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02-04-2013, 11:19 PM
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Hall with a lot of fight.

I think Nuge is injured.

In fact, I think (unfortunately) the lines on Wednesday are going to be:
Hall-Gagner-Eberle
Yakupov-Arcobello-Hemsky
Smyth-VV-Petrell
Hartski-Lander-Paajarvi

Not because we want to change the lines, but because our team is so broken.

It wasn't time to panic. I'm proud of the effort of skating against the Canucks while they had a 2-man advantage on us while we were trying to protect a lead. Some time off could really help Nuge.

EDIT: Dubnyk proving he's a No. 1 in the league.

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Our top line is struggling... aside from Hall. The play died too many times on Eberle's and Hopkin's stick. I think the top 2 lines need to be changed up a little. The offense is not getting it done as it should.

The plus side; Hall played amazing as did Dubs and the viking line.

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Not blaming that last goal on Yakupov at all. Was that hall that was cheating out of the zone? cmon man. Yakupov had to chose to between letting a low 2 on 1 happen and staying on his defenseman.

19 seconds left in OT, stay in the ******* zone
It was Eberle flying the zone.

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2nd game in a row where the entire team ran out of gas in the 3rd. I know Krueger was trying to give the players more rest than most coaches would, but something's not working right here. That or the guys having played a bunch in the AHL is actually working against them.

Also, the Oilers were constantly being outsmarted all over the ice. Theme of the game, really.
Kruger shut down Hartikainen and Paajarvi in 3rd and went into defense mode.

shouldve let the nords do their thing.. it was as effective as any other line and would kept them all fresh

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The lack of ES production is killing.

Dubnyk had a good game, and for the most part we handled Van pretty well, but man the fact that we can't score on ES for the life of us does not help.

The FO losing does not help either, but for this game that can be excused due to us losing Belly and Horc in a matter of games. Lander looks good positionally, but he's going through what RNH and Gag's are going through with regards to FO.

You can't rely solely on your PP to score and Dubnyk to stop everything else.

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Sigh, the game was on Hall's stick...

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I'm trying to remain positive and look at the big picture but i'm just not seeing the improvement with this team. It looks like the same old thing over and over again.
Is this team EVER going to get better? Men vs. Boys tonight, completely outclassed.
This blows.

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The team needs to learn how to shoot

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I think only having 5 defenseman really hurt as well. Fistric was making it difficult for Vancouver to get in the zone, as soon as we lost him we started having trouble with them.

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The "top line" needs to stop getting so many minutes. I thought we were running on a system of merit now? They've been playing like crap and yet they're always out there losing faceoff after faceoff and board battle after board battle. A lot of skill but it's no good when you don't have the puck.

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I use this line now for everything in my house so I don't swear in front of the kids.

I love the commercial.

P.S. did the oilers play tonight?

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A load of brown bananas to end it. Eberle leaves the zone early, Petry loses the battle, Smid can't pick off the Sedins' passes, and Yak doesn't pick up Tanev.

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Wow I am really pissed off after this one.
Reality is starting to set in.

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Dubnyk was good.

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It was Eberle flying the zone.
Yup.

Ebs was the one abandoning the defensive zone. Bad on Ebs!

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The teams lack of finish is beyond embarrassing, numerous times this game should have been put out of reach but we don't get the timely goal, I'm so effing angry right now. It's almost a given we will give up the late goal

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Time to split up the kids, Ralph!

Yakupov - Nuge - Eberle
Hall - Gagner - Hemsky

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-not enough shots
-not enough chances
-played on our heels all night
-1st line is garbage once again
-terribad faceoff

lol @ people who think we're even close to a playoff team

Elite talent and potential...no winners

same old story for years with this team

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Oilers lose 3-2

Called it.

This team needs to learn how to keep a team hemmed in their zone badly. Kruger if this team doesn't learn how to cycle a puck down low and create chances this team is not going to do very good this year.

This team is not big enough to play a dump and chase, and got owned badly on the blue line trying to carry the puck over.

That OT was a cycle that absolutley owned our defence and created an opening for the winning goal. I hope the video guy was watching, I'd be screaming at this team LEARN THIS.

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Hall with a lot of fight.

I think Nuge is injured.

In fact, I think (unfortunately) the lines on Wednesday are going to be:
Hall-Gagner-Eberle
Yakupov-Arcobello-Hemsky
Smyth-VV-Petrell
Hartski-Lander-Paajarvi

Not because we want to change the lines, but because our team is so broken.

It wasn't time to panic. I'm proud of the effort of skating against the Canucks while they had a 2-man advantage on us while we were trying to protect a lead. Some time off could really help Nuge.
wouldnt be much worse than what we had going tonight..
biggest downgrade would be the Fistric to Whitney.. .

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Predictable loss.

I don't think we're a playoff team this year, but at least we're likely out of the Lottery.


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If you don't win faceoffs ou don't win games.
The Oilers won only 30% of faceoffs tonight.

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I'm trying to remain positive and look at the big picture but i'm just not seeing the improvement with this team. It looks like the same old thing over and over again.
Is this team EVER going to get better? Men vs. Boys tonight, completely outclassed.
This blows.
I've been saying all along - next year is the target. This is still a developmental year.

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Our players are just not good enough

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