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03-14-2013, 02:49 PM
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Yep Olers face the most rested team in league hands down , and at same time we have had a lot of back to backs against rested clubs. Oilers management need to scrutinize schedule better when released we got 3 tired clubs all season complete bs. Calgary has had 10 or so.
When you take 3 weeks off for curling you can't complain.

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03-14-2013, 03:02 PM
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Yep Olers face the most rested team in league hands down , and at same time we have had a lot of back to backs against rested clubs. Oilers management need to scrutinize schedule better when released we got 3 tired clubs all season complete bs. Calgary has had 10 or so.
It's been this way for a while now. I remember hearing my old man complaining about it 3-4 years ago.

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The fans of 28 other teams think the same thing about Edmonton
I'd say that Edmonton is probably perceived as frigidly cold and boring.

I don't think that safety and quality of life play much of a factor for players deciding on Edmonton compared to Detroit. I know that if I had kids there would be pretty much no way I would play for the Wings if I had a choice.

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03-14-2013, 03:12 PM
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I'd say that Edmonton is probably perceived as frigidly cold and boring.

I don't think that safety and quality of life play much of a factor for players deciding on Edmonton compared to Detroit. I know that if I had kids there would be pretty much no way I would play for the Wings if I had a choice.
Ya but if you played for the Red Wings you could afford a nice house in the rich part of town and send your kids to a good private school. No matter the city there are parts of the town you stay away from or parts that are pretty safe.

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03-14-2013, 03:20 PM
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Hope we get Gustafsson and Vancouver gets Howard. This really is a must win game. Only a little more than a month left of regular season play.

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03-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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Hope we get Gustafsson and Vancouver gets Howard. This really is a must win game. Only a little more than a month left of regular season play.
Gustafsson started in Calgary last night, so we'll probably get Howard, unless he's still sick.

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03-14-2013, 03:25 PM
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When you take 3 weeks off for curling you can't complain.
They did not take off whole season for curling and all the rested teams are when we are at home. we plAy 2 tired teams playing back to back rest of season . They all come to our barn with a day's rest at least has nothing to do with curling.

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03-14-2013, 03:26 PM
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I am scared that Detroit will be ticked off about the last game and will play much better tomorrow.
but no matter how good Detroit has been over the last 20 years, and how bad Edmonton has gotten, I have always felt the Oilers have a even chance to win every game.
Maybe it's partly the style of play for Detroit fits well against Edmontons, and partly perhaps the Oiler players really get up for the games.

I just don't have the same dread that you'd think I would have.
I feel good about the Oilers chances tomorrow and believe they will win.

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Lines at practice:

4 - 10 - 83
56 - 93 - 14
91 - 89 - 64
37 - 94 - 13

Jones sick.
Belanger (groin) took a short skate.
Fistric (elbow) and Khabibulin (groin) practicing.
Once Belanger's back, pull Petrell and we'll have an honest to goodness fourth line.

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03-14-2013, 03:31 PM
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They did not take off whole season for curling and all the rested teams are when we are at home. we plAy 2 tired teams playing back to back rest of season . They all come to our barn with a day's rest at least has nothing to do with curling.
We have more rest then Detroit and they are playing 3 in 4 nights.

My god.

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We have more rest then Detroit and they are playing 3 in 4 nights.

My god.
they are playing 2nd game in 3 nights against us they play Nucks tomorrow 3rd in 4 they have rest comming in tomorrow, next up Nahville days rest for them thenSharks days rest then Blues who have 3 days off before us, my point is the teams we play at home rarely are on back to back nights

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03-14-2013, 03:49 PM
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I feel very good about this upcoming game. At home after 9 away, Horcoff back and obviously a bigger influence than many of us would liked to have admitted, the emergence of MPS, Petry's improved play over the last handful of games, Whitney starting to play better, RNH scoring, Hall skating well...lots to feel good about. Dubnyk played well against Colorado, Gags playing really well, just need Ebs and Yak to get going a bit.

I think Detroit is ripe for the taking.

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I'd say that Edmonton is probably perceived as frigidly cold and boring.

I don't think that safety and quality of life play much of a factor for players deciding on Edmonton compared to Detroit. I know that if I had kids there would be pretty much no way I would play for the Wings if I had a choice.
Metro Detroit has some of the most beautiful upscale neighborhoods you will find anywhere on the face of the planet.

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03-14-2013, 04:39 PM
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then again, the Oilers have 2 wins in a row, 10 goals in 2 games, and a shutout so
fans are feeling better about the state of the team.
be just as likely for the oilers to have a stinker and kick the fans in the junk again.

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03-14-2013, 04:42 PM
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This is a textbook statement game.

If we can come back from the 9-game trip, not miss a beat from the last few games, and extend the winning streak by even just a game, it says volumes about where this team can be. Basically, signs of the right mindest setting in should be evident.

Seen too many inconsistencies still with the team this year. I'll be pleasantly surprised if we steal 1 point from a motivated veteran Red Wings club.

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03-14-2013, 04:44 PM
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Any idea on the defensive pairings yet? Fistric still out?

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03-14-2013, 04:56 PM
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Any idea on the defensive pairings yet? Fistric still out?
He came off the IR today, so I assume he'll draw in tomorrow.

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Lines at practice:

4 - 10 - 83
56 - 93 - 14
91 - 89 - 64
37 - 94 - 13

Jones sick.
Belanger (groin) took a short skate.
Fistric (elbow) and Khabibulin (groin) practicing.
Harti has more chemistry with RNH and Ebs than Jones, so there's that. Hopefully, that means a goal from that line.

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03-14-2013, 05:14 PM
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Detroit looked pretty good through two periods yesterday and the game was only tied because of goaltending and a few mistakes.

I don't know what happened in the third but they metaphorically and literally threw the game. Terrible turnovers.

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If you can't beat teams in the first game of their back to backs then you'll never go anywhere. For years we had the easy goalie and never took advantage of it. It's time to man up and win because we deserve to, not because a team played in Calgary the previous night and is tired.
Agreed. Who cares that the Wings will come in angry and that the Oilers will get Howard instead of The Monster. If the Oilers are any good, they need to win when they're not getting a schedule benefit and are facing the best from the opposition. The Oilers should want to relish the challenge.

With that being said, the first home game after a long road trip has never been kind to the Oilers so this will be a good test to see if this team is different. I'm skeptical and think that the Wings will win this one. Hopefully, they prove me wrong.

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wish Sutton was healthy and Fistric, would love to see them Both as a d-pair hounding on the redwings forwards. Even though they would prob allow tons of 2 on 1/breakaways. lol

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wish Sutton was healthy and Fistric, would love to see them Both as a d-pair hounding on the redwings forwards. Even though they would prob allow tons of 2 on 1/breakaways. lol
They would be by far the scariest pairing to play against in the NHL. I'd love watching guys wimp out going into the corners

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This game is huge for the oil

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He came off the IR today, so I assume he'll draw in tomorrow.
He damn well better...

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