HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Edmonton Oilers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

I | "Ascension" | Oilers vs. Canucks | 1.20.13 | 7:00PM | Sportsnet

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-20-2013, 01:56 PM
  #151
Wheathead
Formally a McRib
 
Wheathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Saskatoon
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,145
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Wheathead
The Canucks are doing this to themselves by keeping Luongo so long. There will be a point where any return will be enough for getting rid of the controversy around Lou.

Edit: I bet the third jersey's are WHA themed. I wonder if the Oilers got approval from the league to do this a season earlier because of the lockout. Kind of a thing to get fans jazzed up about the season.

Wheathead is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:00 PM
  #152
Mr McV
Registered User
 
Mr McV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oka Noggin
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,821
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreatKeith View Post
Looks like luongo starts. Boo
Perhaps both of Vancouver's goalies get some ice time tonight.

Mr McV is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:03 PM
  #153
tv14
Registered User
 
tv14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,281
vCash: 500
I really hope we can beat them. I'm a little worried they will come out hard after getting thumped last night, hopefully we can make it two in a row. 5+ goals on Loluongo please.

tv14 is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:35 PM
  #154
Da McBomb
Registered User
 
Da McBomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,238
vCash: 500
So pumped up for tonight's game. So many players getting multipoint games to open up the season, hopefully some of the Oilers will do the same.

Da McBomb is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:41 PM
  #155
dem
Registered User
 
dem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,110
vCash: 500
The only 3rd I want to see is the WHA orange jersey

dem is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:45 PM
  #156
488McFitter
Registered User
 
488McFitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,447
vCash: 50
I'm in Vegas right now...throwing a nice wager down on the mighty Oil tonight!!!

488McFitter is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:52 PM
  #157
Crabapple
Registered User
 
Crabapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,931
vCash: 898
I'm a bit worried about them having a bounce back game after getting trounced last night. Gonna have to play it tight tonight and hopefully Dubnyk is ready

Crabapple is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 02:57 PM
  #158
nabob
Nuuuuuuuuuuge!!
 
nabob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HF boards
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,533
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDig14 View Post
It's just frustrating starting a guy like Potter that adds nearly nothing for value.

He is actually alright on the PP, but will never see PP time. The guy should simply never be out on a PK, far too soft.

So are we relying on him to be a good puck mover 5v5? We have Whitney, Petry, and Schultz to do that job.

If we wanted to have a soft RH guy we should have kept Gilbert, who when compared to Potter looks like Shea Weber.

Fistric brings an element that the Oilers don't have, has much more experience in the NHL, has more promise, and is younger.

Hopefully Potter is awful and Ralph sees it pretty quickly.
I totally agree Potter adds nothing to the roster that others dont already do much better. Fistric is the only guy back there who can do what he does as well as he does. People who are saying Fistric is only a #6/7 guy will be proven wrong soon enough.

nabob is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:07 PM
  #159
NonBruinHatingCanuck
Registered User
 
NonBruinHatingCanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 212
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
This could be a real statement game early on, if we jump on Van early and often there could be trouble in Vancouver. That said if the lineup remains the same as it's been speculated to be and the score is out of hand are we equipped to deal with the rough stuff?
Ben Eager and Darci Hordichuk say YES.... I hate Eager but the guy is tough... And a *****. Anyways I think the Oilers will win coming from a Canucks Fan. If Vancouver wins it will be because of teh Sedins our Defense and Schneids.

NonBruinHatingCanuck is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:10 PM
  #160
jumptheshark
McDavid Headquarters
 
jumptheshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Grumpier OLD MAN inn
Country: United Nations
Posts: 61,011
vCash: 270
i would have played mark f over potter

__________________
"If the Detroit Red Wings are defying gravity" by consistently contending without the benefit of high draft picks, "the Edmonton Oilers are defying lift.

Welcome to Edmonton Connor McDavid--the rest of you HA HA HA HA HA HA
jumptheshark is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:11 PM
  #161
Mr Forever
The Oilers :(
 
Mr Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: COLLEGE
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,273
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NonBruinHatingCanuck View Post
Ben Eager and Darci Hordichuk say YES.... I hate Eager but the guy is tough... And a *****. Anyways I think the Oilers will win coming from a Canucks Fan. If Vancouver wins it will be because of teh Sedins our Defense and Schneids.
Lunongo is playing dude.

Mr Forever is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:13 PM
  #162
Johnny McBravo
Hello Connor
 
Johnny McBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,001
vCash: 500
Cue the Schneider rumours!

Johnny McBravo is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:20 PM
  #163
FiveFourteenSixOne
5-14-6-1
 
FiveFourteenSixOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,350
vCash: 500
Seriously, I am some strange combination of nervous and excited. I haven't felt this way about an Oiler game since game 7 of the SCF in 2006. WTF is with that? Is it because this is the year that the team has to prove itself, thus justifying the last 6 years of rebuilding, and on my part personal anguish? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

FiveFourteenSixOne is online now  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:23 PM
  #164
NAF
Beauty Fakes
 
NAF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,935
vCash: 590
Pretty excited for this! I'll be front and center (well, front and goal line, TBH) tonight. Not sure which of my jerseys I'll be rocking, but I'm leaning toward my ugly ass Mcfarlane jersey with Smyth on the back. Gotta show some love for the old fart. Oilers are money on opening night -- can't remember the last opener we lost -- so I'm expecting a big night!

NAF is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:24 PM
  #165
Mr Forever
The Oilers :(
 
Mr Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: COLLEGE
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,273
vCash: 500
I'm rattled my Hartikainen jersey hasn't come in yet

Mr Forever is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:28 PM
  #166
lakai17
Registered User
 
lakai17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,130
vCash: 50
I hate the Canucks, I'm excited for this game. I am not excited about Potter playing but then I look at the Canucks defence and know a few of them are overrated. Our top six is filthy!

lakai17 is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:29 PM
  #167
lakai17
Registered User
 
lakai17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,130
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr V View Post
Perhaps both of Vancouver's goalies get some ice time tonight.
I'm thinking so! poor Vancouver

lakai17 is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:34 PM
  #168
EchoesoftheEighties
Oilers 2016
 
EchoesoftheEighties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Edmonton
Country: Lebanon
Posts: 22,654
vCash: 500
After the embarrassment of last night, I think the Nucks play us hard and take it. 4-3 Canucks. Hopefully I'm wrong for the better

EchoesoftheEighties is online now  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:36 PM
  #169
Sacul
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 247
vCash: 500
This is the most excited I have been for a hockey game ever since our playoff run. This is unbearable waiting for the game to start!

Sacul is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:40 PM
  #170
I Hate Chris Butler
Backlund Fan Club
 
I Hate Chris Butler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Saskatchewan
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,204
vCash: 150
Put 5 up on Schneider again please.

I Hate Chris Butler is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
  #171
JetsAlternate
Registered User
 
JetsAlternate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,162
vCash: 500
This is going to be a very exciting match. I'm hoping Nail can do something spectacular in his debut.

Quote:
Originally Posted by I Hate Jay Feaster View Post
Put 5 up on Schneider again please.
It'll be Luongo in net tonight.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=414060

Quote:
The Canucks will start Roberto Luongo as they play for the second night in a row to begin the season. Luongo relieved Cory Schneider on Saturday during Vancouver's 7-3 loss to the Ducks.

"It was unacceptable to play that way and put my team in that situation and not even have a chance to win," Schneider said. "It's something you live and learn. I'm not going to think too long about this one."

But Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault said on Sunday that he had always planned to start Luongo against Edmonton.

"Nothing happened (on Saturday) night that would make me change our plan," explained Vigneault.

JetsAlternate is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:46 PM
  #172
oilersfan87
Registered User
 
oilersfan87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,313
vCash: 500
4-2 Oilers, the Canucks always have slow starts to the season, we need to take advantage of their slow starts tonight

oilersfan87 is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 03:51 PM
  #173
zar
Oiler Fan
 
zar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 336
vCash: 500
I could see this happen, Katz has to figure out some way top make back some the money he lost losing revenue on 22 home games during the lockout. Hopefully with the 3rd sweaters and some additional games after the regular season he will be able to build that new arena!

zar is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 04:00 PM
  #174
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂ ▂
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Harlem
Posts: 14,062
vCash: 69
It's been a while since we played the last time, can't wait to see the big boys in action.

GO-OILERS-GO!!!

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS is offline  
Old
01-20-2013, 04:02 PM
  #175
misfit
5-14-6-1
 
misfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: just north of...ever
Posts: 16,068
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by JetsAlternate View Post
It'll be Luongo in net tonight.
Then I guess they'll just have to put up 5 on both of them.

__________________
If you are offended by this post, it's probably because you're ugly.
misfit is offline  
Closed Thread

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 03:22 AM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.