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03-25-2013, 10:06 AM
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XXX | "Music City Massacre" | Oilers vs. Predators | 3.25.13 | 6:00PM | SNET-W



(11-12-7) --vs-- (11-11-6)

GAME DAY INFORMATIONGame Day: Monday March 25th 2013
Game Time: 6:00PM MT
Location: Bridgestone Arena
Radio: 630 Ched.
TV: SNET-W
Streamed:


LAST ENCOUNTER




OILERS PROJECTED LINEUP



Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemksy
Magnus Paajarvi - Sam Gagner - Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Nail Yakupov
Ryan Jones - Eric Belanger - Mike Brown

Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz - Justin Schultz
Mark Fistric - Corey Potter

Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin




NASHVILLE PROJECTED LINEUP



Sergei Kostitsyn - Mike Fisher - Martin Erat
Gabriel Bourque - David Legwand - Taylor Beck
Richard Clune - Nick Spaling - Brandon Yip
Matt Halischuk - Chris Mueller - Bobby Butler

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Victor Bartley - Chris Klein
Hal Gill - Jonathan Blum

Pekka Rinne
Chris Mason


SOLI'S SHORTSIDE

- OIL Injuries/Scratches: Ryan Whitney, Theo Peckham, Teemu Hartikainen (OKC bound), Lennart Petrell

- PRED Injuries/Scratches: Ryan Ellis, Craig Smith, Scott Hannan, Colin Wilson, Paul Gaustad, Patric Hornqvist

- Last time we waltzed into Bridgestone Arena after being shutout we got shutout again. Hmm...

- MWG. Don't Kostitsyn on the season! Meaningful games!

- Trade Deadline in 10 days.


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Apparently this game is a must win.

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Oil win 3-2 again

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Apparently this game is a must win.
Well it's kinda cliche, but a loss tonight and we could very well be 6 points out. Not only that but we could be 5 points behind 3 teams in front of us.

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4-1 preds.

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i have no reason to believe we will win or even come out looking like a competent hockey team.

Ralph probably read the team some quotes from winston churchill and figures we're good 2 go

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i can't wait to see eberle!

He shouldn't back check so hard though, he'll hurt himself.

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not going to bother watching any of it. might switch over to see the score if I'm watching something else.
Think I might start watching the viking miniseries instead.

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I'm only interested in watching this game because I want too see how they respond from last game.
I actually expect them to crap the bed again which will solidify me to write off this season and any slight curiosity in how my team is doing will be regulated in checking their scores in the Edmonton Sun...which won't be often.

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I hope we lose so I can stop dreaming about the playoffs.

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Eberle has no reason to be on Gagner's line. Keep Yak there, keep the Hall line together and plug in the holes around that.

I'm at a point where I want them to lose 2 or 3 more before the deadline. Get some assets back for our crap and try again this summer.

God am I ever sick of being a fan of this team.

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03-25-2013, 11:26 AM
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I just hope we can score a goal

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RNH skating with the team, so there goes the Mono theory.

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The Oil always seem to be at their best when I've given up on them, so for their sake (and mine) I will be sure to be busy with something else tonight.

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Eberle has no reason to be on Gagner's line. Keep Yak there, keep the Hall line together and plug in the holes around that.

I'm at a point where I want them to lose 2 or 3 more before the deadline. Get some assets back for our crap and try again this summer.

God am I ever sick of being a fan of this team.
You get Eberle going and it gives you a lot of options going forward.

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You get Eberle going and it gives you a lot of options going forward.
Ya, but the team wants up to believe they're in the middle of a playoff race. Yakupov hasn't been much better, but that line has had some success collectively. Leave the two lines together and work around it. We went from having 3 decent offensive lines to 1.

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I'm not even going to watch if Smyth is on the third line tonight.

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I'm not even going to watch if Smyth is on the third line tonight.

smyth should be scratched for harti... the Nuge , Yak part of that line intrigues me though.

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3-2 Oilers.

Just can't give up on them yet. Sucker for punishment, I know.

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smyth should be scratched for harti... the Nuge , Yak part of that line intrigues me though.
Hartikainen or Jones should be on that third line. Both of them have been pretty bad, but not to the extent of Smyth.

Petrell should be playing over Brown as well.

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So I was thinking a little bit about how we compare to last year, and whipped out the calculator:

We're right at .500 right now. 32 games, 32 points.

If this were an 82-game season, we'd be ~56 games in with 56 points.

Last year we finished with 74 points, which translates to ~43 points in a 48-game season.

If we pick up 12+ points in the next 16 games, we're officially better than last year (not that the bar is very high). There are 32 points up for grabs.

We are currently on pace to have a better season than last year. By ~13% points-wise. That's not good enough. I was expecting 20% better, even if it meant no playoffs. In fact I didn't expect playoffs because the gaping holes in the line-up were not addressed.

By my standard, we should finish with 52 points to consider the team improving by growth & experience (leaving aside the needs that Tambo must address). That's 4 points over .500, which doesn't sound great, but it's certainly much better than 5 points under, which is our pace from last year (adjusted for the 48-game season).

Thoughts?

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So I was thinking a little bit about how we compare to last year, and whipped out the calculator:

We're right at .500 right now. 32 games, 32 points.

If this were an 82-game season, we'd be ~56 games in with 56 points.

Last year we finished with 74 points, which translates to ~43 points in a 48-game season.

If we pick up 12+ points in the next 16 games, we're officially better than last year (not that the bar is very high). There are 32 points up for grabs.

We are currently on pace to have a better season than last year. By ~13% points-wise. That's not good enough. I was expecting 20% better, even if it meant no playoffs. In fact I didn't expect playoffs because the gaping holes in the line-up were not addressed.

By my standard, we should finish with 52 points to consider the team improving by growth & experience (leaving aside the needs that Tambo must address). That's 4 points over .500, which doesn't sound great, but it's certainly much better than 5 points under, which is our pace from last year (adjusted for the 48-game season).

Thoughts?
Grasping at straws.

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except we arent at 500 because of all the loser points/

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RNH a go for tonight. Hope he's ready.

I find it peculiar that Whitney would be scratched. Trying to protect the asset prior to a trade? I don't see why you wouldn't play him so close to the deadline unless you had something hashed out.

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