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01-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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So which teams (aside the Oilers) aren't playing on the 19th?
I counted 13 games on Saturday...so it's the Oilers and Flames.

Edit: Turns out that my counting is fine but my multiplication isn't. Sabres and Sharks don't play then either.

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January 20th in Vancouver, January 22nd at home against the sharks.

You heard it here first folks
Mad props on calling it. Don't be afraid to share any more scoops.


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01-12-2013, 09:50 PM
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Looks like the Flames, Sharks and Sabres
Thanks, really wish I would have just looked for myself rather than making someone else do it

Really sucks not to be part of that first game back, but it's just one day to get through...

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01-12-2013, 09:56 PM
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Hall has played amazing with Hemsky in the past.
Hemsky never gelled with Gagner.
Eberle is the smartest RWer and it would be easier for him to switch to LW.

Hence:

Hall - RNH - Hemsky
Eberle - Gagner - Yakupov
Smyth - Horc - Hartikainen
Eager - Belander - Petrell
Hordichuk

Whitney - Petry
N.S. - J. S.
Smid - Potter

DD

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PP1
Eberle - RNH - Hall
Potter - Schultz

PP2
Hemsky - Smyth - Yakupov
Whitney - Petry


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01-12-2013, 10:02 PM
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training camp info, everyone. This is for those wondering if they were open to the public.
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01-12-2013, 10:08 PM
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So, which players will skate for the first time on Monday?

Horcoff, RNH, and Petrell? Besides the guys in OKC of course coming up after the game tonight.

Am I the only one that isn't a fan of the captain of the team not showing up early when nearly the entire team is already here? I mean, it's not like he is hurt, playing elsewhere, or out of the country, all he's been doing is sitting in boardrooms for months.

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01-12-2013, 10:08 PM
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So is the opening game on TV or not? It's a Sunday so I'm guessing SNET?

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01-12-2013, 10:10 PM
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So 1hr practices?

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01-12-2013, 10:11 PM
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I'm here to give mad props to ghostnights

Oh, and Go Oilers!

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There's tons of combos they can try, at the end of last year didn't RNH Eberle Hemsky look pretty good together as a line. And I've always like RNH with Hemsky. But I think they have to go with the kid line to start.

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01-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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Whoa, a 9 games road trip!?!?

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01-12-2013, 10:16 PM
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So 1hr practices?
I think what that article is saying is that the doors to Rexall open at 10, with practice starting at 11. Then again I could be wrong.

Also of note, the first 2 home games will be on TSN (Sharks and Kings). Here's their TV schedule: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=4134...ce=twitterfeed

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01-12-2013, 10:16 PM
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Whoa, a 9 games road trip!?!?
Rexall Place isn't available during that stretch because of the Brier

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01-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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Rexall Place isn't available during that stretch because of the Brier

That's gonna be tough traveling and playing 9 games in 16 days with 2 back to back games.

Chicago > Dallas > St Louis > Minny > Columbus > Detroit > Nashville > Chicago > Colorado

Wow! This trip is either make or break the season. Also twice against Chicago in the same road trip!

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01-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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Whoa, a 9 games road trip!?!?
In 16 days no less. We better be at least 7 games above .500 entering that if we want a chance to make the playoffs. The funniest part is we play Chicago twice in the same road trip. So that's 16 points for Gagner on the trip.

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01-12-2013, 10:26 PM
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That's gonna be tough traveling and playing 9 games in 16 days with 2 back to back games.

Chicago > Dallas > St Louis > Minny > Columbus > Detroit > Nashville > Chicago > Colorado

Wow! This trip is either make or break the season. Also twice against Chicago in the same road trip!
Twice against Chicago = 2 easy wins

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01-12-2013, 10:28 PM
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Any chance CBC shows the Van/Edm game?

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Any chance CBC shows the Van/Edm game?
Doubt it, seeing as how they have all the other games...

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Yup, TSN


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01-12-2013, 10:36 PM
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Trade deadline and free agency have been adjusted for this shortened season.

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: For this season only - trade deadline will be April 3 while free agency opens July 5

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01-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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Flames have last four on the road! Wild, Preds, Blues and Hawks all away to close their year!

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Any chance CBC shows the Van/Edm game?
Honestly, do you REALLY want CBC...the "C" team in Mark Lee/Kevin Weekes?

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01-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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At first glance... the schedule isn't as bad as it could have been... still 48 games in 98 days is a hell of a whirlwind.

On paper this team shouldn't be better than a 13th place team in the West as they crapped the bed regularly last season against most of the Western teams and especially against those in the NW.

Of course that doesn't take into account the roster changes and the natural progression and improvement of the young players which "should" lead to an improved team.

My mathematical mind says 13th in the West for the Oilers and my heart says 5th. We'll see which is correct.

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01-12-2013, 11:21 PM
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Honestly, do you REALLY want CBC...the "C" team in Mark Lee/Kevin Weekes?
I've been watching terrible AHL feeds for the past 3 months. That sounds great to be honest.

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01-12-2013, 11:23 PM
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In Vancouver, Sharks, Kings then in Calgary to start the season...that will be tough.

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In Vancouver, Sharks, Kings then in Calgary to start the season...that will be tough.
Yup... will be quite the test right off the hop. Hopefully they're ready to go.

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01-13-2013, 12:20 AM
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Hall-Gagner-Eberle (give Gagner some confidence)
Hartikainen-RNH-Hemsky (RNH and Hemsky looked really good together at times, Harti with the big body presence)
Smyth-Horcoff-Yakupov (Yak can get broken in relatively slowly, bouncing between 2nd and 3rd lines. Can be the puck possession guy and driving threat on an otherwise checking line. Same thing for Smitty and Harti bouncing back and forth between 2nd and 3rd lines)
Eager-Belanger-Petrell (junk line)

Smid-Petry (easily their best pairing, by a country mile)
Schultz-Schultz (good sheltering and mentoring for J Schultz with defensive D Nick Schultz by his side. Yin and Yang sort of pairing)
Whitney-Peckham (healthy Whitney can elevate his partner's play, whoever it may be)
Potter

Dubie
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