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01-25-2013, 01:53 AM
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Great win by the Oilers. Sorry if this was already mentioned, did anyone catch Smyths reaction after the game winner? He didn't look very happy to me.

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01-25-2013, 01:55 AM
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I'm not even worried about hemmer or our top six. Our bottom six has to be the worst in the league. Horcoff can't even win face offs anymore let alone handle the puck, and smyth simply can't keep up. It's really going to be a problem this year because depth is incredibly important, but three games on and Horcoff is the same crap player he's been the last couple of year and it seems he doesn't care.
To me Horcoff seems to care a lot. The bench was as pumped as I'd ever seen after Yak's goal, and Horcoff seemed to really enjoy Yak's celebration. Seems to me like both him and Smyth have really bought into the team game this year. Both know that their job this year is to stop the other team from scoring at 5on5 and on the PK.

Also, I'm really liking the body language from Belanger. I think he's a great player when he's on, I hope he plays well and he remains an Oiler for a while.

It seems like Kreuger really has the team buying into the idea that every one of them is important, regardless of whether their role involves scoring or not. Right now every single player on the roster is getting either PP or PK time, and I think that's pretty awesome. Hopefully it's not just early season exuberance.

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01-25-2013, 01:55 AM
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Could Ralph Krueger be the best coach weve had since Slats?

What I like about Krueger is how cool he is. Did you see him after the winning goal? - just pan faced, no emotion, job done kind of attitude.
He won't get carried away by the emotion of a single win and by the same token he didn't overreact to that gongshow against the sharks.

I liked the passion he showed following the disallowed goal but he still had the presence of mind to make the right calls in the closing stages.

Still early stages but I think we are on to something with Krueger.

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Big congratulations guys! Yakupov's celly was money -- pure unadulterated joy!!

I hope you guys crush the Lames on Saturday.

Here's a smaller gif of the celly we are sharing on the Jets board.

I wish I could have that as a sig on here Thanks for posting it

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01-25-2013, 01:57 AM
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Great win by the Oilers. Sorry if this was already mentioned, did anyone catch Smyths reaction after the game winner? He didn't look very happy to me.
He was absolutely jacked after Yak's goal so I'm assuming it was just timing. You know, when people are happy they don't just permanently smile.

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01-25-2013, 01:58 AM
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Hemsky is an enigma. One minute im screaming at him as he stands at the side of the net holding on the puck for forever and then turns it over. The next he's making an unbelievable pass through three pairs of skates right on the tape. The guy can change the game with his passing, both ways. If he can ever improve on making a good pass every time he can be a dynamic playmaker. What worries me is that this has been going on for a few seasons with no sign of change.

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01-25-2013, 01:58 AM
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Hall/RNH/Hemsky
Yak/Gagner/Eberle

Is it just me or does Hemsky not match up well with anyone?
It's not you.

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01-25-2013, 01:59 AM
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I wish I could have that as a sig on here Thanks for posting it
A little too big unfortunately. I have one of Byfuglien telling the ref it was an awful call that I would love as my sig

My favorite part of the celebration is when he collapses to the ice afterwards. Just so passionate.

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01-25-2013, 02:00 AM
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Read the thread on the main boards. A lot of butt hurt people on there pissed at Yaks reaction.
It is the same people that complained about Crosby not showing enough emotion but whinged about some Russian players having over the top celebrations. You can never win with them.

I see nothing wrong with players showing their emotion, character even speaking their mind etc, it adds to the entertainment. Don't like robotic hockey players.

Great game, I turned it off with just over a minute remaining

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01-25-2013, 02:01 AM
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Good win for you guys and if you want some more laughs, go over to Calgary Puck and listen to the flame fans hatred of Yaks and his celebration...hilarious....the Flames better get used to it...you guys have a star on your hands for the next many years and with Calgary going down, and you guys going up, it is going to be funny seeing the Flame fans whine.......

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01-25-2013, 02:02 AM
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What I like about Krueger is how cool he is. Did you see him after the winning goal? - just pan faced, no emotion, job done kind of attitude.
He won't get carried away by the emotion of a single win and by the same token he didn't overreact to that gongshow against the sharks.

I liked the passion he showed following the disallowed goal but he still had the presence of mind to make the right calls in the closing stages.

Still early stages but I think we are on to something with Krueger.
Well he gave Steve Smith a pretty good shot in the arm.

I like that he is such a positive person, but seems to keep it very genuine too.

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01-25-2013, 02:11 AM
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Good win for you guys and if you want some more laughs, go over to Calgary Puck and listen to the flame fans hatred of Yaks and his celebration...hilarious....the Flames better get used to it...you guys have a star on your hands for the next many years and with Calgary going down, and you guys going up, it is going to be funny seeing the Flame fans whine.......
Wow... I read the first couple posts and was going "huh, this seems pretty rational"... That changed quick.

edit: after about 2 minutes there, I wanna punch someone in the face

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01-25-2013, 02:11 AM
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There's nothing that drives me crazy more than the BS "we play a humble game" from these overpaid millionaire athletes, paid to ENTERTAIN US, when a teenage kid ties it up with 4 seconds left in the game.

All the problems that hockey has, and we're talking about goal celebrations?

Idiocy.

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01-25-2013, 02:13 AM
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Good win for you guys and if you want some more laughs, go over to Calgary Puck and listen to the flame fans hatred of Yaks and his celebration...hilarious....the Flames better get used to it...you guys have a star on your hands for the next many years and with Calgary going down, and you guys going up, it is going to be funny seeing the Flame fans whine.......
It's funny because I was reading CDC and they loved the emotion.

I guess Flames fans just aren't used to an emotionally charged team.

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01-25-2013, 02:19 AM
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It's funny because I was reading CDC and they loved the emotion.

I guess Flames fans just aren't used to an emotionally charged team.
Canucks fans are fine with being the Oilers becoming decent because their team is still very good too.

Flames fans are the most bitter about our slow rise to relevancy because it's mirroring their own descent into obscurity.

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01-25-2013, 02:23 AM
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excellent way to beat the refs. all the credit in the world for that. i was livid on the goal take away.

Yak: crusher hand-eye.

Gagner: very nice game. KEEP IT UP.

Hemsky: eh. that's fine.

RNH: had some strange decisions for his type of game but in the end had a genius of an assist on the GWG

Eberle: had a few struggles also

Hall: his game is so messy and fast. the one shift he out ran the LW D and set up Eberle behind the net for the auto-feed to RNH on the rush was a thing of beauty.

Smyth+Horc: these guys look so tired and beat out there

Nick Schultz: you have to be better.

Refs + weird new rules: F-off

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01-25-2013, 02:26 AM
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Hemsky is an enigma. One minute im screaming at him as he stands at the side of the net holding on the puck for forever and then turns it over. The next he's making an unbelievable pass through three pairs of skates right on the tape. The guy can change the game with his passing, both ways. If he can ever improve on making a good pass every time he can be a dynamic playmaker. What worries me is that this has been going on for a few seasons with no sign of change.
he's pretty locked in. they should try looking into a true LW presence for Yak through trade so Yak can play to his comfort side. who? not sure.

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01-25-2013, 02:31 AM
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Canucks fans are fine with being the Oilers becoming decent because their team is still very good too.

Flames fans are the most bitter about our slow rise to relevancy because it's mirroring their own descent into obscurity.
You mean 0-2-1 isn't a very good record?

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01-25-2013, 02:32 AM
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I have one thing to say about Fistric:

All hail the "Jackhammer!"

Haven't seen that type of work along the boards since Jason Smith.

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01-25-2013, 02:33 AM
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Another note about the lack of offensive push or production from the bottom two lines: Jones might, might help with that.

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01-25-2013, 02:36 AM
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Smyth+Horc: these guys look so tired and beat out there
Smyth has been terrible so far. I wish Ryan Jones was healthy. I love Ryan Smyth and everything he has done for the Oilers but he is so slow and seems over the hill in the 3 games I have watched this season. He's been terrible IMO.

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01-25-2013, 02:37 AM
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One play that I don't see getting mentioned is RNH busting his ass to break up a potential 3 on 1, that play was huge for us IMO. I love how he never gives up on a play unless he has absolutely no chance to make a play.

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01-25-2013, 02:43 AM
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Man, just got home. Saw Yak and Gags at Chop downtown, shook their hands. Unbelievable night. So happy we won. We really deserved it tonight

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01-25-2013, 03:01 AM
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What I love most about this year/game:

J. Schultz - 26:51 TOI
Eberle - 23:30 TOI
Hall - 21:57 TOI
RNH - 24:23 TOI
Petry - 22:28 TOI

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Positive trend so far this season is the shot differential.

It looks like the days of the crazy lopsided shot differentials for the other team are gone...

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