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View Poll Results: who will have more Pts this year Oilers or Flames
Oilers 131 39.94%
Flames 96 29.27%
if the oilers finish behind the Flames I am becoming a canuck fan 46 14.02%
this poll scares me 55 16.77%
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09-29-2013, 11:08 AM
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If the (F)lames in ANY WAY finish even close to us in the Standings this year, I will resign as being an Oilers fan lol.

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09-29-2013, 11:12 AM
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We should easily be about 8 points clear of them.

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09-29-2013, 11:43 AM
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What was that stat on road teams coming into Alberta and getting always getting Calgary on the 2nd night of a back to back? Still voted Oilers anyway.

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09-29-2013, 11:48 AM
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What was that stat on road teams coming into Alberta and getting always getting Calgary on the 2nd night of a back to back? Still voted Oilers anyway.
I think like 11 for flames and 2 times for the Oilers

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09-29-2013, 12:08 PM
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I voted Oilers. But the last time I ever laughed at a Flames club they had this lineup and went on to the SC final

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...000432004.html


So I've refrained from laughing ever since because some weird things happen in pro sports when the games start. Some clubs, even the most unlikely of clubs, start to believe in themselves and go on a roll. So if I've learned anything you can never say never.


I remember stating things like other than a few players where are the goals coming from in this lineup. Yet here they go and everybody including no talents like Shean Donovan and on down having career years. Sure that team was a lot better than what they had now but most people thought the Oilers would finish ahead of them in the standings. People thought the flames would miss the playoffs that year.

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09-29-2013, 01:07 PM
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There is no Kipprusoff to prevent that team from being bad like the previous years.

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09-29-2013, 01:49 PM
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With the expertise and experience of being an Oilers fan, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on what a 30th place contender looks like.

CGY is going to be a bad team.
See these 5 rings?? If there's ever any question...

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09-29-2013, 02:08 PM
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I had a weird thought.

Imagine after all these years of suffering and pain, the Oilers got up and moved at the end of this season to Seattle, then won a cup in their first year.

Because that's essentially what happened to the Nordiques.

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09-29-2013, 02:09 PM
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So we have 17 posters for now who change to a canuck jersey if the worst scenario happens(wrote them up)

. Im only felt sick to read the punishment!

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09-29-2013, 04:24 PM
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Odds of winning the cup -
Flames 500-1
Oilers 30-1

I like our odds of finishing ahead of them

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10-06-2013, 07:51 PM
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two games in

Flames 3pts oilers 0

two key stats

Goals for flames 8 oilers 6
Goals against flames 8 oilers 11

Flames should not be out scoring us

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10-06-2013, 07:55 PM
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two games in

Flames 3pts oilers 0

two key stats

Goals for flames 8 oilers 6
Goals against flames 8 oilers 11

Flames should not be out scoring us
No, they shouldn't, but hall/Eberle/Yakupov/Perron have 0 combined. Those 4 should be 100 goals together easily by seasons end.

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10-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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Great. The flames r taking it to the nucks. They r playing relentlessly. Forechecking is nonstop, positiionally sound. How in h-ll can every team get their players, young or old, to play NHL hockey while it seems an impossiible task for us?

I am completely dumbfounded. Calgary may very well out point the Oilers this year. Mact has to make a statement and trade one of these danglers.

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10-06-2013, 09:25 PM
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Flames already up on us by 4 or 5 points but there should be no reason for them to finish ahead of us. The thing that makes Calgary a potentially dangerous team is that they are no stars on the team, just a bunch of guys willing to work hard to prove people wrong. Our problem is our team believes it's own hype and thinks that wins will come easy.

Once this team learns to put on their hard hats and get to work they'll be a threat to any team in the league.

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Oh look Vancouver tied it up.

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10-06-2013, 09:33 PM
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Don't we look silly, HAHA! Calgary outshooting Van.

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10-06-2013, 09:37 PM
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I've watched a few Calgary games so far, and they won't win them all but they've looked pretty competitive. The Oilers, not so much.

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10-06-2013, 10:04 PM
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Flames already up on us by 4 or 5 points but there should be no reason for them to finish ahead of us. The thing that makes Calgary a potentially dangerous team is that they are no stars on the team, just a bunch of guys willing to work hard to prove people wrong. Our problem is our team believes it's own hype and thinks that wins will come easy.

Once this team learns to put on their hard hats and get to work they'll be a threat to any team in the league.
Yes but when? Every other team proves it doesnt take years save for one: the Oil. For the love of god why? Why is it so impossible to forecheck, back check and play your position? I just watch Calgary play a decent game. They made some mistakes but they looked miles closer to an nhl team than the oil did last nite.

It should not be this difficult to get players to forecheck. Something just doesnt jibe.

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10-06-2013, 10:17 PM
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Maybe a major problem is that we've been in a division where flashy skill pales next to big teams that can play sound defensive hockey. I've always believed that if we were in the east we would be a more successful team. This isn't an excuse because obviously we should have adapted by now. It's no ones fault but our own, but I do think that is a big issue.

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10-06-2013, 10:20 PM
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I've watched a few Calgary games so far, and they won't win them all but they've looked pretty competitive. The Oilers, not so much.
less pressure on them as an organization right now means people can play a little more loose.

the Oilers in general is tightly wound crap fest of expectations, pressure and soft children / stern paternal coach-figure executing it ("im so macho and clint eastwood acting.").

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10-06-2013, 10:23 PM
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less pressure on them as an organization right now means people can play a little more loose.

the Oilers in general is tightly wound crap fest of expectations, pressure and soft children / stern paternal coach-figure executing it ("im so macho and clint eastwood acting.").
I am worried that the guys are really feeling burned out from the stress of expectations. That's what happens when you're sick of losing for 7 years in a row and - on paper - you should be able make the playoffs.

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10-06-2013, 10:33 PM
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It's easy to say we have the better team on paper, but they have a consistently higher effort and passion. Until the Oilers sort that out, I'll never rule out finishing behind anyone. Eakins has a tough road ahead turning sheep into stallions.

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I am worried that the guys are really feeling burned out from the stress of expectations. That's what happens when you're sick of losing for 7 years in a row and - on paper - you should be able make the playoffs.
well, i've already lowered my expectations. I saw them as a team that could get 90 to 95 points and a chance at playoffs. not anymore. they will be in the 80s.

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10-06-2013, 10:38 PM
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I hate to single anyone out but the biggest problems I've got are with Nuge, Eberle, J.Schultz and Hemsky in that regard (i.e. passion and sandpaper). At least Hall and Yak have fire in them. But those other guys wouldn't scare Gary Bettman on skates.

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10-06-2013, 10:39 PM
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The Flames are a team full of scrubs, but those scrubs know how to play as a team and actually work hard at both ends of the ice. They will probably finish ahead of the Oilers and if that happens I think my 25 years as an Oiler fan are over. I won't be cheering for the canucks though.

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