HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Edmonton Oilers
Notices

XXXV | "Paradigm Shift" | Battle of Alberta | 4.1.13 | 7:30PM | SNET

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-01-2013, 12:00 PM
  #26
McRib
2nd Rate Fan
 
McRib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Saskatoon
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,392
vCash: 500
Just get 2 points. I don't care how... regulation, OT, or shoot out, just get 2.

Outside of a few guys, Calgary's core is so old that they fart dust. Play our speed game and we should be okay.

McRib is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:05 PM
  #27
CornKicker
Locked Out
 
CornKicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,313
vCash: 50
ive bashed the guy quite a bit lately and in the past but he does seem alot braver with brown on his wing. a 4th liner that almost never takes penalties is awesome.

CornKicker is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:05 PM
  #28
Replacement
Now with 9% more zen
 
Replacement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hockey Hell
Country: Canada
Posts: 35,674
vCash: 500
I'm not worried about the flames.

I'm worried about a young team that gets some success and chronically forgets how they got there. The last few games represented the first time all year we've had a win streak. Mainly because whenever we do get some traction the club quickly moves away from playing a winning game.

The trouble with this Oilers club is its required a spanking every weak to keep their attention. Hopefully they are over that.

Replacement is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:10 PM
  #29
spOiler
Registered User
 
spOiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,060
vCash: 500
I just realized if Colorado managed to beat Detroit. If we won both games vs Calgary which is unlikely but I can hope we would be tied with Detroit with even games played. These two games are "must wins" cause our schedule only gets harder. I respect that Calgary could band together and give us a rough go. We need to overcome some adversity if we wanna be in the playoff hint.

spOiler is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:10 PM
  #30
Asher
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,977
vCash: 500
I just want to remind everyone that the last time the Oilers played Calgary the Flames ran them over. Lee Freaking Stepniak was skating circles around them on his way to a 3 point night. Enough with Calgary taking these BoA games a lot more seriously than the Oilers do. Time to put these guys away on a regular basis. Starting tonight.

Asher is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:20 PM
  #31
Calgary Oilers
Registered User
 
Calgary Oilers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,304
vCash: 50
The two BOA games this week are the statement games of the year for this team. Win both and we make the playoffs. Don't get 4 points out of the lowly Flames and it would be better to finish in the bottom 5 for another year (instead of finishing just out of the playoffs)...


Last edited by Calgary Oilers: 04-01-2013 at 12:42 PM.
Calgary Oilers is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:22 PM
  #32
5RingsAndABeer
John MacKinnon Fan
 
5RingsAndABeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 10,661
vCash: 1220
Calgary always plays us tough. We will have to match them.

For most of this season, the Oilers have continually followed our optimism with enough losses to get us pessimistic again. Hopefully we can break that trend with a couple wins here.

5RingsAndABeer is online now  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:30 PM
  #33
Oilception
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: St. Albert
Country: Canada
Posts: 797
vCash: 50
Best way to start a Monday off? buddy calling asking if i want free tickets to the Oilers game

I feel really good about this one

5-1 Oilers
(Hall, Yak, Eberle, Smid x 2)

Go Oilers Go

Oilception is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:33 PM
  #34
Njoy Oilers
Registered User
 
Njoy Oilers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Alberta.
Posts: 3,333
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I'm not worried about the flames.

I'm worried about a young team that gets some success and chronically forgets how they got there. The last few games represented the first time all year we've had a win streak. Mainly because whenever we do get some traction the club quickly moves away from playing a winning game.

The trouble with this Oilers club is its required a spanking every weak to keep their attention. Hopefully they are over that.
This in a nutshell. Allthough I am all over the Olers proving us wrong. History tends to be a sour *****.

Njoy Oilers is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:37 PM
  #35
Krut
Registered User
 
Krut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,885
vCash: 500
Half of the hypocrites over at CP have done a complete 360 and are hoping for a loss so they can draft higher. Probably the same people mocking the Oilers the last few years while touting the hilarious myth that the Flames can rebuild on the fly.

One of the fools over there is hoping that the Oilers win so that we get "false hope" while the Flames can get closer to first overall.

I sincerely hope it is a decade + before they make the playoffs again.

Krut is online now  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:44 PM
  #36
Asher
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,977
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krut View Post
Half of the hypocrites over at CP have done a complete 360 and are hoping for a loss so they can draft higher. Probably the same people mocking the Oilers the last few years while touting the hilarious myth that the Flames can rebuild on the fly.

One of the fools over there is hoping that the Oilers win so that we get "false hope" while the Flames can get closer to first overall.

I sincerely hope it is a decade + before they make the playoffs again.
What about the Flame fans that want a "firesale" on all their veteran players? Guess what, there's a word to describe that strategy, it's called tanking!!!

Asher is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:45 PM
  #37
0ilerman
The King
 
0ilerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Capital City
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,915
vCash: 500
Very nterested to see how calgary comes out tonight. It'll be a true indication of the leadership group in the room, sans Iggy. Are Giordano Cammi and Tanguay really guys that can rally the troops? Hope not.

0ilerman is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:47 PM
  #38
BowDangles
Registered User
 
BowDangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,691
vCash: 500
I would like to see Yakupov and J Shultz get some goals tonight. Both players have had a bit of a struggle finding the back of the net lately..

BowDangles is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:48 PM
  #39
BlueChip01
Registered User
 
BlueChip01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,935
vCash: 500
CGY 0-9-1 past 10 road games, scoring 15G. EDM won 3 straight, 2 shutouts in that span

BlueChip01 is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:51 PM
  #40
Ol' Jase
PLAYOFFS??
 
Ol' Jase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,681
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I'm not worried about the flames.

I'm worried about a young team that gets some success and chronically forgets how they got there. The last few games represented the first time all year we've had a win streak. Mainly because whenever we do get some traction the club quickly moves away from playing a winning game.

The trouble with this Oilers club is its required a spanking every weak to keep their attention. Hopefully they are over that.
Can't see that trend really being gone until next season.

Ol' Jase is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:58 PM
  #41
Powder
Droppin The KlefBom!
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,317
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
I'm not worried about the flames.

I'm worried about a young team that gets some success and chronically forgets how they got there. The last few games represented the first time all year we've had a win streak. Mainly because whenever we do get some traction the club quickly moves away from playing a winning game.

The trouble with this Oilers club is its required a spanking every weak to keep their attention. Hopefully they are over that.
Agreed. The biggest issue for this team is realizing they have to win every battle on every shift and that talent alone will not carry them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0ilerman View Post
Very interested to see how calgary comes out tonight. It'll be a true indication of the leadership group in the room, sans Iggy. Are Giordano Cammi and Tanguay really guys that can rally the troops? Hope not.
Well, hopefully their 6-4 loss to CBJ the other night is the start of at least a 3 game Iggyless losing streak

Powder is online now  
Old
04-01-2013, 12:59 PM
  #42
The Last Dynasty
Big #1 C
 
The Last Dynasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: St. OILbert
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,613
vCash: 500
if the Oilers wanna keep playing "meaningful" games long into April, we must be teams that are out of it like the Flames...they are brutal on the road and seem to be playing out the string

the problem is the Oilers tend to play down with the competition...and you know the Flames wanna kill the Oilers playoff chances

I left the Oilers for dead after they gassed that game against the Sharks...should they lose tonight, it'll be even tougher to recover from this loss

The Last Dynasty is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:00 PM
  #43
Spawn
Registered User
 
Spawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,134
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nugie Boy View Post
Prediction: Calgary becomes the NHL all stars and beats us 3-2
As Replacement said, I'm more worried about how the Oilers play. Calgary consistently seems to raise their game against us. Battle of Alberta actually seems to mean something to the Flames. It has to mean something tonight.

If the Oilers play like they did against the Canucks they win this game. If they come out flat like they do many a night it will be a long night.

The Flames are going to bring it. I don't have much doubt in that. We need to match their intensity.

Spawn is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:04 PM
  #44
nexttothemoon
Eight Straight
 
nexttothemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,727
vCash: 50
I think the Oilers win this... but I agree, I'm more concerned that the Oilers fall back into their decent game/bad game pattern. They haven't shown the consistency yet to string together a good stretch of wins.

Honestly they've only had 2 good games in a row here... the Blues game was a steal by Khabi but they did score 3 and they won so of course we'll take it.

I'm just hoping they realize they can stay with literally any team IF they play 60 minutes of hard, determined hockey.

They have the potential to be a solid team that can be a playoff team. I don't doubt that at all... but I do doubt their ability to play up to that potential consistently. That only comes with time and experience. I'm hoping they are getting there slowly but I have my doubts they are there yet.

Honestly these 2 games versus the Flames should be walkovers... but it's all in the hands and more so the minds of the 19 guys on the ice for the Oilers. Their opponents are far down the list of concerns... it all comes down to how bad they actually want to win and make the playoffs.

They completely have their own fate in their hands and these next few games will show us whether they truly realize that and go for the throat of their opponents and TAKE a playoff spot instead of "trying" to make them.

nexttothemoon is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:06 PM
  #45
jetsfan85*
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 327
vCash: 500
Oilers fans keep being LOUD! Team is clearly energized by home crowd. Every game is so important lets grab our 2 points heading into TDDay

#1 line gotta keep scoring!

jetsfan85* is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:06 PM
  #46
CupofOil
Registered User
 
CupofOil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rock Bottom
Country: United States
Posts: 13,556
vCash: 500
Are they really sitting Petrell? I don't get that. He has been the best 4th liner all season.
Sit Smyth or Brown (who had an off game against Vancouver) instead.

Tonight is big on many levels. This is typically a game when the Oilers lay a clunker after they get too satisfied after a big win (the Oilers never handle prosperity well NEVER) plus the outcome tonight could very well dictate if Tambellini will be a seller or just stay pat. If they lose, i think an already longshot at the playoffs becomes an almost impossibility considering the difficulty of the schedule down the stretch.
I know that the "Must Win" cliche is overused by i think that it really applies in this situation.

CupofOil is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:20 PM
  #47
The Nuge
Farewell Smytty
 
The Nuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,467
vCash: 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueChip01 View Post
CGY 0-9-1 past 10 road games, scoring 15G. EDM won 3 straight, 2 shutouts in that span
So, 5-1 for Calgary?

The Nuge is online now  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:21 PM
  #48
PETRYDISH
Registered User
 
PETRYDISH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,485
vCash: 50
I predict Smyth slapshots straight at the goalies crest a number of 3 times tonight.

PETRYDISH is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:22 PM
  #49
Hall2Nuge2Ebs
Registered User
 
Hall2Nuge2Ebs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,810
vCash: 50
Have a horrible feeling about this game
Hopefully they can prove me wrong

Hall2Nuge2Ebs is offline  
Old
04-01-2013, 01:24 PM
  #50
Powder
Droppin The KlefBom!
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,317
vCash: 500
Paradigm shift indeed:

@JasonGregor
Kiprusoff gets start for the #Flames. He has .873 SV% on the season and has given up 19 goals in last 5 starts. #Oilers need to exploit.

Powder is online now  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.