Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PS G 1& 2: Let's Play Two!


















The Edmonton Oilers play two games tonight, one in Edmonton and another in Saskatoon. They haven't posted the lines yet, but we do know that Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Smyth will play in Saskatoon and Taylor Hall will be in Edmonton.

The opposition: Chicago (in Saskatoon) and Minnesota (at Rexall). Both games are online at the Oilers website and both start at 7 (I'm not sure but would hope the game you don't watch would be archived for your viewing pleasure. Should be time to do all that and catch Jon Stewart/Colbert too).

Cult of Hockey is running a very interesting series on Barrie Stafford and his years with the Oilers. The latest installment is here and boasts some interesting items on the team over the years. The font is poor but the article and series are excellent.

I'll post the lines and pairings later, but it will be interesting to see how closely they match up to the day one lines and pairings:
  1. Gagner-Hall-Hemsky (who is injured)
  2. Nugent-Hopkins-Smyth-Eberle
  3. Horcoff-Paajarvi-Omark
  4. Belanger-Eager-Jones
  5. Brule-Hordichuk-Petrell
  6. VandeVelde-Tyrvainen-Hartikainen
  7. Lander-Tremblay-Keller
  8. O'Marra-Green-Ferguson*
  9. House-Czerwonka-Arcobello
  10. Pitlick-Cornet-Pelss*
  11. Martindale-Hamilton-Abney
  12. Smith*-Rieder*-Rajala*
Lots of these guys have been sent out (asterisk) so all of lines 12 is gone plus two other RW's. However, those top 4 lines are interesting to follow, we could be seeing something similar opening night.
  1. Whitney-Petry
  2. Barker-Gilbert
  3. Smid-Peckham
  4. Sutton (baby)-Potter
  5. Chorney-Teubert
  6. Tulupov-Plante
  7. Musil-Fedun
  8. Marincin-Davidson
  9. Motin-Blain
  10. Vannieuwenhuizen*-Schmidt*
  11. Lowery
  12. Gernat*
Whitney won't play soon and Sutton isn't ready to play but those might be the pairing we're fretting over opening night. I do like Petry over other options with Whitney--we've talked about that at length and it seems impossible that the Oilers would send him back. Barker-Gilbert is a likely tandem and Smid-Peckham with Sutton in the mix too also seems possible.

We'll get tonight's lines later, but that's an interesting group.

237 comments:

  1. Hockey!!!

    (or some reasonable facsimile thereof where 62.5% of the players on the ice will be gone from the NHL in week)

    Hockey!!!

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  2. Been some talk over a possible all-Swedish line.. don't know if we're going to see it as early as tonight tho (but it sure sounds interesting as I see Lander mix well with MPS and Omark).

    Either way, should be a great night.

    Btw, Bunz and Khabby shares the duty between the pipes at Rexall.

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  3. Oh.. and I can't believe Ryan Lowery is still around. The Oilers do really love their Ryans.

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  4. from the Oil website. The Edmonton game lineup


    Hall - Belanger –Jones
    Paajarvi – Lander – Omark
    Eager – Pitlick – Keller
    Martindale – House – Cornet

    13 Cam Barker – 77 Tom Gilbert
    8 Martin Marincin – 86 Kirill Tulupov
    87 David Musil – 81 Taylor Fedun

    35 Nikolai Khabibulin
    30 Olivier Roy

    All swede line happens! very excited to see what those kids can do.

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  5. sask game:

    Smyth-Hopkins-Eberle
    Tyrvainen-CVV-Hartikainen
    Petrell-Brule-Hordichuk
    Green-O'Marra-Hamilton

    Smid-Peckham
    Chorney-Petry
    Davidson-Potter

    Dubnyn
    Roy (they have listed on the other game so not sure who will be the backup

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  6. Hall - Belanger –Jones

    God I hope this is a preseason-only thing. Because the only times that Jones and Hall should be on the ice together during the regular season are practice and pre-game warm-up.

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  7. HBomb: gagner and Hemsky are out, so I would assume Hall plays with them to start the year.

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  8. All swede line happens! very excited to see what those kids can do.

    Eat a tonne of meatballs while assembling self-assemble furniture and singing Mamma Mia?

    I know very little about Sweden.

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  10. If you can only watch one game - which one do you choose and why?

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  11. Great stuff, so the all-Swedish line was true!

    DBO: I asked Bunz yesterday and he said he was playing at Rexall with Khabby. So I guess that means Dubnyk and Roy in Sask.

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  12. Bookie: both simultaneously. I want to see Olivier Roy play goal in two different cities at the same time.

    A 5th round pick that can manipulate time and space is definitely a keeper in my book.

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  13. I'll have to go with the Saskatoon game to see the Smyth-RNH-Eberle line and Tyrvainen-CVV-Hartikainen
    should be fun. Of course I'll flip it over to the other game from time to time.

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  14. Nobody skates around the Epaulette Line:

    Tyrvainen/Nugent-Hopkins/Hartikainen

    but you gotta protect them from Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla.

    Do not fold, spindle, mutilate, or flip over to continue filling out the other side.

    We actually had those in school, circa the Henderson goal. We also had the old aniline purple Ditto machine. Everything I Know I Learned in Kindergarten from Hand Outs with Purple Splotches. Deep Purple it wasn't.

    A few years later, we had a substitute teacher for nearly a full year who was on the Dolly Parton side of Erin Andrews, but with thick black hair and a less commanding eye roll. Some horny bastard took her to a KISS concert in Calgary. Probably on the back of a big rumbly bike. We heard all about it for weeks afterwards (the concert, not the bastard, this is still in the seventies after all). Less purple ink, but still not a whole lot of lesson planning going on. She dressed tight, short, and flouncy with thin shoulder straps and looked a lot like an overflowing side-by-side double scoop ice cream cone tapered to stiletto perfection.

    At that age I was just cluing into the relationship between megamellons, millihelens and gagasieverts.

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  15. Funny, but the only Oilers defenceman I give a shit about seems to be Tulupov.

    The others either get hurt all the bloody time, are pansies(I'm sorry Tom, but standing staring with puppy dog eyes in the crease as one of your team mates gets whacked qualifies you for the hunter hate list).

    Besides, my own psycho fantasy if I was a prospect would have me drilling everyone in sight, then, making the team I'd merely start hammering everyone with a different colored jersey.

    And yes, I'm already drinking, although not heavily enough.

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  16. Interesting lines...I think I'll keep a close(r) eye on Lander, Pitlick, Martindale, Marincin, Tulupov and Musil this evening.

    How did we end up with Minny in town instead of CHI btw? What a crummy deal.

    I wanted to see Bunz play...guess that'll have to wait.

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  17. I was reading a SUn article that talks about the injury bug hitting the Oilers hard with many guys getting broken bones in their feet due to being hit by shots.

    Have the Oilers training staff not heard of Skate Fenders? THose are those clear plastic ankles guards that many pro teams are using.

    I bought a pair myself after getting three fractures in my ankle last year from a slapshot and after playing 30 games in them, they are awesome. I tend to block shots a lot and many guys in my division have played minor pro or junior and the guards can take a lot.

    If Horcoff was wearing Skate Fenders he wouldn't be injured. Is Katz too cheap to buy them?

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  18. All swede line happens! very excited to see what those kids can do.

    Yeah break out the Kottbular (meatballs) for dinner and make sure you have your Filmjölk for breakfast along with strong coffee.

    I'd be more excited if they brought a planeload of Svenska beauties of which there are plenty.

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  19. The problem with the twinmelt Bruschetta is that the old Husqvarna trickle-charger ain't what it used to be. Hard for an old guy to keep a pair of double cones from tumbling down when the earth moves under your feet.

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  20. Why does it all of the sudden feel like The Naked Lunch in here?

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  21. DeadmanWaking's non-sequiturs and barely-sequiturs are probably my favourite part of this comment section. Especially when they're about seducing the hot young high-school teacher. Ours was the chemistry teacher, Miss Pearson. Don't know of any students who managed to succeed, though: I think we were all beaten to the punch by a much older (and married) junior-high science teacher. Too bad, too: when the staff did Leader of the Pack for the talent show and she wore a midriff-baring biker-chick outfit? Goddamn.

    I'm working late tonight, so I'll probably have at least one game on in the background. Do I want to watch the Swedes, or the new shiny and the Old Man of the Mountain(s)? Don't suppose they could've staggered the starts by 20 minutes or something so I'd have something to watch during intermission, eh?

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  22. If Horcoff was wearing Skate Fenders he wouldn't be injured. Is Katz too cheap to buy them?

    I think the belief among forwards is that the fenders are clunky and would slow them down or be uncomfortable to skate with. It's understandable when you think about skate technology these days. They just keep getting lighter and lighter and the price keeps going up and up. Top of the line skates these days are $850-$900 dollars!

    I can't see much of an excuse for defensemen not to wear them, though.

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  23. The most modern light skates seem rather counter-productive. They're so light that if you block a shot with them, they transfer near all the energy to your foot, so you'll likely burst a blood vessel or break a bone. That's what happens with me. So I stick to 15-year old Bauer 5000 technology.

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  24. I think the belief among forwards is that the fenders are clunky and would slow them down or be uncomfortable to skate with.

    Actually they are so light and fit to the boot so well that you never notice them. In Horcoff's case, as one who is on the PK, he might be apt to block more shots.

    Mario is now developing skates as well that are made of carbon fibre and they say they will take the punishment of a shot without sacrificing weight.

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  25. I'd be happy if they came up with something that allowed you to drink a lot of shots without putting on weight.

    Can't wait for the yahoos to come out in force with the get rid of Hemsky mantra after someone (Petrell?) scores a hattrick against scrubs. Its going to happen.

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  26. The old plastic Microns were great and dissipating shot energy. Not so great skates, though.

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  27. Rishaug tweeting that the Wild are bringing Kassian to Edmonton, and thus Hordichuk will stay with the Edmonton squad and play with... Abney(?).

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  28. Delooper I had those molded Microns from bantam into midget. Before my Microns I Had a pair of Lange molded skates with tubes on the bottom.

    Ah memories.

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  29. I wonder if Matt Greene could manage to fit fenders over his half-inch-ankle-tape-wrap job. Would pay a lot to watch him try and skate with those old floppy leather things with the plastic knobs on the back that I learned on.

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  31. Sorry, that was Eager who's injured not Hordichuk as per Tencer on twitter.

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  32. Do you think it was the hit from the crazy Russian that knocked Eager out?

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  33. They need to make those skate fenders more stylish... What Oiler player could refuse orange furry skate fenders?

    Just imagine, when Hall hits high gear that orange fur will blow in the wind like Ron Duguay's hair... awesome!

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  34. Bendelson, if they could make them like that...

    SIGN ME UP!

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  35. I tried a pair of the moldened hardened models back in the day, pretty sure they were the Lange's but ended up going back to Tacks.

    Skate prices today are ridiculous. Even pre-owned blades n boots are going for hundreds of dollars at the Sporting Goods stores. I don't know how parents outfit their kids for hockey these days.

    "Hmm, son. Hockey or a college education son?"

    "No brainer Dad!"

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  36. I'm going with the Sask. game, to see how RNH does vs. a quality defensive team.

    But I wish they could delay the start of one of them 20 minutes. ;)

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  37. I'm gonna go with a hot teacher anecdote because the Oilers D is a huge pile of youth and/or mostly shit and it's depressing to think about.

    In Grade 9 we had our first hot teacher and she taught science and math and had a medium size rack but a tiny waste and an apple ass. She actually boarded in my community and when she went for walks around the harbour we all descended further and further into puberty. Later I learned my sister's longterm boyfriend had cheated on my sister with the teacher while they went to MUN.

    and I can't say I blame the guy.

    In my last year we had two super hot teachers who were both 23 and on their internship and were from a neighboring community that had a lineage of hot women so we were all chasing their sisters and nieces and now they are our instructors. So guys were only 5 and 6 six years than them and it was constant sexual harasment. One of them went and complained about it - my buddy made a wooden dildo in shop class and hung it out of his shorts one spring day - but the other teacher was saucy and up for the barbs and I loved her for it. When I dropped the last bit of baby fat I prayed I'd see her at a bar in the city when I was in my early 20's and fully flush with a student loan and a 24 of labatts lite but it never happened:)

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  38. I don't know how parents outfit their kids for hockey these days

    It was never an issue for me. I simply inherited a set of Toronto Maple Leafs everything sans jersey, that I assumed had been dug up in Drumheller.

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  39. Jets on TV, Oilers on their way via laptop. There are few things I could think of that would make this any better.

    A few of those were released on the internet via SJ's cell phone about this time last week.

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  40. SH: but we still lack The Pic, no?:)

    BTW, Sheldon Souray just picked the scab off again.

    From The Mtl Gazette:)

    “I had played in two organizations before Edmonton that were top shelf,” Souray said. “First New Jersey, then Montreal. They were kind of the standard. Then you go somewhere that’s less than that and it’s: ‘Wow, this is interesting.’ ”

    Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Sheldon+Souray+getting+another+chance+with+Dallas+Stars/5432500/story.html#ixzz1YXnro5Vd

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  41. "Lack"? As in here, at LT's... ...or "The Pic" as in there was a particular shot you wanted? #isconfused

    As for Souray, sometimes you just have to wonder why he's still talking about it. The story begins to wear after a while and pretty soon whatever sympathy you might deserve gets lost in all of the bitching.

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  42. Unreal. Live webcast, sure... What's this "unavailable in my area" garbage?

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  43. Drat! myp2p is down. Those not living in Alberta or Saskatchewan, how are you watching these games tonight?

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  44. I don't see a link to the webcast on Oilers.nhl.com - am I missing something obvious or is this unavailable to me in WPG?

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  45. The photos are out there, as I understand it.

    :-)

    Dennis: Good for Souray. He was right then and maybe his statements will help improve things. Certainly if he's saying it in public then other players know his views.

    Hopefully the Oilers will use it to be better.

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  46. Anybody know a way around this
    'not available in your area' crap?

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  47. down here in Lethbridge and trying to watch either one of the games tonight online. The oiler site is saying that these games are available in my location. Anyone else in Southern Alberta having issues? I'm on Telus High speed too btw.

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  48. At the Oilers site, right on top of the story window, you can choose the game you want.

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  49. Weird. I'm in Edmonton and getting both feeds. Crap, that would suck.

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  50. LT: yeah, it says that. But at least in BC, it won't play.

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  51. Delooper: same thing to those of us stuck in Ontario. This is very disappointing as neither of these games are on the Centre Ice channels right now either.

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  52. RNH with a beauty sequence took the puck away twice and then got a nice shot on net. Beauty.

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  53. not getting anything in calgary, the dial just keeps spinning...watched them last year though

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  54. Apparently St. Albert is too far away to be an oilers fan. No video here.

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  55. BR: Keep trying, I'm in St. Albert and watching the Saskatoon game.

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  56. Same here in NS. Anyone have an alternate thread?

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  57. in calgary. the saskatoon game is on, the Edmonton game is black. Has that started yet?

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  58. Honestly, how is St. Albert not in Edmonton's area?
    Oilers are run by douchebags

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  59. I'm in St. Albert and have the Chicago/Oiler game. So keep trying.

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  60. Tuned into the SK game just in time to see that shift from 93/94/14. RNH impressed with his coverage twice - good signs.

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  61. Paajarvi with a nice rush in the other game.

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  62. The video feed from the Oilers site now works in BC! No more "check your local listings..." wow!

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  63. paarjvi has another gear.
    gilbert and barker grenades in their own end. oh dear

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  64. Yeah, now getting the Saskatoon game. Excellent.

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  65. I am not allowed to watch game, I guess.

    Classy move, Oilers.

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  66. the game in Edmonton just worked for me. I clear my cache and cookies from my browser. Hope it works for everyone else

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  67. Amazing. I'm watching two Oiler games simultaneously with sound on one of em

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  68. Got a feed. Don't like Oiler management still :)

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  69. I switched to my work laptop and it's now working, technology baffles me.

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  70. Chorney picked off an errant pass and had a dandy chance.

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  71. Keep on trying Cactus. It seems like the website changes its mind after a while.

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  72. It's Kevin Lowe, messing with you. You personally.

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  73. the swedes will be major forecheck high event lads. lander seems to fit really well. they will scare some teams for sure and lander back checking for omark will make renney trust them

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  74. I've never seen people so disinterested in free T-shirts

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  76. Thanks Delooper. Both have kicked in now. Very happy.

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  77. Star of the EDM-CHI game so far has been Dubnyk. RNH had a wonderful shift early and other than that Davidson moved the puck up well.

    That's what I noticed.

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  78. RNH on a beauty feed from Smyth via Eberle. Nice chance, no goal.

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  79. Im in North Dakota and just now get the feeds

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  80. Hall robbed on a breakaway. They should call him chance, he gets so damn many.

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  81. Simultaneous games are nice -- between the two of them there's almost as much going on as an 80's Oilers game.

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  82. That PK against the Wild was circa 2010.

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  83. What a shocker. Dubnyk keeps pucks out, Khabi lets em in.

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  84. Barker is high event. Nie plays on O, questionable in his own zone.

    Should fit in nicely

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  85. Eberle with a nice chance, again courtesy Smyth. Ryan Smyth might be old, but he's freaking ready.

    Lordy.

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  86. Do they pull goalies in preseason 1st periods?

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  87. Khabbi beat short side, over the glove. Horrible.

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  88. Harski with a great rush to the net. No surprises here.

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  89. Hartikainen with a wonderful, wonderful chance. GOD ALMIGHTY WE'VE GOT A FINN!!

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  90. Hopkins looks effective.

    We can haz Emery plz instead Khabi?

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  91. RNH, Smyth, Eberle. Beauty line so far.

    First period over in Saskatoon 0-0.

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  92. Hartikainen looks ready to stay. kills it in the corners

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  93. Anyone watching Minnesota? Is it solely a Khabibulin issue, or is the defence failing as well?

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  94. Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky
    Hartikainen-Hopkins-Heberle(sp?)

    Buy more H's.

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  95. Meanwhile, PM-Freakin'-Bouchard is doing his curse thing.

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  96. Khabi pretty lousy, but not too much help either. Hall had a breakaway out of nothing.
    Swedes can cycle like demons

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  97. minny game: defense is suspect. Vet duo of gilbert and barker suspect in own zone and the kids are getting their show run down low.

    for forwards: swede line llooking solid. Have more grit and jam then expected. Omark getting in the goalies face all game (got a penalty for it). Lander looks like he belongs and the three of them you can tell play the game the same.

    No one else standing out except Hall, who while rusty is a step faster then everyone but MPS. Belanger looks solid as well. He actually won a faceoff in our own zone on the PK. Who knew that could happen

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  98. Are they seriously running that fucking diamond?

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  99. seems like it. so painful to watch. Really, cause it worked so well last year

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  100. Anything to stockpile more assets in the pipeline.
    That's how Pitt/Chi/Det did it right?

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  101. Here's an idea: if you want to run the diamond, maybe get some players who can figure it out.

    Because you know what the diamond means to me? Two defensemen hanging their heads after the puck is in the net.

    Every. fucking. time.

    I swear someone said they were done with the diamond. Khabibulin + diamond= lottery.

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  102. The PK I saw, they weren't running anything. They were just running around, slowly.

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  103. Hartikainen with a wonderful, wonderful chance. GOD ALMIGHTY WE'VE GOT A FINN!!

    About goddam time.

    Hope he gets recalled from OKC quickly since he'll be cut in favor of Jones. *spits*

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  104. Goal for the Oilers, RNH with the shot, Smyth blocking out the sun and Eberle I believe with the goal.

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  105. We've got our first Oilers goal! That RNH-Smyth-Eberle line is looking solid.

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  106. LT, didn't see the Eberle touch. But it was quick, even with a replay.

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  107. they are indeed running the f***ing diamond. unbelievable.

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  108. I heard Renney actually substituted the penalty kill formation this year but Wayne Gretzky, the consummate good samaritan, insisted on diamonds for everyone.

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  109. This feed is killing me, anyone having any luck watching these on Chrome?

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  110. Lander from Maricin on the PP. empty netter basically.

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  111. How do i get in on that 50/50 at the Hawks game?

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  112. Home team just scored. Anyone see who it was?

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  113. Re: diamond PK. Let's all just hope that they're experimenting in a meaningless preseason game. Poor results will (hopefully) force them to go away from it again.

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  114. how are the feeds for everyone else? they are pretty choppy for me.

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  115. RNH-Smyth-Eberle line starting to make this look easy.

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  116. LT: as is Dubnyk. He's had several very nice saves.

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  117. I'm running both feeds and they both look good. I use Firefox for video streams usually.

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  118. Hopkins gave his defensemen some puck support in his own zone a bit ago. I haven't seen that in a while. Maybe Gagner can learn from this kid.

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  119. Bookie: The advertisements play in crystal clear HD, the rest is seizure inducing.

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  120. The Nuge looks like he belongs. He's been dangerous in the Chicago end.

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  121. So this diamond, are both the teams trying this tonight ?

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  122. Feeds run wayyyy better on firefox compared to chrome.

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  123. brule with a great centering feed...to Olesz

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  124. game stoppages seem even more annoying when you are watching two games at the same time.

    ferlk - word verfication, and the word I exclaimed when Brule made that perfect pass to the Chicago player

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  125. I didn't see who made that giveaway, but you don't leave any NHLer alone in the slot like that. Jesus.

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  126. I know it's pre-arranged, but it's pretty depressing to see Khabibulin stay in the net to let in 3 goals on 7 shots, but Dubnyk is pulled right after his first on a play he had no chance at.

    Hopefully that's not a metaphor for the goaltending this season.

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  127. Hm, apparently Brule with post-concussion syndrome still in evidence.

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  128. Do they keep faceoff stats for pre-season games? RNH has looked pretty clinical in the two whole draws I've noticed.

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  129. swedes cycle like the sedins but more speed, less physical. I hope this continues and they keep the trio together

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  130. Brule sent it to Olesz. WOrld's worst hockey play.

    Ever.

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  131. @Lowetide ( I don't know how to quote here :\ )

    Here's an idea: if you want to run the diamond, maybe get some players who can figure it out.

    Because you know what the diamond means to me? Two defensemen hanging their heads after the puck is in the net.

    Every. fucking. time.

    I swear someone said they were done with the diamond. Khabibulin + diamond= lottery.

    Truer words have never been said.

    On the positive side I think RNH looks good. :)

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  132. DBO: I don't know how they can keep Lander and RNH up to start and I'm guessing the number 1 pick has priority.

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  133. the Swedish Wave on that one. Unstoppable.

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  134. Hartikainen is much quicker and is excellent in the offensive zone tonight.

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  135. showerhead: they mentioned on the minny game that Pitlick was the only one struggling on the dot, Belanger is gonna help a lot

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  136. How close to full strength are the Wild/Hanwk lineups? I'm assuming not close at all...

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  137. I know the nuge may have priority, but asset management says you wait on him. Lander will be a solid two way player and command a lot less money. Nuge if he pans out will have a huge payday 3 yrs from his 10th game. Send him down, and then decide between Lander and Gagner this year. And Lander can play a bottom 6 game if needed. Landwer seems more advanced the RNH right now, but who knows. we'll see what happens when real games start. I know Nuge gets 9 games, and lander goes down for a bit.

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  138. Tyrvainen (Fedun)

    All tied in Khabibulinland.

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  139. Fedun may very well make this team. He's been tremendous.

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  140. Hopkins just turned that play around and carried it out.

    Nice.

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  141. team playing with confidence with Bunz in the net :)

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  142. Ideally, Smid will not be managing the point on the PP. It's really not a good role for him

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  143. bunz in for bulin. here's hoping he plays well

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  144. I know it's just pre-season and the first game at that, but if I'm Sam Gagner, I'm putting the house on the market soon.

    Both RNH and Lander look ready

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  145. Bunz must feel like a million dollars right now. He's playing with house money here. No matter what he does, he's going to look stellar compared to Khabibulin.

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  146. I daresay Gagner has also looked NHL ready these past few years. Point taken in that the (younger) kids are playing well but I hope you're leaning very hard on your "I know it's only preseason" preface.

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  147. I think Lander his the AHL and RNH plays 9 games, and I also think he plays well enough to stay all year.

    Lander will get the call when injuries hit. Hartikainen too, although Woodguy will be heartbroken when they send Jones away.

    :-)

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  148. abney knows his role. didn't wait to ask for a fight, he grabbed the wilds player who cheap shotted the oil player and pounded on him

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  149. Abney is huge. Not sure if he's much else, but he certainly has size.

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  150. Abney showing how to make player accountable. love it.

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  151. DBO

    That's what MacIntyre failed to do last year. Don't ask, just punch.

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  152. The 50/50 thing is a tease, right?

    Oh and now program winners!

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  153. Couturier with a 1G 1A tonight to lead Philly.

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  154. Is Martindale serious about this? He can't just float around in a game like this.

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  155. Potter has surprised me. He's moving the puck better than I expected. Could be a good acquisition for the 7th D.

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  156. Brule looks bad.

    I know he doesn't have top linemates, but he doesn't look like a 2-way, vet player. IMO>

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  157. Petry has looked very awkward this game. Hope it goes away.

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  158. Petrell has been effective on the PK imo. A nice player there, don't know if he plays in the NHL but he's got some things.

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