shock from game 3.

I don’t think elimination will sink in until the second round starts.

Diablo

Since Game 2 for me … OT winner through the legs of both defensemen who just happened to be perfectly lined up to screen the goalie … it was a sign (like when the earth, moon and planets all align) that this was not going to be our year.

edoil1

Seems to be society today,by the way we have lost 9 out of the last 10 playoff games,to me that is a pathetic record.

McSorley33

6 days of playoffs ……amazing.

jake70

How many shots did not hit net tonight? Man.

Munny

Brown said Nurse played 15.5 minutes in one of the OT periods. Didn’t say which one, but that is an ungodly number.

Kraz

The first overtime. All on the second night of a back to back. He showed so much heart tonight.

Side

Entertaining full season + playoffs. Beats watching 1/3 of a season and following draft picks for the remaining 2/3 I guess.

BeerMe

low bar

Side

Progress is progress!

Scungilli Slushy

Now that we’re on to the old standbys of draft and free agency, I really hope this flop doesn’t hurt Holland getting the type of players he needs.

Harpers Hair

Tippett badly bungled the game.

The Jets shortened the bench to some degree but the Oilers basically went to 6 forwards and 4 D and ran the horses ragged.

Draisaitl could barely stand up, by the second OT and while the try was there, lugging around a big body is a lot more work.

It was inevitable the Jets would win the longer the game went on.

Munny

He rolled three lines.

McSorley33

Ennis has 22
Haas 22 min

Drai 44 min
McDavid 45 min

I wouldn’t say he rolled them

LostBoy

From the bottom of my heart, DSF, just fuck off.

OriginalPouzar

What he said wasn’t correct and, of course, as the 2nd OT went on, it was the Jets that were looking much more fatigued – they were lucky for the buzzer at the end of period 5.

Scungilli Slushy

That was tough, the whole series.

In a way I’m glad it was Connor who made the weak play that caused the breakaway. They (the team) gave it everything but still we’re not dialed in on the details enough, although Nuge and Shore were really solid.

They really brought it and had control for a lot of OT as it went on, but just couldn’t finish.

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Pescador

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Prairie_Sentinel

Dunno what the deal was on that change – Bear went off, Barrie came on, and Larsson seemed to lose track of Connor. Personally I’m not hanging this all on Bear

Melman

I hate to say it, but McDavid botched the dump in so his D could change. Two games in a row the winning goal comes off a McDavid turnover. This after a historically good season – the odds of that happening are staggering. Shit luck, not a single ugly bouncer in 4 games.

colieo_87

So much for Katz it’s prediction for the roaring 20’s lol. The curse continues

Kraz

Lol kinda sad but it’s so much better for the Oilers when Katz and Nicholson hide in the shadows and people forget they exist

hags9k

Tampa got swept two years ago…

Material Elvis

The five guys who were benched tonight is not a good sign for them. Koekkoek and Chiasson won’t be back. McLeod will be but maybe they’ll pencil him at 4C to start the year. I think they’ll get an experienced center for 3C. Khaira and Bear are both question marks in my mind. I wonder if they get traded.

Munny

Sign Larsson, Shore, 2 LWers and a 26 year oldish goalie to go with Smith will represent the off-season.

The one question mark is Nuge. He had his best game of the playoffs tonight though. If he’s reasonable he’s re-signed.

I think Barrie is back but only if he’s still cheap. He knows he can cash in Seattle, so I doubt it.

Material Elvis

I agree with that. I hope they can make it work out with Nuge but I’m a bit skeptical it will happen. The defense might get a new look on both sides — can’t count on Klefbom and Tippett doesn’t trust Bear, Bouchard, Jones, or Lagesson. Holland has some work to do.

Diablo

I don’t understand why McLeod was benched – his speed would have been useful out there in OT. I can see Koekkoek being retaining, depending on whether one of Jones or Lagesson is picked up in expansion. I also think Chaser will be back on a much cheaper contract.

RNH should start packing though, unless he is willing to take less on his next contract … great hands and head, but not quick or strong enough for playoff hockey.

I also don’t think its a foregone conclusion that Barrie is not resigned … Bear could be sent away for a winger. Barrie would be smart to keep his contract demands reasonable, as there is clearly a fit for him in Edmonton.

Bling

Had Bear just changed prior to the winning goal? Oooph

Diablo

Yes – long change back to the bench in that period. Not Bear’s fault (he was bad all series but that one is not on him); he would have been signalled by the bench to come off after the PK, as it looked like McDavid was gaining the zone. The turnover is on McD, but he was gassed at that point, so its hard to find fault.

quade

Bear is the literal worst

quade

Three down votes for being frustrated with a player who has made mistakes on a ton of goals this series. You guys love him. I’m fine with him….he came in out of shape to camp. Had a VERY up and down season and an AWFUL series.

Diablo

Young D-men don’t develop in straight lines. He’s at best an OK second pairing D-man, and a good third pairing D-man. He’s made a leap before, but he needs to get quicker to make the next jump.

quade

I’m with you.

kelvjn

In other words a slightly better Matt Benning.

Bill Clinternet

Yup that’s where the tide turned for me. Is a contract hold out and shows up to camp late and out of shape. Is it any wonder it took
him 40 games to find his stride? Then has an awful series. He’s just a better version of Matt Benning. On a winning team he’s a 3rd pair dman

Pescador

Sorry your post is garbage

quade

You like his endless giveaways then? Fine. Other friends who cheer for other teams would watch and be like…ooof…74

Bling

A small consolation, but the Oilers once again won the possession and scoring chance battle by a large margin. Make that 4 games (though game 2 was close).

Small gripe number 1: Jets end up with more powerplay time with the Oilers. Yamamoto’s penalty in OT was a good call, not sure why a WPG penalty was not called. 2 powerplays in OT for the Jets, 0 for the Oilers.

Small gripe number 2: Why did both dmen change at the same time on the series clinching goal? That’s…pretty basic isn’t it?

wood99

How many changes next year? At least we get a higher draft pick 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Pescador

You seem angry?

wood99

Almost,just very frustrated and numb. I had high hopes😄

€√¥£€^$

Too much hot sauce?

wood99

Hahaha

wood99

At least I can still laugh,the sun will still come up tomorrow 😜

Kraz

Bob stauffer predicting they resign Mike Smith, get creative with Koskinen, and get a 26 or 27 year old goalie to play with Smith

Kraz

Also saying they sign 2 LW’s, McLeod will be on the roster and the right side will be Bear, Bouchard and Larsson

innercitysmytty

Also said they may sign Barrie if the price is right. After these playoffs I could see Bear being dangled if they can get Barrie at a bargain. Not saying it’s the right move long term but I can see it happening.

Kraz

Yeah possible. All depends on what other teams offer Barrie. He’s out for a pay day and will take one even from a bottom dweller

€√¥£€^$

Larson re-signed, Bear traded, the hard target is Hamilton. $8.5 x 7

Bling

Wow. If true that sounds like Nuge’s time here has drawn to a close.

StixMalone

No one picked the Jets to win yet they swept the Oil. Strange days we live in

wood99

Larrson are stud defensive dman. Third time on a winning goal this series,very disappointing.

Prairie_Sentinel

Give the replay a watch, wood99, and see if you can tell me what Larsson was up to.

wood99

Following his teammates up the ice when he knew his partner was making a change. That’s what I saw,what did you see?

Diablo

If the Oilers had scored on that play, the narrative would have been how Kyle Connor was dogging it back into his zone … the Jets simply had extraordinary puck luck in this series.

wood99

You basically said the same thing as me in your later comment,I’m confused.

flyfish1168

The Jets underwhelmed in the regular season due to injuries.

Lucinius

To be fair, there was a good stretch where they actually were just bad. It wasn’t just injuries. Unfortunately, they got their act together for the playoffs. We picked that time to do the opposite.

Kraz

It’s hilarious that a puck over the glass is the one the call that NHL refs enforce to a T even in overtime. Why can’t it be like every other rule and they pick and choose when to call it? Like seriously you can hump Draisaitl for 10 seconds and no call. Blatantly trip a player or cross check him to the ice and no call. But a simple puck over the glass and your in the box! Fuck me I hate NHL reffing such a joke

oilinthepeg

It’s just a really bad rule. I think it should be if there is applied pressure from another player that impacts the course/trajectory of the puck, then it should be discretionary (or better yet, just don’t have this rule at all?) There was a great example of this in one of the other games (Preds?) where a player gets HIT during their follow through and sends it out. Like, that’s just a fluke and clearly not intentional. Same thing happened in last night’s game. I just think it’s a stupid rule in a game where extending the end board glass another 18″ taller would prevent 75% more ‘delays of game’. It sucks that was how we had to go down. Again, it’s a joke league…. the game management is terrible and it really needs to end if they want to see the play on the ice become more dynamic and fun to watch.

Kraz

Yup I agree. But I would still love to hear the explanation on why that rule is so black and white while other penalties are left to the discretion of the refs. Especially when other penalties have a bigger impact on the game.

I also think refs love calling that puck over the glass because they can call a penalty with no questions asked and makes it easier for them to put their whistles away on other calls

BeerMe

A victimless penalty too.

gregsaint

Make it the same as icing. No change after and quick faceoff

Also, remove icing entirely during powerplays

Kraz

That is actually a fantastic idea

wood99

Who was are dmen,how does a guy get behind you in ot?Hockey 101!

OmJo

I think maybe playing almost 9 periods of hockey in two days might have something to do with it.

wood99

Should always have 1 man back,I know they were tired ,but that is a pee wee error.

€√¥£€^$

It was a D line change, clearly Bear had no business being on the ice and was ordered off after a 20 second shift. And they got burned on an Ozone turn over

godot10

McDavid turned the puck over entering the O-zone (his chip didn’t get through the Jet defensemen), while the Oiler D were making the long change.

Kyle Connor wasn’t coming back hard and was still at center ice, waiting to see whether he should go for the long change or pick up one of the Oilers D coming on the ice (if the Jets D didn’t control the puck). The turnover and the quick pass out by the Jet D, meant he was at centre ice all by himself.

wood99

Don’t disagree,all I am saying is Larsson has to be aware of where the jets players are and he vacated his position to try and follow up the play when he knew they were doing a line change. He was last man back. Has to make a better decision.

Lucinius

Expected result. Oilers gave better than I expected, but the result, sadly, is all that matters in the end. For the Oilers, that means two straight years of exceedingly disappointing playoffs. One where they got schooled by a non-playoff team in the not-quite-the-playoffs, and this year’s ‘swept by a team they should have, at worst, taken 7 to lose to’.

Not impressed with certain players and the coach, overall. Plenty to criticize. Team has several gaping holes on-ice, and some thinking to do behind the bench.

StixMalone

I think the Jets could come out of the North

McSorley33

Maybe.

Would love to see Tucker Poolman, Derek Forbort and Logan Stanley -on a Bigger stage.

McSorley33

Swept in 4…..

delooper

Payback for the 80’s.

godot10

It is a different franchise.

Diablo

Same city and fans though

BeerMe

a bad change?

Bling

Played their hearts out.

Gerta Rauss

that’s a kick in the junk

delooper

Or a slapshot.

Chelios is a Dinosaur

What a strange sport.

Side

You said Oilers in 7, LT!

What gives?!

delooper

Ah well. The Jets were pretty clearly the better-equipped team for the playoffs. I hoped the Oilers would have brought a little more.

BeerMe

How do you give up a breakaway there. piss off.

Material Elvis

A good season ends early. Make some smart off-season moves and come back stronger next year.

OmJo

FUCK

BeerMe

Was that Bear?

StixMalone

Yes

OriginalPouzar

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BeerMe

That had to be a bad change though? Don’t have a good replay

BeerMe

One shift and he loses the game with a bad change. did that just happen?

Prairie_Sentinel

Watch the replay – Larsson left Connor behind him

BeerMe

If it wasn’t Bear then i’m glad for his sake.

NoReGretz

Bear is a young skill player who tried to do too much on the 3rd Jets goal. For sure. He’s a promising part of the Oilers’ future, though. Let’s not look to pin this series loss on him.

What is the definition of a bad change? If your best player is driving the play into the opposition zone, that is The Time To Change.

Rebuildwhatrebuild

Oilers should send Bear away for a 2nd.

Prairie_Sentinel

dammit