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01-20-2013, 08:53 PM
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Everyone was saying the Oilers would have an advantage, but I think it's pretty clear now that age/experience has the advantage with the shortened season. Less nerves because they've been there, done that a bunch. All the Oilers who have been playing this whole time look nervous as hell.

Nerves nerves nerves... story of period 1. Let's hope they get past it.

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Weak goal by Dubnyk. Brutal back check by Gagner. Horcoff had solid period, noticed that he wasn't even taking faceoffs on the PK.

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funny i was thinking the same thing about Ryan Smyth
Neither are fleet of foot, I remember when Horcoff was one of the fastest guys in the league, now he's one of the slowest on our team if not the slowest forward not named Hordichuk.

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Yup. So much for taking on a reduced role. Same with Horcoff.
Yup they'll be burned out by game 25-30 and then they'll be complete garbage the rest of the year when we'll need to lean on them the most.

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Jeff Petry looked great.

Hall Nuge and Eberle need to dumpp and chase. they aren't going to let them carry it into the zone.

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Why is Smyth playing on the PP and PK? He's gotta be leading our team in TOI...
Horcoff led all forwards, Petry overall.

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He's a good PK'er, and he's on the 2nd PP unit? I'm sorry, but Horc and Smyth are better PK'ers then any of the kids.
Yeah, no kidding. Jeez. Its 20 minutes and penalty-filled. No need to sharpen the pitchforks just yet.

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This is exactly right, but Edler had steam and the errors were multiple - hard to blame Potter on that. He was playing physically down low and handling things quite well actually. To everyone else: quit the goating and groupthink. Watch the game.
Primary error was Potter's gap control, in my mind. He gave him too much space and once you do that, you're screwed. It's fear that makes you back off a player too much like that, either that the other guy is too fast, or you're too slow.

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Funny how everyone is ganging up on Potter for making one questionably bad play. Many defenseman wouldn't have pushed up there, but noone is mentioning the fact that Whitney was by far the worst player on the ice for the team that period. You guys need to watch the game as a whole instead of focusing wholly on every little thing that you perceive today's whipping boy is doing wrong.

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We shoulda traded Nuge while his value was high

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Oilers started out strong... they came out really hard for the first 5 minutes or so... then the game got chopped up with penalties and they looked rusty and nervous the rest of the period.

To me the Nucks look like they've benefited from that **** kicking they took last night. You know a vet team is going to come back and put on a good effort after a loss like that. They have that game under their belts to help shake the rust off and I think it shows.

I think we will see better play from the Oilers in the 2nd and 3rd now that those initial nerves have at least partly been shaken off.

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I dont think Tambellini likes Yakupov

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nobody was overly bad. too many penalties, stay outta the box.

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I was pretty impressed with Petry that period.

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I dont think Tambellini likes Yakupov
i kinda get this feeling too.

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I dont think Tambellini likes Yakupov
Sounds like a baseless assumption

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I was pretty impressed with Petry that period.
May have been the best Oiler on the ice for my money.

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I was pretty impressed with Petry that period.
no doubt he manhandled the sedins a couple times in the corners.

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Relax people.
Yeah, no kidding. The panic level in this thread is even worse than the Oilers play in the 1st. Just like the Oilers, the fans need to chill a bit.

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I was pretty impressed with Petry that period.
He looked solid and in control. Picking up right where he left off, hopefully.

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Taylor begin his hatty in the second! Hes a slowstarter like Gags, the difference , it takes hall 1 period and Gags 6 seasons

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I dont think Tambellini likes Yakupov
Why do you figure?

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He looked solid and in control. Picking up right where he left off, hopefully.
It's because he switched to #2 the great defensive defensemen number

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01-20-2013, 08:59 PM
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Whitney still looks like he's skating in mud, hey? I was holding out hope that the long layoff would help that foot heal up. Very early returns not looking good, though.
Way too soon to say things like that. He's been away so long, rust is going to be the primary factor. He was never that fast anyway, just really positionally solid.

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01-20-2013, 09:00 PM
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So, how did Yakupov seem to be to you guys? I'm watching, Thought he had a little bit of butterflies..

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Most entertaining part of the period:

Ebs bouncin a canucks fan out of the movie theatre.The guy couldnt even afford a logo on the front of his jersey! What a doofus! Nice work Ebs!

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