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    I'm gonna guess a 78-point season this year.
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    For the team? Or for RNH?

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    For the team!
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    Squeak into the playoffs (clinch in final 5 games), then 3rd round exit.

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    91 points, but no playoffs.
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    Oilers first game tonight against the Jets!!! Yahoooo

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    ^ Buy a ticket for cheap. You might be able to see McDavid or Patrick Lalime or Kyle Connor play tonight!

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    No McD, Drai, Smith or Koskinen, but Neal-Nuge-Gagner are the top line tonight and I believe Nygard, Bouchard, Sheahan are in. Should be fun!
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    Yep. Hockey is back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    ^ Buy a ticket for cheap. You might be able to see McDavid or Patrick Lalime or Kyle Connor play tonight!
    That would be something to see Patrick Lalime play tonight

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    ^
    OK. Patrik Laine!

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    Oilers beat Winnipeg 2-0!
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    Bouch, Persson, and Nygard looked really good. Solid all around. Nygard is a pest and isn't afraid to get into the tough areas.

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    James Neal. hmmm, you never know, maybe we got lucky.

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    It looked like Neal/Nuge/Gagner had some good chemistry. Quite a few shifty little passes and they were generally right on the tape. I wouldn't be surprised if he pots 20+ this year. That said 1 game is quite a narrow view.

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    Canucks 6 - Oilers 1 @ Rogers Place tonight. 🤢 Yuck

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    Koskinen doesn't seem to read plays well.
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    It's pre-season, so I wouldn't worry too much about the result. Koskinen getting beaten on the second shot glove side, and again on the second goal, is definitely a concern however. He looked brutal.

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    It seemed like the Canucks had their stars out while the Oilers were mostly the farm boys

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    I wonder how hard Koskinen worked over the summer.
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    Good thing we locked down this hot hand for three years at $4.5m per. A steal!
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    Tyler Benson, Caleb Jones sent back down. Gambardella, Malone placed on waivers to be sent down. A bunch of others too., Still at least 10 cuts to go.

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    Oilers win 5-3 in Winnipeg tonight! This is my guess for the opening night roster:

    Draisaitl-McDavid-Kassian
    Nygard-Nuge-Neal
    Gagner-Cave-Chiasson
    Khaira-Sheahan-Archibald

    Jurco, Russell

    Nurse-Larsson
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    Smith
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    Persson is injured, Bear is taking his place with Klefbom. Benning is likely the RD on the 3rd pairing.

    Oh hey there Markus Granlund! You too, Brandon Manning.
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    Reider and Lucic score for the godless Flames because who else?
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    ...and Reider doesn’t pot just one goal, but two! The flaming C must feel great on ones chest. It’s magical.
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    A lot of the Oiler regulars are out. I think the Oilers need to trim the roster by four before Wednesday.
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    I got'em at between 82-90 points, no playoffs, unless their goaltending has a .915-.920 year.

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    I could see the Oilers making a desperation trade for a new goalie by the end of November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesL View Post
    I could see the Oilers making a desperation trade for a new goalie by the end of November.
    Koskinen doesn't seem to have improved from last season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodmanza View Post
    I got'em at between 82-90 points, no playoffs, unless their goaltending has a .915-.920 year.
    Smith would have to go on a tear (I can't see koskinen doing it) and secondary scoring from NEal, Nygard, Jurco would have to be pretty healthy for them to make the playoffs.
    Possible but unlikely.

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    Night 1 of our cup run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Night 1 of our cup run.
    and how many years are you projecting that cup run to take?

    on the other hand, at least until the games that start at 5:00 this afternoon are completed, we're still tied for number one overall in the league.
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    It makes sense when you realize that we're running from the cup, not toward it.
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    Oilers win the season opener! Plan the parade!
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    Larsson’s injured. Looks like Bouchard could be called up.

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    Quite a game on hockey night in Canada 🇨🇦. 6-5 Oilers over LA. The Real Deal James Neal with two goals and almost a hat trick. This game kept me on the edge of my seat.

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    This was the best Oilers game in years.

    Normally I'm a purist and love solid D play and tight games.

    But as long as a team is playing a smart counter game, and working transition well, and adhering to some aspects of coaching I like it.

    Tippet has never had toys like this to play with before and theres going to be more GF than people expect.

    The team is really working quick counters and were running over the Kings using the same kind of game LA used to bring.

    Still some passengers. Khaira particularly is working his way off the team and is in trouble.

    Holland has brought in some good cheap depth here. He's really done wonders considering the roster he started with, how many changes were needed, and how tight the cap was.
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    ^I think Cave could be a #13 or #14 once Sheahan recovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    This was the best Oilers game in years.
    I only caught the third period, but it was fun to watch the team battle back repeatedly, and get the win. Some of the new Oilers made an impression as well. With that said, this team, or the past iterations of the team, have let me down so many times that I’m not getting that excited.
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    Could have done without the Smith adventures in puckhandling, but the team battled to get the W on a night where defensively at least they were not on their A game.

    However, that right side of Bear/Persson in the Top 4 can sure move the puck a lot better than even Larsson/Russell or Benning can.

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    James Neal scores four goals against the islanders. Holy #%€~_!?+*}’

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    Well holy crap indeed.
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    Looks like Calgary could be eating crow.
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    The Real Steal James Neal.

    He could easily get 25+ goals this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Lacey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    This was the best Oilers game in years.
    I only caught the third period, but it was fun to watch the team battle back repeatedly, and get the win. Some of the new Oilers made an impression as well. With that said, this team, or the past iterations of the team, have let me down so many times that I’m not getting that excited.
    Excited yet?

    WE beat a top defensive team in their barn, chased their goalie, piled 5 goals in to win going away and James the Real Deal Neal scores 4.

    The scoreline flattered the Islanders. They were never really in the game and don't know what hit them.

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    ^I didn’t see the game, but like the score. I’ll be excited once we lock up a playoff spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cat View Post
    Looks like Calgary could be eating crow.
    More like eating Pterodactyl! Watching the Flamers intermission 'tarded hosts banter about "Neal NOT being a TOP 6 forward and not getting enough ice time" while he was with them, as an excuse?! WTF?! Whose fault was that....plus the fact they were praising Lucic last night. My GAWD - he looks worse now then he did with us.....what a terrible, terrible player.....;

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    I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Lucic is not even an everyday NHL player at this point. And it's more about his inability to make plays than it is his skating, although that's not great either. Even with a ton of PP time on the Oilers he couldn't manage to put any points up other than his first season (and PP points were half his point total that year), primarily because he has no hands, no vision, and too slow of a release even though his shot does seem to be heavy.

    It's hilarious how the narrative around him is near-exactly the same as it was when the Oilers signed him, with the only difference is that everyone now knows he won't produce any offense. So, congrats on your 6 million dollar, 6 minute a night enforcer Calgary! They're in love with his toughness, but the honeymoon will be over by December at the latest.

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    Yup!!!! Funny.....over at SSP they are praising that he "spurred the Flamers 3rd period come back." Too funny.....he didn't spur anything...he got ****** for being hit..that's all....I'm going on record and saying he is the "worst player in the NHL" right now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Lucic is not even an everyday NHL player at this point. And it's more about his inability to make plays than it is his skating, although that's not great either. Even with a ton of PP time on the Oilers he couldn't manage to put any points up other than his first season (and PP points were half his point total that year), primarily because he has no hands, no vision, and too slow of a release even though his shot does seem to be heavy.

    It's hilarious how the narrative around him is near-exactly the same as it was when the Oilers signed him, with the only difference is that everyone now knows he won't produce any offense. So, congrats on your 6 million dollar, 6 minute a night enforcer Calgary! They're in love with his toughness, but the honeymoon will be over by December at the latest.
    The only reason Calgary can be "comfortable" with this trade is the fact that their owners saved actual money on the deal. That's it. As a hockey trade, it's an obvious loss.

    If they actually do value Lucic's intangibles, if they actually think "grit" and "flexing muscles" and "penalty minutes" help win games despite obvious skill deficits, then... well thank f_cking Christ that idiots like that exist for Ken Holland to exploit.

    Relatedly, this Eric Francis column is hilarious: https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...-flames-hoped/
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    Didn't know this was part of the deal:

    "A Neal resurgence would certainly help the Flames personnel-wise as hitting the 21-goal mark would land Calgary a third-round draft pick this summer, as long as he outscores Lucic by at least 10."

    Interesting. Clearly, CGY knew he had an off year. I think it's safe to say he'll outscore Lucic by at least 10.

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    Yeah, and I think that 3rd rounder is a very trivial price to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Lucic is not even an everyday NHL player at this point. And it's more about his inability to make plays than it is his skating, although that's not great either. Even with a ton of PP time on the Oilers he couldn't manage to put any points up other than his first season (and PP points were half his point total that year), primarily because he has no hands, no vision, and too slow of a release even though his shot does seem to be heavy.

    It's hilarious how the narrative around him is near-exactly the same as it was when the Oilers signed him, with the only difference is that everyone now knows he won't produce any offense. So, congrats on your 6 million dollar, 6 minute a night enforcer Calgary! They're in love with his toughness, but the honeymoon will be over by December at the latest.
    The only reason Calgary can be "comfortable" with this trade is the fact that their owners saved actual money on the deal. That's it. As a hockey trade, it's an obvious loss.

    If they actually do value Lucic's intangibles, if they actually think "grit" and "flexing muscles" and "penalty minutes" help win games despite obvious skill deficits, then... well thank f_cking Christ that idiots like that exist for Ken Holland to exploit.

    Relatedly, this Eric Francis column is hilarious: https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...-flames-hoped/
    Yeah funny as in this Eric Francis is dou*chebag and this is all biased around the Flamers....the pompousness of ALL Flamers fans, broadcasters and sport writers!!! They know Treliving made a BAD move but are too stubborn to admit that he got had by a way smarter GM than himself.....

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    In fairness, all local Sportsnet coverage is like that. The Sportsnet Oilers crew (e.g. guys like Spector) isn't much better -- they're all mouthpieces for the organizations that they cover. They don't exist to hold their respective teams' feet to the fire. It's quite pathetic all around.
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    Well at least Seravalli with TSN got it right with his article...

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    Nope, just now - those SportsNet Calgary turds were using the words, "when and likelihood" that Calgary makes the playoffs. But "if and unlikely" that the Oilers make the playoffs.....in reference to Neal/Lucic......

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    4-0, sitting on top of the league, McDavid leading the league in points, Neal leading the league in goals. Still very early in the season, but damn, it's nice to start the season well.

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    It's early, but having the eight points now beats having to fight from behind in March.
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    Now 5-0 after beating the Rangers this afternoon.
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    I'm still scared to get my hopes up, but this team plays as a team. They needed to gel, and they have..!!
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