OILERS BEAT COLUMBUS 145-0

Wanye
November 19 2013 10:20PM

If you are new to the Nation this is how we have celebrated landslide victories since 2007. Give a listen on maximum volume and enjoy having this song in your brain banana for longer than you will care to admit.

There are several things to be pumped beyond measure about tonight.

THING ONE - POINT NIGHT

 No fewer than 11 players had points for the Mighty Oilers tonite including Perron who led the way with 4. That's unreal.

THING TWO - DUBNYK

 

This guy here got a shutout with Bryz sitting calmly on the bench. Talk about pressure. Good on you DD.

THING THREE - SMYTTY

 

Smyth had 3 points! THREE NATION! WHAT A HERO WHO CARES IF PERRON REFERRED TO HIM AS OLD IN THE SECOND INTERMISSION AHAHAHAHAHAH

*wipes eyes*

We all needed this. The Oilers needed this. It is a rare shaft of heavenly light in an unhealthily dark situation so far this year. So listen to ghost ride the whip. Call friends you haven't talked to in years. Suddenly the DJ Suitcase ugly sweater Christmas party on Friday is going to be a real shindig. Buy your tickets here in support of the ICCP.

We will personally buy you a bucket of Jack Daniels and we can discuss the win for ever and ever amen.

In the meantime let's shower the comment section with unreasonable optimism and enjoy every minute of it,. 

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#101 Hockey Problems
November 20 2013, 11:17AM
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I must have missed it. Where was Rishaug last night. I watched the Toronto Sports Network waiting for him to sing the Oilers' glorious praises, but, he was a no-show ... Where ya hidin at Shauger? Still hiding under the covers in ur makeup bubble ?I was really looking forward to the Gossip, girl.

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#102 Hits from the BoNg
November 20 2013, 11:23AM
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Pssst!! Gordie...

Over here !!! I got something to put a perma grin smile on that mug.

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#103 Bucknuck
November 20 2013, 11:40AM
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I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. It's so much better to read all the write ups after the Oilers dominate.

Anyone remember the dude who would always write "OILERS DOMINATION TO FOLLOW" after all his posts? It was kind of irritating. Anyways, I thought of him last night.

I can't help but hope that this is the "turning of the corner" that makes this season bearable to watch.

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#104 camdog
November 20 2013, 11:51AM
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@Hockey Problems

I don't understand all of the hate for Rishaug? Sure I didn't like some of the questions he asked Bryzgalof, but I'm glad someone in the Edmonton sports media is being a little critical of our sports teams. For the last 10 seasons the Eskimos and Oilers have gotten off way too easy.

The players need to be accountable for there actions. It doesn't help the organization when all of the beat reporters are pumping their tires like Bob Stauffer.

As to Yakopov I think the entire saga was good for the kid. He's living in a new country and he's got a lot to learn about pro sports. Yak city created his whole drama and has come out of it a better man.

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#105 Hemmertime
November 20 2013, 11:58AM
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The hate on Rishaug is because he is grilling the newest Oiler who had nothing to do with our terrible season and lobs softies to MacT and Lowe and anyone responsible for this crap.

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#106 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 12:12PM
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Greg wrote:

What the hell??? Why so many trashes for this comment? The oil win two game in a row and all the Klowe lovers come out. For god sakes people. That's all it take is two wins in a row, and everybody's jerking each other off again.

Thanks for the support.

Many on this site equate a measured response with perpetual negativity. Manic Depressives are such a PIA...

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#107 bwar
November 20 2013, 12:21PM
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The rebuild is finally over! ASAP Stanley.

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#108 Cynic
November 20 2013, 12:29PM
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Have the Boobs on the Bus beaten a team with a winning record yet?

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#109 S cottV
November 20 2013, 12:31PM
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Nice to see the lop sided win as Oiler fans and surely the team gets a much needed morale boost from it. Coaches try to take out some of the high from wins and some of the low from losses, to focus on issues that lead to a steady progression and a playoff spot. Unfortunately too many lows and not enough highs to process thus far and the playoffs are out of the question. So - Eakins is forced to preach and lead progression toward a playoff spot - next year. It wont be an easy leadership task because maintaining hope for the playoffs, is a major motivation for players that any Coach would wish to keep in the mix. Cant help but think that Eakins misjudged the change process from the onset, trying to bite off too much change - too soon. Probably should have run with familiar systems particularly with d zone coverage and special teams, focusing as much as possible on the team getting off to a strong start. His systems - his way, could have been eased in over time because it created a lot of player confusion, horrifying GA's (wasnt just goaltending) and a lot of lost hockey games. While the team is not yet built to be a legit playoff contender, it is good enough to have challenged for what should have been an interesting playoff run this year - probably falling short in the last couple of weeks of the season. Out - in mid Nov - should not have happened. It was avoidable.

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#110 Greg
November 20 2013, 12:32PM
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@ Serious Gord

Just goes to show how brainwashed some people are. "They took some steps tonight", "let's give Duby a chance", "the process takes time". This is all crap I can't stand to see on here.

Seriously, would you eat at a restaurant where the food was terrible and sent you home with the sh*its? And then justify going back by insisting they're "getting better". Bon appetit blind oiler fans

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#111 Wohin gehst du?
November 20 2013, 12:38PM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

It's like people forgot what it means to be a fan. I was fortunate enough to go to Gagner's 8 point night, Yak's legendary celebration night, and the Bluejacket Beating last night, and I can tell you what... I was going crazy last night! Hopefully this is the start of something great :)

Go to more games

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#112 Rob...
November 20 2013, 12:41PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Thanks for the support.

Many on this site equate a measured response with perpetual negativity. Manic Depressives are such a PIA...

Ever revel in the warmth of a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds during a crappy weather week? It doesn't matter that it's going to be swallowed up within minutes, or seconds, by that tumultuous mass that momentarily let its guard down. It doesn't matter that you might not see the sun again for several more days. What matters is how damn good that sun feels right at that very moment. What matters is the memories it evokes of bygone days of clear skies and pleasant times. What matters is how that ray of sunshine gives you hope that there are more like it to come. Maybe not soon, but eventually... those clouds can't last forever now, can they?

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#113 DrunkGuyTy
November 20 2013, 12:50PM
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The point is that when someone says "even well run organizations struggle at times" (the comment you quoted) in reference to the Wings' 5 game losing streak, that is not comparing them to the Oilers at all (which you accused them of).

In fact, it is reinforcing that there is a wide degree of difference between the two teams. One is generally perceived as much better than the other.

And just to be clear, I don't think anyone on here is suggesting the Oilers are the better of the two teams.

...even though they may have been last night. And by "last night", I mean last night.

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#114 Pouzar99
November 20 2013, 12:57PM
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Columbus was so bad defensively and toothless offensively that it was like getting to play against ourselves. Can we play every game against the Bluejackets?

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#115 Oier Al
November 20 2013, 01:11PM
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This has to be a feel good game for the players, however fleeting it may be!Hope this gives them confidence that shooting and going to he net may get you some goals. Look at the beauty by Perron, second time in two games he threads the needle in the upper shelve.

YOu take the win, and build for the next game. This was a sleepy Jackets team... you can tell, even our 4th line looked like they might be from and NHL team.

Negative.... the blue line was still not that great, many turn overs, and a lot of panic scrambles.

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#116 Jeff In Lethbridge
November 20 2013, 01:20PM
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Spydyr wrote:

So never had a drink of alcohol or a cup of coffee in your life. Good for you. Must be pretty lame though.

you're suggesting that someone who doesn't use drugs ad post about it on a sight that says, "post as though your mother were looking over your shoulder" is lame?

:-)

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#117 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 01:24PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

you're suggesting that someone who doesn't use drugs ad post about it on a sight that says, "post as though your mother were looking over your shoulder" is lame?

:-)

So you don't drink coffee , tea , pop, or have an occasional alcoholic beverage?

Yes, you must be lame.

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#118 pkam
November 20 2013, 01:25PM
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Rob... wrote:

Ever revel in the warmth of a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds during a crappy weather week? It doesn't matter that it's going to be swallowed up within minutes, or seconds, by that tumultuous mass that momentarily let its guard down. It doesn't matter that you might not see the sun again for several more days. What matters is how damn good that sun feels right at that very moment. What matters is the memories it evokes of bygone days of clear skies and pleasant times. What matters is how that ray of sunshine gives you hope that there are more like it to come. Maybe not soon, but eventually... those clouds can't last forever now, can they?

Unfortunately, there are guys who will refuse to take off their raincoat, continue to stay under their umbrellas, spend that few minutes or hours on weather forecast to see how much precipitation is coming in the next 24 hours.

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#119 sizzay
November 20 2013, 01:44PM
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It was nice seeing the Oilers dominate. Watching Yakupov play up to his potential and dominate. Watching Perron pop 2 goals in and even Smytty batting one out of the air.

We have the opportunity to beat Florida, Chicago (unlikely), Nashville and Columbus to continue the upswing.

However, the truth of the matter is, we are still a bad team. Changes still need to be made to the top 6, the top 4 and maybe goaltending.

We still need Lowe gone. Forever.

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#120 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:07PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

You really think the oil management is a good organization - comparable to the red wings? Really?

It was nice to see the oil drub the CBJ yet again (in the last seven they have avg 5gpg). It's about time people who paid cold hard cash for tickets get their money's worth for a change.

But many oil fans embarrass themselves with their glee at the oil getting their third win in regulation in 23 game played. Do you think Yankee fans would be as pleased? Or red wings fans? Where's your self-respect?

Meanwhile MacT and Klowe help Katz count and fold his money...

Actually that's not at all what I said.

What I was pointing out is that even a well run organization....such as the Red Wings....who have lost 7 in a row....can struggle too.

And it's ok for people to enjoy seeing their team play better and winning.

Not all of us are dead set as being as miserable as you are about everything :)

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#121 pkam
November 20 2013, 02:08PM
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sizzay wrote:

It was nice seeing the Oilers dominate. Watching Yakupov play up to his potential and dominate. Watching Perron pop 2 goals in and even Smytty batting one out of the air.

We have the opportunity to beat Florida, Chicago (unlikely), Nashville and Columbus to continue the upswing.

However, the truth of the matter is, we are still a bad team. Changes still need to be made to the top 6, the top 4 and maybe goaltending.

We still need Lowe gone. Forever.

Can we just stop mention KLowe for a day? Just a day after a dominating win?

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#122 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:08PM
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DrunkGuyTy wrote:

Maybe quit trying to be such a d!ck and pay attention to what you are reading. That's not what is being said at all.

You are more embarassing by polluting these forums with your ENDLESS negativity.

Nobody here is stating we are going to win the Cup but in a season that has sucked as bad as it has, let's try and enjoy one of the few moments of positivity while it's here.

Thank you and I totally agree

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#123 gcw_rocks
November 20 2013, 02:10PM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

Didn't you ever learn in English class how to find the underlying message in any given piece of writing? He's not saying the Oilers are the Red Wings, he's just saying that all teams have their struggles, so before we jump to conclusions we should see how this season pans out.

The Oilers need to win at, what, a .690 pace (38-16-5 or equivalent) the rest of the way to get a playoff spot if 95 points is the cut off?

Nobody in their right mind believes that is going to happen. This season is over. The conclusion has not only been jumped to. It has been picked up, taken home and put to bed. It's over.

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#124 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:10PM
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Taylor Gang wrote:

Didn't you ever learn in English class how to find the underlying message in any given piece of writing? He's not saying the Oilers are the Red Wings, he's just saying that all teams have their struggles, so before we jump to conclusions we should see how this season pans out.

Glad to know some people read what I actually wrote :)

That and I think its reasonable to give MacT some time to see what he can do with this team.

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#125 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:16PM
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So does that mean we can't be happy when they actually win?

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#126 Oilcruzer
November 20 2013, 02:20PM
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Cynic wrote:

Have the Boobs on the Bus beaten a team with a winning record yet?

It really is sad to go through life with a motivation to make others frown.

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#127 dqgc
November 20 2013, 02:29PM
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This is interesting. Serious Gord used to make sense. Then lately DSF had a couple posts that made sense. It's like we're watching a metamorphosis...

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#128 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:32PM
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Even a broken clock is right twice a day

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#129 Coppperhead
November 20 2013, 02:41PM
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gcw_rocks wrote:

The Oilers need to win at, what, a .690 pace (38-16-5 or equivalent) the rest of the way to get a playoff spot if 95 points is the cut off?

Nobody in their right mind believes that is going to happen. This season is over. The conclusion has not only been jumped to. It has been picked up, taken home and put to bed. It's over.

Actually right now the 8th seed in the West is on pace for 110 points...so even more impossible! Yay!

Not making the playoffs does not equal the season is over. There are still a lot of potential positives that can happen. This season can still be a stepping stone to the playoffs next year (which if it continues the way the first 22 games have it wouldn't be).

As a fan that's what we should be hoping for and that's how we should be supporting our team. It's fine to be displeased with how things have gone but I still want to support the team in the hopes that they will improve.

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#130 MKE
November 20 2013, 02:42PM
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well said

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#131 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 03:15PM
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@Rob...

"...Ever revel in the warmth of a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds during a crappy weather week? It doesn't matter that it's going to be swallowed up within minutes, or seconds, by that tumultuous mass that momentarily let its guard down..."

I lived in St. John's. So, yes. And then I moved.

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#132 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 03:22PM
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Actually right now the 8th seed in the West is on pace for 110 points...so even more impossible! Yay!

Not making the playoffs does not equal the season is over. There are still a lot of potential positives that can happen. This season can still be a stepping stone to the playoffs next year (which if it continues the way the first 22 games have it wouldn't be).

As a fan that's what we should be hoping for and that's how we should be supporting our team. It's fine to be displeased with how things have gone but I still want to support the team in the hopes that they will improve.

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

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#133 Mac962
November 20 2013, 03:48PM
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Do we have no new Blogs to read ? How long do i have to look at this. Come on ON writers, put some new material out !

Please.

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#134 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 03:53PM
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Mac962 wrote:

Do we have no new Blogs to read ? How long do i have to look at this. Come on ON writers, put some new material out !

Please.

They all must of celebrated the grand victory a little to much last night.

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#135 Mac962
November 20 2013, 03:59PM
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Spydyr wrote:

They all must of celebrated the grand victory a little to much last night.

LOL- I think so. I have to admit - my mood is better today than its been in a long while. Yes - i am sure the Jackets took us lightly however, we played well. Very well. Please get on a roll boys.

So whom thinks David Perron is the bestest Frenchman in he country today !

Perron Rocks, he is so patient , he does not over react to pressure thus making the opposition back off. Hmmmm wonder what the habs would offer for him, lol. Way to play David Perron keep it up.

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#136 Mac962
November 20 2013, 04:01PM
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Never noticed your avitar before, Man that rocks. Love it !

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#137 Spydyr
November 20 2013, 04:09PM
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Mac962 wrote:

Never noticed your avitar before, Man that rocks. Love it !

Thanks

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#138 DSF
November 20 2013, 04:14PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

While what you say is generally speaking true, an increased West vs. West schedule also presents more opportunity of 3 points games having an affect on the WC standings.

As it sits right now, Minnesota holds down the final wild card spot and projects to get 111 points.

Even if they play .500 hockey the rest of the way and pick up 10 OT loser points, they will finish with 100 points.

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#139 Serious Gord
November 20 2013, 04:25PM
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DSF wrote:

While what you say is generally speaking true, an increased West vs. West schedule also presents more opportunity of 3 points games having an affect on the WC standings.

As it sits right now, Minnesota holds down the final wild card spot and projects to get 111 points.

Even if they play .500 hockey the rest of the way and pick up 10 OT loser points, they will finish with 100 points.

good point. So somewhere btwn 100 and 110.

The underlying takeaway is that the difference between east - west is about as big as it has ever been.

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#140 Hangin@Bangin
November 20 2013, 04:26PM
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We beat two utter bottom feeders, nice to see but don't throw your Lowe jersey on just yet and strut the halls of Rexall. This team still is a long way's away from being a competitor. Until we beat a non AHL team I will continue to hold my breath. Ultimately passing out because this debauchery Lowe has mastermind will never be succesful.

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#141 pkam
November 20 2013, 04:29PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Re: the projected 110 pt cutoff.

I suspect that that number will be much lower - more like 98-100 pts. It seems to me that there has been a lot of east vs west games played already and far fewer remain relative to the number of in-conference games. Thus fewer wins vs losses and for every win in a west vs west game another western team gets a loss.

That said the oil will have to play out of their minds from here on just to crack the top ten in the west.

And yes there are things that can be played towards - learning tactics, learning to be consistent, learning to hate losing, learning to play with an edge and learning/being held accoutable.

I expect the cutoff will be over 100 pts for 2 reasons.

1st, we only played the Eastern conference 22 games a season in the past. This year we will play them 32 games. This will likely add another 4-5 pts over the previous years.

2nd, it is reported that there are more OT and SO so far this year. Even the rest of the year return to the average of previous years, it probably has already add a point or 2 to the cutoff line. If this trend continues, it may add even more.

So I expect at least 6 pts more than last year, push it to at least 101 pts to make the playoff.

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#142 DSF
November 20 2013, 04:38PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

good point. So somewhere btwn 100 and 110.

The underlying takeaway is that the difference between east - west is about as big as it has ever been.

To reach 105 points, the Oilers would need to go 41-9-9.

Nothing a 40 game win streak won't fix.

😱

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#144 Bryzarro World
November 20 2013, 05:40PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

you're suggesting that someone who doesn't use drugs ad post about it on a sight that says, "post as though your mother were looking over your shoulder" is lame?

:-)

yes

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#145 Chainsawz
November 20 2013, 07:33PM
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The Oilers have out scored their opposition 11-0 over the last 80 minutes. And both were teams ahead of them in the standings!

Without crunching the numbers, pro-rating that for the rest of the season I like our chances at a cup.

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#146 prudham's
November 21 2013, 01:38AM
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Speaking of Smytty kicking butt, did you see him in the the third period against Cow Town?

My jaw was agape. He was one of the best Oilers among many good ones. His old sense of how to make it work seemed magically matched to an ability to do it. He was pinching in to situations just at the right moment to lay on the body, and give secondary pressure to maintain possession for the Oilers, and generally flying around. Not saying we should expect that from now on, but it was a glorious few minutes to see the old guy do it again. I hope we see it at least a little more before retirement.

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