The media here is very lenient with this team. They put up with alot of things, and take the side of the organization at nearly every occasion. The team is only given criticism after long long periods of ineptitude, when everyone already knows the team is going downhill. For anyone who thinks the media here is tough on the team, read up on some other cities' newspapers, you'll change your mind.
I'd like our media to be much more intense with it's coverage....anyone wanna hire me to do that??
It's the Edmonton Sun which is a tabloid. They've been on the Oilers case since the resignation of Slats. Robin Brownlee and Terry Jones are *******s. They've never said anything positive and have been the reason that the Oilers have had to trade Arnott, Poti and now Comrie. The Edmonton Sun is the most negative media I've seen. The Sun would criticized the Oilers when they win.
__________________ "He just ate up Robyn Regehr for dinner, a spectacular play by Hemsky, and Robyn Regehr has got doo doo all over his face" - Rod Phillips call on Hemsky's goal vs the Flames
I made a bold and optimistic prediction at work today and I'll repeat it here: first, i claimed that Calgary would lose tonight to Vancouver (they did). In turn, Vancouver will hopefully be tired and provide the Oilers with a much needed win.. Edmonton will go into Sunday on a high and beat Calgary giving them a 2 game winning streak and forcing Calgary into their first losing streak in a while. Edmonton then plays Minnesota who they've had great success against (besides this season..).. Connect the dots from there! It might be hopelessly optimistic but I can see the Oilers going on a nice lil winning streak here!
if salo is playing we lose big time 6-0. naslund did not have the best game against the flames last night so i predict he gets three against the oilers.as for optimism dont have much especially against two teams we cannot beat right now, that being the nucks and the flamers. as for playing minnesota the best chance you have to beat them is on the pp and the odds of that happening right now are not very good.
Ahh, the cynical predictions of tired fans. Chalk me up for a 3-2 victory...for the Oilers. Salo will look shaky, but the team will play better defensively in front of him. Bergeron, Dvorak (who was absolutely flying last game) and Hemsky with the goals for us.
exactly this team has been 90+points for three years (i think) in a row, time we should set our goals higher than to just make the playoffs, tho its times like these when they can't win anything that the club needs to sort out.
As for Salo starting why not Conks had his turn and like g2k said Salo would be on such a high if he wins, could change his season around.
Wow. 9 shots on goal for the Oilers. How many good chances? I think I count the one by Brewer being the only one. This team just has a knack for getting the most shots with the least quality opportunities.
Salo looks pretty solid thru 2 periods and i'm glad to hear MacT say that we'll all be seeing a steady diet of Tommy in goal the next little while. The only way he might get his game back and carry this team is by playing every night....not every other game. Let's hope they can hold on to the lead and take care of the Flames tomorrow.
Quite the turnaround for this team. A period ago, the Oilers could barely get through the neutral zone.
BAM! A bad play by Bertuzzi/Auld, a lucky break, and the Oilers are on the board and have life.
Great play by Isbister on that goal. He did almost all the work.... I wonder if this means a Horcoff/Isbister combination from now on? And what about that shot by Stoll... Top shelf wrister off the post.
PK has been solid, even producing a SH goal. Salo has been impressive tonight for the first time in a season and a half. The Oilers are playing a solid defensive game, and with a couple adjustments, could very well come up with a huge win here.
In other news...
Dan Craig has been contacted by Satan.