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Old 01-14-2021, 12:13 AM   #3061
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One game in and the talk show hosts are calling for sanity

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Old 01-14-2021, 12:15 AM   #3062
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:17 AM   #3063
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Also, Koskinen's 'glove-hand' is offensive to goaltenders everywhere.
Can you imagine being such a bad pro goalie that you're backing up Koskinen? Well Mike Smith is that guy.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:18 AM   #3064
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Awesome.

Now do the other one.

Okay, but I take zero credit for it, because others captured this angle, while I did not.

(I simply added the text, as per your request.)

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Old 01-14-2021, 12:23 AM   #3065
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Keep in mind a 56-loss season will only be six losses worse than the Oilers 92-93 season. So by their standards this year can't actually be too bad.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:25 AM   #3066
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On CHED I just heard that apparently...

Apparently... the bottom line players did NOT play up to their capabilities.

Robert thought Koskinen was ok as well.

Robert is also sticking with his prediction for the Oilers to win the division.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:32 AM   #3067
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Have to wonder if this will be the year that finally breaks McDavid. Heíll probably still win the scoring race but I honestly believe their defence and goaltending are the worst itís been in a long time... and thatís saying a lot. So that leads to the potential of another year where the team puts up 4+ goals per game and still loses.

McDavid will be playing 27+ minutes per game in a condensed schedule. Heíll be burnt out. To top it off, there will be no fans to cheer him on. Only the anchors they call depth players to cheer for him while he and Draisaitl drag them around every game. None of this sounds like he will have much fun.

Another miss of the playoffs and I believe thatís it. Heíll be past half-way through his big contract by the end of this year. Heíll be asking for a trade. Itís not like anyone would blame him for wanting out. Even oiler fans would have to understand by now.


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Old 01-14-2021, 01:00 AM   #3068
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E=NG IX: North By North Worst
That's good, but I think the issue has already been settled:

Edmonton is no good IX: derpth!
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I thought Vancouver's defensive play in their own zone was pretty bad.

But the Oilers defense was...

The Flames' D is lightyears better than these guys
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Lol @ Oilers.
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Old 01-14-2021, 01:17 AM   #3071
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It’s too bad the original intent of the This Guy Scored meme got lost but even though it’s not really right, it’s always ok to make fun of the Oilers so I’ll allow it.
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E=NG IX: Derpth By Worst Derpth
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Have to wonder if this will be the year that finally breaks McDavid. Heíll probably still win the scoring race but I honestly believe their defence and goaltending are the worst itís been in a long time... and thatís saying a lot. So that leads to the potential of another year where the team puts up 4+ goals per game and still loses.

McDavid will be playing 27+ minutes per game in a condensed schedule. Heíll be burnt out. To top it off, there will be no fans to cheer him on. Only the anchors they call depth players to cheer for him while he and Draisaitl drag them around every game. None of this sounds like he will have much fun.

Another miss of the playoffs and I believe thatís it. Heíll be past half-way through his big contract by the end of this year. Heíll be asking for a trade. Itís not like anyone would blame him for wanting out. Even oiler fans would have to understand by now.


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Personally if I was Holland I'd be sitting Conna down and saying, you know we pay you 8 figures a year to do more then scoring right? Or trying to win individual awards right? This coasting and flyby defensive play is garbage, half the time you play like you don't care if you don't have the puck on your stick.

Part of the problem with the Oilers is leadership, and it felt like they got over confident with what they did last year, when on reflection looked like a fluke.

Yeah, I mean Holland hasn't done a good job of building a team, that lineup 5-12 and their blueline is trash, their goaltending is trash. But then again he was stuck with a team that wasted draft picks at a blistering pace.

I mean it was a typical Oilers game, McDavid without the puck, disinterested. The Leon made an incredibly bone headed play because frankly he was thinking glory. The Blueline was terrible, the bottom 6 didn't get any kind of ice time, and Koskinen couldn't make a big save when he needed it.

I think Oiler fans will wrap themselves in a blanket of insecurity and try that the league is out to get them, and that there should have been 20 more penalties for the Oilers. But the guys that let them down tonight were all on the ice in jersey's designed by a color blind 5 years old, and they were lead to their demise by Conna and Leo.

Oh and if Nurse is your top pairing guy, you're screwed.
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Derpths of Despair.
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They've got to get Kassian off the top line. Can Puljujarvi do worse than that guy?
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As bad as Koskinen was last night the reality is that Smith would have likely been worse. I still don't understand why they didn't bring in a better backup that could push Koskinen as it's probably going to cost them dearly.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:18 AM   #3078
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They've got to get Kassian off the top line. Can Puljujarvi do worse than that guy?
Oh no, you have to keep him there. In fact it is time for McDavid and RNH to look in the mirror and ask themselves how it is possible kassian is ahead of them in points. They should be feeling a lot of shame right now.

Seriously though, McDavid does have to wonder how long he has to skate with that anchor, when his bestie on the second line is getting skilled players to play with.
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On CHED I just heard that apparently...

Apparently... the bottom line players did NOT play up to their capabilities.

Robert thought Koskinen was ok as well.

Robert is also sticking with his prediction for the Oilers to win the division.
Well if the bottom line players scored at least 10 goals they would have made the playoffs...

I wonder if the whole line gets to be the new Reider or if one player will eventually shoulder the blame for the lost season

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