2021-22 Preseason Game 6: Flames at Oilers

by Lowetide

The Edmonton Oilers sent down more Condors yesterday, and sent the first two waiver risks through the chute. At noon today, we’ll find out about Cooper Marody and about Seth Griffith. As of this morning, I have 20 ‘certain Oilers’, just five men in purgatory, and all but two distant bells with a strikethrough, one on the way to IR.

We’re almost there.

THE ATHLETIC!

CERTAIN OILERS (20)

Brendan Perlini and Devin Shore are the newest arrivals, and we’re just three names from completing the roster. Injured reserve will come in to play, but I do believe we’re just about done. If Marody clears, it might give Edmonton a little more courage in waiving another forward on Tuesday.

UNCERTAIN OILERS (5)

There are three spots left for five names, and I expect Kyle Turris makes it unless the team needs to do some kind of magic with the salary cap.

Sceviour has appeal, being a plug and play type, I can see Ken Holland signing him to a two-way deal and waiving him to Bakersfield at the start of the year.

That would mean McLeod, Benson and Lagesson draw swords for the final two spots. McLeod can be sent down without a waiver worry. Is Holland worried about losing Benson or Lagesson? Either? Both? I can’t answer that, will only tell you what I would do with this group.

THE DISTANT BELLS

Only Josh Archibald remains now among the skaters, he’ll be placed on IR before or after the start of the season (cap dependent) along with Oscar Klefbom, Dmitri Samorukov, Alex Stalock, Dylan Holloway and the cast of Up with People!

Stuart Skinner is the distant bell who still has a chance to make the roster. Mike Smith left practice with an unknown illness yesterday, let’s not get ahead of ourselves but Skinner is the No. 3 goaltender and might play tonight.

This goes back almost three weeks now, and I would make just one change: Archibald out, Perlini in. I don’t think that will be the final final, chances are Lagesson finds a way to sneak on to the roster and I do think Sceviour makes it (Benson might be odd man out there). Not long now, we’ll see the waiver wire take over for the next week. Here are today’s waiver players of interest:

  • RC Matthew Phillips, Calgary Flames. He’s a small, highly skilled forward, more quick than fast and his best AHL season was his second season when he posted 33 points in 38 games. Creative player, great passer. Per 82 AHL games: 22-35-57.
  • R Zach Senyshyn, Boston Bruins. I had him No. 26 in 2015, he had speed, skill and size. I liked him, the Bruins loved him. I don’t think he’ll be picked off waivers. Per 82 AHL games: 17-17-34.
  • R Cooper Marody, Edmonton Oilers. He’s a productive player in the AHL, righthanded and in need of an NHL opportunity. Per 82 AHL games: 29-46-75.

I don’t think any of the three will be chosen, but if I had a waiver claim, and a need, I would spend a claim on Marody. He is a $750,000 cap hit, he drives results in the minors in years he isn’t mugged by Kale Kessy, and last season he scored 21 goals in 39 games with the Condors. NHLE suggest that’s 20 goals in 82 NHL games.

LOWDOWN WITH LOWETIDE

At 10 this morning, TSN1260, we have lined up a great show for you. We’ll have all the news from the rink, Smith’s status and waivers too (well, leading up to waivers). Jeff Krushell from Krush Performance will join us in hour one to talk MLB and a wild and wonderful summer for the Blue Jays. Jason Gregor pops in at 11 to update the Oilers, talk NFL and some CFL, too. 10-1260 text, @Lowetide on twitter. It’s turkey week!

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OriginalPouzar

The team has the day off tomorrow but Smith (who told Tip he is feeling better) and Russell will skate. If Smith continues to feel better, he’ll start Thursday.

JimmyV1965

I really detest the Perlini and Rattie comparisons. It’s so lazy. Rattie scored 13 goals throughout his career. Perlini has scored 17 and 14 in one season. Having said that, I have zero expectations for Perlini. And his five goals this preseason are with fourth line plugs. Not McDavid.

Scungilli Slushy

Perlini is 6 3 and 210 and an excellent skater.

Those things alone make Rattie not a good comparison.

hunter1909

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OriginalPouzar

Also, the 4th line got about 9 minutes of ice and were quiet but fine early and some solid shifts. They did, in their 9 minutes, manage to score a big goal that turned the momentum of the game. That is huge if the 4th line can play that type of game nightly.

I though Shore was “OK” but Perlini was more noticeable to me than most other nights. He won a few races with his speed and a few battles with his size.

Turris, as well, made 3-4 really nice offensive plays including the pass on the goal. He’s not great in battle (but better than last year) and is good with the puck on his stick.

Those two are my 4th line wingers and McLeod still has a chance to win the 4C spot over Shore.

Reja

Yamo better wake up Perlini’s going to Lido Shuffle him down the line-up. If you don’t think Tippett in his contract year isn’t going to ride the hot hand you haven’t been paying attention.

OriginalPouzar

Yamamoto certainly was quiet again tonight and its starting to get a bit concerning. At the same time, I don’t see Perlini being moved to the top 6 any time soon – there are other elements to Yamamoto’s game that contribute to that line being an outscorer even when Kailer isn’t producing (and Perlini is a long-way from showing that he has the 2-way acumen to play up the lineup).

It sure would be nice for Kailer to start contributing to the offence – Nuge was VERY good tonight with the puck, very good.

OriginalPouzar

Full credit to Mikko Koskinen – can’t fault him on any of the 3 goals and two of them he had no chance. He did make solid saves throughout the game and shut it down after the 3rd goal allowing his team a chance to come back to tie and then win the game.

Great work Mikko.

JOFA

Thanks Kert. Computers hard!

JOFA

How do we post a photo?

Kert

Paste the full link to it. If you right click the image there should be a ‘copy image link’ or something similar. If it’s your own image, you have to host it someplace first then use that link.

JOFA

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jzed

Powerplay won the game. The part of the game that we know the NHL will eliminate in the post season. Lots of work needed in the D zone.

jp

Preseason, but both teams wanted that game. I wanted the Oilers to win. Enjoyed that game.

Material Elvis

Nice comeback win. Ceci and Keith both looked better in the third. I was feeling a bit nervous after their first two periods.

Tarkus

Without Archibald, who will score empty-netters now?

David

The struggle is real.

Messier11

I was thinking the same thing.

Reja

Could Hyman be the new Archibald?

Material Elvis

Jesse looks like he’s going to go off this season. 29-97-13 is an incredible line.

prefonmich

No matter what Holland does from here on out, all will be forgiven for his work to get Yessa back to us!!

flea

What a horrible challenge by the Flames. I know it’s preseason but that was awful. Oilers make them pay. Oh and Mcdavid and Drai are back together haha.

Bill

Jesse’s going to pot 30 goals and possibly more this season.

dessert1111

Is the current Oilers powerplay the best in NHL history? If it ends up being high 20%s and first in the league 3 years in a row?

Material Elvis

Probably. McDavid-Draisaitl-Nuge are all killers on the pp.

jzed

Let’s see if they make that call in the playoffs…….

BornInAGretzkyJersey

The Germanator snipes an easy one.

jp

That never gets old, honestly.

Bling

That boat paddle one-timer gets me out of my seat every time.

jp

After the goal is upheld and the delay of game penalty, can they give the flames another penalty for the trip?

Kert

Sure, but a delayed penalty would be negated by the goal.

jp

Yeah, fair enough.

doritogrande

dumbest rule in hockey. Why are we forced to decline the penalty?

jzed

NHL will say it’s interference , but of course , not a trip

BornInAGretzkyJersey

Large pizzas are 2 for 1 tonight.

BornInAGretzkyJersey

Connor and Leon together already.

Be interesting to see how the blender shakes out on the lines below.

Kert

I’d love it if Hyman-Nuge-Yamamoto found some chemistry. 93-29-56 hasn’t been the line it once was.

fishman

Markstrom has been pretty solid for the Flames tonight. Mikko battling but clearly second best tender tonight.

David

He doesn’t score but I like to see that move from Kassian. He’ll never live up to his contract, but if he can bring something more than 4th liner quality that will be big.

godot10

It is going to be a 5 goals to win a game type of season.

#GrumpyDave all season.

Prairie_Sentinel

Say what you want about Holland & Co., but the approach they’ve taken with JP has really paid off. Gotta give everybody involved props for taking a bad situation and turning it into a burgeoning success story.

dessert1111

He’s looking like he may be the player we thought we were getting 5 years ago. Would be huge if true.

BornInAGretzkyJersey

The Pizza Man Cometh!

Prairie_Sentinel

Perlini REALLY wants to make this team

David

He’s made it. Hopefully he can continue his heater into the start of the season.

Ryan

I have to admit, I’m loving the Perlini story. I hope it continues.

Harpers Hair

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dessert1111

Perlini is a lot bigger with a better shot and has been playing 4th line rather than 1st. Having him as a 12/13 forward is very different from Rattie lining up with McDavid. I actually thought Rattie wasn’t too bad BTW, seems like a classic tweener, could’ve gone either way for him.

jp

That felt like the last goal of a hot streak.

BornInAGretzkyJersey

Lamborghini Perlini!

Minister D-

Perls before swine.

dessert1111

To be fair to him, Keith has a nice outlet two-line pass earlier in the second, tape to tape to Kassian. He needs some time to get up to speed.

Kert

He’s playing like it’s his first game in a while. Which makes sense. We all expected him to be bad and he has been.

I miss Klefbom.

Ryan

Duncan Keith is like a Kris Russell that skates slower.

BornInAGretzkyJersey

I enjoyed seeing Yamamoto pick Gudbranson’s pocket on the boards.

DevilsLettuce

Jesse needs to play 30 minutes a night, he’s glorious.

flyfish1168

No penalties call yet. Hard to believe

Bling

If Kassian, Ceci, and Keith keep playing this bad, Tipp is going to get really mad at Leon Draisaitl.

Faustkarz

lmao

jzed

Keith probably not used to so much ring around the Rosie. Forwards need to come down lower and give D some more outlets, oiler rookies had way better puck support than these guys.

Bling

You would get along really well with a man named Mark Spector.

OriginalPouzar

Which Oiler turned it over at the offensive blue before the 2nd goal?

David

Puljujarvi I think.

Bling

Keith – Ceci were awful on the second GA but Ceci was also terrible moments earlier with a giveaway near the blueline that led to two five bell opportunities.

It’s one period, but one problem with this pairing is going to be mobility and I’m not so sure about their puck moving either. Woof!

Where’s that guy who was saying the Jets were targeting Bear’s corner last year? Wait ’til he sees the opposition target any corner of the ice with Keith – Ceci out there 🙂

hunter1909

Split them up and both can be effective.

pts2pndr

like playing short handed with the correct number of players not effective just painful for longer stretches of the game!

PerryK

The picture is very fuzzy when it is on the main play by play camera.

fishman

Yep watching this feed on a lap top sucks. Thankfully games back on the big screen after this game.

jp

I watch on laptop unless it’s regular season/center ice, but this is unusually bad and specific to the main high up camera angle. Actually annoying that it gets clear when on other angles since it’s a reminder of what could be..

fishman

Well didn’t mind first half of the period. 2nd half not so much! Flames forechecking hard. Lets hope the 2 nd period is better! Our 2 nd D pair needs to be better.

Harpers Hair

Ceci was horrid.

That is all.

DevilsLettuce

I’ll rest comfortably knowing you have just ensured his success.

hunter1909

Test? After making a fool of myself earlier, I’m waving a white flag. Flames win a “statement” game – in pre season.

doritogrande

This aged well.

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