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12-11-2009, 10:57 AM
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Still no Grebs? I hope he is back soon. I can't even tell you how much I am looking forward to when we can ice our complete top 6 again, since the 3rd game of the season. Knock on wood.

Lubo - Smid
Souray - Gilbert
Grebeshkov - Staios

Grebs is an absolutely massive upgrade on Strudwick, who still tries hard, but just isn't really an NHLer anymore. That bottom pairing looks so much better then the one we have been playing.

Go Oil!!! Here's hoping for 5. We basically need to go on a win streak until we are back in the playoffs. 3-4 more should do it
Tencer says he's probable for tonight. I think he'll play.

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12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
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Tencer says he's probable for tonight. I think he'll play.
I'll update if he gets in, I think he will.

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12-11-2009, 11:09 AM
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Conky is coming off a 42 save shut-out. It's all about the goaltending in this one. Both guys are reasonably hot. JDD needs to have a good first period and the Oilers will hang in there.

For whatever reason the team chemistry and concept is much higher with all of our bigger players in the line-up.

Jacques, Stone and Stortini have really provided an element the Oilers have lacked immensely the past few seasons. Couple that with a grittier small player in Brule and the "difficult to play against" factor is upped greatly.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Comrie returns. I think that Pouliot, when healthy, will be going on a conditioning stint to Springfield.

This will be a great test to see if the old Oiler demons have been exorcised or not. The stereotypical Oilers of the past 5 years were the slumpbusters of the league. Teams that were in a rut must have loved to play us - especially former Oilers.

Conkie would love to follow up that spectacular shut out with another against the Oil. So I agree, this is going to be a battle of goaltending BIG TIME. It will also be a great opportunity for Quinn's Oilers to make a statement game to it's fans.

I sure hope we get some offense from guys in addition to Stortini.....

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12-11-2009, 11:36 AM
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Really good job on the gdt. I dont usually like bus drivers (too uppity) but I will make an exception in your case. Go oil!

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12-11-2009, 11:38 AM
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If Conkls came off a 42 save shutout that is probably good news for us. Means he is due for a stinker. Someone needs to write teh elague and see to it that Conks gets on either Boston or Philly for the Winter Classic. Hey with Emery out, I do see potential here.

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12-11-2009, 12:15 PM
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I'll update if he gets in, I think he will.
Per Oilers twitter...

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Denis Grebeshkov ready to go for tonight's game. Officially, he's a gametime decision.
I dunno, I kinda feel that Quinn knows this could be a very important game in shaping the rest of the season. How many teams can say they won every game on a 5+ game roadtrip (discounting the fact that they don't technically include VAN in the roadtrip)? I could see Quinn keeping Strudwick in the lineup. I'd like to see Grebs back in, but I could understand either way.

EDIT: Quinn adds some intrigue...

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Quinn: "We have 2 questionable players tonight so we expect Denis to play"


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12-11-2009, 12:22 PM
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Go Oilers - Could be the first 5-0 on the road in Oilers history...


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Go Oilers - Could be the first 5-0 on the road in Oilers history...


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12-11-2009, 12:52 PM
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Hoping for another good game, win or lose.

This Blues team is pretty ridiculous with talent. They really should be scoring more goals than they are.

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12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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why is van not technically on this road trip

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why is van not technically on this road trip
Because the Oilers went home for a few days and practiced there. Although it's on a consecutive string of road games, it's not on the same "trip".

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Having a completely healthy lineup on the blueline was too much to hope for, I guess.

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Because the Oilers went home for a few days and practiced there. Although it's on a consecutive string of road games, it's not on the same "trip".

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Having a completely healthy lineup on the blueline was too much to hope for, I guess.
Is it really just completely flukey that we can never ice what is close to our full lineup, or are all of our players just brittle wimps?
The Flames have what, 20 man games lost to injury?

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Because the Oilers went home for a few days and practiced there. Although it's on a consecutive string of road games, it's not on the same "trip".

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Having a completely healthy lineup on the blueline was too much to hope for, I guess.
WTH is it going to take for us to ice our top 6 D? Every time Strudwick is on the ice, we spend the shift in our zone hanging on by the skin of our teeth. I would take Souray or Gilbert at 60% over him every day of the week.

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Game #32.

With #32 the Oilers are now 10-2-1.

... a win is all but etched in stone .
Hf's own Gene Principe! Nice one PDO.


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why is van not technically on this road trip
Who is van?

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12-11-2009, 01:56 PM
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Hf's own Gene Principe! Nice one PDO.




Who is van?
I think he is talking about Adrian Vandemousslar(sp?) of the Oil Kings.

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I think he is talking about Adrian Vandemousslar(sp?) of the Oil Kings.
No, I think he was making a reference to how Penner looks like Marco van Basten this year.

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Who is van?
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I think he is talking about Adrian Vandemousslar(sp?) of the Oil Kings.

Oh...I see. Well, I think I should get back to work. Here's to hoping this afternoons meeting is short!

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I've got a bad feeling about this one. 3-2 in OT for the Blues.


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Game #32.

With #32 the Oilers are now 10-2-1.

... a win is all but etched in stone .
i see what u did there

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Man if someone started up a "JUST SAY NO" avatar campaign to anyone in the top 10 in this year's draft... I would totally rock it.

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6-2 Oil, Gilb gets a hatty

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