Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
So its better to open it up in this game and lose 6-1. Because its what would have likely happened.

Soon as we did open it up STL was burning us alive and Khabi was getting shellshocked.
Opening it up is the only way that the Oilers can win any game let alone, a game against St. Louis. If they lose, so be it but at least they will go down running and gunning so to speak. It's why they were successful against the Hawks and played well against the Wings for 2 periods.

The Oilers are simply not good enough to play at the other teams' pace and when they try chip and chase against a much bigger and stronger opponent, they might as well fold the tent and go home by the end of the 1st.

Until Tambellini adds some balance to the roster to the point that they can play multiple styles and succeed, they absolutely must play the only style that caters to the strength which is an up tempo, aggressive style. Trying to play tight checking, sit back and try to hope for a turnover hockey against a team like St. Louis is playing into their hands. They can simply just impose their will and play in the Oilers zone all night.
They might as well play aggressive, loosen the reigns and let the skilled guys make skilled plays and if they have some odd man breaks the other way, so be it. Try to dictate at their pace. The problem is that the Oilers play as if they're scared to make a mistake and that's a recipe for disaster with a roster like this.

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