HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Edmonton Oilers
Notices

Predict the Standings

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-09-2013, 12:38 AM
  #51
lakai17
Registered User
 
lakai17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,782
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
Carolina second in the east?

Care to explain?
Alex Semin.

Cam Ward.

kind of high I do agree but no one owns a crystal glass ball.

lakai17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 12:38 AM
  #52
DousedInOil
Registered User
 
DousedInOil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Katy <3
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,387
vCash: 500
West:
1. St. Louis
2. San Jose
3. Vancouver
4. Chicago
5. LA
6. Detroit
7. Minny
8. Dallas
9. Nashville
10. Edmonton
11. Phoenix
12. Colorado
13. Calgary
14. Anaheim
15. Columbus


East
1. Rangers
2. Boston
3. Washington
4. Pittsburgh
5. Philadelphia
6. Carolina
7. Ottawa
8. Buffalo
9. Florida
10. Winnipeg
11. Tampa
12. New Jersey
13. Toronto
14. Montreal
15. Islanders


Last edited by DousedInOil: 01-09-2013 at 12:58 AM.
DousedInOil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 12:43 AM
  #53
xlnc66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: B.C.
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,848
vCash: 500
With 18 of 48 games against divisional rivals, i can't see any of the divisions having 4 teams making the playoffs.

xlnc66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 12:57 AM
  #54
DousedInOil
Registered User
 
DousedInOil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Katy <3
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,387
vCash: 500
I think Minnesota will be the most interesting team to watch this year. They were without Koivu for most of the year last year and were actually the 2nd worst team in the west (3rd in the league) when it came to goal differencial. Sitting at an astonishing -49 and only 177 goals (worst in the league and 25 goals less than Columbus) its hard to think that the additions of two players will turn them into divisonal favourites. Ryan Suter was +15 on a team that was +27 and Zach Parise was -5 on a team that was +19. Obviously they will help to the success of the wild, but I don't know if they will pass the Canucks. The Canucks were +51 by comparison. That means that these two players would have to attribute almost 100 extra goal differential (shortened to 48 games so roughly 60) in order to take the top spot assuming the canucks play at the same level.

Also, Backstrom was playing with .919 save% and Harding was at .917 which is actually slightly higher than their career averages. So its not like the goaltending can get drastically better.

DousedInOil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 02:09 AM
  #55
guymez
The Seldom Seen Kid
 
guymez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Calgary
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,738
vCash: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by SK13 View Post
Predicting the standings in a 48 game sprint is so pointless. None of these standings are going to be close to right.

My guess though: Someone stupid makes the playoffs (maybe us, yay!) and Detroit doesn't.
I couldn't agree more...he 48 game season is pretty much a guarantee that someone stupid makes the playoffs. Luck is definitely in play here.

We all know that Tambo employs luck as a major part of his game plan so the Oilers probably have a better shot than anybody.

guymez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 03:51 AM
  #56
Cloned
Sexy Genesis
 
Cloned's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 21,849
vCash: 500
New Jersey finishes dead last in the league.

Seriously, they have a horrid roster this year.

__________________

Sig AND X-mas avatar courtesy of The Nemesis

"Pull yourself together!" - Solid Snake to Otacon, multiple times in the series
Cloned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 04:18 AM
  #57
Blue And Orange
#KevinLoweMustGo
 
Blue And Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,239
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloned View Post
New Jersey finishes dead last in the league.

Seriously, they have a horrid roster this year.
I disagree. Columbus will finish dead last.

In this 48 game season, I will be very surprised if they win more than 10 games.

Blue And Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 05:25 AM
  #58
The Nuge
Farewell Smytty
 
The Nuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,730
vCash: 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue And Orange View Post
I disagree. Columbus will finish dead last.

In this 48 game season, I will be very surprised if they win more than 10 games.
I don't agree with them only winning 10, but I agree, they probably end up last. Columbus will surprise some people in the near future though

The Nuge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 07:01 AM
  #59
Broilers
Registered User
 
Broilers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton
Country: Finland
Posts: 1,005
vCash: 500
We will not make playoffs

1. Vancouver
2. Nashville
3. Los Angeles
4. Chicago
5. San Jose
6. Minnesota
7. Detroit
8. Phoenix
--------
9. St. Louis
10. Colorado
11. Calgary
12. Dallas
13. Edmonton
14. Anaheim
15. Columbus

I have not followed east so much I guess Edmonton will end up between 24-26. If we have aliitle bit luck we can catch Dallas even Calgary but not Colorado and be somewhere 21-24 in overall standings.

Broilers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 07:11 AM
  #60
lakai17
Registered User
 
lakai17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,782
vCash: 50
Oilers young guns carry the team into the playoffs.

lakai17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 07:56 AM
  #61
Hunt4Oil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: London On
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,114
vCash: 500
Oilers will finish 12th.

Hunt4Oil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 11:16 AM
  #62
nye
Registered User
 
nye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Siberia
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,887
vCash: 500
That's what I'm thinking. 12th.

nye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 11:26 AM
  #63
Petro Points
Registered User
 
Petro Points's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,343
vCash: 885
I predict that we'll either finish 3rd in west or miss the playoffs..

VAN isnt that great anymore.. Schneider had the stats last year but isnt that great. Sedins are declining, Kessler injured .. IMO division title is up for grabs.

If we can solidify our D by picking up a top4 shutdown RD we will be favorite to win the division title.

Petro Points is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 03:59 PM
  #64
Oil and Avs
Registered User
 
Oil and Avs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 420
vCash: 958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
I predict that we'll either finish 3rd in west or miss the playoffs..

VAN isnt that great anymore.. Schneider had the stats last year but isnt that great. Sedins are declining, Kessler injured .. IMO division title is up for grabs.

If we can solidify our D by picking up a top4 shutdown RD we will be favorite to win the division title.
Very optimistic, the Canucks are still a power in the west, not to mention the Wild. We can make the playoffs, but I think the division crown is out of our reach. We would need to win too many games against better teams in their building. We all know how the oilers play at the Xcel Energy Center.

Oil and Avs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 04:16 PM
  #65
canovin
Klefbom's charm
 
canovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 780
Posts: 975
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
I predict that we'll either finish 3rd in west or miss the playoffs..

VAN isnt that great anymore.. Schneider had the stats last year but isnt that great. Sedins are declining, Kessler injured .. IMO division title is up for grabs.

If we can solidify our D by picking up a top4 shutdown RD we will be favorite to win the division title.
When is Kesler scheduled to be back?

canovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 04:20 PM
  #66
Petro Points
Registered User
 
Petro Points's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,343
vCash: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oil and Avs View Post
Very optimistic, the Canucks are still a power in the west, not to mention the Wild. We can make the playoffs, but I think the division crown is out of our reach. We would need to win too many games against better teams in their building. We all know how the oilers play at the Xcel Energy Center.
Who do the Canucks have up front after the Sedins?
H.Sedin, 112pts > 94pts > 81pts ... the other guy had 65pts last year.. both are 32yo +
without Kessler they are in deep trouble in terms of secondary scoring. IMO they are the next Flames in the making.

No denying that MIN looks solid on paper... hoping on the rust factor and a slow start to give us some advantage..

Shoring up our D is the key .. without that top4 RD we are as bad\good as any basement team.

Petro Points is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 04:21 PM
  #67
Petro Points
Registered User
 
Petro Points's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,343
vCash: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by canovin View Post
When is Kesler scheduled to be back?
no one knows... listed as 'from weeks to months'

Petro Points is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 04:55 PM
  #68
Aerchon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,459
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
I think Minnesota will be the most interesting team to watch this year. They were without Koivu for most of the year last year and were actually the 2nd worst team in the west (3rd in the league) when it came to goal differencial. Sitting at an astonishing -49 and only 177 goals (worst in the league and 25 goals less than Columbus) its hard to think that the additions of two players will turn them into divisonal favourites. Ryan Suter was +15 on a team that was +27 and Zach Parise was -5 on a team that was +19. Obviously they will help to the success of the wild, but I don't know if they will pass the Canucks. The Canucks were +51 by comparison. That means that these two players would have to attribute almost 100 extra goal differential (shortened to 48 games so roughly 60) in order to take the top spot assuming the canucks play at the same level.

Also, Backstrom was playing with .919 save% and Harding was at .917 which is actually slightly higher than their career averages. So its not like the goaltending can get drastically better.
It;s good to see someone else noticed that Minny was one of the worst teams in the league for a very extended portion last year.

Suter has never played well without Weber and is considered the worse of the 2 by a fair margin. I think the reast of Minny's D is junk. Thier goaltending is solid but thier forwards even with Parise are not exactly dominate.

They could be good. But they shouldnt be great. And more than likely they will not make the playoffs.

Aerchon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 05:11 PM
  #69
wreckless
Registered User
 
wreckless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,359
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
I predict that we'll either finish 3rd in west or miss the playoffs..

VAN isnt that great anymore.. Schneider had the stats last year but isnt that great. Sedins are declining, Kessler injured .. IMO division title is up for grabs.

If we can solidify our D by picking up a top4 shutdown RD we will be favorite to win the division title.
lol makes sense!

wreckless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 09:53 PM
  #70
RoboNerdOK
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oklahoma City Metro
Country: United States
Posts: 239
vCash: 500
My prediction: the Oilers finish 9th in the West, 17th overall in the NHL -- 1 point out of a playoff spot.

Then they win the new draft lottery and pick first again.

RoboNerdOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 11:02 PM
  #71
lakai17
Registered User
 
lakai17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,782
vCash: 50
Garrison, Ballard and Bieksa all overrated!!

lakai17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-09-2013, 11:49 PM
  #72
zeus3007*
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Posts: 13,228
vCash: 500
I won't do the full standings, but I have a few predictions.

1. Vancouver craps the bed and misses the playoffs. They win the division again next year though.

2. Minnesota wins the division

3. Oilers squeak into the playoffs based on a hot start, as we have more warmed up bodies coming into the lineup than most teams. We lose in the first round quite handily though.

4. St Louis wins the West

5. Toronto still sucks

6. The Islanders make the playoffs.

7. Calgary still almost makes it, losing their spot in the last two or three games. Iginla isn't traded and leaves as a free agent.

8. Philadelphia misses the playoffs thanks to sub par defense and awful goalies.

9. Columbus is 30th overall again and pick first overall in the draft.

zeus3007* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-10-2013, 08:39 AM
  #73
MeestaDeteta
Registered User
 
MeestaDeteta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Saskazoo
Posts: 7,431
vCash: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
Detroit first in the west and Carolina second in the east?

Care to explain?
I can see Carolina having a shot at the division, but I agree on Detroit, they'll be dropping down this year.

MeestaDeteta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-10-2013, 08:40 AM
  #74
MeestaDeteta
Registered User
 
MeestaDeteta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Saskazoo
Posts: 7,431
vCash: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by xlnc66 View Post
With 18 of 48 games against divisional rivals, i can't see any of the divisions having 4 teams making the playoffs.
Could also be argued that there is potential for 3 point games within each division.

MeestaDeteta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-23-2013, 04:50 PM
  #75
Senor Catface
Registered User
 
Senor Catface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Country: Nepal
Posts: 6,160
vCash: 500
This isn't a "you're wrong" kind of bump.

I just wanted people to reflect on their predictions, and how the season so far has unfolded.

I don't mean the bump in a negative way, but if the mods want to close it, no hard feelings.

Senor Catface is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.