OILERS BEAT AVS

Wanye
October 28 2011 09:36PM

And with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche the Oilers clinch first place in the Western Conference*

What do you suppose we are supposed to make of that now huh?

Is it too soon for this video? Answer: No.

*After 10 games

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#51 Dyckster
October 29 2011, 07:54AM
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I'm as excited as everyone else about our 6-2-2 start. BUT, we've been pretty badly out shot the last 3 games (granted, 2 of those games were against top tier teams). And most will agree our current save percentage isn't sustainable.... Something has to give sooner or later.

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#52 SirBastich
October 29 2011, 08:02AM
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Dyckster wrote:

I'm as excited as everyone else about our 6-2-2 start. BUT, we've been pretty badly out shot the last 3 games (granted, 2 of those games were against top tier teams). And most will agree our current save percentage isn't sustainable.... Something has to give sooner or later.

Yeah, that may be the case, but bask while you can we haven't had alot to celebrate here in oil country for a long time.

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#53 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 08:25AM
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Puritania wrote:

Winning is so foreign to me, it's time to celebrate! If you don't watch this entire video you love the Canucks and wish the Oilers nothing but harm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHy7DGLTt8g

This is hypnotic. So hilarious. Thank you sir for opening my eyes. I've been laughing all morning.

check out the original too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkmncrAPILw

the violin guy at the beginning is equally epic but has these amazingly creepy eyes. hilarious. european pop music is a real sight to behold... it is vaguely familiar, almost like north american pop, but off just enough to make you tilt your head, squint your eyes, scratch your head and say "huh... weird... do people like that?... i guess... it is catchy... but so irritating... but that's what makes it funny... right?... it is supposed to be funny, right?.... no?.... well, whatever... it's still kinda funny"

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#54 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 08:34AM
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Wanye wrote:

Found a way more hilarious video. An 11 minute 2 legit to quit video suits the occasion

And Wanye takes us all back to a more innocent time, when music video television was a thing and the release of a new video was an event and that video often came packaged as a short film with some kind of backstory. Of course, the archetype of this happens to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA&ob=av2n

happy halloween everyone.

Wanye. thanks for the epic vid. I haven't made those hand signals since grade5. hilarious

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#55 HORDICHUK hears a who
October 29 2011, 08:55AM
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I've never been this happy since that time my hot math teacher bent over and I saw her camo thong and motivated me to attend math class atleast 2 out 5 times a week.

All we need now is to get hordichuk back to get past that 3 goal per game mark and beat the crap out of everyone. I love Andy frankenSUTTONstein but he's not that good of a fighter he's more like a movie fighter than a legit fighter

Ps hordichuk will lead us to the promised land

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#56 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 08:58AM
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fair warning: i missed the game and I'm working off highlights

First: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (i didn't get to have mine last night) GOILERS!!!!

Second: what happened to Oiler Goaltending? did these guys forget to be middling to terrible? I just hope no one's sent them the memo. Going to be hard for Renney to choose now. If the OIlers were a bad ROMCOM the plot would look something like this:

the boss has two beautiful daughters (nicola and devan) and young Renney is infatuated with both. Over the course of a year, he nervously courts both of them. Hijinx ensue as he tries to choose between the two (each time he thinks he's made his mind up the other reminds him how green the grass can be on the other side); antics in full swing as he tries to keep them from finding out about each other. The tension builds as Renney starts to double book the young ladies (seeing both in one night), etc. etc.

third: secondary scoring. It's about time the backend potted one. But did anyone expect both Barker and Sutton would score in the way they did? By a sweet backhand in tight (barker) and a tip-in crashing the net (sutton)? that's awesome stuff... now let's hope they can score from the point. Barker in the Cap game showed he's got a rocket if he can get it off (hit the post). also Barker's +/- is very impressive this far in but it is deceptive because he doesn't play on the PK. still I think he's starting to feel comfortable in Oilernation. I continue to be cautiously optimistic about him.

Pessimistic side: we expect those points from Smyth. and while the D woke up offensively... still no word from our third line. Mag still pointless. that's troublesome.

fourth: that shot differential is not going away. that needs to be addressed, hopefully our boys can moderate that.

fifth: because i missed the game....can you guys tell me: how did Peckham look? did he bounce back from the Cap game? How bad was the Sutton check on Landeskog? will he get time? how was the tilt with Sutton and O'brien? any other eventful news from the game?

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#57 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 09:06AM
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Oh man... I just looked at the schedule. Nov. is lousy with away games... forget the Van, Cap, Avs games... November's going to the early test of this young team. If we can skate through Nov. at evens or better this team is legit, book it.

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#58 Banger
October 29 2011, 09:17AM
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Romulus' Apotheosis wrote:

Oh man... I just looked at the schedule. Nov. is lousy with away games... forget the Van, Cap, Avs games... November's going to the early test of this young team. If we can skate through Nov. at evens or better this team is legit, book it.

Same as every year. CFR = long road trip.

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#59 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 09:20AM
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Banger wrote:

Same as every year. CFR = long road trip.

What is CFR??

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#60 John Chambers
October 29 2011, 09:20AM
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Khabbie and Doobie! Can we win TWO Vezinas?

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#61 VK63
October 29 2011, 09:31AM
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@Romulus' Apotheosis

Mostly old raisins hanging out in etown saying cacksucker a lot and spitting chaw juice on the street. then theres bull riding and barrel racing and ride em pony and stuff.

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#62 Shane
October 29 2011, 09:34AM
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Exciting FIRST place hockey? Whaaaa? What is up with the kid line?!? They should have sent RNH down, that line can't score. Start Dubie every game, he is better long term for the Oilers. Trade PRV and Omark for what ever defenseman they can get, and fire Tambillini. Thank you, This overreaction brought to you by Rexall drugs, selling Prozac to kids since 1996.

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#63 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 09:42AM
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VK63 wrote:

Mostly old raisins hanging out in etown saying cacksucker a lot and spitting chaw juice on the street. then theres bull riding and barrel racing and ride em pony and stuff.

Thanks... for those mental images...

I don't live in the big E, so things not Oilers are tricky. I guess I could have googled it... which your comment made me do... apparently it is this:

http://www.canadianfinalsrodeo.com/

which I encourage you to check out (the website that is) because apparently "Blake has a message for you" also based on that picture and the font and italics, "you" are a teenage girl, swooning over Blake!

[edit] so, wait... this CFR deal takes place at Rexall every year bumping the Oil? I gather the new arena deal will change that?

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#64 Kodiak
October 29 2011, 09:57AM
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stevezie wrote:

Until tonight, secondary scoring was our team's biggest concern. Doesn't it make sense for the Omark and Gagner crowds to unite, and demand we try to get them both going? How much longer are we going to pretend that eight minutes of Ben Eager is helping this team win?

If may take a second to hate Eager, Petrell and Jones duplicate his hitting and Peckham and Sutton duplicate his fighting, and all four of those guys do other things. Why do we need him? More Gagner! More Omark!

I think less Gagner and Omark will be just fine once Hemsky comes back. Hemsky can slide in beside Smytty and Horcoff like old times and that will definitely give that line an offensive lift but still be able to go against the toughs. Jones can drop down and play third line minutes like he should be with Belanger and Paajaarvi. Neither Gagner or Omark can take anyone out of the top 6 and they aren't bottom 6 players.

Hall-RNH-Eberle

Smytty-Horcoff-Hemsky

Paajaarvi-Belanger-Jones

Eager-Lander-Petrell

Gagner is Alexander Daigle II. They both scored 0.59pts/game in their first 4 seasons. They both didn't really show any offensive growth over that period. They are both suspect defensively and they both are somewhat injury prone. Daigle is now in the Swiss League. I hope things work out well for Gagner over there too.

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#65 Clarko
October 29 2011, 10:03AM
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Love the fact that this team is actually exciting to watch and winning games.

The only thing I'm concerned about is the shot differential over the past 3 games. We were actually outshooting the opposition over the first 7 games. It seems like in all 3 games, once Edmonton captures a lead, they go on to get outshot by a ridiculous margin. Actually, in all 3 games, the shots were fairly even until Edmonton gets the lead.

This can't continue. Great teams have the ability to continue to pour it on when they have the lead. Anyone remember when Chicago absolutely crushed us a couple of years ago (I think the score was 10-1), and it looked like they were on a powerplay the entire night. I'm not saying this Oilers team is "great" yet, but they have to play a better brand of hockey with the lead and not put all the pressure on their goalies to make 30 some saves over the last half of the game.

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#66 DieHard
October 29 2011, 10:12AM
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10 games in. I've watched every game and correct me if I'm wrong but were we not leading or at least even by the start of the 3rd. We are not an elite team yet, so getting out-shot heavily in the third is to be expected. If we were down in the third I'm sure the shot differential would be much different. Needing a goal means you need to turn on the offense and somewhat neglect defense. We are in the position of protecting and doing it quite well. Great team defense.

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#67 88MPH
October 29 2011, 10:14AM
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This video really illustrates have shoulder pads have changed since the 90's. Don Cherry should reference this video.

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#68 Clarko
October 29 2011, 10:34AM
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@DieHard

That was my point. We need to learn how to play with a lead better. "Great team defense" is not giving up a ton of shots and scoring chances. Washington was a goal post away from tying it up (probably less than a quarter inch from going in).

Getting outshot heavily is not the way to maintain leads is all I'm saying. Playing a puck possession style in the offensive and neutral zone will serve this team much better in the future.

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#69 Clarko
October 29 2011, 10:41AM
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To add to my point, the Oilers goalies have a combined .953 save percentage. As has been well documented on this site, these averages are unsustainable.

If the goalies had a very good save percentage of .915, they would have given up 11-12 more goals so far this season. That means we probably lose some of the games we are winning. Of course going 6-2-2 every 10 games is unsustainable as well...we would finish with about 115 points on our current pace!

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#70 DieHard
October 29 2011, 10:50AM
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@Clarko

This is why I mentioned we are not an elite team YET. Got to give a few more years and our lead may be 2 or more goals AND out-shooting in the third. So far I'm loving it. We are doing well and this is just a peek at what we will do.

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#71 dougtheslug
October 29 2011, 11:22AM
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Yes. It was me. I predicted this. After the first month of the season, I knew Phil Kessel would be leading the scoring race, Khabbie would be the top goalie in the NHL, and The Edmonton Oilers would lead the league in defence and be on top of the Western Conference. In my crystal ball, I see the Eskimos signing Peyton Manning and winning the Grey Cup 5 years in a row, and the Edmonton Capitals winning the World Series in 2013. You're welcome.

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#72 stevezie
October 29 2011, 11:28AM
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book¡e wrote:

The best youtube video of the year is Guy on a Buffalo and I plan to reference it every time Robin Brownalee or someone else goes all GoaB (aka Chuck Norris) on a guy.

This has changed my world.

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#73 Wäx Män Riley
October 29 2011, 12:15PM
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VK63 wrote:

Mostly old raisins hanging out in etown saying cacksucker a lot and spitting chaw juice on the street. then theres bull riding and barrel racing and ride em pony and stuff.

For real I LOL'd!

Best. Description of CFR. EVER.

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#74 French Toast Mafia
October 29 2011, 12:26PM
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Omark is not good enough to crack the lineup with what he brings. You can't take out good quality gritty players like jones and eager to bring in a guy that scores a goal every 10 games.

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#75 Romulus' Apotheosis
October 29 2011, 12:28PM
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@stevezie

and @Bookje

somehow i missed that video. it's clear the depths of youtube have yet to be mined by me. incredible.

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#76 TM8Trent
October 29 2011, 01:34PM
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@book¡e

lol'ed - that is brilliant

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