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03-31-2007, 08:08 PM
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When do you feel like the season was lost?

Most will say that it was when the Smyth trade happend....I feel like that was us tossing in the towel, but the season was lost long before that. When I personally feel it happend was November 28th, 2006 while playing the Ducks with about 16 seconds left in the 3rd period. They never seemed to be the same team after that. We were just about to move our win streak to 6, and against some pretty tough teams during that stretch(Calgary, Detroit, and had we closed out that one Anaheim obviously). Of course that's when the injury problems really started(Hemsky that night, Smyth's thumb later that week), but they were never the same.....so when do you feel that it fell apart? In Boston, the first game of the roadie in Febuary would be a pretty choice as well.

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03-31-2007, 08:16 PM
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Another would be the 2nd Stoll injury

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I thought it was the loss to Boston. I still thought if they went on a tear on that road trip, they had a chance. But loosing the easiest game on the trip...

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I had an bad feeling about how this season would turn out pretty much since December, when we had Hemsky and Smyth out and our record was 5-9-0.

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I believe i started doubting when we lost some ridiculous amount of games with barely no signs of life, it was about 6-8 out of 10 games with Roli in net for all of them. Thats when i knew its gonna be a really bumpy ride.

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03-31-2007, 09:03 PM
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The first game of the season.

When I heard that Pronger had been traded for a 22 year old, a 20 year old, two seventeen year olds, and (potentially) a sixteen year old, and that Edmonton was going to go with three rookie defensemen, I felt that it would be a long year. Unfortunately, they didn't disappoint me.

Over the course of the season, a few players played above my expectations (Stoll, Smyth, Pouliot, Thoreson, Hejda, and Smid) and many others not (Schremp, Lupul, Torres, and Greene.) Add to that the sheer number and severity of the injuries to players like Moreau, Tjarnquist, and now Staios, and we're ending up worse than I would have expected.

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03-31-2007, 09:27 PM
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The first game of the season.

When I heard that Pronger had been traded for a 22 year old, a 20 year old, two seventeen year olds, and (potentially) a sixteen year old, and that Edmonton was going to go with three rookie defensemen, I felt that it would be a long year. Unfortunately, they didn't disappoint me.

Over the course of the season, a few players played above my expectations (Stoll, Smyth, Pouliot, Thoreson, Hejda, and Smid) and many others not (Schremp, Lupul, Torres, and Greene.) Add to that the sheer number and severity of the injuries to players like Moreau, Tjarnquist, and now Staios, and we're ending up worse than I would have expected.
I agree except the turning point was in December when they lost to the Nucks. Pisani has been a huge disappointment as well. Only Smyth stepped it up big time this year.

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I had high hopes for this team at the start of the year, Pronger or not. It was when Moreau had that season-ending injury early in the season that I had the feeling that it was all going to go downhill from there. And it did

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Honesty, before Christmas, quite a bit before it actually.
And while obviously they were stil "in the hunt" mentally, emotionally, physically they were not even in the picture.

But then I was pretty confident after losing Prongs & having to go with a seriously inferior D corps I knew we were in toruble. Then when our supposeed offensive juggernaut never really showed up, I knew we were in some real deep crap!

I honestly never expected to miss the playoffs on the back of last season, but it became very apparent very early that that's exactly what was going to happen.

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when we traded ryan smyth

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Pisani has been a huge disappointment as well. Only Smyth stepped it up big time this year.
Wow...

Aside from Roloson and Smyth, Pisani game in and game out has been consistantly one of our best forwards.

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Whoever said when Stoll got injured I agree.

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When the coaches started using Petersen on the PP point. That's a white flag.

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Last half of December: it became clear that Lowe was either having trouble getting a defenceman or didn't want to (to my amazement, this lasted all season) and the Oilers started to show their true colours, culminating in that horrendous New Year's Eve stinkfest against Calgary.

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Wow...

Aside from Roloson and Smyth, Pisani game in and game out has been consistantly one of our best forwards.
pisani hasnt stood out this year. I know he didnt have many bad games but his role\(minutes) could easily be filled by a league minimum making Petersen or Thoresen.

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pisani hasnt stood out this year. I know he didnt have many bad games but his role\(minutes) could easily be filled by a league minimum making Petersen or Thoresen.
Why does everyone have such high expectations for Pies? Even after that Cup run, at best he's a 3rd or 4th line player, and I think he fits that role very well.

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Why does everyone have such high expectations for Pies? Even after that Cup run, at best he's a 3rd or 4th line player, and I think he fits that role very well.
so is moreau.. aside from horc fernando is the next "senior" member up front.. he doesnt have to score goals just has to show why he is a level above reasoner\thoresen\petersen.

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The season was over for me...

...Just after X-mas. The whole first half of the season I was waiting for them to gel, gain some consistency, play a full 60 minutes, show me something, but it never happened.

At first I thought maybe they'd get it back, that maybe all the X-mas turkey was just slowing them down. But no .

But for sure February 25th was the final nail in the coffin of the 06/07 season. That loss to Minny put us 9 back of them, when we could have pulled to 5 back of both Calgary and Minny (I think).

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December 28th, 2006 was the day the Oilers were toast

those Colorado games earlier really pissed me off but losing to the lowly Kings by blowing a 4-2 lead put me over the edge...it was the start of a horrendous end of 2006

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It ended on Feb 25...

when Gaborik scored at the 7:59 mark of the 3rd period to make it a 3-1 game.. that was the final nail on the coffin. had we won we wouldve been 5 points back of MIN and 4 back of CGY.. that 5 has turned into a 29 point lead

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I agree that Feb. 25 was the day I felt the season was lost, because I felt there was still hope when they won against a team in Detroit that had a 13 game home winning streak.

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The day they were forced to trade Pronger.

Game over.

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the mcmagoo call on horcoff against dallas

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Our 7 game road trip before the Smyth trade was the final nail in my opinion.

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The November 28th loss to Anaheim...

It was in the middle of the 7 game homestand. It ended the 5 game win streak. And it all fell apart after that... Heh.

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