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  • Last few games, they look fatigued. Lots of games in not many days, with a lot of travel mixed in.

    They miss Klefbom, especially on the PP. Nurse just hasn't had enough experience

    Still nervous with Talbot in net this season

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    • They had a good run during a fairly soft run in their schedule combined with the sugar high of a new coach and getting some hot goal tending. Especially with the injuries to Klefbom and Russell, this is still a team that is barely good enough to be on the playoff bubble over a full season. Even if Hitch manages to drag them in to the playoffs, that should not absolve the organization of pissing away the prime years of the best player in a generation. Or the arrogance to not realize that is exactly what they're doing.

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      • ^ It was not comforting to hear Bob Nicholson basically confirm Chiarelli's job is safe if the Oilers make the playoffs. Whether they sneak in to a wild-card spot or miss by a few points, doesn't change the reality Chiarelli has built a fringe-playoff team around the best player in the league. To hear Nicholson put it in such binary terms is actually just as concerning as the collective moves Chiarelli has made to handcuff the team.

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        • Khaira suspended two games for cross-checking.
          “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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          • Good. Oilers have been taking too many stupid penalties.
            Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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            • Was at the game. Absolutely horrible. Chiasson, Pulj and Khaira the only ones playing with any intensity. McJesus with a bunch of giveaways. Everyone falling down at inopportune times. Talbot really scary handlign the puck. Biggest disappointment was Draisatl who coasted the whole game and didn't look like he cared. Shades of Eberle.

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              • Originally posted by nobleea View Post
                Was at the game. Absolutely horrible. Chiasson, Pulj and Khaira the only ones playing with any intensity. McJesus with a bunch of giveaways. Everyone falling down at inopportune times. Talbot really scary handlign the puck. Biggest disappointment was Draisatl who coasted the whole game and didn't look like he cared. Shades of Eberle.
                this team has had a habit - for too many years now - of going on short successful runs and reading their press clippings and quickly thinking they're as good as the recent run hints at. only to just as quickly come down to earth and crash and burn because they forget about the hard work that contributed to the success and think it was just talent. they're in the nhl - everyone in the nhl is talented and that's no longer a differentiator except for a tiny elite. that more than anything else will be the most difficult thing for hitchcock to overcome (except maybe overcoming the boys on the bus still behaving like they're the boys on the bus and the team is the best in the league except for the standings).
                "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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                • That attitude is going on decades.

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                  • What's more likely: the team periodically takes games or entire months of the schedule off? Or the team has been so poorly assembled and managed over the past decade or two that it is almost never good enough and hockey is a game of bounces and streaks that can mask or exacerbate how bad a team is? Attitude and effort have unquestionably have a part to play in a team's performance. But I think they're quite a ways down the list for reasons why the Oilers have consistently been a bad team.

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                    • Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                      What's more likely: the team periodically takes games or entire months of the schedule off? Or the team has been so poorly assembled and managed over the past decade or two that it is almost never good enough and hockey is a game of bounces and streaks that can mask or exacerbate how bad a team is? Attitude and effort have unquestionably have a part to play in a team's performance. But I think they're quite a ways down the list for reasons why the Oilers have consistently been a bad team.
                      except those streaks - and i would include the 2006 playoff run which is arguably the worst thing that ever happened to this franchise - instill that same false confidence and comfort level in management as it does the players in regard to what they have assembled being good enough.
                      "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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                      • Ya but....had they won that seventh game it would have been great. Same with Calgary. Both so close to Stanley.
                        Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                        • Another loss on HNIC. Ironic that the southern sunny palm tree place that has never seen a frozen pond has the best ice hockey team and the most northerly team in the land of solid ice and snow has the poor ice hockey team. lol
                          Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                          • ^ Shows what hockey knowledge in building a team can do.... Yzerman and Brisebois versus Lowe and Chiarelli

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                            • Kucherov 5 McDavid 2

                              We lost not just the game, lost Connor matchup against Kuch, at home, and with RNH and Puljujarvi, Connor got owned, had his lunch money stolen, and presents taken away. Kucherov still laughing as he left the ice at how easy it was.

                              The headline;

                              "Kucherov with his first 5pt game in his NHL career"

                              Which sadly took place here, and against the Edmonton Oilers, and against our top McDavid line.

                              The line allowed 4EVGA last night, for 4 of Kucherov's pts.

                              Is it possible even that this org manages to screw up the best player in hockey?
                              "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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                              • Line juggling and line matching is hurting not helping. The Big Dog Kutcherov was +5 and McDavid was -3. Let's put a checking line against the Big Dogs like Glen Sather used to do. I'm tired of the Big Dogs lighting it up against the Oilers.

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