GDB 63: Oilers vs Preds

Jason Gregor
March 03 2009 04:01PM

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The only thing busier than the OilersNation as trade deadline approaches is me as I write a GDB while I do my show.  That damn Wanye, how can I do two things at once? Oh yeah, the the Oilers play the Predators tonight too.

Liam Reddox draws in on the 1st line and Penner is slotted on the 3rd line with Cogliano and Pisani. Wow this won’t upset the NATION in the least will it? I like Reddox’s energy, but unless he proves me wrong I just wonder why he is there.

It is interesting, though, that yesterday Steve Ludzik said in my show "Penner’s abilities don’t fit on the first line. He isn’t fast enough nor does he makes the quick little plays. He isn’t a fit on the first line.” But I will put it out to the Nation: is Reddox that much better? I guess we will see tonight. Remember the first time he replaced Hemsky on that line not Penner, so that line will have an entirely different look against the Preds. J.F Jacques is in tonight on the 4th line and Pouliot will stay on the second line. Nilsson sits again it looks like -- trade bait or dog house? Only time will tell.

I understand putting Jacques in because of size, but Pouliot over Nilsson again is perplexing. Granted Nilsson has done nothing lately, but neither has Pouliot, and in my mind Nilsson still offers more than Pouliot, especially when neither are bringing much to the ice right now.

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#51 David S
March 03 2009, 06:39PM
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Aaaaand Pouliot drops his man.

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#52 Gene Principies pubic hair
March 03 2009, 06:40PM
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@ jeanshorts:

I take exception to that remark!

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#53 David S
March 03 2009, 06:43PM
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So the dope is when our second line scores, we're in good shape. All we need is for our first line to show up in the second period and we should be gold.

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#54 fortis1
March 03 2009, 06:57PM
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It's a goalfest tonight in the NHL. holy cow

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#55 Fiveandagame
March 03 2009, 07:00PM
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does anybody out there have a web link to the game???

Says a desperate guy

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#56 fortis1
March 03 2009, 07:04PM
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sports web messenger should have it

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#57 David S
March 03 2009, 07:05PM
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Fiveandagame wrote:

does anybody out there have a web link to the game??? Says a desperate guy

The guys at LT's are saying all the links disappeared.

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#58 Fiveandagame
March 03 2009, 07:06PM
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@ David S: Yeah all the links have disappeared. ALL of them it's crazy. the NHL got to somebody

They must have been breaking some european thumbs....

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#59 Poo Czar
March 03 2009, 07:07PM
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OH CRAP ALLAN WATT JUST FOUND THE INTERNETS.

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#60 Gene Principies pubic hair
March 03 2009, 07:10PM
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Thats strange, they have the pittsburg game up.

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#61 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:15PM
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That's because no one outside of Pittsburgh gives a crap about it.

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#62 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:21PM
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Completely. Dominated.

How did Arnott miss that open net??

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#63 David S
March 03 2009, 07:23PM
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Did MacT give the first line the night off?

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#64 Poo Czar
March 03 2009, 07:26PM
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Penner told them they should take it easy tonight.

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#65 Fiveandagame
March 03 2009, 07:26PM
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Um are we playing in the second period?

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#66 Lofty
March 03 2009, 07:27PM
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BRHL, as much as I hate to admit it MacT is gonna get a couple offers when he is done with the oil. How many coaches have been to the finals? How much did the oil have to work with other than 06' and the Katz years ahead of us. If we would have had Katz money to spend before the lockout we would have had a very competitive team under MacT.

Will you still be singing the same toon a couple of years from now when Gagner and Cogs are scoring 30 per year. The two of them are having a bad season but they will be very experienced for their age and great players in a couple years. This will have been done under T's watch.

I am not a huge supporter of MacT but he is getting a lot of fire because the pro's of the oil arnt performing. When you are getting paid to play in the highest league it is assumed that you will not need a coach to scream in your ear to get motivated. The coach is there to play the lines, set a system and steer the ship. The the players dont move the ship it doesnt matter what coach you have, they will still be motionless.

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#67 David S
March 03 2009, 07:29PM
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^ Uhhh...OK.

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#68 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:32PM
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Good tilt. Shea Weber is a beauty. Solid work by Struds to get Weber outta there for a bit.

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#69 David S
March 03 2009, 07:35PM
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I keep hearing myself say "Man do we miss Visnovsky."

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#70 David S
March 03 2009, 07:36PM
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Haha! Sam's hair looks dryer than Gene's.

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#71 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:54PM
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SSSSQQQQQQWWWWEEEEEE!!!! SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!

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#72 David S
March 03 2009, 07:55PM
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Is it me or does Pisani look alot faster than he used to be?

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#73 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:57PM
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MORE GIVEAWAYS!!!!

Thank god Rolli barely played for the first 8 years of his career. He's just reaching his prime.

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#74 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:58PM
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David S wrote:

Is it me or does Pisani look alot faster than he used to be?

They rebuilt his leg. Now it's made of titanium and powered by hydraulics. It's pretty simple science really.

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#75 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 07:59PM
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WAS THAT JFJ's FIRST NHL GOAL????

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#76 David S
March 03 2009, 08:01PM
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Man am I lovin' our fourth line!

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#77 Bruno
March 03 2009, 08:02PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

MORE GIVEAWAYS!!!! Thank god Rolli barely played for the first 8 years of his career. He’s just reaching his prime.

Lol ..Good one!

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#78 Bruno
March 03 2009, 08:04PM
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David S wrote:

Man am I lovin’ our fourth line!

Which one???

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#79 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 08:07PM
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Sick tic tac toe play there. That's all there is to it. No defense tonight I guess, for either team.

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#80 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 08:08PM
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Look at all the running around there. There was four Oilers on one side of the ice. Awesome play in our own end.

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#81 David S
March 03 2009, 08:09PM
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AUGH!!! "Back door" goals will be our undoing.

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#82 Cory Dakin
March 03 2009, 08:11PM
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@ jeanshorts: Actually that was Jacque's first NHL POINT. I'm surprised they didn't make a big deal of it.

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#83 longtimefan
March 03 2009, 08:12PM
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The thing about watching the oilers play is you could miss two or three months of watching them play and pick up right where you left them, same guys doing the same things, with the same results. Isn't that the definition of insanity?

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#84 David S
March 03 2009, 08:12PM
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WHY do you not shoot Ales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#85 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 08:14PM
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@ longtimefan:

Yeah, but NEXT YEAR will be the year. We just need to give it more time. And if next year is not the year then THE YEAR AFTER THAT will be it. And so on and so forth for eternity.

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#86 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 08:15PM
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WWWEEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!!!

What the hell. Did the NHL tell all the goalies to take the night off tonight?

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#87 oilersordeath
March 03 2009, 08:16PM
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F__king BRUTAL!!! And to think that this team is 2-3 players away form bieng a good team is a crock of shit. More like 7-8 players!! F Nashville

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#88 David S
March 03 2009, 08:16PM
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Cole! NO WAY we should be trading this guy!

Gagner - three point night.

Now if we could get some help from our first line...

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#89 Cory Dakin
March 03 2009, 08:17PM
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That's not our first line?

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#90 longtimefan
March 03 2009, 08:17PM
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And jim jones had 'em fooled with the kool-aid

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#91 David S
March 03 2009, 08:18PM
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Sorry. Should have said "first line".

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#92 Cory Dakin
March 03 2009, 08:19PM
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Correction noted; and accepted

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#93 jeanshorts
March 03 2009, 08:20PM
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Has Reddox even played tonight? I think I saw him the first period, maybe....

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#94 longtimefan
March 03 2009, 08:20PM
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Oh crap 2 minutes to go, I wonder who mact is gonna throw out there! Who hasn't played much tonight?

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#95 Cory Dakin
March 03 2009, 08:23PM
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@ longtimefan: Penner... That's who he's gonna throw out

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#96 David S
March 03 2009, 08:25PM
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One point already. Mission accomplished. Now let's drive the knife in a little deeper shall we?

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#97 longtimefan
March 03 2009, 08:26PM
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Note to self, play penner more, I'm pretty sure that is what mact was writing

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#98 Cory Dakin
March 03 2009, 08:26PM
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Call my math Shaky... But if the Oilers earn the two points and Nashville gets only one... How would they end the night the way they started in the standings? Good analysis there Louie.

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#99 David S
March 03 2009, 08:27PM
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longtimefan wrote:

Note to self, play penner more, I’m pretty sure that is what mact was writing

He's saving him for the shootout.

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#100 David S
March 03 2009, 08:28PM
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Strudwick. You iiiiiiiiiiiiidiot.

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